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Abilene Christian Extends Men’s Basketball Head Coach Joe Golding

first_imgTerms of the contract will not be released, but the extension takes the place of his conract, which was extended after the 2016-17 season. Golding is the fourth-longest-tenured head coach on the ACU staff behind men’s tennis head coach Hutton Jones (currently in his 23rd season),women’s soccer head coach Casey Wilson (in his 12th season) and softball coach Bobby Reeves (in his ninth season). Golding himself became a media darling during the tournament’s first week when the national storyline was about him coaching the game against Kentucky with a rip in his suit pants that occurred when he and associate head coach Tanner embraced in a memorable hug in the final seconds of the win over New Orleans in the conference tournament title game. ACU has already added talented prep standout Airion Simmons out of Parkview High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, who is ranked by some scouting services as one of the top five high school players in the state. The Wildcats are also in the mix for several outstanding transfers to help fill out the 2019-20 roster. Golding – who took over the program in 2011 when ACU was still an NCAA Division II member – led ACU to the greatest season in the 98-year history of the program in 2018-19 as the Wildcats won the Southland Conference Tournament title and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Playing as the No. 15 seed in the Midwest Regional in Jacksonville, Florida, the Wildcats lost to No. 2 seed Kentucky in the first round, but still finished the season 27-7. “When you get an extension like this, it’s a direct correlation of having really good players and a great staff,” said Golding, who was voted the Southland Conference Coach of the Year. “This staff has been together for a while (led by associate head coach Brette Tanner in his seventh season) and I believe it’s the best staff in our league. I’m proud they are being rewarded as well. This program has never been about me and never will be about me. It’s about the players who have left a legacy and the current players who will continue that legacy and the culture we have built.” The Wildcats lost three senior starters off last season’s team heading into next season: forward Jaren Lewis (Southland tournament MVP), point guard Jaylen Franklin (all-tournament at the Southland tournament), and forward Hayden Farquhar. But the Wildcats return starting shooting guard Payten Ricks as well as other key players in Trey Lenox, Damien Daniels, Joe Pleasant, Kolton Kohl, Tobias Cameron and Clay Gayman, and Hayden Howell will return to the squad after redshirting in 2018-19. Earlier this month, Golding was also selected the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 23 Coach of the Year, and he was also selected as one of the national finalists for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award. Golding led the 2018-19 Wildcats to a program-record for wins in the regular season (25) and conference wins in a season (14), and the Wildcats tied the program record for wins in a season with 27, tying the mark set by the 1979-80 team. That made the goal for 2018-19 simple: get to the conference tournament and play for a championship. ACU started the season 7-0 and never looked back, running out to an 11-2 non-conference record that led to a 14-4 conference record and runner-up finish. “Joe had a remarkable year and is very deserving of this contract extension,” ACU director of athletics Allen Ward said. “I look forward to working with him as we build upon this year’s championship season. I highly commend Joe for what he did to prepare his team throughout the year, but especially during the final few weeks of the season. The team’s commitment and dedication to finishing the task was extraordinary. That’s a credit to Joe’s leadership, the love he has for his players, and the respect they have for him.”center_img The Wildcats finished second in the league in the regular season and beat No. 3 seed Southeastern Louisiana in the tournament semifinals and No. 4 seed New Orleans in the championship game to earn the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. ACU went 6-2 in the final eight games of the season – including six straight wins that secured the No. 2 seed in the tournament and the two tournament wins. Not even the loss of the two starters in late February could slow the train. ACU responded to their departure by winning four of their last five regular-season games to clinch the double-bye in the tournament. All of that led to the tournament championship win, the berth in the NCAA Tournament and the matchup against Kentucky, the greatest college basketball program in the history of the game. ACU parlayed the experience into national media attention the likes of which the athletics program hasn’t seen in its near-100-year existence. “I’m grateful to (ACU president) Dr. Phil Schubert and Allen Ward for their continued trust in me to lead this program,” Golding said. “I’m excited about the future of ACU men’s basketball and I’m honored to to be the head coach at my alma mater. I fully trust the leadership of Allen Ward. He has been an incredible mentor to me in his eight months here and I believe his vision for men’s basketball. My family and I love Abilene and the lifestyle we have established here. This has become home for us (wife, Amanda, and sons Cason and Chase) and we are thankful for the university’s commitment to us.” ACU’s landmark 2018-19 season was the continuation of the 2017-18 season that saw the Wildcats post the program’s first winning regular season (16-15) since 2007-08. The Wildcats qualified for the first NCAA Division I postseason game in program history, playing at Drake in the first round of the (CIT) Tournament. “I’m very proud of Joe and the kind of program he and his staff have built over the years,” Schubert said. “I appreciate his leadership of the staff and players and the character he exhibits on a daily basis that influences every aspect of the men’s basketball program. This historic season and ACU’s appearance in the NCAA Tournament will have an incalculable impact on the university, and I look forward to watching Joe coach his team in that tournament again very soon.” Courtesy of Abilene Christian Athletics Media RelationsABILENE, Texas ­– Abilene Christian men’s basketball coach Joe Golding, who just completed his eighth season, on Wednesday agreed to a five-year contract extension with the university that will keep him on the Wildcats’ bench through the 2023-24 season. “I’m excited about the future of ACU basketball and the impact it can have on ACU,” Ward said. “Our first experience with NCAA March Madness and the incomparable notoriety the university received is evidence of just how powerful Division I basketball can be for a university.”last_img read more

