Statewide—On December 13, the National Institute of Mental Health is sponsoring a webinar about transitioning from pediatric to adult health care for youth with autism. The webinar will feature a parent and daughter discussing their experiences and perspectives about making the health care transition. Registration is not necessary.Topics will include:What information and help from your health care provider would be most useful,Concerns about making the shift to adult care, andSuggestions for health care providers for pediatric and adult patients to make the transition successful for youth and young adults with autism and their caregivers.This webinar will also provide new and useful resources available at Got Transition, the national resource center on health care transition supported by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.For Webinar details: Date: Friday, December 13, 2019Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST Join Webex meetingMeeting number (access code): 627 388 524Meeting password: AutismServicesJoin from a video system or applicationDial: firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can also dial 22.214.171.124 and enter the meeting number. Join by phoneCall-in toll number (US and Canada): 1-650-479-3208
GREEN BAY — Playing on the road in front of an energized crowd of more than 3,700 fans Wednesday, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team defeated UW-Green Bay 59-47 to extend its winning streak to nine games.The Badgers used a strong shooting performance early to quiet the crowd, jumping out to a 9-0 lead while holding the Phoenix scoreless in the first three-and-a-half minutes of play. With all the energy that comes with a big intrastate game, UWGB couldn’t find a rhythm early and failed to stop Wisconsin from getting open looks at the basket.“For whatever reason, we were just really tight to start the game,” UWGB head coach Matt Bollant said. “I don’t know if it was the big crowd, or if it’s Wisconsin and just being so excited to play them, but it not only hurt us on the offensive end, it made us a step slow on the defensive end.”Wisconsin (9-1) got a strong early performance from guard Alyssa Karel, who scored all nine of her points in the first 10 minutes of play. But, in the end, it was the play of junior forward Mariah Dunham and sophomore forward Tara Steinbauer who carried the Badgers the rest of the way.Dunham led all scorers with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc, and Steinbauer added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and 3-for-4 from the line.“Our high-low was effective in the first half,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “[Tara] and Mariah were able to be the receivers, and kept us in there scoring-wise.”The Badgers extended the lead to 32-12 with 5:43 to play in the first half, but the Phoenix fought back, going on an 18-3 run over a nine-minute stretch to cut the Wisconsin lead to 35-30.Unfortunately for UWGB, Dunham hit a 3-pointer on the next UW possession, and the Phoenix would never get any closer in the final 16 minutes of play.Green Bay (7-1) was led offensively by sophomore guard Celeste Hoewisch with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Also in double figures for the Phoenix was senior Lavesa Glover with 10 points, going 3-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe.Hoewisch led the Phoenix rally over the last six minutes of the first half and first three minutes in the second half, but was unable to overcome the surprisingly the slow start for UWGB.“It’s always disappointing to start your game the way we did,” Hoewisch said. “We’ve just got to learn from it. I think we might’ve made this game bigger than what it really was [and] paid attention maybe to what was on the front of their jersey. I don’t know what it was.”The biggest problem for Wisconsin in the game was a familiar one: foul trouble. UW had five fouls before the first media timeout of the game and finished with three forwards — Dunham, Steinbauer and Lin Zastrow — with four fouls apiece.As a result, the Badgers were forced to utilize some of their depth at the forward position, with senior Caitlin Gibson seeing the floor for the second time this year, playing seven minutes and putting in a pair of shots while grabbing an offensive rebound.“We’re bringing a lot of forwards in there, and I like it,” Stone said. “I just told our team, I’m very, very proud of Caitlin Gibson. She hasn’t played a whole lot this whole year and she came in and gave us quality minutes in crunch time.”Wednesday’s game marked the first time this season that Karel — the Badgers’ leading scorer — has failed to reach double digits in scoring, but it showed that opposing defenses cannot focus on one player to shut down the Badgers’ offensive attack.“[For] this team, like any other team I’ve been on, it doesn’t matter who comes out and scores,” Dunham said. “That’s the threat of this team — you don’t know who’s going to be the leading scorer. Alyssa, she had an off game, but at the same time, she played very well on the defensive end.”Defense again proved to be a strong point for the Badgers, as they held the Phoenix to 47 points on 38.6 percent shooting from the field and just 23.1 percent from beyond the arc. For Bollant, the strength of Wisconsin’s defense appeared to come from the players’ desire to play well defensively and a knowledge of the importance of defensive play.“They take a lot of pride in it,” Bollant said. “They realize that they’ve got to defend every possession to give themselves a chance to win. It’s really a team thing. … They’ve all bought in to the team defense.”
