Southeastern Louisiana Names David Kiefer Head Men’s Basketball Coach

first_imgKiefer expects the Lions to develop an identity early in his tenure. Kiefer’s hire is pending the approval of the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors. The St. Petersburg, Florida native has been the Lions’ interim head coach since previous head coach Jay Ladner resigned and took the same position at Southern Miss in April. Kiefer started his coaching career as a student manager at Cincinnati and Kansas State, working under coaches Frank Martin, Bob Huggins and Andy Kennedy. In Kiefer’s final season before coming to SLU, he spent a year on Martin’s staff at South Carolina, serving as the director of video services and coordinated Martin’s summer camps. Kiefer’s career also includes stops at Central Florida, Arlington Country Day High School and St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Maryland. A 2007 graduate of Kansas State, Kiefer earned his master’s degree from Salem International in 2013. Kiefer has been running the program this offseason since Ladner’s departure and is excited to officially take the reins.   “We’re pleased to have David Kiefer lead the Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball program,” Artigues commented. “We have steadily improved on and off the court over the past several years and Coach Kiefer has played a large part in that progress. We’re expecting the Lions’ dedication to excellence in competition, in the classroom and in the community to continue under Coach Kiefer’s direction.” Kiefer’s recruiting efforts not only paid dividends for the Lions, but his recruiting classes at two of his previous stops, Northwest Florida State College and Jones County Junior College, provided the foundation for national championships. His lone season at Northwest Florida State saw all eight Raider sophomores sign to play Division I. In addition to overseeing the recruiting efforts that led SLU to post a combined 27-9 conference mark over the past two seasons, one of Kiefer’s primary roles at Southeastern has been his work with the Lion guards. Among Kiefer’s backcourt charges was multi-time All-Southland Conference performer Marlain Veal, who finished his Southland career in March as the program’s all-time leader in assists and steals, as well as the second-leading scorer in school history. “We’re going to put forth maximum effort in everything we do and develop good habits,” Kiefer said. “We will be a tough, defensive-minded team and grow together. The teams that have been successful in our league are the ones who play with the most energy and effort on a consistent basis. We’re going to set that tone and expectation from day one.” Courtesy of Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Media RelationsHAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana University has named David Kiefer the 13th head men’s basketball coach in school history, SLU Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced on Tuesday. “I’m extremely thankful to (university president) Dr. John Crain, Mr. Jay Artigues and our administration for the opportunity to lead the Southeastern men’s basketball program,” Kiefer said. “Coach Ladner left our program in tremendous shape and I’ll always be appreciative to him for bringing myself and my family to Hammond. I’m blessed to have the chance to build on our initial success and am eager to continue to grow our program on and off the court.” Kiefer’s first year as Lion head coach will be his fifth with the SLU program. He has been the program’s associate head coach for the past three seasons after starting as an assistant coach on Ladner’s staff in 2015-16. Kiefer has been Southeastern’s lead recruiter during his tenure, helping the Lions to the 2017-18 Southland Conference championship and the first NIT appearance in program history. Kiefer and his wife, Mia, reside in Hammond with their three children: son, Austin and twin daughters, Kayden and Nola.last_img read more

Man U crash out of Champions League

first_imgWOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Three-time winners Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League yesterday losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg who advanced to the round of 16 for the first time.Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th, but Naldo volleyed in the equaliser in the 14th. Vieirinha regained the lead for Wolfsburg in the 29th, before an own goal by Joshua Guilavogui in the 82nd tied the score. But two minutes later, Naldo scored his second with a header to seal Wolfsburg’s victory.The loss, coupled with PSV Eindhoven’s 2-1 home victory over CSKA Moscow, dropped United to third place in Group B, meaning that they will now play in the Europa League.Wolfsburg won the group with 12 points and PSV also advanced with 10 points, two more than United.Manchester United’s neighbours, Manchester, advanced as winners of their group with a 4-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.Raheem Sterling netted in the 80th and 81st minutes and Wilfried Bony scored in the 85th to spark City’s turnaround after a listless first-half performance at Etihad Stadium, where ‘Gladbach recovered from conceding early to David Silva.To qualify in first place, City also needed Juventus to lose in Sevilla. The Italian champions obliged for City, losing 1-0 in Group D.8-0 BEATING FOR MALMOIn Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 10 goals or more in the group stage of the Champions League, claiming four. Real Madrid whipped Malmo 8-0.The Portuguese striker reached 11 goals in six games, surpassing nine scored by Luiz Adriano with Shakhtar Donetsk last season. Ronaldo also scored nine times in the 2013-14 season.Ronaldo also set up two goals by Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The game meant little for Madrid because they had already secured first place in Group A.Other results: Benfica 1 Atletico Madrid 2; Paris Saint-Germain 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0; Galatasaray 1 FC Astana 1; PSV Eindhoven 2 CSKA Moscow 1.last_img read more

