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Facebook-lawsuit twins make blues rowers

first_imgCameron and Tyler Winklevoss, two twins that sued the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, are part of Oxford’s squad for the 2010 Boat Race.The twins, 28, are both members of Christ Church college and studying towards MBAs at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. This is a far cry from their performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where they advanced all the way to the pairs’ final.Sjoerd Hamburger, now president of the Blues, is very positive about the inclusion of the twins, asserting confidently that “they were not Olympic rowers for nothing.”The boat race will take place on 3rd April 2010 and it will be aired on the BBC after a six-year absence.last_img read more

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Lawmakers end joint and several liability

first_img“As a fellow member of the Bar, I rise to speak in favor of this good bill. We have a great civil justice system in our state. But our job in the legislative branch is to define the rules on things just like this.. . . This bill is about ensuring fair and blind justice in our civil justice system.” – Rep. Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park “To characterize as a victim a multi-million-dollar, multi-billion-dollar organization with liability insurance coverage is an insult to the people we come here to represent.” – Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee “I applaud our speaker in his honest and sincere belief that the last vestiges of joint and several liability represent a remnant of a distant past where other rules were in play and created an unlevel playing field. I honestly believe in my heart, after talking with the speaker, and intellectually going back and forth on our different perspectives, that he believes this bill is a good bill; it’s good law to help level that playing field.” – Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa April 15, 2006 Regular News “This is not corporate America’s bill. This is every defendant’s fairness bill.. . . The victims are those that are being required to pay more than they should. We did not decide and have never decided that we will have a socialist, welfare tort system. We decided we were going to have a fair and equitable tort system. And equitable means you pay in accordance with what your responsibility is for occurrence.” – Rep. Joe Pickens, R-Palatka “I am very concerned about the effect this legislation would have on Florida’s low-income families and communities.. . . How can we legitimately ask our state’s citizens to live up to a higher standard of personal responsibility if we aren’t going to tell our corporations and industries that we expect them to do the same? The answer is simple. The answer is we cannot.” – Rep. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa Gary Blankenship and Jan Pudlow Senior Editors The Florida House on March 16 and the Senate on March 30 approved legislation removing the last vestiges of joint and several liability from the state’s tort system.The Senate accepted the House measure, HB 145, without any changes, so the bill was sent to Gov. Jeb Bush, who has been a strong proponent of the legislation. As of Bar News deadline, Bush had not signed the bill.In his State of the State address this year, Bush, said, “Joint and several liability is a job killer in the first degree.” House Speaker Allan Bense made the issue his top priority, and it had enthusiastic backing from business and medical groups.In earlier changes, the state had already limited joint and several to economic damages (1986) and then limited the economic damages that some defendants pay under the doctrine (1999).On the House floor March 16, the vote was 93-27, with Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, being the lone Republican voting against HB 145. Seven of 35 Democrats in the House voted for the bill.It passed the Senate on March 30 by a 27-13 margin, with two Republicans opposing and three Democrats supporting it.The bill’s House sponsor, Rep. Donald Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs, an insurance agent said: “Very simply, people should pay for what they did wrong, not for the wrong of another.”In debating his bill on the floor, Brown said: “We have a fault-based system of justice, not a no-fault system where every victim is compensated. Yes, there will be and always have been uncompensated victims. But that is not what this is about. Some have said this bill will increase lawsuits and we will have a flood of new lawsuits. They said that in 1999. I pulled every request made by the judges