Boxing promoter Lucien Chen dead at 88

first_imgThe boxing fraternity worldwide is mourning the death of Jamaican boxing promoter and businessman Lucien Chen.Chen died at age 88 in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday. He had been residing in the United States for several years.The Jamaican was well known in boxing circles all over the world, and ruled the boxing landscape locally for decades. Boxing was not his only love, however, as he was an avid fan of horse racing and owned several horses. He was also a skilled bridge player and, at one time, was the head of Track Price Plus, a leading local book-making company.He was innovative and did things in boxing that no other promoter would dare to try. He brought some of the biggest names in boxing here, and one recalls Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Beecham, and Simon Brown, who graced our shores at his invitation. He also worked with local boxing stars who made it to the top, and these included Bunny Grant, Percy Hayles and Richard Clarke, as well as well known world champions Michael McCallum and Trevor Berbick.He was associated with Berbick in the negotiations for his world title fight with Mike Tyson, which earned for Berbick his biggest pay-day of US$2-million. Although he was not the promoter for the Sunshine Showdown between George Foreman and Joe Frazier, he played an important role in getting the fight to take place here in 1973, and was part of the group that put the card together.successful promoterHis ring savvy and knowledge of boxing enabled him to be the most successful promoter to have graced these shores, and he will go down in history as the man who introduced Dinner/Boxing to Jamaica. Frustrated that he would hold massive shows in the National Stadium, National Arena and at Sabina Park and end up losing money at the gate, he took boxing to the controlled area of a hotel ballroom.He would arrange an attractive televised boxing card, which would be preceded by cocktails and dinner, and for which all tickets were sold in advance. He was also able to garner attractive sponsorship packages that ensured that the event would make money. On many occasions, the proceeds were donated to charities. On at least two occasions, he donated the proceeds of his shows to needy boxers.Before boxing, he was very successful in the insurance business, after which he moved into bookmaking when it became legal. He owned local bookmaking company Track Price Plus, with some colleagues, and this was an area in which he was very innovative.His House of Chen Restaurant on Knutsford Boulevard was a showpiece, and was well patronised by sports people. He entertained many overseas boxers there, before and after their fights. His son, Lenny, who followed in his footsteps in both boxing and the bookmaking business, disclosed that Chen was ailing for some time and died peacefully. He has left a tremendous legacy in boxing and has set the bar high for those who will try to follow in his footsteps.last_img read more

Brownlee wishes he can play for Ginebra ‘forever’

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Brownlee made his debut for the Gin Kings in the 2016 Governors’ Cup where he immediately led the franchise to its first championship in eight years.The 30-year-old Brownlee was asked how long does he see himself donning the Ginebra colors and his response couldn’t be more perfect for the Gin Kings and their legions of fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Man, I wish forever,” he told reporters Wednesday night after leading Ginebra to a blowout win over San Miguel Beer in Game 6 to capture the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup crown.“But I don’t know, man. Just see how it goes. I hope for a long time, you know, but I’m just gonna see how it goes.” Ginebra has gone 3-0 in the finals with Brownlee and with the way the Gin Kings toppled the mighty Beermen, who appeared invincible in their past six trips to the championship round, a fourth trophy could follow shortly in the coming Governors’ Cup.“We’re gonna have a big target on our backs, I think Justin’s gonna have a huge target on his chest,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said when asked about his early thoughts on the next conference. “Every import’s gonna be out there to prove themselves against him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Despite foiled Grand Slam bid, Beermen can still enjoy successful year In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After winning his third PBA title, Justin Brownlee intends to play for Barangay Ginebra for as long as he can.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Liberia’s Land Crisis: The Humanitarian Argument Vs. The Rule of Law & Private Property