Martial stars for Man United

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (AP): Anthony Martial scored twice on his first Premier League start as Manchester United came from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League yesterday. Graziano Pelle put Southampton ahead from close range after an outstanding David De Gea parried a point-blank volley from Sadio Mane in the 13th minute, but United equalised with its first notable attack. Maya Yoshida tackled Juan Mata as he controlled a high pass, but Martial was on hand to slot in the loose ball inside the penalty area. Martial got his second with a composed finish after Yoshida underhit a pass to his goalkeeper in the 50th. Mata secured the win when he slotted in the rebound after Memphis Depay hit the post. Pelle pulled a goal back with a header in the 86th, but De Gea made several late saves to help secure the win. Wayne Rooney’s return from a hamstring problem allowed Louis van Gaal to select his captain in a three-man attack alongside Memphis Depay and Martial for the first time this season and the 19-year-old Martial, who joined from Monaco for a fee which could cost United up to $90 million, shone for his new side. The victory moves United second in the Premier League on 13 points, only two behind fierce rival Manchester City. “I am very happy that with three matches, Martial has adapted to the system and he has three goals,” Van Gaal said. “That’s the most important thing of a striker, that he scores goals. He can improve, he has a high level of talent and he shows it under great pressure.” It was Southampton who began the game with the most attacking intent and Ronald Koeman’s side deservedly took the lead after 13 minutes. James Ward-Prowse whipped an inviting low cross into the penalty area and Mane guided the ball goalwards on the bounce, only for De Gea to beat it away. But Pelle was first to the rebound and Southampton went ahead. But United slowly recovered and hauled themselves level in the 34th. Juan Mata controlled a high ball over the top of the Southampton defence before Maya Yoshida tackled. The ball fell loose and Martial reacted quickest, rolling away from Virgil van Dijk and slotting low into the corner. Yoshida gifted United and Martial five minutes after the interval. Under no pressure, his concentration lapsed as he passed the ball back to Maarten Stekelenburg. The delivery was badly underhit and Martial raced to the ball and beat the goalkeeper again. United appeared to make the game safe on 68 minutes. Depay latched on to a neat pass in the penalty area from Bastian Schweinsteiger. He spun inside on his right, wrongfooting two Southampton defenders but blasted his shot against the post, before Mata converted the rebound. In two other matches played yesterday, Liverpool were held at Anfield by Norwich, despite striker Daniel Sturridge partnering Christian Benteke in attack for the first time this season. It was Danny Ings, who replaced the injured Benteke at half-time, who scored for Liverpool before Russel Martin levelled. Tottenham beat Palace as South Korea forward Son Heung-min scored his first Premier League goal.last_img read more

Big load off Paul Lee’s back as he leads Magnolia to first title since James Yap trade

