Greg Paulus’ unconventional road after Duke leads him to head coaching job at Niagara

first_imgGreg Paulus became a Division I head coach through an unconventional path, and not just because he played both point guard at Duke and quarterback at Syracuse.At 33, Paulus was named head coach of the Niagara Purple Eagles. There no longer is an “interim” attached to his name, and he was presented with a multi-year contract to run the school’s men’s basketball program. At the most, he’s an appealing personality who has learned from two of the best coaches in the modern game. He played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, appearing in 139 games and starting 100, scoring 1,193 points and compiling 468 assists. He coached for four seasons under Matta, who has sent such former assistants as Sean Miller, Archie Miller, John Groce, Jeff Boals and Alan Major on to head coaching jobs.In between, he appeared as a quarterback for Syracuse as a grad transfer, appearing in 12 games and passing for more than 2,000 yards.Paulus called it “an honor” and a privilege to be taking over the Niagara program. The Eagles have had only one winning season since Joe Mihalich left to coach Hofstra in 2013, but they made two NCAA Tournament appearances and had four 20-win seasons during his tenure, which began in 1998-99. “Since his first day on campus, Greg has exhibited a high level of professionalism and dedication to our student-athletes,” athletic director Simon Gray said in the school’s release.  “His leadership abilities have only strengthened in the past weeks and he has impressed throughout our evaluation of him as our next head coach.  I have had the privilege of talking with his extensive network and appreciate the praise for his character, work ethic, and knowledge of the game.”Greg has proven to be an effective recruiter and positive presence on campus and in the community.”COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEASON PREVIEWSporting News’ 2019-20 college basketball preseason All-AmericansPaulus became the interim coach when Patrick Beilein resigned Oct. 24 for personal reasons. It was the second time in 29 months that a staff of which Paulus was a member experienced a major offseason disruption. The previous one occurred in June 2017, when Ohio State and coach Thad Matta mutually agreed he would leave the program. That put Paulus out of a job less than a month after his wedding.He then spent a year as an assistant under interim Louisville coach David Padgett, stepping in to help the Cardinals negotiate the aftermath of Rick Pitino’s dismissal in 2017-18. He moved on to work at George Washington, but he arrived too late to help Maurice Joseph avoid dismissal in March, following a 9-24 season.And now Paulus is the guy in charge at Niagara. At the very least, he has some interesting life lessons to teach.last_img read more

Former Raider Neiron Ball is dead at 27

first_imgNeiron Ball, a former Raiders linebacker who has been in a coma since December of 2018 as the result of a rare congenital brain condition, has died, the family announced.“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Neiron Ball on September 10, 2019 at 4:15 am. The Ball family is forever grateful for the prayers, donations, and immense support of Neiron and his recovery. Neiron was a very special and loving … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicelast_img

Sex and Gender Cannot Be Separated

first_imgA study of male children born with a rare birth defect called cloacal exstrophy demonstrates that sexual identity is biologically determined, not a result of upbringing.  The report in Science Now shows that most of the boys identified themselves as male early on, even though unaware of their condition and “raised as girls” under doctor’s advice.  Mary Beckman ends the article:The work is “another nail in the coffin” of the idea that gender identity is determined by the environment in which children grow up, says endocrinologist Daniel Federman of Harvard Medical School in Boston.  He says the finding lends support to current thinking that aspects of gender identity are set up during intrauterine development.Her article is called, “Once a male, always a male.”  The study by Reiner and Gearhart is in the 22 January issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.To be happiest, be what you were created to be.  Don’t blame God or bad science for your problems.    There is another identity we all have, male and female, that cannot be extinguished by coercion, environment, or misdirection: we are creatures made in the image of God, and our hearts are not at rest till they find rest in Him.(Visited 61 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Should Elephants and Lions Be Reintroduced to North America?

