Former UT women’s hoops great Mary Ostrowski dies

first_imgIn this 1980s photo provided by the University of Tennessee, Tennessee women’s basketball player Mary Ostrowski poses for a photo in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/University of Tennessee)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A relative says former Tennessee women’s basketball star Mary Ostrowski has died. She was 51.Ostrowski’s sister, Beth Hundman, says Ostrowski died Friday night in Bristol, Va. Hundman says her sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in 2007, and she died from complications from the illness.While at Tennessee, Ostrowski helped the Lady Vols advance to NCAA Final Fours in 1981, 1982 and 1984. She was an SEC All-Tournament Team member and an All-SEC selection in 1982 and 1984.In a photo, date not known, provided by the University of Tennessee, Tennessee’s Mary Ostrowski shoots in a college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/University of Tennessee)Ostrowski ranks fifth in rebounds and 10th in points at Tennessee. She was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2006.A message expressing condolences was posted on former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt’s Twitter account.“Thinking of Mary O today. Love and prayers for her family. Once a Lady Vol, always a Lady Vol,” the message said.Ostrowski, a 6-foot-2 forward, also was a member of the United States team from 1981 to 1983. She earned a gold medal at the 1983 World University Games.As a standout at Parkersburg Catholic High School in West Virginia, Ostrowski was the first female winner and a three-time recipient of the Russell A. Thom Award, which is presented to West Virginia’s top basketball player.Ostrowski had been staying at her sister’s home in Bristol, where she received hospice care, Hundman said. Hundman described her sister as compassionate, humble person who didn’t call attention to her basketball success.“One of the things people keep saying is what a kind and gentle soul she was,” Hundman said. “That is so true.Hundman said a memorial “celebration” has been scheduled for next Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Parkersburg, W. Va.Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt chats with “Pat XO” directors (and twin sisters) Nancy Stern Winters, right, and Lisa Lax before a screening of the film Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Produced by Robin Roberts, the documentary about about Summitt aired on ESPN on July 9. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)last_img read more

Braithwaite: “I had to go two years in a wheelchair by the hip”

first_imgArrival to Barcelona: “Seeing myself in the mirror with the Barça shield was incredible. Everyone has made me feel welcome and I am very calm.”Laudrup: “It was a legend. If one day I know him, I would like him to advise me. I respect him very much.”The classic: “It will be a great experience. It is the most important game and everyone follows. There will be a lot of intensity, I really want to play.”Madrid Barcelona: “I remember Ronaldinho, who was extraordinary. I perfectly remember that Classic in which he surpassed many rivals, he scored and the whole stadium applauded him.”Braithwaite, staff: “I am a simple person, a family man, honest. I always give one hundred percent in everything I do. Because I don’t like complacency. If I commit to something, I always give one hundred percent.”His family: “I am glad you were with me. I want to show you that, if your father has succeeded, they can too. There are no limits when we talk about what you can and cannot do. I want you to keep this memory forever” .His great passion: “It’s fantastic, get up every day and live what I like best. I’m very proud and grateful.” Health: “I had to go two years in a wheelchair because of a hip disease. I had to rest, I couldn’t force my legs. For a child like me, who played and loved football, it was very difficult.”Ronaldo Nazario: “He studied his game, his movements, everything he did on the field was incredible. He was an extraordinary player.”Messi: “If football were a religion, Messi would be God. He controls the game. He is an extraordinary player.” Martin Braithwaite has granted an interview to the official website of Barcelona, in which he talked about the first days in the club, the difficulties of his childhood or his references in football. The Danish striker, who could be of the game next weekend in the Classic, will he showed ambitious for his new stage.last_img read more

Miner killed after drunken argument

first_img– reportedly beaten with a spadeA 53-year-old father of one is now dead after he was beaten with a spade at the Potaro Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), following a drunken argument. The 35-year-old suspect is in custody assisting the Police with their investigation.According to reports, Mohabeer Gangadeen Kooblall of GAC Old Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was imbibing at Potaro Backdam with his coworker when an argument ensued. F Division (Interior locations) Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindranauth Budhram told this publication that during the argument, the suspect picked up a spade and dealt h Kooblall several blows in his head and about his body.The incident occurred on Saturday between 17:30h and 18:00h and Kooblall died immediately. Budhram said the Police responded promptly after receiving the call and the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.The dead man’s mother, Ramdasie Ramlall, said her son called her at around 12:30h telling her that he needed to come home since he was in the area for over four months. She said that her son is a miner and a cook and that the dredge he was working on was closed for a few weeks but his employer, Alvin Rambarran, allegedly refused to transport him out of the area.“Them leff he inside to watchman (guard) this dredge and when me ask he who and he deh pon the drudge, he tell me he and a next man and me must call the boss man (since) he want come out from the bush. He nah want stay deh no more pon the water top,” the grieving 71-year-old said.She related that later that evening, she received a call that her daughter took but they refused to divulge any information pertaining to the call.“I hear that me son get murder. That is all and until now me hear nothing from the boss man and me nah hear nothing about me son life and they come and say that they want he brother to go and one of me grandson to bring back he body,” Ramlall lamented.The grieving woman said her son has been working in the mining industry for over 20 years and have been working with the Rambarran’s for over 15 years.Kooblall was the sole breadwinner and took care of his mother. His body is being transported to Georgetown for a post-mortem examination, while Police investigations are ongoing. (Lakhram Baghirat)last_img read more

