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Statement from Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett on the passing of SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo

first_img“All of us in the Southland Conference are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo.  For those of us fortunate to have worked with and for him, he had a tremendous love for his family and SFA, and was always the greatest supporter of the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks sports teams.  He was always a strong advocate for the Southland Conference, serving as the chair of the league’s Board of Directors, and also represented the league at the highest level of NCAA Division I governance on numerous occasions. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Janice, daughter Paige, his grandson Jackson, the extended Pattillo family, and everyone in the SFA and Nacogdoches community.”last_img read more

Ray of hope for Schweinsteiger

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Bastian Schweinsteiger might still have a future at Manchester United.It seemed the former Germany captain would be on his way out of Old Trafford in January when he was told to train away from the first-team squad for the first few months of the season, and even written off as an asset in United’s published accounts in September.But the 32-year-old Schweinsteiger has impressed United manager Jose Mourinho with his attitude and determination. Having been asked to rejoin training with the senior team last month, the midfielder made his first appearance of the season as a substitute in United’s 4-1 win over West Ham in the English League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Suddenly, Schweinsteiger is on Mourinho’s radar. Mourinho, famously dubbed the ‘Special One’ during his time at Chelsea, is calling Schweinsteiger the ‘Powerful One’.”In the summer, we try to make something happen for Bastian to have a different future,” Mourinho said yesterday. “He decided to stay, even in difficult circumstances. He worked for that, he deserved that little happiness of the last match.”In January, he will be the powerful one, probably with better feelings than before now he is working with the team. I think he understands our dynamic, our philosophy.”Schweinsteiger, who joined United in July 2015 and still has 18 months years left on his contract, has a fight on his hands to regain a regular first-team place with Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini seemingly ahead of him in the midfield pecking order.Given the strides he has made to earn Mourinho’s confidence in the past two months, Schweinsteiger can still hope. And the reaction he got at Old Trafford when he came on against West Ham suggested United fans would be happy to see more of the 2014 World Cup winner.”He is another one who can help us,” Mourinho said. “During the season, you have injuries, suspensions … . Of course, it was 3-1 and he played for 10 minutes (against West Ham), but he was ready. He is another one in the squad working to have more chances.”last_img read more

Foton turns back Generika but fails to satisfy coach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ “I’m not very happy with the result,” said Branislav, after the Tornadoes put on a blistering attacking display at University of St. La Salle Coliseum.“The team still needs to get better. We want to be in good condition by the quarterfinals. Maybe if we get a 3-0 win in quarterfinals, I’ll be happier.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLater, Cocolife fought back two sets down to stun Cignal, 19-25, 24-26, 27-25, 25-16, 15-9, and barge into the win column after opening the tournament with back-to-back losses.The Asset Managers shrugged off a poor start, before American imports Taylor Milton and Shar Latai Manu-Olevao found their stride in the last three sets to help complete the comeback in the first Superliga game played in Bacolod. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sara Klisura of Foton vs Jen Casugod and Chloe Cortex of Generika. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBACOLOD CITY—Foton head coach Moro Branislav is apparently setting high standards for the defending champion Tornadoes in the Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.Even with a convincing 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Generika Ayala last Saturday, the Serbian coach challenged his charges to raise their game as they look ahead to the knockout stage of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Milton had 25 points with 24 off attacks, while Manu Olevao added 20 points from 45 attempts for the Asset Managers, who also got solid games from Mary Jean Balse Pabayo and Nene Bautista.Cocolife coach Kung Fu Reyes hopes the game will trigger a turnaround for the Asset Managers.“This game is a turning point for us. It was sink or swim so it’s a good thing that we were able to come back,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES So gets slot in Candidates’ tournament View commentslast_img read more

