Hittner Named MVC Newcomer Of The Week For Second-Straight Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s basketball team was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the second-straight week, the league office announced Monday, Dec. 26. Hittner averaged 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 55.5 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from behind the three-point line in Drake’s two games at the Tulane Classic last week. On the season, Hittner is scoring 12.7 points and averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.This is the second career MVC Newcomer of the Week award for Hittner, who claimed her first on Dec. 19. Drake opens league play at Wichita State on Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be online via The Valley On ESPN3.  Print Friendly Version Hittner opened the tournament with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal against Auburn. She followed that performance with a career-high 19 points behind 7-of-11 shooting, including hitting a career-high four three-pointers, along with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over Eastern Washington.last_img read more

Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role

first_imgA court was told that well-known actor Gerard McSorley will not be able to pay a €150 court fine until he gets a new acting contract in January.The 69-year-old Fr Ted star, who has also appeared in a number of top movies, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. An arrest warrant had been issued for McSorley after he failed to appear in court earlier this week.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that McSorley had originally ben arrested at Letterkenny Bus Station on November 27th last after he was drunk and disorderly.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but continued to be abusive to Gardai and members of the public.While in the cell he continually spat at the cell door which needed to be cleaned by a cleaning company at a cost of €50.After he was released from custody, McSorley continued to be abusive and spat at a member of the public in the public area of the Garda station and was rearrested.McSorley, wearing a scarf and hat and using a walking stick, did not address the court.Instead, his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, explained how his client was a very well-known actor with a “distinguished career.”However, he said that he had a number of issues including alcohol, mental health as well as medical issues.He said he had spoken to his client of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, and that he estimated he had spent €80,000 on prescription tablets over the years to cope with his health issues.He added that on the evening in question he had been drinking and had been reminiscing about a number of lost colleagues.“My client is not working at present but is getting a contract in the New Year. He is technically unemployed at present.“He has made contact with his family and is hoping to spend Christmas with them,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that his client was a separated man with three grown-up children.Actor Gerard McSorley in court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The court heard that McSorley, of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal has a number of previous convictions for public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly fined McSorley €100 for breach of the peace and a further €50 for criminal damage to the Garda station cell.Judge Kelly asked if he had the money but Mr Gallagher said he did not but would have it when he got his next working contract.The Judge gave the accused 6 months to pay the fine and legal aid was granted in the case.Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role was last modified: December 6th, 2019 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:celldonegaldrunkFr TedGardaGerard McSorleyspatlast_img read more

South African sets diving record

first_img13 June 2005South African Nuno Gomes reclaimed the world scuba deep-diving record by descending to 318.25m below the Red Sea on Friday. The 52-year-old civil engineer now holds the cave, sea and overall depth records.In 1996 Gomes reached a depth of 286.2m in the Northern Cape’s Boesmansgat cave. With the cave’s altitude of 1 500m above sea level, this represented a dive of 337m – making it the world’s deepest scuba dive at the time.Gomes’s new record beats the 313m set by Briton Mark Ellyat off the coast of Thailand in 2003.Gomes made an attempt on the record at Daha in the Red Sea last year, but was forced to turn around at “only 271m” due to equipment failure caused by the extreme pressure.As well as the intense pressure, the deep diver braves helium tremors and nitrogen narcosis, due to the vast quantity of gases consumed. In setting the Boesmansgat record, Gomes inhaled over 54 000 litres of various gases, using nine different gas mixtures.While the descent to 318.25m took less than 15 minutes, with one minute of “bottom time”, the ascent took more than 12 hours. This was to allow Gomes’s body to decompress, flushing out all the gas inspired under pressure. Many of those 12 hours were spent within a few metres of the surface.During the ascent Gomes was accompanied by the nine members of his support team, who communicated with him using pens and boards.An “oxygen tree” was constructed for the 2004 record attempt, allowing Gomes to hang at -9m, -6m or -3m for the last, and longest, stages of his decompression.The women’s world scuba deep-diving record is also held by a South African, Verna van Schaik. Both Van Schaik and Gomes are members of Wits University’s Underwater Club, one of the world’s most experienced deep diving outfits.last_img read more

Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 3 at buzzer sends Kings past Lakers