for new positions since 1995 through 2006. Not one single word was mentioned of the need for new judges because of joint and several lawsuits. Medicaid rolls will swell. Well, the facts just don’t support that. I just want to point out to you that when a plaintiff recovers from any defendant, the likelihood they would go on the welfare rolls is extremely remote. Members, that’s just not an issue here.”Both legislative chambers, either on the floor or in committee, rejected or had withdrawn amendments that would address the Florida Supreme Court’s 1994 Fabre decision, which allowed defendants to have nondefendants placed on the jury form and for the jury to apportion a percentage of fault to those nondefendants.Proponents of a “ Fabre fix” argued that the ruling encourages defendants to name as many other parties as possible and the plaintiffs to then include them in the suit, which results in needless litigation. But supporters of abolishing joint and several opposed such an amendment.“We never put the Fabre fix on this. And without putting the Fabre fix on this bill, in essence all we are going to do is penalize the injured parties, penalize the victims, and we’re not doing anything for our businesses,” said Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, who withdrew his amendment during a committee meeting. “For those of you who thought somehow this is going to result in a savings to our businesses, that it’s going to change the business environment here in Florida, you heard it yesterday from Rep. Brown, when he said, ‘I can’t get up and tell you this is going to reduce premiums.’ So if it’s not going to reduce insurance premiums, and it’s going to cause greater pain and greater suffering to the victims, why are we doing this? In essence, all we are doing is victimizing people twice.”During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s meeting, where the bill passed on a 5-3 party-line vote, Paul Jess, of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, gave the academy’s reasons for opposing the measure.He said state laws apply joint and several both in criminal and business matters. If two people combine to commit a felony carrying a life prison term and the state catches only one, Jess said, the state does not only hold that person 50 percent responsible and give him or her half a life sentence.Likewise, if two business partners borrow $100,000 from a bank and one absconds with the money, the second partner is held responsible for the entire debt, not just $50,000, he said.On the Senate floor, senators rejected amendments on March 29, when the bill was up for second reading. One, sponsored by Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Royal Palm Beach, would have attached the “ Fabre fix” to the bill and failed 18-22. Another, by Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, would have required insurance companies to roll back rates from the money they save because of the removal of joint and several liability. That was rejected 19-21. Another amendment by Campbell, to allow the plaintiff to request the court to reallocate damages when one or more multiple defendants can’t pay, was rejected 12-26.The next day, after extensive debate, the Senate passed on final reading the unchanged House bill and sent it to the governor.“If you believe a person’s liability should be based on that person’s fault, then you ought to vote for this bill,” said Sen. Dan Webster, the Senate sponsor of the bill. “If you believe that they are responsible for more, then you should vote against the bill.”What They Said.. . “[W]ithout having put that Fabre fix in, you are victimizing people twice. You are victimizing your neighbors and your constituents, and my neighbors and my constituents. I suggest we don’t do that in the Florida House.” – Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach “What this bill does is what the Supreme Court suggested we do in the state of Florida some 30 years ago in the Hoffman case, and that is move to a comparative fault system.. . . ” – Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland Lawmakers end joint and several liability Lawmakers end joint and several liability “What we really have is an imagined legal crisis with joint and several liability. I’ve heard slogans thrown around like ‘judicial hellhole,’ and special interests tell us that we do not have a favorable business climate because of lawsuits. Actually, I think it is exactly the opposite. I listened to the governor and when he had his State of the State address, in no uncertain terms, he told us that we have a robust business environment.” – Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach last_img read more

