Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions

first_imgFootball Hall of Famer Jim Brown, left, and Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell take part in the “Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field” panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Brown and Russell discussed using their platforms in their respective sports to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles Black athletes faced in the 1960s.Russell, who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, said talk about whether gay athletes can be good teammates or if they might disrupt locker rooms are the same questions Black athletes heard years ago, when colleges and professional leagues were struggling with the concept of integration.“It seems to me, a lot of questions about gay athletes, were the same questions they used to ask about us,” Russell said during a panel discussion at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, which is hosting a summit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.Russell said he would have only one question about a gay teammate: Can he play?Russell, 80, joined NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, 78, on a panel about sports and race during the three-day Civil Rights Summit. Former President Bill Clinton addressed the summit Wednesday night, and President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak Thursday.Brown and Russell were key figures, as athletes and Black leaders, during the civil rights movement. Both men said they approached civil rights as a struggle for respect for human beings based on their character and merit, not the color of their skin.Their comments came just hours after UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.The former athletes also addressed the question of whether college athletes should be able to form unions and collectively bargain with their universities. Brown said he opposed unionizing college athletes, but also said he disliked the model of the NCAA.“It’s not going to be a struggle between the NCAA and the union, that will just be (about) money … put the value back on education,” Brown said.Russell, however, remembered fighting to form the NBA players union to get better contracts. That only worked when players threatened to sit out an all-star game and the playoffs, Russell said.“All great fortunes are amassed with either cheap or slave labor,” Russell said. “The NCAA is the one group everybody is focusing on. They have this money machine. To keep it this way, the labor force has to be free or very low wages … All the agreements with the NBA now are based on collective bargaining.”Former President Bill Clinton spoke to the summit Wednesday night. President Barack Obama was scheduled to deliver Thursday’s keynote address with former President George W. Bush closing the summit Thursday night.last_img read more

Manipuri women triumph in the Hero Senior Women’s NFC 2019-20 tournament

first_imgAdvertisement omNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2yoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7diyw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) whWould you ever consider trying this?😱1l2v68Can your students do this? 🌚a92Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manipuri Women’s team has beaten Railways by a margin of 1-0 with a goal of Bala Devi to clinch the title of Hero Women’s NFC tournament in 2019-20 campaign. It was the 20th title for Manipuri Women’s team and they deserved to win the title more than anyone else in this tournament also.Advertisement In the final between Manipur and Railways, both the teams came with a defensive approach. However, they started to attack with more intensity after few minutes from the beginning. The defenders of both the sides should be given credit for keeping the clean sheet in the first half of the match.Advertisement The centre forward of Manipuri women’s team, Bala Devi already scored 20 goals in the tournament so far in the tournament. He got the best opportunity to score for Manipur at the 67th minute of the match. The goalkeeper of Railways was unsighted for a moment and Bala Devi took the full opportunity of it. After getting the first goal of the match, Manipur went defensive again.Railways got some good opportunities to equalise the scoreline at the remaining minutes of the match. However, they failed to convert those into goals. The match ended by a margin of 1-0 in favour of Manipuri women’s side and they won the Hero Senior NFC title.Advertisement FIFA Women’s World Cup Review: Netherlands knockout Sweden to make their way into the Final against U.S.A. Advertisementlast_img read more

