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SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action At Johnson City, Tenn.

first_img Written by November 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action At Johnson City, Tenn. Tags: Charleston Southern Men’s Basketball/Delaware State Men’s Basketball/East Tennessee State Men’s Basketball/Maui Invitational/SUU Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-Saturday and Sunday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (2-2) concludes its Maui on the Mainland tournament slate by facing the Charleston State Buccaneers (1-4) at Johnson City, Tenn. Saturday.Sunday, the Thunderbirds will face either Delaware State (0-5) or host school East Tennessee State (3-1).Presently, in his fourth season at the helm of the SUU program, head coach Todd Simon is 38-65 (.369) at Cedar City.The Thunderbirds score 78.3 points per game, ranking them 99th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (13 points, 3.3 rebounds per game, a team-best 12 assists) is SUU’s statistical leader.Redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds per game), and redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) are also stalwarts for the Thunderbirds. Morgan’s five blocked shots also lead SUU. Morgan and Oluyitan’s seven steals apiece lead the Thunderbirds on the season.Junior guard Dre Marin and redshirt junior guard Jakolby Long also score in double figures for SUU, averaging 10 points per game apiece.The Thunderbirds rank 239th nationally in scoring defense, surrendering 72 points per game. They are tied with Buffalo and NJIT in this category.In his 15th season at Charleston Southern, head coach Barclay Radebaugh is 194-242 (.445) as the Buccaneers’ head coach.Charleston Southern scores 60.4 points per game as they are tied for 323rd nationally in scoring offense with North Carolina-Central.Sophomore guard Dontrell Shuler (18.8 points, 2.5 rebounds per game, a team-best 15 assists) is the only Buccaneer to score on-average in double figures on the season.Junior guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr. (a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game and team bests in steals (8) and blocks (3).The Buccaneers are tied for 328th nationally in scoring defense, surrendering 81.8 points per game, with Cleveland State.The Thunderbirds lead the Buccaneers 1-0 all-time as they prevailed 91-79 over Charleston Southern December 31, 1988.Delaware State is coached by Eric Skeeters, who is 6-29 (.171) in his second season at the helm of the Hornets’ program.The Hornets score 64.8 points per game as they rank 266th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard John Crosby (19.8 points, 4.4 rebounds per game), junior forward Ameer Bennett (12.4 points, a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game) and sophomore guard John Stansbury (11.2 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) all score on-average in double figures for Delaware State. Crosby and Stansbury each have six steals apiece to lead the Hornets in that category.Junior point guard Johquin “Pinky” Wiley has a team-best 18 assists to pace Delaware State.Delaware State surrenders 91.6 points per game, ranking them 347th nationally in scoring defense.Bennett, freshman guard-forward Omari Peek-Green and sophomore forward Ronald Lucas have two blocks apiece to lead the Hornets in this category.The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are coached by Steve Forbes, who is 103-40 (.720) in his fifth season at the helm.The Buccaneers score 73.8 points per game, ranking them 159th nationally in scoring offense as they are tied with Texas-El Paso in this category.Junior guard Bo Hodges (17 points, 6.8 rebounds, a team-best 9 blocks), senior guard Tray Boyd III (12.5 points per game) and redshirt junior guard Patrick Good (11.3 points per game) all score in double figures for the Buccaneers.Sophomore guard Daivien Williamson has a team-best 13 assists for East Tennessee State on the season.The Buccaneers surrender 64.5 points on the season, tying them for 126th nationally in scoring defense with California and Minnesota.Senior guard Isaiah Tisdale has a team-best eight steals on the season to pace the Buccaneers in that category. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Ocean City Free Public Library Unveils New Website

first_imgThe Ocean City Free Public Library’s website can be accessed at www.oceancitylibrary.org.The Ocean City Free Public Library launched a redesigned website last week, and the new site offers an easy-to-use gateway to all the library’s resources.See the redesigned Ocean City Free Public Library website.John Ruban, head of technology at the library, said the redesign has been a year in the making and started with former library director Chris Maloney and he recognizing that the library’s online catalog and website were a little “stale.”They worked with Delaware.net to provide an updated interface with a look similar to the City of Ocean City’s website. The library spent about $7,000 on the redesign, Ruban said.The new site reflects the extension of a modern library far beyond bricks, mortar and books. OceanCityLibrary.Org, among other things, lets users:Download free music in .MP3 formatDownload books and audiobooks to an eReaderAccess videos on demandSearch the archives of the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger from 1893 to 2011Search an archive of city documents and City Council minutesSearch online databases for a vast range of information — from genealogy to law to medical data.New features include a home page slider highlighting the most popular website features and a more user-friendly events calendar.last_img read more