first_imgBelieve it or not, some scientists think large mammals that existed in North America in prehistoric times should be brought back.  This is called “rewilding,” in hopes of healing some of the ecological disruption caused when early humans “played a significant role in their demise 13,000 years ago.”  A dozen scientists provided a detailed proposal for the restoration of North American megafauna, reported EurekAlert. Starting with giant tortoises and wild horses, then moving toward lions and elephants, the authors provide a number of case studies for “Pleistocene Rewilding” and argue such introductions would contribute biological, economic, and cultural benefits to North America.  The authors acknowledge that there are substantial risks and challenges; the risks of inaction may be even greater, however, including the continued global loss of megafauna.Those risks and challenges were recently highlighted in a news story on Fox News.  In Kenya last Monday, a British tourist was trampled by an elephant on his honeymoon.  (That was the man’s honeymoon, incidentally, not the elephant’s.)Let’s think this through in evolutionary terms.  After all, evolutionists must be consistent.  Since evolution is what evolution does, the early human inhabitants of North America merely showed their fitness after the emergence of evolutionary innovations such as spears and knives.  Since many species have gone extinct, why should we weep over the loss of a few more?  And what would be the impact on today’s native megafauna (mountain lions, bison, bears) with the introduction of new, larger competitors?    If the insinuation in this story is that our forebears did something bad by killing them off, and therefore we need to perform penance to rectify past mistakes, then the argument switches to moral philosophy.  Since there are no morals in Darwinism, this is really a synonym for theology.  Let the evolutionists repent and be converted, then we could have an interesting discussion on stewardship of the environment – but not until.  After all, evolutionists must be consistent.    But then, why must evolutionists be consistent?  Consistency is a virtue, and there are no virtues in Darwinism.  In their world view, they could play any intellectual game to get what they desire.  The only acceptable compromise in a pluralistic society would be to give them their own territory for their experiments.  Put the Darwinists in the same pen with the lions and elephants, and let them play survival of the fittest to their heart’s content.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

How Stem Cell Reporting Can Blur Ethics

first_img“The potential of stem-cell technologies to revolutionize medical care is causing great excitement among biologists and the general public,” Nature reported Nov 30.1  “ Recent studies on embryonic and adult stem cells, coupled with advances in our understanding of how they can be coaxed into forming particular cell types and tissues, have improved the prospects for addressing a host of untreatable diseases.”    After such a positive introduction, one would think there would follow examples of cures from both embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.  The only example reported, however, was a case of adult stem cell research – a dramatic one, at that.  A team led by Giulio Cossu found that an infusion of adult stem cells into the blood stream might lead to a cure for muscular dystrophy.  In the article, Jeffrey Chamberlain mentioned stem cells many times, but treated the embryonic and adult types interchangeably.1Jeffrey S. Chamberlain, “News and Views: Stem-cell biology: A move in the right direction,” Nature 444, 552-553 (30 November 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05406.This is a huge and glaring ethical omission in reporting.  Not all stem cells are created equal.  The culturing and use of embryonic stem cells has enormous ethical problems, while adult stem cells have none.  Adult stem cells also have an impressive track record of actual health benefits, whereas embryonic stem cells have nothing but hope and hype.    Christians, conservatives and most anti-Darwinists have serious concerns about the use of embryonic stem cells.  The Darwinists know this and harp on how “people of faith” are standing in their way of doing whatever they want with human life.  They want America and Europe to be like China and Korea where there are fewer concerns about human rights, lest we fall behind in the golden dream of riches and rewards for unknown benefits that might arise from the use of human embryos.  Part of the propaganda war is seen right here – a fallacy of equivocation between two very different concepts that happen to share two words out of three, “stem cells.”  As in the case of American foreign policy vs Iranian foreign policy, the leading word adult vs embryonic makes all the difference.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

