Utah men’s basketball Brings Former UNLV Rebel David Jenkins Jr. Into Program

first_img Written by April 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah men’s basketball Brings Former UNLV Rebel David Jenkins Jr. Into Program FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Wednesday, University of Utah men’s basketball coach Craig Smith announced David Jenkins Jr., a former UNLV guard, has joined the Utes’ program.Jenkins Jr., a 6-2 guard out of Tacoma, Wash. has played for both South Dakota State (2017-19) and UNLV (2020-21) as a collegian.Jenkins Jr. averages just under 17 points (16.95) per game as a collegian and posts just over 3 rebounds per game.Last season with the Runnin’ Rebels, Jenkins Jr. averaged 14.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.Jenkins Jr. also reunites with former UNLV assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum who joined the Utes’ coaching staff earlier this month.center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

“Earlier than the Bird” Delights Shoppers

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThere are a few requirements for holiday shopping: a list so that you have an idea of what you will get your family and friends, and a plan showing you where you will likely find the best deals on those perfect gifts.And if you headed to Ocean City on Saturday for “Earlier than the Bird,” from 8 a.m. to noon, like hundreds of other shoppers, you also needed your pajamas.With temperatures in the mid-40s, no one was complaining about being dressed in their night clothes for the popular annual shopping extravaganza. It seemed the holiday-themed robes and fluffy socks were enough to take shoppers from shop to shop.Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, said of the event, “We are so excited to see so many shoppers enjoying the downtown before Thanksgiving. It is really wonderful.”The event is eight years old and grows bigger and better every year, Gillian pointed out.“What a wonderful way to start the holiday season,” she said.From left, Chamber members Shawnda McGinnis, Rose Savastano, Justin Juliano, the Turkey mascot, Mimi Cottrell, Executive Director Michele Gillian and Sally Huff. (Photo courtesy of Chamber of Commerce)Adding to the festive downtown atmosphere were wreaths adorned with red bows that hung over top Asbury Avenue and garland and ribbons wrapped around old-fashioned style lamp posts.There were even free horse and carriage rides from noon to 3 p.m., which added to the holiday spirit. Carriage rides continue at the same time Sunday.Shoppers strolled around in fluffy slippers and robes decorated with Christmas motifs. There were even people dressed as elves.Like previous years, people attended “Earlier than the Bird” to enjoy the holiday shopping excitement and be a part of the festive spirit. The lucky ones could win prizes for best-dressed.Aside from discounts on merchandise were free cups of coffee and donuts at participating locations.“There is no other place like it. No one does something quite like this,” Nicole Zaccarelli, of Philadelphia, summed up the atmosphere. “Even though I’m from Philly, there really is nothing else like it.”And the sales didn’t hurt the happy mood.“There are lots of sales,” Nicole’s sister, Melissa Zaccarelli, of Blackwood, N.J., noted.Horse and carriage rides help transform the downtown into a winter wonderland.The Zaccarelli sisters were joined by their mother, Gail, of Delaware County, Pa., who has a vacation home in Marmora.The family wore red robes decorated with a pattern of Christmas lights.Gail Zaccarelli said a bit about what she thought of the resort.“It is like being in a Hallmark movie. Ocean City is special. It has a small-town feel and is really homey,” she noted.The Zaccarelli family had just begun their shopping journey down Asbury Avenue, but had already purchased ornaments and gifts for family. Gail even treated herself to a craft.One mother-daughter duo from Ocean City spent some time deciding what type of pajamas to wear.“They are supposed to be bears, but they don’t really look like them,” joked Lizzie Peteraf of the fluffy slippers she and her mom, Lisa Peteraf, selected.Lizzie Peteraf, left, of Ocean City and her mom, Lisa Peteraf, just get started on their holiday shopping spree.The two also wore flannel pajamas with an outdoor holiday theme. Bundled in hats, they said the weather really was perfect, especially because it was sunny.“It’s a lot of fun today. We are getting some good deals,” Lizzie said. “It’s a great way to start the holiday season.”“We enjoy Earlier than the Bird every year,” Lisa noted. “We get a jumpstart on gifts and it’s a lot of fun.”Ocean City residents from left, Virginia Germano, Alice Picardo, Laura Baisas, and Casey and Jenny Picardo take a seat in a lifeguard boat while awaiting the winners of the drawings.While some people walked along the avenue in search of bargains, Laura Baisas, of Ocean City, and her family decided to plop down in the lifeguard boat in Mark Soifer Park, where a radio personality was announcing winners of raffles.Baisas said, “It’s an amazing way to kick off the holiday season and support local businesses.”For information about the Chamber of Commerce and Ocean City events visit www.oceancityvacation.com or call 1-800-BeachNJ.Friends Kari Dukes and Lynn Mesure, both of Philadelphia, await a horse and carriage ride clad in pajamas and glittery slippers.Ocean City mascots Martin Z. and Mollie Mollusk get into the spirit. (Photo courtesy of Chamber of Commerce) Shoppers in 2019 donned their PJs for “Earlier than the Bird.”last_img read more