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Replacing the club’s poster boy was a big task in itself but leading the team to a championship, something that Yap has done for seven times including the 2014 Grand Slam, is another beastly burden.But Lee finally got a title to lighten the load that he carried on his shoulders for more than two years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLee helped the Hotshots claim their first title since the Grand Slam as they overcame Alaska in six games capped off with a resounding 102-86 Game 6 victory Wednesday in the PBA Governors’ Cup.The championship was the first of Lee’s career with the Hotshots and it also lightened the load that he carried on his shoulders for two years. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is big because winning a championship was the first thing that I had to do when I got traded for Kuya James,” said Lee, who was with Rain or Shine first, in Filipino.“The people will always expect me to win a championship with the Purefoods franchise.”Lee and Yap were involved in that blockbuster of a trade before the start of the 2016-17 season that left the Philippine basketball community in a state of shock.Yap was 34-years-old during the time of the trade and even though Lee, who’s seven years younger, had a similar skill set it was still seen as a surprise.Lee carried a lingering pressure every time he stepped on the court for the Hotshots since he knew he was under a microscope but his Best Player of the Conference award in the Governors’ Cup and the title helped take away some of that burden.ADVERTISEMENT He also hoped that this isn’t the last title that he’s going to win with Magnolia.“I wish the blessings don’t stop coming,” said Lee who had 16 points in the final game of the season. “I’m just so happy right now and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I can’t put everything into words, I’m just very blessed this year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Paul Lee finally delivered on a promise.The mercurial guard wasn’t just some new addition to the Magnolia franchise when he arrived in October 2016–he was the player that the Hotshots got in return for the iconic James Yap.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Geje Eustaquio keenly awaits Demetrious Johnson’s ONE debut in Japan Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Letter to Your Generation and My Generation

first_imgBy Mengistu Eddie WolokolieThis is a message of unity for our beloved nation. Today, the division continues to play an unfortunate role in the development of our country. Regrettably, our parents and our government are not putting the welfare of our society ahead of their egos and self-interest. This seems to be an ongoing cycle that continues to be passed down generation after generation. But, when does it stop? I know this may be a be cliché, but it speaks to us more now than when it was said years ago.Former US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” As a child from this land, country, and continent, I propose this question to you, “WHAT CAN WE DO FOR LIBERIA? What can we do to come together and contribute to Liberia’s growth for generations to come? This question should be on everyone’s mind, regardless of your age, educational background, left or stayed before, during or after the war or if you live abroad.We as Liberians are at a crossroad at this point in our country. We’re at a make or break moment of our future. This is the time where the generation should set the nation on the right course for our generation or plunge it into a free fall. This is the moment our generation and your generation can learn from our parent’s mistakes and take our nation into a brighter future for our kids. On February 4, 1968, Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on the topic of a sermon he was titled “Drum Major Instinct.”I know you are wondering what is he talking about and how does that relate to us currently? Please allow me to explain what I believe Dr. King was saying and how it relates to us as a nation today, your generation, your parents’ generation, and my generation. We as Liberians and Africans need to put the needs of our country before our own. What I mean by that is what are we leaving behind for our children and their children? Whatever decision you make whether young or old should be based on what is good for the nation and the continent as a whole.If you are a young or old person in today’s Liberia, our thought process should not be about how much money we want to make when we get out of high school or college, it should be about how we can help our country and continent to be successful? I know you may feel like how does this guy who just came, living in America know about how life is in Liberia and is telling us how to live our lives?He left and made a better life for himself but doesn’t want us to do the same. My brothers and sisters, I would say that is your “Drum Major Instinct” talking to you, I will also say that my coming and telling you how you should think is the “Drum Major Instinct” talking also to me. But I say we can beat that devil to the ground. Sisters and brothers, we cannot allow our ugly “Drum Major Instinct” control our bright future. There’s a bright future ahead of us, but we need to come together as one to create a better country for our children.To all that are reading this now and later, your question to yourself and your fellow Liberians, is how we can prepare our children to make this nation and continent successful? Brothers and sisters, there are jobs, skills level, and occupations that can help lift us out of poverty and create a middle class in Liberia. These are some of the middle-class jobs that I believe we should be asking our elected official to help build to make this nation succeed for all Liberians.These are some of the posts I think are necessary for any country to improve the lives of its citizens: Aircraft Mechanic, Automotive, Boilermaker, Brick Mason, Carpenter, Construction, Custodian, Electrician, EMT / Firefighter, Heavy Equipment Operator, Home Health Aide, Gardening, Landscaping, and Groundskeeping, Law Enforcement Skills, Machinist, Maintenance and Janitorial, Painter, Pipe fitter, Plumber, Truck Driver, Trash Collector, and Welder just to name some.So, my challenge to Liberians abroad and in Liberia today is to go out and demand how this administration and this generation will provide these learning opportunities that will make a brighter future for Liberia? How will we have a country built on shared values instead of division? How will we create a state, that looks out for all its people and not just the select few? I want to believe that we have more in common as Liberians than what divides us.Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Windfall Fire Update

