Chua willing to help UST Tigers ‘in any way,’ but not as coach

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “My boss is always willing to help especially if it’s a sport program. He’ll be quick to lend support once he sees the plan.”Chua added that members of UST’s alumni relations talked to him during the UAAP season if he can lend a hand to the Growling Tigers, but no formal negotiations have taken place between Chua and the school.But the UST alum added that he won’t be returning to coaching despite how tumultuous the situation in España.UST still doesn’t have a head coach after Boy Sablan’s exit, but rumors say De La Salle mentor Aldin Ayo will switch from the green-and-white to the black-and-gold.No matter what happens, though, it will never be Chua at helm. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Will I coach again? I haven’t coach for a while and I don’t even have a plan to return here in the PBA,” said Chua who coached Pop Cola, Tanduay, Sta. Lucia, and Ginebra. “Coaching’s hard because there are only two kinds of coaches, the ones who are fired and the ones who will get fired.”“For sure, I won’t coach UST but I’m willing to help in any way. If UST needs our help, why not? That’s where I came from, it hurts that it’s in this situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alfrancis Chua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas may just get a major boost, if former Glowing Goldy Alfrancis Chua gets his way.Chua, the sports director of San Miguel Corporation, said he’s “willing to help” his alma mater rise from the dirge it got itself into in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “I am willing to help, whatever contribution I can give I will give as long as we can hear that ‘Go USTe!’ chant once more,” said Chua in Filipino Wednesday at Okada Manila after the press conference for the 43rd season of the PBA.“Now you won’t even hear the ‘Go USTe!’ chant.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChua said the funding will come from the coffers of San Miguel Corporation with CEO Ramon Ang willing to lend support for the Growling Tigers, a team that finished 1-13 in Season 80.“With my boss RSA, if I talk to him to help my alma mater, he’ll help for sure,” said Chua who handles all three San Miguel teams in the PBA and Petron in the Philippine Super Liga. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments ABL: Alab falters late, falls to HK Eastern anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Almost there

first_imgPhoenix rose to 7-3 and will go for a sure twice-to-beat privilege in the quarterfinals on Nov. 4 when the Fuel Masters slug it out with Blackwater at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.And coach Louie Alas isn’t exactly thrilled at the way his charges pulled this one off.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I don’t think they played with the right attitude out there,” Alas said in Filipino after practically recalling all of his starters to the bench out of frustration in the third and letting his second unit do the catching up.“They might have thought that they could win this game through a shootout and not on the defensive end,” he said. View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA IMAGESPhoenix Petroleum worked itself out of a long stretch of bad plays in the second half to pull off a 103-97 win over Rain or Shine Wednesday as the Fuel Masters scheduled their biggest game thus far in franchise history.Blowing early command to trail by as big as 16 in the third quarter because of sloppy execution and horrid free throw shooting, the Fuel Masters got it all working together at the right time with Calvin Abueva and LA Revilla at the firing end to put the Elasto Painters away at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES As things stand, mighty San Miguel Beer, which thwarted NorthPort in the second game, 114-107, behind 21 points and 22 rebounds from Christian Standhardinger, is making a last ditch attempt at a top four berth.If Blackwater, which is at 6-3, wins its match on Saturday against Columbian in Laguna, whoever wins the Nov. 4 game will be guaranteed a quarterfinal bonus.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? BanKo Perlas whips Iriga-Navy Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugene Phelps didn’t have a particularly prolific offensive night, finishing with just 18. But he had 20 rebounds and he got a lot of support from Abueva, who topped off a similar 18-point outing with a driving short stab that helped take the pressure off Phoenix in the final minute.Revilla hit the biggest bucket at the crunch for the Fuel Masters, connecting on a triple from the right corner after being set up by Phelps for 98-93. He finished with 13 points.But all of Phoenix’s hard work in this game could go for naught if it doesn’t take care of business two Sundays from now, as the Elite will definitely prove to be tougher customers with Blackwater also in the running for a berth in the top four.“That will be a big game for us,” said Alas, who is hoping to spice up his first playoff appearance for this franchise with the playoff bonus.Rain or Shine played its fifth game in 12 nights and lost for the third straight game, bowing out of the playoff race but not after laying everything on the line and almost pulling this one off.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

