Cassius Winston thanks Michigan State fans for support after brother Zachary’s death

first_imgMORE: Zachary Winston struck, killed by trainCassius has not missed a game since, preferring to honor his brother by continuing to play the game they grew up loving.A senior from point guard from Detroit, Cassius scored 21 points and passed for four assists last week in a stirring victory at Seton Hall. In Monday’s game, he took only nine shots and scored 11 points, but he passed for eight assists. And afterward, he requested the opportunity to thank Spartans fans for how they’ve helped him through such a difficult time.”I lost a piece of my heart, but you guys keep me going.”@cassiuswinston took the mic after tonight’s game to thank the fans and his @MSU_Basketball teammates for their support after his brother Zachary’s death. pic.twitter.com/4yG86aeeDK— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 19, 2019“Right here, I just want to say thank you all, thank all the Spartan Nation. It’s been a really tough time for me and my family, so just all the support, all the love, all the flowers — I really, really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, me and our family. There’s no better place than this and how you guys just showed how much you cared … my teammates, my coaches, everyone in this building. “I really appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. I lost a piece of my heart, but you guys are keeping me going. I love everything about this place and I really appreciate you guys. So thank you.”Winston accepted a quick hug from coach Tom Izzo, another from sports information director Michael Carey, then draped a towel over his head as he walked to the Breslin locker room.The fans chanted M-V-P as he left. The final score Monday night at the Breslin Center was Michigan State 94, Charleston Southern 46, but it seems accurate to say there are no easy games for these Spartans any longer.Not even two weeks have passed since All-American guard Cassius Winston lost his brother, Zachary, to a train accident near where Zachary attended college and played varsity hoops in Albion, Mich. Zachary Winston was 19.last_img read more

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No joy in Boundary Country, Leafs pound Bruins 15-0

first_imgIt’s easy to say Carsen Willans likes playing the Grand Forks Border Bruins.As a matter of fact, so do a lot of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams.Willans, a Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad, scored four times as the Nelson Leafs shocked it to the Bruins 15-0 in Murdoch Division play Thursday in the Boundary City.Despite winning its first of the season last week in the Invermere, there’s not much positive to report for interim coach Matt Zamec.The former assistant was elevated prior to the win after head coach and GM Brent Batten was relieved of his duties by team executive.Nelson scored five times during the first eight minutes of the opening period to literally put the game away after 20 minutes.During the first frame the Leafs outshot the Bruins 21-5 en route to a 57-shot barrage at the Grand Forks tandem of Jeremy Mandoli and backup Nathan Nicloson.Grand Forks also surrendered three power play goals in the contest.Along with Willans padding his stats, a host of other Leafs also filled the stats bucket.The game’s first star Brett Norman scored three times while adding two helpers for a five-point night.Former Trail Smokie defenceman J.J. Beitel also had a breakout game, with two goals and three assists along with center Nik Newman, one goal four assists.Nelson defenceman Walker Sidoni had four assists as well as Nelson native Dallon Stoddart, also finishing with four points on a goal and three assists.Other goal scorers included Matthew Naka, Julian Davis, Eric Spring and Matti Jmaeff.Patrick Defoe had a relatively easy time in the net, stopping 27 shots.The only real bright spot for the Bruins came in the third period when Grand Forks fired 14 shots — more than the first two periods — at the Leaf goal.LEAF NOTES: Nelson, 18-9-0-2, climbs into a second-place tie with idle Castlegar Rebels, each team now has 38 points. However, Castlegar has played two less games. . . .The night was cut rather short for Leaf center Matthew Naka. After scoring Nelson’s fifth goal of the opening period, the Vanderhoof native was handed a game misconduct for an illegal check to the head later in the first frame. . . . In four games against the Bruins Carsen Willans has accumulated 17 points, including seven goals. . . . Grand Forks has yielded league high 253 goals in 27 games for an average of almost 10 per game. . . .Thursday’s game was the lone contest of the weekend for Nelson. The team returns to action Friday, December 9 at the NDCC Arena when the Rebels visit in a Murdoch Division showdown. Game time is 7 p.m. . . . After playing 19 games in seven weeks, Nelson’s schedule is back to somewhat normal as the Leafs have eight games in December. Seven of the eight are against Murdoch Division opposition, including two each against powers Castlegar and Beaver Valley.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Tottenham makes the purchase of Lo Celso al Betis official

