BYU Men’s Basketball Conducts Annual Media Day Wednesday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU men’s basketball addressed the media at the BYU Broadcasting Center for the Cougars’ annual media day.Representatives included head coach Mark Pope and seniors, forward Yoeli Childs, guard Jake Toolson and guard TJ Haws.Pope said he enjoys the fact that he has seven seniors as they have a “calming influence” on the rest of the squad and continued, “seniors are magic.”Pope also stated of his squad, “we love drama” concerning a question about how the Cougars handle adversity. Furthermore, he lauded former BYU head coach Dave Rose for helping his squad “understand the nuances of the game.”Childs, when asked what the Cougars have to do to play the right way this season, said “we need to get to the right spots [and] move the ball.”He was also asked about the addition of Toolson to the program and his previous experience with Pope at Utah Valley University. Childs was impressed with this move, saying “it takes out a lot of the guesswork.”In speaking of fellow senior forward Dalton Nixon, Childs lauded him as “a cutter” and “the perfect glue guy,” and calling him “the dude that everyone wants on their team.”Toolson cited the special bond that exists between himself and the coaching staff and said “I want to finish this experience with them.”When asked about Pope’s comment concerning the magic of seniors, Haws said “our guys really know what it takes to win day in and day out.”In closing, Haws said the seniors really want to go out and win and that this season presents a great opportunity for such to occur. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Dalton Nixon/Dave Rose/Jake Toolson/Mark Pope/TJ Haws/Yoeli Childs Brad James October 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Conducts Annual Media Day Wednesdaylast_img read more

Mexican president sticks to no-war approach after shocking cartel video

first_imgMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would maintain a less confrontational approach to battling drug gangs even after one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels showcased its firepower in a video that stunned Mexicans.A video purportedly shot by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), showing dozens of armed gang members in bullet proof vests in front of armored cars painted in military-style camouflage, went viral on social media on Friday.Lopez Obrador said he would not repeat the mistakes of previous administrations that failed to contain cartel violence, which surged after former President Felipe Calderon launched a military-led crackdown on the gangs in late 2006. “Violence cannot be confronted with violence, fire cannot be extinguished with fire, evil cannot be confronted with evil,” he said. “Evil must be confronted with good.”Lopez Obrador said his government would face down gangs with intelligence rather than force, focusing on poverty and other root causes of crime.”We are not going to declare war,” he said.With homicides reaching record levels, the president has come under growing scrutiny over his security policy, dubbed by Lopez Obrador as one of “hugs, not bullets.”Many analysts argue his approach has emboldened criminal groups. Murders in Mexico in the first six months of the year hit an all-time high, data showed on Monday.  Topics :last_img read more

Boyd set for Burnley move

first_img Scotland international Boyd joined the Tigers midway through their promotion campaign in 2012/13 and featured intermittently in the Barclays Premier League last season, as well as coming off the bench in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. But he is now well down the pecking order and has been offered the chance of a key role at Turf Moor. Press Association Hull manager Steve Bruce expects forward George Boyd to sign for Burnley after allowing him to hold talks with the Clarets.center_img Boyd is expected to cost around £3million. “It looks like Boydy will go to Burnley. We allowed George to speak to Burnley and personally I wish him well,” said Bruce after his side lost 2-1 at Aston Villa. “He got an offer of a three or four year contract at Burnley and the chance to play. “But I’ve been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy.” Bruce also confirmed the signing of Cork City defender Brian Lenihan, although the 20-year-old is likely to go straight into the club’s development squad rather than challenging for a first-team place. “Lenihan is done and dusted. He’s one for the future,” added Bruce. last_img read more