BAO-CHICO Turns over US$64K Health Center to Gomgbeya Chiefdom

first_imgA US$64 health center built by the BAO-Chinese Iron Ore Exploration Company, (BAO-CHICO) was turned over to Gomgbeya Chiefdom last Tuesday in Gbarpolu County.The facility, located in Gokala, capital of Gomgbeya Chiefdom, contains offices, a maternal healthcare center, Out Patient Department and a dispensary.BAO-Chico Country Representative John Zhang, known in the community as John Jallah, recalled the difficulties at the beginning of the company’s exploration process in the chiefdom, and stated that with the support of traditional leaders and other stakeholders, the company achieved its objective.He paid special tribute to the elders and zoes and particularly to the memory of the late paramount chief of Gomgbeya Chiefdom, Jallah Lone, for supporting the company’s presence in the chiefdom.Zhang disclosed that the late paramount chief received BAO-Chico in Gomgbeya with open arms and stood by the company until it gained ground in the chiefdom.He used the occasion to commend President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for encouraging Liberia to form a partnership with China (PRC) that is geared toward mutual understanding and cooperation between the two countries.On behalf of the government, Mr. Paul Kinba, Assistant Gbarpolu County Superintendent for Development, described the health center as a dream come true at a time when the people desperately need it.He urged BAO-Chico to fence the facility and bring in Chinese doctors to work hand in hand with the Liberian government to ensure that the healthcare needs of the people are met.The construction of the center came as a result of an agreement reached between Gomgbeya Citizens Committee and BAO-Chico to use a portion of its Social Development Fund to build a healthcare center for the chiefdom.For his part Gbarpolu County Senator, Pro Tempore Armah Jallah, who spoke through a proxy, described BAO-Chico as a partner in his county’s reconstruction.He said BAO-Chico’s funding of the health center has demonstrated the company’s willingness to give back to the community in which it operates.He lauded the company for its continued support to the development of Gomgbeya Chiefdom through the construction of roads, bridges and the provision of social services to the people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

State being shortchanged of revenue – PPP

first_imgStockfeeds Limited saga…questions ‘lost’ profits from entity despite growthThe Parliamentary Opposition – People’s Progressive Party – has called out Guyana Stockfeeds (GSL) Limited in what it says is a scheme to con the State of its rightful share of revenue.According to the party here have been instances where GSL, whose principal shareholder is businessman Robert Badal, bought over assets for companies owned by Badal himself. Here the Party pointed to National Edible Oil and FatsOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoIncorporated (NEOFI).“When NEOFI, an edible oil company, solely owned by Badal ran into financial trouble, it had Guyana Stockfeeds (Guyana) buy over the assets of NEOFI thus bailing out this company owned 100 per cent by Badal,” the Party related.The PPP contends that the Popeyes franchise, once owned by Badal, was sold to Stockfeeds Limited’s local branch. But according to the PPP, the deal was later flipped and GSL was left with little to show for it. The Party stated that while there has been significant growth of GSL, the profits of the company tell another story.“When Popeye’s was later sold at a handsome profit, instead of the profit going to GSL, Badal reversed the sale from GSL, and concluded the sale in his own name for his own benefit, thus depriving GSL of the gain,” the Party stated in its release.“Under Mr Badal’s leadership, despite significant growth and new investments that saw GSL revenue grow by multiples over the last 20 years since privatisation, the profits of GSL did not reflect this same growth. Instead margins shrunk, and costs escalated. A comparison of imported material prices from related companies show that the cost of inputs paid by GSL were higher than that paid by competitors.”According to the PPP, these actions shortchanged the State of taxes and the minority shareholders of profits. The Party, therefore, questioned where these “lost” profits were going and whether they were being enjoyed by other companies.It is in fact the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) that is expected to collect dividends from its shares in Guyana Stockfeeds Limited (GSL). The company, whose majority shareholders are private, still has to pay the requisite taxes.Guyana Stock Feeds IncThe Guyana Stock Feeds Inc (GSFI) was established in 1960, with the main purpose of supplying animal feed to Guyana’s livestock sector. In 1975, the then Government nationalised the GSFI and thus it stayed until 1998 when it was put back into private hands.At the time, the State brought in a strategic partner to reorganise the business, which was losing market share to imported feeds. Today, after an initial consolidation period under new management, new rebranded Guyana Stockfeeds Limited is a conglomerate with interests in the livestock, rice, and edible oil sectors. The enterprise itself is located in an industrial park at Farm, East Bank Demerara.But NICIL’s time as a shareholder in the GSL has not been a smooth ride, withGuyana Stockfeeds at Farm EBDrepeated clashes over the years with principal shareholder Badal, who also owns the Pegasus Hotel. In fact, NICIL once took the GSL to court and obtained an injunction against the enterprise.Those issues recently gained new life in the public eye after questions were raised by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo about the Government’s failure to approach the Caribbean Court of Justice after the Appeals Court overturned the restoration of Government’s 38 per cent shares in GSL. The decision would favour Badal, a known supporter of the coalition Government, while relegating the State to just seven per cent in shares.In response, Badal was reported in sections of the press referencing hearsay that Jagdeo had threatened the initial judge to restore the shares and that “after I realised what happened, I appealed the decision and late last year the appeal court reversed that decision”.last_img read more

