BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Houston In Battle of Cougars

first_imgNovember 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Houston In Battle of Cougars FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, BYU men’s basketball concludes the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup as they host the Houston Cougars of the American Athletic Conference.BYU head coach Dave Rose will be meeting his alma mater as he played for the famed Phi Slamma Jamma 1983 Houston squad that featured future NBA legends Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon.The Houston Cougars lead the all-time series 5-2 and are 1-1 in the series at Provo, winning the last game at the Marriott Center, 89-69 in 1996.Yoeli Childs is averaging a double-double this season for BYU, posting 20.7 points and 12.5 rebounds thus far for his 5-1 squad.Houston comes in with a perfect 3-0 record on the season under veteran head coach Kelvin Sampson, who is in his 26th season as a Division I head coach.In his fifth season with the Houston Cougars, he is 86-48 (.642), leading his squad to the NCAA Tournament last season.Junior guard Armani Brooks leads Houston with 20 points and 4.7 rebounds per game Written by Tags: American Athletic/Armani Brooks/BYU Men’s Basketball/Clyde Drexler/Cougar Cup/Dave Rose/Hakeem Olajuwon/Houston Cougars/Kelvin Sampson/NCAA Tournament/Phi Slamma Jamma/Yoeli Childs Brad Jameslast_img read more

JUST IN: COMMUNITY ICON AND PROMINENT ATTORNEY TED C. ZIEMER PASSES

first_imgEVANSVILLE, Ind. — Community Icon and longtime Evansville attorney, Ted Ziemer, JR.has died. He was 84 years old.  At his passing, he was surrounded by family and friends.Ted C Ziemer, JR was an outstanding attorney who was involved in every aspect of our community,  He was extremely popular and generousTed C. Ziemer, JR. has a Bachelor of Science, St. Louis University. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from  Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington).  Ted is a partner in the Law Firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP.  His law firm specializes in Health Care, Corporation, Probate, Real Estate, and Municipal Law.  He was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana in 1962 and was admitted to practice United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana in 1962He was a major fundraiser for the State and local Republican Party and served as past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern Indiana Foundation and the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Southwest Indiana Public Broadcasting Inc., Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, Chamber of Commerce, Evansville Museum, the United Way of Southwestern Indiana and the first Board of Directors of Holly’s House.He also co-chaired fundraising efforts for the recently completed Mickey’s Kingdom Park.Mr. Ziemer was the Corporate Council for the City of Evansville.He was a Member, American Bar Association, Member of the Health Care Forum, American Bar Association,Member, Real Estate Forum, American Bar Association, Member, Evansville Bar Association, Member, Indiana State Bar Association (1962 to Present); Member of House of Delegates and Chairman of Young Lawyers Section (1970-­1972); Chairman, Youthful Offenders Committee (1970-1972), Member, Indiana State Bar Foundation Board of Directors (1973-1975)Bachelor of Science, St. Louis University – 1956Bachelor of Laws, Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington) – 1962Our firstIn 2017 Ted and his wife Clara were selected AS the City-County OBSERVER “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners. Ted and his wife Carla created the “Ted & Clare Ziemer Society.”  The “Ted and Clare Ziemer Society” is a fundraising arm of St. Vincent-Evansville Foundation to benefit needy pediatric patients and others. Over the years they have raised many hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the less fortunate of our community.He and his Wife, Clara, have three (3) children.  Ellen Clara, Kathryn Diane andTheodore Charles IV.Funeral arrangements are pending.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Pulaski Skyway will be closed this weekend

