BEAUMONT, Texas – The Golden Triangle has been a faithful supporter of Lamar University men’s and women’s athletics over the years. No matter the sport or time of year, Beaumont and the surrounding areas turn out to back Lamar athletics and its student-athletes. For that very reason, the Cardinals enjoy an opportunity to support those who support them.Lamar volleyball student-athletes broke from their busy schedules to visit with students at King Middle School, while men’s basketball players met with students at Curtis Elementary School and the Juvenile Justice Center. In addition to visiting with school children, the LU men’s basketball team traveled to a local Wal-Mart to assist children with a Christmas shopping spree sponsored Susan Conn McCurry and Roger McCurry. Each child was given a gift card while Cardinals basketball players assisted the kids as they shopped.”Every athlete here would agree with me that the Golden Triangle supports Lamar throughout the year,” said senior guard Nick Garth. “We want them to know how important they are to us, and that we support them. Susan Conn McCurry and Roger McCurry do so much for this community and we were honored to be able to help out. It was great to see all those kids smiling and having a good time. Who knows, maybe one day they will choose to come to school here too.”At a halftime of a recent home game, the Cardinals sponsored a Teddy Bear Toss where fans who brought a teddy bear to the game were allowed the opportunity to throw it onto the court at halftime. Approximately 70 bears were collected and donated to a local charity benefitting Southeast Texas families.Throughout the year, student-athletes from various sports have taken time to give back to the community in their own ways. The women’s golf team participated in the Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament, which raised money for the Lone Survivor Foundation. The LU men’s tennis team donated time to the Buckner Children’s Home by participating in a fundraising dinner, while the women’s squad participated in the annual Nederland Lighted Christmas Parade. In addition to the parade, the tennis, football and baseball teams took part in the 5K color run. The LU women’s basketball team took part in Chef’s Delight which is a benefit for the Chef’s Association.Throughout the fall 2018 semester, the Cardinals logged approximately 660 hours of community service, but all of that pales in comparison to what took place on Dec. 11. For most students it was simply the last day of finals before the Christmas holidays, several Cardinals joined together to sign Christmas cards to Drake Quibodeaux, 8, who has been diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma – a deadly form of brain cancer. He had requested and received 190 cards for Christmas.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.
More than 100, 000 Bassonians residing in other parts of the country outside of Bassa are expected to converge in their homeland, in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to celebrate the triumphs of the football and basketball trophies from the 2013/2014 County Meet tomorrow, Saturday, February 1, 2014.The trophies put an end to the county’s title drought that lasted 24 years.The grand match, whose attire is expected to be dominated with red or blue, will begin during the morning hours from ‘Monrovia Junction’ located at Benson River Community, Lower Buchanan, and ends at the refurbished Doris Williams Sports Stadium at the Fair Ground, located behind the Bassa’s Executive Pavilion, for an official indoor program.The march will be led by Grand Bassa Legislative Caucus alongside the County’s Administration, headed by Superintendent Etweda Cooper, including some prominent citizens.They are: Cllr. Charles Brumskine, Rev. Abba Karnga, Chief Zanzan Karwor, Madam Estella Pailiy and Gender Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell.The Grand Bassa Legislative Caucus is comprised of Senate Pro Tempore Gbehzohgar Findley, Senator Nyonble Karnga-Lawrence, Deputy Speaker and Hans Barchue; Representatives Mary Karwor, Gabriel B. Smith, Jeh Byron Brown and Robertson N. Siaway.The celebration is to plainly and loudly send the message across to the other 15 counties that, “THIS IS BASSA’S TIME,” according to the organizers.During the indoor program, the organizers said, players from the football and basketball teams will be honored for their exploits, as well as athletes from the track and edition for clinching the third place in the overall event. Moreover, players from the kickball and volleyball will be encouraged.There will be speeches and might be climaxed with the disclosure of the budget for the ‘FIVE TEAMS’ in the 2014/2015 National County Sports and a date for the launch for their early preparation.The Acting Chairman of the Grand Bassa Legislative Caucus, Gabriel B. Smith, has formally communicated to Speaker J. Alex Tyler and the other 72 members of the House of Representatives to grace the occasion.