Heavy caseloads for CFY workers

first_imgRadio NZ News 12 July 2013Child, Youth and Family says its staff are not leaving in droves despite a high workload.The welfare agency says notifications have quadrupled in the past eight years to over 150,000 per year and it has taken on 250 more social workers to cope.After complaints from frontline staff, Child Youth and Family will conduct a review of case numbers for social workers. It says an ideal average is between eight and 18, depending on their complexity and the person’s experience.CYF deputy chief executive Bernadine MacKenzie says 80% of her staff have more than two years’ experience, with an average of seven- and-a-half years.“I’m really proud of my staff and what they do, they do an exceptional job. It’s never easy to get experienced workers and to get the right people in this job – it’s a tough job. So obviously recruitment is pretty crucial to us. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/214287/heavy-caseloads-for-cfy-workerslast_img read more

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HIV Response Unit: By 2030, No One Should Die of AIDS

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! 46 Views   no discussionscenter_img LifestyleLocalNews HIV Response Unit: By 2030, No One Should Die of AIDS by: – December 20, 2019 Tweet                                 Lester Guye, National HIV/AIDS Response UnitThe HIV/AIDS Response Unit says it is taking very seriously its mandate to eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030.The United Nations 2016 Political Declaration calls on the world to achieve specific goals in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Those goals are to reduce new HIV infections to fewer than 500 000 globally; to reduce AIDS-related deaths to fewer than 500 000 globally and to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination- all by the year, 2020.Acting Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS Response Unit, Lester Guye details, “By 2020, the world should be at the 90/90/90 level.”He explained that, “90% of people in the country who are HIV positive should know their status. Out of that percentage, 90% of them should be on anti-retroviral medication and out of that group, 90% of them should be virally-supressed.“That is also a prevention method. It means that once you are in care and virally-supressed, even if you are sexually-active and a condom should break or you decide to take a chance with your partner, the possibility of transmitting the disease is extremely low.’Guye hopes that “by 2030, which is a decade from now, no one should be dying of AIDS.”He says in 2030, if the goals are met, the virus may still exist but no death should result.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img— Prized shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. wore a facemask throughout the reboot of spring training for the San Diego Padres, who reported that outfielder Tommy Pham tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic. Pham will be able to return when he clears the protocol. Pham was obtained in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay in exchange for outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Tatis and outfielder Franchy Cordero appeared to be the only players who wore a mask through the whole workout at Petco Park. _The Cincinnati Reds resumed with a familiar scene: hitters slapping batting-practice pitches around Great American Ball Park while a mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated. It looked and sounded like baseball but felt very different in many ways. Manager David Bell hadn’t slept well the last few days, anxious over how to hit a restart button on a shortened season while keeping players safe from COVID-19. Outfielder Nick Senzel is worried about whether major league players will be cautious when they go out in public, so not to catch and spread the coronavirus.— Carlos Carrasco is making another comeback. The popular Indians pitcher is eager to get back on the mound after missing most of last season while battling leukemia. The 33-year-old is in remission but he’s at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Carrasco has the blessing of the team’s medical staff to play as baseball resumes, and he’s thankful his teammates will look out for him. Carrasco spent the months since baseball was paused by working out at his home in Florida. He even installed a mound near his front yard so he could throw.— Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being quarantined from his teammates and has only had “very mild symptoms” at this point. He will have to twice test negative before he’s permitted to re-join the ballclub.— Most of the Los Angeles Dodgers were masked men when they gathered to restart spring training. Players arrived and departed Dodger Stadium at staggered times. They worked in groups divided between pitchers and position players while maintaining a safe distance. Clayton Kershaw says he trusts his teammates to take precautions when they’re away from the ballpark in order to complete the shortened 60-game season. Testing has shown an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California. -Mets’ Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom ran sprints by himself in shallow right field and then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound. No hugs or handshakes or good-natured ribbing with teammates close by — because there weren’t any. Players kept a safe distance even while simply walking across the diamond at Citi Field, adapted from home ballpark to spring training site as the Mets prepare for opening day in three weeks. Welcome to Major League Baseball in the age of the coronavirus.