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Cunningham Named UIW Men’s Basketball Head Coach

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, Texas — University of the Incarnate Word Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom has selected Dr. Carson Cunningham to lead the men’s basketball program. Carroll led the NAIA D-1 in field goal percentage (53.4 percent) and in free throw percentage (82.3 percent) for the third year in a row. Additionally, senior Ryan Imhoff was selected both Frontier Conference Player of the Year and NAIA National Player of the Year. “It’s thrilling to join the University of the Incarnate Word — a school with a wonderful mission and super-dynamic academics — as its next head men’s basketball coach,” said Cunningham. “I’d like to thank AD Dr. Brian Wickstrom and the hiring committee for the opportunity to join such an impressive athletic program; one that is positioning itself for a bright future. “It’s exciting to know that Dr. Tom Evans, President of UIW, shares with Dr. Wickstrom a deep appreciation for college athletics and for delivering positive, fulfilling experiences for UIW student-athletes. Knowing that the UIW men’s basketball program is part of the mission of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and that the program gets to work with Sister Walter Maher, CCVI, Vice President of University Mission & Ministry, is deeply moving. My wife Christy and I, and our five children, want to let all UIW supporters know how much we cherish this opportunity. I can’t wait to get to work. “I want to thank the Carroll College players and coaches I got to work with and Carroll at large for a wonderful five years. We made great memories together and my family and I cherish them.” “After the interviews, I received calls from Gene Keady, former Purdue basketball coach, and Brad Stevens, the head coach of the Boston Celtics, and they reinforced my belief that Carson will be a successful NCAA Division I basketball coach. We are excited to welcome Carson, Caroline, Christy, Catie Joy, Mabelline Lucille, Case and Indiana to the UIW Family.”VIDEO: @BostonCeltics Head Coach Brad Stevens had a congratulatory message for his friend and UIW’s newest head coach, Dr. Carson Cunningham #SpreadTheWord— UIW ATHLETICS (@UIWAthletics) March 22, 2018 The 2016-17 Fighting Saints finished with the best team field goal percentage (53.4 percent) and team free throw percentage (82.0 percent) in the NAIA. The team free throw percentage was higher than any NCAA college team and surpassed all NBA teams as well. Carroll also had the second-best three-point percentage in NAIA D-1 and the sixth-best assist-to-turnover ratio. Cunningham spent three seasons playing professional basketball. He was with the CBA’s Gary Steelheads (2001-02) and the Rockford Lightning (2002-03 and 2004-05). He also played in the Estonian Basketball Association and in Australia. In 2009, he published, through the University of Nebraska Press, a book on the history of U.S. Olympic basketball. Prior to coming to Carroll College, Cunningham spent five years coaching at his alma mater, Andrean High School, in Merrillville, Indiana. There, he took over a two-win team and guided it to an 81-39 record, including 43 wins in its final 50 games. In conjunction with his coaching duties, Cunningham was an instructor in the history department and the department of cinema and digital media at DePaul University in Chicago from 2006-13. Cunningham — the 2017-18 Frontier Conference Coach of the Year — joins the Cardinals after five seasons at Carroll College. At Carroll, Cunningham took a program that won just two games during the 2012-13 season and guided it to four consecutive winning seasons with two Frontier Conference regular season titles, two Frontier Conference Tournament championships and three NAIA National Tournament berths. During his five years with the Fighting Saints, the program recorded a 107-52 (.673) record. He was the fastest coach in Carroll history to reach the 100-win plateau, hitting the mark in just 150 games. In 2016-17, the Carroll College men’s basketball team finished 29-6 en route to winning the outright Frontier Conference Championship, the Frontier Conference Tournament championship, and earning a No. 1 seed at the NAIA National Tournament. The Saints made it to the Final Eight for the second year in a row before succumbing to national runner-up, Life University, by a bucket. Cunningham and his wife, Christy, a former volleyball player at Purdue, have five children – daughters Caroline (12), Catie Joy (7), and Mabeline Lucille (1 year), and sons Case (10) and Indiana (5). The Saints ranked No. 1 in NAIA D-1 in shooting percentage (.507) and free throw percentage (.781), more than four percentage points better than the second-ranked team. In 2015-16, the Fighting Saints made it to the Final Eight of the NAIA D-1 National Tournament — only the third Final Eight appearance at the time in the over 100-year history of Fighting Saints basketball. Carroll went 23-10 with a 13-5 Frontier Conference record. In his first campaign at Carroll during the 2013-14 season, Cunningham took the Fighting Saints from two wins the prior year to nine wins and helped the squad lower its points allowed from 78.8 to 70.5. In 2014-15, Cunningham’s second season with the team, the Saints doubled their win total from nine to eighteen. In addition to finishing the season with an 18-11 record, Carroll was the NAIA’s second-best free-throw shooting team and ranked in the top twenty in points allowed. “After a thorough search, we are pleased to announce Dr. Cunningham as our new men’s basketball coach,” said Wickstrom. “All of our final candidates who spoke with the committee participated in postseason play with their respective schools, and Dr. Cunningham’s background and experience align best with our university mission. As a student-athlete, Cunningham spent his freshman season at Oregon State University, where he earned freshman All-America honors and broke Gary Payton’s freshman scoring record for Oregon State. Following his freshman season, Cunningham transferred to Purdue, where he became one of three two-time Academic All-Americans in Purdue history at that time. At Purdue, he also helped the Boilermakers to a pair of Sweet Sixteen appearances and a spot in the Elite Eight. Cunningham is the author of five books: Fallen Stars (Texas A&M Univ. Press, October 2017), 21st Century Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, American Hoops (a history of U.S. Olympic basketball, Univ. of Nebraska Press, December 2009), Underbelly Hoops, and Before the Curse, a collection of vintage stories about the Chicago Cubs during the team’s early glory years.WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Legendary Purdue Men’s Basketball Head Coach Gene Keady said he’s “excited” to follow UIW Athletics following the addition of the program’s newest head coach, Dr. Carson Cunningham! #SpreadTheWord— UIW ATHLETICS (@UIWAthletics) March 22, 2018 Cunningham earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in history (2000) and a PhD in history from Purdue (2006), as well as an MBA from DePaul University (2013). With Cunningham leading the charge in 2017-18, the Saints posted a 28-6 overall record and a 13-5 mark in Frontier Conference action en route to a regular-season conference title, a Frontier Conference Tournament title and their third-consecutive NAIA National Tournament appearance in as many seasons.last_img read more