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DSS takes consultation to Roseau tonight

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews DSS takes consultation to Roseau tonight by: – September 6, 2011 29 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security, Mr. Augustus Etienne. Photo credit: dss.dmThe Dominica Social Security will be taking its public sensitizing campaign to the Public Service Union on valley Road tonight.The discussion will focus on the outcome on the latest series of reviews that have been undertaken.Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security Augustus Etienne said “we began to consult stake holders on the outcome of the 8th actuarial review that made recommendations for reforming the system to ensure sustainability and relevance for the future,” he said.According to Mr. Etienne, two measures that came from the review continue to be on the cards for implementation and that is “the gradual increase to retirement age from 60-65 and to bring the contribution rate higher”.He said “we will continue to consult as to provide justification for implementation of those changes”.The consultation will commence from 7pm.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Kansas Wheat Festival Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14

first_img11 a.m.-2 p.m. Texaco Country Showdown-The Largest Country Music Talent Search in America!!! Sellers Park Stage (Presented byKSOK Radio) Contact Kim at [email protected] to enter the showdown.10:00 a.m.D&L Train Rides, Sellers Park (Sponsored by The Moralez Family, PFCU, Sumner Communications & The Colby Zeka Agency)11:00 a.m. Buffalo Burgers at the VFW, 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort!Noon Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull, Seller’s Park, Registration at 11am, Pull starts at Noon (Sponsored by Strickland Towing, KLEY-KWME and Fritzler Body Shop)2 p.m. Wheat Festival Amateur Bar-B-Q Cook-off, Seller’s Park, Come sample a plate of barbeque cooked by some of the area’sbest amateur barbecuers!! Sampler meal-$5 (Sponsored by Hobb’s Mechanical, Oak Tree Inn, Farmer’s InsuranceJane Cole-Agent, Penny’s Diner, Triumph Accessory Services and Vince Erwin Glass)6 p.m.Ottaway Carnival, $22.00 wristband special from 6-10pm.Funcycles, Downtown Wellington7 p.m. The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band– Heritage Park, Downtown Wellington(Sponsored by Security State Bank)7:30 p.m. WF Beer Garden-Corner of 7th and Washington, ID required for admittance, open until 11:30p.m.(Sponsored by Gov’s Liquor Shoppe)8 p.m. NDGA Live Auction, Knight of Columbus Hall, 201 E. Harvey, open to the public.9 p.m. Street Dance featuring Nashville Recording Artist Paul Bogart– Main Stage on East 7th Street and Washington, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. (Sponsored by TECT Aerospace).SUNDAY7:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus Breakfast, 201 East Harvey9 a.m.Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Sellers Park & 9th St. Fields.Teams from all over Kansas will be competing in this 16 – 18 year old tournament.10 a.m.Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament, McKinley Park (Sponsored by Sumner County Young Professionals)37th Annual Softball Tournament, Rock Island fields11 a.m.-4 p.m.NDGA 39th Annual Convention Glass Show & Sale, Wellington High School.1 p.m.Antique Tractor Association Tractor Pull – 300 Block of East 3rd.1 p.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open, 122 N. Washington (Sponsored by Pea Pod Consignment Gallery)5 p.m.-7 p.m.Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim at the Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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VP Boakai Confident of Lasting Peace in Liberia

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has expressed confidence that in the absence of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the nation will have a long-lasting peace and cohesive society.Speaking at the occasion marking the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, held under the theme, “ A Force for Peace, Change, the Future,” on Thursday, May 29, at the Pan African Plaza, VP Boakai said it is important that Liberians continue to reconcile themselves as one nation.The Vice President said there could be no greater safety measure in place than the will of the people to hold together and to build their nation, even as the peacekeepers had endeavored to see Liberia and its people unite.“This is my continuing reminder to my compatriots that it is only when we have reached peace with ourselves, that we can give the biggest tribute to UNMIL sustaining that which they have for so long sacrificed to maintain is realized by the people.”According to VP Boakai, at the other end, however, the departure of service personnel from locations where they had significantly bonded with the population engenders profound separation anxiety.“Liberia stands confident that we will build on the peace you have helped to shape. We will always remain attached to you in spirit and in recognition of what you have helped this nation to fashion,” he assured.According to the Vice President, the Ministry of National Defense, the Liberia National Police and relevant international outfits are fully on top and they could ensure that Liberians foresee only the reinforcement of the current peace and stability we enjoy now for over a decade.Vice President Boakai further stated that more importantly, the advent of the departure of forces leaves that leery thought of the existence of vacuum.He explained that in such situation, jittery feelings always abound in some quarters about the adequacy of the safety mechanism   put in place to compensate for the massive departure and how the reinforcement of the demand for well calculated existing strategy is prepared. “It is in that we have remained unequivocal on the need for deliberate and well-thought out coordination framework between the relevant local security institutions and the international mission.”According to VP Boakai, the draw-down of the UN peacekeepers signifies a huge welcome recognition of remarkable progress made toward peace and stability in the country, and this is always worth celebration as its mission has been achieved with success.The celebration brought together personalities including; Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary General, Deborah Malac, US Ambassador to Liberia, Colonel Clarence C. Massaquoi, Police Director, Colonel Daniel Ziankahn, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Brownie Samukai, Minister of National Defense among others.A special message delivered on behalf of UN Secretary General  Ban Ki-moon, by SRSG Karin Landgren said, UN Peacekeepers have a long and proud history, with more than one million peacekeepers having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since its establishment in 1948.According to the statement, more than 116,000 UN Personnel from more than 120 countries serve in 16 peacekeeping operations.The Secretary-General said, these military, police and civilian personnel helped stabilized communities, protected civilians, promoted the rule of law and advanced human rights.Over the past year, the Security Council has established two peacekeeping operations –in Mali and the Central African Republic again highlighting its trust in UN Peacekeepers to take on tough challenges.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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Legacy linked to unparalleled performance, service