Flyers to battle Athletics this Saturday in Grande Prairie

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are headed on the road as they take on the Athletics this Saturday in Grande Prairie.Last week, the Flyers had a fast-action game against the Athletics as the teams kept tying the score. Eventually, the Flyers did win the game 6-5.Flyers coach Andrew Leriger says they are expecting the same kind of game as last week from the Athletics.- Advertisement -“Just gauging on the games we had with Grande Prairie last season, as well, it’s always been pretty much an offensive battle. They are a very skilled hockey team”, said Leriger.The Flyers will visit the Athletics on Saturday in Grande Prairie at the Coca-Cola Centre. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Everest, West Meten-Meer-Zorg teams to battle for Masters Trophy

first_imgOdyssey Sightseeing Tours Cricket Tournament…Everest Masters cricket team will tomorrow (Sunday October 20th) travel to the West Side to engage West Meten-Meer-Zorg Masters cricket team in a match of the Odyssey Sightseeing Tours Cricket Tournament.Meten-Meer-Zorg Masters were able to defeat their Everest counterparts in their last encounterThis match will be held at the West Meten-Meer-Zorg Community Centre Ground, and the Everest Masters will there attempt to overthrow their host and exact revenge for the loss they had suffered in their last engagement in May, when Meten-Meer-Zorg Masters defeated them by 21 runs in a match in the Ronald “Sticky” Jaisingh 50th Birthday Anniversary 25-Over friendly tournament played at the Everest Cricket Club ground.Everest are seeking to win tomorrow’s match not only to settle scores in the ongoing ‘battle of the masters’, but to exact revenge on their opponents for giving them an outright thrashing on their own territory.A win for Everest would mean a possible future matchup could be played to determine the better masters’ side of the two. Everest will be on the hunt, as they are fresh off a win they eked out over the Belle Vue Senior Team in August. That victory came compliments of the big-hitting Saheed Mohamed, who will pose a threat to the Meten-Meer-Zorg side.Meten-Meer-Zorg have doubtless been a successful side. On match day they are expected to play their natural game, boosted by a rich variety of spin bowling as both teams battle for supremacy.Tomorrow’s match, set to begin promptly at 11:30hrs, promises to be an exciting encounter. Umpires are Ravendra Ramgobin and Mohamed Willie, while the sponsor, Odyssey Sightseeing Tours, is one of the leading tour companies in Guyana, having recently acquired a new 80-seater tour boat that operates from Parika, East Bank Essequibo.West Meten-Meer-Zorg Masters team is comprised of: Troy Khan, Muneshwar Balgobin, Chabiraj Ramcharran, Sham Persaud, Seymour Evans, Vinod Rajkumar, Ashim Bashir, Mohan Chaitram, Hemendra Kowlessar, Lalta Suknanand, Abid Haniff, Avinash Shardanandan and Mohamed Willie.Everest Masters team is comprised of: Rajesh Singh, Sahadeo Hardaiow, Saheed Mohamed, Basil Persaud, Anand Persaud, Bisham Singh, Imtiaz Sadik, Ucil Armstrong, Anwar Rahaman, Ronald Jaisingh, Richard Hoyte, Ravi Narayan, Prakash Balgobin, Satyendra Khemraj, Azemul Hanif and Ejaz Mohamed.last_img read more

Ronaldo to Man United latest: Real Madrid star set for sensational return?