“We believe that the victory for Bassa is a victory for the entire nation and therefore we request the honor of your presence at this all important event to celebrate this historic occasion with us,” the Bassa Lawmaker wrote the House of Representatives.In the 2013/14 Meet and particularly on Saturday, the 11th of January 2014, the Gbehzohn Boys from Grand Bassa dumped the Kpetawe Boys of Bong to clinch the Basketball Trophy.The following day, on Sunday, Grand Bassa pinned favorite Nimba County, 2-1 to win the popular ‘Football Trophy.’ David Paye’s brace was enough to upset the Mountain Boys on Nimba in front of the record crowd.Nimba County grabbed the volleyball title; Bong County clinched the kickball trophy while Nimba County emerged the 1st place winner in the overall athletics, followed by Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
2016 Eid-ul-AdhaThousands of Guyanese across the country will today celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, or the “Festival of Sacrifice”, which also marks the end of the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This period celebrates Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice after Allah (God) appeared to him in a dream and asked that he sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to show his devotion to the Creator.80 bulls and 40 sheep were slated to be sacrificed in honour of this year’s Eid-ul-Adha celebrationAccording to religious texts, Ibrahim had bounded his son before he put him on the altar. The story is now seen as a test, since the text added that Allah sent his angel to prevent the sacrifice of Ishmael and a lamb was used as the sacrifice instead. Further, the story is used to reaffirm the principle of “thou shall not kill” as it is believed that the Almighty would not require the killing of an innocent soul.The observance is celebrated by a large prayer gathering where participants are decked out in their finest apparel. This is followed by the sacrifice of animals usually sheep, bulls or goats. According to tradition, the meat from the sacrificed animal is often divided into three parts – one for family members, another part for relatives, friends and neighbours, while the other part is distributed to the poor and those in need.Later in the day, Muslims use the opportunity to visit family and friends and may give gifts and money to one another. Additionally, some believers set aside certain amounts of money to prepare food and also to buy clothes for those who are in need.The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (COIG), at its Muslim Youth Organisation of Guyana (MYOG) complex, will sacrifice 80 bulls and 40 sheep for today’s Eid-ul-Adha observance. This will be preceded by a prayer session around 06:15h. When Guyana Times visited the Woolford Avenue site on Sunday, persons had been seen making the final preparations to mark the event. The leaders expressed great anticipation for today’s event which seeks to remind followers of their devotion to God.“It is not their meat, nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your devotion that reaches Him.” (Qur’an 22:37)
RICHMOND, B.C. — Four members of the Inconnu Swim Club were in Richmond last weekend, competing at the Swim BC ‘AA’ Long Course Provincial Championships.10 year-old Julien Kemp had a phenomenal weekend at provincials, as he made the finals in all eight of his events and managed podium finishes in seven of those. Kemp took 1st place in the U11 Boys 100m and 200m Backstroke events, as well as the 400m Individual Medley. He also had 2nd place finishes in the 100m and 200m Butterfly, as well as the 200m IM, a bronze medal in the 50m Freestyle, and missed 3rd in the 100m Freestyle by less than 0.4 seconds. Kemp also broke the Inconnu club record in all of his events.11 year-old Dayton Carson managed to make the finals in all five of his events. Though his only medal was a bronze in the 200m IM, Carson also managed personal best swims in every one of his events, finishing 5th in the 100m Backstroke, 6th in both the 200m IM and 200m Backstroke, and 8th in the 100m Freestyle.- Advertisement -Owen Lang competed in eight events over the weekend, making the finals six times. Lang placed 4th in the 100m Butterfly, 8th in the 200m Backstroke, 11th in the 200m Butterfly, 13th in the 100m Backstroke, and 16th in the 50m Freestyle.13 year-old Kade Schwarz was the oldest member of the team that went to Provinicials, where he swam in five events. Schwarz made the finals in the 200m and 100m Backstroke swims, finishing 7th and 10th in those respective events.
