Hall of Famer Ray Allen discusses his new autobiography in conversation with ABC News

first_imgApril 3, 2018 /Sports News – National Hall of Famer Ray Allen discusses his new autobiography in conversation with ABC News FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News.(NEW YORK) — Former professional basketball player Ray Allen spent nearly two decades playing in the NBA, and over the weekend, it was announced the star shooter was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Allen, who last played in the league in 2014, is part of a 2018 Hall of Fame class that includes former NBA stars Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, and Grant Hill.Allen recently sat down with ABC News to discuss his new autobiography From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love, reflecting on how his youth shaped his career and talking about the things that drove him to work towards a Hall of Fame career.“As a military dependent, you travel all over the world… you had to learn how to fit in,” Allen tells ABC News, discussing his military upbringing and how at times he felt like an “outsider” as a child. “Often times, sports bonded all of us.”His goal, and hope, was always to become a professional basketball player. While he was not surrounded by NBA athletes growing up, he witnessed a lot of missed opportunity: those who had the ability to reach the NBA, but never ended up making it.“There were examples of those in my community of why it didn’t happen for them… ‘Alcohol ruined me. Injuries ruined me.’ So, I was getting all this firsthand knowledge these are the things I need to steer clear of if I want to be successful. I don’t know if I can make it to the NBA, but I wanted to give myself a chance.”A high school basketball star in South Carolina, Allen went on to play the sport at UCONN and get drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He talks about his college experience and NBA career, moving from Milwaukee to Seattle to Boston and Miami, but says there was more the wanted to include:“There was so much. It’s hard to encapsulate everything that I’ve known and everything that I’ve thought of and every person good and bad that has inspired me. After writing this, I thought I could write two books because there was so much.”Allen capped off his career in Miami, winning a championship with the Heat in 2013.His autobiography is now available in stores and online.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Weber State’s Iosua Opeta Invited to NFL Draft Combine

first_imgOpeta also played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl January 19. February 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State’s Iosua Opeta Invited to NFL Draft Combine FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS-Thursday, Weber State offensive lineman Iosua Opeta was invited to the NFL Draft Combine February 26-March 5 at Indianapolis. Brad James Last year, Weber State star cornerback Taron Johnson was invited to the combine and drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. The durable Opeta started all 13 games on the season for the Wildcats and played 50 games in his collegiate career at Weber State.center_img Written by Tags: Buffalo Bills/Iosua Opeta/NFL Draft Combine/NFLPA Collegiate Bowl/Taron Johnson/Weber State Football Opeta, a two-time FCS All-American, is the 14th Wildcat in program history to participate at the NFL Combine and the fourth from the Big Sky Conference this season. Opeta’s workout before scouts and coaches is slated for March 1.last_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Regis In RMAC Quarterfinals Tuesday

first_img Tags: Dixie State basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State, the No. 1 seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament, hosts the No. 8 seed Regis Rangers at Burns Arena as the RMAC Tournament commences.The 22-6 (17-5 in RMAC play) Trailblazers are seeking their first all-time RMAC Tournament title, which would give them an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Tournament.In statements from Dixie State University athletic director Jason Boothe, should the Trailblazers fail to win the conference tournament title, there is no guarantee they would still make the NCAA Tournament field.Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins (568-260, .686 at Dixie State) is in his 16th year at the helm of the Trailblazers’ program.His 22-6 (.786) record this season is his best as the Trailblazers’ head coach by winning percentage.The Trailblazers have been among the more exciting teams in NCAA Division II this season.Dixie State averages 81.3 points per game as the Trailblazers rank 62nd nationally in scoring offense.Trailblazers junior forward/center Hunter Schofield leads Dixie State in scoring (16.3 points per game), rebounding (6.2 boards per game) and total blocked shots (15).Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf (14.5 points per game, team-bests in assists [168] and steals [58]) and junior guard Dason Youngblood (10.6 points per game) also score in double figures on-average this season for Dixie State.Defensively, the Trailblazers surrender 72.9 points per game, ranking them 104th nationally in scoring defense.In his fifth season at the helm of the Regis program, head coach Brady Bergeson is 93-55 (.628).The Rangers score 77.2 points per game, ranking them 133rd nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Christian Little leads Regis in scoring (17 points per game), assists (76) and steals (55).Sophomore forward, Swiss national Toni Rocak, leads the Rangers in rebounding (6.3 boards per game) and blocked shots (15). Rocak also posts 15.3 points per game.Other Rangers to score in double figures on-average include junior guard Brian Dawson (11.9 points per game) and Donald Gipson (10.9 points per game).Regis surrenders 74.4 points per game, ranking the Rangers 139th nationally in scoring defense.The Trailblazers lead Regis 3-1 all-time. Should Dixie State advance past the Rangers, they would host the winner of the Colorado Mesa-UC Colorado Springs game. Written by March 2, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Regis In RMAC Quarterfinals Tuesday Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Vanderburgh County Commission District 1 seat who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img90, of Bayonne, passed away with family by his side on January 21, 2017. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mario was the husband to Heidi (nee: Cerundolo) and father to Virginia Schiavello and her late husband Michael, Mario A. Rosig and wife Ellen, Rose Mary Micallef and husband Richard and John Rosig and wife Diane. Surviving Mario are his 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of any flowers, please make donations in Mario’s memory to The American Heart Association with envelopes provided at the funeral home or with a link found at www.MigliaccioFuneralHome.com. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

