U.S. workers welcome Cuban union leader

first_imgOrganize Sacramento holds reception, June 28.Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez, secretary general of Cuba’s hotel and tourism union and elected delegate to Cuba’s National Assembly, is on a two-week tour of 11 U.S. cities. Landing first in northern California on June 27, Lemagne will conclude his visit in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area on July 11.This is the first multicity U.S. exchange with a representative of the Cuban Workers Central Union (La Central de Trabajadores de Cuba, CTC) since 2000. Lemagne is also the first Cuban elected representative to be granted a U.S. visa.Lemagne’s warm reception from U.S. workers and the organized labor movement is in sharp contrast to the bellicosity displayed by the Trump administration.In the first two days, Lemagne met with leaders of the San Francisco Labor Council, San Jose/South Bay Central Labor Council and University of California/Berkeley Labor Center. He was received on the floor of the California Senate and Assembly in Sacramento, the first Cuban elected official to be invited there.Lemagne spoke at an Organize Sacramento reception. UNITE HERE, which organizes hotel, restaurant and casino workers in the U.S., hosted receptions throughout northern California and will do so in Los Angeles and San Diego.A public event initiated by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, and supported by many Cuba solidarity organizations, overflowed the hall of the University Professional and Technical Employees, Communication Workers Local 9119 at Berkeley on June 29. The meeting featured Lemagne and Clarence Thomas, retired International Longshore and Warehouse Union militant and former Local 10 secretary-treasurer.Lemagne: ‘We will forge ahead’Lemagne read a CTC statement responding to Trump’s speech in Miami: “We fully support the declarations of our revolutionary government in response to the statement by the U.S. President Donald Trump on June 16 which attempts to bring back the epoch of the Cold War which has been characterized as interventionist, rhetorical and manipulative.”Lemagne explained: “The measures … have been called national security measures with respect to strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, [but they are] actually a step backwards in the small steps forward gained through the agreements with Obama, harming not only the people of our country but the people of the U.S.“Every maneuver and aggression by the empire are destined to fail. [Cuba’s] response is to continue the economic development of our country. We will continue to forge ahead with infinite loyalty to our revolutionary process. … We will not be taking any steps backward. We will never give up. History has shown that even in the worst situations we have been able to win over all obstacles.”Lemagne reviewed the history of the U.S. blockade and its cost to health and other essential sectors. He emphasized that Cuba is the only country that U.S. residents cannot travel to freely. A U.S. law prohibits vacationing in Cuba.Lemagne said that unions in the hotel and tourism sector donate part of their tips to support health care and the fight against cancer. “Over the years I have been a leader in this union, the workers have contributed more than $23 million to this,” he said.Lemagne stressed that the vast majority of workers in Cuba are union members. Union membership is voluntary, and the workers have participated in updating the Cuban labor code. Assemblies in every sector discussed proposed changes and collected opinions and proposals; 75 percent of these amendments appear in the new code. The code applies at all workplaces. In joint ventures, the property belongs to the state and to the workers and people of Cuba. If managers mistreat the workers, they are removed.U.S. workers are fighting for benefits in their contracts that already exist in Cuban law, such as health care and vacations, explained Lemagne. “Workers take up issues at monthly workplace assemblies. It is the employer’s responsibility to implement the agreements.’’Longshore workers’ solidarity with Cuba“The bonds between U.S. and Cuban workers cannot be broken. Not by any president,” Thomas asserted. He reviewed the ILWU’s long solidarity with Cuban workers and their unions, predating the 1959 socialist revolution and continuing after it.In 1947 the ILWU participated in a Havana meeting establishing an international sugar workers’ committee. An ILWU representative was elected chair. Cuban union leader Jesus Menendez was elected vice chair, but he was brutally assassinated the next year by U.S.-backed sugar bosses.As the U.S. began its economic war against the Cuban Revolution, the ILWU maintained political independence from U.S. foreign policy. A rank-and-file union delegation went to Cuba and met with the CTC. The Sept. 9, 1960, ILWU Dispatcher featured the delegation’s favorable report, titled “We met the Cuban people.” ILWU workers’ delegations have visited Cuba frequently, meeting with their class sisters and brothers.Standing in opposition to Washington’s intense regime-change policies toward Cuba, the International ILWU and Local 10 advocated freedom for the Cuban 5, U.S. political prisoners from 1998 to 2014.Thomas announced that Lemagne would attend the ILWU’s annual July 5 Bloody Thursday commemoration honoring two dock workers killed by police in 1934, which unleashed the historic San Francisco general strike. Later that day, San Diego will greet Lemagne at an activity hosted by UNITE HERE Local 30.Other events will take place July 6 in Los Angeles at the UCLA Labor Center; July 7 in Chicago at Workers United with Local 1 SEIU and the Latino Caucus; July 8 in New York at the New York State Nurses Association hall with 1199 SEIU; and July 10 in Baltimore at the Amalgamated Transit Union hall. (Facebook.com/2017CTC)More labor solidarity with CubaA California Labor Federation Solidarity resolution urged its affiliated labor bodies to call on elected officials to “endorse unrestricted travel to Cuba” and “officially” support laws that eliminate the embargo on Cuba and the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay. The CLF is made up of more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, representing 2.1 million union members. (calaborfed.org)Two large delegations of union members and officers attended the May Day celebration in Havana in 2016. The California delegation brought signs.from the Fresno-Madero-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, expressing solidarity with the Cuban workers and showing fists made from Cuban and U.S. flags. The Maryland-DC/AFL-CIO president spoke at Cuba’s May 2 Solidarity Conference.A CTC representative was invited to and attended the April 2017 United Steelworkers convention. And a large California union delegation attended May Day in Havana this year. Their banner was displayed outside Organize Sacramento’s office when Lemagne was there.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Syrians react to threats to bomb their country