“I went out at night; I didn’t want Ramos to start like this …”

first_imgDarío Silva acknowledges that Ramos made him a strong marking outside the field: “He controlled me, I saw that he controlled me to see if I continued for my house. I entered for my house but of course then at the roundabout I turned, I waited for a little while … When I saw that the lights were on in the house, I already knew that it had gone up, that I was going up the stairs, so I would go out in my car and leave. The next day he saw me and said: ‘What a pestilence you have, you can see that you went out last night!’ ‘I didn’t, I was at home now, before I left, I took a drink.’ And I always cheated him, trapdoors. “ Darío Silva, former player of Sevilla, Málaga and Espanyol, among others, stars in the next program of The Movistar Others. It will be broadcast on January 7 (10:00 p.m.), but Movistar + has offered an advance where the former leader He talks about his relationship with Sergio Ramos, with whom he agreed in Seville from 2003 to 2005, and how he tried to keep him from the “dangers” of the night.“He was young, I went out at night. I didn’t want him to start that way. Let’s see the night, maybe alcohol, women because women are more and more beautiful when you’re famous … “, begins by explaining Darío Silva. “He wanted to stick to me and I said no. I said: ‘I can’t, we can’t go out, I’m not going out.’ ‘How not? If everyone is going to leave.’ Sure, I had to take him to House”, says the Uruguayan, who in addition to being a partner was the oficial official driver ’of the now captain of Real Madrid who at that time had no driving license.last_img read more

No holiday break

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Manny Pacquiao (left) is backwith trainer Freddie Roach. —TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.NETManny Pacquiao did not skip training on Christmas Day, and neither did his American challenger Adrien Broner.But while the two protagonists for the Jan. 19 WBA welterweight title fight posted their non-stop training on social media, Pacquiao and Broner offered contrasting pictures of how things are panning out.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Meanwhile, for Broner, it was a brash picture of vindication.The 29-year-old talent taking a shot at stardom despite a topsy-turvy career was seen on Instagram flashing his ripped body after crossfit training and plyometrics in his Miami camp.Roundly criticized for being too out of shape to provide Pacquiao any challenge, Broner has reportedly shed 30 pounds since appearing side by side with Pacquiao during their promotional tour in LA and New York City last month.And true to his character on and off the ring, Broner used hashtags that said he has “tunnel vision set for victory,” and that on Jan. 19, he would be “the biggest star in boxing.”Pacquiao vaulted to the top of the boxing world once again after stopping Argentinian Lucas Matthyse in July in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout win since stopping Miguel Cotto in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT National doubles amateur unfolds at Aguinaldo MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For Pacquiao, it was a quiet reunion with an old mentor.Pacquiao was reunited with Freddie Roach, his chief trainer for 17 years, right at Wild Card gym, which has served as a war room for their countless victories on boxing’s biggest theaters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 40-year-old Filipino, working to put golden finishing touches to his glorious career, then jogged around his Los Angeles home last Tuesday with a flock of fans at his heel, according to was homecoming of sorts for the only eight-division champion in history, who will be staging his first fight in the United States in two years. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk And after Floyd Mayweather hinted of a rematch of their 2015 mega fight, his outfit, Premier Boxing Champions, made an offer for a Broner fight as some sort of a prelude.Broner is a four-division champ who has a knack for aping Mayweather’s counter-punching moves and irreverent behavior, minus the American great’s sharpness and discipline.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