first_imgTottenham had the option to buy Lo Celso for a figure significantly lower than what he had to pay next June if he wanted to acquire it definitively. The player, international with the Argentine national team, started the season badly and was injured a few weeks but in the last few days, with José Mourinho already on the bench, he had begun to be again the footballer who emerged at Villamarín last year. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 28, 2020 Tottenham announced the purchase to Betis of Argentine Giovani Lo Celso, who has played on loan in the English team during the first part of the campaign. Lo Celso signs until 2025 and will leave in the green-white box a figure higher than 30 million euros after the Spurs already paid about 15 for the assignment. The PSG had part of its sales rights and keeps 20 percent of the operation. The Verdiblanco club, which also made it official, For his part, he affirms that the player will cease to be assigned on July 1 to be owned by Londoners.center_img The London team has just transferred the Danish Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan to get the necessary money when undertaking the purchase of the Rosario midfielder. His record in the Tottenham was practically unassuming in Heliopolis, bringing his final march, in addition to an economic injection, It is really a relief for Betis.last_img read more

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Mills, Farm Tools, Etc.

first_imgThe proprietor of the Standard Garage in Ganta says the business has given him total independence now unlike the time he was employed with companies.Mr. Amos S. Gbatu told the Daily Observer that apart from making small tools including hoes, his garage now produces mills for processing sugarcane, oil palm, palm kernel, and cassava products.Mr. Gbatu said he is one of those who received early vocational training at the Wallenburg Vocational Training Center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.He started the Standard Garage in Nimba in 1997 and has worked for many years, thereby giving him broader knowledge in metal works.According to Mr. Gbatu, he was driven into the career through passion, believing he had a solid command of the theoretical and practical knowledge associated with metal works.“There is no way another person will make your career important unless you do it. If you learn anything and do not put it into use, you will absolutely not get anything out of it,” he said.According to him, some non-governmental institutions including USAID-FED do hire his services to provide training and also to produce some tools for farmers.He disclosed that USAID-FED had provided them a grant and a power generator to for training purposes.Although food processing machines produced at Standard Garage are expensive, Mr. Gbatu said his company is flexible with customers to the extent that he gives them time to make payment.To ensure safety of food produced in the machine, he explained that they use certain kinds of metal to produce the machines and not just any metal. “The kind of steel we use is hard to get rusty,” he said, confident about the safety of food produced from the machines.According to Mr. Gbatu, the output of the Standard Garage has drawn attention of not only people of Nimba, but also the belt of farmers in Bong County.“Many farmers in the two counties now are actively engaged in cassava and oil palm productions, because heavy machinery that helps to produce end products of these food crops are made in Ganta,” Mr. Gbatu said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Senate to Ratify US$27.3m RIA Runway Rehab Loan

first_imgTo prevent theft of navigational equipment, the RIA advised the public to keep away and not to unlawfully interfere with the aerodrome at any time as these measures will be strictly applied to the letter.The Senate has received for ratification a loan agreement in the amount of US$27.3 million between the Government of Liberia and the European Development Bank for the rehabilitation of the Roberts International Airport (RIA) runway.According to the instrument read before plenary Tuesday, the estimated cost of the entire RIA modernization and rehabilitation project is US$60.3 million, and the Government of Liberia has concluded arrangements for the project to be financed by several means.The institutions financing the project include the Saudi Fund for Development, US$20 million; Arab Bank for Economic Development for Africa, US$10 million; the Government of Liberia, US$3 million, and credit from the European Investment Development Bank, US$27.3 million.According to a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to the Liberian Senate, the project will be implemented by the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).Most specifically, President Sirleaf informed the Senate that the project concerns the urgent rehabilitation of the airport’s runway, which she said is in a very poor condition, and will focus on the improvement of the drainage system, construction of the runway, and improvement of the runway lightning system.The project also includes the provision of assorted items of operational and safety-related airport equipment; to include among other things, fire tenders, ambulances, firefighting equipment, forklifts, conveyor-belt loaders, passengers’ stairs and passenger buses.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, you will agree with me that prompt action needs to be taken to upgrade and rehabilitate our nation’s only international airport, and a critical piece of national infrastructure to international standard.  In view of the above, I ask for the ratification of this loan agreement,” President Sirleaf concluded.In a motion on the communication, Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morais moved that given the financial overtures of the document, “and given the precedent when we sat last, I will suggest that if the outcome of the committee that will review the document will again submit to the national Legislature (Senate), that it be sent to the House of Representatives in order to expedite this matter, because these loans are extremely important for the Republic of Liberia; I will seek that we expedite the process by permitting it to start from the Lower House.”But proffering a motion to defeat that of Senator Morais, Grand Kru Senator Peter S. Coleman moved that the instrument be received and constitute a first reading, and that it be sent to the Committees on Judiciary, Transport, Ways and Means, and that those Committees report back to plenary within two weeks time. Senator Coleman’s motion was passed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bowie excited about upcoming training camp with Prince George Cougars