Everton’s Ross Barkley Everton have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the start of the Premier League season after Ross Barkley was ruled out for between six to eight weeks.The England star suffered a knee ligament injury in training ahead of Saturday’s opening game of the season at Leicester and is now set for a spell on the sidelines.Barkley was seen leaving training with his leg in a supportive brace and is now set to undergo scans to determine whether he may require surgery.The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season under Everton boss Roberto Martinez last time out, making 34 appearances and scoring six goals to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.Barkley made two substitute appearances and one start in Brazil and the injury also means he will also miss the Three Lions’ forthcoming friendly against Norway at Wembley and the opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.For Everton it means the midfielder, who recently signed a new long-term deal at Goodison Park, will sit out a difficult beginning to the Premier League campaign, which includes matches against Chelsea and Arsenal. 1
Dortmund’s Klopp banner Jurgen Klopp is in charge of Borussia Dortmund for the last time today in the final Bundesliga fixtures of the 2014/15 season.Dortmund face Werder Bremen at the Westfalenstadion, where Klopp takes to the dug out in his last game as BVB manager.Known for their superb pre-game banners, the Dortmund fans showed their appreciation for their departing boss with a superb tribute, simply saying ‘Danke’ with an image of Klopp himself.Klopp’s future is still undecided with a host of clubs after the German’s signature, including the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and even West Ham United. 1
Some of my co-workers were born after 1980 and share traits that differentiate them from Boomers, Jonesers and Gen-Xers. Among those traits is a reputation for job hopping, much to the frustration of human resources professionals. Does this mean they lack commitment? Quite the contrary. “A number of studies trying to explain this job-hopping behavior have come up with similar findings. Most agree that today’s young employees value meaning over money, work-life balance over corporate climbing, and a workplace culture that meshes with their personal values,” says Karlin Sloan, author of Smarter, Faster, Better: Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilling Leadership. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Young workers want their job to feel worthwhile,” Sloan adds. “They want their employers to practice green, sustainable policies, and they want to work for a company that makes their world a better place to live.” The 2007 Volunteer Impact Study found that two of three workers between 18 and 26 prefer employers who support unpaid community service, and 97 percent believe companies should offer employees opportunities to volunteer work-related skills to nonprofit organizations. A study by the Council on Foundations reveals that these young employees are four times more likely to remain committed to their organization when their company is rated high on the “community involvement scale.” “The significance of this to employers is clear,” Sloan says. “Young people are looking for ways to make their mark and find their causes.” Here are Sloan’s recommendations for employers who want to attract and retain young workers: Mention your company’s community volunteer programs in the job interview. According to the 2007 Volunteer Impact Survey, only 26 percent of employed respondents said their company’s community efforts were mentioned when they were recruited. A study by Cone Research said that 87percent will decide whether or not to work for a company based on its community involvement. Investing time and resources in a compelling program that engages young workers is an efficient way to improve retention. For more information Books: Smarter, Faster, Better: Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilling Leadership by Karlin Sloan; Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause by Philip Kotler. Web sites: www.usatoday.com/money/ workplace/2005-11-06-gen-y_x.htm www.ere.net/blogs/Generational_Recruiting/ 28F0A4C8FCAB484FA9877B8EFC24009D.asp Dawn Anfuso is a South Bay-based business writer and former managing editor of Workforce magazine. If you have workplace or job-search questions, write to Dawn Anfuso, c/o Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, e-mail Dawn at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. No. 6 USC 3, No. 9 California 2: Asia Kaczor racked up 24 kills and 17 digs to lead the host Trojans to a 30-21, 37-39, 30-26, 33-35, 15-10 victory. Taylor Carico (Mira Costa) added 65 assists and 10 kills for USC (18-3, 7-3 Pac-10). Angie Pressey had a match-high 29 kills and 13 digs for the Bears (16-5, 6-4). Long Beach State 3, UC Irvine 0: Alexis Crimes had 13 kills as the visiting 49ers won, 30-24, 34-32, 31-29. Ashley Lee added 12 kills for Long Beach (14-6, 8-2 Big West), while Nicole Spicer posted 42 assists and 10 digs. Kari Pestolesi had a match-high 18 kills for the Anteaters (16-8, 6-3). Chico State 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 1: Sophia Lopes had a match-high 22 