first_imgSteve Kerr talks about Warriors’ ‘painful’ offseason, hopes for future Ivey played in two Final Fours with Notre Dame, including winning the 2001 national championship. She played five seasons in the WNBA before starting her coaching career as an administrative assistant at Xavier in 2005.Jenkins kept Potapenko (po-TAH-pen-ko) who was an assistant with the Grizzlies last season. He also has worked for Cleveland and Indiana in the NBA and in the G League. Jones was head coach of Memphis’ G League team last season and also spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz.McClure, who played at Duke, spent the past three seasons as assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers and started his coaching career in 2014 as a player development quality assurance assistant for the Spurs. Penn spent the past two seasons as director of player development at Ohio State. Spahija was an assistant with Jenkins in Atlanta between 2014 and 2017.The Grizzlies also named Jason March head coach of their G League team.ADVERTISEMENT The Grizzlies also announced Monday the hiring of Brad Jones, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Vitaly Potapenko and Neven Spahija.Jenkins says he’s thrilled to work with an experienced group of coaches with success at all levels as both players and coaches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIvey spent the past 12 seasons at her alma mater with the last four as Notre Dame’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. She helped the Fighting Irish go 385-55 with seven Final Four berths, six appearances in the NCAA title game and the 2018 national championship.Notre Dame congratulated Ivey on Twitter, saying the Grizzlies hired a good one. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, right, watches play with associate coach Niele Ivey, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The Memphis Grizzlies announced Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, that they have hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele Ivey among the new assistants for coach Taylor Jenkins. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)MEMPHIS, Tennessee— The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele  Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins’ staff.There are now nine women coaches in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’center_img MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Benefits of township living OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summerlast_img read more

first_imgA Policeman on Tuesday appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly to answer to the charge of illegal possession of ammunition.Jermaine Camel, who resides on the East Coast of Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 24, 2016, Police ranks, acting upon information, conducted a search of Camel’s belongings at the Guyana Police Force Headquarters, Eve Leary and found ammunition.In court on Tuesday, the prosecution pointed out only Camel has access to the cupboard where the ammunition was found.Defence Attorney Mark Conway, however, told the Court that the ammunition that was found was not in the possession of Camel, but in a shared cupboard. The cupboard is located in a room with eight bunk beds, the lawyer said. Attorney Conway requested bail for the defendant, but the prosecution objected. Camel was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 20.last_img read more

first_img – Associated Press EMMY WINNERS A partial list of winners in the creative arts categories of the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Animated Program (less than one hour): “The Simpsons,” Fox. Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Leslie Jordan, “Will & Grace,” NBC. Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Christian Clemenson, “Boston Legal,” ABC. Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Cloris Leachman, “Malcolm in the Middle,” Fox. Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Patricia Clarkson, “Six Feet Under,” HBO. Reality Program: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” ABC. Variety, Music or Comedy Special: “The XX Olympic Winter Games – Opening Ceremony,” NBC. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe celebrities get their party next Sunday, when the Primetime Emmy Awards are presented. The Creative Arts awards are like a junior Emmys, producers said, a prelude to the big show. “The only thing you notice that’s different is instead of stars coming up to accept the awards, it’s people from makeup and hair and so on,” producer Michael Hoey told The Associated Press. Seventy-two prizes – the bulk of the television academy’s annual prime-time Emmy honors – were presented Saturday night. HBO was the leader with 17 awards, followed by ABC with 10 and NBC with eight. CBS, Fox and PBS received seven each. The most honored program was HBO’s miniseries “Elizabeth I,” which received five awards. The 3 1/2-hour ceremony will be edited into a two-hour show scheduled to air next Saturday on the E! cable channel. At first glance, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards looked like any other glitzy Hollywood awards show. The Shrine Auditorium swarmed with guests in tuxedos and fancy gowns. There was a parade of limousines and a mile-long red carpet flanked with photographers. But there was hardly a star in sight. Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys honored television’s behind-the-scenes workers – the makeup artists, casting directors, sound editors, set designers and others who bring TV shows to life. last_img read more