O.C. Flower Show Blooms “Virtually”

first_imgKay Reilly of Ocean City shared a photo of a “socially correct” seagull in her vibrant window box planter. (Photos courtesy of Ocean City public information office) The Garden Club of Ocean City continued a 47-year-old tradition by holding its annual Ocean City Flower Show virtually this year.The show received more than 200 entries of garden displays and floral creations created by enthusiasts of all ages.The show was not formally judged this year, but the photo submissions from 70 top entries can be viewed on the Ocean City Music Pier Facebook page at facebook.com/MusicPier.The live show had been scheduled for June 5-7 at the Music Pier, but was canceled due to public health restrictions related to COVID-19.Lester Block used his gardening skills to create colorful new window boxes.Landon and Carter of Milmont Park, Pa., tend to their vegetable garden. Landon and Carter started their own garden this year for Earth Day and have enjoyed working hard and watching their plants grow from seeds to harvest for the dinner table.last_img read more

Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair: the day in pictures

first_imgHundreds of bakers flocked to Newark yesterday for the Bakers’ & Butchers Fair 2014. The event saw plenty of networking opportunities, new products and innovations from exhibitors and some top insight on the main stage from a prestigious line-up of speakers.Among those sharing their industry knowledge with the crowd were Christopher Foxall of The Village Bakery, who spoke about the need for innovation in bakery, while Mark Challis of Zeelandia discussed the increasing demand for healthier products.The keenly awaited Britain’s Best Loaf competition was judged, with Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen winning the crown for the second year running. For a full list of winners click here.TV star Keith Chegwin warmed up the crowd and presented the awards on stage.See the day in pictures, below.Created with flickr slideshow.last_img read more

Nathaniel Parker & More Set for This House

first_img‘This House’ View Comments “This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.” Casting has been announced for the (arguably, extremely timely) West End transfer of James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Tony nominee Nathaniel Parker (Wolf Hall) and more will star in the previously reported production, which is set to begin previews on November 19. Opening night is scheduled for November 30.The cast will also be led by Phil Daniels, Kevin Doyle, David Hounslow, Ed Hughes, Lauren O’Neil, Steffan Rhodri, Malcolm Sinclair and Sarah Woodward, along with Christopher Godwin, Peter Landi, Matthew Pigeon, Giles Taylor, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells.1974. The U.K. faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote. It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions. Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, Graham’s play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes: the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.This House originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre; this incarnation will transfer to the Garrick following its upcoming run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre.last_img read more

Vermont State Chamber Chooses New President

first_imgDuane Marsh has been chosen the new President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Marsh, a resident of Midland, Michigan succeeds Christopher Barbieri who resigned in April to relocate to Shanghai as the Vermont Chamber’s International Trade Liaison.Marsh will assume his new position with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce on Monday, September 29, 2003.Marsh was formerly President of the Midland (Michigan) Area Chamber of Commerce which he headed from 1997 until 2003. Midland is an 850 member chamber with 10 employees and an annual budget of $850,000. He holds an MBA from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.Marsh has extensive experience as a leader in a career spanning more than 20 years. He has worked in a variety of chamber positions in Michigan including; Executive Vice President of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber in Taylor, Executive Director of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce in Livonia, and Vice President of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce in Saginaw. He was formerly President of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce in Anderson, Indiana.The process of choosing a new president for the chamber took four months and involved the Executive Committee of the Chamber’s Board of Directors which was expanded in this process to include four additional board members. After careful consideration in weighing all factors the search and selection committees chose Duane Marsh.”Duane Marsh was chosen as the new president,” said Board Chairman Carl Spangler, “because he’s an articulate, dynamic leader with a lot of depth in managing chambers of commerce. He’s a very good mentor of staff, has an excellent record in staff development and membership growth, and he brings depth to the Vermont Chamber’s efforts to lobby for business issues in the statehouse.”last_img read more

Ninth Circuit judges set African American Town Hall Meeting

first_imgNinth Circuit judges set African American Town Hall Meeting February 1, 2005 Regular News The judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit will continue their outreach program by holding an African American Judicial Town Hall Meeting in honor of February being Black History Month.The Town Hall will be held at the St. Mark A.M.E. Church, 1968 Bruton Boulevard in Orlando February 10, beginning at 6 p.m.The event is designed to provide a forum for judges and members of the African American community to come together to discuss issues and concerns about the judicial system.“It’s a chance to hear what a targeted audience feels about the role of the judiciary and a chance for the judges to give the court’s perspective,” said Circuit Judge Bob Wattles, who has been instrumental in establishing the targeted Town Hall meetings throughout the Ninth Circuit.“Judges are educators and communicators,” said Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. “Meetings such as this give us a chance to meet residents and learn how they view our courts.”The event is open to the public and while RSVPs are not required, they would be appreciated and can be made by calling (407) 836-0517. For more information on this or other court-sponsored programs, contact Rob Bains, assistant director of communications and public affairs for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, at (407) 836-0439.center_img Ninth Circuit judges set African American Town Hall Meetinglast_img read more