first_img1 Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United have spent big this summer and while the dazzling new signings have lifted spirits, they would be nowhere near the delirium created were Cristiano Ronaldo to return to his old club from Real Madrid.Speculation is building that the World Player of the Year wants out of La Liga, five years after swapping Old Trafford for the Spanish capital in an £80million move.Louis van Gaal would endear himself further to United fans if he could lure back the fan favourite and Ronaldo has admitted in the past he would love to play for the Red Devils again.So could such a sensational transfer happen? talkSPORT takes a look at the latest news…Spending big againThe transfer fee might be lower than when Ronaldo left Old Trafford – around the £60million mark – but the wages certainly won’t be. The Daily Express reports United are preparing a bumper £300,000-per-week contract to lure the superstar, who currently earns £10,000 lower, back to the Premier League.Meddling representativeThe Portuguese superstar’s agent Jorge Mendes is already busy engineering a move away from Santiago Bernabeu for his client, according to the Daily Star. Mendes, who also represents Red Devils new arrivals Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, has reportedly fallen out with Madrid president Florentino Perez over the transfers of the star studded pair and now wants to further damage the Spanish giants by moving Ronaldo back to United.Premier League rivals to scupper any moveRonaldo not in the colours of any other domestic club is a harrowing thought for any United fan, but Chelsea are confident of landing the 29-year-old with a stunning £60million bid. That’s what the Daily Express are also reporting, though they hint the former Sporting Lisbon star would favour a move to Old Trafford.From the horse’s mouthRonaldo told the Daily Mail: “I love Manchester; everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.” While pointing to a return, the forward did add he intends to honour his four-year contract in Spain, but things can change quickly in football.Not a happy chappySharing the same agent and having played together at Madrid means Di Maria and Ronaldo are well acquainted and the former has hinted his old team-mate wants to leave the Champions League winners. According to the Independent, the new Manchester United signing said: “I don’t know how much longer Ronaldo can put up with it at Madrid. I get the impression that he is not very happy.”Replacement in the offingReports from Belgium indicate Real Madrid tried to buy Eden Hazard during his time at Lille and are now keen on signing the winger should Ronaldo fly the nest. A pricetag of £60million is being bandied about as what it would take to land the Belgian international.last_img read more

Jurors in Spector case examine gun

first_imgThe jury deliberating in record producer Phil Spector’s murder trial asked Monday to see the gun that killed actress Lana Clarkson. The snub-nose .38-caliber revolver was provided to the panel for a short time by a bailiff who carried it into the jury room in a box. Jurors kept the gun for only a few minutes before returning it. The panel retired for the night after spending a little over 3 hours in deliberations. The request to see the gun was signed by the juror number of a panelist who took copious notes during testimony, but the note did not specify that the juror was the foreman. The case was submitted to the jury earlier in the day, after five months of testimony. The judge’s instructions took only a half-hour because there is a single charge for jurors to decide: guilty or not guilty of second-degree murder. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler decided earlier there would be no lesser charges such as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter offered as alternatives. “It is the prosecution’s contention that the act committed by the defendant that caused the death of Ms. Clarkson was point a gun at her, which resulted in that gun entering Ms. Clarkson’s mouth while in Mr. Spector’s hand,” the judge told the nine men and three women. “If you do not find that the prosecution has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed that act, you must return a verdict of not guilty,” he said. He also defined the concept of reasonable doubt and implied malice and said the jurors were not required to find a motive for the killing. 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