first_imgThe Forest Fire by Tumbler Ridge has now grown to over 160 hectares in size.The fire is burning in very steep terrain, preventing heavy equipment operators from working safely. Currently 40 firefighters are working by hand to control the fire; they are supported by two helicopters bucketing water. Air tankers are also available to support fire suppression efforts today. The fire is not currently growing significantly.The fire is located approximately 40km west of Tumbler Ridge. The fire is in the Windfall Creek Area.- Advertisement –last_img

More power outages promised by GPL

first_img…as 772 outages recorded between June to August 2019A series of power outages have plagued thousands of residents living along the coast in the past few months and as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) continues to rectify the situation, there will inevitably be more blackouts.Chairman of the Board of Directors at Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Rawle LucasAlthough GPL has cited a major shortfall of 23 megawatts of power which contributed to several power failures in the country as of recent, coupled with other issues, the public should expect more power outages even as the utility company works on addressing the current challenges.This is according to the Chairman of the GPL’s Board of Directors, Rawle Lucas, who explained the situation to stakeholders on Friday.“…the need to perform continued scheduled maintenance on our generating systems will result in the continued unavailability of at least another 18 megawatts for a further period of time. I wish to acknowledge that GPL’s management is not proud of the situation in which its customers find themselves and is committed to rectifying and improving the situation very quickly.”Lucas stated that the challenge for GPL is in the integrated network known as the Demerara Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) which ranges from West Demerara to Moleson Creek in Berbice and reaches south as far as Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway and Timehri on the East Bank of Demerara.“We are gathering here at a time when GPL appears to the onlooker that is unable to manage this system to the level of reliability that our customers expect and deserve. In response to recent enquiries from the Board, GPL management has reported that there were 772 outages of varying duration from June 1 to August 31, 2019. Over a 92-day period that amounts to an outage occurring 8 times per day.”According to Lucas, the data reveals that GPL’s customers from Charlestown to Timehri have been suffering the most. They experienced 32 per cent of that outage period while other areas experienced electricity woes also.“The customers on the East Coast have suffered 23 per cent of the outages while the customers in the West Demerara area have suffered 21 per cent of the outages. The GPL customers in Berbice experienced 17 per cent of the outages. Reporting this information is not comforting since the inconveniences remain as I speak.”23 MW shortfallLast week, GPL announced that it had suffered a deficit of 23 megawatts of power, due to a number of reasons. As such, thousands of residents and businesses in the Demerara and Berbice region will experience another round of periodic power outage.The company cited a series of “unforeseen occurrences and generation/operational issues” that are preventing the supply of adequate electricity for “peak demand”.Among the reasons is the uprooting of a pole with two transformers in the vicinity of the Rubis Gas Station on Mandela Avenue while a contractor was carrying out works on the Sheriff/Mandela street expansion project on September 3.In Berbice, GPL explained that it is unable to export 6.9 megawatts of power to the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) due to a defective transformer at its Onverwagt, Berbice Substation.Additionally, a 5.5-megawatt generator at the Canefield Power Plant is unavailable because of scheduled maintenance. At the Kingston Power Plant, a 6.9-megawatt unit is unavailable due to a defective alternator, which had to be sourced overseas.GPL, at that time, had said that the new alternator has arrived and repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the week. Thereafter, the unit was expected to return to operation by Monday, September 9, 2019.At the Garden of Eden power station, a 4-megawatt unit is also unavailable. GPL said it is awaiting the arrival of replacement parts for the defective components.Load sheddingJust a few months ago, thousands of persons were majorly inconvenienced by the constant power outages and load shedding after two submarine cables were damaged within the space of five days.This issue resulted in GPL publishing daily load shedding schedules, which saw several areas across the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System experiencing complete power outages for long hours.This will likely be the system again until the power company can restore its electricity shortfall. GPL normally posts its load shedding schedules on its Facebook page.last_img read more