Bellport Man Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old man was fatally hit by a car while crossing a road in his hometown of Bellport over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Juan Mejia was walking across Montauk Highway when he was struck by a westbound Volkswagen Rabbit west of Bellport Avenue at 8:11 p.m. Saturday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was neither injured nor charged.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Democrats Converge on Miami for First Debate

first_imgThis week’s Democratic National Committee primary debate in Miami will include 20 of the 24 candidates who are vying for the White House.The candidates will take the stage on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.In selecting the lineup, the DNC decided that participating candidates must have received contributions from at least 65,000 people. They must also be at the one percent threshold in three different polls.The 20 candidates are: former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Governor Jay Inslee, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former Governor John Hickenlooper, Representative Tim Ryan, former Representative John Delaney, Representative Eric Swalwell, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Senator Michael Bennet.Those who will not be included in the first debate are: Governor Steve Bullock, Representative Seth Moulton, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, and former Senator Mike Gravel.The lineup is:Wednesday, June 26: Booker, Klobuchar, Warren, Gabbard, Ryan, Delaney, O’Rourke, Castro, de Blasio, and Inslee.Thursday, June 27: Biden, Bennet, Gillibrand, Harris, Sanders, Buttigieg, Hickenlooper, Swalwell, Williamson, and Yang.In a first, the DNC is requiring that each debate includes at least one woman and one person of color as moderators. To that end, the five moderators for the first debate will be: Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, and José Diaz-Balart.NBC says Holt, Guthrie, and Diaz-Balart will moderate the first hour of each debate on both nights, while Holt, Todd and Maddow will moderate the second hour.While the DNC has not revealed the topics to be discussed, NBC is allowing viewers to fill out a form telling the network what questions they want to have asked.last_img read more

HIV in pregnant women drops

first_img6 June 2008The prevalence of the human immune deficiency virus (HIV) among pregnant women aged between 15 and 19 in South Africa has continued to decrease over the past two years, said Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.Presenting her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, Tshabalala-Msimang said the preliminary findings of the latest survey of HIV prevalence among pregnant women attending public antenatal clinics demonstrate a downward trend in prevalence.“The 2007 survey shows that HIV prevalence has decreased from an estimated 29.2% in 2006 to 28% in 2007,” she said. “HIV prevalence in the 15 to 19 age group dropped from 13.7% in 2006 to 12.9% in 2007, while a decrease was observed in the 25 to 29 year age group from 38.7% in 2006 to 37.9% in 2007.”The HIV prevalence rate in the 20 to 24 age group stabilised between 2006 and 2007.“Taken together, these figures do indeed suggest that we have a trend of decreasing prevalence overall and in the younger age cohort and this trend is in line with the predictions of the United Nations AIDS agency Spectrum model,” said Tshabalala-Msimang.She said the encouraging trends were due to intensive prevention campaigns that were beginning to make a difference in reducing HIV infections.A full report detailing findings of the survey on the prevalence of HIV and syphilis in the country will be released within the next few weeks.Tshabalala-Msimang also announced progress in providing treatment to those living with HIV/Aids, with the department initiating more than 450 000 patients on antiretroviral treatment in more than 310 accredited sites across all nine provinces by the end of February this year.She said the high number, which made the programme the largest of its kind in the world, contradicted those who claimed the government was not concerned about treatment.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Top price for Tretchi painting

