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Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Named To Inaugural Big Sky Confernce Hall of Fame Class

Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Named To Inaugural Big Sky Confernce Hall of Fame Class

first_img Written by Tags: Damian Lillard/Weber State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho-Wednesday, Weber State men’s basketball legend Damian Lillard (2009-12) was named to the inaugural Big Sky Conference Hall of Fame class, presented by Jimmy John’s.This will officially occur March 14 at the Big Sky men’s and women’s basketball championships at the CenturyLink Arena of Boise, Idaho.Lillard is the only men’s basketball player in the inaugural class which includes former Kansas City Chiefs/Minnesota Vikings/Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen, former Kansas City Chiefs/Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings kicker Jan Stenerud and former San Diego Chargers/Washington Redskins/Seattle Seahawks/New England Patriots quarterback John Friesz, among others.Lillard is the only men’s basketball player in conference history to be named to an All-American team.He earned third-team All-American honors in 2012 after posting 24.5 points per game, the best in program history.The two-time Big Sky MVP is third in program history with 1,934 points and netted first-team all-conference honors three times.The current star point guard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Lillard is a May 2015 graduate of Weber State and has hosted three Weber State men’s basketball alumni classics.The school retired his jersey in August 2017 during a special ceremony at the Dee Events Center.Lillard is also the only Weber State athlete named to the class. December 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Named To Inaugural Big Sky Confernce Hall of Fame Class Brad Jameslast_img read more

Listen up Bearcats! What you need to know ahead of move-in week

Listen up Bearcats! What you need to know ahead of move-in week

first_imgMove-in for Binghamton University students starts next week on Wednesday, August 19 through Tuesday, August 25. You can have two people come with you to campus, but when it comes to lugging your bags up to your dorm, Binghamton University says it’s solo this time around. VESTAL (WBNG) — As Binghamton University students get ready to settle into their dorms, the coronavirus pandemic has made for quite a few changes this year in the move-in process. If you’re living on campus, before you move in, the university says you’re going to have to get tested for coronavirus right when you get there. Finally, face coverings for you, mom, dad, and whoever else are required. If you can’t do that, you’ll have to stay in a special building while you’re quarantining.center_img Move-in this year is going to be spread out over an entire week. New students will move-in first, then those who are returning or transferring. For information on dining restrictions, click here. Next, students are the only ones allowed in their dorms for move-in week; no parents, siblings or friends. The university says virus test results are going to come back quickly within 30 minutes. If you do test positive, right now the university says you’ll be encouraged to go home for two weeks.last_img read more

Team Refugee’s Misenga and Mabika out of Olynpics judo

Team Refugee’s Misenga and Mabika out of Olynpics judo

first_imgTEAM Refugee’s Popole Misenga and Yolande Bukasa Mabika “entered history” despite going out of the judo competition at the Rio Olympics.The pair, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, are among 10 refugee athletes competing under the flag of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Misenga, 24, lost his last-16 -90kg bout as Mabika, 28, was knocked out in the first round of the -70kg contest.“When I’m older, people will see my name in the books about Rio,” she said.Misenga, who beat India’s Avtar Singh in his opening match, lost by ippon to South Korea’s Gwak Dong-han.Misenga’s home city of Bukavu was one of the areas worst affected by the Second Congo War, which began in 1998 and officially ended in 2003. Both he and Mabika began seeking asylum in Brazil during the 2013 World Judo Championships in Rio.“It’s an honour to be in the Olympics. I fought with a champion,” Misenga said.“I’m just really happy to be here because everybody understands and knows about the refugee team, knows the refugee story. People around the world, they’re all watching this competition right now.”Mabika lost to Israel’s Linda Bolder at Carioca Arena 2 yesterday.But she said afterwards: “I’m representing many nations and my victory is a victory for all refugees in the world. I lost, but I’m here. The fight did not end today. The fight is not only judo, the fight is life.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

250 youth empowered to fight HIV through tennis sport

250 youth empowered to fight HIV through tennis sport

first_imgOrganisers pose for photos with semi finalists and winners of the youth tennis tournament.Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  250 Ugandan youths have completed a program designed to empower youth through the sport of tennis while also providing HIV/AIDS education.  Dubbed the Arthur Ashe Tennis Program, the initiative was implemented by the U.S. Mission in partnership with the Tartan Burners Athletic Club, the Uganda Tennis Association (UTA), and the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV&AIDS (UNYPA).  The Program provides HIV/AIDS education and awareness, in honour of fallen African American tennis player, Arthur Ashe, the first and only African American male to win the U.S Open and Wimbledon singles titles. Ashe was the world number 1 tennis player in 1968.  Ashe learned in 1988 that he had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and became an HIV/AIDS activist. He started the Ashe Arthur Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS. In 1993, Ashe died of AIDS-related pneumonia.  The US Embassy holds the youth tennis program annually to honour his legacy of “fighting for racial equality and HIV awareness.  The program sponsored tennis clinics and HIV/AIDS education in Hoima, Gulu, Arua, Jinja and Fort Portal, where Tennis instructors teach tennis skills to the youth aged 13-18, and Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV&AIDS holds sessions on HIV/AIDS education.  This climaxed with a Grand Finale at the Lugogo Tennis Court in Kampala, where the US mission organized a youth tournament final and exhibition doubles match between Uganda and USA players on Saturday afternoon.  Christopher Krafft, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala explains that the Mission launched the Arthur Ashe Tennis Program to coincide with the US celebration of Black History Month, a period to commemorate the contribution of various African Americans in various disciplines.  Krafft says that HIV is still a significant health problem and that everyone must take personal responsibility to reduce the spread of the disease. It is estimated that 1.4 million Ugandans are living with HIV.  Some of the youths who attended the grand finale of the program told Uganda Radio Network-URN that the program was empowering and that they are prepared to lead campaigns for an AIDS-free generation. Jovas Natukunda and Karen Namatovu lauded the US Mission for sponsoring the program while Reagan Odongkara, who is a student of Gulu High School says that he will encourage his peers to abstain or use condoms in order to avoid HIV infections.    During the event, Moses Nsubuga alias Supercharger shared his journey, loving with HIV and leading a positive, inspirational life since 1994.  Meanwhile, one Shakira, a young girl born with HIV asked youths to take charge of their lives by living responsibly. She says that much as they encourage infected persons to take their medication among other tips, it is best not to contract the virus. Phil Dimon, the Spokesperson of the US Mission says that he hopes that the program will be held annually and also spread beyond five districts in the near future. He however says that the continuity of the program will depend on the availability of funds.  The US Mission allocated 92 million Shillings for the inaugural Arthur Ashe Tennis program which catered for the tennis clinics and activities for the grand finale. *******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Washington PTAC to Host First Local Procurement Forum June 6

Washington PTAC to Host First Local Procurement Forum June 6

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council | Center for Business & InnovationWashington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has been one of the Center for Business & Innovation’s most successful programs in supporting businesses. PTAC helps businesses find, bid and win government contracts with the federal, state and local governments. Counselors in 9 locations around the state work with businesses one-on-one or through workshops on all aspects of doing business with the government. Each year, Washington PTAC assists an average of 1400 businesses throughout the state in pursuit of both local and federal government contracts. In the last two years. Those firms won nearly half a billion dollars in government contracts and subcontracts.Just in Thurston County last year, 194 businesses were served and won $24 million in government contracts and subcontracts.The success of the Thurston County PTAC office leads clients to create jobs and increase the tax revenues for the community that we serve.PTAC also partners with other Center for Business & Innovation programs such as the Washington Center for Women in Business to give clients EXACTLY what they are looking for. Off Planet Research, a new research consortium here in Lacey has gain international success with NASA thanks to the assistance from PTAC and the WCWB.On June 6, Washington PTAC is hosting its first Local Procurement Forum to encourage local small businesses to engage with government. This free event will feature a networking breakfast, panel discussion, and information tables from local government agencies.The event will take place at the Thurston EDC Center for Business Innovation which is home to the Washington PTAC program. Washington PTAC will be bringing the purchasing representatives from the Thurston County area to one place to connect with local firms. Government agencies at this event include:City of TumwaterCity of OlympiaCity of LaceyThurston CountyOlympia Public SchoolsPort of OlympiaSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeThe Washington PTAC business counselors will be there as well to answer small business owners questions, including how to register, where to find solicitations, and how to get certified.“We are delighted to offer an event that helps connect local government agencies to qualified firms from our region.  It’ll be a great opportunity for everyone to learn from each other.”  Commented Tiffany Scroggs, Washington PTAC Program ManagerWashington PTAC offers no-cost assistance to businesses throughout the state.  Last year, businesses who worked with Washington PTAC won $300 million in government contracts and subcontracts.For more information, visit the Washington PTAC website.Featured photo credit: Martin Leonlast_img read more