Crestcom Graduates 30 ‘Bullet Proof’ Managers

first_imgCrestcom Trainers to the World, an authorized licensed business establishment under Subah-Belleh Associates Management Consultants, over the weekend graduated it first group of Crestcom Bullet Proof Managers. The Bullet Proof Manager’s course is described as a unique and proprietary training program designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of executives, managers and supervisors of various highly recognized institutions. The concept is a monthly business incubator where leaders grow their skills, exchange ideas and share what is working now.The 30 persons who completed the full year of Bullet Proof Managers (BPM) training, according to Crestcom Training Franchise Managing Consultant, Pauline S. Kwabo, are the first graduates since the program commenced nearly two years ago.“We started the training exercise early 2014, but due to the Ebola outbreak we paused and resumed after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country Ebola free. Madam Kwabo challenged the graduates at the closing ceremony over the weekend in Monrovia to use the knowledge they acquired to benefit their employers and also encourage other staffers at their respective places of work to enroll during the next phase of the training.Mr. James A. Thomson, Managing Director/Certified Crestcom Trainer, who presented the graduates, expressed the belief that the graduates will be some of the best managers around, because they chose to increase their academic horizons by enrolling in the program.He said one of the challenges in the managerial discipline is the contrasting view that anyone can manage, adding, “No, even though there is no specific process to apply and achieve a set goal as a manager, those who complete the Crestcom Bullet Proof program are well versed in management skills by becoming problem solvers in the conflict resolution management chain where they would be dealing with difficult customers or employees.”Of the 30 graduates, ten are employees of Global Bank Liberia Limited in various managerial positions, and seven working with the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) in similar positions, among them, LPRC former Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams. Eight others are from the National Port Authority (NPA), and five persons including the Investment Analyst/Coordinator, Curtis V. Dorley, who are with the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP). Some of the topics covered during the training period included the Six Steps to Effective Mentoring and the Way to monitor them, thereby making the graduates good teachers and or employers that will teach, train, and develope other staff.NASSCORP Deputy Managing Director, D. Nyan Twayen, said his management was impressed with Crestcom because it has increased the knowledge of NASSCORP’s employees that took advantage of the training opportunity.One of the graduates, former LPRC Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, was praised by Crestcom Trainers as a participant who was “very punctual” and did not miss any of the training sessions during the entire 12 months program.In his testimonial statement, Vaanii Kiazolu, Global Bank Liberia Head of Treasury Department, and now one of the Bullet Proof Managers, called on the government and other organizations to take advantage of the opportunity by enrolling line managers and supervisors for the training.“I can safely say for a fact that it was rewarding personally for us as managers who are transformed following the training. Our institutions can now expect to see the increase in productivity that can be attributed to the improved way we are managing our skills,” Mr. Kiazolu said. On behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Kiazolu expressed appreciation to Pauline and Thomson for the professional manner in which they handled the training. Earlier, Madam Kwabo said the training became necessary, “because businesses require help to transform managers into leaders and generate real business results.” Crestcom’s training programs accommodate organizations of all sizes, from small to mid-sized businesses to global leaders. It has supported the needs of some of the most successful brands around the world including Coca-Cola, IBM and Toyota. LPRC, NASSCORP, Global Bank Liberia Limited and the NPA are among several local entities benefiting from the training of their staff.The Bullet Proof Managers course offers one monthly session for 12 consecutive months with each session lasting approximately four hours and focusing on two management or leadership skills.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CHP honors sixth-grader for helping save girl

first_img• Photo Gallery: CHP awards Ivan Macias BALDWIN PARK – The California Highway Patrol honored a young boy Tuesday for helping to save a girl who was being dragged by a school bus. Ivan Macias, 11, was presented with an award at the CHP’s Baldwin Park office for yelling at a Covina Valley Unified bus driver to stop March 13 when he noticed Stacy Rosales, 12, was caught in the door, CHP officials said. “We are honoring him because he prevented more injuries to her and the possibility of death,” CHP Officer Edmund Zorilla said. Ivan, a sixth-grader at Las Palmas Middle School, said he was happy his actions helped because Rosales was a friend. “I screamed for the driver to stop because I saw her bleeding, and I didn’t want her to get hurt,” he said. Esmeralda Macias, Ivan’s mother, said Ivan has difficulty pronouncing words as a result of a surgery he had when he was 2-years-old and that it’s hard for people to understand him. “Even though all of that, he’s always looking for ways to help anyone around him, that’s how he’s always been,” Macias said. The bus accident occurred as Rosales was exiting the bus near Griswold Adult Center in Covina, Zorilla said. As she exited the bus the door closed on one of her ankles and the driver began driving away. Rosales was dragged about 30 feet and suffered moderate injuries, Zorilla said. CHP officials said the accident was not reported to the CHP until an hour after it happened. In March, Rosales’ family filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming the bus driver “negligently and recklessly” closed the doors on young girl’s foot. Ronald Murray, the district’s chief business officer, said Tuesday he could not comment on the case because it is a legal matter. CHP Officer Michele Dobbs said the CHP investigation is ongoing. Staff Writer Claudia Palma contributed to this story. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Astonishing! talkSPORT presenter lays into QPR players for not applauding fans

