Fischer Named MVC Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete Award Winner

first_imgST. LOUIS –Drake University’s Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Angie Davison of the University of Northern Iowa and have been selected as the female and male recipients, respectively, of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete Award, Valley Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced. The Missouri Valley Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee selected Davison and Fischer from a field of league student-athletes who met the award criteria, including academic achievement, athletics excellence and service and leadership.Fischer, a native of Minnetonka, Minn., is a four-time MVC Champion this season claiming MVC titles in cross country, sweeping the 3,000 and 5,000 meters during the indoor season and most recently claiming the 10,000-meter title. He is a three-time NCAA qualifier, a three-time all-region selection and a seven-time All-MVC selection. Fischer has set school records this season in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters as well as the outdoor 5,000 meters. His record setting performance in setting the outdoor 5,000 meters came at the Drake Relays to shatter the 39-year-old record and run the fastest 5,000 meters the Relays since 1988. He also owns the second fastest 10,000-meter time in program history and earned All-America honors at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championship with a ninth-place finish in the event.Academically, Fischer was the MVC Cross Country Elite 18 Award winner and a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree while garnering multiple USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades. An English/public relations major with a 3.81 grade point average, Fischer has been nominated for the Oreon E. Scott Award, given to the top senior at Drake University. He has collected a total of six MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selections and been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week 10 times in his career.Fischer is the second Drake male student-athlete to win the award in the last three seasons.The first-ever recipient of the Honda Award of Merit in 1996 for outstanding achievement in women’s collegiate athletics, Dr. Charlotte West was a driving force for more than 40 years in the area of advancement of women’s sports. On June 30, 1998, she retired from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, after serving in the capacities of head coach, associate athletics director, interim athletics director and senior woman administrator during her 41 years with the Missouri Valley Conference-member institution. West coached five women’s sports from 1957-75 and, in 1982, was among the first group of women inducted into the SIUC Athletics Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. SIU named its softball stadium after West in 2003 and the NCAA named a room in its new national office building in Indianapolis in West’s honor in 2012.During her tenure at SIUC, she became the first female member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and later served on the organization’s board of directors. West was also a president of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). In 1991, she was presented with the Administrator of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Women Administrators. West also received the Administrator of the Year Award, given by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

49ers legend Joe Montana knows how Dwight Clark would feel about ‘The Catch’ statue

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — Joe Montana, forever linked with Dwight Clark, knows exactly how his old friend would have handled the unveiling of “The Catch” statue on Sunday morning.“He’d be whispering in my ear: ‘You know they didn’t call it ‘The Throw’ for a reason,’ ” the quarterback joked.Montana and more than 70 other former 49ers attended the unveiling ceremony at Gate A outside Levi’s Stadium. The twin statues feature an …last_img read more

Kartarpur Corridor work apace, says Amarinder

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the work on the Kartarpur Corridor on the Indian side would be completed by October 30. The Chief Minister visited Dera Baba Nanak to review the progress of the ongoing construction work. Demanding immediate withdrawal by Pakistan the proposed facilitation charge of $20 per visitor to the historic Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, saying it was against the basic spirit of Sikh ideology.Capt. Singh said he had already sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to pressurise Pakistan into withdrawing the proposed fee and suggested that the Minister of External Affairs take up the matter during bilateral meetings subject for early resolution of the matter.The Chief Minister expressed the confidence that the work on Kartarpur Corridor on the Indian side would be completed by October 30, though he expressed concerns about the pace of progress on the Pakistani side. In response to a question on the security threat along the corridor, he underlined the need to remain on constant guard.Asked about the differences with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Chief Minister said talks were progressing cordially.last_img read more

Bajaj launches Pulsar NS160 priced at Rs 80,648

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) Bajaj Auto today announced the launch of 160cc Pulsar NS160 in the country, priced at Rs 80,648 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The new generation Pulsar NS 160 caters to the fast- growing segment of customers who seek premium quality, international style and performance, Bajaj Auto said in a statement. “The new generation Pulsar NS160 offers a combination of raw power, aggressive styling and superior performance that no other bike in its segment can match,” Bajaj Auto President, Motorcycles, Eric Vas said. The bike is designed to cater to the young and dynamic motorcycle enthusiast who is “evolved, restless and demands performance and style in his everyday riding routine”, he added. “Today, 70 per cent of the sports biking segment is dominated by the 150-160 cc motorcycles. The NS160 will target a fast-growing segment of customers who want to stay in this cc band, but need the best in technology and performance,” Vas said. With the launch of NS160, the company aims to strengthen its leadership in sports motorcycles, he added. PTI MSS ARDlast_img read more