Playing aggressive key to Ginebra’s success, says Tenorio

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Slaughter starts, sets tone for Gin Kings in Game 5 win “We started really aggressive. We did it the whole game, so we ended up winning the game. I think that’s really the key when we’re aggressive defensively, offensively, it’s automatic that we’ll get the win,” Tenorio said.With Tenorio steering the ship, the Gin Kings took control early before holding off the Bolts in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe veteran playmaker got the job done on offense, orchestrating the flow for Ginebra with 17 points and four assists, while also doing his job on defense as he bullied the Meralco guards to also finish with six rebounds and three steals.Tenorio’s stellar showing, though, didn’t come as a surprise to coach Tim Cone, who asked him to play extended minutes with the loss of Sol Mercado to injury in Game 4. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 But the heavy minutes are the least of his concerns with the Kings only a win away from repeating as Governors’ Cup champions.“Actually, coach Tim was apologizing to me because of my extended minutes. But I don’t care. This is the championship. I’ll just rest after the series. If I have to play for 48 minutes, I’m ready. I told him even in next game, we don’t have Sol now, so I’m ready to extend my minutes,” he said.“Hopefully next game, we can bring this aggressiveness. But for sure, what we did today is not enough for next game. For sure, they’re going to adjust, so we just have to double our effort if we want to close out the series,” he said.“We know what to do, so we did what we’re supposed to do. Next game, we’ll bring it.”Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at the Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Hunger has been a word constantly thrown through the course of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with both sides repeatedly saying that whoever wants the game more will win the plum.LA Tenorio has no doubt that Ginebra was the hungrier team on Sunday as it came out like a house on fire and hounded Meralco in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


