Dixie State Men’s Basketball Faces Westminster Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-For the first time in program history, Dixie State men’s basketball will play a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game as they face the Westminster Griffins.Tip-off is slated for 7:30 pm at the Behnken Fieldhouse with the all-time series between the Trailblazers and Griffins tied 2-2.Last season, the Trailblazers were 14-6 on the season away from Burns Arena as they enter their first true road game of this season against a fellow NCAA Division II opponent Saturday.The Trailblazers are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 70 points per contest thus far this season.Junior forward Matt Conway is Dixie State’s statistical leader, averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.Dixie State is 2-1 on the season, with Westminster currently at 2-2 to start things off in 2018-19.The Griffins average 71.8 points per game while giving up 74 points per contest.Guard Brandon Warr, of Salt Lake City’s Highland High School, leads Westminster with 15 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. November 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Faces Westminster Saturday Tags: Behnken Fieldhouse/Brandon Warr/Burns Arena/Dixie State men’s basketball/Matt Conway/Westminster Brad James Written bylast_img read more


Saturday at 10: CBS’s 48 Hours special report on Haley Anderson murder case

first_imgAs many may recall, 22-year-old Binghamton University nursing student, Haley Anderson, was found strangled in in an off-campus apartment. Her accused killer, Orlando Tercero fled to Nicaragua where he has dual citizenship. 12 News interviewed CBS Contributor, Maria Elena Salinas, on her piece. Saturday at 10 p.m. on CBS, the true crime series 48 Hours will have a special report on the Binghamton murder case. (WBNG) — More than two years after a Binghamton University student murder case that captured the nation’s attention, it’s once again making headlines on CBS’s true crime series, “48 Hours.”last_img


Dream home not what you might think

first_imgA new survey has found Australians would prefer their dream home to have a Hills Hoist than a balcony. Photo: Nicki Brokken.QUEENSLANDERS chasing the Great Australian Dream in 2018 want nice views instead of a pool, a Hills Hoist rather than a balcony and prefer a pet-friendly neighbourhood to a good school catchment.A new survey by HSBC reveals the aspiration for a single-storey house and backyard is still alive and well, but spare bedrooms, bathrooms and pools are no longer a priority.The survey of 2000 people investigated attitudes to home ownership in Australia, including what people want their dream home to look like. A new survey has found Australians still want a backyard and a Hills Hoist. Picture: Evan MorganIt found the perfect home would be Scandinavian in style, with high tech amenities, a big modern kitchen, marble bathrooms, entertaining areas and walk-in wardrobes.Even the traditional shed has lost its charm, with many men now preferring the ultimate man cave with a wine fridge or cellar. A new survey has found Australians still want a single-storey house with a backyard.HSBC Australia head of mortgages Alice Del Vecchio said the recent softening in home prices nationally and historically low interest rates could make the dream home more attainable.“Our customers continue to pursue their dream homes but are less eager to keep up with the neighbours and instead more determined to create a unique residence that reflects their personalities and lifestyle,” she said. A new survey has found many men would prefer a wine cellar to a shed.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoWhen given the choice between buying in a pet-friendly area or a sought-after school catchment, two thirds of those surveyed prioritised their pets over children.Four in five people will take nice views over a pool any day and the Hills Hoist is here to stay, with 57 per cent favouring it over a balcony.Social researcher Mark McCrindle said the research showed the Great Australian Dream was still deeply embedded in the national psyche. “Our homes are more than our abodes — they express our identity, highlight our aspirations, facilitate our lifestyle and are the hub of the priorities of family and friends,” Mr McCrindle said. Social researcher Mark McCrindle.One in four people are not proud of their home, although Queenslanders had the highest level of pride compared with residents surveyed in the other states and territories.The survey found people spend an average of $582 a year on home decor and $897 annually on fittings and fixtures to personalise their homes.last_img read more


Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The concealed weapon without permit question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Do you favor or oppose allowing legal gun owners in Kansas to carry concealed weapons in public without a license or certification of formal training? I favor it. I’m opposed to it. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (14) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +15 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 276 weeks ago This is a no-brainer, common-sense law about to go into effect. It will deter a lot of crime. Ask cops in common-sense states…criminals think twice when they dont know who is packing. The state and a few entrepreneurs were just making money on permits and classes. All non-criminals have the right to bear arms and all who bear them have responsibility to practice gun safety. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 276 weeks ago AMEN anonymous, very well said. Several people have been enjoying raping people to give them their permits. There was no way they were going to flunk you not with $800 plus to get a permit. It was all a scam. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 276 weeks ago Well regulated militia. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Joseph · 276 weeks ago Certificate for a concealed weapon is only to regulate handguns. Rifles and shotguns do not need to be certified. A couple hours of training does not do any good and is only red tape. Satistics on concealed weapons are the same in states with or without regulation. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 276 weeks ago Anonymous I agree you are a no brainer. The big issue is not the fact that people will be carrying concealed guns without proper training, it`s the fact that they will be carrying without going through the proper back ground checks, that is required to get a permit.__This new law would allow these so-called gang bangers and mentally people carry as long as they did not have a felony, just what we need???. And it does not cost $800 to get a permit more like $125 and you can renew it every 4 years for $25.00, If you can`t afford that, you can`t afford a gun…. Report Reply 2 replies · active 276 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Blake · 276 weeks ago Can anyone who supports a conceal license have a reason for doing so? There isn’t any evidence supporting that it does any good. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down blueskies · 276 weeks ago As a detective friend of mine once told me “a lot of bad attitude walks out of mini-marts when the knucklehead sees a 9mm on someone else’s hip.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down neil · 275 weeks ago It would definitely make it harder for one to purchase a gun if they didn’t meet the requirements. Further, if were to own a business where fire arms were sold would that not way on the conscience. Also, I am confused about how anyone would just go out and get a gun. I am not saying it doesn’t happen, but I imagine it might be a little tougher than that. Report Reply 1 reply · active 275 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS73 · 275 weeks ago I have my permit & was opposed when I 1st heard about it. But the more I thought about it my opposition didn’t make sense. Having recently made my 1st handgun purchase, I can say that it is not easy even with a permit. I was told that it’s even more involved when you don’t have a permit. Permit holders don’t wear their permits for all to see so if you catch a glimpse of someone’s concealed weapon you have no way of knowing whether they have a permit or not. Bottom line is what it’s always been. Those who wouldn’t qualify for a permit would not qualify to legally purchase a handgun either. Yet these are the people who manage to obtain guns anyway if they want them. Laws only work when you’re dealing with law-abiding people. Take note though if you’re thinking about forgoing a permit. If you travel out of state for any reason a permit allows you to conceal-carry in reciprocating states. But with no permit you cannot. So be warned. Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Schmidt’s ‘crazy’ 2019 is just for starters

first_img4 Nov 2019 Schmidt’s ‘crazy’ 2019 is just for starters Tags: Ben Schmidt Ben Schmidt can only find one word to describe 2019 – ‘crazy’.Even now, that single word barely covers the drama of an incredible year.Back in January, schoolboy Schmidt was outside the top 5,000 in the amateur rankings. He had ambitions to climb higher and the talent to make it a reality.But at that stage the talented teenager couldn’t have spotted the top ten with the aid of the Hubble telescope. This week, though, the hard-working, but still down-to-earth Schmidt is in the lofty position of world number eight. And the England Men’s squad member is not for stopping there.His victory in the Brabazon Trophy at Alwoodley GC at the start of June catapulted him up the rankings and into the consciousness of the wider golfing world.Aged just 16 and the youngest ever winner of the event (1975 victor Sandy Lyle – who progressed to becoming an Open and Masters champion – was the previous youngest),  Schmidt found himself in the headlines.Yet he didn’t let it affect his rhythm. He followed up that win with victory in the Henry Cooper Junior Masters at Nizels GC later in June.Then came the hat-trick – success in the Carris Trophy at Moor Park GC completing a memorable six weeks of golf from the teenager.Now 17, Schmidt is widely acknowledged as one of the rising stars of not only English, but world amateur golf and the sky’s the limit for the lad from Rotherham GC.Yet it’s a position so far removed from where he was heading into the campaign that Schmidt can only chuckle when he casts his eye back over the year and looks ahead to what lies in store in 2020.“It’s been crazy looking back on it,” said the young Yorkshireman with a wide smile.“And if I’m being honest the amount of success I enjoyed this year has been unexpected.“I was striving to get myself to the next level and always had self-belief.“But it all just clicked over the summer and everything changed for me in a matter of weeks.“I started the season being rejected for a place in the Spanish amateur because my world ranking wasn’t high enough.“I couldn’t tell you my exact ranking, but it was in the 5000s.“Now I’m eight in the world having played in the US Amateur at Pinehurst and having won the Brabazon trophy.“England won the Home Internationals too and I was proud to be a part of that squad and will continue to represent my country when offered the chance.“Over the summer I just got on a roll.“I came out of winter training and made a decent start to the season despite not having played competitively for a few months.“I won the Yorkshire Boys in May which was a real boost and it progressed from there.“Once I won that first event, I started every tournament thinking only about the win. I just had so much confidence.”Schmidt’s potential has long been noted by observers of the English amateur game.In 2018, he won the Boys’ County Champion of Champions and was a stalwart of the England Boys’ squad.But 2019 saw him cruise through the gears. Schmidt also widened his horizons with that trip to Pinehurst  – a very welcome bonus as part of the reward for winning the Brabazon with four rounds in the 60s.Schmidt said: “Pinehurst was unbelievable. I loved every second of it.“The scale of the event was massive and I found myself lining up alongside guys I had followed on social media and didn’t dare to think I would play alongside this year.“My pal Luca was caddying for me and he was standing watching players we’d only ever seen on YouTube! It was quite weird.“But I wasn’t overawed by the experience and learned so much even though I narrowly missed the cut.”Now after playing in the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship at Quinta Do Lago later this month, America beckons again for Schmidt.In December, he will fly to Florida and play in the South Beach International Amateur in Miami.Over the winter he will also travel to South Africa, Australia and Spain to gain international experience in preparation for the domestic season and England team events.Still in his sixth form at Wath Academy in Rotherham, Schmidt is grateful to his school for backing him in his golf career.“I’m excited for 2020, but also know I need to put in a lot of hard work over the winter,” said Schmidt who has leeway to study and play as part of a schools’ scholarship programme.“I played in a Challenge Tour event recently and I saw at close hand just how sharp these guys are from a range of 60 yards. They are unstoppable and that’s the level I need to reach.“There are plenty of goals to look at for 2020 – I’d like to be the number one amateur if I could.“I can’t be satisfied at where I am – I have to always look at the next level.”Photography credit: Leaderboardlast_img read more