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ PHOENIX, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 04: Bogdan Bogdanovic #8 of the Sacramento Kings handles the ball during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 4, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers looked just fine for 3 ½ quarters in their first game without LeBron James.Down the stretch it was a different story, when the four-time MVP’s absence was noticeable and costly, even as coach Luke Walton found a variety of other reasons to blame.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Bogdan Bogdanovic made a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Sacramento Kings rallied from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Los Angeles 117-116 on Thursday night.“This is the first close game we’ve been in that he’s not there,” Walton said. “If LeBron James is playing in that game it probably finishes a little differently. When you get the best closer in the game on your team, then you rely on him to do that. All that said, we made enough plays to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefNot quite enough.Los Angeles led 104-89 with 6:44 remaining following a dunk by Tyson Chandler before Sacramento surged back. Bogdanovic, who had 11 points through three quarters, sparked the comeback with 12 points in the fourth, including a pair of buckets from beyond the arc.After Justin Jackson made three free throws to tie the score at 112, Kyle Kuzma made a 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining. De’Aaron Fox followed with two free throws for Sacramento, and Kyle Kuzma made one of two for Los Angeles with 4.6 left.Following a timeout, Bogdanovic got the ball outside the arc and launched a 27-footer over the 7-foot-1 Chandler for the game-winner.“We switched and I don’t think we necessarily should have switched but credit to him, he made a hell of a shot over a 7-footer at the buzzer,” Kuzma said. “It’s always a tough way to lose.”James was held out with a groin injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at 156. He was injured during the Lakers’ 127-101 victory over two-time defending NBA champion Golden State on Christmas when he slipped while going for a loose ball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Kuzma had 34 points to help make up for James’ absence, and Lonzo Ball added 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. But the Lakers struggled down the stretch and lost their fourth in six games.Walton blamed the loss on his team’s failures in rebounding and defense late in the game and not on James’ absence.“Those type of things are what cost us the game, not not having him at the end or that shot that Bogdanovic hit,” Walton said.Bogdanovic finished with 23 points and Fox added 15 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds for Sacramento. Willie Cauley-Stein had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Iman Shumpert scored 18 points and matched his career high with six 3s.“We keep things interesting,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “We scrambled around and got loose balls and were able to get out in transition. Heck of a win.”BALL MISSING AT THE ENDBall was on the bench for the final few minutes after checking out of the game due to cramping. Ball said after the game he was fine and expects to play against the Clippers on Friday.COMEBACK KIDSThe Kings are the first team to win three consecutive home games when trailing by 15 points or more since San Antonio did it during the 2016-17 season.TIP-INScenter_img Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Damian Lillard’s 3-pointer in OT lifts Blazers over Warriors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lakers: Chandler had 11 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench. … Los Angeles had seven turnovers in the first quarter but none in the second. … Kuzma scored 12 points in the second quarter. … Rajon Rondo (sprained right ring finger) and JaVale McGee (respiratory infection) were inactive.Kings: Fox made a buzzer-beating jumper to end the third quarter. … Sacramento made its first six shots then missed nine of the next 12. … No. 2 draft pick Marvin Bagley III remains sidelined with a left knee bone bruise.UP NEXTLakers: Head back to Los Angeles to host the Clippers on Friday night.Kings: Host Portland on Jan. 1. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP WGBH Beat The Presss Dan Kennedy On April 29 Family

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsNetworkers–Improv for Job SeekersMonday, April 29, 10 amA successful job interview requires confidence, thinking on your feet and quickly finding the right words to impress your audience—the same qualities that improv comedy performers need to demonstrate on stage. In this interactive workshop, you will practice skills needed for successful interviewing and communicating. Led by drama teacher and owner of Drama Out of the Box, Meredith Charles. Get out of your comfort zone and come!The Importance of a Free PressMonday, April 29, 7 pmDan Kennedy, Associate Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, regular panelist on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press, and writer of the blog Media Nation, will talk about the importance of the free press in a civilized society and threats that the free press is facing in the U.S and abroad.  Mr. Kennedy will also touch upon his recently authored book The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Reinventing Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century.Copies will be available for sale.Microsoft PowerPointWednesday, May 1, 7 pmJoin technology librarian, Brad McKenna, for a hands-on exercise with Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class, you will learn how to insert text, apply animations and transitions, insert charts from an Excel workbook, and more. A handout for additional practice will be provided.Pints + Pages Book GroupThursday, May 2, 7 pmFeatured Book: The Lying Gameby Ruth WareLocation: Wilmington, TBAA social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussion. Meeting location rotates between Wilmington and Reading—check library website for location.  Fiction Critique GroupSaturday, May 4, 9:15 am Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.Kids & Teen EventsDrop-In Storytime Friday, April 26, 10 amDrop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Escape the Room: Library Stranger Things *RRSaturday, April 27, 10 am-4 pmDon’t keep the curiosity door locked! Competing with a team of up to eight people, teens and adults must stretch their problem solvingskills and escape the room together before the buzzer sounds, or risk disappearing into the Upside Down. Grades 9-12 & Adults. Little Movers *RRMonday, April 29, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2.Family Birdhouses *RRWednesday, May 1, 6:30 pmKids and the special grown-up in their lives are invited to an evening of painting birdhouses! Each pair will decorate a birdhouse to take home! Grades K-5.LEGO Building Thursday, May 2, 3:45 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+ Drop-In Storytime Friday, May 3, 10 amDrop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Drop-In Baby TimesSaturday, May 4, 9:30 amBabies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months. Stories and SweetsSaturday,May 4, 10:30Start your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Library NewsSummer Saturday HoursWe are pleased to announce that beginning this summer the library will be open on Saturdays 9am-5pm year round.(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more