Don’t let this man leave Man United, warns Old Trafford great

first_imgPhil Neville has hailed David De Gea as being on a par with Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar – but fears he will leave Manchester United this summer.European champions Real Madrid have been monitoring De Gea’s contract negotiations with United and are ready to pounce if the Spaniard does not sign an extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of next season.A fortnight ago, manager Louis van Gaal said negotiations had been ongoing for “a long time”, but De Gea has yet to commit his future to United despite being offered “a lot of money”, in the words of his manager.And former United left-back Neville admits the club could lose their star goalkeeper at the end of the season.“My biggest fear in the summer is David De Gea,” Neville told United’s official website. “I want him tied up on a long-term contract.De Gea initially struggled when he moved to the Premier League from Atletico Madrid four years ago, but Neville says his progress has been little short of exceptional.“He is the best developer I have seen for a number of years,” Neville added. “From when he first signed to where he is now, the development and the improvement he has shown has been nothing short of incredible.“He is the best around. He has won Manchester United games, he is up there with (Edwin) Van der Sar and (Peter) Schmeichel in terms of winning games so that would be my one worry this summer.” 1 David De Gea last_img read more


REVEALED! Top 10 goals-to-game ratios for players with 100+ Premier League goals

first_img 8. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – Leeds, Chelsea, Middlesbrough & Charlton – Goals: 127; Games: 288; Games per goal: 0.44 – Click right to see the joint seventh player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Hasselbaink was signed by Leeds for a £2m in 1997, and went on to win the Premier League Golden Boot award in 1998–99. He was sold on to Spanish club Atletico Madrid for £10m in 1999 but returned to the Premier League with Chelsea for a club record £15m in May 2000. He scored 23 league goals in his first season, which earned him a second Premier League Golden Boot. He moved to Middlesbrough on a free transfer in July 2004, and played in the final of the UEFA Cup in 2006, whilst he later played for Charlton and Cardiff. 10. Les Ferdinand – QPR, Newcastle, Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester & Bolton – Goals: 149; Games: 351; Games per goal: 0.42 – Click right to see the ninth player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Ferdinand is the current Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers. His playing career included spells at QPR, Besiktas, Newcastle, Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester, Bolton, Reading and Watford whilst he earned 17 caps for England. Ferdinand is the eighth highest scorer in Premier League history. 10 10 10 7= Wayne Rooney – Everton & Man Utd – Goals: 185; Games: 407; Games per goal: 0.45 – Click right to see the fifth player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Rooney has spent the majority of his career as a striker but he has also been used in various midfield roles. Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16. He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Man United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. Since then, with Rooney in the team, United have won the Premier League five times, the UEFA Champions League once, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the League Cup twice. 3. Ian Wright – Arsenal & West Ham – Goals: 113; Games: 213; Games per goal: 0.53 – Click right to see the second player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Wright enjoyed success with London clubs Crystal Palace and Arsenal, spending six years with the former and seven years with the latter. With Arsenal he lifted the Premier League title, both major domestic trophies, and the European Cup Winners Cup. He played 581 league games, scoring 387 goals for seven clubs in Scotland and England. 10 10 10 10 1. Thierry Henry – Arsenal – Goals: 175; Games: 258; Games per goal: 0.68 – Despite initially struggling in the Premier League, Henry emerged as Arsenal’s top goal-scorer for almost every season of his tenure there. Under long-time mentor and coach Arsene Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and the Gunners’ all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions. The Frenchman won two league titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners, he was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year twice, was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice and the FWA Footballer of the Year three times. Henry spent his final two seasons with Arsenal as club captain, leading them to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final before departing for Barcelona. 