first_imgLiberia’s land issue is very vital to the stability of our peace. Thanks to the present administration, through the Land Commission, for its work done so far to review and resolve the land related issues in Liberia. Though there are varying sentiments expressed around what’s right and wrong in the corridors of public opinion, it is important that we voice out and tolerate our opinions on this issue. However, let’s be able to examine some important questions and answer them with sincerity, temperance, and a reconciliatory mindset.  Be it as it may, Let us review the arguments:The Humanitarian Argument:There are those who make the humanitarian argument that squatters have nowhere to go; in fact the land was abandoned by owners; and squatters maintained it in owners’ absence. Therefore, squatters deserve compensation from owners who return or they (owners) lose their rights to their land. Better yet, others question why are owners returning after long absence to reclaim “their land” when investment such as construction of mud or cement houses, or zinc shacks have brought development to the land? To those who support the above mentioned views, is it fair to ask squatters if they enjoyed any benefits from the land that they occupied freely, not to mention illegally, that warrant compensation for owners? To those who question the protracted absence of owners, at what point in time did they start counting owners’ time of absence from their land to warrant squatters’ ownership? Are squatters suggesting that Liberians who fled abroad from a 14-year-old civil war don’t deserve ownership to their land anymore? Or are squatters claiming land without deed based on humanitarian reasons or word of mouth agreement (squat until I am ready for the land) of yesteryears? Are squatters claiming “Usufruct Right” which is defined in Civil Law as the right of one individual to use and enjoy the property of another, provided its substance is neither impaired nor altered? Squatters would have more of a claim of “Adverse Possession” than Usufruct Rights because this right is conferred by the legal owner; for example, if husband dies and leaves land with no will, the surviving spouse has Usufruct rights until either her death or she remarries (assuming, of course, that it was only the deceased spouse who owned the land). But a squatter can occupy a land without permission, openly and notoriously, uninterrupted for a period of twenty years and then claim ownership of the land through Adverse Possession. However, advocating “Adverse Possession” against owners who fled the civil war is illegal. Squatters who are attempting to dispossess owners cannot claim “20 years of uninterrupted occupation” of owners’ land because owners can also claim that the civil war interrupted any development for the last 14 years and counting toward peace and stability. Or owners can also claim that efforts were undertaking to remove squatters until the civil war came.Finally, others cite examples of multiple evictions around Monrovia with nothing being done on the land.  Should we be infringing on the rights of owners by compelling them to have a timeline for the development of their land as a prerequisite for eviction? Fellow Liberians, as we ponder over these questions, is the concept of humanitarianism being misapplied or misunderstood? Humanitarianism does not trump the rule of law to dispossess deeded land owners.  Should this be allowed, anarchy becomes our constitution thereby threatening peace and stability amidst the progress made. What can be suggested is that we uphold the rule of law and a coordinated effort is undertaken to relocate displaced Liberian brothers and sisters. This can be a humanitarian thing to do, for example, by interest groups, political parties, government through the assistance of the international community, or individual Liberians who can afford it. Government NOT land owners can play a pivotal role in leading this endeavor and upholding the rule of law.The Rule of Law Argument & Courts’ Decision:The Liberian Constitution, specifically Article 11 A and C, “…defends life and liberty, of pursuing and maintaining the security of the person and of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, subject to such qualifications as provided for in this Constitution and equal protection under the law” for all, respectively. Hence, private land ownership in Liberia is indicative of a formal process authenticated by the legal issuance of a deed. And the one with the oldest deed usually claims ownership to the land thus enjoying protection under the law.While we all recognize the humanitarian concerns of our Liberian brothers and sisters, it cannot replace the rule of law that guarantees and protects private properties. And squatters cannot insist on dispossessing owners who have legitimate deed(s) to their land under the law. Clearly the court of public opinion does not trump the law of the land. Otherwise, people can now move into other people’s homes, occupy their land, and refuse to leave based on humanitarian ground as being done today.  A case in point is a woman who fled Liberia’s civil war. A young man’s father called asking for her to assist him with shelter in return for watching her property. The young man’s father died later-may his soul rest in peace. The young man took over the woman’s property and began defacing it as his own and renting it out.  The owner sought peaceful resolution to reclaim her property, but to no avail. Suddenly she finds herself in court incurring expenses to reclaim her property because of a kind gesture gone badly. And there are many other Liberians in and out of the country who are becoming victims of this trend. Imagine someone taking your property that you have worked for or inherited.History reminds us and supports that land acquisition by urbanites in coastal Liberia used a system of land ownership based on fees that granted title.  Liberians in the interior used their own traditional systems based on community or collective ownership of unique land and land without deed is owned by government; thus denying ownership rights to squatters unless conferred by government. The Public Land Laws of 1956 and 1973 provide the legal framework governing public land. Provisions in the law acknowledge the Liberian government as the sole authority of public land despite communal claims. It protects government-owned land and its ability to exercise eminent domain-government’s right to appropriate private land for public use, with owner benefitting from compensation. While it is true that Liberia’s Land Policy needs reform as has been drafted by the Land Commission, it still remains to be passed into law. However, it does not give squatters’ rights to claim private property at their choosing. In fact the drafted land reform policy addresses the following, Public Land, Government Land, Customary Land, and Private Land for every one’s review.Finally fellow Liberians, what kind of Liberia do we hope to build? Do we want a nation of anarchy that threatens our peace or a nation of Law that protects our peace? Land disputes must not become the new instrument of divide among us or a catalyst for war. Let’s respect the rule of law as we build a new Liberia. Squatters are Liberians as land owners are Liberians. Hence, the following is proposed as previously stated:Everyone respect the rule of law and observe court’s decision;Government, in collaboration with the international community, can lead on the issue of relocation  of displaced Liberians;Political parties, and interest groups can help facilitate the process by raising awareness on the law and make meaningful financial contributions towards effort to relocate our brothers and sisters;Let us desist from fanning the flame of confusion. May God bless us all as we build the new Liberia!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MILFORD FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS AS THEY AIM TO KEEP PROMOTION HOPES ALIVE

