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EC Trojan Football Standout Troy Teepe II Signs Collegiately With Tigers

first_imgEast Central Trojan Football standout Troy Teepe II has signed collegiately at Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio majoring in Business. Troy is the son of Troy and Tracy Teepe.Courtesy of East Central Trojans Athletic Administration Assistant April McFarland.last_img

Rodgers: Player attitude is key

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will continue to search for “brave” players with the right character as he looks to bolster his squad in future transfer windows. “That is a key quality for me; can you be brave on the pitch, not in terms of 50-50 tackles but having the ball and looking to play in areas others wouldn’t?” Rodgers said a player’s attitude was as important as their footballing attributes. “I would say you can’t divorce the two – ability and personality,” he told American media outlet Bleacher Report. “It all comes as part of the package. A player’s character is a crucial factor I look into before committing to signing them. “They also need to show a willingness to learn, regardless of age and experience; that’s very important to me.” After Saturday’s defeat at Arsenal, Rodgers revealed Steven Gerrard had complained of a hip problem and the captain appeared to be hindered by that after a distinctly untypical performance from him at the Emirates Stadium. However, fears that the injury could keep him out of Saturday’s visit of Premier League strugglers Fulham appear to be wide of the mark. Press Association Sport understands the 33-year-old took part in a recovery session at the club’s Melwood training ground on Tuesday and there have been no changes to his scheduled programme for the rest of the week, with Gerrard expected to train as normal on Wednesday. However, the courage the Reds boss wants to see is in terms of their mentality and not physicality on the pitch. “I think my history as a coach shows I like players who are gifted technically and have courage when it comes to being in possession of a football,” he said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Lasith Malinga Back In Sri Lanka Squad For Three T20I Series Vs Australia

first_imgNew Delhi: Lasith Malinga had missed the Pakistan series due to security fears but the Sri Lanka cricket team still managed to whitewash the No.1 ranked Twenty20 International side 3-0. However, Malinga, considered one of the best T20I bowlers in the world is back for the three-match Twenty20 Internationals against Australia starting on October 27. The series will feature three Twenty20 Internationals which will be played on October 27, October 30 and November 1 in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne. Apart from Malinga, Sri Lanka sees the return of Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella who had also missed the Pakistan tour. During the recent series against Pakistan, the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga shone through. Hasaranga was named the Man of the series for his all-round skills while the likes of Oshada Fernando also impressed. Nuwan Pradeep and Isuru Udana shone with the ball as Pakistan were whitewashed 3-0 for the first time in Twenty20 Internationals since 2015, when England whitewashed them in the UAE.Malinga has been in top form in Twenty20 Internationals and he put on a magnificent display in the series against New Zealand. In the first match, he tied the record for the most wickets in Twenty20 Internationals but in the final match at Pallekele, Malinga showed his brilliance. He became the first and only bowler to take four wickets in four balls in both ODIs and T20Is as he picked up 5/6 to decimate New Zealand. With that feat, Malinga became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20Is and the first to take 100 wickets in all three formats.Sri Lanka have a wonderful record against Australia in Twenty20 Internationals. In 13 matches, Sri Lanka have won eight and lost five but remarkably, they have won five out of their six encounters in Australia alone. In the first encounter between the two sides in 2010, Sri Lanka were victorious in Perth. In 2013, during the two-match series, Sri Lanka won by five wickets in Sydney and by two runs in Melbourne. The winning run continued in 2017 when Sri Lanka won the first two games in Melbourne and Geelong by five wickets and two wickets respectively while Australia won for the first time at home against Sri Lanka with a 41-run win in Adelaide.Also Read | Lasith Malinga Achieves New World Record In Twenty20 Clash Vs New ZealandThe squad: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana and Kasun Rajitha. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Sport England announces £8.48m award for golf