El Segundo defense hammers Mary Star

first_imgThe two programs have built a friendly rivalry on shootouts with soaring scores and big offensive numbers that boggle the mind. Both teams opted for something different this season, turning this regional game into a backyard brawl. El Segundo’s defensive line laid the biggest hit, driving the host Eagles to their first victory of the season, 11-2, Friday night. Trevor Richter and Justin McCullough had two sacks each as El Segundo (1-2) sacked Stars quarterback Peter Ciaramitaro seven times. Richter’s second sack forced a fumble and led to the game’s lone touchdown by Kyle Yatabe on a 1-yard run. Defensive end Matt Rowland stood Ciaramitaro up like a bowling pin, then Richter knocked him down. Zach Cooper recovered the fumble, setting up El Segundo on the Mary Star 37-yard line with 8:19 left in the game. NONLEAGUE: Eagles hold Stars to 100 yards of offense, force three turnovers. By Bob Holtzman CORRESPONDENT Lightning lit the sky, but it was the El Segundo defensive line delivering the thunder against Mary Star. “Oh, that was a good crack,” Rowland said about Richter’s hit. “I heard the crush on that play.” Rowland said the defensive line spent extra time working the sled during practice and the extra effort showed as the defense held Mary Star to 100 offensive yards, forced three turnovers and came up with a safety after a bad snap was knocked through the end zone. “We want to take this through the whole year,” Richter said. “This week in practice was pure defense.” Mary Star coach Dino Andrie tried to counter the Eagles’ front four with a heavy dose of misdirection plays, but ultimately his offensive line was overwhelmed at the point of attack. Andrie was more concerned with missing three field goals, which proved to be the difference in the outcome. “We just missed them,” Andrie said. “No bad snaps, just missed field goals, and when you’re playing a good team, you’ve got to capitalize on your chances.” Andrie almost had the chance to rave about how his defense led his team to victory. The Stars led early after Quentin Powell sacked El Segundo quarterback Mike Bundy in the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 lead. And Mary Star also had a chance to take the lead in the third quarter when El Segundo found itself pinned at its 1-yard line. “That’s the best our defense has played against El Segundo,” Andrie said. “They run a sophisticated pass attack and we told our defense at halftime we wanted to win the game. Our defensive coordinator said he’d be the happiest guy in the world if we had won, 4-3.” Mary Star kept Bundy from finding a rhythm, as he completed 11 of 23 passes for 91 yards. Three dropped passes didn’t help the El Segundo offense, which managed just 114 offensive yards. But Coach Steve Shevlin made a clever second-down call with a screen pass to Yatabe from the Mary Star 20 to put the Eagles in position to finish off the Stars. “It was the perfect play call,” Yatabe said. “Their defensive line had been pushing hard and they thought they had a chance to sack the quarterback. Instead it was a little jump pass by Mike and a big play for us.” Yatabe finished it off three plays later. “Yeah, it was just one yard, but it felt so good to get the commanding lead,” Yatabe said. “Our line got a great push and I fell right in. “We’re not used to games like this, so we definitely couldn’t ask for any more from our defensive front four.”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

Helping hand … or kidney

first_imgThe surgeries were performed Sept. 20, and all four are out of the hospital, facing lives touched by strangers in the first ever “living donor kidney swap” at UCLA. On Tuesday, amid hugs and some tears, the tale unfolded of strangers whose lives intertwined when Tiffany’s kidney proved a match for Stella Williams and Jason’s for Kazuyuki Furuya. “He’s my son, a son that I never had,” said Kazuyuki, seated in a wheelchair but set for release from the hospital that afternoon. “I’ll take as many dads as I can have,” Jason said. “He’s a good guy.” Adding to the magic of the moment, doctors told of a cadaver kidney that had become available for the elder Furuya, a 61-year-old software engineer, who had made his way to the top of the transplant waiting list. It was 28-year-old Tiffany’s decision to turn it down so a third victim of renal disease could get a transplant. Acceptance would have dissolved the swap, though Tiffany said she would have donated her kidney to Stella either way. “A lot of people would take that kidney and run,” Veale said. “Tiffany said, `No way. I don’t want Mrs. Williams not to have a kidney.’ “This stranger out there who got that kidney is now eating pizza and traveling,” Veale said. About 5,000 people in Los Angeles and 16,000 statewide are awaiting kidney transplants. In 70 percent of those cases, donors have come forward, but their organs don’t match. UCLA’s kidney transplant team hopes this first local cross-match will ignite more living donor swaps, Veale said. “We hope this kind of program will develop across the city and eventually the country to share kidneys,” said Dr. Albin Gritsch, the program’s surgical director. Veale said the costs of the four surgeries hadn’t been tabulated, but noted that with living donors, expenses fall. Kazuyuki Furuya joked with reporters, “This is your tax dollars at its best.” It was tough for the Furuya family of Santa Clarita to watch Kazuyuki’s reliance on grueling dialysis, a three- to-four-hour, three-day-week treatment to remove waste from the bloodstream when the kidneys won’t. With no organ donor on the horizon, Tiffany, an engineer, offered hers. “My dad had been waiting for a kidney for almost six years,” she said. “We saw his health decline. It was pretty difficult to watch him.” Stella Williams, 51, was just two months on dialysis after falling ill to kidney disease. “I knew I couldn’t do it the rest of my life,” she said. “I felt like a prisoner. I felt my husband was a prisoner.” Her own daughter’s kidney was a match, but the younger woman became pregnant and could not donate, so both Jason and his brother offered to help their stepmother. “As soon as I heard about it, I just wanted to see what I could do,” Jason said. “I knew she needed it more than I did.” Stella and Jason, 24, who works in his father’s construction business, spoke briefly of a rough relationship erased by their new bond. She hugged her stepson and fought tears speaking of his gift to her that was waylaid to a man he’d never met and how she is now living with Tiffany’s organ. “It’s a big thing, it’s a big decision he had to make,” she said. “We’ve had a rough go of it, but we’ve both learned. He’s grown into a wonderful man. He’s someone we can rely on, be proud of. He gave of himself.” The two families, bonded for life by the sacrifices of their children, said they planned to keep in touch. Right now, however, the focus is on healing. “I’m a little sore but other than that I feel really good,” Tiffany said, explaining the minimally invasive laproscopic surgery for donors. All but Kazuyuki Furuya are on their feet. Yet he joined his daughter and their new family in looking to a return to normal. “I’d like to get on with the rest of my life,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WESTWOOD – When her father needed a kidney transplant, Tiffany Furuya stepped forward, offering one of her own. Jason Williams of Upland who admitted having a rocky relationship with his stepmother – Stella Williams of Victorville – never hesitated when she, too, needed an organ donor. Disappointing news followed, though, when both learned their kidneys weren’t matches. But in a heartwarming twist for two seriously ill patients, UCLA doctors found a surprising cross-match. “By coincidence, Tiffany matched Jason’s mother and Jason’s matched Tiffany’s father,” said Dr. Jeffrey Veale, director of paired kidney donation program at the UCLA Medical Center. last_img