first_imgBy Karin LeukefeldDamascus, SyriaThe following article, published in the German daily newspaper Junge Welt on April 12, was translated by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto.The night before April 12 was calm. An expected attack by the U.S. Armed Forces and their allies on Syria had not yet taken place. But many people in Damascus and across the country expect that the hostile and threatening language of Western government leaders — as spouted by President Donald Trump — and their diplomats on the United Nations Security Council, will be followed by missiles, bombs and destruction.“They have already published lists of targets they want to attack,” Nabil M., a retired agricultural engineer, told us. His neighbor Hussam, who formerly worked for Mercedes-Benz in Syria, assumes that the U.S. Armed Forces “could bomb telecommunications, Syrian television, the presidential palace, ministries, bridges and military installations” in and around Damascus.Hussam, shrugging his shoulders in response to the comment that most of the targets he named are civilian institutions whose bombing is prohibited under international law, said: “What did they do in Mosul in Iraq, in Deir ez-Zor and in Rakka here? The United States Army has no regard for international law.”Heike W. is a businesswoman from Germany who has lived in Syria for more than 30 years.  She says that an imminent war will be “an American-Russian confrontation,” located in Syria.  This is international, she stresses, and is about controlling trade routes and resources, pointing out that China’s New Silk Road project challenges the West. Heike is convinced that “the U.S. and the other Western powers will not permit this region to be outside their control.”Opponents of the Syrian government do not talk about it, but may silently hope that an attack by the West could “cut the head off” the Assad regime they hate. Others, however, shake their heads and fear further destruction and an extension of war and chaos.The Syrian military, government and president are on alert, although the details [of their plans] are unknown. On April 12, Foreign Ministers Walid Muallem and Ali Akbar Welajati met in Damascus to discuss closer cooperation between Syria and Iran. Welajati is the foreign policy adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s religious leader.Israeli missiles kill 14 on Syrian base At least four Iranian soldiers [and 10 other people] were killed in an Israeli attack on a Syrian military base in Palmyra in Homs province on April 10. Israel’s fighter jets attacked the base from Lebanese airspace, in violation of international law. Syrian air defense systems destroyed six of the eight missiles fired by Israeli fighter jets.The Israeli Security Cabinet met on April 12 to discuss the situation in Syria and possible Western military operations against the country. Cabinet members said Israel should be as much a part of a joint Western attack as Saudi Arabia.Germany is likely to have already marked and documented possible targets, using its reconnaissance Tornado aircraft and AWACS surveillance aircraft under the U.S.-led “anti-IS alliance.” Syria is like an open book to NATO monitors.A Syrian government representative in Aleppo, who wants to remain anonymous, expressed incomprehension about the German government’s attitude in an interview with Junge Welt.  He said that Germany is a beacon culturally and economically — and in giving humanitarian aid. But in the Middle East, he emphasized, Berlin follows the U.S. and Israel.The economic sanctions against Syria, the official said, harmed not only the Syrians, but also the German economy. Yet German leaders are sowing hostility towards Syria. He asks: “What do they want from us? You want my table, my jacket? I can give them both if they need them. As far as I have heard, the German population does not want war, not even in Syria. Why does the German government do the opposite of what the people want?”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s Golf wins second tournament of the season