first_imgJERSEY CITY – In anticipation of switching all traffic onto southbound lanes, the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced that all lanes on the Pulaski Skyway will be closed for the upcoming June 1-to-3 weekend. This traffic shift is a necessary step to reopening northbound lanes this summer.NJDOT officials announced that southbound traffic on the Pulaski Skyway is scheduled to be shifted from the northbound lanes back onto the newly-completed southbound lanes on Monday, in advance of reopening to two-way traffic this summer as the redecking portion of the $1 billion rehabilitation project nears completion.In order to implement the traffic shift, a full closure of the Skyway is necessary this weekend.To avoid delays, NJDOT is encouraging motorists to use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations west and south, including I-78, or to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck southbound.Beginning at 11 p.m., Friday, June 1 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 4, NJDOT’s contractor, CCA Civil Inc.- Daidone Joint Venture, is scheduled to close the Pulaski Skyway southbound at the off ramp to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 southbound to remove construction barriers and restripe the roadway in order to shift southbound traffic back onto the completed southbound lanes by Monday morning.Before northbound traffic can be restored, the temporary guiderail separating northbound and southbound lanes will be removed and minor paving will be completed. In addition, the median barrier will be installed on a portion of the east end of the Skyway. Once this work is completed over the next several weeks, the northbound lanes will be reopened.Heavy congestion and delays are expected in Tonnelle Circle this weekend during the full closure. The work is being coordinated with adjacent projects. The Pulaski Skyway Contract 2 project that is rehabilitating Route 139 upper and lower levels will be working, however traffic will be maintained westbound on the lower level this weekend.NJDOT created a project-specific website – www.pulaskiskyway.com – which contains a wealth of information about the Skyway and the project and will be updated with relevant new information as work progresses. The department is carefully coordinating the Pulaski Skyway project with other regional transportation infrastructure projects to minimize traffic congestion.The Department has a project hotline telephone number, (973) 776-7400, and email, [email protected] who has questions, concerns, or suggestions is encouraged to contact the Project Outreach Team as work progresses.NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work. Follow the information on Twitter @Skywayrehab and visit www.511nj.org for travel advisories. SKYWAY TO CLOSE FOR WEEKEND – As part of the final stages of the reconstruction project, the Pulaski Skyway will be closed to all traffic this weekend, and traffic on Monday will use the southbound lanes instead of the northbound lanes currently in use. ×SKYWAY TO CLOSE FOR WEEKEND – As part of the final stages of the reconstruction project, the Pulaski Skyway will be closed to all traffic this weekend, and traffic on Monday will use the southbound lanes instead of the northbound lanes currently in use.last_img read more

COVID-19 vaccine clinic now open at Hedwig Memorial Center in South Bend

first_imgIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Berrien County Health Department) As part of the push by the state of Indiana to get as many elderly Hoosiers vaccinated for coronavirus as possible in the next week, a new vaccine clinic had a soft opening on Monday.A full-scale opening will take place today at the Hedwig Memorial Center in South Bend. The clinic is run entirely by the St. Joseph County Health Department.“It’ll take a few days to work out the kinks, but it’s a great vaccine and we’re thrilled to offer it to the community,” said Dr. Robert Einterz, the county’s health officer. “As more and more people get vaccinated and the message gets out there into the community, these individuals, more and more, will be ready to become vaccinated.”But, they will only be able to vaccinate Hoosiers in northern Indiana if they have enough vaccine to do it. That seems to be a bit of an issue not just in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties, but all over the country.“We only received 1,600 doses,” Einterz added. “And we know there are probably 6,000 to 8,000 individuals (over 80-years-old) who might want the vaccine in the county.”HHS Secretary Alex Azar had said back in December that he expects around 100 million Americans to be vaccinated by the end of February. Right now, the country is behind that schedule with only around seven million people in the U.S. having gotten either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.In Indiana, only 130,000 Hoosiers have been vaccinated so far, even though CDC numbers show the state has received around 400,000 doses in the last month and a half since the Pfizer vaccine was approved by federal health experts.“There are lots of different reasons for why it’s been as slow as it’s been,” said Dr. Daniel Nafziger, the chief medical officer at Goshen Hospital in Elkhart County. “A lot of it relates to a lack of funding and a lack of healthcare workers.”Despite the slower than expected rollout, health experts are doubling down on their message that you should get the vaccine once it is available for you to do so. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – January 12, 2021 1 1852 COVID-19 vaccine clinic now open at Hedwig Memorial Center in South Bend Google+ Twitter Previous articleSemi driver killed in crash on Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange CountyNext articleHoosier State has placed $2 billion in bets since online wagering began Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

PREMIERE: Mama Magnolia Displays Grit And Grace On Self-Titled EP [Listen]