first_imgThe striking Fruits of Bali sold for a recordR3.7-million at an auction in Cape Town.(Image: Stephan Welz & Co Auctioneers) The artist Vladimir Tretchikoff with someof his works.Janine ErasmusVladimir Tretchikoff’s Fruits of Bali sold for a whopping R3.7-million (about $463 000) – 10 times its pre-sale estimate – at an art auction in Cape Town. This figure surpassed the artist’s previous auction record of R440 000 ($54 000) reached at an auction in the city earlier in 2008.Auctioneers Stephan Welz & Co, in association with Sotheby’s, sold off R27-million ($3.3-million) worth of artworks at the May event, the second highest total ever reached at a Cape Town auction.The iconic self-taught Russian was one of several artists whose works went under the hammer. Buyers vied for pieces by other well-known South African such as Pierneef, Irma Stern and Gerard Sekoto, who had four previously unseen works from a European collection up for sale, including a small oil painting titled Girl Sewing, with a pre-sale estimate of R200 000 ($25 000). In total over 1 000 lots were available, of which 94% were sold.Bidding was reportedly enthusiastic, with six buyers on the phone, a number of offers from the floor and several absentee bidders showing interest. Applause broke out as the gavel came down on the sale. The winning bidder was present at the sale, but will remain anonymous.The bigger pictureVladimir Grigorievich Tretchikoff was born in 1913 into a wealthy family in Petropavlovsk, northern Kazakhstan. When the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917 the family fled to China. Tretchikoff took up painting, received his first commission at the age of 16, and had his first solo exhibition in Singapore at 20.Tretchikoff, who was known mostly by his last name, married in 1935 and had a daughter, Mimi. The family settled in Singapore soon after. However, when the Japanese invaded the island in 1941, the artist’s wife and daughter were forced to evacuate and he was taken prisoner. Years later he was released and tracked down his family in South Africa. In 1946 they reunited and settled in Cape Town.His first exhibition at the Maskew Miller gallery in 1948 was a huge success, if not a critical one, with 12 000 people passing through the doors in 11 days. There was no mediocre reaction to Tretchikoff’s works: his paintings of mysterious women and fallen flowers were either loved or reviled.Over the next 15 years Tretchikoff exhibited in the US, Canada and England, cementing his reputation as one of the best-selling artists. During his career he notched up 252 international exhibitions which were attended by almost 3 000 000 people in total. Today there are countless numbers of his paintings’ prints in circulation.Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl (1950) is reported to be one of the top three best-selling art prints ever. The blue-skinned beauty depicted in the work was revealed to be a Cape Town teenager who was working in her uncle’s laundromat at the time.For reasons unknown, Trechikoff himself maintained that the Chinese girl was the daughter of a restaurant owner he met in San Francisco, until the real story was uncovered. According to Tretchikoff’s daughter, the original painting was bought by a woman from Chicago, and neither she nor the painting have been heard of since.Tretchikoff retired from selling and exhibiting in the 1970s but continued to paint until a stroke in 2002 left him progressively more frail and unable to work. He died on 26 August 2006 at the age of 92.Not everyone is a Tretchikoff fan. The artist was widely scorned among critics for his “kitsch” style but had massive public appeal nonetheless. Tretchikoff himself was known for his brimming self-confidence and tersely dismissed his critics, saying, “They are all failed artists anyway.”He worked in oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil and painted hundreds of portraits and still lifes, mainly of flowers and animals. His other notable works include Weeping Rose, Balinese Girl, Miss Wong, Blue Monday and The Dying Swan.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .Useful linksVladimir TretchikoffJohannesburg Art GalleryStephan Welz & Co Auctioneerslast_img read more

Cape Town a top ten ‘green’ city

first_img1 October 2008New York-based business ethics and social responsibility think tank, the Ethisphere Institute, has voted Cape Town as one of the 10 cities in the world that are most likely to become a global sustainability centre by 2020.Other top cities in the world were Toronto, Hyderabad, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, New York, London, Frankfurt, Curitiba and Melbourne.“In a world of increasing population pressures and depleting natural resources some cities, such as Cape Town, are proactively adjusting their practices today as well as implementing sustainable long-term practices,” said Ethisphere Institute executive director Alex Brigham.Among the environmental and sustainability practices considered was health and recreation; education; arts and culture; economic and business environment; regulatory framework; law enforcement and transparency; media and speech; transportation and housing and innovation and investment.“Cape Town is enjoying economic growth that will likely to continue through 2020 and beyond,” the Ethisphere Institute report said.Eco-friendly destinationSouth African Tourism CEO Moeketsi Mosola congratulated the city on its addition to the list, highlighting that tourists were becoming more and more aware of sustainability and green tourist practices.“Sustainability is the way of the future, and Cape Town is proudly leading that way,” he said in Cape Town this week. “It is also, without doubt, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.”Cape Town was acknowledged for its sustainable development programme, introduced in 2004, to help deal with growing energy needs of the city. The programme aims to have 10% of homes using solar power and 10% of the city’s energy consumption coming from renewable sources by 2020.“This entrenches Cape Town’s credentials as a beautiful, eco-friendly destination committed to solid planning and construction principles in both its lifestyle and business sectors,” Mosola said.This award is added to Cape Town’s already impressive list of accolades including it being named Africa’s Best City (US Travel and Leisure Best in the World Awards, July); Favourite Foreign City (UK Telegraph); Best Travel Destination in Africa and Middle East (US Travel & Leisure magazine, 2004 through 2007); and one of the World’s five Bluest Sky Destinations (expedia.co.uk).Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Letran Knights pull through for injured Ambohot