first_img– Police Commissioner says ahead of retirementBy Vahnu ManickchandWith just a few months remaining before his retirement, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said the legacy he will leave behind is reflected in the work he had done for over 30 years in the Guyana Police Force.The Top Cop, who is expected to retire sometime in April, made this comment on Wednesday when asked about his legacy.“I’m not into making a legacy, my entire work in the Force was to address to issues to meet the objective of the Force and I never really consider (making a) legacyPolice Commissioner Seelall Persaud talking to media operatives on Wednesdaybut what is there you all know,” he told media operatives in his first public interview since his return from an accumulated six-month leave.Since his appointment to the office of Commissioner of Police, Persaud has spearheaded several projects, including the highly successful Social Crime Prevention Programme – all aimed at boosting public trust in the Police Force.However according to the Top Cop, he is most proud of the establishment of the Fallen Heroes Foundation.“The Fallen Heroes Foundation (is) providing welfare and education assistance to children of Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty,” the Police Commissioner stated.Further asked whether he would be accepting the customary farewell parade upon his retirement, Persaud said, “There are traditional things that happen when senior officers in the Force retire and they’re under consideration.”Persaud returned to work last Monday after being sent on a two-month “special leave” when he turned up for work back in November following a four-month annualised leave.There were uncertainties over his return in light of recommendations made following a Commission of Inquiry into the Guyana Police Force’s handling of allegations of plans to assassinate President David Granger.On March 29, 2017, Andriff Gillard reported to the Police that his friend and neighbour, Nizam Khan, had offered him $7 million to assassinate the President. He said the offer was made during a conversation between Khan and himself after he had approached Khan to borrow $6 million to purchase a property.Following the allegation, President Granger commissioned an inquiry to investigate how the Police had done their investigation of the allegation, and to make recommendations to address flaws and shortcomings of the Force.Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe headed the CoI and, in his recommendations, suggested that disciplinary actions be taken against Police Commissioner Persaud and that he be made to resign and investigated for perjury.The Commission found that a proper investigation was not conducted into the allegation made by Gillard, owing to the interference of Persaud. Slowe reported that the response by the Police was conditioned by the fact that Imran Khan, brother of the accused, has a close relationship with Persaud and other senior ranks of the Police Force.“The Commission recommends that Commissioner Seelall Persaud should be made to resign his position as the Commissioner of Police for the Guyana Police Force, under such terms and conditions that His Excellency considers appropriate. Failing which, proceedings should be initiated in accordance with Article 225 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to have him removed from the office for misbehaviour,” the report stated.It was also recommended that Persaud be investigated for perjury since he told the CoI that he first knew about the allegation after 16:00h on March 29, in spite of Assistant Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken testifying that he informed Persaud of the allegation around 10:00h that morning.However, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had stated that he was not in agreement with all of the recommendations of the report, which would have to be deliberated at the level of Cabinet.In fact, when asked whether Commissioner Persaud will remain on the job until his retirement or will be asked to resign in keeping with recommendations made, the Minister told this newspaper almost two weeks ago that, “He is going to resume duty tomorrow until he retires.”last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: SEIMI MCBRIDE WINS THE CLUB COMPETITION AT ROSAPENNA

first_imgRosapenna NotesThe club competition on Sunday the 21st was kindly sponsored by Southwest Technical Services and was won by Seimi McBride (19) with 73 nett.The golfer of the year was deferred until further notice. The Starters Cup will take place thisSunday the 28th over the Old Links.On Sunday the 5th Oct there will be a golfer of the year club competition over the Old Links with the Centenary Cup taking place on Sunday the 12th, this is open to Ladies/Gents, any combination stableford aggregate.The Mulroy Links outings for 2014/15 have been scheduled as follows – •Sat 11th October – Portsalon•Sat 18th October – Rosapenna•Sat 8th November – Portsalon•Sat 22nd November – Rosapenna•Sat 13th December – Rosapenna •Sat 14th February – Portsalon•Sat 28th February – Rosapenna•Sat 14th March – Rosapenna•Sat 28th March – Portsalon •Sat 18th April – Portsalon Captains DayAll tee times for the first outing will be taken by the Golf Shop at Portsalon on 074-91-59459 and all players are encouraged to enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as times are limited with the short winter days.On Saturday November 1st there will be a golf classic held over the Old Tom Morris Links in aid of the Mevagh Fire Brigade.It will be a shotgun start at 10.00am with registration in the Golf Pavilion from 9.00am.A meal will be served for all competitors at 3.00pm which is included in the entry fee of €200 per team.Tees & greens are also available to sponsor at a rate of €50 each.Team entries/sponsorship toThe Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000.Save the date – Rosapenna G.C Dinner Dance,Saturday the 1st of November 2014On Saturday the 15th of November there will be an OPEN four ball scramble over the Sandy Hills Links sponsored by The Pavilion Golf Shop.A shotgun start will take place at 11.00am and the entry fee will include refreshments after the round followed by the presentation of prizes.Entry fee – Visitor €25, Member €15.All entries to the golf shop on 074-915-5000.Any uncollected prizes from the recent presentation
 are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop and should be collected as soon as possible.GOLF NEWS: SEIMI MCBRIDE WINS THE CLUB COMPETITION AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfNoticesROSAPENNASportlast_img read more

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Hittner Named Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year for the Second Straight Season

first_imgAnother excellent student with a 3.56 GPA in finance, Bachrodt has garnered back-to-back MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention accolades. Hittner is the first Bulldog to be named the conference player of the year twice since Drake legend Wanda Ford in 1985 and 1986. She is the first MVC player to win the award twice since Kristi Cirone of Illinois State claimed the award three times in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Cirone, Ford, Hittner, Christy Neneman of Creighton (2002 & 2003) and Jackie Stiles of Missouri State (1999, 2000, 2001) are the only multiple player of the year winners in conference history. An excellent student, Hittner, who holds a 3.96 GPA in marketing, was selected to the Google Cloud (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Third Team, to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week during the regular season. Hittner’s MVC Player of the Year award is a league-leading 10th for a Drake player. She is part of an impressive set of former Bulldog stars who were named MVC Player of the Year. Ford (1985, 1986), Jan Jensen (1991), Kristi Kinne (1995), Tricia Wakely (1996), Kiersten Miller (1998), Rachael Hackbarth (2012), Kyndal Clark (2014) and Wendell (2017) have all claimed the league’s top individual award. Bachrodt, who was also named MVC Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, is the only Bulldog to be named the top defensive player in the conference. She is a two-time All-MVC First Team selection and also earned All-MVC Honorable Mention honors in 2017. Bachrodt, who has started all 130 games in her career, is averaging great all-around number of 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a league-high 2.4 steals per game in her final season. With 272 career steals, Bachrodt needs three more to break Kay Riek’s all-time record that has stood since 1984. Among the MVC leaders, Bachrodt is tied for fifth in three-point percentage at 37.7 and is 15th in field goal percentage at 42.6. A three-time MVC All-Defensive Team honoree, she and Linda Sayavongchonh (2003, 2004, 2005) are the only Bulldogs to be picked to the MVC All-Defensive Team three times. Bachrodt has posted impressive all-around career numbers of 1,151 points, 371 assists, 571 rebounds while shooting 38.2 percent from three, 44.3 percent from the floor and 78.6 percent from the free throw line.center_img Hittner is scoring a league-best 19.9 points per game while her name is among the MVC leaders in several other statistical categories, including three-point percentage (39.9, 3rd), field goal percentage (48.4, 4th), free throw percentage (81.6, 5th) and rebounding (5.2, 14th). She and teammate Sara Rhine have a league-best 14 20-point plus scoring games, and Hittner has posted a league-best four 30-point plus scoring games. Hittner scored in double digits in 27-of-30 games and is the No. 3 active scorer in the league with 1,490 points. On Wednesday, she was named to the All-MVC First Team for the third-consecutive season and joins former standout Lizzy Wendell as the only Bulldogs to earn All-MVC First Team honors in each of their first three seasons. MOLINE, Ill. – For the second-consecutive season, Drake University junior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) is the Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year while senior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) is the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. The pair along with Drake’s other MVC award winners were presented their awards at a ceremony on the opening night of the 2019 MVC Tournament at Moline’s TaxSlayer Center. Drake is the top seed at this week’s MVC Tournament at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs will play either No. 8 Indiana State or No. 9 Valparaiso on Friday at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Version Her 1,490 career point are accompanied by 91 steals, 175 three-pointers, 212 assists and 482 rebounds while shooting 44.3 percent from three (leads all active NCAA players), 49.5 percent from the floor, and 83.5 percent from the free throw line (3rd all-time at Drake).last_img read more

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Breaking: EU and UK reach new Brexit agreement

first_imgA Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments. The DUP has cast doubt on its sign off, saying they still cannot support it.The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not back proposals “as things stand”, and – after the PM’s announcement – said their statement “still stands”.Breaking: EU and UK reach new Brexit agreement was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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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Stanley Cup playoffs: Sharks looking for a Game 7 hero

first_imgThere is only one thing better than a Game 7, and that is winning Game 7.The Sharks have played 10 such games in their history. They have won six —  3-3 on the road and 3-1 at The Tank. Sharks fans, don’t think for a second that you don’t make a difference.And now to borrow the words of Lev Grossman, author of The Magician King: “Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one’s cues.”The Game 7 heroes in Sharks history knew their cue and hit their marks.The first of …last_img read more

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