WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lamar dominates host Corpus Christi

first_img A&M-Corpus Christi scored the game’s first four points and LU didn’t take its first lead of the game until nearly three minutes into the action, but once they did Big Red began to flex its muscles. The Cardinals grabbed the lead on a Kinard jumper which sparked a 17-5 run to build a 22-9 advantage midway through the second quarter.LU never backed off the pressure and pushed its lead to as many as 18, 34-16, heading into the locker room.The Cardinals doubled up the number of makes from their hosts in the opening half. LU was 14-of-35 (.400) from the field, while limiting the Islanders to seven makes on 28 attempts. The Red and White also made A&M-Corpus Christi pay for their turnovers in the opening 20 minutes. The Cards forced nine turnovers and cashed the mistakes in for 14 points. LU outrebounded the Islanders, 26-17, in the opening 20 minutes including 12 offensive boards and held a 9-1 advantage in second chance points heading into the locker room.It was more of the same to start the second half of action as the Cards opened the third quarter on a 9-4 run to build a 23-point lead four minutes into the quarter. The Red and White saw their advantage balloon to as many as 25 early in the third quarter. A&M-Corpus made a minor run early in the fourth quarter to trim a 26-point deficit down to 18 points with just over seven minutes remaining, but the outcome was never in jeopardy. The Cardinals return to action Wednesday when they travel to Houston Baptist. The game against the Huskies will tip off at 7 p.m. from Sharp Gym. Lamar sports informationCORPUS CHRISTI – Senior Moe Kinard netted a game-high 24 points to lead Lamar to a 72-47 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center Saturday afternoon. Senior Chastadie Barrs just missed another triple double (16 points, 17 rebounds and nine rebounds) in the victorious effort as LU remains atop the Southland standings.The Cardinals (21-5, 14-1 SLC) shot 39 percent from the field, including four three-pointers, while outrebounding the Islanders, 48-40. Big Red also took advantage of 28 Islander turnovers which were cashed in for 36 points (LU held a 36-15 advantage in points off turnovers). The Cards also recorded a 15-11 advantage on second chance points.center_img In addition to Kinard and Barrs, sophomore Jadyn Pimentel added 13 points and five assists.The Red and White also recorded a decided advantage in the paint. LU outscored the Islanders, 44-20, in the paint. A&M-Corpus Christi struggled to find its rhythm from the field. After scoring the first four points of the game, the Islanders were held to a 19-of-60 (.317) performance – recording nine fewer field goals than LU. The Islanders had only one player reach double figures – Alexes Bryant (10 points).“I’m very proud of this team today, because this is never an easy place to play,” said LU head coach Robin Harmony. “They were throwing a lot of just at us and our kids really handled it well. I think that will help us down the road. We had this game circled on our schedule because of how tough it is to come here and win.”last_img read more

Brandon Eckenrode Promoted to I-CAR Supervisor of Marketing Communications

first_imgAt left: I-CAR Supervisor of Marketing Communications Brandon Eckenrode pictured (center) with past NABC President Guy Bargnes (left) and past PRIDE Chair Janet Chaney (right). Eckenrode was a National Auto Body Council (NABC) 2006 PRIDE award recipient for his community service work as a member of the collision industry. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – I-CAR employee Brandon Eckenrode has been promoted from senior marketing communications specialist to supervisor of marketing communications. In this new role, Eckenrode will largely be responsible for and will oversee advertising, media relations and the marketing of all I-CAR training deliveries – live, online and qualification tests including Mobile Qualification Tests. He will also continue to lead the marketing efforts of the I-CAR International Annual Meeting and the I-CAR presence at NACE. “Brandon takes a challenge head on and always finds a way to succeed,” said Tom McGee, I-CAR president and CEO. “While I-CAR was experiencing a downturn in student units, Brandon jumped at the chance to lead the effort to turn our numbers around. Not only has he used creative approaches in promoting I-CAR training and Qualification Tests, he is able to inspire others while leading new initiatives.” Eckenrode will report to the Director of Marketing Joyce Kasmer, while Jolinda Ottum, marketing communications specialist, will report to Eckenrode. Eckenrode is a graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, and has been employed by I-CAR since January 2002.last_img read more