first_imgDON’T MISS! Mark Saggers introduces Kick Off on talkSPORT from 7pm on Monday-Thursday each week. It’s never dull…!Never afraid to air his opinion, talkSPORT’s Mark Saggers tore into QPR’s players after the club was relegated from the Premier League with a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.The game was broadcast live on talkSPORT, and Saggers gave the visiting side both barrels on a dark day for Tony Fernandes’ team.LISTEN TO WHAT TONY FERNANDES’ HAD TO SAY ABOUT QPR’S FUTURE HERERangers have gone down for the second time in three seasons and have won a meagre four away games in their last 50 Premier League matches on the road.So far this season the West London side have conceded 67 goals, which is six more than any other team.Do you agree with Saggers’ opinion? Listen to the clip by clicking play on the video above and let us know by leaving a comment below…last_img read more

Chelsea fans react to win against Arsenal: ‘That’s why we’re champions’

first_img1 Diego Costa scores the winner at Arsenal Chelsea belied the Premier League table to win 1-0 away at Arsenal, dealing a blow to the Gunners title hopes in the process.A goal from Diego Costa enabled the reigning champions to claim all three points against an Arsenal team reduced to 10 men following Per Mertesacker’s early red card.The victory means Chelsea are unbeaten in the league against their London rivals since October 2011 and prevented the Gunners from going back to the top of the table.It also helped lift the struggling Blues further away from the foot of the table, up to 13th place.Here is how a selection of Chelsea fans reacted to the win.last_img read more

Solar system bends, NASA says

first_img“The magnetic field is disturbing an otherwise spherical surface,” Stone said. Although Voyager 2 was the second probe to zip past the termination shock, scientists were nonetheless excited about the milestone. Unlike its twin, Voyager 2 had a working instrument that made the first direct measurements of the speed and temperature of the solar wind. The nuclear-powered Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977, are hurtling toward an uncharted region of space where the sun’s influence wanes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SPACE: Voyager 2 craft finds that a magnetic field creates asymmetry when it is hit by sun-charged particles. By Alicia Chang The Associated Press New observations from NASA’s long-running Voyager 2 spacecraft show the solar system is asymmetrical, likely from disturbances in the interstellar magnetic field, scientists reported Monday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe discovery came after the 30-year-old unmanned probe sailed near the edge of the solar system over the summer following its twin, Voyager 1, which reached that part of space in 2004. Researchers have long suspected the solar system was bent, but never had direct evidence until now, said Voyager mission scientist Edward Stone of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Voyager 2 crossed a barrier in the solar system known as the termination shock in August, some 10 billion miles from the site where Voyager 1 passed through. The termination shock is the region where charged particles from the sun collide with other particles and a magnetic field in interstellar gas and abruptly slow down. Voyager 2 passed the termination shock five times and determined the boundary in the Southern Hemisphere was about a billion miles closer to the sun than the spot where Voyager 1 crossed in the northern hemisphere, Stone said at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. Scientists believe the unevenness is caused by the interstellar magnetic field that is pitched at an angle to the plane of the Milky Way. last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal entrepreneur who set up her own educational workshops focusing on using LEGO to support learning – has been forced to expand her business due to the increasing demand for her amazing workshops.In six short months The School Door has become the place to go for quality, focused, educational workshops. At The School Door they use LEGO to support learning. Children play to learn and at The School Door they know how to make play work for children!With a growing team of educationally minded facilitators, workshops at The School Door are running in an ever increasing number of areas!Maggie Green, the founder of The School Door, is passionate about education and has spent much of her career studying and conducting research in the areas of autism and speech and language disorders.When asked about the demand for workshops and how it was being met Maggie told Donegal Daily, “We have a lot of interest in our workshops but we keep our group sizes small to make sure that each child who attends benefits from the workshops. “It’s important to us that children always remain at the centre of the learning process. Our workshops are designed to target specific learning goals through play.”The School Door run workshops after-school and on Saturday mornings in lots of different areas. Workshops are also available for primary schools and secondary schools and the feedback from Principals has been positive:“It was a great learning experience and particularly well-suited and appealing to pupils with dyslexia as there was no pressure on them to be able to write things down, spell words correctly and deal with things like grammar and punctuation. They were able to fully engage in the activity and felt a sense of achievement at the end of it.” Wendy Long, Principal  of Donoughmore NS.Recently The School Door added a brand new range of workshops to their list of services.Team Building Problem Solving workshops for adults are now available – why should children have all the fun! Green continued, “Our team building activities for adults build problem-solving skills. Members of each team analyse information and communicate and cooperate with one another to find the solution to the challenges we set.They are encouraged to listen and to think about the way they make decisions, whilst having fun!”With a growing staff and increasing demand for their services The School Door is a company to watch in 2016!Booking forms for The School Door’s next set of workshops are now available on their website www.theschooldoor.com and on their Facebook page which can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/theschooldoorconsultancyservice/ THE SCHOOL DOOR FORCED TO EXPAND LEGO WORKSHOPS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND was last modified: February 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinesseducationLearningLegoMaggie GreennewssupportThe School Doorlast_img read more