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran personified what the next man up creed is all about on Tuesday.After one of its key players in Jeo Ambohot went down with an injury against San Sebastian, the Knights did not see it as a setback.ADVERTISEMENT It was a moment for them to come together and rally behind their fallen knight.READ: Letran withstands San Sebastian in OTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was sad to see Jeo go down. When he went out I just thought I needed to double my effort because he’s a big part of our team,” said star guard Rey Nambatac.Nambatac delivered 23 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth straight double-double, to lead Letran over San Sebastian in overtime for its fourth consecutive win. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Nambatac also got plenty of help with JP Calvo and Jerrick Balanza stepping up.Calvo wound up with 12 points, including a pair of go-ahead freebies in extra time, eight assists and a crucial steal as he and Balanza came up big in the endgame.Balanza blocked a last-second shot by Stags forward Michael Calisaan at the end of regulation before sinking the game-sealing free throws with 26.9 seconds left in OT.“I just really wanted to win for Jeo,” Calvo said in Filipino.Ambohot was having quite a game with 11 points and eight rebounds before he sustained a right wrist injury following a nasty spill at the 5:48 mark of the third period.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’ He had to be taken to the hospital right away to have his wrist, which was believed to be dislocated.“Hoping for the best for Jeo. Rest assured that kid will not give up and whatever the result, he will be with us,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa of Ambohot. LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READcenter_img NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights PLAY LIST 02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights00:50Trending Articles00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Standhardinger: Playing in the PBA is an option

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – The coming PBA Draft could be a lot deeper than anyone had anticipated.Christian Standhardinger, a 6-foot-7 center who only had the PBA in his consciousness less than a month ago, is considering having a career in the Philippines and would definitely be a deserving top overall pick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Young Taiwanese grabs spotlight after incident with Wright “I’m really looking to what the future brings,” the 28-year-old, whose mother is from Angono, Rizal, said of a PBA career. “I became a free agent (in the German league) this season and right now, my options are open.“Definitely, the PBA is an option,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKiefer Ravena has more or less declared his availability for the Draft after two more international stints, and with Bobby Ray Parks also likely to join the proceedings, three teams can certainly change their fortunes for the next season.Standhardinger looms to be a very promising prospect because of his size and work ethic. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He had 17 points and 15 rebounds against Chinese Taipei A on Sunday night and showed what he can do even against players bigger than he is.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View commentslast_img read more

Trouble-free wins

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Meanwhile, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial fined four members of Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer for their involvement in the on-court incident that marred Game 5 of the Finals between the Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots.A fan dressed as Spider-Man, later identified as Paolo Felizarta, ran into the court in the fourth quarter of Game 5, resulting in a skirmish that stretched into the tunnel leading to the dugout.Players Kelly Nabong and Ronald Tubid were both fined P75,000 and were banned from playing three games, while assistant team manager Daniel Henares and team physician Dr. Ramon Ibanez were slapped with P50,000 penalties and were also suspended for two games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Perhaps the players got challenged,” he said.The Aces, meanwhile, couldn’t find a way to plug the absence of Chris Banchero, the top performer in their first win this conference who sat out Wednesday night’s game due to an injured calf.In the second game, Terrence Jones had 41 points and 14 rebounds as TNT whipped NLEX, 102-87.Jones validated all the hype that surrounded his arrival, dumping 23 points in the first half alone to power the KaTropa.“My teammates helped a lot, especially defensively and they really helped get me going,” Jones said.ADVERTISEMENT Mighty takes Gilas PH spot in Taipei Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ANTIPOLO—NorthPort, without its foremost weapon, flaunted its depth to topple an equally hobbled Alaska side, 103-81, on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT The Batang Pier banked on feisty performances by import Prince Ibeh, Sean Anthony and Robert Bolick in the second half to pull away from the Aces.“We usually just do well for three quarters. Then in the fourth, we’re no longer executing, we’re no longer playing defense,” coach Pido Jarencio said after steering the Batang Pier to their first win in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“[Tonight] we delivered completely … We played 48 minutes of good basketball.”It was a solid show for NorthPort despite the absence of star guard Stanley Pringle. But Jarencio said the absence of Pringle, who is recovering from a procedure to remove bone spurs and who will rejoin the squad in its next game, actually helped fire up the squad. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more