Sir Scott Baker made a fundamental mistake in his extradition review

first_imgIt must be gratifying for Sir Scott Baker that in Joshua Rozenberg he has at least one champion for his review of the UK’s extradition laws. But Mr Rozenberg’s seems to be very much the minority view on matters of forum and our treaty with the US. Both Sir Scott and Mr Rozenberg make the mistake of conflating the issue as to whether a case could be tried in another country with whether it should be tried there. It is without question that the cases of the NatWest Three (of which I was one) and Gary McKinnon could properly be tried in the US, as Mr Rozenberg reports. The whole point of a forum test – which no British court has ever been allowed to apply – is to determine whether, in all the circumstances, it would be in the interests of justice for the trial to take place overseas. It is beyond belief that the review panel could state that none of these cases would have been decided differently if a forum test had been applied. How could they possibly know that? If any members of the Baker panel or Mr Rozenberg doubts the strength of feeling on this issue, they would do well to read the Hansard of the Commons debate on extradition, held in Westminster Hall on 24 November, led by Dominic Raab MP, a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. This issue is far from settled. David Bermingham, Goring, Oxfordshirelast_img read more

Another 2013 queen contestant receives sponsorship

first_imgLeslassa Armour-Shillingford at Friday’s sashingThe journey to the throne in the 2013 Miss Dominica pageant has been made much easier for contestant Leslassa Armour-Shillingford who has secured full sponsorship from Auto Trade Ltd and the Anchorage Hotel. “Leslassa we feel, throughout her life has been a very determined young woman, she has had many challenges that she had to overcome and she’s done so brilliantly,” said Anchorage Hotel’s representative Yvonne Armour, at the launching ceremony on Friday January 4th.Armour, who is also Shillingford’s mother, indicated that despite suffering from scoliosis; a disorder of the spine, Leslassa has remained a very determined young woman.“We know; we are confident that she will do great things for Dominica,” Armour reiterated.Shillingford recently completed an International Baccalaureate Program in Canada through which she received various awards including: best contribution to dance, and the most prestigious senior award for fine character, scholarship and sportsmanship, Armour stated.Such accomplishments alongside her exposure and experience in promoting Dominica made her an ideal candidate worth sponsoring.(L-R): Auto Trade’s representative Lynn Delsol, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford and her mother Yvonne Armour“The picture that Leslassa has painted among many persons whom we would wish to sponsor…we feel privileged, not only Leslassa being part of the family.“Leslassa comes from a family of honest, hard working people, she has represented Dominica at trade shows, and she will continue to represent Dominica brilliantly, graciously,” stated Amour.Shillingford’s chaperone; her aunt Carla Armour noted that the despite needing financial backing to assist with the pageant, most importantly what was sought was support.“When we looked at sponsorship for Leslassa what we were looking for was support.”She explained that it was important to meet people of the community in an effort to help promote it, as well as to find an additional brand to partner with besides the family business.“We felt that it would give Leslassa more mileage, it would give them more mileage and also open up a new market for them and give her more opportunities.”Shillingford hopes to maintain a level of excellence if successful in the pageant.“I understand that if I win, when I win hopefully that I will be an ambassador of Dominica and as Ms. Armour stated I have done trade shows representing Dominica already and I believe that I can do a great job at this.“I am also a humble person and take feedback very well,” she stated.Dominica Marine Center, Elma’s shop and bar, HANS All Natural Hair Salon, Optical services Ltd are among other businesses that are also providing support and assistance to Shillingford.None of the sponsors disclosed the amount of their contributions towards Miss Armour-Shillingford.Armour-Shillingford is the third contestant to receive sponsorship for the February 8th competition.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 128 Views   5 comments EntertainmentLocalNews Another 2013 queen contestant receives sponsorship by: – January 4, 2013last_img read more