I would guess only the old timers that read this blog remember this name. Gary Thompson grew up in Roland, Iowa, a town the size of Oldenburg. This name came to mind when Sally and I drove through Roland on our last trip to visit our daughter’s family. Roland is very close to where Sally’s aunt and uncle lived, so that is why we were in this area.When Thompson played basketball he was known as the “Roland Rocket”. He was a 5’10” guard at Iowa State. He was a senior in 1956-57. Gary was the first player to score 1,000 points for a career, 40 points in one game, and become a first-team All-American. He was the Player of the Year in the Big 7. Today it is the Big 12. That year he beat out Wilt Chamberlain for the honor.Gary later went on to play for the Philips Oil basketball team which was very common in that era. In 2006 he retired after a 34-year career in broadcasting.
Tuesday, the Florida Senate passed a bill that would allow some teachers to be armed in a school classroom.The vote was 22-17, with all but one Republican in favor and all Democrats opposed.The bill seeks changes to a law enacted last year after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland.The bill was based on recommendations from a commission formed after the Valentines Day shooting.The bill has had bipartisan support with both parties supporting provisions dealing with mental health assessments and reporting violent incidents and potential threats at schools.However, one part of the bill Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over is the “guardian program” which allows teachers to be armed.As of now, only teachers who have a role outside the classroom, such as an athletic coach, are allowed to participate in the program.The proposed expansion of the program would make all teachers eligible to carry a weapon inside a Florida classroom as long as they volunteer, undergo a psychological evaluation, are trained by a sheriff’s office and the school districts approve.Democrats argued that there is a higher chance of a student being accidentally shot than being killed in a mass shooting while Republicans say an armed teacher may be able to stop a shooter before police can arrive at a school.The legislation is still awaiting full approval in the Republican-dominated House, but that’s virtually guaranteed as lawmakers work toward an adjournment scheduled forMay 3.
Kitende will face Jinja SS in the final on Saturday, 18th May. (PHOTO/FILE)2019 Copa Coca ColaFriday, 17-05-2019Kakindu Stadium, Jinja-St. Marys Kitende 1(7) – 1(6) Buddo SS-Jinja SS 1-0 Standard High School JINJA – Wakiso based giants St. Mary’s Kitende and Jinja SS will contest the 2019 Copa Coca Cola final.The two Schools booked their spot in the Secondary Schools’ showpiece following respective victories in their semifinal matches played on Friday afternoon.In their game, Kitende drew 1-1 with 2018 champions Buddo SS and later triumphed 7-6 on penalties.Kitende got off to a flying start, scoring the first goal inside the opening 10 minutes of the contest. The goal was scored by Abdul Watambala off a ferocious shot.On 31 minutes, Buddo equalized through semifinal hero Emmanuel Loki. Loki was also the one who banged both Buddo goals as they overcame Jinja Progressive Academy 2-0 in the last eight on Thursday morning.With neither side able to find the winner in a tense second half, the two Wakiso District giants had to face the pressure of spot kicks to find a winner between them.In the shootouts, a winner was only determined after 20 spot-kicks with Kitende running out 7-6 victors to storm the finals.Charles Lwanga, Yiga Najib, Jacob Okao, Musa Ssali, Ahmed Amayo, Abdul Karim Watambala and Ivan Asaba all found the net from 12 yards for Kitende while Andrew Kawooya, Bobosi Byaruhanga and Aziz Kayondo missed.For Buddo, Joseph Bukenya, Hamza Mulambuzi, Ibrahim Bbosa, Abu Kajabwangu, Musa Segujja and Ronald Innocent converted their penalties while Godfrey Arijole, Kiggundu, Joseph Kafumbe and Dhata Kafumbe were denied.In the other semifinal, Jinja SS scrapped past 10 man Standard High School 1-0 in an ill-tempered and dramatic game that saw tear gas fired at some point.The game was highlighted by referees’ changes after the first set disallowed two goals, one for either side, in a space of a minute, proving that the tension in the duel was too much for them.The drama started after the referee blew for a foul on the Standard High custodian yet the ball had already gone into the back of the net. In response, Standard made a quick restart as Jinja players were celebrating what they thought was a goal and the Wakiso based School scored one of their own at the other end.The referee disallowed Standard’s goal and in a gesture, signaled that the Jinja SS goal had been allowed. Standard players protested and refused to resume the game, the tournament organizers intervened and the game was stopped for about 30 minutes.On resumption, a new set of referees led the teams back onto the pitch and the game was restarted at 0-0.In the first half of the restarted duel, Standard’s Arron Okwi was sent off for a dangerous tackle, leaving his side to play most of the game with 10 men.However, Jinja could not find the break through as the half ended 0-0.Much to the Jubilation of the home crowd, Jinja scored the all-important goal in the second half through Ashraf Kawasi and in the process, won the game 1-0 to reach the finals.Jinja SS and St. Mary’s Kitende will now face off in the final of the competition on Saturday afternoon at Kakindu Stadium, to determine the winner.Kitende has won the competition 8 times with the last triumph coming in 2015. For Jinja SS, they are seeking to win it for only the second time with their only win coming in 2017.Kibuli are the record winners having won it 11 times.Comments Tags: 2019 Copa Coca ColaBuddo SSJinja SSSt Mary’s KitendeStandard High School-Zaanatop