Property owners affected by boundary extension looking for answers tonight

first_imgAffected property owners to the west and southwest of the current city limits will also receive individualized packages with potential tax notices. One of those property owners, Tracy Bloor, presented at the Peace River Regional District meeting in Dawson Creek today on behalf of others with concerns, asking Area C Director Arthur Hadland to survey all affected on their position.“The request that they would like is to have our representative initiate the necessary steps to contact the affected landowners to document their opinion, and it’s imperative that you take these steps and be proactive in discerning the position of them,” she told the Regional District board.The City recently restarted the boundary application process, after its most recent attempt was quashed in February 2012, with the city wanting better clarification on what’s needed for consent of property owners. The City cites Fort St. John’s projected growth and controlling land near the proposed Site C dam as challenges it’s facing, and access to City services like water, sewer and fire protection as benefits for land owners. Those unable to hook up with the city could have access to its lagoons, which will be even more necessary once the Wastewater Transfer Station is closed down at the end of 2014, and get the city resident rate for hauling bulk water.- Advertisement -Bloor says the consensus is that the process so far has been flawed, and that there are more cons than pros to becoming part of the city for most property owners.“There’s not an availability to us right now to benefit,” she argues. “I don’t see where the benefit is to say, ‘you need to be in the city because we want to clean up this boundary area, we’re not going to offer you any services, but we want your money and we’ll tax you.’”Advertisement Hadland was on board with the idea, and said he would be prepared to send out a survey, citing the need for a “fair and open discussion”. However, Director Lori Ackerman pointed out that the province has told the City that there is no outlined process for this type of boundary extension, and that it had no issue with the one the City came up with. “We’re going forward with a process that allowed us to have a meeting, to collect the questions, and I believe the document that we have is close to 25 pages,” she says. “All of the questions that we have received have been answered and we have the meeting tonight. I recognize that there’s not always going to be people who are happy.”Ackerman also questioned the role of the Regional District getting involved in a process that’s already been approved.The decision on whether Hadland should be allowed to circulate a survey was again referred to the next meeting, after he agreed with Ackerman that the residents should be given an opportunity to have their questions answered tonight before saying yes or no.Advertisementlast_img read more

Newcastle star Janmaat bitter after tasting first Tyne-Wear derby defeat

first_imgNewcastle United star Daryl Janmaat felt they were undeserving of a defeat against rivals Sunderland at St James’ Park.The Dutchman’s first taste of a Tyne-Wear derby ended in a 1-0 loss as Adam Johnson finished off a counter attack in the final seconds of the 90 minutes.And after helping the Magpies dominate proceedings, the 25-year-old was disappointed they didn’t claim all three points.Janmaat told talkSPORT: “For me it’s the first derby so it’s the first loss but I know we had lost the last [three]. It’s unbelievable because I think we were the better team but that’s football.“We didn’t play [our] best today but we didn’t deserve to lose.“It’s a hard defeat [to take]. I think in the second half we were better than the first and we had some good chances but we have to score one.”last_img read more

‘Bellerin is picking up Benzema from the airport!’ – Arsenal fans react to young Spaniard’s absence against West Ham

first_img1 //storify.com/talksport/bellerin-is-picking-benzema-up-from-the-airport-ar.js?border=false[View the story “‘Bellerin is picking Benzema up from the airport!’ – Arsenal fans react to young Spaniard’s absence against West Ham” on Storify] Arsenal fans took to Twitter to voice their varied interpretations of Hector Bellerin’s absence against West Ham in their Premier League opener.The young Spaniard – a regular fixture for Arsene Wenger’s side last season – is reportedly missing from the game at the Emirates with a thigh strain.Mathieu Debuchy looks set to deputise for the former Barcelona man, and the Frenchman could utilise the opportunity to stake a claim for a first-team berth.Gunners supporters clashed on social media when discussing the impact of Bellerin’s absence, and some of the best reactions can be found below.One fan even suggested the 20-year-old could be aiding Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s move to the Emirates, with rumours of a potential deal between the two clubs intensifying.Arsenal v West Ham is live on talkSPORT from 1.30pm.center_img Hector Bellerin last_img read more