first_imgUCLA softball coach Sue Enquist, winner of an NCAA-record 11 national titles as a player or coach, will retire Jan. 1. Enquist has been the face of UCLA softball for more than 31 years. She was the program’s first All-American player, the sport’s first inductee into the UCLA Hall of Fame and only the second coach the most storied program in collegiate softball has ever known. She retires with the highest winning percentage of any current or former Division I head coach (.835). Her only peer is Arizona and U.S. National team head coach Mike Candrea, who has an (.834) career winning percentage. Longtime assistant Kelly Inouye-Perez has been chosen as her successor. The move stunned many in the UCLA community, but not former All-American and two-time Olympic gold medallist Stacey Nuveman, who played for Enquist from 1997-2002. “My first reaction was the timing. Why now? Why January?” she said. “Why not coach another year? But ultimately it comes down to her wanting to bow out gracefully and with as little pomp and circumstance as possible. “That’s just her style. As much as she’s the leader of UCLA softball, she doesn’t really like the spotlight. She’d hate doing a farewell tour. It would drive her up the wall.” In a 2005 interview with the Daily News, Enquist said she wouldn’t seek any fanfare when she retired. “When I’m done with coaching, it’ll be Bam, I’m out of here,’ “she said. “I’m not going to be one of those people who is like, I think I’m done, I think I’m done, retirement tour, no no no.’ “When I’m gone, I’m gone. I’ll be off surfing.” That’s not just a euphemism. Enquist has been an avid surfer for most of her life. You can find her surfing just about every morning at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. UCLA, though, isn’t quite ready to let her go. Enquist has been asked to stay on as the Director of Major Gifts for the UCLA Athletics External Relations Office. “For over 31 years, I have loved UCLA as a player and a coach,” Enquist said Tuesday afternoon. “I am thrilled to continue my relationship with UCLA Athletics in Development. I am fortunate to step down as the head coach of UCLA softball with my passion and excitement for the game intact. I will continue to be a spokesman for our great sport.” Inouye-Perez was a three-time all Pac-10 selection (1989, 1990, 1992). She has been on Enquist’s staff for 13 years, working mainly with pitchers, catchers and infielders. Lisa Fernandez, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and considered the greatest player in school history, will join the staff as an assistant. Nuveman was excited to hear that Enquist had passed the torch to Inouye-Perez. “I can’t imagine anybody else doing it,” Nuveman said. “It’s going to be a challenge for Kelly to pick it up, but she’s been mentored by the best.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips 160Want 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

first_imgHe now expects them to show Celtic they are over the defeat and ready for the next challenge.“What better game to get yourself back up for?” he asked. “Obviously there was disappointment around the club on Monday, that’s only natural. But we’re over it now and what an opportunity we have on Wednesday night.“We were in the game for 55 minutes, make no mistake, so we’ll make sure we’re ready to go again. That’s the belief, they’re not shattered by any stretch of the imagination.” He added: “They’re extremely disappointed because for me the game was only bubbling. “We didn’t lose because of that decision, the game was effectively over because of the decision but we didn’t lose it.”Robinson had been pleased with the optimism his players had shown before Moussa Dembele converted from the spot.“We had just had a world-class save from Craig Gordon from Louis Moult,” he said. “We had a potential penalty claim turned down, so the game was just heating up. “We put Craig Tanner on, we were going with three forwards, we were being brave. We might have got countered, we might have lost 3-0, who knows?”He added: “But I thought it was a really competitive game, which the Celtic players actually said to me afterwards. “We intend to make it that again on Wednesday night and we’re right up for it again. They couldn’t break us down, they looked a little bit rattled in terms of what their decision-making would be. “We didn’t concede any goals after the penalty, when we were down to ten men. Celtic know they were in a game for 55 minutes and we know the same. Everyone’s fit, firing and ready to go.” Stephen Robinson believes his Motherwell side will be more than a match for Celtic when they face each other again on Wednesday.The Steelmen lost Sunday’s League Cup final at Hampden but he says Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership tie at Fir Park against Brendan Rodgers’ men is the ideal fixture to bounce back in.Celtic have now stretched their unbeaten domestic run to 65 games after winning 2-0 at the national stadium and securing their fourth consecutive trophy.Robinson says his side showed they were capable of challenging the champions in their first meeting of the season but believes the controversial penalty decision on 55 minutes killed the game as a contest.last_img read more

first_imgMayor James Pat McDaid popped the question to his girlfriend – and she said yes! Theresa Canning from Glenswilly happily accepted the Mayor’s proposal this weekend.Mayor McDaid took over from Gerry McGonagle in June 2016 as the Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District. A busy man, Mayor McDaid is also a keen footballer and captained the Glenswilly senior GAA team.Mayor James Pat McDaid pops the question was last modified: January 29th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:engagementglenswillyjames pat mc daidMayortheresa canninglast_img read more