first_imgReddIt printLed by Stefano Mazzoli, TCU men’s golf won its second tournament of the season Tuesday at the Tiger Invitational in Colombia, Missouri.Mazzoli led the team both days of the tournament and finished in first place after shooting a 6-under 66 in the final round.After his first two rounds of 65 and 68, Mazzoli’s final total of 17-under 199 was the second-best 54-hole score ever at TCU. He joined Paul Barjon (2013) and teammate David Ravetto as the only players in program history to shoot below 200 over 54 holes.On Tuesday, Mazzoli recorded six of his tournament-best 21 birdies on the back nine.Stefano Mazzoli at the Tiger Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.comRavetto and Pierre Mazier also finished in the top five at this tournament. Ravetto shot 1-under 71 on the day and finished tied for third at 10-under 206.Mazier finished with the best 54-hole score of his career at 9-under 207 and tied for fifth place, making this performance his best of the season. He shot a 4-under 68 on Tuesday to finish under par in all three rounds for the first time this season.Hayden Springer finished the tournament in 21st place and shot 4-under 212. This is the fourth time this season he finished under par.TCU finished the tournament in first place with a score of 40-under 824, marking the second best score relative to par in program history. The team finished seven shots ahead of Big 12 foe Kansas State and 21 shots ahead of third-place Missouri.The Frogs are back in action April 26-28 at the Big 12 Championship in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin TCU men’s golf team at the Tiger Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com Sam Fristachi Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Twitter Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Previous articleBane enters name into NBA Draft poolNext articleCollege admission scandal has no effect on TCU’s admissions integrity Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Facebook Linkedin Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Twitter Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ ReddIt Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Ross shows the way to Springboard success

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Education Minister Richard Bruton and Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan with Ross Cantillon, Springboard Graduate and current Technical Services Engineer at MongoDB at the launch of the Spingboard+ programme.Photo: Crispin RodwellMORE than 400 places have been allocated to higher education providers in Limerick to provide courses under this year’s Springboard+ initiative.And the Department of Education and Skills have enlisted the support of a Limerick database engineer to encourage local people who are unemployed, returning to work, or were previously self-employed to sign up for the free courses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ross Cantillon, from Limerick’s North Circular Road, began his career in construction but after he lost his job in the recession, he completed a Springboard+ course in Information Technology at Dublin City University.“I’m now working for MongoDB which is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing database companies I could have hoped for. As its name suggests, the Springboard+ course was a literal springboard to the career I had always wanted,” he added.For the first time this year, people in employment can also participate in Springboard+ by paying a small fee which is just ten per cent of normal course cost.Springboard+ courses on offer in Limerick this year include Supply Chain Management, Software Development, Creative Multimedia Programming, and 3D Animation and Visual Effects.Dr Vivienne Patterson, Head of Skills and Engagement at the Higher Education Authority, said that “Springboard+ presents an exciting opportunity for people in Limerick and surrounding areas to reskill or upskill for little or no cost.“Whether you’re working at the moment or unemployed, this is a great way to strengthen your CV, improve your skills and progress your career,” she explained.Nationwide, over 8,000 places will be available on Springboard+ courses over the coming academic year, including courses focused on emerging employment sectors, such as Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The number of course-places has increased by 25 per cent since last year.Details of all Springboard+ courses are available at: www.springboardcourses.ie. Guidance counsellors are also available through the free-phone Springboard+ helpline, 1800-303523. Advertisement WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TAGSbusinessDepartment of Education and SkillseducationSpringboard Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedincenter_img Previous articleGer McDonnell charity cycle will be an emotional rideNext article€11.5 million spent on agency staff at University Hospital Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Facebook Twitter NewsBusinessRoss shows the way to Springboard successBy Staff Reporter – June 27, 2018 1231 Printlast_img read more