first_imgSeniors/Reserves*Letterkenny Gaels v CLG BnaGPairc na Gael, Sunday @ 11am & 12.30pmOur Seniors and Reserves play their second last games of the season this Sunday away to Letterkenny Gaels. As it comes down to the wire for the Seniors they will be looking for a big 2 points in their quest for promotion and all support to make the short trip to Letterkenny would be much appreciated. The Reserves will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Naomh Brid at the weekend and keep themselves in contention for the Reserve title. Throw in times are at the early times of 11am for Reserves and 12.30 for the Seniors due to the Senior Championship Final at 4pm*Gaelic4Mothers & Others National Blitz*Good luck to our G4M&O team travel to the Naomh Mearnog Club in Portmarnock for the annual G4M&O Blitz this Saturday. *U16 Ladies*CLG BnaG v Fanad GaelsTBC, Tuesday 20th @ TBCOur U16 Ladies will take on neighbours Fanad Gaels in a playoff to determine who advances to the County Final. Time and venue for next Tuesdays day are yet to be announced but all support would be greatly appreciated.*Parish League Final*The Finals of U8 and U10 Parish Leagues will take place this Friday evening at 5.30 sharp. Hope everyone can be there to support the children for the final night of games this year. Presentations will take place afterwards on the pitch and refreshments will then be served in the clubhouse.*Intermediate Championship Quarter Final Replay*CLG BnaG 2-10 Naomh Brid 2-7The Seniors took another step towards promotion with a big two points over Naomh Brid on Saturday. They didn’t get off to an ideal start however when shortly after Cathal Mc Gettigan opened the scoring with a free but the Ballintra men nipped in for a goal after 3 minutes despite some last ditch blocks from Paddy Peoples and Gary Merritt. There were few scores in the opening quarter but it was Naomh Brid who got the next point before Pauric Curley got one for Na Galloglaigh after 17. Curley was involved again a minute later when he won a breaking ball off Luke Barrett to set Christopher Barrett away on a one on one with the keeper and he coolly finished to the bottom corner. Joey Cullen almost added a second goal a minute after that but his effort was well saved for a 45. From the resultant 45 McGettigan took it short to Gavin Grier who put it over the bar to put the blues 2 points up. This was certainly a purple patch for the lads as after 22 Gary Merritt scored a sublime score off his left foot and after 23 Kyle Black scored a lovely point from distance. Na Galloglaigh never really pushed on from this despite their dominance and it was the Ballintra men who got the last score of the half to leave it 1-5 to 1-2 at the break. The boys had been wasteful of possession throughout the half and just hadn’t quite got firing on all cylinders yet. Naomh Brid got the opening point of the half but this was quickly responded to by points from Kyle and Chippie before another Brid point on 43. McGettigan put another point between the sides before scoring a goal for himself after 45. Substitute Adam Serrinha, who done very well after replacing Jonny Logue, blocked a clearance before chipping the ball to McGettigan who didn’t have to break stride before finishing to the corner. Naomh Brid pointed just before Darragh Black got his name on the scoresheet but the margin was reduced to just 4 points after 51 minutes when Ballintra ghosted in for a goal. This made for a more nervy finale then it needed to be as Na Galloglaigh had been on top in almost all areas of the field. Serrinha found himself through to almost put 7 between the sides again before his heels were clipped and a Naomh Brid defender received a black card. Luke Barrett scored the free to put 5 between the sides. Naomh Brid scored 2 late points but the 2 points that matter go to Na Galloglaigh who are now 5 points clear of Burt in second, although they have 2 games in hand. The boys should have won this game today more comfortably and were well on top in defence, possession, and chances created, but just lacked that clinical edge they have shown all year that they are capable of. Nevertheless a win is a win and thats all that will matter from the last 2 games of the season either. Next fixture for the boys is away to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday 18th October. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gary Merritt (0-1), Sean Black, Kieran Sheridan, Gavin Grier (0-1), Enda McHugh, Darragh Black (0-1), Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (0-1), Kyle Black (0-2), Pauric Curley (0-1), Jonny Logue, Paddy Peoples, Cathal McGettigan (1-2) Christopher Barrett (1-1). Subs: Adam Serrinha for Logue (37m), Tj Evesson, Paul Grier, Kane Barrett, Patrick Ferry*Reserves*CLG BnaG 2-10 Naomh Brid 3-11The Reserves hopes of a Division 3 Reserve league title took a big blow on Saturday when they went down by 4 points to Naomh Brid. They got off to a great start when Dylan Hegarty found the net after 2 minutes and were well on top in the opening exchanges but didn’t reflect that on the scoreboard. Naomh Brid scored a goal in the last minute of normal time in the half to leave just 2 between them at the half, 1-5 to 1-3. Na Galloglaigh got off to another good start in the second half when Kieran Gorman got himself a goal after 33 minutes, but there was an instant reply from Naomh Brid as they went up the field to score a goal themselves. Again the boys had been playing well but were guilty of not taking chances. Naomh Brid went ahead after 38 and left Na Galloglaigh with a lot to do when they got their third goal after 42. With the boys 4 points down and battling hard against a resilient Ballintra outfit Dean Burgess made himself a great goal in injury time chance but his effort unfortunately went narrowly wide. The boys didn’t do themselves justice on the day against a harder working Naomh Brid side and will be relying on other results to go their way if they are to win the title. Team: Gavin McFadden, Barry McNulty, Cormac Friel, Ryan Ferry (0-1), Paul Grier (0-1), Dean Burgess, Kieran Gorman (1-1), Anthony Fisher (0-1), Caolan Mc Gettigan (0-3), Paul Fisher (0-2), Luke Trearty, Dylan Hegarty (1-1), Patrick Ferry. Subs: Emmet Conaghan for McNulty (5m), Caolan Bolton and Ciaran McHugh for Trearty and Hegarty (HT), Paddy Mc Carron and Martin Doyle for Conaghan and R. Ferry (40m), Conall McFadden *U16 Ladies*Our U16 Girls are through to a playoff with Fanad Gaels to decide who advances into the County Final. Date and venue for this game is yet to be announced*U1 Girls Parish League*The U12 Girls Parish League continues this Friday at 6pm with the Final scheduled for Friday 16th at 6pm*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-10-12-13. No jackpot winner, 2 drawn winners, win €35 each. Jim Gormally and Vincent Ferry. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,220. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169 *Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com *CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS AS THEY AIM TO KEEP PROMOTION HOPES ALIVE was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