first_img6 Feb 2017 Sport England announces £8.48m award for golf Sport England today announced an £8.48m award to the England Golf Partnership (EGP) to support talented players and encourage regular golfers to continue playing.  EGP Chairman, Nic Coward, said: “There are 3.6m golfers in England, and the game continues to produce many world-class players. We will continue to work with Sport England on our many projects and initiatives that deliver great results across the country. “Our main aim is for all involved in the sport to work together in partnership, to put golfers first and to give everyone the best possible experience within the sport. “Now we know the level of award from Sport England, we will consider our next steps, taking time to look at how best to deliver with the resources available to us.” The funding award comes at a time when golf in England is enjoying a flourishing profile, thanks to the Olympic gold medal success of Justin Rose, reports of increased membership from 30% of clubs, support from Parliamentarians and publicity around the health and wellbeing benefits of the game, which contribute to golf’s positive impact on society.last_img read more

Brookdale Community College Names Dr. Maureen Murphy As Next President

first_imgLINCROFT – The Board of Trustees of Brookdale Community College announced this week that Dr. Maureen Murphy, President at San Jacinto College South in Houston, Texas, has been named President of Brookdale, effective July 1. She will succeed interim President William Toms, who is returning to continue his consulting practice.The new President is no stranger to the area: her parents grew up in Monmouth County, she has relatives in Red Bank and Atlantic Highlands.In announcing the appointment of Dr. Murphy, Josh Elkes, chair of Brookdale’s Board of Trustees, stated, “We are extremely pleased to bring a top caliber teacher, administrator, and institutional leader to Brookdale Community College. Maureen Murphy has an outstanding record of achievement in development, grant writing, academics, and college operations. She is committed to building on Brookdale’s reputation as the No. 1 degree-awarding community college in New Jersey.” Dr. Murphy will be the first woman president in the college’s history.The appointment concludes a search launched in the fall of 2011, led by an eleven member committee including three trustees, three faculty members, three administrators, one current student and one community member. The committee, chaired by Trustee Chair Elkes, chose Dr. Murphy and two others as finalists among 93 initial candidates. The full Board of Trustees accumulated feedback from faculty, students, and staff. A careful analysis of the feedback and a final interview process by the Trustees resulted in Murphy’s selection.“The college community can be proud that this search attracted so many highly qualified candidates,” said Elkes. “From this competitive field, the Trustees unanimously determined that Dr. Murphy’s experience and qualifications are suited to the administrative, academic and funding challenges that Brookdale will face as we write the next chapter of our history. I’m confident she will build on our successes here at Brookdale and lead us to successfully implement our vision for the future.”During her five years as president of San Jacinto College South, Murphy led an academic institution with significant similarities to Brookdale, college officials said.Established in 1979, San Jacinto College South has 11,150 students and 145 full-time faculty on a 150-acre campus; Brookdale has 14,950 students and 250 full-time faculty on its 220-acre Lincroft campus. San Jacinto has also experienced familiar funding challenges, with state appropriations for community colleges falling nearly 30% while Brookdale’s has declined 60%.To keep enrollment strong, Dr. Murphy expanded recruitment efforts into the community, including churches and community centers, and aggressively pursued and procured grants to help replace lost state revenue. As a result, San Jacinto College South today acquires more of its enrollment in competition with other colleges, with 52% of students residing out-of-district. San Jacinto also participates in the competitive Division 1 athletics of the NJCAA while Brookdale is in Division 3. Some notable San Jacinto athletes include former NBA all-stars Sam Cassel and Steve Francis, as well as MLB’s Andy Pettitte.As President, Dr. Murphy secured state and federal grants to build both the community and the workforce, including funding for nursing, health care training and the humanities. She forged cultural, academic and workforce development partnerships with institutions including the General Consul of Spain and a consortium of eight surrounding hospitals. The campus hosts the Aerospace & Biotechnology Academy, a college-wide initiative undertaken in cooperation with the NASA-Johnson Space Center.Dr. Murphy also looks forward to continuing her focus on returning veterans, having actively worked to establish a Veteran’s Center at San Jacinto. She aspires to place that same emphasis on welcoming returning veterans into the Brookdale community.Earlier in her career, Dr. Murphy was chief academic and student services officer of Rappahannock Community College and Wytheville Community College, both in Virginia. Prior to these administrative positions, she rose through the academic ranks as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and later Dean of Mathematics and Communications at St. Louis Community College – Meramec. Dr. Murphy earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from Saint Louis University, an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a B.A. in English from the University of Louisville.Dr. Maureen Murphy, president of San Jacinto College South in Houston, Tx., will become president of Brookdale Community College on July 1. She will be Brookdale’s first female president.last_img read more