first_imgMama Magnolia‘s roots date back to 2013, when the majority of band’s members were enrolled in the music program at the University of Denver. With a keen ear for classical jazz compositions, the six-piece started jamming outside of their curricula and started to develop their unique sound. Comprised of Megan Letts (lead vocals, keys), Thomas Jennings (guitar), Zach Jackson (bass, vocals), Jackson Hillmer (drums), Carrie McCune (trumpet, vocals) and Alex Cazet (saxophone), Mama Magnolia incorporates elements of rock n’ roll, funk, soul, R&B, and so much more, to create the electrifying live shows they bring to any city lucky enough to host them.In 2016, Mama Magnolia released their independent debut EP, Something About Fire, while hitting the Colorado live music scene and beyond as hard as they could. Opening up for beloved live acts such as the California Honeydrops and Marco Benevento, the six-piece earned the respect of their hometown community, appearing regularly at Denver’s fixture arts and industry events.Their 2019 self-titled full-length, Mama Magnolia, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producers and engineers Steven Vidaic and Mike Yach, with Mama Magnolia trying to constantly emulate a live sound and approach with their recording process. “There’s a lot going on,” Megan Letts admits to Live For Live Music. “We certainly get down, but we’re not a rock band per se. It’s retro, but there’s a grittier side with the horns. Most of us grew up as jazz nerds. After playing by the book for so long, we’ve allowed ourselves to push the boundaries. It feels good.”“We tracked everything together, so drums, bass, guitar, horns, and keys were all done live,” recalls Megan. “That really captured who we are. We just react to each other very well musically. It’s a symbiotic relationship. The EP was like a preview; this second EP and upcoming record is an introduction to who we truly are and what we sound like.”The single “Half His Heart” opens up the world of Mama Magnolia. “Lyrically it’s about discovering the good in people even when they don’t seem like good people,” she explains. “Half of your heart is being told to be a certain way, but you still have that pure serenity somewhere inside you.”Meanwhile, “Ain’t Your Mama” tempers a simmering musical groove with raucous and robust vocals punctuated by funky bass and rambling horns.“It’s a reminder to bad roommates,” smiles the singer. “Clean up after your own self, because I’m not your mom! So many of our songs have these deep, intentional meanings and shadowy lyrics. This is very straightforward!”In the end, the soul of Mama Magnolia comes from the “family” bond shared by all six members.“Our fans always say we’re like a family,” Megan leaves off. “We can express anything musically, because we’re so comfortable with each other. We just like sharing our music with everybody as a family. When you listen to us, I hope you take away that experience. You’re a part of it too.”On Friday, November 2nd, Mama Magnolia will release the first half of their brand-new self-titled album as an EP. Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Mama Magnolia, Pt.1 in its entirety before it’s official release.You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of Mama Magnolia’s new self-titled EP for yourself below. If you like what you hear, make sure to snag a copy of the band’s full album when it’s released Spring 2019. For more information on the band’s upcoming shows, check out their tour dates listed below or head to their website here.last_img read more

The housing industry, adrift

first_imgAddressing a packed house at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) on Tuesday evening, former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez called for bipartisan solutions to the nation’s housing problems that would largely reduce the role of the federal government and transfer initiative to the private sector.“After the November election, no matter who wins, it is my hope that Republicans and Democrats will work together to repair the housing market,” said Martinez, a Florida Republican who also was secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for several years under President George W. Bush.Martinez delivered the 13th annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, with his topic “America’s Housing Policy: Charting a Course for Recovery.”Introducing Martinez, Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the GSD’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, emphasized that Dunlop, the late Lamont University Professor emeritus, was renowned for his bipartisan spirit, having advised every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.Affirming the importance of crafting bipartisan solutions, Martinez emphasized his respect for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat with whom he once worked in the Senate.“Sen. Kennedy was that rare kind of breed who had the ability to maintain his principles and also reach across the aisle to make a deal,” Martinez said. “We often sat around a table and sought to come together on issues.”Summarizing the continuing ills in housing, Martinez said, “After six years of decline, few would have predicted that the U.S. housing market would still be trying to find its footing.”He said that 11 million American households are underwater on their mortgages (with the value of their homes below what they owe on their mortgages), and 1.2 million Americans are in the foreclosure process, with minorities disproportionately affected.While acknowledging that “home ownership is the American dream” and describing his own Cuban-American family’s pride “when we bought our first home in America,” Martinez bemoaned the lack of prudent underwriting in home financing before the crisis, as well as inadequate regulatory oversight of said financing.“In hindsight,” he said, “it’s obvious there were insufficient controls to prevent practices like reverse redlining,” whereby lenders targeted poor neighborhoods with predatory credit products such as subprime mortgages.Turning to potential solutions, Martinez began by admitting “there are no magic remedies.” He said that “government is playing far too large a role in our housing finance system” and needs to “allow the private sector to step in and fill the gap.” He called for “circumscribing the government’s role” to one of “an insurance backdrop of last resort.” Martinez was especially critical of a financial system where “profits get privatized and losses get socialized” via taxpayer-funded bailouts.As for the private sector’s role, Martinez, who is chairman of the J.P. Morgan Foundation, called for more “prudent underwriting” of mortgages. Banks need to be more careful about extending loans to customers with dubious credit histories. He also called for a more robust financial system that “must be able to weather dips in market conditions.”Martinez reserved much of his time to bemoaning a lack of clarity in new financial reforms like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Pointing to the uncertainty surrounding new financial regulations, Martinez said that “their effect on credit availability could be devastating” for the housing market.“I have a suggestion for the next president,” Martinez continued. “Issue an executive order to inventory all of these new rules and regulations and assess their overall impact on mortgage lending. We need a much clearer picture” of the impact of these regulations. Most of all, Martinez said, “We must strike the right balance between protecting consumers and expanding credit for qualified borrowers.”Martinez concluded by reaffirming the importance of housing as a bellwether for economic recovery, and asking that government address the issue right after the election, because, he said, “Housing is just too important to be put off for another day.”last_img read more

