Utah State’s Neemias Queta Declares for the NBA Draft

first_imgQueta was named the Mountain West Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year in 2018-19 after shattering the single-season blocks record at USU and helping the Aggies to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2011. Queta finished the year with 84 blocks, far surpassing the previous school record of 59, set by Shawn Daniels during the 2000-01 season. Queta led the Mountain West and finished 14th in the nation with 2.4 blocks per contest. He started the year with at least one block in 29 straight games, the longest such streak in Utah State history, and recorded at least one rejection in all but one game during the year. Queta recorded a season-high six blocks in two games this season, matching the third-most blocks in a game in Utah State history and setting a new Mountain West freshman record. April 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Neemias Queta Declares for the NBA Draft Utah State men’s basketball news and information is available on Facebook (facebook.com/usumensbasketball), on Twitter (@usubasketball) and on Instagram (@usubasketball). Fans can also get USU men’s basketball highlights on YouTube (youtube.com/utahstateathletics). FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State freshman center Neemias Queta announced on Friday he will declare for the 2019 National Basketball Association Draft. Queta is being represented by an agent during the process, but per NCAA rules can return to Utah State if he removes his name from the draft by May 29. Tags: NBA Draft/Neemias Queta/Utah State Aggies Basketball “We are excited for Neemias to go through this process. It will be great for him to test himself against some of the best basketball players in the world,” USU head coach Craig Smith said. “The new rules in testing the NBA waters will give him an accurate assessment of where he stands. This should be a positive experience for him.” The timeline for early-entry into the NBA Draft is as follows: April 21 – deadline for early-entry draft candidates; April 22-May 29 – NBA teams can conduct or attend workouts with early-entry players; April 26-May 3 – NBA Draft Combine and G League Elite Camp invitations sent to invitees; May 12-14 – G League Elite Camp (Chicago, Ill.); May 14-19 – NBA Draft Combine (Chicago, Ill.); May 29 – NCAA (post-combine) withdrawal deadline. Queta’s other individual accolades included being named second-team all-Mountain West, Mountain West all-tournament team, second-team all-district 17 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and all-district VIII by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. In addition to his defense, Queta finished second on the team with 11.8 points per game and led the team with 8.9 rebounds per game. Queta scored in double figures in 24 games and logged a team-best 10 double-doubles during the year. Queta’s team-leading 312 rebounds during the year marked the first time an Aggie has surpassed 300 rebounds in a season since the 1976-77 campaign and marked a new USU freshman record. Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Ohio Lawmakers, at Behest of Utility Industry, Move to Eliminate Mandates for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

first_imgOhio Lawmakers, at Behest of Utility Industry, Move to Eliminate Mandates for Energy Efficiency and Renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享John Funk for the Cleveland Plain Dealer:The Ohio House of Representatives will consider eliminating Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards.Cincinnati Republican Sen. Bill Seitz said his objective is to eliminate all state mandates and let markets determine whether energy efficiency technologies are adopted here and whether more wind, solar and hydro projects are built.Opponents say ending state mandates will cripple further development of wind and solar, and hamper the adoption of more efficient technologies in manufacturing.Seitz said the point of quick passage is to make certain the suspension of renewable and efficiency standards is in place before the end of the year. Otherwise, the state’s current renewable energy requirements, temporarily suspended by the legislature a year ago, will automatically kick back in.Among the energy mandates that have been suspended is a requirement that power companies annually increase the share of power generated by renewable energy technologies, until renewables account for 12.5 percent of the power sold.Gov. John Kasich has repeatedly vowed that he would veto any legislation that permanently suspends the renewable mandates. He made that promise in response to questions from voters during his presidential campaign.Ohio lawmakers approved the standards in 2008. They required power companies to supply an annually increasing percentage of electricity generated by wind, solar and other renewable technologies, and to help customers annually reduce electricity consumption by adopting energy efficient technologies. Only one lawmaker opposed the legislation.Prompted by the state’s utilities, lawmakers tried to permanently suspend the efficiency and renewable standards in late 2014 and again in 2015. Finally, after Kasich said he would veto any permanent suspension, lawmakers in June 2015 suspended the mandates for two years while they studied the issue. That deadline falls on Jan. 1, 2017, unless lawmakers take action before that date.Full article: Ohio renewable energy and efficiency standards could be frozen indefinitelylast_img read more

Randall Patterson, 62, Anthony charged with 14 counts of wire fraud by U.S. Attorney

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Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down **** · 216 weeks ago Randy Patterson is a real fine individual in the cattle business,probably has the best eye in the cattle buying business and his reputation is impeccable. Looking back perhaps we shouldn’t have let the Batistas get established here in the united states. I would be willing to bet lawyer Metzger that JBS owes the us government and other governments and individuals a hundred times the amount they are tying to fine Mr. Patterson. The government screwed America when it let the south American mafia in our country to control livestock processing around the world. Tax free or nonexistent.What a sham. Report Reply 1 reply · active 170 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down FS&D · 170 weeks ago Thank you. Release Contact: Kepler B. Funk, Esquire Contact phone: 321-591-8239 Date: May 5, 2017 One of the country’s largest cattle dealers, Randy Patterson, of Anthony, Kansas, was cleared today of all criminal charges in Federal Court in Wichita. After nearly a full year and five different indictments, Patterson’s lawyers, Funk, Szachacz and Diamond, requested the judge dismiss the case after the Government rested its case. Judge J. Thomas Marten agreed that there simply was not enough evidence to go to the jury. As a result, Patterson and Anthony Livestock were acquitted. “We’re so happy that the truth came out, we’ve been saying since we reviewed this case that Randy was innocent and that the FBI and Packers and Stockyards totally missed the boat”, said Kepler Funk, one of Patterson’s trial lawyers. “Randy Patterson is as straight a shooter as we’ve ever represented”, added Alan Diamond, another one of Patterson’s Florida counsel. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — A cattle buyer from Harper County was indicted Tuesday on federal fraud charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.Randall D. Patterson, 62, Anthony, is charged with 14 counts of wire fraud. Patterson owned Anthony Livestock Co. (ALC), which was in the business of buying and selling cattle. He is a former president of the National Livestock Marketing Association. The indictment alleges Patterson had an agreement to buy cattle at a “delivered price” from JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding. That price included the price paid for the cattle, the cost of freight, health costs for cattle and a commission of 50 cents per hundredweight. Five Rivers would notify Patterson of a maximum delivered price and Patterson would purchase cattle at sales barns in Kansas and Oklahoma. The sales barns would prepare invoices showing the price paid at auction. The indictment alleges Patterson:Caused sales barns to issue invoices falsely inflating the prices ALC agreed to pay at auction.Caused ALC employees to fax invoices to Five Rivers falsely inflating the amount paid for cattle.Caused at least 14 faxes to be sent to Five Rivers and other cattle feeding companies falsely inflating the amount paid ALC paid for cattle. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each fraud count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more