Two trips planned to Hollywood Bowl events

first_imgOn Sept. 1, a second Whittier Night at the bowl will will feature “Tshaikovsky Spectacular,” with fireworks and the USC marching band. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Edwin Outwater, will perform at both concerts. Round-trip transportation in buses will be provided for both concerts. Buses leave from the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., at 6:30 p.m. and return around midnight. The concerts begin at 8:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the community center prior to the Aug. 4 concert. WHITTIER – Residents this year will have two chances to partake in one of Whittier’s oldest traditions. Two separate Whittier Nights at the Hollywood Bowl events have been scheduled by the Whittier Community Services Commission and the Whittier Nights at the Hollywood Bowl Committee. Commission and committee members say they continue trying something new each year to lure more people of all ages to Whittier Night at the Hollywood Bowl. On Aug. 4, residents can travel to the Hollywood Bowl via buses to enjoy “South Pacific,” featuring Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl’s Section F are $55 apiece; Section N tickets cost $44; and tickets in Section L cost $42. Tickets for the Aug. 4 concert should be purchased by June 15; tickets for the Sept. 1 concert must be bought by July 20. If ordering for a group, enter all of the names in one order. Groups receive a $20 discount for every 10 people. The Whittier Nights at the Hollywood Bowl Committee continues to be chaired this year by Mary Hanson. Members include Russell Castaneda-Calleros, Dottie Gale, Dr. Charles Hanson and Joan Meister. The community services liaisan to the committee is Sarah Tillman. Persons wishing to ride on the annual Bill Bell Bowl Bus should note that designation when buying tickets. For further information, call (562) 464-3430. 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

Super Siún crowned Oireachtas Under-9 Champion!

first_imgDONEGAL girl Siún Ní Dhomhnaill is Under 9 Champion at the Oireachtas!No less than 22 competitors from all over the country sang their hearts out at the Oireachtas na Samhna 2016 in Killarney Co. Kerry this weekend.And Siún, from Carrickfinn/Letterkenny took 1st Place for Sean-Nós singing in the under 9s. She is pictured with her father Anraí ó Domhnaill. Super Siún crowned Oireachtas Under-9 Champion! was last modified: November 7th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Memorial Day observances set

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Girl Scouts will lead the flag ceremony and also will hand out small American flags for visitors to place on veterans’ graves. Two Quartz Hill High School trumpeters will play taps. The Joshua Memorial Park ceremony, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 of Quartz Hill, will include talks by post commander Cliff Barth and Ladies Auxiliary president Jill Breslau. A riderless horse, symbolic of a fallen leader, will be led by two men dressed as Civil War soldiers, followed by a three-shot musket salute. The Desert Lawn Memorial Park ceremony is hosted by the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association. It will include talks by American Legion Post 348 Commander Bobby Breech, VFW Post 3552 Commander Jim Vilas, Disabled American Veterans Post 39 Commander Ruben Trejo, and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. Daughters of the American Revolution registrar Viola Lawrence will explain the history of Memorial Day. In Lake Los Angeles, the service starts at 11 a.m. Monday at the park, 16801 E. Ave. R.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Memorial Day services will take place in Lancaster, Palmdale and Lake Los Angeles. The commemorations start tonight in Lancaster with a candlelight service hosted by Marine Corps League Antelope Valley Detachment 930 at 7:30 p.m. at Joshua Memorial Park, 808 E. Lancaster Blvd. Monday’s services begin at 8 a.m. at Lancaster Cemetery, 10 a.m. at Joshua Memorial Park, 11 a.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Palmdale and at 11 a.m. at Stephen Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles. The Lancaster Cemetery service will focus on women veterans, with the keynote speech by Flora Belle Reece, a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II. Also attending will be WASP pilots Ty Killen and “Babe” Story. last_img read more