Sports arena in CSUN panel’s five-year plan

first_imgCalifornia State University, Northridge, has a new plan for its athletic department and for the first time, the possibility of a new arena is on paper. The Blue Ribbon Commission, formed at the request of university President Jolene Koester, mapped out a five-year future for an athletics program that desperately needs a boost in performance, support and facilities. The commission announced its recommendations Thursday in Redwood Hall, although interestingly enough, there was no talk of an arena at the reception. However, a plan for an arena – which wouldn’t materialize for at least a decade – is in the commission’s findings in black and white. The plan, which is to be executed over the next five to seven years, states that planning should begin for a “multipurpose athletic and student recreation center facility on the main campus, one that would benefit all students. The commission was unanimous in supporting construction of such a facility within the next 10-12 years, provided the necessary student fee and donor support is forthcoming.” The arena plan was light on details, as it’s clearly in the infancy stage, but Mo Qayoumi, who chairs the commission, is expected to map out a specific plan for that and all of the recommendations. “The commission was certainly supportive and unanimous about the long-term need for a multipurpose arena,” Koester said while watching the CSUN men’s basketball game. “I don’t think anyone would dispute that it would add a measure of quality to intercollegiate athletics and the university. We need to play and lay a groundwork and have conversations and look toward that.” The commission is charged with improving support internally and externally, facilities and the success of the overall athletic program. Headlining proposed changes is the possibility of a new athletics logo. The 13-member commission included former NCAA President Cedric Dempsey and University of California, Los Angeles, athletic director Dan Guerrero. “What I found was a collection of individuals who care very deeply about the university and who want to see this athletic program become an integral part of the fabric of the success of this university,” Guerrero said. Athletic director update: An athletic director to carry out the new plan has yet to be named. An athletic director search committee recently was formed and prospective candidates could be on campus in April. Interim athletic director Janet Lucas is a candidate. Peggy Jennings, associated vice president of faculty affairs, is the chairwoman of the search committee, whose members are Charton, Pierre Tada, a member of the CSUN Foundation board of directors; Ron McIntyre, faculty president; Michael Neubauer, the chairman of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council; and Barbara Gross, a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council. Staff Writer Ramona Shelburne contributed to this story. Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615 [email protected] 160Want 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Matadors, perhaps, have finally found a way to get an arena, which is to combine it with a student recreation center. CSUN doesn’t have a full-blown student recreation center although the Associated Students has talked about the need for one over the past few years, but never really pursued it. “I definitely think it’s an important component of advancing the interests of the athletic program and also the student body,” said Chad Charton, president of the Associated Students. “The hard part is that it’s a 10-12-year time horizon and it certainly isn’t going to benefit students now. They can certainly come back as alumni and use the facilities but because of that, it’s hard to adopt the idea and take ownership as their own and not see or use it in their time. “Should students be excited? I think so. The reality is that as much as we’d like to agree to a rec center today and build tomorrow, that’s just not how it works.” CSUN has planned for a $100 million performing arts center, which appeared to be a blow to the athletic department. It’s not going to be a multiuse arena, but the Matadors might have found a multiuse arena after all. The Matadors play in the 1,600-seat Northridge gym, which is better suited for a high school campus. Basketball is the university’s flagship sport. There’s been minimal fundraising for athletics over the years, but former athletic director Dick Dull was reassigned to head that endeavor. last_img read more