5. Michael Owen – Liverpool, Newcastle, Man Utd & Stoke – Goals: 150; Games: 326; Games per goal: 0.46 – Click right to see the fourth player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Owen progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his debut in May 1997. In his first full season in the Premier League he finished as joint top scorer with 18 goals. He went on to score 118 goals in 216 appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool, and 158 goals in 297 total appearances. Owen moved to Real Madrid for £8m in mid-2004, he was frequently used as a substitute. He scored 13 goals in La Liga before returning to England the following season where he joined Newcastle United for £16m. He later, controversially, played for Manchester United and then made Stoke the final club of his career. Owen is one of seven players to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League and is also the youngest player to have reached 100 goals in the top flight. 2. Alan Shearer – Blackburn & Newcastle – Goals: 260; Games: 441; Games per goal: 0.59 – Click right to see the number one player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Shearer was widely regarded as one of the world’s best strikers and is both Newcastle’s and the Premier League’s record goalscorer. He established himself as a player at Blackburn and his 34-goal tally helped Blackburn secure the Premier League title in 1994–95. A world record £15m transfer to his boyhood heroes, the Magpies, followed Euro ’96 tournament, and Shearer spent the remainder of his career with the club he plundered 283 league goals in his career for, including a record 260 in the Premier League and a record 11 Premier League hat-tricks. 4. Robin van Persie – Arsenal & Man Utd – Goals: 144; Games: 280; Games per goal: 0.51 – Click right to see the third player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Van Persie moved to Arsenal for £2.75m in 2004 as a long-term replacement for another flamboyant Dutchman, Dennis Bergkamp. He won the FA Community Shield and the FA Cup in his first season with the London club but did not win another major trophy for the rest of his eight-year spell at Arsenal. After joining Man United in 2012, Van Persie won the Premier League title in his first season at Old Trafford and finished as the league’s top scorer with 26 goals. Robin van Persie’s Manchester United career is approaching its end, with Fenerbache set to announce the Dutchman’s signature imminently.The Holland international will end his 11-year spell in England after accepting the offer of a lucrative four-year contract from the Turkish club.It was back in April 2013 when Van Persie had just sealed United’s 20th league title with a sensational hat-trick against Aston Villa.The season before, the Dutchman had smashed 37 goals in 48 appearances for Arsenal and that convinced the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson that Van Persie was the man to wrestle the title back from Manchester City.Van Persie proved Ferguson right in emphatic style, topping the Premier League scoring charts with 26 goals.The injury problems that blighted van Persie’s early years then returned and his performances dipped under David Moyes.The arrival of his international manager Louis van Gaal was meant to reinvigorate the former Feyenoord man, but his countryman granted him no special treatment as he found himself dropping down the pecking order.But as the Dutchman edges closer to the Old Trafford exit door, where does he rank among the great Premier League goalscorers? talkSPORT takes a look…Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top 10 goals-per-game ratios for players with 100+ Premier League goals 10 7= Andy Cole – Newcastle, Man Utd, Blackburn, Fulham, Man City, Portsmouth & Birmingham – Goals: 187; Games: 414; Games per goal: 0.45 – Click right to see the joint seventh player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Cole is notably remembered for his time with Manchester United where he spent six years of his career and winning numerous trophies in the process. He also played in the top flight for Arsenal, Newcastle, Blackburn, Fulham, Man City, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bristol City, Birmingham, Burnley and Notts Forest. Cole is the second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history. 10 10 9. Robbie Fowler – Liverpool, Leeds & Man City – Goals: 163; Games: 379; Games per goal: 0.43 – Click right to see the eighth player with the best goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League – Fowler is best remembered for his time at Liverpool and is the sixth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. He scored 183 goals in total for the Reds, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League. He earned the nickname “God” from the Anfield crowd, becoming a club legend due to his ruthlessness in front of goal. He subsequently played for Leeds and Man City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006. last_img read more


