Pitt to open NCAA tourney against Colorado

first_imgRoy Chipman 2002 – beat Central Connecticut State 71-54; beat California 63-50; lost to Kent State 78-73, OT.2003 – beat Wagner 87-61; beat Indiana 74-52; lost to Marquette 77-74. 1941 – beat North Carolina 26-20; lost to Wisconsin 36-30. 0 James RobinsonG6-3200SoMitchellville,Md. Ben Howland Henry Carlson Paul Evans 5 Durand JohnsonF6-6205SoBaltimore 2 Michael YoungF6-8245FrDuquesne,Pa. 1957 – beat Morehead State 86-85; lost to Kentucky 98-92; lost to Notre Dame 86-85.1958 – lost to Miami (Ohio) 82-77.1963 – lost to NYU 93-83. 1974 – beat Saint Joseph’s 54-42; beat Furman 81-78; lost to N.C. State 100-72. 2004 – beat UCF 53-44; beat Wisconsin 59-55; lost to Oklahoma State 63-51.2005 – lost to Pacific 79-71.2006 – beat Kent State 79-64; lost to Bradley 72-66.2007 – beat Wright State 79-58; beat Virginia Commonwealth 84-79, OT; lost to UCLA 64-55.2008 – beat Oral Roberts 82-63; lost to Michigan State 65-54.2009 – beat ETSU 72-62; beat Oklahoma State 84-76; beat Xavier 60-55; lost to Villanova 78-76.2010 – beat Oakland, Mich. 89-66; lost to Xavier 71-68.2011 – beat UNC Asheville 74-51; lost to Butler 71-70.2013 – lost to Wichita State 73-55. Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, center, talks to his team during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A strong showing in its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament helped Pittsburgh earn a high seed in the NCAA tournament.The Panthers (25-9) received the No. 9 seed in the South Region and will open tournament play against No. 8 seed Colorado (23-11) on Thursday in Orlando.The winner will most likely face top overall seed Florida in the third round.Pitt – which had no bad losses on its resume – boosted its tournament credentials by knocking off 14th-ranked North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinals and lost by three to eventual champion Virginia in the semifinals.Colorado, which lost to Arizona in the Pac-12 semifinals, is headed to the NCAA tournament for the third straight year – the first time the Buffaloes have done that.Panthers RosterCoach: Jamie Dixon 24 Mike LecakG6-2175SoPittsburgh 12 Chris JonesG/F6-6213FrTeaneck,N.J. 50 Joseph UcheboC6-10260SoEnugu,Nigeria 1981 – beat Idaho 70-69, OT; lost to North Carolina 74-57.1982 – lost to Pepperdine 99-88.1985 – lost to Louisiana Tech 78-54. 21 Lamar PattersonG/F6-5225SrLancaster,Pa. 3 Cameron WrightG6-4205JrCleveland Bob Timmons 13 Josh NewkirkG6-1185FrRaleigh,N.C. Buzz Ridl 42 Talib ZannaF6-9230SrKaduna,Nigeria 1 Jamel ArtisF6-7230FrBaltimore 15 Aron NwankwoF6-7˝215JrBaltimore 11 Derrick RandallF6-9240JrBrooklyn,N.Y. Jamie Dixon 22 Joshua KoG6-1150FrKailua,Hawaii PosHtWtYrHometown Pittsburgh Tournament History (23-25) 1987 – beat Marist 93-68; lost to Oklahoma 96-93.1988 – beat Eastern Michigan 108-90; lost to Vanderbilt 80-74, OT.1989 – lost to Ball State 68-64.1991 – beat Georgia 76-68, OT; lost to Kansas 77-66.1993 – lost to Utah 86-85.last_img read more