Lonnie Ali Talks Caregiving With AARP

first_imgMuhammad Ali’s wife, Lonnie Ali, opens up about caregiving in the latest AARP Bulletin.Lonnie Ali Speaks Out About The Impact Taking On The Caregiver Role Has Had On Her RelationshipThe Ali caregiving story is about love, companionship and devotion.It is the story of a brave spiritual couple joining hands and going the distance in a difficult fight against an insidious disease, Parkinson’s. But perhaps most importantly, it is the story of a resilient woman serving as the voice, guiding light and conscience for an all-but-silenced superstar athlete and civil rights activist.In a rare and candid interview at the couple’s desert home in Phoenix, Arizona, wife Lonnie Ali opens up exclusively to AARP Bulletin about the challenges that come with caring for the man known as “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali and the impact taking on the role of caregiver has had on their relationship. Discussing everything from how the couple has dealt with Parkinson’s disease over the years to building a new kind of relationship every day, Mrs. Ali offers insight into the round-the-clock life of caregivers.As the primary caregiver of the boxing legend, Lonnie is every bit the inspiration her husband is to the more than 42 million Americans in this same role. And given newly released reports from AARP and the Associated Press, which finds that nearly two-thirds of spousal caregivers admit it causes real stress on their family, her story is one of urgency, importance and relevance to families across the nation.The following are excerpts from the June issue of AARP Bulletin’s feature story, Caring for the Champ, in homes now and available online at On the Impact Being a Caregiver Has Had on Their Relationship
“The hardest part for any caregiver, whether it is a child, parent or spouse, is the relationship change.“The relationship changes overtime with the illness. Physically, [patients] are not as mobile; they are not able to do things with you like they used to. The medications might affect their cognitive ability. They may not be able to speak as well…that is where you [transition] from a wife or a husband to a care partner or caregiver.” On Muhammad Ali’s Positive Outlook
”I am so fortunate. I have a husband who doesn’t complain about anything. He is not a moaner, a whiner or a poor-me kind of person. Muhammad has learned how to not sweat the small stuff. He is amazing that way.”“Parkinson’s has taken away a lot from this man — a lot that would put people in bed, make them cover their heads and never look up. He has a lot to be depressed about… But I think he is secure in who he is, and about his place in history. That’s not to say that Parkinson’s hasn’t changed him — it has. But he still has enough sense of self and dignity that he maintains.” On Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease
”Everything now is about protecting him and making sure he is healthy… When there is influenza, we don’t go to movies. We don’t want him exposed.“This is the beauty of Muhammad. He has made this illness, as horrible as it is, as much as it has taken away from him, serve him in some way.“If there was ever anyone who always lands on his feet and comes out smelling like a rose, it is Muhammad. It is his remarkable attitude toward life. He never has let anything stand in his way.“We are on this journey for a reason, I know that — whether it was to bring attention to this illness [or] whether it was to save his mortal soul.”last_img read more

San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar on border security and recent trip

