Northern Iowa seeks revenge on S. Illinois

first_imgVETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. AJ Green, Isaiah Brown and Spencer Haldeman have collectively scored 49 percent of Northern Iowa’s points this season and 60 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Southern Illinois, Marcus Domask, Eric McGill and Lance Jones have combined to account for 53 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 63 percent of all Salukis points over their last five.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Green has made or assisted on 45 percent of all Northern Iowa field goals over the last five games. Green has accounted for 43 field goals and 16 assists in those games.SHARING THE BURDEN: Southern Illinois is a perfect 6-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 10-12 when fewer than four Salukis players score in double-figures.STREAK STATS: Northern Iowa has won its last 14 home games, scoring an average of 79.7 points while giving up 65.GETTING DEFENSIVE: Southern Illinois has held opposing teams to 60.8 points per game this year, the 10th-lowest figure among all Division I teams. Northern Iowa seeks revenge on S. Illinois Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSouthern Illinois (16-12, 10-5) vs. Northern Iowa (22-5, 11-4)McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Iowa seeks revenge on Southern Illinois after dropping the first matchup in Carbondale. The teams last played on Jan. 22, when the Salukis forced 16 Northern Iowa turnovers and turned the ball over just six times en route to the 68-66 victory. February 21, 2020center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press last_img read more

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Kenny Adams, Jr. 66, avid Crusader fan, Wellington: Jan. 31, 1948 – Jan. 25, 2015

first_imgKenny Adams Jr.Kenneth L. Adams, Jr, age 66, long time Wellington resident, died January 25, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. Kenny was a brakeman/conductor with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where he retired after 38 years of service.Kenny was born on January 31, 1948 in Liberal to Kenneth L. Adams, Sr. and Beverly Jean (Hall) Adams.  He was raised in Liberal and graduated from McPherson High School with the Class of 1966.He attended Hutchinson Junior College for one year.  He then served for three years with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970.  He served two tours in Vietnam earning two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.He married Cindy K. Deschaine, the love of his life, on July 4, 1969 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wellington.He enjoyed everything to do with his grandkids, gardening, and being outside.  He was an avid Crusader fan.He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Steven.Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Cindy Adams of Wellington; three children, Eric Adams and his wife Coni, Kelly Adams and his wife Daphne, and Mandy Thomson and her husband Shawn all of Wellington; two sisters, Marsha Blackwell and Melissa Brooks and her husband Gene all of Bartlesville, OK; eight grandchildren, Erianne, Peyton, Madison, Jaden, Mekenna, Kade Adams, Addi and Gracie Thomson; and numerous nieces and nephews.Rosary will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. Father Dwight Birket and Father Andrew J. Seiler will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the Avenue of Flags and WHS.cc Scholarships in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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Five Health Workers, Clinic Honored for Lifesaving Work

first_imgAssistant Minister of Youth and Sports, V. Murvee Gray, over the weekend honored five health workers and a health center for their exemplary contributions in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on Sunday, October 26.The honorees reside on 12th Street and the health center, God’s Grace Laboratory Clinic, is also located on 12th Street Sinkor, Monrovia.Those who received the first-of-its-kind certificate of appreciation were:  Mr. Zazay S. Yekey, officer-in-charge and Physician Assistant and Madam Alice D. Kollie, midwife, both from the God’s Grace Medical Laboratory Clinic; Siafa Gibson, operation room’s nurse of the SDA Cooper Hospital; Mrs.  Roseline N. Ballah, a Registered Nurse at the Liberian Red Cross Dead Body Management Department and Madam Melvina Williams, a Registered Nurse and midwife of the James N. Davis Memorial Hospital.Presenting their certificates, Minister Gray said the initiative is aimed to honor the lifesaving work of health workers in Liberia, but especially those who are residing in his community.“We could not be more thrilled than appreciating our health workers amidst the decline of the Ebola virus and we are happy to at least honor the first five of many dedicated health workers in our community for sacrificing their lives to save lives,” the longest senior Sports Minister said.Minister Gray said program was his initiative to celebrate the health profession and the exceptional healthcare professionals for their contributions to society.In response, Mrs. Ballah thanked Mr. Gray for the appreciation and urged other public officials to emulate his example.The 12th Street Sinkor Community leader, Michael Wilson also expressed his satisfaction for the honor and described health workers as heroes.Minister Gray’s initiative comes after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf honored 15 prominent Liberians for their exemplary contributions to Liberia and humanity over the years.They included former Vice Chairman of the Transitional Government of Liberia, Ambassador Wesley Momo Johnson, the granddaughter of former President Hilary R.W Johnson, Madam Catherine E. Johnson, Madam Theresa Leigh Sherman, Madam Joanna Coleman George, Madam Lucretia Jeneba Thomas, Madam Patricia N.C Logan and Mr. William T. Bruce Sr.The rest were the Very Reverend Emmanuel W. Johnson, Mr. William Wu, Hon. T. Edward Liberty, Mr. Samuel Mitchell, Mr. Gabriel N. Wilson, Brigadier General Richard K. Wright, Madam Lusu Klubo Sloan, Mr. Jackson M. Suah, Mr. Aaron Loila and Rev. Samuel Kpadia.She also bestowed posthumous honors on Ugandan doctor, Sam Mutooro Muhumuza, and all other health workers affected by Ebola while discharging their duties in Liberia, along with the World Health Organization.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Blackpool owners accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’

first_imgThe owners of Blackpool, the Oyston family, have been accused at the High Court of treating the football club as “the family’s personal cash machine”.Lawyers for Latvian millionaire Valeri Belokon, the club’s president, were launching what could prove to be one of British football’s most expensive legal actions.Andrew Green QC alleged on Monday at the start of a five-week hearing that Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the Lancashire club, had “improperly” extracted millions of pounds from its funds following promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and used the money for their own benefit.Belokon’s company VB Football Assets, a minor shareholder in the club, was excluded from key decisions, information and any share of profits, said Green.VB Football is pursing a claim against the Oystons for “unfair prejudice” against shareholders.The claim is also against Blackpool FC Ltd itself and Blackpool FC (Properties) Ltd, a company with family links formerly known as Segesta.The Oystons are vigorously denying the claims in what has developed into a bitter legal battle.Green told Justice Marcus Smith, sitting in London, that as a result of the Seasiders reaching the Premier League, the club received some £106million.The unprecedented influx of cash over five years included £48million in respect of the 2010/11 season, followed by some £58million in “parachute payments” following Blackpool’s relegation at the end of the season.Green said: “Owen and Karl Oyston have treated Blackpool Football Club as the Oystons’ personal cash machine.”The QC said the family’s case was that at all times they had been transparent and open in relations to payments made out of the club.“Our case is that this is simply inconsistent when you consider the documents.“There was, in fact, the adoption of a deliberate strategy by the Oyston family to take cash out of Blackpool Football Club and do so in a way VB Football Assets and its nominated directors could do nothing to stop that was the antithesis of transparency.”Belokon won a court case in Manchester in February this year in a dispute with the Oystons over his share of profits after he provided £4.7million in July 2008 to develop the south stand and south-west corner of the club’s stadium.That case was brought by JSC Baltic International Bank, owned by Belokon, against Segesta Ltd, the holding company for the club’s assets.In March, the club announced Belokon was being suspended from its board as a result of a judgement in the Paris Court of Appeal related to disputed allegations of money laundering involving two banks founded or owned by him. 1last_img read more

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