kills, but it wasn’t enough as the host Toros (2-23, 1-13 CCAA) lost, 27-30, 30-26, 30-27, 30-22. Women’s soccer UCLA goalkeeper Valerie Henderson had five saves as the top-ranked Bruins shut out No. 9 USC, 2-0. Lauren Cheney scored in the 50th minute for UCLA (12-1-2, 5-0-0 Pac-10) following a scoreless first half. Kara Lang added an insurance goal in the 64th minute. The Trojans fell to 11-2-2, 3-1-1. From news services Former Mira Costa High standout Alix Klineman racked up a team-leading 16 kills as to lead the third-ranked Stanford women’s volleyball team to a 30-20, 28-30, 30-22, 30-27 victory over No. 7 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday. Kaitlin Sather posted a match-high 20 kills to go with 18 digs for the Bruins (16-5, 6-4 Pacific-10), who trailed the entire first game and only led at one point in each of the third and fourth games. Cynthia Barboza added 14 kills and 18 digs for the Cardinal (20-1, 9-1), who remained tied atop the conference standings with No. 4 Washington (20-1, 9-1). Loyola Marymount 2, Saint Mary’s 1: Freshman Lily Sorentino scored in the seventh minute of overtime to lead the host Lions. Allie Weiner scored in the 20th minute to give the Gaels (6-8-2, 0-4-0 WCC) the lead, only to see Jamie Bell tie things up for LMU (10-5-1, 2-2-0) less than eight minutes later. Long Beach State at UC Irvine, postponed: The game was called due to poor air quality from the fires. It will be made up on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cal State Dominguez Hills 2, Cal Poly Pomona 2: Kelly Matosian scored just 15 seconds into the game, but the host Toros (12-3-4, 7-3-3 CCAA) were unable to hold off the Broncos (9-6-2, 6-6-1). Men’s soccer Goalkeeper Brian Perk had six saves as UCLA held off a late rally by visiting Oregon State for a 2-1 victory. Maxwell Griffin scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 43rd minute for the Bruins (8-5-2, 4-1-1 Pac-10). Mason Webb scored in the 83rd minute for the Beavers (5-9-0, 2-4-0). San Diego 2, Loyola Marymount 1: Rafael Baca (Animo High) scored in the 10th minute, but the host Lions (2-10-1, 0-6-0 WCC) were unable to hang on. J.T. Howlan tied the game in the 47th minute before Colin Jennings scored the go-ahead goal in the 57th minute for the Toreros (7-6-1, 4-1-1). No. 16 Cal State Dominguez Hills 3, Cal Poly Pomona 1: Kris Clark and Ricky Figueroa scored their first goals of the season as the host Toros cruised. Sammy Rivas also scored for CSDH (15-3, 11-2 CCAA). Men’s water polo Tommy Kelly scored the game-winner in overtime as No. 16 Santa Clara upset No. 10 Loyola Marymount, 8-7, at LMU. Shaun Flood scored three goals for the Lions (7-14, 3-4 WWPA).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Since a surprising 48-40 upset loss Jan. 13 to fourth-place Hart, Valencia has won six in a row, including a 56-52 victory over Canyon three weeks ago. Goetz averages 16.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, and Kakonde averages 8.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. Canyon’s Kris Rincon, a returning first-team all-league selection, averages 15.1 points and 9.8 rebounds. Teammate Luke Guidroz averages 11.5 points, including a season-best 27 Friday against Burbank. For the second year in a row, only two Foothill League football players have signed with NCAA Division I universities – Valencia quarterback Michael Herrick (Mississippi) and Hart quarterback Tyler Lyon (Arizona) – and it doesn’t appear promising for some of the league’s top seniors to receive a late DI offer. Among those snubbed is Canyon quarterback Austin Civita, who is 6-3 and passed for 2,670 yards and 25 touchdowns to carry the Cowboys to a Div. II championship. It certainly appears Civita has the size and athleticism – and grades – to play for a DI program, and highlight tapes have been circulated throughout the country to no avail. “He’s bummed,” said his mother, Joey. Perhaps Civita would have benefited from more exposure had he started for two years, but that wasn’t possible because as a junior he had no choice but to back up Nate Longshore, Canyon’s all-time career passing leader, now at Cal. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but, hopefully, things will come around,” Civita said. With no options other than JC football, Civita might try out for Glendale College because College of the Canyons has so many quarterbacks. Canyon coach Harry Welch said it’s a “terrible snub” for Civita not to have a deal. “Not only does Austin have the height, the grades and the experience, he’s a proven winner,” Welch said. “It’s real unfortunate.” Teammate Richie Wirthlin, a defensive back, is the league’s only remaining prospect with a legitimate shot to play DI football. He plans to join BYU’s team as a recruited walk-on. “I’m stoked. I can’t wait,” Wirthlin said. “It’s been a dream of mine to play at BYU ever since I was a little kid.” Another worthy senior is Hart receiver Troy Yudin, who is 6-1 and caught 74 passes for 1,210 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Penn expressed interest, but Yudin said he didn’t have the grades. He could end up at Lehigh. “The receivers coach at Penn, Trey Brown, has moved to Lehigh, and he likes me, but I’m still waiting,” Yudin said. “I guess I’m not exactly the prototype