City Hall flouts injunction, bulldozes 48-year-old business

first_img– says “Dread Shop” is known for unsavoury activitiesDespite an Injunction, the Mayor and City Council in the wee hours of Thursday moved in and dismantled the famous ‘Dread Shop’, located at Russell Square, Stabroek, Georgetown, a business which has been in existence for some 48 years.The council workers sometime around 03:00h began the demolition.The proprietor Anthony Forde, 74, who could not hold back his tears said he was not informed that his building would have been demolished and had only learnt at 09:30h that his business was destroyed.He explained that the “Dread Shop” night spot has existed since 1968 and noted that he has been paying rates and taxes for years.Forde and his nephew related that they did not get an opportunity to retrieve their valuables and that “junkies” made off with many of the items.Among their lost property were a pools table and television sets. The nephew who preferred not be named, was of the view that the government has “no concern” for ordinary businesspeople.Attorney Nigel Hughes, who is representing Forde, stressed that City Hall has shown “disregard” to the courts as the matter is still being addressed.“This has got to be the most outrageous act I’ve seen in a long time because [the matter is] actively going to mediation on the recommendation of the Court of Appeal and then they failed to turn up at the mediation and the Court of Appeal still has conduct of this matter and they believe they can disregard this act,” Hughes posited.The attorney explained that after he called the City Engineer on Thursday afternoon, Town Clerk Royston King then confirmed that demolition actions were indeed taken.“I believe that where people decide that they are not going to obey the law of the land and where they are not going to obey the outcomes of the court proceedings to deal with this particular piece of property then we are in a very dangerous state,” the attorney warned.“There is a dispute right now between Mr Patterson’s Ministry and the City Council about who actually owns this square because it was donated by the Russell family [while] the Ministry [of Public Infrastructure] claims it is their territory and the city council claims it is their territory,” the attorney further explained.Meanwhile, also slated for demolition is the nearby “Island Snackette” which has been in operation for almost 50 years. Daughter of the original proprietors Abeola Fung told this newspaper that her family has invested “millions of dollars” to improve the standard of the business. They claim that City Hall said their structure will also be torn down. Fung further related that some years ago City Hall had approved a plan for rehabilitation works to their structure.City Hall has been relocating vendors and stall owners in a move that it said will see a transformation of the Stabroek Market Square. While some vendors have welcomed the change, others have protested the initiatives of City Council viewing them as “unfair” and “uncaring”.‘UNSAVOURY’ ACTIVITIESMeanwhile, City Council in a statement Thursday afternoon, explained that a technical team attached to the Municipality’s Engineer’s Department carried out a removal exercise that saw “the flattening of the so called ‘dread shop’ located west of Parliament Building”.Attorney Nigel Hughes“The Town Clerk’s office had given earlier notice to the structure’s operators, while making specific reference to what was described as ‘unsavoury’ activities taking place there, particularly on Friday nights. Operations at this facility was also said to be in direct breach of city public health laws,” the statement added.last_img read more