Stuffed bear gets new home after makeover

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Check one more animal off the wish list of the Placerita Nature Center. A stuffed and mounted grizzly bear arrived at the center Monday, donated by a Tujunga Canyon woman who heard about the center’s plea for well-preserved roadkill. The young male bear, which stands about 6 feet 4 inches tall, was about 2 years old when Sandy Tietjen’s grandfather killed it long ago, naturalist Ian Swift said. Before its arrival at the Newhall nature park, the bear got a touch-up from taxidermist Martin Ramirez, who fixed one of its feet, repaired the area around its mouth and mended a small tear on the bear’s chest. “We are really excited to have this bear,” Swift said. “I would say on a scale of unusualness, this is a 10.” Swift said that a recent Daily News story about the center’s request for relatively intact dead animals sparked widespread attention, resulting in the donation of some bats and song birds as well as the bear. He pointed out that several animals are still on the wish list, including a black bear, a mule deer, a skunk and “a better raccoon.” “The one we have drowned in a pool, but his fur isn’t as soft and lustrous as it should be, (and) his tail looks more like a rat tail,” he said. “And if we get a skunk, it needs to be one that hasn’t released its scent gland, which only happens about a third of the time. Let’s just say we’re looking for one that died peacefully.” For now, the grizzly holds court in a classroom at the center, but Swift plans to give it more prominent placement when renovations to the center are complete in 2006. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season With 29 Top-10 Finishes At No. 3 Arkansas