Port of Olympia Congratulates LOTT for East Bay Public Plaza’s Sustainable…

first_imgFacebook42Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe East Bay Public Plaza is located in front of the Hands On Children’s Museum.The East Bay Public Plaza is one of only 30 projects nation-wide to receive certification under the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) Rating System for sustainable landscape design. SITES holds high standards for certification; out of 150 projects that recently applied for certification, only four projects were certified – East Bay Public Plaza being one of them.The East Bay Public Plaza, located along Olympia Avenue between Marine Drive and Jefferson Street, is owned and operated by the LOTT Clean Water Alliance.  It was developed as a joint project of the East Bay partners – the City of Olympia, Port of Olympia, Hands On Children’s Museum, and LOTT.  The plaza highlights the partners’ shared educational focus on the importance of water and sustainability.The Plaza was awarded a one-star rating by the SITES program, which is similar to the LEED certification program, but focuses on outdoor spaces rather than buildings. A few of the sustainable design features include:Interactive water feature fed by Class A Reclaimed WaterUse of reclaimed water for irrigation and toilet flushingVegetated green roof on restroom buildingEnergy-efficient LED lightingBenches made of recycled contentNative and drought-tolerant plantsRedevelopment of a brownfieldThe most striking feature of the plaza is the stream-like water feature, which is truly unique.  It is the first and only recreational water feature in the state that uses reclaimed water.  LOTT produces high-quality Class A reclaimed water from the water we use and discard every day.  It is the highest quality of reclaimed water in the state, meeting stringent water quality standards and permit requirements from the state Departments of Ecology and Health.“We are pleased to be among those taking a lead in applying the SITES program rating system to enhance the environmental, social and economic aspects of our projects,” said Mike Strub, Executive Director for the LOTT Clean Water Alliance.  “This certification is evidence of our commitment to the environment and to our communities.”East Bay Public Plaza was designed by Robert W. Droll, Landscape Architects, PS, a landscape architectural firm in Lacey, WA. It was constructed by Berschauer Phillips/FORMA Construction Company in Tumwater, WA.  The plaza was completed and opened to the public in August 2012.  Since then, it has become a popular place for picnicking and family fun during warm weather and a popular destination throughout the year.The SITES program is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden to create a voluntary, national rating system and guidelines for sustainable landscapes of all types, with or without buildings. Certification is based on The Sustainable Sites Initiative™: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009.Since 2009, the SITES program, in conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations, has worked to transform land development and management practices with this first national rating system for sustainable landscapes. The guidelines apply to any type of designed landscape, with or without buildings, including shopping malls, streetscapes, subdivisions, corporate and academic campuses, transportation corridors, parks and recreation areas, and single family homes.The U.S. Green Building Council, a stakeholder in the Sustainable Sites Initiative program, anticipates incorporating the SITES guidelines and performance benchmarks into future iterations of its LEED® Green Building Rating System™. While LEED minimizes the carbon footprint, SITES demonstrates how a landscape can actually sequester carbon and regenerate living systems.  Working together these initiatives will further revolutionize sustainable design.last_img read more

Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy Launches at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Pacific Mountain Workforce DevelopmentOn January 12, sixteen transitioning service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) began their 13 week fellowship through the newly launched Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy.  This one of a kind program will provide fellows an opportunity to learn through hands on experience with a corporate leader in the Seattle area, and additionally through 120 hours of in classroom corporate management training at City University of Seattle.“The Fellowship Academy is a first in the nation program for transitioning service personnel.  It represents the very best in collaboration between the military, the public workforce system and corporate America.  The program matches talented individuals with the needs of our businesses.  They previously served our country and now can serve the local economy….triple win!” – Cheryl Fambles, CEO of Pacific Mountain Workforce Development.This Fellowship developed in partnership between Camo2Commerce, a program of Pacific Mountain Workforce Develop, and Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will provide transitioning service members with at least 10 years of leadership experience the opportunity to gain familiarity in the civilian market prior to transitioning.  Each of the Fellows will be hosted by a participating corporate partners – ThyssenKrupp Aerospace NA, Amazon, Starbucks, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Compass Group, Thurston Economic Development Council, TrueBlue, Inc., Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and Williams-Sonoma.“The overarching goal in providing this enhanced educational fellowship opportunity with select industry partners is to provide a transition service that currently does not exist.  The Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy provides educational, networking, training opportunities, and potential employment within a wider array of industries for experienced transitioning service members.” – Justin Constantine, wounded veteran and senior consultant at the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program.Starting this week on JBLM, the 16 service members from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, will be spending four days in the classroom beginning to transition their military leadership skills to what they will need for their next mission of working for corporate America.  Following the first week through the end of the Academy, the Fellows will spend Monday through Wednesday with their host, learning through hands on experience.  They will have the opportunity to not only learn about the company, and refine their networking abilities, but will be working on projects that will hone their skills.  On Thursdays, the Fellows will be back in the classroom gaining additional knowledge that will supplement their learning in areas such as project management, business writing, and other topics necessary for success in their transition.  Fridays will be available for each of the Fellows to continue their service obligations, and efforts needed to transition.  The 13 weeks will culminate with a graduation.Ultimately we believe this experience will enable these Fellows the opportunity to maximize their experience in serving us proudly by learning the skills needed to be successful in transitioning into careers in corporate America.“This project could not be successful without the partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, as they provided much needed expertise that supplements, what Camo2Commerce brings to the table and, of course, the ongoing support from the Command Staff at JBLM, who saw the vision in this project.  Along the way, we have also received support in developing this program from ThyssenKrupp Aerospace, the Washington State Employment Security Department, Combat Power Essentials, Tacoma-Pierce Chamber of Commerce, WorkForce Central and additional funding support from Operation: GoodJobs.” – Sean Murphy, Camo2Commerce Project Director.Additional Information can be found at:  Camo2Commerce.com/heroes/Camo2Commerce: This full service transition program is a U.S. Department of Labor funded pilot project working to integrate the public workforce system into the JBLM transition process.  Working with transitioning service members from JBLM on a one-on-one level, Camo2Commerce has successfully placed over 250 service members into employment.Hiring Our Heroes: Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employmentlast_img read more

Home Instead Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Friendly Business Program Addresses Isolation Among Family…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Home Instead Senior CareThe Home Instead Senior Care® office serving South Puget Sound is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer’s friendly. Through the Alzheimer’s Friendly BusinessSM program, the Home Instead Senior Care office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.In a recent survey of Alzheimer’s caregivers, 74 percent reported that they and their loved ones have become more isolated from the community as a result of the disease. Furthermore, 85 percent reported that they feel a reduced quality of life due to isolation. 1“For many caregivers, the unpredictable nature of the disease can make going out in public with their loved one intimidating,” said Kelly Cavenah, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving South Puget Sound.  “Our research shows that family caregivers might be reluctant to frequent public places because of the behaviors that could be associated with the disease.”According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, the number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to grow to a staggering 75.6 million by 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050.“Given the statistics, most businesses that deal with the public will be serving people with Alzheimer’s and their families,” said Cavenah. “It’s critical that local businesses start working now to build Alzheimer’s friendly communities to better serve their customers with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”Local businesses can work directly with the local Home Instead Senior Care office to coordinate an in-person training. An interactive, online version of the training also is available at AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com. Once the training is successfully completed, businesses will receive a window cling with the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business designation. The designation will be valid for two years.For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program and to access additional resources, please visit www.AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com or call 360-570-0049.1 Home Instead, Inc. surveyed 692 Alzheimer’s family caregivers, including 102 from Canada and 590 from the U.S., who completed an online survey between April 13-23, 2015.last_img read more

Thurston County Surplus Items for Sale on the Web

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersThurston County is holding an online auction for computers, laptops and other electronic equipment starting Monday, June 26 at 9:00 a.m. and ending Monday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. Up for auction are: 92 computer processing units; 67 monitors; 58 laptops; 13 tablets; seven all-in-one computers; five radios; two all-purpose studded mats; and one typewriter.Those interested in viewing the items or bidding should go to the Public Surplus website to register as a bidder. There is no cost to register. Condition of the items vary and are sold on an “as-is and where is” basis.Payment terms are cash, cashier’s check, or certified check made payable to Thurston County. No personal checks can be accepted, exact change required for cash payments.For questions please call Thurston County Central Services at 360-867-2949.last_img read more

The curious case of India’s number 4: Both Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant walked…

first_imgAdvertisement j8lvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5jtzbuyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1z0mn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qzoiWould you ever consider trying this?😱cbeCan your students do this? 🌚cqpvgsRoller skating! Powered by Firework The final T20I of the series between India and South Africa saw the guests easily chase the mere target of 135 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. India were disappointing in their batting as the batsman appeared to be in a rush to hit big which ultimately costed them 9 wickets. Even there was a situation when confused Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant went out at no.4 at the same time.Advertisement The Men in Blues still haven’t found an answer for the crucial no.4 spot. With the T20 World Cup coming up in Australia next year, many players have been trusted to seal the spot. But it looks like that the players themselves are dazed and confused about the matter. And on Sunday it was evident. During the 9th over Virat Kohli was dismissed and Rishabh Pant went out to bat from the dugout, the cameras then showed that Shreyas Iyer was going to bat from the dressing room as well. Both of the players were not sure for their place and skipper Virat Kohli made clear about the confusion during the post-match ceremony.Advertisement “I think there was a miscommunication there, that’s what I understood afterwards. The batting coach [Vikram Rathour] had a word with both of them and there was a misunderstanding of who has to go [in] at what stage of the game. So, it was a bit funny afterwards because they both wanted to walk in. It would have been very funny if both had reached the pitch… three batsmen [would have been] in the field. Yeah, I think it was a miscommunication in the middle.”  Kohli said.“We had it planned according to phases. So, after 10 overs we decided Rishabh would walk in. Before that Shreyas had to walk in. So, I think both of them got confused and didn’t realise who had to walk in at what stage of the game,” he added.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Here is why gold medallist boxer Anant Chopade is working in a farm!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Facebook/TOI/eSakalAdvertisement 8gf9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsall5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2aq7o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1nul4Would you ever consider trying this?😱3efo8aCan your students do this? 🌚8a4v5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has taken sportspersons and athletes away from their natural habitats of tournaments and training grounds to being locked down in their homes. In the meantime, they have been picking up new hobbies, working out indoors or taking to social media to get in touch with their fans. However, Anant Chopade’s story is a bit different. The gold medallist international boxer is spending his lock down days toiling at his 2-acre farm in his home!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Facebook/TOI/eSakalAnant Chopade hails from the village of Sawna, Buldhana District of Maharashtra. The younger Son of Pralhad Chopade, who is a small farmer by profession, is now helping out his father on the field, during his time away from the boxing ring.“I have been working at the farm for more than two months. I have never stayed away from the boxing ring for this long since I made my debut in junior section… boxing action should start soon,” Anant spoke to Times of India.Advertisement The 22 year old pugilist won his gold at the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia last year. Competing in the 52 kg category, he secured a 5-0 victory over Afghanistan’s Rahmani Ramish in the final.In 2018, Anant landed a job in the Indian Railways, the same year when he won a silver in the Nationals. Being a vital member of the national camp since his first bronze all the way back in 2016, the past two months have been the longest Anant has spent with his family, and also, away from the ring.Advertisement The Shiv Chhatrapati honoree had qualified for the national camp trials, which was supposed to be held in March, but faced cancellation on the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. However, Anant is positive of making the cut of the ‘select’ boxers BFI is enlisting for the planned boxing camp in Patiala in the near future.“Nothing is guaranteed, but I’m positive about being called for the camp,” the youngster continued, “all credit goes to my coach in Akola Satish Chandra Bhat. During my early days he nurtured me like his own son. Maharashtra Boxing Association (MBA) secretary Rakesh Tiwari is the other one who always supported me.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Misbah-ul-Haq says Babar Azam close to being in same class as Virat KohliHarbhajan Singh says ‘ready to play’ international after four-year hiatus Advertisementlast_img read more