Warriors mailbag: Warriors might make adjustments in Game 6

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — Should the Warriors make adjustments? Or should they just execute their game plan better?It’s an interesting thought that most NBA playoff teams wrestle with between games. After all, coaches often argue outcomes usually have to do more with effort than schemes.So when the Warriors play the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of their first-round series …last_img read more

Optimus G Pro: LG Releases Also-Ran Android Phablet To The Wild

first_imgAre we sure that LG and Samsung are not the same company?A smartphone showed up at my house yesterday. Now, this is not an infrequent occurrence, so I was not surprised by its arrival. I ripped open the packaging, pulled out the familiar AT&T box and found… a gargantuan smartphone. Wait, I told myself, they sent the wrong phone. I already have a Samsung Galaxy Note II “phablet” (smartphone/tablet hybrid) device. Then, I looked a little closer. This was not one of Samsung’s infamous phablets. This mammoth was from LG – the Optimus G Pro. It is thoroughly uninspiring.Yet Another PhabletThe Optimus G Pro has a 5.5-inch screen, which makes it a hair smaller than the Galaxy Note II that comes in at 5.55-inches. At 6.07 ounces, it is not excessively heavy, which is good for a phone of this size. Screen resolution is decent but not top-end at 1080×1920 pixels (401 pixels per inch). It has a 13-megapixel back camera (in line with the Galaxy S4) and a 2.1-MP front camera. The battery is a bit smaller than that of the Note II, at 3140 mAh (versus 3200 mAh). The device has a plastic, removable back with expandable Micro-SIM and microSD slots.The Optimus G Pro employs a similar quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Galaxy S4 identical to the one in the HTC One, clocking in at 1.7 GHz. With 2 GB of RAM, the Optimus G Pro is about as fast as other recently released comparable smartphones.If you know, or care, anything about hardware specs, you will recognize that the LG Optimus G Pro basically sports the exact same internal components at the HTC One, just with a bigger screen and battery. Its camera is basically the same as the Galaxy S4. Instead of reinventing the wheel, LG more or less just jumped on the components bandwagon with its biggest rivals.I will say the same thing about the Optimus G Pro that I said about the Galaxy Note II when it came to the market: phablets are ridiculous. They are not practical as smartphones and are too small to be really nice tablets. Smartphones in the 5-inch plus to 7-inch range are the tweeners of the mobile device world. A smartphone loses its luster when it is difficult to put in the pockets of your jeans and looks and feels awkward when pressed against your face for a call. Size matters in the smartphone world and 5.5-inches for a device offers a suboptimal experience.That being said, if you are a large person in need of a large smartphone, a phablet may be just what the doctor ordered.  A Few Defining QuirksThe Note II comes with a Stylus, what Samsung calls a S Pen. The LG Optimus G Pro does not come with a stylus, but it doe employ similar drawing capabilities. Most Android smartphones these days come with two or three physical buttons: a power button, a volume button and, depending on the manufacturer, a physical “home” button. LG has all those buttons and one more: a “quick” button on the left side above the volume button.The “quick” button is not a new concept. Older Android smartphones have employed it to launch the camera app or other functions. LG uses it to implement some of its own peculiar features. By pressing the quick button you are brought to a function call QuickMemo, where you can draw on the screen you are looking at. For instance, if you are reading an article in an app or through the browser, you can easily toggle to QuickMenu and make a note and send it to yourself or someone else. For a functional perspective, this is much easier to do than most of the stylus functions through the Note II.  Related Posts Tags:#Android#LG The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology If you do not want to use QuickMemo, the quick button can be changed to any app that you prefer. The Android panels for the home screen on the Optimus G Pro also perform in a curious, delightful fashion. Instead of scrolling from one panel to another with the same image static in the background, the image scrolls along with the panels. It is a small detail, but a decent user interface flourish unique to LG. Android Shines ThroughSeveral of the most recent flagship devices from Android manufacturers do not showcase the operating system at all. Samsung has thoroughly invested in hiding the fact that Android is running on its new Galaxy S4 and HTC makes a decent skin in Sense 5 for the HTC One. On these devices, Android is marginalized, for good or bad, depending on your preference.If there is one thing to credit with the Optimus G Pro is that LG does little to alter or tweak Android. Yes, there are some interesting UI oddities, but the overall experience is much plainer and simpler than that of any Samsung Galaxy device. That benefits the user as well as developers looking to create apps for the larger screen size. In the end, the Optimus G Pro is just another large screen Android smartphone. It is not wholly remarkable nor unremarkable. It will hit stores in the United States on May 10 for $199 (on a two-year contract), making it cheaper than the Note II. If you are an individual with inordinately large hands or just curious about the newest crop of Android devices, it is worth at least a look. Update: The original version of this article referred to the device as the Optimus Pro G. It has been corrected to Optimus G Pro.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinskilast_img read more