Royal flattened in semis

first_imgRoyal finished the season with a 9-2 dual meet record. Laguna Hills went on to beat North 53-12 in the title match. “Some of our guys were starstruck going against the No. 1 seed,” Carrillo said. “That happens in tournaments all the time. Teams see they’re the top seed so they must be the champions. That’s something that changes with maturity to realize we have to wrestle everyone like they are the No. 1 seed. We handed it to them before they earned it.” Royal is accustomed to coming into championship dual meets as the favorite, but that changed when the school was moved up to Div. II after winning the Div. V dual-meet title last season. “This goes to show that we’re not invisible,” said Paul Moomjean, Royal’s assistant coach. “We can’t be too hard on ourselves. They’re a team with 11 returners and six CIF placers.” The Highlanders only other loss came against Marmonte League rival Agoura last month. TORRANCE – The Royal of Simi Valley wrestling team huddled behind the scorer’s table Saturday night in an attempt to regain composure. The Highlanders had started flat and already lost two of their first three matches in the semifinal round of the Div. II dual meet championships at North High. “Our first loss was a wake up call,” said Kevin Dunn, who won his 125-pound match against Laguna Hills’ Max Nishimura. “This one shows we can still grow as a team.” The pep talk early in the meet sparked Matt Rulon, and he gave the Highlanders a bit of confidence when he beat Tim Weber, the Hawks’ 189-pounder. “(Weber) had pinned me really quick in a tournament earlier this year, so I was kind of worried about that,” Rulon said. “But our coach and one of our teammates (Ryan Brown) gave a good speech, and that got me going to beat him.” Marmonte League rival Thousand Oaks reached the quarterfinal round, in which it was eliminated by North. The Langers beat Rancho Cucamonga, the No. 7-ranked team in Div.II, 42-32 in the first round. “We came in here knowing we would have a tough time against some of these teams,” Thousand Oaks coach Kerry Lyne said. “But it served as practice for some of our guys and to get them ready for next week.” Crespi falls in first round: Crespi of Encino lost to Santiago of Garden Grove 45-30 in the first round of the Southern Section Division VI playoffs in Wildomar. ivan.orozco@daily news.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Recognizing the blank stares from the team bench as another Highlander appeared about to go down to defeat, coach Richard Carrillo called for a mid match meeting. It didn’t help. The Highlanders lost 11 of 14 weight divisions, nine by way of pin, and were kept from making a run at a second-consecutive CIF dual-meet title, losing 63-9 to top-ranked Laguna Hills. last_img read more