Moses: Chelsea deserved their win

first_imgVictor Moses insisted Chelsea deserved their dramatic Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.The Ukranian champions were impressive throughout only to end up losing 3-2 at Stamford Bridge after Moses, on as a substitute, headed home Juan Mata’s injury-time corner.But Moses told Sky Sports: “We deserved to win the game. particularly in the second half where we dominated. I only played 10 minutes but it was good to get the winning goal.“The three goals I’ve scored so far for the club have been with my head. I’m delighted.“We knew their keeper wasn’t good at kicking and we capitalised on it. We did our best and we’re delighted with the three points.“Every game is crucial for us at the moment and I’m looking forward to Juventus.” 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 See also:Di Matteo hails Chelsea after crucial Champions League triumphMoses the hero in dramatic Chelsea winBoss backs Terry after leaving him outFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


The Key to a Large S-Curve

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now You want exponential growth. You want a curve that bends sharply upwards.It’s easy to be tempted into believing that the next big idea to come along, the next shiny object, will be what finally unleashes the potential within you (or your sales organization). But, as painful as it is to tell you this, a large S-curve isn’t likely the result of your next big idea or shiny object. The large S-curve you seek is made up of a bunch of smaller S-curves.Just a Little Bit BetterIt’s not very sexy to talk about exponential growth in the terms of small improvements, but most of the time that’s how it starts. You get a little bit better. And then you get a little bit better than that. And so on, and so forth, onwards and upwards.Maybe you get a little better at prospecting. And then you get a little bit better of helping your dream client diagnose their needs, collaborating with them on what’s next. And then you get a bit better at building consensus, all the while capturing these improvements. So one little S-curve leads right into the next little S-curve.Stacking and Starting from a Higher PointAs you improve, you stack one little S-curve on top of the preceding S-curve. The new S-curve starts where the last S-curve ends. You’re stacking improvement on top of improvement, each time starting from a higher point, until you finally begin to improve exponentially.It’s not exciting to talk about the small S-curves. Not many are interested in talking about how you make the small gains that eventually build the platform for exponential growth. It’s more interesting to search for the silver bullet, the magic answer, the shiny object that promises to deliver the large S-curve now. But if you want exponential growth, start thinking about how you might link together a lot of little S-curves.QuestionsWhat does it take to produce exponential growth?Why do we seek shortcuts to big results? How often do they really work?Why do we avoid making all of the smaller, less interesting improvements that build a platform form which to grow exponentially?What little improvements might you make that, if linked together, would give you a massive improvement curve?last_img read more


Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum just had its best game in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Numbers-wise, at least.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brownlee fires 32 as Ginebra draws first blood in PBA Finals View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The 17-0 Pirates scored their most points this season when it tallied a 100-63 win over Jose Rizal University and it was all because of “playing the right kind of basketball.”“You always want to be at your best,” said coach Topex Robinson Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We discussed coming into the game that we will be true to ourselves and we will give our best. Whether we’re up by 20 or down by 20, we will play the same.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLyceum’s offense wasn’t the only impressive feat as the Pirates gobbled up season-high 67 rebounds, 22 of which were from the offensive glass.The Pirates also ran to 29 fastbreak points, another top mark for them this season. Robinson added that being the best team in the league starts from a humility that he instilled upon himself.“It always starts with me,” said Robinson who took over Lyceum in Season 91. “I ground myself, I humble myself because if I teach them something that I myself don’t what does that make of me?” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more


Lawsuit launched against obituary website alleges copyright infringement

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing a class-action suit against a website that collects obituaries and reposts them.The statement of claim, which has not been proven in court, alleges that the site managed by Afterlife Network Inc. contains hundreds of thousands of obituaries and photographs copied without permission from the websites of Canadian funeral homes and newspapers.The Jan. 11 document says the reproductions infringe copyright, and that Afterlife hasn’t sought permission from the copyright holders.Lawyer Erin Best is attempting to certify the lawsuit before the Federal Court of Canada.The action says the website generates revenues by displaying the advertising of third party businesses and by permitting users to “light virtual candles and send flowers.”A spokesperson for Afterlife was not immediately available for comment, but the company has previously told CBC that it will edit or delete information from the site on request.Afterlife’s website says that it has become one of North America’s largest databases for obituaries.It also says the firm seeks to inform the public of obituaries that are already on the internet by categorizing them by city.The class action says it is seeking the “maximum relief for each obituary and photograph placed on the domain without permission.”It also asks that the obituaries be taken off the website.It says the obituaries are created “at a time when families and loved ones are at their most vulnerable.“Appropriating obituaries and accompanying photographs for private commercial gain is reprehensible, and requires sanction by this Court.”last_img read more