Little Silver Hurricane Sandy Update

first_img– Public Works continues to remove leaves and brush from around storm drains where possible. They will not reach every storm drain, so where possible please assist by refraining from raking leaves or brush into street, and by pulling back piles where possible. Little Silver is prepared for Sandy’s arrival and has now ordered evacuations in the following areas and provided the following instructions and advice: – Cars may be moved at the owner’s risk to the large Little Silver Train Station parking lot. – Gas stations shall remain closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Local schools and Red Bank Regional are closed Monday and Tuesday – Watch for Two River Alert updates and instructions. – Instructions for contacting JCP&L in the event of a power outage are on the borough’s website. The police department will not have information about power outages. – No one is to be on any public street or place from 9 p.m.to 6 a.m.except as authorized by a designated official. The borough has set up an emergency command post in borough hall, and is in contact with state and county emergency officials. As information becomes available, it will be posted on the website and communicated by the Two River Alert system. – Periodically check the borough website, www.littlesilver.org, which will post alerts and updates, and contains hurricane and storm preparation guidelines. – Recycling pickup has been suspended for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and trash collection has been suspended Monday and Tuesday. – All those living on the following streets must evacuate: Little Silver Point Road, Borden Place, Paag Lane, Paag Circle, Breezy Point, Alwin Terrace, Carriage House Lane, Riveredge Drive, North Riveredge Drive, Sunnylands Court, Edgewood Drive South, Riverview Avenue South, Fairview Avenue, Tinton Place, Holly Drive, Holly Tree Lane, Lippincott Road East, south end of Prospect Avenue, and Seven Bridge Road from Holly Drive to Silverside Avenue.– Emergency and rescue workers may not respond to areas that have been mandatorily evacuated.– Only those in mandatory evacuation areas are eligible to stay at a county shelter, and must proceed to the Red Bank Regional High School gymnasium for prescreening and transportation to the shelter. The prescreening station will open at noon on Monday.– In order to provide safe passage for emergency workers and first responders, all traffic is restricted throughout town from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.– All vehicles left on the street may be towed at the owner’s expense. Please use caution, reach out to neighbors, friends, or others who may need assistance, and obey all signs advising of road closures or other conditions when driving.last_img read more

Selkirk continues to stockpile players, adds Grandview Steelers sniper Kyle Golz

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey team continues to stock pile players for the upcoming B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season as the school inked forward Kyle Golz (Surrey, B.C.) to a commitment letter for the 2012-13 campaign. Golz joins the Saints from the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Grandview Steelers, where he finished the 2011/12 season as the team’s top goal scorer.”Kyle brings experience and character to our line-up,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He has a good shot, good size, and he’s played at a high level. I expect him to adjust quickly to the college game and take advantage of the opportunity to play a significant role for us in his first BCIHL season.”Golz scored 17 goals and totalled 28 points on the season despite missing 12 games to injury, and added 94 penalty minutes.In two-plus PIJHL seasons split between the Steelers and Aldergrove Kodiaks, Golz scored 32 goals and picked up 21 assists in 66 games. The 6-foot-2 centre has also spent time in the WHL and BCHL, having split the 2008/09 season between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Quesnel Millionaires. “I’m looking forward to joining the Saints and becoming a part of a growing hockey program,” says Golz, who describes himself as a skilled, strong skating power forward.”I’m excited because it looks like were going to have a solid team and I know a number of the guys who have been recruited for this season. I’d like to step in, be a top player and help the team win its first BCIHL championship.” Golz is the seventh forward and ninth player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. He joins fellow forwards Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), defenceman Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).last_img read more

Teck Kootenay Cup series opened Sunday at Black Jack Trails near Rossland

first_imgThe race was a Mass Start Free Technique.The second race of the series goes Sunday, January 27 at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails near Apex, 10 kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.This also a Mass Start Free Technique race and Cross Country Canada Rules and Regulations apply.For more information contact Chief of Race – Louise Poole 250-825-9202 or klpoole@shaw.ca or Race Secretary – Tara Robinson 250-505-3526 or tara.robinson1@gmailDeadline to enter is Friday January 25th at 11 p.m. PST. The cross country skiing season is afoot as the Black Jack club near Rossland hosted the first Teck Kootenay Cup series Sunday.The event is a friendly competition run every year between the Nelson Nordic, Black Jack and Kimberley Nordic ski clubs.The race attracts skiers from youth to masters, 50-plus.For complete results go to http://zone4.ca/results.asp?id=5249last_img read more