first_imgTriple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 39-5.75 Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters13. Mariah Crawford, 12.57 800 Meters2. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:55.224. George Webb, 1:56.135. Cory Erickson, 1:56.79 1,500 Meters3. Josh Yeager, 3:54.57    11. Matt Cozine, 4:03.66 200 Meters8. Mary Young, 24.73       17. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.3019. Ebele Okoye, 25.4824. Mariah Crawford, 25.60 Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) recorded the team’s only title on the day by winning the triple jump with a leap of 39-5.75. Earlier in the day she finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-3, an outdoor personal best for the junior. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the men’s team in the sprints by taking fifth in the 100 meters in 10.75 and fourth in the 200 meters in 21.45. In the distance events, freshman Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) finished second in the un-seeded section of the 800 meters in 1:55.22 while sophomore Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) was third in the seeded section of the 1,500 meters with a personal best of 3:54.57. Pole Vault5. Erik Olson, 14-1.25 On the track, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded a personal best in the 200 meters to finish eighth in 24.73 and also took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.76. In the 400-meter hurdles, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) finished sixth with a personal best of 1:03.77. Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters5. Caulin Graves, 10.755. Demetrius Shelton, 10.7515. Aaron Chier, 11.0119. Deonne Witherspoon, 11.0926. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.34 3,000 Meters8. Kyle Brandt, 8:39.3711. Kyle Cass, 8:44.67 3,000-Meter Steeplechase3. Chris Kaminski, 9:40.74 400-Meter Hurdles3. Hudson Priebe, 53.274. Malik Metivier, 53.778. Dominic Lombardi, 55.0311. Tyler Zak, 56.36 The Bulldogs combated cool, rainy conditions all afternoon Saturday after weather force the postponement of much of Friday’s schedule. However, the weather-tested team responded well against a field that included the host, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Missouri State, Tulsa and some of the top junior college programs in the Midwest. 200 Meters4. Demetrius Shelton, 21.458. Caulin Graves, 21.7019. Aaron Chier, 22.5821. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.6525. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.8526. Blair Barrow, 22.9529. Maxwell Harlan, 23.07 Long Jump6. Taryn Rolle, 18-311. Brittani Griesbaum, 17-7.5 110-Meter Hurdles7. Dominic Lombardi, 15.06            9. Hudson Priebe, 15.14 1,500 Meters7. Morgan Garcia, 5:00.11 4×100-Meter Relay6. Drake, 40.76 400-Meter Hurdles6. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.77           15. Bryce Lang, 1:08.51 High Jump4. Taylor Patton, 4-11 Story Links Arkansas Spring InvitationalMarch 24-25 – Fayetteville, Ark. 400 Meters11. Blair Barrow, 50.2117. Maxwell Harlan, 52.39 Discus11. Michael Dolan, 113-4 Hammer Throw6. Michael Dolan, 147-8 The Bulldogs continue their strong open to the outdoor season next weekend as they again face some of the nation’s top team at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, March 29-31. Complete Results (PDF) 800 Meters8. Meghan Kearney, 2:19.629. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:20.2513. Kaylen Rettig, 2:23.7415. Kayla Giuliano, 2:24.8516. Samantha Nielsen, 2:25.48 4×400-Meter Relay6. Drake, 46.95 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Drake University track and field teams opened their outdoor season with 29 top-10 finishes and a series of personal bests at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, hosted by No. 3 Arkansas. 400 Meters12. Rai Ahmed-Green, 57.3713. Ebele Okoye, 57.39 100-Meter Hurdles4. Mary Young, 13.769. Victoria Coombe, 14.7120. Bryce Lang, 16.93  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Shows First Look At Upcoming Season With Blue-White Exhibition