— The Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp trying to figure out how to get pitchers ready in just three weeks. One way the Mariners hope to combat worries about putting strain on pitchers’ arms is by going with a six-man rotation for the full 60-game season. The Mariners most likely already have the six starters set between Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Kendall Graveman, Justus Sheffield, Justin Dunn and Taijuan Walker. They may end up averaging just one start per week during the shortened season. — A top Canadian government health official says the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t guaranteed to get an exemption for the regular season. The Blue Jays got one to hold training camp in Toronto this week. But the regular season will require players to frequently travel back and forth between the United States. The official noted that a lot of American states that have teams are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. — The Chicago Cubs were glad to be back on the field. . New manager David Ross said he felt like a “12-year-old thinking about baseball” and how much he missed it. With the season cut from 162 games to 60, the Cubs are gearing up for a sprint they hope ends in the playoffs after missing out for the first time since 2014. Chicago went from 95 wins in 2018 to 84 last season and finished behind St. Louis and Milwaukee in the NL Central. The Cubs kept their roster largely intact. But they made one big change when they hired Ross to replace Joe Maddon. — Baseball’s return to Comerica Park meant Michael Fulmer was back on the mound in Detroit. The right-hander had Tommy John surgery and missed the whole 2019 season. He said this was his first time throwing off the game mound at Comerica Park in about a year and a half. Associated Press The club said it plans to review a nickname it has had since 1905. In 2018, the Indians removed their Chief Wahoo logo from caps and jersey worn by the team. The red-faced mascot, however, remains on some team merchandise.The move mirrors one made by the NFL’s Washington Redskins, who Friday said they are embarking on a “thorough review” of their name. FedEx on Thursday called for the Redskins to change their name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. In other NFL news: — A person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press the NFL plans to consider the NFL Players Association’s recommendation to cancel the preseason though the league prefers to cut the schedule in half. The NFL decided Wednesday to cut its preseason from four games to two. The union’s board of player representatives voted Thursday to ask the league to cancel the entire preseason schedule, according to two people who were part of that conversation. The four people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league and the union haven’t reached an agreement. Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in DetroitDETROIT (AP)— Bryson DeChambeau chose to compete in the Rocket Mortgage Classic while many of the PGA Tour’s top players skipped the tournament in Detroit. He’s aiming to take full advantage of the relatively weak field and course. DeChambeau had four birdies on his back nine Friday to close with a 5-under 67, giving him a share of the lead among the early starters in the second round. Matthew Wolff, Seamus Power and Mark Hubbard also were in front at 11-under 133 after the first wave of players finished their second round.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VIRUS OUTBREAK CANCELATIONSNavy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellationsUNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule. -The Green Bay Packers are optimistic they will have fans at Lambeau Field this season, but they note that seating capacity would be cut significantly and spectators must wear face coverings. The NFL club acknowledges the “possibility that Lambeau Field will be unable to host fans for games this season” because of the pandemic. Training camps across the league are to begin in mid-July.-A person familiar with the request says agent Drew Rosenhaus has asked the Cleveland Browns to trade tight end and former first-round draft pick David Njoku. The person who spoke on condition of anonymity says the Browns have no plans to move Njoku. Rosenhaus told ESPN that “it is in David’s best interest to find a new team at this time.” Njoku has caught 93 passes and scored nine touchdowns in three seasons.MLB NEWSMLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. Milwaukee owned the NBA’s best record at 53-12 and the Lakers were No. 1 in the West at 49-14 when the pandemic halted play in mid-March. In other NBA news:— Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus and that prompted many to blame him for the league’s shutdown in response to the pandemic. Plenty of eyes will be on Gobert when the NBA season takes a giant step toward returning by having teams gather at the Disney complex in Central Florida over the next few days. — Plenty of aches and pains around the NBA have healed in the almost-four-month span since the league had to suspend its season because of the pandemic. That means the 22 teams that will be arriving at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida next week should be coming in with mostly healthy rosters. Keeping players healthy once they get to Disney will be another challenge, as workloads ramp up quickly for the July 30 resumption of games. But at least at the start of camps, rosters will be deeper than they were when the league shut down on March 11.— A person with knowledge of the situation says that the Miami Heat have closed their training facility after a second player tested positive for coronavirus. The Heat will have players at the arena over the coming days to satisfy their NBA-mandated testing requirements but will not reopen the gym for individual workouts before leaving for the Disney complex near Orlando on Wednesday. The second player’s identity was not released by the team. Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus last week. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL NEWSRedskins, Indians to review nicknames amid race debateWASHINGTON (AP) — -The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality. The game scheduled for July 14 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home of the Braves since 2017. The pandemic had already delayed opening day from March 26 to July 23 or 24. This will be the first time since 1945 that no game will be held. Travel restrictions because of World War II kept the game scheduled for Boston’s Fenway Park from taking place that year. It was pushed back to the next season. In other MLB news:— The Washington Nationals showed up to training camp hoping to follow manager Dave Martinez’s mantra on the way to winning the World Series: go 1-0 every day. Baseball’s defending champions got camp underway with 57 healthy bodies and a 2020 first-round pick on the way. Martinez learned depth catcher Welington Castillo was joining Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross in opting out of the 60-game major league season. But aces Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked sharp on the first day of workouts, and there’s plenty of hope ahead as long as the Nationals can remember all the protocols in place. July 4, 2020 — Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech missed the start of the team’s summer camp due to a personal matter. General manager Rick Hahn said he