first_imgAustin Crossley was acquired by the Cougars in a trade with the Prince Albert Raiders at around the same time Bowie was traded from Portland.Bowie heads off to Prince George this Sunday before the Cougars training camp begins. Bowie said that he’s excited about the team’s prospects during the upcoming season, and to meet incoming General Manager Mark Lamb, who was hired by the Cougars on June 19th.He said that he’s also excited about the group of players that will be returning to the Cougars’ training camp next week.“It’s just a bunch of young guys, they’re all my age, like 17 to 19. It’s not like we have a lot of twenty-year-olds. That’s good for me to be with people around my age.”Though he says he’s a bit nervous about trying out for a team so close to home, having a fellow Fort St. John native on the team makes things a lot more comfortable.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John native Connor Bowie, who was drafted by the Portland Winterhawks in the 2016 WHL Bantam draft two years ago before being traded to the Prince George Cougars in January, says he’s excited about his chance to play his first full season in the WHL.Bowie played in 10 games with the Cougars last season, scoring two goals and one assist, along with two penalty infraction minutes and seven shots on goal.Previously, he had four points in seven games with the Winterhawks during 2016 and 2017 preseasons.- Advertisement -The seventeen-year-old has actually spent most of his summer in Prince George training full-time with Nick Drazenovic, who was hired as the Cougars’ Director of Player Development on February 17th, 2017.Bowie says that training in B.C.’s Northern Capital with Drazenovic, who played 281 career games in the WHL with Prince George, has been incredibly worthwhile for his development.“He played in the NHL, and I got a ton of one-on-one work with him, which was sweet, just being able to be with a pro all the time was fun. The workouts every day are crazy. Training with them was fantastic.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Young snowmobiler injured after collision

first_imgA young boy has suffered nonlife threatening injuries after his snowmobile collided with a vehicle.The collision occurred Sunday at around 4 p.m. on the Alaska Highway.- Advertisement -Fort St. John RCMP say a 12 year-old boy was attempting to cross the Alaska Highway near Highway 29 when he was hit by a northbound SUV.The boy was taken to hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.Police say it does not seem that speed was a factor in the crash. However, they are reminding residents that it is illegal to drive all-terrain vehicles on public roads.last_img read more

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Tuna club visits a time long past

first_imgAfter an intense fight, it appeared that the fish was turning and that Offield was getting back much of the linen line the striped marlin had stripped off. At the 90-minute mark, Offield pulled back on the antique rod. The mighty billfish was coming toward the Kelsey Lee when a loud crack was heard. The rod had sheared in half, and a short time later, the line broke. The mood on board the Kelsey Lee went from exhilaration to despair when the ancient rod snapped in two. But Chase wasn’t finished. Fifteen minutes later, Packy had located yet another striped marlin. Once again, Chase put bait in front of the marlin’s bill, and once again, the marlin turned and swallowed it up. This time, Chase decided to be more aggressive. He pulled hard again, using his thumb as the drag. Packy expertly positioned the boat over and over again, keeping the leaping billfish off the stern of the Kelsey Lee. Thirty-six minutes later, Offield became only the 65th person at the Tuna Club of Avalon to land a marlin on six-thread linen and won the Linen One Tournament. Proud father, Packy, attributed the win to his son, Chase. “He has become an excellent angler and he did a wonderful job landing this fish,” Packy said. Albacore gone wild: It is not every year that Los Angeles/Orange County-based sportfishing boats catch albacore. But 2007 has been a special albacore year indeed as thousands of the long-finned, white-meat tuna continue to be caught. On a recent two-day trip, the Freedom out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro caught 184 albacore ranging in size from 25 to more than 40 pounds. “The Freedom was the first boat I made an overnight trip on and she is still my favorite,” said Raymond Chiu from Torrance. “I caught two big albacore on this trip. Every single person on board caught at least one albacore with the top angler getting 11.” You can contact Phil Friedman via e-mail at p976tuna@aol.com. Send “Catch of the Week” photos to Daily Breeze Sports Department, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504. Photos also can be e-mailed to sports@dailybreeze.com. Please provide a contact name and number.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Tuna Club of Avalon was founded in 1898 and is the oldest sportfishing club in the world. Since its inception, the Tuna Club has been dedicated to conservation. To this day, Tuna Club members work tirelessly to make sure that good sportsmanship and an awareness of the ocean environment becomes part of every angler’s ethos. The first tuna, marlin and broadbill swordfish were taken on rod and reel off Catalina Island by the Tuna Club of Avalon. So the Sept. 6 Linen One Tournament had some history behind it. The tournament mandated that all anglers fish with pre-1940 rods and reels. Chase Offield from Avalon took off on the Kelsey Lee with his outdated tackle and six-thread linen line, which is the equivalent of 18-pound test. In the history of the Tuna Club of Avalon, only 64 anglers had caught a marlin on six-thread line, so his task was formidable, maybe reminiscent of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” Before too long that Thursday morning, Chase’s father, Packy Offield, had guided the Kelsey Lee over a hungry marlin. Chase got bait in the water, the marlin turned on it and then consumed it, sending the antique reel singing as the billfish stripped line off it. Using his thumb for the rather primitive drag system on this Edward Van Hofferman pre-1940 reel, Offield battled the marlin for well over an hour. last_img read more