first_imgThe Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center Nov 4, at 2 p.m. for their first exhibition game against Coe College. Story Links The Drake University Men’s basketball team welcomed fans back to the Knapp Center Sunday, Oct. 7, afternoon for the program’s Blue-White exhibition presented by True North. The Bulldogs faced off against each other in four, eight-minute simulation games. The lineups for the Blue and White teams changed each game as first-year head coach Darian DeVries showcased the Bulldogs’ new-look roster.Antonio Pilipovic (Cologne, Germany) opened the first game with a three-pointer for the White team. Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) responded for Blue scoring twice in the first minute and a half. The teams were tied going into the final minute when senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis) scored the final points to give Blue the 9-7 win.Game two started off with three three-pointers from Nick Norton (Bloomington, Ill.) and D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.) for Blue and Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) for White. Nick McGlynn went 2-for-2 at the line with 90 seconds left in the game to give White a one-point lead, but Norton’s buzzer beater got the 21-20 win for Blue.”I think the biggest thing people will like about this team is how hard they play and how connected they play,” said Drake head coach Coach Darian Devries. “They’re a hungry group and they love playing basketball. I told them today to have fun with it, play for the joy of it and put on a show for the crowd.”Tremell Murphy scored first in game three for the White team, but senior McGlynn responded quickly with a three-pointer for Blue. With 2:40 left in the game Norton brought Blue’s lead to seven points with back-to-back threes. White fell to Blue 23-15 in game three.Game four started with a tip-in for White from Ellingson. But Blue tied the game in the first minute with a dunk from Tremell Murphy. McGlynn scored back-to-back baskets to put White on top. In the final minute, Norton scored a three-point for Blue after a steal but it wasn’t enough as Blue fell 18-10 to White in the final game.”Once they settled in, I was really happy with our guys’ effort,” DeVries said. “They were excited to play today and be in front of some people. It was exciting to get things going and move on to that next exhibition game.” Print Friendly Version Photos last_img read more

Councillor: NATO warships refuelling at Irish ports ‘a clear breach of our neutrality’

first_imgIndependent Councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig has slammed the refuelling of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vessels at Irish ports.The Councillor says that the Dutch NATO submarine that refuelled in Cork this weekend is “a clear breach of our neutrality.”He says: “Along with US Warplanes using Shannon, this is a clear breach of our neutrality and it shouldn’t be allowed. At a time when the European Union is pushing for an EU wide army, I think we should be protecting our neutral stance.” This follows the Dáil’s vote in December to participate in EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).“NATO has had a big hand in bringing instability to the world in places like the Middle East and is currently engaged in aggressive military exercises on the Russian borders.“The Irish people were never asked to approve such warships refuelling in our ports and don’t believe many would be in favour of it.”Several protests have taken place in Cork against the refuelling of NATO and US warships. Speaking to The Irish Times following a protest last March, Cork Cllr Diarmuid Ó Cadhla says: “This type of collaboration with the US and Nato war effort exposes Irish people to attack – even though, as a people, we never agreed to such support for wars of aggression.” Councillor: NATO warships refuelling at Irish ports ‘a clear breach of our neutrality’ was last modified: February 4th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CorkNATOrefuellinglast_img read more

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SA ‘well positioned’ for SKA work bids

first_img19 March 2013 South African scientists, engineers, companies and institutions stand to benefit from the invitation for international consortia to bid for early-stage work on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, which will be co-hosted by South Africa and Australia. Last week, the International SKA Organisation issued an invitation for international consortia to bid for work packages in the pre-construction phase of the SKA, involving the design of the telescope architecture and sub-systems, including components such as antennas, receivers, signal processing systems, data transport and high performance computers. The overall aim of this phase, which is expected to run through to the end of 2016, is to deliver detailed designs and blueprints for the SKA facility to go out to tender for construction. SKA South Africa said in a statement on Friday that it was positioned to play a “prominent role” in responding to this request, both because of the expertise contained in the SKA South Africa project team, and because of the involvement of South African industry in the development and delivery of the SKA prototype MeerKAT telescope. “The MeerKAT engineering team and local industries have been in discussions with their international peers to form consortia that will respond to the request for proposals.” SKA South Africa held an information session for local industry in February, and was now in the process of finalising a subsidy programme aimed at helping local companies and institutions to take part in the SKA pre-construction phase “on a shared risk basis, in order to develop the expertise, competency and know-how to be internationally competitive in bidding for SKA contracts when the telescope is built”. Potential industry and institutional participants were encouraged to keep a check on www.ska.ac.za for information on the requests for proposals and related information. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more