first_imgShare This!Hi Everyone! Lily again — and this week I’m going to Animal Kingdom. But first, did you figure out where the turtle carving appears in Magic Kingdom that I showed you last week? If you guessed in Adventureland, across from Sunshine Tree Terrace, you’re right! If you didn’t guess that, next time you’re in the Magic Kingdom, you’ll want to look for it. Now how about some real animals?The black swan is usually in the pond once you enter Animal Kingdom. Sometimes it’s hiding, so you may want to look for it. Sometimes you might see a swan with a black neck and a white body, too.These are the macaws. One of them is hiding. The one in front really wanted his picture taken!Looks like the ibis wanted to be in the picture too!This is an iguana. This is the first time I’ve ever seen him move. Usually he is on a rock out in the sun. You can find him on the trail across from the macaws.There are five tortoises in this exhibit (you can only see three in the picture, though). The two in the middle were running at each other, but almost in slow motion. I looked it up online, and the fastest they can run is 0.3 mph. That’s slow!These are the cotton top tamarins. It looks like they have cotton on their heads. When I saw them before we were going to eat breakfast, they were eating breakfast.This is a Lion mural at Festival of the Lion King theater. It is made of beer cans that were squished.I play Pokemon GO in the parks a lot, and the Pokestops have a description telling about what it shows in the picture. You can learn a lot of things this way.On to Pandora! This is my favorite land in Animal Kingdom. These are some pretty plants I saw on the way in. The line for Flight of Passage was hours long. It went almost as far back as Africa!These are the drums in Pandora. I love playing with them! There was a concert that just happened.These are the spitting water creatures that are in the pond of Pandora. They spit water out for their hunting technique.They also look like a creature in Pokemon GO called an omanyte. (My mom took this picture.)This is a picture of a flower in Pandora.This is a really big plant right when you come in that you can pet and sprays mist and shoots water. This is a picture of me petting the plant.Those pictures were from the day, but sometimes we go to Animal Kingdom at night, too. One night this summer, I went to Dinoland and played games with tickets you can buy there. This is one of the games I’m best at. I won a dinosaur one time and a seahorse this time.This is a show for Donald’s Dino-Bash. Chip and Dale are dancing in dinosaur costumes.At night, these flower floats are in the show that’s called Rivers of Light.I took a picture of the Tree of Life, because you have to take a picture of the Tree of Life!The other thing you have to do is go on the bouncy bridge. If you run on it or jump on it, it will bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce. You can find it when you’re leaving the park by going into the shaded rock area at the top of the hill on the way to the exit.That’s it for my visit to Animal Kingdom. What do you like to do there? Have you ever won a prize from the ticket games? Let me know. See you real soon!last_img read more