doesn’t have a timeline for the return of the 24-year-old right-hander. Kopech is coming back from Tommy John surgery in September 2018. He hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring training appearance.NBA RESTART-TOP SEEDSBucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action. While other teams will be fighting for a postseason berth or playoff seedings when they play the final eight regular season games in Florida, the Lakers and Bucks will be looking to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus and staying as healthy as possible. Update on the latest sports Athletic director Mike Holder says it was Gundy’s idea to take a $1 million pay cut and shorten his contract by a year. The rollover deal now covers four years instead of five. Two weeks ago, Chuba Hubbard lashed out at Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting One America News Network.F1-HAMILTONHamilton picks up where he left off on 1st day of F1 seasonSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton has picked up where he left off on the first day of the Formula One season, by setting the fastest times in the first two practices for the Austrian Grand Prix. The previous time Hamilton drove competitively was on Dec. 1 when he dominanted and won last season’s finale at the Abu Dhabi GP. He had already secured a sixth title to move one behind Michael Schumacher’s F1 record. Seven months later, including a four-month suspension because of the pandemic, Hamilton looks typically assured. The British driver twice finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas while rival Ferrari lacked speed. The Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy is the latest game to be canceled. Navy is seeking to fill the date with another opponent. Several other games have already been wiped from the schedule. Those include the Southern-Tennessee State game in Detroit on Sept. 5 and the annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis on Sept. 12, featuring Jackson State versus Tennessee State.RACIAL INJUSTICE-OKLAHOMA STATEOklahoma State’s Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flapSTILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has taken a hit financially as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star running back for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel. — New Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is busy on and off the field this week. Cole and his wife, Amy, celebrated the birth of their first child on Tuesday. Cole has been working out at Yankee Stadium. After a near-miss in the World Series last year with Houston, the All-Star right-hander is hoping to help pitch the Yankees to their first championship since 2009. He signed to a $324 million, nine-year contract that set a record as the highest for a pitcher. Cole says the delay caused by the pandemic might benefit the Yankees because it allowed many to heal. The Yankees open on July 23 at Washington.— Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout participated in the Los Angeles Angels’ first workout of summer camp, but says he hasn’t made a final decision on playing this year. Trout and wife Jessica are expecting the couple’s first child in August. The outfielder said his mindset is to play in the virus-delayed season, but a lot will hinge on how he feels the next couple weeks. The three-time AL MVP continues to have discussions with general manager Billy Eppler and manager Joe Maddon. Trout wore an N-95 mask throughout the two-hour workout at Angel Stadium on Friday. Trout did leave open the possibility of possibly not playing until the baby arrives.—Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell reported for work after all. The 27-year-old Snell made headlines in May when he said he opposed the idea of players taking further pay reductions to start the season during a pandemic. But he says it wasn’t difficult to start playing again after the players’ agreement with Major League Baseball included their full pro-rated salaries. Snell says most of what he said in May was “correct.”— Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels is feeling good as a long layoff has helped him recover from a sore left shoulder. Hamels hopes he’ll be ready for the start of the 60-game season i less than three weeks. He says he is interested in logging quality innings, even if he’s not able to pitch deep into games. The Braves opened their summer training at newly renamed Truist Park. A sore left shoulder could have forced Hamels to miss two months if the season started on time. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic ended spring training in mid-March and allowed Hamels to have a more relaxed approach to his rehabilitation.— The Texas Rangers have opened their summer camp in their new home. Their first official workout in their new stadium with a retractable roof came three weeks before they expect to finally play a game there. Left-hander Brett Martin was away from the team after he tested positive for COVID-19 during intake testing this week. Martin was already at higher risk because he has Type 1 diabetes. The pitcher had some mild symptoms with congestion and fatigue. — The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said Friday in a statement that the timing of the league’s restart and Oladipo’s lack of 5-on-5 activity makes it difficult for the guard to commit to play “at the high level he expects with regards to further injury.” NASCAR-JIMMIE JOHNSONJimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virusINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. The seven-time champion will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. He will be sidelined and miss testing an Indy car on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week. Johnson had talked about the test and the possibility of running the Indianapolis 500. Hours later, he said he had tested positive for the coronavirus. GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC Elsewhere in F1 Racing: — Rival teams still want answers about whether Ferrari’s engine last season was legal or not, after an investigation was closed following a private settlement with governing body FIA. Questions were raised as to whether Ferrari’s fuel-flow exceeded its maximum permitted amount of 100 kilograms per hour. Teams argued that this may have been a key reason for Ferrari’s notably superior speed on long straights and its remarkable run of six straight pole positions. The FIA is now prepared to share its conclusions but needs Ferrari’s permission and the Italian manufacturer is refusing.last_img read more