Give yourself a challenge at Bakers’ Fair

first_imgDon’t forget to get your entries in by 6 April for the National Association of Master Bakers’ Competitions to be held at Bakers’ Fair Spring, with trophies presented by celebrity Linda Lusardi.Taking place at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday 10 April, the new event for 2011 will play host to competitions available to all bakers consisting of seven classes for bakers and three classes held jointly with the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders.The classes, sponsored by Rank Hovis, include: a celebration cake inspired by the Royal Wedding; hot cross buns; crusty brown rolls; an 800g farmhouse loaf; and cold-eat meat pasties (joint category).For more information or to download an entry form visit www.bakersfair.co.uk.last_img read more

Peace Corps.

first_imgThe University of Georgia has a new partner in education. The Peace Corps and UGAsigned an agreement Aug. 25 to link graduate study with Peace Corps service. The Master’sInternational Program will be conducted through the College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. Only four other universities offer this opportunity in agriculture. It allows master’sdegree students to earn three to 12 academic credits for their Peace Corps service. The new program already has its first student. Leslie Marbury of Leesburg, Ga., amaster’s candidate in agricultural economics, will spend two years in Ghana. She will workwith a UGA research project studying hunger. Marbury has completed her first year ofgraduate course work. Photo: Janet Rodekohr Leslie Marbury, firstÿ Master’s International student at UGA Photo: Janet Rodekohrcenter_img Peace Corps Director Charles Baquet III “Many countries have the resources for satisfying hunger but for the distractionof the leadership of these countries,” said Charles Baguet III, Peace Corps director.”They don’t see the resources. Peace Corps volunteers get to situations like this andsee what’s out there. They could be naive enough and courageous enough to make it better.”This institution (UGA) is founded to educate,” Baquet said. “The PeaceCorps is continuing education. We feel confident receiving your graduates and giving themback to you as professionals.”Karen Holbrook, UGA Provost, agreed. “This is an important partnership between theUniversity of Georgia and the Peace Corps,” she said. “This is how we preparestudents for the future. We provide them with sound academic building materials anddevelop citizen scholars.”For more information on the Master’s International Program inAgriculture, call the UGA Office of InternationalAgriculture at (706) 542-7803.last_img read more

5 men who were trapped in a cave in Virginia have been rescued

first_imgCyclops Cave is on private property and the group did not have permission to enter. The men were found about 120 feet deep in the cave and were not carrying proper climbing gear. On Sunday, a group of men stuck in Cyclops Cave in southwest Virginia were safely rescued. Six men, ages 22 to 59-years-old, entered the cave on Friday with the intention to camp. The men became trapped in the cave when heavy rains made it difficult for them to escape. The youngest of the group was eventually able to exit the cave, alerting authorities to his brother, father, uncle, and two friends that were still trapped in the cave. The five men rescued were all taken to the hospital for suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion. last_img read more

7 things to keep in mind for your next leadership development program

first_img 59SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Management ≠ Leadership – In fact leadership is fundamentally different from management. It means both managing tasks, but also know how to behave and engage those around you. The worst mistake that can be made is thinking that a manager is automatically a leader when they have yet to prove as such.There is no universal program – I catch myself saying, “there is no one size fits all,” on a all to regular basis about a number of different things. Doesn’t matter what it is, you show me a rule, and I will show you an exception. When that exception may be something as valuable as your staff, you can’t afford not to customize your approach because all initiatives that assume the same group of skills or style of leadership are appropriate regardless of strategy, organizational culture, or industry ultimately fails due to a complete lack of context.A shift in mindset is crucial – Nobody likes training. Even the word seems to have a negative connotation surrounding it. Luckily, this shouldn’t be a training which implies teaching skills not yet known, it is developing upon the existing qualities of leadership everyone naturally has within them.Have a plan to quantify a good leader – Being a leader is an achievement that everyone should strive for, but unlike gaining a new certification, there is no real definition for successfully become one. You need to establish a way to identify the type of leadership qualities your credit union needs so that you can find who exhibits them and move forward.Move away from goals and objectives – A workday if full task that need to be done. Unfortunately more often then not, management explains what needs to be done, and how to get it done. That does not promote leadership, it advocates a follower mentality. Instead let leaders find their own way by getting them to understand the reason behind why the company does something. Once they understand the purpose, explain the values that need to be upheld while THEY develop a solution.Anyone can be a leader – Remember that management and leadership are not the same. Leadership means having the ability to persuade and motivate peers without the formal authority of direct line management. Whatever development process that you create should be open to anyone and everyone who wants to become a better leader.It is worth it – Everyone in the financial industry understands money, what investing and saving can do for someone or a business. Nothing is more exciting than getting a huge ROI, and there is nothing better to invest in than the people around you.last_img read more

This week: NAFCU advocacy underway as Congress returns

first_img continue reading » The House and Senate return to session this week following the midterm elections and have a number of items to address during the lame duck session. NAFCU’s award-winning advocacy team will be on Capitol Hill engaging with lawmakers and working to advance credit union priorities before the end of the year.NAFCU is pushing for relief under the Bank Secrecy Act, data security and NCUA’s risk-based capital (RBC) rule before the year’s end. NAFCU will also be engaged as the Senate is expected to take up a number of pending nominations, which could include Kathy Kraninger to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Rodney Hood’s nomination to serve on the NCUA Board has yet to be taken up by the Senate Banking Committee.Congress must also finish work on government spending, including the financial services and general government (FSGG) appropriations measure, and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires Nov. 30. NAFCU has heavily advocated for full funding for the NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF) and Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, which is included in the Senate-passed version of the bill. Both Senate- and House-passed bills include full funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) and 504 loan programs, which are used by credit unions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more