Deceased millionaire would not be happy about family row over estate

first_imgA deceased multi-millionaire Donegal businessman would not be happy if he could see his children fighting over his €250M estate, a court has been told.The family of the late Donegal Person of the Year, Hugh Green are back in court in New Zealand as part of a long-running courtroom battle between his three adult children over his will. Mr Green left his native Donegal in 1951, aged just 19, and was penniless but went on to build a massive fortune through farming and land deals.He died of cancer in 2012 aged 80 years leaving an estate of $400M (NZD).Now, three Court of Appeal judges in New Zealand have been asked to overturn a finding that Green’s last will, from April 2012, should be set aside because it was made under undue influence of his eldest son, John.If the High Court judgment to set aside the will is allowed to stand, John Green’s sister Maryanne, who worked alongside her father for many years in the family business, would be the only family member still a trustee.Lawyer Mark O’Brien, QC, told the court “If Hugh was looking down on us, he would not be happy.”Attempts had been made to find a solution to the dispute, but nothing had emerged, O’Brien told the court.The president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Stephen Kos, said it would be a great shame if there was no dialogue.Lawyer Harry Waalkens, QC, said there was no quibbling with the High Court judge’s finding that Hugh Green was vulnerable when he made his last will, but the question was the degree to which he was susceptible to influence.His strength of character was a common theme of the evidence, and it beggared belief that he would have allowed anything that did not accord with his own wishes, Waalkens said.O’Brien said the dispute was not about the money for anyone involved.The appeal was brought because the wider family wanted Hugh Green’s wishes respected. He wanted a “fair bit” to go to charity, and for the family to keep the businesses.But he did not want Maryanne to be a trustee if she would not work with siblings John and Frances, O’Brien said.There were potentially 17 beneficiaries of the trusts.Kos said the trusts could be headed for a period of court supervision before being returned to family control when things had settled down.The hearing is expected to take several days.Hugh Green, was born in Raphoe but raised in Letterkenny, where he often returned in his later years to spend summer months.He was awarded the joint Donegal Person of the year in 2012 and often donated to local charities including a donation of €200,000 to Letterkenny General Hospital to have a training academy built there.The courtroom stand-off will undoubtedly have angered the multi-millionaire modern-day Robin Hood who gave much of his money away to charitable including many in Ireland.He had always kept his business affairs private and insisted that the family should stick together.Green was honoured for his contribution to New Zealand society with a Papal Knighthood and also received an honorary degree from University College Galway.In latter years Green would often return to Donegal to spend several weeks there in the summer months and showed no trappings of his huge wealth.He drove an old jeep and would often get his wife Moira to darn his socks and mend his clothes.Deceased millionaire would not be happy about family row over estate was last modified: July 26th, 2016 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:donegalHugh GreenmillionaireNew Zealandlast_img read more

YOU GOTTA ‘ROLLER’ WITH IT SAYS HOUSE-SELLER

first_imgA Donegal man is selling his Gortahork home and throwing in his vintage Rolls Royce for a quick sale!The car, worth more than, €20,000, is a 1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit and belongs to Candan Adolphe.The six bedroom house is on the market for a very reasonable €170,000 having already been reduced by €10,000 in the past six months. Candan admits that he has had the house on the market for a number of months but has had no success.He says nobody seems to want to buy a house and thinks the ‘Roller’ might be a quirky incentive.YOU GOTTA ‘ROLLER’ WITH IT SAYS HOUSE-SELLER was last modified: December 15th, 2011 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:gortahorkROLLS ROYCElast_img read more

BODY OF MAN PUT IN ISOLATION IN LETTERKENNY AMID FEARS HE DIED FROM KILLER EBOLA DISEASE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: There has been a suspected case of killer disease Ebola in Co Donegal.The body of the man has been put in isolation.A man in his 40s and from Mountcharles was found dead showing signs of the disease.The body of the person, who recently returned from Sierra Leone in Africa, has been put in isolation at Letterkenny General Hospital. A statement from the HSE confirmed “The public health department was made aware earlier today of the remains of an individual, discovered early this morning, who had recently travelled to the one of the areas in Africa affected by the current Ebola virus disease outbreak.”It added that the appropriate national guidelines, in line with international best practice, are being followed by the public health team dealing with the situation.This means that the body of the deceased has been isolated to minimise the potential spread of any possible virus.Blood samples have been sent for laboratory testing to confirm whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease. The statement added “Until a diagnosis is confirmed, and as a precautionary measure, the individual’s remains will stay in the mortuary pending the laboratory results which are expected late tomorrow.”“The risk of transmission of any disease is considered to be extremely low.”As a precautionary measure, appropriate infection control procedures are being put in place in the community and at the mortuary pending the outcome of laboratory tests.Dr. Darina O’Flanagan, Head of the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre, said; “In general, the risk of contracting Ebola virus disease is extremely low and would involve very close personal contact with the infected individual or their body fluids for there to be any risk at all.”“We await the outcome of the laboratory tests before we will know whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease. The appropriate public health guidelines are being followed at every stage in this process as a precaution.” Further information on Ebola virus disease can be found on the HPSC’s website at http://www.hpsc.ie and http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Vectorborne/ViralHaemorrhagicFever/Ebola/BODY OF MAN PUT IN ISOLATION IN LETTERKENNY AMID FEARS HE DIED FROM KILLER EBOLA DISEASE was last modified: August 21st, 2014 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)last_img read more