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‘Heartbreak’ reunion misses the ‘Mary’ mark at the box office

first_img“We were surprised,” Sullivan said. “The reviews hurt us. We love the movie. We’ve seen it play great. But I think reviews do matter on an R-rated movie.” An update of the 1972 comedy written by Neil Simon and directed by Elaine May, “The Heartbreak Kid” stars Stiller as a man who marries an incompatible bride, then meets the perfect woman on his honeymoon. “The Heartbreak Kid” did manage to come in slightly ahead of the $13.7 million first weekend of “There’s Something About Mary,” which lingered in theaters for months and became one of 1998’s top hits at $176.5 million. Movies hung around longer then, but today’s films tend to live or die based on their opening weekends, analysts said. That bodes ill for “The Heartbreak Kid,” which would need to hold strongly in coming weeks to make good on its $60 million-plus production budget. “The shelf life of films is so much shorter today than it was 10 years ago,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “You have to make your mark early to sustain yourself in today’s marketplace.” There’s something about a reunion of Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers that audiences didn’t want to see. Stiller and the Farrellys’ “The Heartbreak Kid” pulled in a modest $14 million over opening weekend, coming in at No. 2 behind “The Game Plan,” which remained the top flick for the second-straight weekend with $16.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Paramount and DreamWorks had expected more from “The Heartbreak Kid,” which reteamed Stiller with Peter and Bobby Farrelly. The trio collaborated on 1998’s smash “There’s Something About Mary.” The studios had gotten positive reaction from audiences at advance screenings, but reviews for “The Heartbreak Kid” came in much harsher than expected, said DreamWorks spokesman Chip Sullivan. “The Heartbreak Kid” also played much wider – 3,229 theaters, about 1,000 more than “There’s Something About Mary,” which still managed to pack in far more viewers. Based on today’s higher ticket prices, “There’s Something About Mary” pulled in nearly 3 million people over opening weekend, compared to just over 2 million for “The Heartbreak Kid.” In limited release, George Clooney’s acclaimed legal drama “Michael Clayton” opened strongly with $704,000 in 11 theaters, a promising lead-in for the film’s nationwide rollout Friday. It stars Clooney as an attorney at a huge Manhattan law firm dealing with personal financial ruin while trying to salvage a class-action case for a corporate client.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAY LOUTH COUPLE TIE THE KNOT IN DONEGAL AS NEW LAWS COME IN

first_imgA GAY couple from Co Louth tied the knot in Co Donegal today in one of the country’s first same sex marriage ceremonies.The rainbow flag flew alongside the tricolour at Harvey’s Point Hotel today as DJ O’Hanlon and Wayne Gough said ‘I do’.New laws allowing same sex marriage came into operation today. The couple cancelled their civil partnership yesterday to allow the ceremony to go ahead today.   GAY LOUTH COUPLE TIE THE KNOT IN DONEGAL AS NEW LAWS COME IN was last modified: November 17th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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