‘Africa is the next large growth region for the world’ – says Goldman Sachs

first_imgTsabeng Nthite – “Transformation and innovation is the name of the game and that is what inspires me about South Africa and the African continent,” says Goldman Sachs Partner MD, Head of Investment Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa – Mr Colin Coleman.Coleman shared his insights on what makes South Africa an attractive investment destination during his interview with Brand South Africa for the CEOs Know campaign.Inspired by the need to build a positive reputation for South Africa, Brand South Africa – in collaboration with Business Leadership South Africa launched the CEOs Know campaign to position South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign features various CEO’s from multinational corporations based in South Africa, who share insights behind their continued investment into South Africa.The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.The South African Governments Invest SA initiative which formalised a relationship with the World Bank to improve the country’s ease of doing business, coupled with dynamic and stable economy, solid economic fundamentals, prudent fiscal management and monetary policies are distinguishing factors that make South Africa an ideal investment location – said Coleman.A recent assessment by Goldman Sachs indicates that South Africa is part of the “next big emerging market story” of 2018. It notes that the growth cycle is picking up after an earlier downturn in investment growth. It says that improved confidence is likely to lead to a better outlook for growth and investment.This is confirmed by the South African Economic Update released this month by the World Bank. While the economy’s performance is improving, it notes that higher growth will require ambitious structural policies. It estimates that a successful conclusion of the Mining Charter deliberations, for example, could increase investment in the sector by 25 percent.“South Africa is the hot emerging market for 2018 because it stands out in the post transition of the Presidency to Cyril Ramaphosa as an environment which offers opportunity. This political change together with the President’s economic policy , give a clear roadmap as to where South Africa is going,” said Coleman.President Ramaphosa recently announced that a central priority for government this year is to encourage significant new investment in our economy. Investment is necessary for the growth of our economy and the creation of jobs on a scale that will significantly reduce current levels of unemployment.Coleman noted that South Africa’s modern market environment has seen South African companies venturing into the African continent to expand operations and has also afforded global corporates the opportunity to establish their business in South Africa.“We at Goldman Sachs see South Africa as a base for out African business and so do many other multinationals – and this is attributed to sound institutional framework built on the foundation of a Constitutional Democracy, sound regulatory framework as well as commercial and legal practices, which are line with those in the rest of the developed world.“All of these attributes position the country positively and it is through the independence of institutions that the nation will be able to maintain business confidence,” added Coleman.last_img read more

Ohio FFA Convention photo gallery

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Danielle Hannan from Liberty Union entertained the crowd with her performance. Ohio’s top chapters were recognized Lamarr Wobble inspired the crowd/ Maggie Hovermale, VP at large Honorary State Degree recipients were recognized Clinton Liming, Felicity-Franklin, is the Star in Agricultural Placement; Hayden Davis, Ridgewood, is the Star in Agribusiness; Jacob Dennis, Pettisville, is the Star in Agriscience; and Nole Gerfen, Ridgemont, is the Star Farmer. Chase Cummings from the Waynesfield Goshen entertained the crowd with Ryan Matthews, VP at large Keynote speaker Matt Rush talked about the viability of U.S. agriculture. Sentinel Johnathon Cottingham Meredith Oglesby The Ohio FFA raised nearly $70,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Evan Smith, State Treasurer Sarah Hoog, Tessa Bowling and Emily Kanney were recognized as scholarship winners State Secretary Josie Montoney President Mary Buehler prepares to announce the new officer candidates Amberley Snyder was the keynote speaker. She shared about her experiences in a wheelchair. Milan Pozderac, from Fredericktown, volunteered onstage to complete an obstacle course in a wheelchair. Sammy Hawkins from the National Trail-MVCTC FFA performed a song for the crowd. The new officer candidates were announced. The new officer candidates were announced. A volunteer plays “What’s in the bag?” A volunteer plays, “What’s in the bag?” after drawing a pink scarf. Ridgemont students prepare for their proficiency interviews. Ryan Matthews The top reporters in the state were recognized. The top treasurers in the state were recognized.. The top secretaries in the state were recognized. Johnathon Cottingim CDE winners were recognized Student reporter Kolt Buchenroth is ready for Session 5! Agriscience Fair winners were recognized Agriscience Fair winners were recognized National FFA Secretary Victoria Harris Josie Montoney thanks her parents Ryan Matthews Mary Buehler’s sibling introduced her prior to her retiring address. Throughout convention Mary Buehler had FFA members hand out these cards, starting with just a few, but eventually they reached most of the crowd in attendance. Mary Buehler Mary Buehler talked about the inner “like” button. It was emotional time for the retiring state officers. Macey Butchko from Firelands wowed the crowd with her vocal performance. Danielle Hannan from Liberty Union sang for the crowd. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees. More than 900 Ohio FFA members got their State Degrees.last_img read more