10 ways to stay ‘fiscally fit’

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Good money habits can be hard to cultivate. How do people stay ‘fiscally fit?’ They always do these 10 things. by: Richard Rosso, NerdWalletSome people make managing money look effortless. I call these people fiscally fit, and I’ve been watching their money habits for years.Here are 10 ways fiscally fit people do it.1. They pay themselves first.Fiscally fit people passionately believe that putting money into savings is as important as paying fixed expenses like the rent or mortgage. They’ve followed this rule going all the way back to their youth, and they never compromise on it. The pay-yourself-first mindset is the foundation of their overall financial success. Whether they put a specific dollar amount or a percentage of their income into savings or investments, the action is as important as the money itself. It is a display of control over their finances, which in turn enhances confidence.2. They don’t think in terms of monthly payments.The fiscally fit are not compelled to take on recurring obligations just because they can afford the payments. The long-term financial impact of the liability is the deciding factor. For example, a $30,000 auto loan at 3% interest for three years results in a monthly payment of $872.44. A five-year loan calculates to $539.06. Many consumers gravitate toward lower payments. But the fiscally fit are motivated to pay less in total interest charges. The three-year note produces $936 in savings over the life of the loan, so that’s what they go with. continue reading »last_img read more

Congress has sensible gun legislation ready to pass

first_imgThe failure of the Air Force to report the conviction of the gunman in the Sutherland Springs shooting underscored the holes in the system.That Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a fierce opponent of most gun control, is helping lead the effort is seen as boosting its prospects.Of course, neither of these modest measures would be sufficient to address gun violence.Congress should reimpose the ban on the military-style semiautomatic guns that have — even without bump stocks — become the weapon of choice of mass killers.This week the Supreme Court let standa Maryland law banning the sale of these weapons.Hopefully that will encourage more states to take similar action while they wait for Congress to do its job.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Even the National Rifle Association said the accessories should be subject to regulation.But the momentum for action was short-lived, the NRA’s seeming support was a subterfuge, and Congress has failed to act, saying the matter was better left to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Never mind that agency says it lacks authority under the law to do so.Some states and cities are trying to fill the gap.Massachusetts this month became the first state to ban bump stocks since the Las Vegas massacre, and several others are considering similar restrictions.“We’ve come to the conclusion that Congress just won’t act on this issue, gun control, so we’ve decided to try to do as much as we can on a state level and on a state-by-state measure,” said Massachusetts state Rep. David Linsky, D.The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Dec. 6 on rules regulating firearm accessories, but prospects for action before Congress adjourns are not seen as good.Gun-control advocates are more hopeful about legislation advanced by a bipartisan group of senators that would require federal agencies and states to improve their reporting of criminal offenses and other information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post.A loophole in federal gun law allowed the gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting to modify his weapons to perform like machine guns.A lapse in the national instant background-check system allowed the gunman in Sutherland Springs, Texas, to purchase his weapon despite what should have been a disqualifying conviction for domestic violence.Congress has before it sensible solutions to address both problems.Will it enact them this time or, as after other tragedies, fold under the pressure of the gun lobby?After a gunman in Las Vegas killed 58 people and injured hundreds on Oct. 1 by using bump stocks to spray bullets into a crowd listening to country music, congressional action seemed almost certain.Bipartisan support emerged for legislation to ban the devices, which essentially circumvent laws banning automatic weapons made or imported after 1986.last_img read more

Dems brought us bad casino decision

first_imgI recently read in The Gazette that City Council President Ed Kosiur wanted to charge sports groups over $200 for each police car that has to be called to a playing field due to a disturbance. Well, I’d love to see the bill he’s readying for the Rivers casino.The recent melee saw at least 10 police vehicles respond to yet another riot situation in the casino, one in which a police officer was assaulted. How much can the city charge for that, Ed? The assailant had the officer in a headlock. Maybe $50 more? Glenville, Scotia and Rotterdam police and the county Sheriff’s Office also had to respond. What about their cut? The total bill for Rivers casino should be at least $10,000. This could more than the $6,000 it was fined by the state for underage gambling.Back in 2015, Roger Hull was 100 percent correct when he came out against the casino, citing police overtime, quality of life, social ills, redistribution of income and bloated estimates of tax cuts and casino revenue-sharing with the city. Our mayor, when not out keeping our garbage safe from women, touted all the benefits gambling would bestow on the Electric City. What I believe we now have is a casino teetering on lawlessness.Thanks to one-party autonomous rule, Ed Kosiur and the Schenectady Dems have hip-checked Leesa Perazzo to the sidelines as they prepare to replace McCarthy in 2019 and tell you who your next mayor will be. But you can act like a bully and harass as many women as you like when there’s no chance of being held accountable at the ballot box. Wake up, Schenectady. Democracy can thrive here if you let it.GRAHAM HIGGINSSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more