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Hazard Not Feeling Like a ‘Galactico’

first_img“I’m not a Galactico yet. I have to show that I can be one,” said Hazard.“We all know the history of the number seven shirt at this club and I want to show I can be the best in the world. I want to give my all, not just in matches but in training too.”Hazard, who cost an initial £89m, could start Real Madrid’s Champions League group-stage clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday having played 70 minutes in their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.That defeat leaves Real bottom of Group A and they are looking to avoid three successive Champions League defeats for the first time in their history.“I can do better, I’m critical of myself as well, but working every day we will change things,” said Hazard.“Not everything is perfect but we’re first in La Liga, we lost in Paris, maybe I was set back because of the injury but now I’m at 100% and hope to give my all in the coming games.”Hazard’s debut for the club was delayed after he picked up a thigh injury the day before the start of the season but the ex-Chelsea star says he “just needs to score goals” now.“When I start to score and get some good performances, everything will be easier. I’m missing a goal or assist to start to turn things around,” he added.Manager Zinedine Zidane backed Hazard to improve, saying: “I know he will triumph here but the important thing is to be calm and back him. I know how it works, I was worse when I arrived in Italy. There, I took three months (to hit form), at Madrid a bit less.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Eden Hazard has said that he does not feel like a ‘Galactico’ yet following a summer move from Chelsea which could exceed £150m in value.The Real Madrid forward, 28, has started three games in La Liga but is yet to record a goal or an assist.The Belgian has inherited all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo’s number seven shirt and is widely regarded as his replacement for the 2019-20 season.last_img read more

