Long-time Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78

first_img Written by May 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Long-time Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan Passes Away At 78 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday morning, numerous sources reported former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passed away at 78. He passed away from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.The Jazz released a statement on Sloan, stating that he will always be synonymous with the franchise.The franchise expressed their gratitude for his achievements in Utah and “the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity” he brought to the squad.From 1985-2011, Sloan posted a record of 1221-803 (.603) with the Jazz (1985-2011) and the Chicago Bulls (1977-1978; 1979-1982) as a head coach. He was 1,127-682 (.623) with the Jazz.His 1,127 wins with the Jazz are the second most with one team. Current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has 1,272 wins with San Antonio (1997-present).Sloan, a 2009 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Springfield, Mass., led the Jazz to consecutive NBA Finals appearances in the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons.His .603 winning percentage is the sixth-best in NBA history and his 1,221 wins are the third-most in league annals.He led his squads to seven divisional titles and guided the Jazz to 16 consecutive winning seasons and thirteen 50-win campaigns.Sloan’s squads went to the postseason 20 times while he led Utah to the playoffs on 19 occasions. His 98 playoff wins are the sixth-most in NBA history.The Miller family, who has owned the franchise since 1986, in a statement, lauded Sloan, saying “We have appreciated our relationship with Jerry and acknowledge his dedication to and passion for, the Utah Jazz.” Furthermore, they said “the Miller family and Jazz organization will be proud to honor him with a permanent tribute.”Sloan is one of only seven coaches in league history to win at least 50 games in 10 different seasons.Others on this prestigious list include Rick Adelman (1983-2014; Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves), Don Nelson (1976-2010; Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks), Pat Riley (1979-2008; Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat), Phil Jackson (1978-2011, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers), Popovich and George Karl (1979-1980; 1984-2016, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings).Sloan had labored with the Jazz organization for 34 years, serving as either a head coach, assistant, scout or senior adviser.During his head coaching career with the Jazz, 245 NBA head coaching changes occurred throughout the league.Sloan also has a banner hanging from the Vivint Smart Home Arena in his honor. He is joined by fellow franchise legends, center Mark Eaton (1982-1993), shooting guard Darrell Griffith (1980-1991), shooting guard Jeff Hornacek (1994-2000), power forward Karl Malone (1985-2003), point guard John Stockton (1984-2003), his former head coach and general manager Frank Layden (1981-1989), longtime Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, former radio/TV broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley and other former Jazz stars Adrian Dantley (1979-1986) and “Pistol” Pete Maravich (1974-1980).As a player, Sloan was a two-time All-star with the Chicago Bulls (1967, 1969) and played for both the Bulls and Baltimore Bullets in a playing career from 1965-1976.Sloan averaged 14 points and 7.4 rebounds per game over the course of his career.He became the first Bulls player to have his number retired by the franchise. His No. 4 jersey was retired by the Bulls February 17, 1978. Brad James Tags: Jerry Sloan/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Guest blog: ‘You might not like it, but RoPA is good for us all’

first_imgThe inevitable election of Boris has understandably stolen the spotlight of late and many of my industry peers will be intrigued to see how his plans for the housing market pan out.A lesser reported – at least for those working outside of property – but equally significant development in the marketplace was the set of recommendations laid out by the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) report.First thing’s first: we can all agree that regulation is a force for good and we’ve been saying that for a long time. Honesty, integrity and a strict code of conduct must be at the core of any good industry. Ours is generally better than many in that sense. It has high expectations of itself when it comes to standards and procedure, despite what the media-charged public opinion says.Introducing licenses might go some way in changing that perception. Consumers have a right to feel confident that they are being serviced within a strict moral and legal framework. After all, you wouldn’t employ an unlicensed accountant, would you? We’re also dealing with similar levels of responsibility in what we do.The creation of a new regulator will take the lion’s share of the debate – especially on the funding side.Why should I pay to right the wrongs of a rogue few, many will say.It comes at a time when the market is stretched and bottom lines are under pressure. What does that mean for the independent? Whilst I have unwavering faith in its future, there is a strong case for additional government support when you account for further costs in compliance and training.Nonetheless, agents will be pleased that the RoPA has recognised it’s enforcement that’s the real issue when it comes to regulation. By no stretch of the imagination is our industry light on laws and codes of practice that govern us.Enforcement falls shortIt’s just that Trading Standards and other enforcers often fall short when it comes to taking meaningful action. This means the small minority of rogue agents are able to get away with their malpractice that is used to tarnish our whole industry.Our industry is generally one of decent and honest people. Hard workers who want to learn, too. Hunters is totally committed to training and has been running its own training academy since 2006, with a vocational HVQ launched in 2014.One of our industry’s greatest strengths is its role in social mobility, offering employment and training opportunities to all walks of life, so the Level 3 requirement sets an important professional benchmark and is a worthy reminder that you don’t need to go to college or university to excel in a professional career.Landlords had enoughThe reduced discussion of landlords interested me. What does it mean for them? Maybe the RoPA has recognised that they have been through enough as it is! All jokes aside, the report claims the new procedures may be extended to landlords once it’s settled in with agents. Many will wonder why the delay? Safeguarding a level playing field is important and regulating half an industry seems as logical as regulating half a factory!There are questions that need to be answered and the proposals will be met with varying degrees of enthusiasm. But one thing is clear: if done properly, it will only improve what is already an industry of good people.Read more about how to prepare for Ropa. Regulation of Property Agents Working Group Ropa Glynis Frew Hunters 2019-07-30Nigel LewisOne commentDavid Jabbari | Solicitor | Founder and CEO of Muve | [email protected] |, Muve Muve 30th July 2019 at 10:28 amI think RoPA was unfairly negative about the standard of estate agents, eg paragraph 13: “Trust in property agents remains low: for example, only 30% of respondents to an annual survey conducted in 2018 by the market research company Ipsos Mori agreed with the statement that they trusted ‘estate agents’ to tell the truth: this was less than half of the 62% who trust ‘the average person on the street’.” The problem with regulation – as we know in the legal sector – is it all depends on the regulatory body as to whether it ends up being a lot of useless bureaucracy that will only serve to line the pockets of those providing compulsory training and CPD. We are lucky to have a choice of regulator in conveyancing which is why we chose the specialist CLC over the heavily bureaucratic SRA. Muve is committed to helping our estate agent clients navigate regulatory changes and train their people. Just as we provide ID and AML services as part of our conveyancing partnerships with agents, we see this RoPA compliance as a natural extension of this. David Jabbari, CEO Muve ([email protected]).Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » Guest Blogs » Guest blog: ‘You might not like it, but RoPA is good for us all’ Guest blog: ‘You might not like it, but RoPA is good for us all’Regulation is a force for good if it’s done well and will change public and media perceptions of agents, writes Glynis Frew, CEO, Hunters30th July 20191 Comment813 Viewslast_img read more