Wales Estate closure

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRWhile the High Court case regarding the non-consultations of unions over the severance and redeployment of workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate continues, some 99 workers believe that in the meantime, they should be paid for the time they have been unemployed. According to information reaching Guyana Times, the workers have petitioned the Wales Estate manager for payment in lieu of work.This newspaper was told the workers are contending that their severance packages were approved since March 22, 2016, and as such, are requesting that they be paid from April 22, 2016 up to point at which they will be paid their redundancy allowance. The petition, along with letters sent to the estate’s manager, was seen by the publication.“I hereby request that I be paid my redundancy allowance and payment in lieu of work from April 22, 2016 up to the point of the payment of my redundancy allowance in keeping with Clause 6(2)(i) of the Collective Labour Agreement between my Union, GAWU, and the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc,” one of the letters stated.After the Sugar Corporation confirmed the closure, workers, without the requisite union consultation were given the option of transferring to Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, or receiving severance packages. As many of the workers were against the move to transfer to Uitvlugt, they opted to receive their severance.Using the injunction as its justification, GuySuCo has maintained that it was unable to pay the 105 Wales sugar workers their severance packages even though these workers on March 22 received letters which stated that they would have been paid on May 4. The Sugar Corporation then gave employment to six of the 105 workers, suggesting that 99 remain without the Estate’s employment. Many of these workers have said that they have found some difficulty in garnering alternative jobs.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has rejected the Sugar Corporation’s stance of non-payment, noting that the agreement between the workers and GuySuCo was reached before the injunction was granted.The court action was first brought on after GuySuCo began discussions with individual employees of the Wales estate to negotiate severance packages, without informing or involving the unions. At one point, workers had been given a three-day ultimatum to make their decisions but GuySuCo later backpedalled from this move.Unions, GAWU and NAACIE are also seeking damages in excess of $1 million for breach of statutory duty owing under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Cap 99:08, Laws of Guyana. The judges had granted an interim injunction, restraining GuySuCo from proceeding to implement their decision to sever the employees until the hearing and determination of a Summons returnable in Chambers.GuySuCo has since requested time to respond to the litigation. Sugar operations at Wales will close by the end of 2016.last_img read more

Stoke re-sign Liverpool winger

first_imgStoke have re-signed winger Oussama Assaidi on loan from Liverpool.The Moroccan international spent last season at the Britannia Stadium and has returned as cover for the injured Peter Odemwingie, with a loan fee of around £1million attached.Potters manager Mark Hughes had been interested in Assaidi earlier in the window but only returned for a player who scored five times in 25 appearances last year after Odemwingie suffered a knee problem in their win over Man City at the weekend. 1 Oussama Assaidi last_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Shop LK are planning to rock Letterkenny this Halloween with Dj Scoop and a surround sound system for the Main Street.From 1pm on Wednesday 31st October Scoop will be playing classic Halloween music mixed with some current songs and requests from the listeners.Requests can be made on the day to Scoop through ShopLK’s twitter page @shoplk1 and by using the hashtag #halloweenlk. Toni Forrester CEO commented; “This is a great chance for us to engage with our online audience. We have had a great response this year to all our promotions and activities and we’ve been working hard on our online presence.“The new website is a great resource for Letterkenny retail and visitors and for Halloween we’re keen to get as many people as possible involved through Facebook and especially twitter. We will be launching our website soon where Shop LK vouchers can be purchased online.”It is hoped the music and the other activities will create a great atmosphere around the town and keep people in high sprits (Excuse the pun!) to enjoy this free entertainment. With the help of Letterkenny Town Council Shop LK is going from strength to strength so we’d love as many people as possible to ,turn up on the day from 1pm and to tweet their request to Scoop.YOU TWEET IT AND LETTERKENNY WILL PLAY IT THIS HALLOWEEN was last modified: October 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DJ ScoopHalloweenLetterkenny Chambertweetslast_img read more