“Complete Access To Justice Yet At A Distance”; All Interim Orders Of Bombay HC And Subordinate Courts Extended Till July 15 [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”Complete Access To Justice Yet At A Distance”; All Interim Orders Of Bombay HC And Subordinate Courts Extended Till July 15 [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap17 Jun 2020 8:02 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday decided to extend all interim orders passed by the High Court and subordinate courts till July 15. Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Tated observed- “The lockdown is still on. Complete access to justice is yet at a distance. Having regard to the prevailing situation, in exercise of powers inherent in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday decided to extend all interim orders passed by the High Court and subordinate courts till July 15. Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Tated observed- “The lockdown is still on. Complete access to justice is yet at a distance. Having regard to the prevailing situation, in exercise of powers inherent in the High Court and to serve the ends of justice, the order dated March 26, 2020, since extended by an order dated April 15, 2020 and operative till today, is continued and it shall be in operation till July 15, 2020, if not directed otherwise in the meanwhile.” Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni, Chairman of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa Subhash Ghatge, President of Bombay Bar Association Milind Sathe, MCGM Commissioner Iqbal Chahal and President of Bombay Incorporated Law Society Kaiwan Kalyaniwalla were all present when the decision was taken. Court also clarified that liberty is reserved for a party to apply for vacating the interim order by making an application before the appropriate Court. Also, any order or decree for eviction/dispossession/demolition which has been passed by any court/tribunal/authority subsequent to the order dated March 26, 2020, shall also remain in abeyance till July 15, 2020, unless directed otherwise. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Home broken into in Killea while homeowners at mass

first_img Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Home broken into in Killea while homeowners at mass A Donegal Councillor is calling for anyone that sees any suspicious activity to start reporting it to the gardai.It comes as thieves broke into the homes of two more pensioners in Killea while they were at mass this morning.The thieves caused considerable damage when they entered the neighbouring homes and ransacked the properties looking for valuables.It comes just two weeks after thieves broke into the homes of elderly pensioners in the nearby villages of Raphoe and St Johnston, this being the fourth such robbery in the past two weeks.Councillor Paul Canning says things need to change through the court system:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/canningkilleaweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePSNI investigating thefts in Derry and StrabaneNext articleInishowen Football League Results 22/09/19 News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 22, 2019 Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Motorists warned to be on the lookout for deer migrating on roads

first_imgDonegal County Council is reminding motorists that as it’s that time of year again they need to be on the look out for deer migrating on public roads.The local authority is advising drivers to be extra vigilant in areas where you see ‘deer’ or ‘wild animal’ road signs.They are further advising that if you hit a deer, try to stop somewhere safe and report the collision to Gardaí, as the animal may be fatally injured and suffering. Pinterest Previous articleEducation Minister defends government’s approach to school building programmeNext articleCouncil engineers to assess Conwal Road in Letterkenny News Highland By News Highland – November 22, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook News WhatsApp Google+ Facebookcenter_img Twitter Motorists warned to be on the lookout for deer migrating on roads Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Suspected serial killer arrested after 14 years: ‘We’re pretty sure he would’ve killed again’