Doctors Update George HW Bushs Treatment For Pneumonia At Houston Hospital

first_img Share Syeda HasanFormer President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush in January 2015 attending a bridge dedication ceremony in Houston.Doctors treating former president George H.W. Bush at Houston Methodist Hospital say he will be moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular room later Monday. His wife Barbara Bush, who was being treated at the same hospital for bronchitis, has been discharged.“He is sitting up, watching TV & waiting for his favorite oyster stew for lunch,” said Doctor Amy Mynderse, who is treating the former president. “He is not your average 92-year-old.”Another doctor, Clint Doerr, says George H.W. Bush could go home as soon as Friday.“He still has a fair amount of coughing,” Doerr said. “We are addressing that with various breathing treatments.”The 92-year-old former president was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the hospital in the Houston Medical Center on Jan. 14. He has since been treated for pneumonia in the intensive care unit and at one point was intubated. He is now breathing with a minimal amount of oxygen, Doerr said.Barbara Bush, 91, entered the same hospital on Wednesday.A Bush family spokesman said on Monday that Barbara Bush was given the option of leaving the hospital Sunday, but opted to stay overnight to continue her recovery from bronchitis and to be close to her husband.Doctors Mynderse and Doerr have been treating the Bushes and answered questions about their medical treatment on Monday morning.At 92, Bush is the oldest living former president. He has a form of Parkinson’s Disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility.Andrew SchneiderHouston Methodist Hospital Doctors Amy Mynderse (L) & Clint Doerr update the conditions of former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.last_img read more

Shoaib Akhtars advice worked for me Shami

first_imgCrediting Shoaib Akhtar for bringing back rhythm in his bowling, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has said the former Pakistan speedster advised him to shorten his run-up, which has helped him increase his pace.“The recent change in run-up has surely increased my pace. So I am continuing with it and hoping that it pays rich dividends. I did have a chat with Shoaib (Akhtar) bhai and he suggested that I should reduce my big strides. So shortened my stride and it has worked. It (the new run-up) is smooth and comfortable and it has also increased my pace,” Shami said. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaShami, who returned to action against West Indies after missing a game due to a niggle, bagged three wickets at the WACA to help table-toppers India register their fourth straight win and book a quarterfinal berth from pool B. With the Men in Blue now in New Zealand for their final two games of the league, Shami is keen to carry on the good work without making any more changes to his action. “I don’t want to change much in my action. And most of the ex-players have advised me against making any major changes to my action. It is always a double edged sword, to change one’s action. It can work for you or go against you. I don’t want go through this confusion and I am satisfied with the little change that I have made to my run-up,” I do not want to make much changes to my action or strategy in New Zealand as well,” he said.last_img read more

Fourth Bankers Meet to be held in Delhi

first_imgBankers’ Meet, a think tank of leading professionals from Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance companies, is holding its fourth national conclave in New Delhi, on February 28, 2019.An initiative by TKWs Institute of Banking and Finance Society, Bankers’ meet is known for crystal gazing the future of financial services in India. The BFSI Vision 2022, released in 2015 was well accepted by government and central bank. The vision helped in clarifying the policy direction and inspired many digitisation initiatives in financial services ecosystem. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe objective of this event is to create a BFSI Vision Roadmap for engaging a billion BFSI customers digitally. The BFSI ecosystem encompasses 4Ps – Policy, People, Products and Processes. 16 eminent leaders will speak on the opportunities and challenges that the ecosystem poses. Eight industry committees from different BFSI segments are being formed. Each committee will focus on different aspects and propose solutions to make the BFSI vision come true. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCommenting on the need of Bankers’ Meet, RK Dubey, Convener and former CMD of Canara Bank, said that “BFSI has to catalyse India’s growth to a $5 Trillion economy. The 4th Bankers’ meet is an attempt to steer the efforts of financial services in this direction.” Lt Governor of Puducherry, Dr Kiran Bedi has agreed to inaugurate the initiative and inspire BFSI leaders to take this step. A few other invitees at the meet include Dr Charan Singh, Chairman, Punjab and Sind Bank; Padma Shri Dr Pritam Singh, Advisor to Prime Minister; Chetna Gala Sinha, Co Chair, World Economic Forum; VG Kannan, CEO, Indian Banks Association; Arijit Basu, MD, State Bank of India, and other CEOs from insurance, broking, and more. Explaining the process, Professor Amit Goyal, Director, TKWs Institute of Banking and Finance explained, “The deliberations will be compiled together into a roadmap document which will be circulated to the PMO, MoF, RBI, sector regulars and CMDs of 500 BFSI companies. This will set a precedence for the industry and propel nation to achieve the dream of becoming third largest economy.”last_img read more