first_imgA hybrid scientist Mthunzi’s interest in the field developed when she joined the CSIR’s Laser Centre in 2004, as a biochemist. “I didn’t even know what a laser was,” she recalls. “I was encouraged to do a PhD in laser physics, and I found the field very exciting.” She’s always had an interest in various branches of science such as medicine, physics and natural sciences and even zoology. “I see science in everything.” With biophotonics, she can experiment in all these areas, but Mthunzi says the country needs researchers who are experienced in multiple disciplines. “If I only knew biology, I would be limited in what I can do and come up with,” she says. “Some people call me a hybrid because my undergraduate qualification and my Master’s are in biology, followed by a PhD in physics, but I see myself as just a scientist.” Her peers in laser research are mostly physicists and from that perspective her biology background is somewhat unusual. “But it has equipped me perfectly for the job,” she says.Growing biophotonics and science in SA Mthunzi set up a fully functioning biophotonics laboratory at the CSIR and the facility is closely integrated with nearby optical laboratories on the council’s campus in Pretoria. The laboratories are within walking distance of each other, which makes research work much easier. She says South Africa needs more scientists and she enjoys promoting the field. She belongs to the South African Young Academy of Science, an organisation that contributes towards the development of scientific capacity and awareness in South Africa and promotes science at all levels of education. What she would like to see is a greater interest in biophotonics in the country. Mthunzi hopes that in the future biophotonics will become an established discipline locally and be taught as a degree. She says young people also need mentors to inspire them because that’s what helped her achieve her goals. “What helped me as a child is being surrounded by good mentors,” she says. “My aunt was my mentor. She was such a guru. I wanted to be just like her.” The aunt was a teacher and the first person in her family to obtain a Master’s degree.Other South Africans on the list Two other South African women, both prominent figures in the media industry, were also recognised by Forbes Magazine. Yolanda Sangweni is a senior editor at ESSENCE.com, one of the leading publications for black women in the US. She is also the co-founder of AfriPOP!, an online magazine that focuses on contemporary African youth culture, music, fashion and film from an Afropolitan perspective. Journalist, broadcaster and author Redi Tlhabi is the producer of a documentary on the former South African president Thabo Mbeki. She is also a columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper and author of Endings and Beginnings: A Story of Healing, a book based on her childhood experiences. Tlhabi is the host of a new talk show on Al Jazeera English television channel that will focus on politics, culture, music, health and science. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. 11 January 2013 South African scientist Dr Patience Mthunzi has been named on Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of the 20 “Youngest Power Women in Africa” – women under the age of 45 who are bringing about positive change on the continent through their influence on business, technology, science, policy or the media. Mthunzi, a scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), was recognised for her pioneering work in the area of biophotonics, a field of science that enables microscopic study of biological molecules, cells and tissue using laser. Mthunzi is one of only three South Africans to be listed in the magazine – the other two are both prominent figures in the media industry. She heard about the listing late in December, and says that making it onto the prestigious list was completely unexpected. “I feel so honoured and humbled for being one of the three South Africans to have made it onto this list,” she says.International reputation, accolades Mthunzi is fast gaining an international reputation for her work, and she says although she doesn’t work for accolades, the recognition inspires and motivates her to do more. In April last year, she was honoured by President Jacob Zuma with the Order of Mapungubwe in Bronze, one of the country’s highest national awards, for her local and international contribution in biophotonics. This order is awarded to South African citizens for excellence and exceptional achievement. She is South Africa’s only senior scientist for the biophotonics research group within the CSIR National Laser Centre, and she is also the first biophotonics PhD graduate in South Africa. As she was unable to study biophotonics at a local university, Mthunzi became the first South African PhD student at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of St Andrews in Scotland.Developing innovative testing devices Biophotonics is an emerging area of science in South Africa. Mthunzi explains that it is a versatile, multi-disciplinary field that can be applied to find solutions for challenges in areas such as medicine, agriculture, environmental and life sciences. Research conducted under the umbrella of biophotonics involves disciplines such as physics, biology, medicine and engineering. Part of Mthunzi’s job description is to come up with novel ideas, and that is what she loves most about her work. She’s leading a project to determine possible medical applications using laser technology. “The field has applications for any disease,” she says. She is developing an HIV testing device that makes use of lasers to test blood samples. The device will be particularly useful in remote areas of the country and could change the way HIV testing is done. “Often people in rural areas have to walk long distances to clinics to get tested,” she says. “By the time they get there, it is too late to draw blood and send it with a courier to be tested at a laboratory elsewhere.” Mthunzi explains that the testing tool would be based on site at a clinic. She would like to design the device in such a way that it doesn’t require a medical professional to operate it. “It will be possible to get results immediately and will be easy to use, even by volunteer staff who receive some training,” she says. She is also working on introducing DNA and genes into stem cells and finding applications for lasers in the treatment of cancer. “Our cancer research is looking into ways to separate cancerous and non-cancerous cells.”last_img read more

first_img26 June 2014Sydwell Sihlangu, who is doing his Masters degree in crop science at North West University, has managed to cultivate oyster mushrooms in the dry climate of Mahikeng.Usually the mushrooms were grown in temperate and sub-tropical regions, “none of which Mafikeng [Mahikeng] offers, making this a milestone for crop science and a major development in food security”, the university said.The region is semi-arid, and the town’s summer temperatures can go up to 37°C, making it unsuitable for cultivation of the mushrooms. “The oyster mushroom is one of the most important macro fungi, producing high levels of quality protein for various agro-wastes,” the university stated.“I am especially proud, because it is a real breakthrough in terms of crop science,” Sihlangu said. “I plan to work even harder and create more recognition for small-scale farmers and the important role they play in the country’s economy.”Sihlangu worked under the supervision of Dr Khosi RamachelaHow it was doneSihlangu made use of crop residues to successfully grow the mushrooms.The university said the concept used – using non-conventional crop production with existing agricultural systems – could improve conditions for small-scale farmers.“Plant hormones are involved in several stages of plant growth and development. The objective therefore was to investigate the effects of different plant substrates and growth hormones on the growth characteristics and nutrient content of oyster mushroom species in the arid and semi-arid regions.”Thesis and workSihlangu’s thesis is titled “Effect of different plant substrates and growth hormones on the growth characteristics and nutrient content of oyster mushroom species (pleurotus ostreatus) in the semi-arid region”.He has been working with the assistance of Neo Makhobela, an honours student.The Mpumalanga-born student would like to continue to work with small-scale farmers to share his knowledge and possibly train them.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgThe Nebraska motor fuels tax rate is increased to 28.4 cents per gallon from January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018. Previously, the rate was 27.0 cents per gallon.The full text of the news release is available at: http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/news_rel/dec_17/Motor_Fuels_Tax_Rate_12-22-2017.html.News Release, Nebraska Department of Revenue, December 22, 2017Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more