Nocturnal animal Mayweather visits strip club

first_imgUSA Today reported that Mayweather was out at the strip club he owns in Las Vegas — Girl Collection — at 3:30am local time early Thursday after arriving in a white Rolls Royce. 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 shutoutQuoted by the newspaper, Mayweather insisted his nocturnal activities would not interfere with his preparations for Saturday’s fight against mixed martial star McGregor. The boxer, who retired from the sport in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record, is the overwhelming favorite to defeat McGregor when the two men clash at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.  MOST READ “Nobody can beat me,” Mayweather told the paper. USA Today said Mayweather greeted patrons at the club before retiring to a VIP section with four dancers. He told the paper he had decided to open a strip club when he was serving a two-month prison sentence in 2012 following a conviction for domestic abuse. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters 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 LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Floyd Mayweather has been taking an unorthodox approach to his pre-fight preparations to face Conor McGregor — with a late-night visit to his strip club. “When I was locked up and doing time, I drew the club up,” Mayweather said. “Women never go out of style.”ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoEric Garcia: Man City debut justifies Barcelona exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eric Garcia: Man City debut justifies Barcelona exitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Garcia says making his Manchester City debut justifies his decision to quit Barcelona last year.Just 17, the defender shone for City’s Carabao Cup shootout win over Leicester City this week.”I’m really proud of my decision,” Garcia said. “It’s difficult because you leave your friends, your family and your old team-mates, but at the end I need to think about my career and I’m really happy for this.”On his debut, he continued: “First I wasn’t expecting even to be in the squad then Pep told me I was starting, so I was really happy. “I wasn’t expecting this because last week I played my first full 90 minutes [post injury] against Hoffenheim so I was focused on the Youth Cup.” last_img read more

23 days agoTottenham captain Hugo Lloris: We gave up

first_imgTottenham captain Hugo Lloris: We gave upby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham captain Hugo Lloris says the players let the club down last night.Mauricio Pochettino’s side were obliterated 7-2 by Bayern Munich, who scored five goals in the second half of the group game on Tuesday night. “I feel really bad for the fans mainly because we gave up a little bit too easily and the score was even worse,” Lloris said.”It is a night that affects a lot. Now it’s about character, clearing the mind.”The next two games against Red Star will become even more important, we cannot lose any more points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more