Weekend Poll! Kristin Chenoweth as Jean Valjean?

first_imgKristin Chenoweth can do it all: she’s got great comedic timing, she can nail a dramatic ballad and she’s just as comfortable singing opera as she is belting out a tune from Wicked. Whether she’s channeling Eliza Doolittle, Sally Bowles or Jean Valjean, there’s one thing we know for sure—this Tony-winner is wildly entertaining. Of all the roles that Kristin Chenoweth takes on in her new album Coming Home, which one would you pay to see the On the Twentieth Century star actually tackle onstage? Sure, she’s not exactly the right type to play Dorothy Gale or prisoner 24601, but let your imagination run wild for a second. Cast your vote below, then pick up her new album in stores and online November 17! Kristin Chenoweth View Commentscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

South Africa’s Ace Magashule: Arrest warrant issued for ANC official

first_imgGoverning party official Ace Magashule is accused of corruption, which he denies.- Advertisement –last_img

Coronavirus: British Athletics to continue athlete funding during pandemic | Athletics News

first_imgHannah Cockroft, Jonnie Peacock and Sammi Kinghorn remain on the Paralympic programme while Jemma Reekie and Andrew Pozzi are included in Olympic podium potential funding.This year’s Tokyo Olympics was postponed until 2021 because of the pandemic and athletes will be supported, having been before it was rescheduled.World class programme director Steve Paulding said: “The last few months have provided many challenges for everyone, so we are pleased to be able to retain all the athletes who were on the world class programme last year, for 2021.- Advertisement – “Additionally, we are delighted to be looking at creating alternative ways to support several athletes via a Tokyo Support Package.“These discussions are taking place following a year in sport which has been like no other we have experienced.“We want to engage and support as many athletes as possible who have shown real potential for Tokyo during the disrupted season, but we have not been able to add to the Olympic WCP.“So, we will aim to support a limited number of athletes in accessing the support which will help them achieve this.” Dina Asher-Smith, 200m world champion, is just one of the British athletes who will maintain their world class funding – Advertisement – British Athletics has kept all current athletes on its world class funding programme for next year.No athlete has lost their place on the programme as the sport battles the coronavirus crisis.Sir Mo Farah, a four-time Olympic champion, 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith and world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson are all included in Olympic podium funding.- Advertisement –center_img Dina Asher-Smith, 200m world champion, is just one of the British athletes who will maintain their world class funding
Dina Asher-Smith, 200m world champion, is just one of the British athletes who will maintain their world class funding

Twitter takes down QAnon conspiracy theorist accounts

first_imgTwitter has removed more than 7,000 accounts linked to the “QAnon” movement over abuse and harassment concerns, saying Tuesday it will limit the spread of conspiracy theories by its supporters.Members of the informal, pro-Donald Trump group believe — with no credible evidence — that the United States has been ruled for decades by a criminal organization involving people they describe as the Satan-worshipping global elite, including Hollywood stars and the “deep state”.The right-wing group is also convinced of a secret plot against Trump, and its members have targeted his political opponents on social media with harassment. Topics : The FBI has identified QAnon as a potential domestic terrorism threat, according to US media.QAnon members have recently been involved in protests against measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, especially lockdowns and face masksTwitter said it would help stop the spread of QAnon conspiracy theories by, among other things, making sure the Twitter algorithm does not highlight sites and tweets associated with their accounts.It will also “block URLs associated with QAnon from being shared on Twitter.”Some 150,000 accounts will also be hidden from trends and search on Twitter, a spokesperson said.Supporters of the group claim that “Q” or “QAnon” is a mole in the president’s inner circle who has decided to reveal tidbits of intelligence concerning the global conspiracy on fringe internet platforms.While it originated on the edges, QAnon has built a growing following on mainstream social media platforms too. Some QAnon adherents are even running for Congress this November.Twitter’s decision comes after nearly 1,000 advertisers announced they were boycotting Facebook, demanding more aggressive action against content that promotes violence and hate.In April, Facebook removed 20 accounts, five pages and six groups linked to QAnon.center_img “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” Twitter said.”In line with this approach, this week we are taking further action on so-called ‘QAnon’ activity across the service,” it added.”We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension.”A spokesperson said that the social media giant had decided to act because QAnon followers were causing increasing harm.last_img read more