Senate Democrats stand sentry to block Bush `recess’ appointments

first_imgAmong the more controversial recess appointments Bush has made have included John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations and Sam Fox, a GOP fundraiser and contributor to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential campaign, as ambassador to Belgium. Showing the level of distrust between the White House and the Democrats, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced that he would employ, apparently for the first time, what are called “pro forma” sessions as a tactic to technically keep the Senate on the job and stop recess appointments. A pro forma session, during which no legislative business is conducted, satisfies the constitutional obligation that neither chamber can adjourn for more than three days without the consent of the other. The pro forma sessions will continue through the current recess. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Two days before Thanksgiving the Senate had a 22-second session, a fleeting moment in the life of an occasionally droning body but plenty of time for majority Democrats to keep President George W. Bush from making “recess” appointments. Senators have been taking turns standing sentry duty this week – just to prevent Bush from circumventing the confirmation process by immediately installing people in federal posts while the chamber is in recess. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who carried out that less than glamorous task Tuesday, is a relative newcomer, a low-ranking freshman and a senator who lives just minutes from the Capitol; he wielded his gavel before an empty chamber Tuesday, devoid of senators and even the young pages who serve as messengers. “I’d much rather be doing this than allow the president to skirt the confirmation process in the Senate,” Webb said in a statement. “This is an exercise in protecting the Constitution and our constitutional process.” The Senate must confirm major presidential appointments and judicial nominations, providing a constant source of confrontation between the White House and Senate Democrats. But when the Senate is off, as it is now for the Thanksgiving holiday, the president can make recess appointments that are not subject to confirmation hearings. These appointees can serve until the end of the congressional session, which at this point would be until Bush leaves office. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kingslast_img read more


Atletico Madrid beat Arsenal and West Ham to sign Portuguese wonderkid

first_img Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has signed a real talent in 19-year-old Diogo Jota 1 Atletico Madrid have won the race for Portuguese wonderkid, and Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa target, Diogo Jota.According to AS, the Spanish capital club have reached an agreement with Primeira Liga club Pacos Ferreira, beating a long list of suitors to his signature.All three Premier League clubs have reportedly had the 19-year-old scouted, while both Benfica and Barcelona were said to be lining up summer approaches.But they all appear to have lost out to Atleti, who have convinced the precocious winger to sign a five-year deal with the club with his arrival scheduled for the summer.Jota has emerged as one of European football’s brightest teen prospects since breaking into the Pacos side last season.He has so far played 33 times in the Portuguese top flight, scoring 11 goals from midfield.last_img read more