first_img Posted: January 17, 2019 1/2 Instead of criticizing behind your computer, let’s have a meaningful discussion. I never said anything about the wall. Just like you, I’m a mom who cares abt the safety of kids in our community & I’m concerned, as I’m sure you are about the proliferation of dangerous drugs…— Kristin Gaspar (@KristinDGaspar) January 15, 2019Below is a transcript of her discussion with President Trump:THE PRESIDENT: Miles away. You don’t even hear about it because you don’t want to tell the story of what’s going on at the border. You don’t want to tell the story about how dangerous it is. So you have people get up and say walls are immoral. What’s immoral is what’s going on. It’s — there’s never been anything like it. And we can stop it so easy.And the Border Patrol and ICE — they’re doing a fantastic job. But we’re not giving them the equipment when we’re not giving them the walls or the steel barriers or whatever you want to call it. We’re not giving them the equipment.Remember El Paso? Remember what I said about El Paso? From one of the worst to one of the best.Yes, ma’am. Please go ahead.MS. GASPAR: I’m San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. We’re the fifth-largest county in the nation. We actually have the busiest land crossing in the entire world. And we do rely on our border to maintain that strong, binational economy. But at the same time, we rely on our border to keep us safe.The last time, I had the opportunity to share the tragic loss of Alexander Mazin, a young person in San Diego who was brutally murdered while his killer slipped freely across the border into Mexico.Today, I’d like to share with you an alarming trend about what’s really happening with the insecurity of our border when it comes to the exploitation of our children. There is an alarming trend in San Diego that our young teens in San Diego schools are being actively recruited by violent drug cartels. They’re being pack mules for these drug cartels — smuggling heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl across the border.It’s become such an alarming trend that they’re being recruited over social media. They’re being recruited over gaming consoles. They’re being recruited in traditional safe spaces, like our schools and our libraries and our parks.Last year, 527 San Diegans lost their lives. They overdosed because of these drugs that are pouring across our border. In addition, San Diego is America’s finest city. But America’s finest city is now home to the second-largest human trafficking industry in the country.Our children are being sexually exploited because of the insecurity at our border. San Diego — this evil industry raked in close to a billion dollars last year. There are 12,000 human trafficking victims and survivors in San Diego County alone — the average age, sixteen years old. Sixteen years old.A third of this trafficked population are the very immigrants who have come to the United States to make for a better life.Now, 2,200 miles from Washington, D.C., representatives like me are held accountable by these families and these victims each and every day, while a standoff continues here. And so I challenge our congressional members to meet with these families, to meet with these victims, to look them in the eye, and tell them that this is not a crisis.Thank you for the opportunity to be here.THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you very much. And this is where I ask the Democrats to come back to Washington, and to vote for money for the wall, the barrier — whatever you want to call it is okay with me. They can name it whatever. They can name it “Peaches.” I don’t care what they name it. But we need money for that barrier.I will say this: The Republicans have been rock solid. They want this to happen. They’ve wanted it to happen a long time ago, and, frankly, for many years. I’m not just talking about now. I’m talking about for years. 2/2 Just last week our Board of Supervisors voted to seek to increase federal and state funding into our region. That is why I went to Washington.— Kristin Gaspar (@KristinDGaspar) January 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Donald Trump, Kristin Gaspar FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:12 AM KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After heading to the White House to meet with President Trump about the U.S.-Mexico border, San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar joined us in studio on Good Morning San Diego to discuss what she talked about.After Gaspar’s trip to meet with President Trump, Lorena Gonzalez went to Twitter to criticize her for what she calls a “photo op.” San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar on border security and recent trip to the White House January 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Kolkata Port Trust to set up new tea park

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Port Trust (KopT) is planning to set up of a tea park and has already initiated talks with the Tea Board in this regard.Kolkata Port Trust has land at Panskura in East Midnapore and at Panchpara in Sankrail, Howrah which can be utilised for setting up the tea park. “We have already held talks with the Tea Board and the tea fraternity and discussed our plans for the proposed tea park. We have 30 acres of land at Panskura and also at Panchpara where land can be utilised for the tea park,” KoPT chairman Vinit Kumar said at an interactive session on “Future Perspectives of Operation and Growth of KoPT” organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA senior official of KoPT said that the former will provide the land and some basic infrastructure and it will be the tea owners who will be developing the park. In Siliguri, a tea park has already come up in which the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Development Authority had provided the land that is around 59.5 acres. Kumar has already paid a visit to the park in Siliguri. Kolkata Port Trust is also coming up with a barge terminal at Balagarh in Hooghly which is 85 km upstream from river Ganga with an estimated investment of Rs 300 crores. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe terminal will come up on 300 acres land and those containers going upwards will be loaded in Kolkata and then taken to Balagarh from where it will be dispatched. The move will reduce congestion in the KoPT. “The Detailed Project Report (DPR) is being prepared and we are hopeful of going for bidding in September this year,” Kumar said. He maintained that KoPT was growing at nine per cent, and has been the second highest growing port in the country out of the 12 major ports. “Last year, the port handled 58 million tonne of cargo. So far, already 62 million tonne have been handled so far. Roughly, another one million tonne will be handled in the full fiscal,” he added. Kumar further said that the port is gearing up to cater to growing demand in the steel industry and also tapping the scope for handling LPG and LNG cargo by setting up additional berths.last_img read more