CINCINNATI — On May 1, 2018, Brandon Crawford was the Giants’ biggest offensive liability, as the shortstop was hitting .189 with a paltry .537 on-base plus slugging percentage.On May 1, 2019, Crawford’s batting average was slightly higher than it was a year ago at .198, but his OPS was a club-worst .495.Crawford’s slow offensive start gave the Giants significant cause for concern a year ago, but after a dismal April, the left-handed hitter rebounded with two of the best months of his pro …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With pollination in Ohio corn fields occurring in July, much of what you see now is what you will get come harvest. For soybeans though, August is the most important month for production. If the rains aren’t as prevalent and sunshine prevails as the calendar turns, Asgrow/DEKALB Technical Agronomist Jeff Rectenwald tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the soybean crop may turn out to be really nice this year.
Early this year, the Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity chapter, based in Charlotte, Vermont, had laid out plans for a three-home development that included one house built to Passive House standards. That project, scheduled to be the first of the three completed, now has a roof on it, and the homeowner, a single mother named Katie Palmer, seems to have all she can do to contain her excitement.“I guess I’m picturing parts of our day, in this space,” Palmer, a single mother, recently told North Country Public Radio, shortly after a crane had hoisted the building’s primary modules into place on the foundation.One of Green Mountain Habitat’s goals in venturing into construction of high-performance homes, a Passive House consultant on the project, Peter Schneider, explained back in February, is to use this first project as a teaching tool for other Habitat chapters and other affordable-housing developments.A Habitat prototypeIt’s estimated that a house built to similar dimensions and performance standards would cost about $50,000 more than a house built to code, the NCP Radio story noted. But Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Director David Mullen told the station that, even though such a project requires more fundraising upfront, the Passive House building standard is especially well suited to Habitat’s low-income clients because of the energy savings the performance requirements deliver down the line.The Charlotte house, adds Passive House specialist J. B. Clancy, of Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, in Boston, is among the very first Habitat projects to deploy modular construction in pursuit of Passive House performance. Getting the modular system to the required airtightness, adds the contractor for the project, Chet Paso, of Hartland, Vermont, is a matter of care and persistence.“There’s nothing that sexy about it,” he told NCP Radio. “It’s just a lot of small details you’ve got to do extremely well.”
Manchester United’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRANDManchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side’s season had been a triumph of pragmatism over poetry following their Europa League success against Ajax in Stockholm.In a poignant match scarred by Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, which left 22 people dead, United prevailed 2-0 via goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to win the tournament for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Mourinho has received criticism over the quality of United’s football and sixth-place finish in the Premier League, but he finishes his maiden season with three trophies and a place in next season’s Champions League.“The poets are the ones that win every match,” said the Portuguese, who had previously led United to success in the Community Shield and League Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I think I am going to have one of these jobs in a few years. I always lose matches, but some guys win every time and I don’t.“But in a bad season, in a season where sometimes I felt my team is the worst in the world and I am the worst manager in the world, we won three trophies and go to the Champions League by winning a trophy. MOST READ LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why “Not by finishing second or third or fourth, and we have the honour of going to the Super Cup.“So the season was the victory of pragmatism and the people who respect the opponent and try to exploit the opponents’ weakness. Based on pragmatism and humble principles. Not poets.”The United manager celebrated Wednesday’s victory exuberantly at the Friends Arena, at one point being bundled to the turf in an embrace with his jubilant son.A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho once declared he did not want to win the Europa League, saying success in the competition would be a “big disappointment”.He has now won the tournament twice, having led Porto to glory in the UEFA Cup — as the Europa League was previously called — in 2003.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pogba and man of the match Ander Herrera both dedicated victory to the victims of Monday’s devastating suicide bomb attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured.“If we could, we would obviously change the people’s lives for this cup, immediately,” Mourinho said.“We wouldn’t think twice. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? Maybe. But we just came to do our job.” ‘It means everything’“To me it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last (most recent) — that is how I look at things,” he said.“Of course, Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that is the last trophy and that is when the feelings are under the skin and obviously it is a fantastic feeling for the team.“It means everything. It means the third trophy and going back to the Champions League and winning a European trophy and playing Super League in Macedonia in August and means for the club the last piece of the puzzle.“Now it is like Ajax and some other clubs with every trophy in the world of football, so it means everything.”Beaten coach Peter Bosz said United “only played long balls and didn’t take any risks”, turning Ajax’s first European final in 21 years into what he called “a boring game”.But having fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, the youngest to ever start a major European final, he expressed hope they would be better for the experience.“For all the players, this was the first final,” he said. “You have to learn from it. All the players who played today learnt a lot.“They’re not used to playing a final, these young kids. It’s all new for them. They will learn a lot from it and become stronger.“If we can keep this squad together, we will be stronger next season, for sure.” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments
Greece’s Giorgos Samaras challenges Japan’s Yoshito Okubo during their Group C clash Reduced to 10 men after captain Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a 0-0 draw with Japan on Thursday that kept both alive in Group C and sent rival Colombia through to the knockout round of the World Cup.MATCH COMMENTARY Both teams inserted new strikers in search of goals and a first victory, but ultimately the main objective was survival and both achieved that with one match left in group play. Japan would have been eliminated with a loss.Once Katsouranis was sent off after a rough challenge on Makoto Hasebe, Greece withdrew into a defensive setup and held firm. Greece surrendered three goals in a loss to Colombia, but even short-handed was better organized against Japan and avoided any critical mistakes.Japan pressed the attack after halftime and had several chances to score.The best came in the 68th minute when Shinji Kagawa played a long pass over the top to Atsuto Uchida, who sent it back across the middle to Yoshito Okubo, who blasted the volley over the net.Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis also was forced to make a diving save in injury time to preserve the draw and the point for Greece.Greece was determined to turn around its dismal scoring history in the World Cup – 18 goals conceded against just two scored – inserting Kostas Mitroglou up front. But Mitroglou’s best effort was an early volley that spun off his foot and he didn’t even make it to halftime.advertisementAfter taking an elbow in the side in the 30th minute, Mitroglou collapsed to the ground. He got up and walked off under his own power but soon determined he couldn’t continue and was taken off for Theofanis Gekas in the 35th minute.Things got worse for Greece just moments later when Katsouranis was sent off. Greece retreated into its half of the field for most of the second half.Japan, which had been beaten up in a physical matchup with Ivory Coast in a 2-1 opening loss, once again had to deal with a bigger, stronger and much taller opponent.Coach Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni dropped Kagawa from the starting lineup in surprise move, putting veteran striker Okubo up front with Europe-based star Keisuke Honda.Okubo had one of Japan’s best chances to score in the first half but sent his header over the crossbar in the 33rd minute.Team Lineups(from):Japan: Eiji Kawashima; Atsuto Uchida, Maya Yoshida, Yasuyuki Konno, Yuto Nagatomo; Hotaru Yamaguchi, Makoto Hasebe (Yasuhito Endo, 46th); Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda, Yoshito Okubo, Yuya Osako (Shinji Kagawa, 57th)Greece: Orestis Karnezis; Vasileios Torosidis, Konstantinos Manolas, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jose Cholevas; Ioannis Maniatis, Konstantinos Katsouranis, Panagiotis Kone (Dimitrios Salpingidis, 81st); Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Georgios Karagounis, 41st), Konstantinos Mitroglou (Theofanis Gekas, 35th), Georgios Samaras
Posted: July 29, 2018 July 29, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 52-year-old woman was found gravely injured in a Pacific Beach alley Sunday, apparently struck by a car, police said.The woman was found just before 1:20 p.m. in an alley near Garnet Avenue and Ingraham Street, San Diego police Officer Sarah Foster said.Police and paramedics headed to the scene and tried to revive the woman, whose injuries were consistent “with being run over by a vehicle,” but she died at the scene, Foster said.No information on the woman’s identity was immediately available.Officers were at the scene investigating, but believe the death was accidental, Foster said, and no arrests have been made. 52-year-old woman found dead in Pacific Beach alley Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom