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first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Late Wednesday evening, former BYU men’s basketball star Mel Hutchins passed away at 90 near his home in Encinintas, Calif.Hutchins is one of only four Cougars in program history to have his jersey retired with the others being Danny Ainge, Kresimir Cosic and Roland Minson.Hutchins and Minson had their jerseys retired together February 16,2013. Hutchins was enshrined in the BYU Hall of Fame in 1976.Hutchins led the Cougars to three Skyline Conference titles (1948, 1950, 1951) and the 1951 NIT National Championship with a 62-43 rout of the Dayton Flyers.Hutchins was named as a first-team All-American in 1951 by Look Magazine, Converse, Helms and Sporting News.In his senior campaign, Hutchins netted 15.4 points per game and set a BYU single-season record for rebounds with 471 (or 12.7 rebounds per contest).Hutchins was then drafted second overall in the 1951 NBA Draft and after #1 overall pick Gene Melchiorre was given a lifetime ban from the NBA for point shaving as a collegian, Hutchins was recognized as the #1 overall pick. For this, he was given a $7,000 bonus which was awarded to the top pick in the NBA Draft at that time.While with the Milwaukee Hawks, Hutchins was named as the 1951-52 NBA Rookie of the year and led the league in rebounds (880) and rebounds per game (13.3).He was named as a 5-time All-Star (1953 through 1958) and led three NBA teams to Western Division titles.From 1951-1958, Hutchins amassed 4,851 points, 4,186 rebounds and 1,298 assists while starring for the Hawks (1951-1953), Fort Wayne Pistons (1953-1957) and New York Knickerbockers (1957-1958).Upon his retirement, Hutchins worked in real estate and gained recognition as an amateur golfer in northern California. December 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former BYU Men’s Basketball Star Mel Hutchins Passes Away At 90 Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Danny Ainge/Fort Wayne Pistons/Gene Melchiorre/Kresimir Cosic/Mel Hutchins/New York Knickerbockers/Roland Minson Brad Jameslast_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, at the University ofFlorida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, seeks a full-timeGeneral Orthopaedic Surgeon. This position will be non-tenured atthe level of Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor.Subspecialty training in Trauma, Sports Medicine, Hand and/or TotalJoint Replacement is a plus.Candidates for this position must be eligible for licensure inFlorida, and be BC/BE with the ABOS.This position will report to the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery andChairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.Major responsibilities include performing primarily generalorthopaedic surgeries, teaching residents, and participation inresearch with results published in peer reviewed journals.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. And mothers-to-be can soon delivertheir babies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later thissummer. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical officebuilding, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties,including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus islocated on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville InternationalAirport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx Candidates for this position must be eligible for licensure inFlorida, and be BC/BE with the ABOS. Subspecialty training inTrauma, Sports Medicine, Hand and/or Total Joint Replacement is aplus.The search committee will begin to review applications once anapplicant pool is identified. Please include a cover letter andCV.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

first_imgCourtesy of Tajae Thompson Residents of Johnson Hall gather in front of new building during Welcome Week festivities.Building on the relationships they formed last year, the Valkyries are now settling into the new dorm, welcoming first-year students and taking advantage of the gathering spaces outdoors and across the hall’s first floor.Rector Amanda Springstead, who has led the community since February 2019, said the new building lends itself to the sort of residential environment she hopes to foster.“I’d like to see the availability of our whole community to just gather,” Springstead said. “We have so much good open space here for those opportunities.”Junior Indonesia Brown, the hall’s fall semester vice president, said being part of a new dorm makes the sense of community especially strong.“We all got to choose that we want to live here,” she said.Electing to live in a brand-new residence hall comes with unique opportunities, especially for forming new traditions.Sophomore Lucia Carbajal, a resident of Johnson Family Hall who also serves as the dorm’s SUB representative, was initially unsure about moving into a dorm without the established traditions that are a hallmark of Notre Dame’s residential life. Since coming to campus, her perspective has changed.“The dorm life was something that drew me to Notre Dame,” Carbajal said. “I quickly realized that means we can make our own traditions. … We get to decide the mascot, the hall colors, what our signature event is going to be. It’s neat to be able to pick everything out.”The hall’s mascot, the Valkyries, hails from Norse mythology and depicts women warriors.“Powerful, strong soldiers is what we wanted to go for,” Thompson said. “It’s a great mascot — something different, something unique.”The community is also developing its own signature event: laser tag on the quad to raise money for charity. Although the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to hold the inaugural event last spring, the Valkyries look forward to establishing laser tag as a Johnson Family Hall tradition when conditions allow.As the new dorm forms its identity, the Johnson family — the lead donors for the hall — has maintained a relationship with the Valkyries. Springstead said the family has met the community over Zoom and plans to visit in person when health circumstances permit.“They text and I send them pictures of things that are happening in the hall,” Springstead said. “It’s been a really good relationship.”At the end of the year, the Valkyries hope to be able to send a yearbook to the family.“It’s cool to be able to forge that connection with them and involve them in things that are happening,” Brown said.Constraints caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have challenged the Valkyries to rethink how they will build community this year, but Springstead is confident Johnson Family Hall will rise to the occasion.“We’ve had to be more creative, but that is nothing new for this community,” Springstead said. “We throw around terms like ‘trailblazing’ and ‘pioneering,’ and that’s so much of what our community is.”For now, despite the unusual circumstances, community remains the emphasis for the Valkyries.“My hope for the community is that everyone feels safe, supported, and welcomed here, and that this is a really inclusive and loving home for everyone who lives here,” Springstead said.Tags: Community, Johnson Family Hall, Pangborn Hall, Valkries Anticipated since December 2018, Johnson Family Hall — the University’s newest women’s dorm on East Quad — opened its doors this August to its first cohort of 221 residents.This is the first semester Johnson Family Hall is part of East Quad, but the Valkyries began building their community across campus in Pangborn Hall while the new dorm was under construction.Hall president junior Tajae Thompson said that during their time in Pangborn, the women had a chance to form bonds that only continue to strengthen. (Editor’s Note: Thompson is a former Scene writer for The Observer).“It’s the same community but in a different building,” Thompson said. “It’s the people who matter.”last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Beware of spoilers!!For Game of Thrones fans, the phrase “All Men Must Die” has served as a brutal reminder that death is inescapable—whether the unlucky soul is a king, a knight, a hero (one of the few in Westeros) or a miscreant-turned-member of the Knight’s Watch.But the prophetic phrase isn’t interpreted—at least by the ideologues among us—to include pre-teen girls being immolated at the behest of their fathers, or a revenge-fueled kiss of death planted on an innocent bride-to-be. Neither did we ever believe it justified enlisting a small boy, barely knocking on puberty’s door, to strike a dagger into a young man’s heart, effectively dealing the death blow (or so we’re led to believe).Et tu, Olly?Goodbye, Jon Snow. Farewell, Shireen. Good knowing you, however briefly, Myrcella.The devastation heaped on characters in the recently completed season of Game of Thrones did not go unnoticed. Sure, our brains have become desensitized by the endless amount of gory films and gruesome shows on television, but the savagery this time around was intensely blood-curdling.And it wasn’t only death that had us sleeping with one-eye open at night. There was enough other atrocities to go around, even if they didn’t involve spilling copious amounts of blood.As we bid ado this season 5 of GOT, let’s take a brief look back at the ruin it unleashed.Sansa Stark (R) and Theon Greyjoy (L) form an unlikely alliance in the face of great danger. (Photo credit: HBO)This was gut-wrenching. Sansa Stark returns home to Winterfell after an incredibly distressing time in King’s Landing, only to be betrothed to the bastard Ramsey Bolton, a particularly hideous human who somehow found a way to supplant Joffrey as Westeros’ chief deviant—dead or alive.And did we mention it was Ramsey’s father Roose Bolton who betrayed the Starks? (Recalling “The Red Wedding” still gives us chills.) Upon her nuptials, Sansa was brutalized once again, raped by her new husband while Reek, formerly known as Theon Greyjoy, was forced to watch. We did not see the chilling rape on screen, instead we witnessed the horrific attack through the eyes of Reek, a battered shell of the man he once was. Disgusted fans levied harsh criticism on the series’ creators, some going as far as threatening a boycott. It was yet another rape perpetrated by a power-hungry man in a show full of such wretched misogynists. How many more are we supposed to take? Revenge can’t come soon enough. The season ended with Sansa’s fate up in the air, so to speak.Melisandre convinces Stannis that sacrificing his daughter will give him good fortune in the battles to come. (Photo credit: Helen Sloan/HBO)Poor Shireen. I can still hear the pitiful child’s ear-splitting screams. Her cries for her father remain fresh in my mind, and may haunt GOT fans for seasons to come. Why, Stannis, why?Well, we know why: Melisandre, seeking guidance from the Lord of Light, had prophesied that a human sacrifice—an individual with king’s blood, to be exact—would propel Stannis to victory in the battle for Winterfell. Stannis, consumed with Iron Throne glory, and bruised by the fiery cloak-and-dagger attack on his camp perpetrated by Ramsey, finally wilted. After a heart-warming exchange with her father’s trusted advisor, Davos, Shireen told her father that as his dutiful daughter she’d do anything to help him in his quest. She shouldn’t have. They hugged. He apologized. Then she was burned at the stake—her guttural cries falling on deaf ears. All for naught.Jon Snow flees Hardhome after white walkers slaughter hundreds of wildlings. (Photo credit: HBO)We finally got a glimpse of what winter looks like, and it’s nothing we’ve ever imagined. White Walkers, led by the Night’s King, descended on Hardhome, a Wildling camp north of the wall, and unleashed frozen hell on its inhabitants. The poor free folk had no chance.Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, provided the only silver lining, shattering into pieces a frozen demon with a swift slice of his sword, Longclaw, forged with Valyrian steel. Prior to this we were led to believe that only dragon glass could kill those awful walkers. That theory was expunged rather quickly, though it appears Westeros is going to need plenty of dragon glass if it has any chance of survival. Despite the small victory, the scene was horrific in its lopsided resolution. Hundreds of wildlings were murdered, only to be risen by the Night’s King as blue-eyed zombies, adding more bodies to the largest single army in the seven kingdoms.The Sons of Harpy, an underground rebel group in Mereen, try but fail to assassinate Daenerys. (Photo credit: HBO)The Sons of Harpy, an evil cult lurking in the shadows inside Mereen, massacred dozens of Unsullied and even took the life of Daenerys’ loyal adviser, Ser Barristan Selmy. He had fought valiantly alongside Grey Worm, the commander of the Unsullied who miraculously survived the vicious assault. The Sons of Harpy, a rebel group disguised in gold masks, sought to overthrow Daenerys’ rule by following up the slayings in the narrow streets of Mereen with a well-planned attack as slaves dueled in the fighting pit. If not for Ser Jorah, whom Daenerys had banished, she may have been a goner, because he defeated his rival and plunged a spear through a rebel about to murder her from behind. Things got worse for Khaleesi and the gang, Tyrion included, but their luck turned when Daenerys summoned Drogon—her fire-breathing savior. She rode off into the sunset—only to wind up surrounded by a horde of men on horseback who may not have her best intentions in mind.“On, no. No! NOOOOO!!!” If I remember right, that was my reaction when Olly—Jon Snow’s earnest young steward, and now perhaps the second-most hated character on the entire show—lured the Lord Commander into a fatal trap. The gut-wrenching betrayal started with Olly storming into Jon’s private quarters and spewing a fake story about a Wildling possessing information about Jon’s lost uncle. Rushing outside, Snow ran right into an ambush, as one-by-one several members of the Knight’s Watch stabbed their commander with a dagger, each time telling him, “For the Watch.” Horrifically, it was Olly who dealt the final blow. Shades of Julius Caesar! Jon Snow fell to the ground as his thick blood flowed into the snow near a makeshift grave with a headstone reading “traitor.” Now we can only hope that one of the theories promoted by the books’ readers come true: that Snow is “warging” (like Bran) into his direwolf Ghost and will then be reborn with the help of the red witch Melisandre, who conveniently rode into Winterfell moments before the treacherous coup.Oh, season 6 has so much to answer for.last_img read more

first_img-President assures at Upper Mazaruni GamesPresident David Granger, this afternoon, told athletes and residents of the Upper Mazaruni that Government will continue to invest in sports as it remains a critical part of the development of young Guyanese.He was at the time delivering the feature address at the 22nd Annual District Games being held at Jawalla Village, Upper Mazaruni in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region (Region Seven).The Head of State noted that Government, with its expected oil revenue, will continue to enhance the lives of Guyanese across the country by bridging the gap between hinterland and coastland.In this regard, President Granger iterated that Government will restore free education from nursery to tertiary so that young people have more opportunities to advance. He reminded that it is a constitutional right to have access to free education in Guyana.“Residents of Upper Maz., sport is very important to us in the Government. Sport is part of our culture and here in the Upper Maz., you have led the rest of the country in terms of village sport and organisation.Sport is important for building self-confidence, sport is important for discipline, sport is important for fostering leadership, sport is important for the hinterland because our Government is trying to erase the differences between the hinterland and coastland,” he said as he congratulated the Upper Mazaruni District Sports Council.President Granger said there are four Cs associated with sports: cooperation, competition, commitment and Cohesion. He said sports represents cooperation between the sixteen villages which are participating in the games.“Cooperation is the first C and over the last two decades or more, you have been able to bring about the level of cooperation from the villages in the Upper-Mazaruni that would be the envy of the other regions in Guyana. This cooperation builds team spirit, builds pride in your village, pride in your Region and pride in your nation- Guyana,” the President who was accompanied by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, their daughter Ms. Afuwa Granger and granddaughter Miss Faraa Gaskin said.President David Granger receives the salute from participants of the Upper Mazaruni District Games to his left, Minister of State Ms Dawn Hastings-Williams accompanies the Head of State and Regional Chairman Mr Gordon Bradford on his right. Also pictured is Regional Executive Officer Mr Kerwin Ward and District Sports President Mr Rudolph WellingtonThe Second C the President referred to is competition. “Competition, yes, is about winning or losing but it is not about hating. Competition is about improving your performance through friendly rivalry. Competition is about creating captains and leaders and this is what I see coming out of these games, year after year when I come here,” he said.The third C, President Granger said is the athletes’ commitment. He said he is always astonished to see the pride demonstrated by the athletes.“Sport is not about hatred… Sport is about the commitment to higher ideals,” the Head of State said while stating that Cohesion is also an important element demonstrated through the annual games.He said the Upper Mazaruni District games sees both young and old, boys and girls as well as people from near and far attending. This, he said, is indicative of social cohesion.“Upper Maz., your games are a model for the rest of the nation. This is not a political forum but this is a national forum and Guyana is proud of you, wherever you are from. This is a model I would like other regions and districts to emulate,” President Granger said as he congratulated the athletes and organisers for a job well done.The Head of State noted also the improvements made to the Jawalla Sports Complex highlighting the installation of flood lights and the erection of new buildings.This year marks the seventh Upper Mazaruni District Games that the President Granger would have attended.Minister of State, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams; Regional Chairman, Region Seven, Mr. Gordon Bradford; Toshao, Jawalla Village, Mr. Harold Brown and President of the Upper Mazaruni District Sports Council, Mr. Rudolph Wellington also attended the opening ceremony.The games will conclude on August 11 and will see participation from the villages of Jawalla, Waramadong, Phillipai, Quebanang, Imbaimadai, Kako, Chinoweing, Kaikan, Waxcrrek, Arau, Paruima, Isseneru, Kamarang, Abbau, San Juan and the District Sports Council (DSC) in the disciplines of football, track and field, volley ball, archery, cricket, blowpipe, swimming and table tennis.last_img read more

first_imgAfter another ball and another foul, Carpenter stroked a slider for a double. Beltran drove him in. With two out, Molina fell behind 0-2, got to 2-2 and drove in the second run with a single. The party was on, and Kershaw needed five more batters to finish an inning that ended with a 4-0 St. Louis lead.Kershaw was asked about it Wednesday, as he knew he would be.“Why doesn’t anybody ask me what it feels like after a win in the post-season?” he said, bringing laughs. “It always hangs with you until your next start. I had to wait a long time for the next one. Thankfully, it came, but it’s not like I thought about it every day in the offseason. But it’s not like it’s a one-day shakeoff thing. It takes a while.”Kershaw faced three hitters in the fifth inning, retired none of them, and was gone. Obviously, Carpenter’s at-bat had an effect. Maybe there was a residual hangover from the Division Series, when Kershaw won the clincher over the Braves on three days’ rest.It was last year, but the past lives a long time in St. Louis.“The crowd got into it,” Carpenter said Thursday. “I was able to hang on, foul off some of his better pitches, so I could get something good to hit. I finally got a slider in the middle of the plate.“At that point you’re just up there trying to fight.”It was Oct. 18 and it was the Dodgers’ 172nd regular season game, but nobody expected the fight to become such an early TKO. The Dodgers were going nowhere offensively against Wacha, and a couple of inexplicable plays by Yasiel Puig did not help.But with each masterpiece that Kershaw throws, the events of Game 6 get more mysterious.“Something like that can take the wind out of your sails,” Carpenter said. “The magnitude of it, especially. We were able to put a big inning together.“But that was last year. We’re a new team. He’s the same pitcher, he’s going to come up with a new game plan, I’m sure.”The Cardinals do not call in sick when they face Kershaw. He is 5-5 against them in 14 career starts, and his WHIP (walks and hits, per innings pitched) is 1.268, his worst against any National League team.But then the Cardinals fell from first to 10th in the NL in runs per game this year. Carpenter hit .318 with an .873 OPS last year. This year the numbers were .272 and .750.“We just had trouble putting together offense as a team,” he said. “Losing Beltran and Craig, that’s two big pieces out of the lineup. But we found a way to manage, to win the division, which is hard to do. We played well at the end. I think our best baseball is ahead of us.”So is Clayton Kershaw, with the noise on his side and a score to expunge. Like the man said, it’s not last year.Facing KershawClayton Kershaw of the Dodgers faces St. Louis Friday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.Here’s how the Cardinals’ hitters have fared against him in their careers:Peter Kozma….500 (2-for-4).Peter Bourjos .364 (4-for-11)Yadier Molina .300 (9-for-30.Matt Carpenter .292 (7-for-25)Michael Adams .286 (2-for-7)Matt Holliday .233 (10-for-54)Jhonny Peralta .200 (2-for-10)Tony Cruz .200 (1-for-5)Jon Jay .111 (1-for-9) But when Carpenter steps into the very hot batter’s box at Dodger Stadium today and sees Clayton Kershaw waiting for him, the memory bank will be open for business.Carpenter’s double in the fourth inning of Game 6 last year is remembered as the Kodak moment, even though the Cardinals went on to win, 9-0. It was scoreless at the time, and it was Kershaw against Wacha, and everyone in Busch Stadium was expecting an all-nighter.Kershaw had opened the game by striking out Carpenter on three pitches. As Carpenter told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the other day, he walked back to the dugout determined to at least make Kershaw breathe hard the next time.What followed was a plate appearance that encompassed 11 pitches and escalated the ballpark noise like the final seconds of “A Day In The Life.”Ball one. Strike one on a foul. Strike two on another foul. Then five consecutive fouls, off fastballs in, fastballs out, sliders and curves, each one bugging Kershaw like a gnat in his ear, each one frothing up the fans, each one pumping up Carpenter. Matt Carpenter says last year doesn’t matter. He is probably right.Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig no longer play for St. Louis. Michael Wacha is in the bullpen this time, not driving the Dodgers dizzy from the first inning on.Differences abound on the other side, too. Matt Kemp is playing and thriving, Henley Ramirez is presumably in better health, and Dee Gordon is no longer a bullet in Don Mattingly’s shirt pocket. He is the premier base-stealer in the National League, ready to stare down Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina until someone yells, “Draw!”And, yeah, this is the National League Division Series, not the Championship Series that the Cardinals won in six games in 2013.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more