Man United better off missing top four, if it rids them of Louis van Gaal

first_imgFor Manchester United, Tuesday’s defeat at West Ham felt emblematic. There was befuddlement then unexpected hope as United came from behind to go 2-1 up, followed by disappointment as West Ham scored two late goals.United came oddly close to winning, and yet it was hard to make any sort of case that they’d deserved to: West Ham had 20 shots to United’s three.But that’s been the way throughout Louis van Gaal’s reign: even in the odd moments of optimism, it’s been very hard to see any underlying trends that might suggest a bright future. United had the chance to take charge of the race for fourth, and they squandered it.A win at Upton Park and victory over Bournemouth at home on Sunday would have secured Champions League football next season and, almost as significantly, would have denied it to Manchester City. As it is, City, given their superior goal-difference, now only have to draw at Swansea to be sure of fourth.Even if United had the satisfaction of making Pep Guardiola play in the Europa League, there would have been questions about the future of Louis van Gaal. Those questions will come all the louder with a fifth-place finish (or worse, given West Ham and Southampton are both within range).And questions about Van Gaal mean the shadow of Jose Mourinho once again falls over the discussion. His succession seemed in December almost a fait accompli, as Van Gaal reportedly offered his resignation, but even as United continue to tread water it feels decreasingly likely with each passing day.The suggestion last week that Mourinho had been asked about taking over in the summer of 2017, when Van Gaal’s contract expires, was baffling (which is not to say it was untrue; much of what Ed Woodward does is baffling).The seeming determination of Woodward to allow Van Gaal to see out his contract is admirable in some respects, but it makes no sense. Van Gaal risks being left as a lame duck, with players effectively waiting out time until he leaves: for every Jupp Heynckes, winning the treble at Bayern after his departure had been confirmed, there are dozens who falter, as even Sir Alex Ferguson did when he announced his retirement in 2001 before reversing his decision.And besides, if Mourinho is the right man for 2017, why is he not the right man now? Why make him twiddle his thumbs for a year? Why risk him finding another job he fancies in the interim? Every decision Van Gaal made would be considered through the lens of what Mourinho would make of it. It’s not as though Van Gaal’s tenure has been hugely popular or that he has been an overwhelming success. It’s true he may bring the FA Cup – maybe even a top-four finish – and that he’s promoted young talent that may in time provide the nucleus of something remarkable, and it may be that history looks kindly on his reign, just as Bayern eventually became grateful for the foundations he’d left.But ask whether the signs of progress are obvious, whether he has engaged the crowd, whether he seems as dynamic and progressive as, say Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, and the answer is no. And even if it’s accepted that there is development, which is questionable, what will carrying it on for another year achieve? Will Van Gaal find another couple of Marcus Rashfords or Timothy Fosu-Mensahs?Will his process be any better understood? Will the young players he has blooded grow sufficiently under his leadership to justify what would inevitably be seen as a placeholder season, much as this season has been at City, where Manuel Pellegrini operated for a long time before the formal announcement with the knowledge that he would be replaced in the summer.The implication is that the board remains divided on whether Mourinho really is the right man. The suggestion since December has been that Ferguson, Bobby Charlton and the Class of 92 all favour Ryan Giggs, while the more business-oriented side of the board – many of them from the US – favour Mourinho. It’s a story that has dragged on so long that every twitch, ever cough, is analysed for meaning. Lurching one way then the other to such an extent that it has come to seem probable that United’s hierarchy don’t yet know what is going on. Van Gaal’s own position has wavered from speaking with confidence of being involved next season, to saying it’s up to the board, to insisting he only ever wanted two years anyway.His involvement in planning for United’s summer tour offered the strongest hint that he will still be at Old Trafford next season, while the fact that the highly promising 18-year-old midfield Renato Sanches, a client of Mourinho’s agent Pedro Mendes and a United target, has chosen to join Bayern seemed significant. United insisted they had pulled out of a deal in February, which implies that Van Gaal is still being given control of transfer policy, which in turn implies that at least some at United still saw him in February as being in charge next season.It always seemed a little odd that the choice had apparently become a binary one: Giggs or Mourinho, as though there were no other managers worthy of consideration.There may not have been anything unusual about Mauricio Pochettino having lunch with Ferguson this week, and he has now signed his new deal at White Hart Lane, but it can’t have harmed negotiations to hint to Mourinho, however briefly, that he is not the only option. But talk of options presupposes than there will be a vacancy. It’s absurd that such matters should hang on a point or two, perhaps on a refereeing error a defensive mistake or a forward’s moment of brilliance, but it does seem less likely that Van Gaal would be allowed to carry on after a fifth-place finish.There is a sense in which, from a political point of view at least, missing out on the Champions League and winning the FA Cup is the ideal solution. There is due cause to terminate Van Gaal’s contract without seeming indecisive, but the 64-year-old can still go out with dignity and a trophy. If he stays the fear is another season of frustration and drift.—last_img read more

Former PBC Educator Charged with Propositioning Student Loses Teaching License

first_imgA former Palm Beach County teacher charged with sexually propositioning a student just received another penalty for his alleged actions.Detectives allege that 35-year-old Eric Wakeley was a social studies teacher at Congress Middle four years ago, when the eighth-grade student told them the pair had sex.A state teacher licensing commission voted last Monday to revoke his teaching license, one year after he was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct.While the investigation did not confirm that Wakeley and the student had sex, detectives found evidence that he sent the student a sexually explicit text message asking her to meet with him in his classroom during his free period.Wakeley is now awaiting trial on the charge, which is a felony.By revoking his teaching license, Florida’s Education Practices Commission has banned him from ever applying again for a state educator’s license.last_img read more