High school fireworks show could move

first_imgOrganizers of the Fourth of July fireworks show at Crescenta Valley High School are considering alternative locations in case the incoming synthetic grass field at the school creates problems for the annual pyrotechnic display. The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce still hopes to keep the show at the school. The chamber has done the show for more than 15 years, and it usually draws about 5,000 people. “There is no plan to cancel it at this point,” said Jean Maluccio, executive director of the chamber. “I see all of us trying to work well together on this, and I can’t see it in any kind of jeopardy at this point.” By July 4, Crescenta Valley High School will have a synthetic grass field installed. For past shows, organizers put carnival rides and food stands on the school’s grass field. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card But out of fears the synthetic grass could be damaged if the heavy carnival rides and food stands are placed on it, organizers might need to put them in another part of the school. They have also looked at other locations, but hope to have the event at the school because it provides plenty of space for the pyrotechnicians, Maluccio said. The show lasts about 20 minutes. “Right now we’re really in the exploration phase and we don’t have any answers, but we’re pursuing multiple options so that the fireworks can continue,” said Linda Evans, co-principal at Crescenta Valley High School. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Rovers FC have announced Trevor Scanlon as the club’s new senior team manager.He will officially take up his position in June next year when his current contract as a Community Development Officer with the FAI comes to an end.The former Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers defender will succeed Eamonn McConigley, who stepped down as manager at the end of the season after five years in charge during which time he won three trophies including a second Ulster Senior League title for the club. In the interim period, Anthony Gorman – who manages the club’s Under-19 League of Ireland team – will take charge of team affairs alongside Liam O’Donnell.Welcoming the news, chairman Dessie Kelly said: “We are absolutely delighted that Trevor has agreed to come on board with us. He is a top quality coach, will bring tremendous skills to the job, and has an outstanding knowledge of the game.“His appointment will compliment the excellent work already being carried out at the club from under-19 level and below. We are looking forward immensely to working with him.”New manager Trevor Scanlon added: “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work at a club I have great respect for and I can’t wait to get started”. Scanlon was a player with the club when they won their first Ulster Senior League title back in 2005 and was appointed manager when they first played in the Eircom Under-21 League in 2006 and 2007 before taking up his FAI post. LETTERKENNY ROVERS DELIGHTED WITH NEW MANAGER TREVOR was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY ROVERS DELIGHTED WITH NEW MANAGER TREVORlast_img read more