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Weekend full of treats for UW faithful

first_imgRemember two weekends ago when Minnesota was in town, and the men’s hockey championship banner dropped? It was a big weekend for UW sports, wasn’t it?You had the football game, where Wisconsin welcomed rival Minnesota to join the party, setting up a fascinating game for students, alumni and fans of all ages to enjoy as Homecoming week came to a close. As it happened, the Badgers continued on to what looks to be another promising season, toying with the Golden Gophers in a 48-12 victory.Then, you had the Homecoming for Wisconsin’s volleyball team, which was sent reeling after a tough road trip that included a collapse to Ohio State and a pummeling at the hands of No. 2 Penn State.The Badgers were desperate for a rebound — and with senior leader Maria Carlini out with a foot injury — came back in full-speed-ahead fashion, disposing of No. 9 Purdue and Indiana in three games each, the latter game in front of a colossal 7,064 fans at the Field House.The weekend would not have been nearly as great as it was without the men’s hockey team’s grand return to the Kohl Center, UW’s first home game since clinching the program’s sixth national championship last April. After electrifying the crowd with a montage of last season’s highlights, capped by fireworks and the revealing of the championship banner, the Badgers split games with WCHA foe North Dakota.As good as the weekend of Oct. 13-15 was, it won’t even qualify as the best two-day period of UW sports in October. For my money, give me Halloween weekend.In between the ghosts and the goblins, the mass public drunkenness, and the city’s surefire failure to take Halloween away from UW students, there’s going to be some great, great competition going on in Madison.Let’s start with today. The wrestling team opens the 2006-07 event schedule with the finals of Wrestle-Offs at the Field House tonight at 7 p.m. Barry Davis’ guys had high hopes for last year (in January, departed senior Tony Turner told me they were hoping for a top-four finish). Without a doubt, after finishing 21st in May, the guys will be back with a vengeance.Tomorrow afternoon, Sara Bauer and company look to start a new winning streak, after the women’s hockey team didn’t win for the first time in 19 games last Saturday. North Dakota comes to town Friday and Saturday afternoons.The women’s soccer team has senior day Friday night against Northwestern at McClimon Soccer Complex, bidding adieu to All-Big Ten midfielder Kara Kabellis and a few other last-year players.But here’s where it gets really good: in the nightcaps at the Kohl Center, it’s the rematch of the 2006 Men’s Frozen Four title game. Boston College versus Wisconsin, in two grudge matches Friday and Saturday nights. The intensity should be electrifying inside the Kohl for 48 full hours this weekend.Obviously, Bret Bielema’s guys are back at it, with No. 17 Wisconsin’s final “tune-up” game before JoePa and Penn State come calling. Illinois comes in to Camp Randall Saturday at 11 a.m. (You think the city stayed away from a night game here?)Speaking of the Nittany Lions, the stretch run is on for Pete Waite and the No. 11 volleyball team. The season’s largest challenge for Brittney Dolgner and the Badgers is up Friday night, with undefeated No. 2 Penn State in town. Sunday night, UW gets another crack at Ohio State, which overcame a two-game deficit to upend the Badgers in Columbus three weeks ago.And you can even get your Halloween on at the Field House, as any student wearing a costume gets in free for either of the matches.The Badgers are going nuts out of Madison too, as Bloomington, Ind., shall runneth over with Badgers this weekend. The men’s soccer team takes on the Hoosiers Friday night, with the winner clinching the Big Ten regular season title. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams run the Big Ten Championships at the IU golf course Sunday, too.I don’t know about you, but that’s what I call a weekend.Last thing, Badger fans … roll this through your mind for a second.Three weeks from right now, the University of Wisconsin could potentially have up to eight teams — eight! — actively playing and ranked in the top 10 of their respective sports.Football (with a few more wins), men’s basketball (some have Bo’s boys in the Final Four), volleyball, wrestling, men’s hockey, women’s hockey, men’s cross country, women’s cross country (those last four are flirting with No. 1).Are you kidding me? No way that could happen. Eight top-10 teams? This is too much.And it all keeps going this weekend, sports fans. Enjoy the Halloween festivities, but don’t forget to mix in a little sports there too.What’s the most intriguing game or series this weekend? The debate rages on at abrenner@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Coach of the Decade