The USC men’s basketball team came out running Thursday night but couldn’t keep it going as Washington State rallied from behind to hand the Trojans a 67-60 loss at the Galen Center.Tough loss · Senior forward Marcus Johnson fouled out late in the game during the Trojans’ loss. Johnson finished with 16 points. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan USC (11-7, 3-3) led by as many as 15, but the Cougars charged back midway through the second half. Redshirt senior forward Marcus Johnson turned in a productive night, leading the Trojans with 16 points but came up short, with the rest of the team in the final minutes of the game.Guard Reggie Moore had 21 points and six assists to pace Washington State (14-5, 4-3), and guard Klay Thompson — the nation’s fifth-leading scorer — added 20 points of his own.“We were very aggressive in the first half defensively,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said after the game. “I thought we made it tough in the second half. We gave in for the first time in quite a while.”Just minutes into the second half, it looked like the Trojans were on their way to a blowout. Redshirt junior forward Alex Stepheson scored five straight points before Johnson’s emphatic dunk put USC ahead 41-26.But the visitors weren’t ready to call it a night. The Cougars proceeded to go on a 12-1 run, with forward Nikola Koprivica’s three-pointer cutting the lead to four with 15:25 to go. Meanwhile, the Trojans’ offense stalled.“You can’t have both,” said senior forward Dwight Lewis, who finished with 13 points on 5-of -14 shooting. You can’t slack up on defense and not be scoring at the same time. If you do that, it will wind up in a loss like it did tonight.”A 3-pointer by redshirt senior guard Mike Gerrity halted the Cougars’ surge temporarily. But USC’s vaunted defense, which had entered the game tied for first in the nation in points allowed per game, began to crack.Even after the Trojans stretched the lead back to eight, Washington State kept coming back. With just under six minutes remaining, the Cougars scored on five straight possessions. Moore’s jumper with 3:17 left gave the road team a 58-55 lead.“Moore’s a heck of a player,” O’Neill said. “No matter who we put on him, we couldn’t keep in front.”After Moore made two free throws, another three by Gerrity cut the lead to two and energized a crowd hoping the Trojans would make a comeback of their own.But that hope was short-lived, as USC just couldn’t convert in the final two minutes and the Cougars closed out the game at the line.“We just didn’t have a good half defensively,” O’Neill said. “We just collapsed.”The Trojans won’t have much time to reflect on their second-half meltdown. Washington (12-6, 3-4) comes to town Saturday night for some more Pac-10 action at the Galen Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.“You can dwell on it tonight,” Lewis said of the loss. “But you’ve got to get ready for a good Washington team coming in.”
After on-and-off results from its deeper bench, Syracuse on Wednesday night kept its rotation the tightest it had through 15 games — and it worked.The Orange has lost games in which it used nine players and only three scored in double figures. It also has won games in which eight players scored in double digits. On Wednesday, the first time SU head coach Jim Boeheim kept his rotation to five players, Syracuse (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) picked up its first significant victory of the season, a 70-55 triumph over Miami (11-3, 1-1) in the Carrier Dome.“It was something a little different than we’ve been doing all season,” senior forward Tyler Roberson said, “but it’s just one game.”Roberson played a season-high 35 minutes while starter Taurean Thompson only saw five. Frank Howard and Dajuan Coleman played a combined one minute and 40.9 seconds. Boeheim has flirted with different lineups all season, using his fifth different starting five against Miami, but this was the first time he hasn’t substituted freely.Then again, it hasn’t been often that the five on the floor has excelled for as long of a stretch as John Gillon, Tyus Battle, Andrew White, Tyler Lydon and Roberson did in holding the Hurricanes to 55 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That unit that was out there was in a groove, so we stuck with it,” said Lydon, who scored 20 points. “I think we can throw a number of different lineups in there and be confident with the five guys on the floor that can win a game.”The reasoning was simple from Boeheim: Roberson is better at defense than Thompson. Syracuse needed defense. Roberson’s defense worked. So Roberson played 35 minutes while Thompson rode the bench.It may have been atypical of what the Orange has done, especially with more reliable options at its disposal than last year. But those reliable options have turned out to be not so reliable, so the easy fix was to cancel some of them out.The five Syracuse rolled with on Wednesday has been used only 27.3 percent of the time over the past five games, according to Kenpom.com. Against Miami, it was used for almost the entire game with all five players seeing over 35 minutes on the floor. And for now, until another opponent shreds the zone, Boeheim has no reason to change.“If we win that way,” Boeheim said with a sarcastic smirk, “we’ll continue it, yeah.”***MORE COVERAGE:What we learned from Syracuse’s victory over MiamiTyler Roberson stifles Miami inside, scores 9 points in season-high 35 minutesSyracuse’s zone works like it should John Gillon puts stranglehold on point guard spotGallery: The best sights from SU’s win over MiamiSuperlatives from Syracuse’s win Published on January 5, 2017 at 10:59 am Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