History lesson

first_imgWHITTIER – Before her teacher assigned her to read the book “Farewell to Manzanar,” Sierra Vista High junior Alyssa Leon knew nothing about Manzanar. She’d never heard of the controversial episode in American history during World War II that resulted in the internment of thousands of people of Japanese descent at Manzanar, a camp on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevadas in scenic Owens Valley. The book was difficult to read, Leon said, simply because it seemed unbelievable to her that something like that could happen in the United States. But Friday, she emerged from her writing class inspired by a visit from Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who wrote “Farewell to Manzanar” with her husband, based on her memoirs as a child who lived at the internment camp for more than three years. “She’s so brave,” said Leon, 16. “The fact that she had the guts to write about it was amazing. She was just incredible and I was really looking forward to meeting her.” The visit to Leon’s class was Houston’s final appearance this week at local schools as part of the “Whittier Reads: One Book, One Whittier” campaign organized by the public library and sponsored in part by the Rose Hills Foundation and the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation. The campaign began Feb. 4 with a “marathon read” at the library, as well as book discussions, film showings and origami demonstrations throughout the month. The grand finale takes place today with a daylong bus trip to Manzanar, now a national historic site. At Sierra Vista, Houston told students that the reason she wrote the book was for her family – for the dozens of nieces and nephews who knew their parents and grandparents had been sent to Manzanar but were largely ignorant of what happened there and why. When her nephew asked her pointed questions about what it was like to be taken away from her life and imprisoned, she broke down sobbing and became hysterical. “I finally allowed myself to feel and I broke into tears,” Houston said. “And I told him, `Well, it seems I can’t talk about this, but I will write something about it for you, for all of you.”‘ That her book would prompt a film and become required reading at schools was beyond her imagination, Houston said. She encouraged the students to write on their own, in journals that no one ever has to see. “You can turn some of your worst moments into money, as strange as it sounds,” she said. “But that’s only if you can rise above it and heal from it.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img