Soccer heroes of yesteryear to play match for Molly

first_imgTHEY may have put on a few extra pounds over the years but the retired soccer stars of Inishowen will be out in force on Friday to help raise much-needed funds to help a local girl get the treatment she needs.Molly McDermott is just seven and has a brain tumour but she is stable after her last surgery.She had a mini stroke after her last surgery and she has weakness down the right side so she needs constant help. Her parents Philip and Edel say: “She is constantly falling around 6 to 7 times a day, has speech problems, eye problems and a lot of learning difficulties.“We have spent 6 months in the rehabilitation hospital at the start of last year and 8 weeks at the end of the year.“Molly is going for a MRI now on the 5th of Sept so we are praying that the tumour stays stable she attends a lot physio and speech therapy and is getting a new treatment from people in Hungary.”All funds raised on the evening will help Molly. After the success of last year’s over 40s 50s & 60s football event to raise funds for Mark Farren it was decided to run it again this year for young Molly McDermott.Mark Farren’s family are going to be at Moville Celtic grounds to present the cup on the night.It’s a great night’s craic with local businessmen, politicians and local celebrities togging out to raise funds for a great cause.Minister Charlie McConalogue, Cllr Martin Farren, Celebrity Chef Brian McDermott, former Donegal Ladies Manager Davy McLaughlin as well as a few ex-soccer legends from Finn Harps & Derry City will all be there.  Soccer heroes of yesteryear to play match for Molly was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fundraiserMolly McDermottmovillelast_img read more

Gallegly open to worker program

first_img Ira Mehlman, Los Angeles spokesman for the Federation on Immigration Reform, an immigration-control advocacy group, said plans like Gallegly’s work “in theory.” But, he said, “It’s unlikely to happen. Even assuming we could get all these people to leave and apply and come back, the idea that they would voluntarily go home again is also highly questionable.” In addition to requiring illegal immigrants to apply from their native countries to work for industries with proven unmet needs such as agriculture, Gallegly said he would require extensive background checks. Family members would not be allowed to accompany workers, and a worker would be required to return to their native country for at least 60 days each year. Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, said he thinks it’s too soon to consider any kind of guest worker plan, even one for a specific industry with severe limitations. “American people need to see that current laws against illegal immigrants are being enforced,” he said. “It’s not the appropriate time yet.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Thousand Oaks Republican Elton Gallegly, a top House hard-liner against illegal immigration, is indicating he might support a guest-worker program that would make illegal immigrants leave the country before applying for a temporary visa. Gallegly did not offer a formal proposal. But in outlining the type of plan he would consider, he joins the ranks of Republicans who – while making enforcement against illegal immigrants a cornerstone of their agenda – are beginning to articulate a need for compromise. “At the end of the day, there’s going to have to be movement on both sides,” Gallegly said. Ideas like Gallegly’s, similar to major Senate legislation sponsored by Texan Jon Cornyn, are at the crux of a division within the GOP over whether illegal immigrants should be made to leave the U.S. before applying for temporary work. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Democrats and others have called the idea unworkable, saying millions of illegal immigrants would never voluntarily leave the United States without a guarantee of being able to return. “They won’t apply. That’s why they’re here illegally,” said Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys. Michelle Waslin, spokeswoman for the National Council of La Raza, said the plan would be disruptive to businesses and families who have been in the country for decades. She also said she doubted anti-immigration groups would support it. “Those people who are going to call anything ‘amnesty’ are going to call this `amnesty’ anyway,” she said. last_img


first_imgGardai had to coax a man out of a hedge after he hid in it following a fight.Letterkenny Court.Kieran Maguire, 31, hid in the undergrowth at LIDL in Ballybofey, Co Donegal after a fight had broken out in the area on March 9th last. Gardai searched the area and found Maguire, of Main Street, Killygordon, in the hedge and he told them to “go f*** themselves.”The accused, who has just started his own mechanic business, eventually came out.His solicitor told Letterkenny District Court that his client had been drinking and had been “in a fracas of sorts.”It was Maguire’s first offence and he pleaded guilty to being intoxicated and causing a breach of the peace.Judge Paul Kelly asked Maguire if he had a drink problem and he said he hadn’t.He was ordered to pay €150 to a local charity and received the probation act.GARDAI HAD TO COAX MAN OUT OF HEDGE AFTER ROW was last modified: March 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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