DWP gets stung on bad loan

first_imgThe Hawaiian company that three years ago got a $1.87 million unsecured loan from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – to develop electric scooters and rechargeable battery stations – has filed for bankruptcy, casting doubt on whether the utility will ever be repaid. Personal Electric Transports Inc., based in Kailua, filed under Chapter 7 last month in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaii, and has until today to file financial and asset statements. Sometimes called straight bankruptcy, a Chapter 7 filing usually leads to liquidation of a company. The loan had sparked a political firestorm in 2003 when the utility’s union – led by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 business manager Brian D’Arcy and then-Mayor James Hahn – got the DWP commission to approve it over objections about how the deal was structured and why local competitors were excluded. Hahn, now managing director at Chadwick, Saylor & Co. Inc., and D’Arcy did not return calls. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Dominick Rubalcava, who was vice president of the DWP commission when the loan was made and joined two other commissioners who voted for it, called it unfortunate that the deal went sour. “I’m always disappointed when a business situation the department enters into doesn’t come to successful fruition,” Rubalcava said. “You make your call, and if you’re proved to be wrong you’re on history’s roll call for the action you took.” A Personal Electric Transports creditors’ meeting is scheduled for later this month, but because the controversial DWP loan was not secured by real or personal property, the lender typically would have lower priority than secured creditors to get paid anything. The bankruptcy filing also suspends binding arbitration that had been set to start this week as city officials sought to recover the loan after the company suspended interest payments last year, claiming the city violated contract violations. “We have to see what (the company) has in the way of assets and then stand in line with other creditors,” said DWP Deputy Attorney Dirk Broersma. “Typically, unsecured creditors don’t get much.” Longtime critics of the deal, as well as new DWP officials, viewed the company’s bankruptcy filing as proof positive the loan should never have been made. “It’s widely regarded (in the department) as one of the greatest faux pas of all time. The department regrets it and is embarrassed by it,” said the DWP commission vice president, David Nahai, newly appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has charged the board with reforming the DWP, including its contracting practices. The Personal Electric Transports chief executive officer, Tony Locricchio, told DWP commissioners about the bankruptcy filing last week and asked for a public hearing, saying the city could be repaid if the programs PET developed – in conjunction with the completion of 100 scooters – are allowed to go forward. Locricchio told the Daily News he can’t afford the $26,000 for binding arbitration, which includes three retired judges provided by the American Arbitration Association. He told commissioners that if the PET projects don’t go forward, DWP’s nearly $2 million loan “is totally wasted.” “The $2 million went into the projects that were in the contract, and all were completed and approved by DWP,” Locricchio said in an interview. “(Ratepayers) should know we had programs to pay the money back.” Broersma said the utility just wants to get its money back. “(Locricchio) just wants to have a public hearing on all his great ideas? Come on, it’s not credible,” Broersma said. PET had paid $22,312 in interest on the loan when it claimed its business plan was damaged because DWP delayed by six months a final $150,000 loan payment after the scooters were finished. City Administrative Officer Bill Fujioka, who in 2003 recommended council members reject the loan and send it back to the DWP commission, said his advice was sound. “It was a bad deal then, and it continues to be a bad deal,” he said. Richard Mayer, who with his partner Malcolm Currie opened Currie Technologies Inc., was shocked in 2003 to learn about the loan and to be excluded from an opportunity to compete for the funding. Mayer’s firm was the largest electric scooter and bike company in the nation, as well as a DWP ratepayer. Mayer, retired and now on the board of the expanding Chatsworth-based company, said Wednesday that had the loan gone to his firm it would have been repaid. He said his firm also would have developed new battery technologies, as well as electric bike and scooter innovations that could have been tied into the Orange Line and other public transportation in the city. “We’d have given away electric bikes to get a large focus group on how they work. Some of these are so light you can put them on the new buses. I’d love to tie it in, but it takes a lot of capital. “I would have loved that money, and we absolutely would have paid it back.” Former Councilwoman Ruth Galanter, who led opposition to the loan but couldn’t muster enough council support to force reconsideration, said the bankruptcy is evidence the deal was political strong-arming at the expense of DWP ratepayers. “You have to pin it on City Hall,” she said. Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 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


Spurs face fight to convince Sassuolo star to swap Serie A for Premier League

first_img The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to north London 1 Sassuolo are hoping star Domenico Berardi will snub interest from Tottenham and stay put.The striker has been linked with a move to Spurs this summer as they are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements.However Tottenham and other clubs were interested in Berardi a year ago and he ended up staying then.And now Sassuolo’s director general, Giovanni Carnevali, is hoping history will repeat itself.“We hope Berardi can make the same choice as last season. That means staying at Sassuolo,” Carnevali told Premium Sport“We’d love him to become our symbol, it would be nice to continue with him.“Last year we received so many offers, this year there are even more. We hope he will stay, but there are other players in Serie A.“Whoever wants to stay has to be wedded to the Sassuolo project, so it’s up to him.”last_img read more