Protests then and now

first_imgLast weekend, protesters gathered in downtown L.A. for an anti-war demonstration to mirror the larger concurrent event in Washington. Including perennial protester Martin Sheen and the requisite protest beat of pounding drums, the throng’s signs cried the modern anti-war equivalents of “Make love, not war”: “War is not the answer”; “No blood for oil” and, at this protest, “Who would Jesus bomb?” and “Eat Republicans/not animals.” No reports of signs decrying homicidal al-Qaida maniac Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s campaign for civil war in Iraq or active campaign of terror. No reports of protests against al-Zarqawi sawing off Nick Berg’s head. Also no reports of signs bearing pics of bloodied kids’ shirts being pulled out of Saddam’s mass graves in sites dotting the Iraqi landscape. But I digress. As protests get more outlandish and try to be bigger newsmakers – and become clearinghouses for any leftist cause – what exactly is the message they’re trying to send and how truly representative of the mainstream is that message? If a middle-of-the-road voter tells a pollster that they’re uncomfortable with the war, does that exactly ally them with Cindy Sheehan’s extremist ilk? And do those with the power to effect change even care about the elaborate costumes and vitriolic messages put forth in the protests? No electable administration – Republican or Democratic – will shape its foreign policy by these protests. Or are modern-day protests with the look and feel of showy productions – complete with a sprinkling of Hollywood elite – more about attempting to humiliate those in power than attempting to be a lasting influence driven by common sense rather than emotion? Every good production needs a stellar cast, and L.A.’s demonstration included a Grim Reaper, masked political characters and an inflatable Bush doll. The protest script included words that may not be true but make for high drama: “We are killing (Iraqis), enslaving them,” one L.A. protester told the AP. (A bevy of now-free bloggers writing from within Iraq would disagree.) Producers included the ANSWER coalition, which expresses support for human-rights-violating regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and North Korea. And do protesters even know what they’re talking about? New York-based documentary filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney has made myriad shorts at anti-war protests armed with a microphone and a cameraman, getting to know the demonstrators. What he captures is alternatingly hilarious and frightening, from theories of intergalactic Bush administration conspiracies to rank anti-Semitism displayed in the guise of peace. Maloney calmly interviews at times hysterical protesters. When one makes her standard blood-for-oil argument, he asks if all we wanted was oil, how come we didn’t just take it all in the first Gulf War? She is stumped. In another short, Maloney plays a quiz game with protesters, reading a quote citing Iraqi possession of weapons of mass destruction and giving protesters a multiple-choice list from which to pick the source. Most jump on the Bush choice, and few pick who actually said the quote: Bill Clinton. In the 2004 documentary “Celsius 41.11,” an opening clip shows a protester hollering into a camera that if a dictator provides schools and health care, “I like that dictator!” The film cuts to footage of Saddam’s goons chopping off a person’s fingers. When you move from the noble MLK-era civil rights protester into modern-day nutty extremist protester mode, can you expect anyone serious to take you seriously? Some of my left-leaning friends have visited these anti-war demonstrations and returned just shaking their heads, having seen the protests devolve from impassioned activists to forums of insane hatred and rabid anti-Americanism. Hence my favorite protest participants are the Protest Warriors, a group of mostly young men and women who dare to introduce the opposing viewpoint on crisp signs here and there at anti-war and anti-Israel (often one and the same) demonstrations. When they calmly step into the scene, they’re usually ordered to leave by those who profess to value free speech; they’re usually met with screaming or violence from “peace” protesters. The group’s very first sign read: “Except for ending slavery, fascism, Nazism and communism … War has never solved anything!” Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Program Recognized By WBCA For Academic Achievement

first_img 8 University of Northern Iowa Tanya Warren 3.609 A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPA’s are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by a WBCA member head coach and a team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated. The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community college women’s basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade point averages inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2016-17 season is the 22nd in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls. Rank Institution Head Coach GPA 10 Belmont University Cameron Newbauer 3.575 ATLANTA – The Drake University women’s basketball program ranked ninth in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2016-17 season with a 3.600 team grade point average, the WBCA announced Wednesday, July 19. 9 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.600 2 Robert Morris University Charlie Buscaglia 3.726 6 Miami University (Ohio) Megan Duffy 3.662 7 Bowling Green State University Jennifer Roos 3.625 This year’s award marks the fourth straight season Drake is ranked in the top 10 for the prestigious WBCA team academic honor. 4 St. Francis College Brooklyn John Thurston 3.689 Below is the top 10 for the 2016-17 WBCA Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division I: 1 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Kevin Borseth 3.819 5 Arizona State University Charli Turner Thorne 3.672 Print Friendly Version 3 University of South Dakota Dawn Plitzuweit 3.704last_img read more