first_imgHead coach Bo Ryan has led the men\’s basketball team to the Big Dance every year since he started.[/media-credit]When Dick Bennett retired in 2001, UW needed to find a coach who could build on the success of the Final Four run the Badgers enjoyed to start the decade. Wisconsin needed to find a coach who could keep UW in the field of 65 and at the top of the Big Ten.The eventual choice was Bo Ryan, and he has done all that and more.Ryan came to UW with a swing offense and a passion for team defense, two attributes that allowed him to win four national championships at the Division-III level. But everyone in Madison still wondered if his style would work in the Big Ten.In his first season, Ryan and his players put all the wondering to rest as UW shared the Big Ten title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the next seven years under Ryan, the Badgers won two more Big Ten titles and have never been absent from the NCAA Tournament.Ryan has been the model of consistency here at UW.The Badgers have never finished worse than fourth in the Big Ten standings with him at the helm, a remarkable feat for a basketball program that was never seen as a perennial powerhouse. His remarkable .707 conference winning percentage is a mark that ranks first all-time among Big Ten coaches ahead of Bobby Knight, who ranks second.Each year, regardless of the names on his depth chart, Ryan has found ways to win.We have seen great players come through this program, but we have come to learn it’s never about the individuals with Ryan running the show. It’s his core principles that carry over and breed success each year.In 2007, after stars Alando Tucker and Kammron Taylor graduated, not much was expected from UW. They went on to win a conference championship.In 2008, after Brian Butch and Michael Flowers left, UW was once again counted out. Under the direction of Ryan, the Badgers proved the doubters wrong once again, advancing to the second round of the tournament.With Ryan as head coach, players progress and improve, and that has made his teams competitive year after year. He preaches discipline and toughness, and those characteristics alone have always given his team a chance to win.But more importantly, he’s found talent that fits his system, and it’s a system that has made UW one of the most consistent college basketball programs in the country.Honorable mentions: Mark Johnson, Barry Alvarez, Mike Eaves, Pete WaiteSelecting one coach from the many excellent choices at the University of Wisconsin was tough, and in the end, it came down to Ryan and Johnson. From there, the sheer amount of competition in men’s basketball compared to women’s hockey gives Ryan the edge.last_img read more

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Anthony Rendon to be presented to Los Angeles Angels’ fans on December 14th

first_imgAnthony Rendon contract details and presentation detailsThe 29-year-old left Washington Nationals to sign a long-time deal with Los Angeles Angels. After all the speculations, the Angels officially confirmed the deal on Friday night. According to reports, Anthony Rendon will be presented to the Angels fans on Saturday, December 14 at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Fox Sports West is expected to broadcast the presentation, while it remains unknown if it will be telecasted live for global MLB supporters. In what turned out to be a major week for MLB with respect to trades, Anthony Rendon followed the footsteps of Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg to sign a monstrous deal to join the Los Angeles Angels. Anthony Rendon reportedly signed a seven-year contract worth $245 million with the Angels.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles Angels Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies To Pursue Anthony Rendon Written By Anthony Rendon’s $245 million contract is now the largest free-agent contract in Angels’ history surpassing the $240 million deal offered to Albert Pujols almost eight years ago. Rendon, who came third in the National League MVP votings, is expected to solve the Angels’ issue by finding a suitable player for the third base. His signing makes the Angels one of the most complete sides in the MLB ahead of the 2020 campaign. Also Read | LA Dodgers Never In For Anthony Rendon Or Cover-up After Rivals Angels Signed Him?Anthony Rendon StatsAnthony Rendon won the National League with the Nationals last season before beating Houston Astros in the World Series. He recorded a batting average of .319 last season and scored 34 home runs. He will be expected to drastically improve the Angels on the field after they failed to even make the playoffs last time out.Anthony Rendon is expected to debut for his new side on the Opening Day – March 26, 2020. Also Read | Anthony Rendon Net Worth, Salary And Contract Details With Los Angeles AngelsFirst Look: Anthony Rendon  First Published: 14th December, 2019 18:36 IST COMMENT FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 18:36 IST Anthony Rendon To Be Presented To Los Angeles Angels’ Fans On December 14th Anthony Rendon signs a mammoth seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. His Angels presentation ceremony details are out. Keep reading to find out more. LIVE TV Sujay Chakraborty last_img read more