Players of Giwa FC are grumbling over the uncertainties hanging over them as the Jos-based club will be thrown out of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) should they fail to honour a second straight league match this weekend.Several players of the club also told AfricanFootball.com they are unhappy they have not been paid salaries for several months now.At the weekend, Wikki Tourists walked over Giwa at the Ilorin Stadium after the Jos club stayed away from the match venue following their banishment from the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos on account of crowd trouble there recently.Should Giwa fail to honour their next game away at Abia Warriors on Sunday, they will be expelled from the league as clearly stipulated in the rules of the competition. One of the disturbed Giwa players said their fate is hanging in a balance.“We don’t know what next for us here. All we do is to go to training and come back. We are not happy at all,” he told AfricanFootball.com“We went to Jos stadium last weekend for the game against Wikki and there were no referees for the game. We the players are in dilemma right now and every day we get frustrated.”Another player informed AfricanFootball.com they have not been paid salaries.“We are being owed salary, some four months, some three and others two months,” he disclosed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Atletico striker Diego Costa’s red card last weekend at the Camp Nou means he misses Saturday’s game at home to RC Celta, with the relegation threatened Galicians also without their inspirational front-man Iago Aspas through suspension.Saturday evening brings a tasty clash between city rivals Sevilla and Real Betis at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. Both teams are well in the hunt to qualify for UEFA competition next season, while Sevilla want revenge for losing 1-0 to a late Joaquin Sanchez goal in the reverse fixture of what is known as ‘El Gran Derbi’ – ‘the big derby.’The weekend starts early on Saturday with Espanyol hosting Alaves at the RCDE Stadium. Both teams have had positive 2018/19 campaigns so far, with the visitors still harbouring hopes of European football next season.Sunday’s programme begins at lunchtime with fourth placed Getafe at 17th placed RealValladolid. Los Blanquivioletas have been unfortunate lately so really need the boost of a win to stave off the drop, while Los Azulones have their eyes firmly fixed on a historic Champions League spot.There’s a similar mix of concerns at San Mames in Bilbao on Sunday afternoon, with eighth-placed Athletic Club still aiming for a Europa League spot despite a defeat at Getafe last weekend, and Rayo Vallecano, 19th, hoping last week’s victory over Valencia can be the catalyst for a late climb to safety.The action then moves along the Basque coast to San Sebastian and Anoeta, as neighbours Real Sociedad and Eibar battle for local pride with an extra edge as they go into the game separated by just one point in the middle of the LaLiga Santander table.Next it is over to Catalonia where things should be tense as a Girona team with increasing relegation worries after three straight LaLiga defeats host a Villarreal side stuck in 18th position after frustratingly picking up just one point from their last three outings.There is yet another derbi on Sunday at Mestalla as Valencia host city rivals Levante in another of LaLiga’s most historic fixtures. The added element here is that the home side are aiming to continue their climb towards the top four, while a worrying run of results has seen Levante slide to 15th place.The weekend concludes on Monday evening in the Spanish capital’s southern suburbs whereLeganes will be aiming to top an excellent recent run with a first ever LaLiga victory against giant neighbours Real Madrid, who are already looking towards 2019/20 under recently returned coach Zinedine Zidane.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona will aim to take another step towards the LaLiga title in a weekend packed with derby clashes in Seville, Valencia, Madrid and the Basque Country.Barça’s 2-0 victory at home to Atletico de Madrid last weekend sent them 11 points clear atop the LaLiga Santander table with seven games remaining. Next up for Ernesto Valverde’s men is a trip to bottom club Huesca on Saturday afternoon, with Lionel Messi and company closing in on an eighth title in 11 years.Huesca have shown their battling qualities with 3-3 and 2-2 draws in their last two LaLiga fixtures and will be hoping for a first ever victory against a Barça team midway through a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.