Incredible €32,000 raised in 24 hours for brave Donegal mum

first_imgUpdated: 5.50pmAn online appeal to help a young Donegal mother’s cancer battle has touched countless hearts in the past day.Hundreds of people have rushed to donate money to Sonya Hamilton Mc Closkey, a 35-year-old mum of five who was recently diagnosed with cancer. In the past 24 hours, the GoFundMe fundraiser has gathered €22,000 from over 500 people.And a further €10,000 has been donated through cheques and personal donations.Sonya’s family launched the appeal yesterday in a bid to give her a fighting chance against the aggressive illness.Sonya, who is from St Johnston and living in Ballybofey, hoped to raise €2,000 to cover the cost of specialised tests in the UK, which could determine the alternative treatment options available. As donations flooded in last night, Sonya and her husband Michael shared a message of thanks from Galway University Hospital. She said that she was “overwhelmed by the wonderful support”.Michael McCloskey and Sonya Hamilton McCloskey share a thumbs-up from Galway HospitalSonya’s parents have also thanked the public for their support. In a post on the ‘Sonya’s Struggle’ Facebook group, they wrote: “From the Hamilton family we would like to thank everyone for their support in these hard times. Sonya is the one that brings our family together.“She comes down every Saturday with a boot full of food and goodies for the kids. All the grandchildren have great fun even though it can be noisy at times.“Sonya has a heart of gold and she would do anything for anybody. We couldn’t ask for a better daughter. Keep on fighting dear. Lots of love from mum and dad.”Sonya Hamilton Mc CloskeyHundreds of well-wishers have sent messages and blessings to Sonya, Michael and their family to give them strength during their time of need. Sonya was diagnosed with cancer of the breast, lymph nodes, pancreas, liver and lungs just three months ago, after struggling with unexplained symptoms for two years. She has spent the past few weeks in an oncology ward, separated from her family as her four youngest children are too young to visit the ward.Every euro counts for the family, as Michael gave up his main source of income on the day of Sonya’s devastating diagnosis to be with her and their children.If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe page, please click here: https://www.gofundme.com/qap9y-sonyas-battleIncredible €32,000 raised in 24 hours for brave Donegal mum was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:gofundmeSonya Hamilton Mc Closkeylast_img read more

Sandro knee injury not serious – AVB

first_imgTottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes a knee injury Sandro suffered in the 0-0 draw against QPR is not as serious as was first feared.Sandro limped off in the 24th minute of the game at Loftus Road after falling awkwardly.It appeared as though the player may have sustained ligament damage, but Villas-Boas is confident a scan will confirm there is no major problem.Villas-Boas said: “He should be fine. He felt a big knock on the knee and thought there was ligament damage but on a further look it looks okay.”See also:AVB insists draw is a positive resultYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ==Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Busy day on tap in the Big 5

first_imgThe Eureka Loggers will try to widen the gap at the top of the Big 5 today, while the Arcata Tigers will do their best to keep pace.The two frontrunners in league play will both be in action, with the Loggers hosting Del Norte in a doubleheader and Arcata playing two against McKinleyville.After four games, Eureka (13-1 overall) has yet to lose in the Big 5, currently holding a one-game lead over Arcata, which is off to a 3-1 start.The Tigers have a young team but are quickly developing a …last_img read more

JD Equipment announces staff changes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest JD Equipment is pleased to announce the promotion of Ted Miller to the position of Corporate Used Equipment Director and the hiring of Luke Harbage as the London Store Manager.“Ted has unparalleled knowledge of used equipment and will be a huge asset to marketing and sellingDale Minyo talks with Luke Harbage at London JD Equipment location.our used inventory and Luke brings extensive experience in management, finance and agriculture” said Jeff Mitchell, CEO. “Both Ted’s promotion and the addition of Luke to our management team strengthen our business and our commitment to our customers as we continue to serve you for the future. “Miller is a graduate of Muskingum College and began his career at JD Equipment in 2002 as aSales Coordinator and was named the London Store Manager in 2005. Harbage comes to JD Equipment with more than 10 years of agricultural lending experience, having worked at Merchants National Bank and Rabobank after beginning his career at Farm Credit Services.“I’m excited to join the premier equipment dealership in Ohio,” Harbage said. “JD Equipment has a long history of providing customers with the best in equipment, service and parts, and giving back to the community by supporting educational and charitable causes. I look forward to contributing to the growth and development of JD Equipment in the ever-changing business environment we are all operating in.”Harbage is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing his MBA from Ohio University. He grew up on a family farm and continues to be active in in the family’s farming operations in South Charleston.last_img read more