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Large Turnouts Expected at Lagos Lawn Tennis Club Walk for Life

first_imgIn his address, chairman planning committee of the programme, Mr. Bala Yesufu, said the walk would be a special day in the calendar of events of the club.“In the spirit of sportsmanship, we have extended invitation to other recreation and sports club within our vicinity, such as Ikoyi Club, Yoruba Tennis Club, Club Arcade amongst others,” Yesufu said.On return from the walk, the club would kick start the earobics programe of the club.The walk will take through outer Marina, Bonny Camp, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Law School to the interchange bridge on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi and then back to LLTC.Meanwhile, one of the major sponsors of the event, Access Bank, has promised continued support for the initiative, saying the romance would be a long standing one.Representative of Access Bank, Group Head Strategy and Communication of the bank, Shina Atilola, said the bank is partnering with Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s Walk for Life initiative because it agreed with one of the values of the bank.“For you to create wealth you must be healthy. It was a good thing that the initiative coincides with the world hypertension week and walking reduces hypertension.“Walk for Life combines two things that are very important- sports and health. Walking has several benefits and it does not cost much, 15 minutes’ walk can help burn a minimum of 200 calories. It’s very critical that we partner with an organisation that cares about the health of the people. Our philosophy at Sterling Bank is enriching life. Therefore, we are in this partnership for a long hug,” Atilola assured.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Over 300 people are expected at Saturday’s Walk for Life, an event put together by Lagos Lawn Tennis Club as part of activities aimed at ensuring wellness and healthy lifestyle.The event is expected to be flagged off by the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s car park.Speaking at a press conference at the Molade Okoya-Thomas hall, to herald the programme, Vice President of the club, Gbenga Lufadeju said, Walk for Life was born as part of activities to celebrate the club’s 120 years of existence last year, but the president decided to make it an annual event.last_img read more

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D’Tigers Condemned to Beat Korea for Second Round Ticket

first_img*Stumble again against Argentina after initial loss to RussiaDuro IkhazuagbeAfter D’Tigers lost their second straight game of the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China to Argentina 81-94 points yesterday, Nigeria’s hope of qualifying for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan now rests squarely on the country’s senior men’s team defeating Korea in their third match of the series. Nigeria lost her first game to Russia last Saturday. Another loss would mean Nigeria automatically handing over the continent’s ticket to Tunisia who defeated Iran 79-67 yesterday.Despite a spirited effort from the young side paraded by Alex Nwora and ending the first half 43-43 apiece against the South Americans who are the fifth rated team in the world, it was not enough to see D’Tigers pocket their first victory.The Nigerian lads could only manage to win only the second quarter of the game 17-28, 26-15, 18-29, 20-22.Josh Okogie who on Sunday celebrated his 21st birthday, again was the top performer for the team with 18 points, five assists and two rebounds.Jordan Nwora scored 12 points, two assists and caught three rebounds during the 20.51minutes he spent on the court.Al-Farouk Aminu put in a good shift defensively for the team with eight rebounds and three points.Despite the narrow loss, Head Coach of the Nigerian team, Alex Nwora said he was proud of the team and that D’Tigers lost to a better side despite battling hard to grind out a win.Nwora said that it was not the result the boys wanted but that in basketball, losing and winning were all part of the game.“I am proud of them. We battled for our lives, we battled back for a better deficit unfortunately, we fell short in some areas.”Nwora said the D’Tigers team is a young team and have not played together for a long time compared to most teams competing at the World Cup.“This particular team is a very young team. Some of the players are playing together for the first time. I believe if we continue blending this team, we can only get better if we keep this team together.”He said attention will now be focused on the last group game against Korea as the search continues for the win.The Tunisians who lost their opening game to Spain have won a game and if they win a second against Puerto Rico and move into the second round, Nigeria will be out of contention for the Olympic ticketIf they lose their third game and D’Tigers win against Korea, points scored between the two teams will play a role in deciding who gets the ticket.NBBF Board Member, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd) told THISDAY last night that hope was not lost yet.“If Puerto Rico beats Tunisia and we beat Korea, the points scored and conceded will be added to decide who is better placed between Nigeria and Tunisia. Don’t forget the Tunisians lost to Spain by a wide margin,” observed the NBBF board member last night from China.There is only one ticket for African to the Olympics, same goes for Asia and Oceania while Europe and the Americas have two teams each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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