RelatedWayne Rooney Announce Retirement From International FootballAugust 23, 2017In “England”Former Liverpool Star, Craig Bellamy Convicted Faces 18 MonthsMarch 27, 2019In “Lifestyle”Wayne Rooney Gets off with Meagre Fine after ArrestJanuary 6, 2019In “Lifestyle” The 31 year-old was almost three times the legal limit, with tests showing his alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.Rooney later apologised in a statement saying: “Following today’s court hearing I want to publicly apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.“I have already sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone else at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”Everton manager Ronald Koeman says the case will be dealt with internally.
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“I am happy to be continuing my basketball career with Pallacanestro Torino,” remarked Moe Kinard. “This has been a dream of mine to play professionally since I was a little kid. Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve my goal.” Courtesy of Lamar AthleticsBEAUMONT, Texas – Former Lamar University women’s basketball player Moe Kinard has signed a professional contract to play for Pallacanestro Torino in Italy next season. Pallacanestro Torino plays in the Serie A1 League in Italy. Kinard, a native of New Iberia, La., appeared in all 31 games for the Cardinals this season. She led the Cards in scoring averaging 21.6 points per game. She shot a career-best 45.8 percent from the floor and 34.4 percent on three pointers this season. She made a career-high 94 threes. Against Incarnate Word on Feb. 20, Kinard broke the LU school record for most three pointers made in a career with 218. Besides scoring, Kinard recorded 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.5 assists per game during the 2018-19 season. Kinard earned her second straight SLC First Team honors this season. Kinard finished the regular season as the SLC scoring leader as she averaged 21.6 points per game. She set the NCAA single game three-point record when she hit 13 threes at Denver on Nov. 23. In that game, Kinard set the single game scoring record for LU and the Southland Conference with 58 points. The 58 points is the most points scored in an NCAA game this season. Over her three-year career at Lamar, Kinard appeared in 89 games for the Red and White. She averaged 17.7 points per game and hit an LU school record 230 three-pointers. For her career at LU, Kinard scored the third most points with 1,576. She shot 42.7 percent from the floor and hit 33.2 percent of her three-pointers.
Dear Editor,I am amazes and somewhat shocked to have read Mr Oscar Ramjeet’s comment in one of the daily newspapers harshly criticizing Irfan Ali’s candidacy and nomination for president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.I take this opportunity to remind Mr Oscar Ramjeet and his friends in the diaspora that Mr. Irfan Ali did not drop from the sky; he has been actively involved in Guyana’s politics for over twenty years.Former Presidents, Donald Ramotar and Bharrat Jagdeo give him high praises in the competent manner in which he managed his ministry as Minister of Government and as a member of the PPP- Parliamentary Opposition since 2015.It is a fact that Mr Ali has delivered on the manifestos and policies of the PPP by completely transforming the housing land scape of this country and regularizing squatting areas with large housing schemes in various parts of Guyana.Further, under his leadership Guyanese living in Guyana or abroad; irrespective of race, political persuasion or creed were the recipients of over 50,000 affordable house lots and turn-key houses so that they can have the assurance, security and comfort of their own homes with portable, purified water, asphalt roads and electricity supply.This former, honorable minister of government has created many industrial zones so that thousands of skilled, semiskilled and ordinary workers can have employment. Moreover, this public servant has dedicated all his unwavering energy to the service of this country.I urge Mr Ramjeet to be reminded that Mr. Ali has gained wide support from the Central Executive of the PPP with approximately 70% of the votes cast on Saturday, January 19, 2019.I therefore question, how this learned gentleman has the gall to say that President Jagdeo was the cause for the PPP’s loss at the 2015 polls. I need to inform you that if President Jagdeo didn’t step in and make a late intervention the PPP would have lost by a far greater majority.Ramjeet, you must also understand that President Jagdeo is the lighting rod in the PPP, and the champion for the cause of the disenfranchised Guyanese people in the unending downward spiral spin whether you like it or not; Sir, I guarantee you he will be there for a long time to come.I am confident that Mr. Irfan Ali and the Central Executive Committee members of the PPP will deliver a victory for all Guyanese in the eagerly awaited upcoming general elections.Finally, I agree with Mr Ramjeet that his favored presidential candidate Mr Anil Nandallal is articulate and bright, but the Central Executive of the PPP has spoken and all the nominees have given their support to Mr Ali. The entire team is now united by his victory and this will be sold to the populace.Yours sincerely,Hanna Mohamed