Ray Parks scores 29, Blackwater rips NLEX

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “I just have to commend the boys for playing tremendous basketball tonight,” said Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan, who now enjoys the view from atop the midseason ladder with a 5-1 record. Import Alex Stepheson had 21 points and 17 rebounds, while Allein Maliksi tossed in 21 and Mac Belo chipped in 14 off the bench to help the Elite forge a groove going into their next match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We wanted to take care of business tonight and we don’t want to stay on Cloud Nine after those four wins that we’ve had,” Dimaunahan said.“We’ve had a big lead and it goes to show that we’re really having fun playing with each other.  I think we’ve got 29 assists today and that is a testament to our players’ effort to look for the open man,” he added. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Blackwater doubled down on its hot start to the conference after making mincemeat of NLEX, 132-106, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at the Ynares Center here.Rookie Ray Parks Jr. logged a new career-best, scoring with 29 points to lead the Elite’s masterful showing that added to the misery of the leader-less Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Import Tony Mitchell scored 27 and collected 11 boards for the Road Warriors, while Veteran Cyrus Baguio and Juami Tiongson had 19 and 15 respectively in the losing effort.The win primes the Elite for a showdown against powerhouse San Miguel which they face Friday next week at Mall of Asia Arena.NLEX continued to slide without its head coach Yeng Guiao, who is currently on a cruise vacation. He is expected to rejoin NLEX when it faces Magnolia also on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Warriors’ hopes hinge on Kevin Durant coming back Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: I am a fast bowler, not medium pacer, says annoyed Russell

first_img“I am a fast bowler,” thundered West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell Friday, reminding all who are only in awe of his incredible power-hitting.Russell returned with figures of 2/4 in West Indies’ seven-wicket thrashing of Pakistan at the Trent Bridge, starting their campaign in the World Cup on a high note.”A lot of people have been saying I’m in the team as a big-hitting batter but they don’t remember I’m a fast bowler,” said Russell after the match.”I think they underestimate me. I’ve been jealous in the past couple of years because people have me down as a medium-pacer. When I see ‘Andre Russell’ come up on the big screen and I see ‘medium-pacer’, I’m like, who are they talking to?’.”Actually, I’m annoyed. Who’s responsible for that stuff should change medium-pacer to fast.”Russell lit up the Indian Premier League with a flurry of of fours and sixes, the incredible hitting drowning the fact that he can also bowl fast.”At the end of the day I’ve showed them I can bowl 90mph. I think they should put some respect by my name. Today, when you turn up and see a (bouncy) pitch like that, it gives you a vibe to bowl fast, an energy to bowl fast.”Russell is confident he will be fit for the side’s second match against Australia on June 6, despite limping heavily after his match-turning spell in the thumping win.”I’ve been playing for years with these knee injuries,” Russell said after the match.advertisement”And sometimes it feels worse than some days but, at the end of the day, I’m a professional. I know what to do to get back. I think I have five days before the next game so that is more than enough time to get my knee back to normal and get it settled.”Let’s just see what happens. I have a good physio team, massage team, hereso they’re going to be working with me closely for the next couple of days,” Russell said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 organisers to refund fans stuck in queues during West Indies vs Pakistan gameAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed wants to forget Pakistan’s bad opening dayAlso Seelast_img read more