college receiver, but it’s all right. If I end up having to go to Canyons, I’ll be there with a chip on my shoulder.” Canyon linebacker Tyler Hawkins also has a shot. He’s been accepted into the Naval Academy and plans to try out for the football team. Hart offensive lineman Ricky Vittallo plans a recruiting visit to Div. I-AA UC Davis this weekend, and Hart linebacker Patrick Sarkissian is considering Division III Occidental. Hart receiver/defensive back Robbie Casselberry took a visit to Division III Cal Lutheran last weekend. It wasn’t so long ago that Hart routinely had five or six players from the same team receive DI scholarships. “It goes in cycles,” Hart coach Mike Herrington said with a shrug. Many of the league’s remaining seniors plan to play JC football. Former Valencia football standout Geoff Tisdale, who set a Foothill League single-season interception record three years ago but failed to meet NCAA academic standards, hopes to land a DI scholarship after two solid seasons as a defensive back at L.A. Valley College. Tisdale said Nebraska has pulled back an early offer, and he’s hoping to sign with TCU or Hawaii, although nothing is solid. “I still have interest. I just haven’t picked a school yet,” Tisdale said. “To be honest, I’m really focusing on academics, because if I don’t do that, then I can’t go anywhere.” After a redshirt year at Arizona, former Valencia baseball infielder Patrick O’Sullivan has resurfaced at College of the Canyons. With 32 players on the roster, it could be difficult for O’Sullivan to break into the starting lineup. Finally, thank you to all the well-wishers and supporters who have helped me recover from back surgery. It’s nice to stand up for local sports again. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With two games remaining in the regular season, Valencia High can clinch its second consecutive Foothill League boys’ basketball title with a victory tonight at second-place Canyon. There are more pressing issues on the horizon: The Vikings, who have won 20 games or more three times over the past four years, have never advanced past the Southern Section quarterfinals and only once during the school’s 11-year varsity history has Valencia made it past the second round. Fair or not, Valencia (20-4 overall, 7-1 Foothill) has been stigmatized as a regular-season bully but a playoff bust, and the onus is on this year’s team – and co-coaches Robert “Rocket” Collins and Greg Hayes – to prove Valencia can cope with playoff pressure. A year ago, Hart showed it could be done, finishing in third place, then advancing to the Div. I-AA final at the Pond in Anaheim – and becoming the first Foothill League boys’ team to qualify for the state playoffs. With one of the tallest frontlines in league history in 6-foot-11 Kevin Delange, 6-8 Donjay Kakonde and 6-5 Teddy Goetz, Valencia won’t be able to complain about matchup problems once postseason begins. To reach the section final, Valencia simply must play its absolute best against four consecutive opponents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “This is our tallest team ever, and that’s helped a lot,” said Collins, in his fifth year as coach. Collins doesn’t want to look past Canyon (16-8, 6-2) tonight. “It’s a big game for both teams,” he said. “I would like to think we can win this game but it’s on their homecourt, so it’s going to be tough.” Hayes said the most important thing is for Valencia to keep improving. If that happens, he figures, everything else will fall into place. “We’ve tried to stay in the moment all season and to try to get better, and that’s worked pretty well,” Hayes said.
Shaun Kelly appearing at a previous court sitting. Pic copyright Northwest Newspix.A man who killed seven friends and a pensioner in the country’s worst road crash will find out today how much more of a jail sentence he must serve.Shaun Kelly, 27, will have his sentence increased after the Court of Appeal ruled in October that the original sentence was unduly lenient. Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, had pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men on a road between Clonmany and Buncrana on July 11 2010.Giving the court’s judgment, Mr Justice George Birmingham said there were factors present in the case which “justified, indeed required” a sentence of lower than seven years.However, the Circuit Court judge had erred in the “double discount” of mitigating the sentence from seven to four and suspending the final two years, Mr Justice Birmingham said.He said the sentence represented a “substantial departure” from what would be appropriate.He said Kelly was entitled to know “his fate” and the court hoped to be in a position to impose a new sentence on him today.A DDP lawyer said a prolonged period of “deliberate” dangerous driving and, driving the way he had on that night, it was “emanently forseeable” that there would be multiple fatalities.There were a large number of family members from both sides in court for the appeal – many of whom are also expected to be at today’s court appearance.INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH DRIVER TO LEARN OF INCREASE IN JAIL TERM TODAY was last modified: December 7th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:appealcourtcrashdonegalInishowenShaun Kelly