Tir Chonaill Gaels lose London SFC Final to St. Kiernan’s

first_imgSeniorsTir Chonaill Gaels surrendered the senior title to St. Kiernan’s at Greenford yesterday afternoon. The Gaels failed to get going properly with a free from John McGrath & a point from Stuart Johnson being the only scores in the first half, leaving the score at the break 0-06 to 0-02. St. Kiernan’s had the bulk of possession for the second half, adding scores along the way and maintained their advantage throughout. Final score 0-12 to 0-05. Congratulations to St. Kiernan’s on winning their first title and we wish them well in the All-Ireland quarter finals where they’ll face the eventual Ulster champions. Finally to Lloyd, Patrick the players and all involved behind the scenes – congratulations on reaching yet another final and a good season’s work and we look forward to being back in 2017! Andy Duffy Memorial Day – Saturday 5th NovemberA further reminder that the club will be holding a memorial day to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of our former chairman, Andy Duffy. Greatly missed, Andy had a remarkable impact on the club and helped everyone in any way he could. Mass in the clubhouse at 1pm will be followed by a challenge between TCG Juniors and TCG Seniors. We also welcome former players to tog out. Refreshments will follow in the clubhouse, and we look forward to seeing you on the day.Lottery Results 20th October 2016Numbers drawn – 9, 16, 22 & 27 Jackpot £3,000 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Vince Healey, TCG OnlineHughie Cunningham, TCGAshley & Maura, The 3 WishesMichael McCarthy, TCG Online Next draw 27th October – Jackpot £3,000Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!Tir Chonaill Gaels lose London SFC Final to St. Kiernan’s was last modified: October 24th, 2016 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:GAALondon SFCSportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more


Mold and leaks seep into station

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Firefighters at Montebello Fire Station 2 are anxious to resolve an ongoing moisture problem that has intermittently caused unhealthy mold levels to accumulate.Built in 1991, Station 2 is the newest of Montebello Fire Department’s three stations but has been plagued since its completion with water leakage from the floor and walls, said firefighter Marc Valentine, president of the Montebello Firefighters’ Association. The city spent $630,000 for repairs earlier this year, only to see the flooring peel away three days after the work was completed, due to moisture.Valentine said the firefighters at Station 2 want the city’s Building Department to figure out the root cause of the constant dampness and to fix it.“Throughout the entire process, we believe the building department wasn’t dealing with the whole problem,” he said. “That’s where the downfall was – in not seeing the real causes.”Valentine said the site was built in a concave area that allows water to flow toward the station rather than away – a problem of design.When the building first went into service, puddles would form from water seeping through the concrete slab, he said.“We hoped they’d fix some of those inherent problems while they were doing the repairs earlier this year,” Valentine said. “Our chief (Jim Cox) has been great in helping us. Our problem is and was with the Building Department and their reluctance to acknowledge the problem.”No one from the Building Department was available Monday to respond to Valentine’s comments. But Mayor Bill Molinari said the city dealt with the issue as soon as possible and allotted the $630,000 for repairs.“We responded immediately to remediate the situation,” Molinari said. “It was an undetected leak, possibly from the roof, which is not that uncommon in buildings, and we moved them into temporary quarters meanwhile.“Everything that’s come up, the city has addressed. If there are more problems, we’ll address them.”Battalion Chief Steve Huson said the department had no issue with how the city handled Station 2’s leakage problems. He said several mold specialists from Irvine were hired to determine what kinds of mold were present and core samples of the concrete were checked for moisture levels.“There were a number of things,” Huson said. “It was built on a flat surface without a lot of drains leading to the street – an architectural problem. But they’re still trying to figure out the real cause of it.”Valentine said a new floor covering would be installed in the next few weeks that has a higher vapor density, preventing the glue from coming loose from the floor while moisture is pushed to the outside of the building.“We just want to have a healthy and clean work environment,” Valentine said. “It’s better now, but we’re just very reluctant to be overly ecstatic until we see it is fixed.” 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more