Ten things that make FIFA 19 the best FIFA yet

first_img2. Controlled finishingSmashing one in from 30 yards always felt good on FIFA, but having introduced timed finishing this year, it feels better than ever. It’s not always easy to get it perfect, but catch it right, and the added animations of your player lashing home is brilliant.3. Amazing fansPerhaps the one area where football games haven’t really advanced, the crowd in FIFA 19 has seen a big overhaul this year. We love the improved faces, the added banners, even bigger noise and the animation where one fan grabs another for a pre-game selfie. Class.4. No rules kick offKick off had become a little stale, but in FIFA 19 the ‘no rules’ addition is incredible. Play against your friends and get away with all kinds of shocking tackles, offside strikes and other craziness without the referee doing a thing. So much fun.5. Improved lightingThe Frostbite engine has helped FIFA improve graphics slowly in the last few editions, but this year you feel like EA has harnessed its full power. The lighting of summer evening matches is perfect, with light from sunsets creeping through, and shadows on the pitch look more authentic than ever. It’s a small thing, but it’s important.6. TacticsTactics in FIFA has rarely strayed beyond 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, but this year there’s extensive options right down to how many players you want in the box on a corner. You can also choose whether you want the team to press only when they lose the ball, or constantly. Really good.7. Badges and numberingThings are getting niche now, but we love how the badges and numbering change on your kits in FIFA 19 Career Mode. Take a League Two struggler to the Premier League and the numbers on their kit will change. Win the title with Arsenal and the arm patches turn from white to gold. A really welcome addition.8. Chinese Super LeagueSticking with Career Mode chat, you can now take charge of the big spending Chinese Super League teams and go crazy by offering a 38-year-old Messi £800,000-a-week to come and play for you. Perfect.9. Mini mapAnother subtle but great change is the map at the bottom of the screen. The home team play with dots and the away team are triangles, meaning there’s no longer confusion over who is who. Really good.10. Ultimate Team changesFUT hasn’t been hugely overhauled this year, but there are a number of changes that make it much better. Our favourite is that pack odds are now disclosed, so you have a much better idea of what you’re getting. Great work.FIFA 19 is out now and available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. 2 It’s hard for an annual title to make significant strides forward year, but having seen little innovation in FIFA 18, there was pressure on FIFA 19 to kick things on to a new level.The good news is that it does exactly that, with a selection of new additions that make the edition by far the best FIFA ever released.Here’s our 10 favourite things from the new game that we absolutely love.1. Champions League licencesEA Sports moved quickly to snatch the UEFA licences away from Konami’s PES this summer, and what a difference they make. The incredible realism of the banners and logos, plus THAT music playing before kick-off adds an extra dimension to games.last_img read more

Hilton staffers’ suit protests practices

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Restaurant servers and housekeepers at the hotel make $6.75 to $11.75 an hour, according to the lawsuit. Some workers earn tips on top of that. If a judge certifies the case as a class-action, the suit could represent a class of more than 100 workers, plus past and future employees in the same position. “This is an industry where people are exploited and where they are rushed and a lot of work is demanded of them,” said Ira Gottlieb, an attorney for the workers. “And so in order to complete what is needed, they miss breaks and there may be other shortcuts that cause violations by the employers.” Mendoza said the company started keeping better track of employees’ hours and breaks after November 2004, so instances of employees working through their breaks has decreased compared to the previous dozen years he worked at the Hilton. But employees occasionally still must work through their breaks, he said. Workers at the hotel went public with their union drive in September, and since then Unite Here Local 11 has held rallies in front of the hotel to pressure hotel management to remain neutral in the organizing campaign. Glendale Hilton general manager Linda Norman declined to comment on the lawsuit because she had not seen it. But she said the hotel is not taking a neutral position on the unionization drive. The union drive is being done by a minority of workers, and joining a union would not benefit employees, she said. “We are continuing to communicate with our team – I have had a lot of team members with questions – just continue to be a resource,” she said. Mendoza, who is on the committee working to unionize the hotel, said he has not specifically complained to management about having to work through breaks. “I never really like dared to do that because I’m afraid,” Mendoza said. “I’m scared, man. I can’t lose my job. It pays my rent.” The Los Angeles Superior Court suit was filed in downtown Los Angeles. The plaintiffs are seeking unpaid wages and overtime; a court injunction ordering the Hilton to stop the alleged practice of expecting employees to work off the clock; and attorney fees. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – Three housekeepers and a waiter filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Glendale Hilton, alleging they were expected to come in early or work through breaks for no pay. The legal action comes as some workers are trying to form a union at the four-diamond hotel, where managers say unionization is not in the best interest of employees. “We are like really understaffed and we get the job done, but we’re like killing ourselves,” said waiter Juan Mendoza, 36, one of the plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges housekeepers are required to come in 20 to 60 minutes early and set up their carts before making their daily rounds. The suit also states that during busy times employees are expected to work through their meal and rest breaks, even though they are not paid for that time. last_img read more

Ipswich Town v QPR: Dunne returns

first_imgRichard Dunne starts for QPR in place of Nedum Onuoha at Ipswich, where Tom Carroll and Yossi Benayoun also start.Ipswich: Gerken, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Cresswell, Hyam, Skuse, Tunnicliffe, Anderson, McGoldrick, Taylor.Subs: Loach, Mings, Edwards, Tabb, Hunt, Lee, Nouble.QPR: Green; Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll, Barton, Benayoun, O’Neil, Kranjcar, Austin.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Phillips, Johnson, Wright-Phillips, Onuoha, Henry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

BJP on the way out, says Punjab CM

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that a united Opposition would oust the BJP-led government at the Centre in the Lok Sabha elections due in 2019.Captain Singh was talking to presspersons in Shahkot during a roadshow ahead of the Assembly byelection in the constituency on Monday. He said that anti-BJP forces were coming together and would throw the BJP-led Central government out as the people were completely fed up with it. “People want a change, they want a future, they want a government that delivers,” he said, adding that the BJP-led government would face the consequences of its ill-conceived policies.“The economy has been destroyed, industry is fleeing, law and order has collapsed,” he said.last_img read more