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriffs Office(MIAMI) — A man charged with a Florida woman’s murder has been linked through genetic genealogy to the killing of three women from over a decade ago — leading authorities to believe a serial killer is now “off the streets.”“Had we not done this [arrest], we’re pretty sure he would’ve killed again,” Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told reporters Monday.Robert Hayes, 37, was arrested Sunday and charged with one murder, and remains a suspect in three others from 14 years ago, authorities said.The case began in 2005 and 2006, when three women — Laquetta Gunther, Julie Green and Iwana Patton — were fatally shot in the head in separate incidents, said Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri.“All three were discovered naked and face down on the ground, with their clothes either under them or found nearby,” police said in a statement.Gunther was killed on Dec. 26, 2005; Green was killed less than a month later, on Jan. 14; and Patton just a few weeks after that, on Feb. 24, 2006.The three cases were considered linked: two of the three victims were linked by forensic evidence, while two of the three were linked by DNA, Capri said.Years went by without a lead in any of the killings.Then on March 7, 2016, about 200 miles south of Daytona Beach, Rachael Bey, a 35-year-old prostitute, was found naked, severely beaten and strangled to death along a highway in Palm Beach County, according to the probable cause affidavit.DNA of an unidentified man was recovered from Bey’s body and entered into the law enforcement database CODIS (the Combined DNA Index System), said Palm Beach County Sheriff Capt. Mike Wallace.The unknown male DNA from Bey’s body matched the mystery suspect in Gunther and Green’s killings, said Capri, and investigators in Daytona Beach and Palm Beach County began working together.Though they had DNA matches, the suspect’s name was not known. That’s when investigators used genetic genealogy, which led to Sunday’s arrest of Hayes, authorities said.Genetic genealogy compares unknown DNA evidence to public genetic databases to identify suspects through their family members — and has been called a “game-changer” in the effort to crack cold cases.Since the arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April 2018, at least 70 suspects have been identified through the technology, according to CeCe Moore, the chief genealogist at Parabon NanoLabs, which investigated the Bey murder among others.Moore has appeared as an expert in ABC News “20/20” episodes and has been quoted in ABCNews.com articles.Authorities did not elaborate on which relatives of Hayes were found through genealogy, but on Friday, investigators zeroed in on him. They collected a cigarette he had discarded, according to the probable cause affidavit.The sample was taken to a lab where officials found that the DNA from the cigarette matched the DNA from Bey’s killing and from one of the Daytona Beach killings, according to the probable cause affidavit.Palm Beach County investigators arrested Hayes on Sunday for the first-degree murder of Bey.A separate killing of a woman, Stacey Gage, in January 2008 is being investigated to see if it’s connected to the other four murders. There is no physical evidence, however, linking it to the other murders at this time, police said.Hayes, meanwhile, has not been charged in any of the Daytona Beach cases, police said, but he is tied by DNA to Gunther and Green’s slayings and is linked by forensic evidence to Patton’s death.He lived in the areas where Bey and the three Dayton Beach victims were last seen, according to the probable cause affidavit. It’s believed he attended Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Capri said.It is not clear how the victims and the suspect allegedly came into contact, authorities said. The victims seemed to be targeted randomly, Wallace said.Hayes’ criminal history only involves traffic-related offenses, Capri said.Hayes made his first court appearance Monday morning and was held on no bond, authorities said. His public defender did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Bey’s brothers traveled from out of state to attend Monday’s press conference in Palm Beach County. Her family chose not to speak.The State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Dave Aronberg, vowed to get “justice” for Bey. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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

Scoreboard roundup — 2/3/21

first_imgFebruary 4, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/3/21 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 130, Indiana 110Philadelphia 118, Charlotte 111Dallas 122, Atlanta 116LA Clippers 121, Cleveland 99New York 107, Chicago 103Oklahoma City 104, Houston 87Washington 103, Miami 100San Antonio 111, Minnesota 108New Orleans 123, Phoenix 101Sacramento 116, Boston 111NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUETampa Bay 5, Detroit 1Boston 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT)Vegas at San Jose (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSt. John’s 70, Villanova 59East Carolina 82, Houston 73Alabama 78, LSU 60Virginia 64, NC State 57Georgetown 86, Creighton 79Pittsburgh 83, Virginia Tech 72Missouri 75, Kentucky 70South Carolina 72, Florida 66Michigan at Northwestern (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more