HII, KBR to establish Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College

first_img View post tag: Australia View post tag: Naval Shipbuilding College April 4, 2018 Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia picks HII, KBR duo to establish its Naval Shipbuilding College View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Authorities Australia picks HII, KBR duo to establish its Naval Shipbuilding College The Australian government has selected a joint venture between Huntington Ingalls Industries and Kellogg Brown & Root to establish the country’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will work with shipbuilders throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment.The joint venture has been named Naval Shipbuilding Institute to establish and manage Australia’s naval college.Announcing the contract, Australian defense industry minister Chritopher Pyne said the naval shipbuilding workforce in Australia was likely to grow to around 5,200 workers by the mid‑2020s.“The Naval Shipbuilding College will collaborate with key education and industry providers to ensure Australia can increase the size and skill level of the naval shipbuilding and sustainment workforce we need,” Pyne said.“More than 25,000 personnel will be needed directly or indirectly for the government’s $90 billion commitment to a continuous shipbuilding program. The naval shipbuilding workforce in Australia is likely to grow to around 5,200 workers by the mid‑2020s, across a range of diverse job roles.”The Naval Shipbuilding College will be headquartered in South Australia, creating 20 jobs in Adelaide, with an initial focus on increasing the number of people with key entry-level trade qualifications.HII and KBR have put together a team from the shipbuilding, education, training, academic and business sectors across Australia to ensure the mission of the Naval Shipbuilding College is properly executed. These organizations include the Australian Maritime College in Launceston; Australian vocational education and training providers (TAFE) in Adelaide and Fremantle; and AiGroup, Manpower Group, PwC, Defence Teaming Centre and the Defence Industry Educational Skills Consortium. Share this articlelast_img read more

President Mooney leaves 12-year legacy

first_imgLauren Weldon During her her 12-year presidency, President Carol Ann Mooney accomplished many things, including the successful capital campaign “Faith Always, Action Now,” launching graduate programs, increasing diversity, the Voices of Young Catholic Women project, the Presidential Taskforce on Sexual Assault and many other projects and initiatives.Mooney said she has always loved to interact with students since taking office June 1, 2004.“It’s certainly the students I will miss the most,” she said. “I only get to know a few really well, but I have the opportunity to interact with quite a few, and what I really enjoy is seeing the people they become at the end of their four years here. Whatever else we do, if at the end of four years they are people we’re proud of, then everything is worth it.”She said she is continuously impressed not just by the students’ accomplishments and confidence, but their goodness and sense of purpose. “It feeds my soul,” she said.When the College launched the capital campaign, “Faith Always, Action Now,” in 2008, the recession wasn’t fully realized. Mooney said many doubted that the College would achieve her ambitious goal of $80 million, but the campaign concluded in February 2015 after surpassing the initial goal and raising $105 million, making it the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s 171-year history.Mooney said it is in the College’s DNA to ignore obstacles and the success of the campaign is a tribute to the great education at Saint Mary’s.“The campaign was a success because Saint Mary’s is a good place because it does good work and its needs to continue,” she said.The campaign wasn’t the success of one person, she said, but it was about getting the word about Saint Mary’s out and showing people what the students, alumnae, faculty and administration are doing to make a difference in the world.She cited historic women of the College and their can-do attitudes as her inspiration.“Mother Pauline built Le Mans Hall when she didn’t know where the money was going to come from,” Mooney said. “She got a fair amount of grief from other Sisters in the congregation for moving forward on such a huge project, but she did it anyway.“Sister Madeleva Wolff started the school of sacred theology when there was no place in the world where women or even laymen could do advanced study in Catholic theology.”Renovations to Madeleva Hall were completed early in her presidency and the campus map looks different than it did when she took office in 2004. Mooney led fundraising and oversaw the completion of Spes Unica Hall in 2008, as well as the beginning of renovation to Purcell Athletic Fields, Angela Athletic Facility and Science Hall.There are lots of people today who keep declaring the end of women’s colleges, but nobody at Saint Mary’s is thinking that, she said.“There’s a sense here that if it needs to be done, let’s get on with it and do it,” she said. While it is important to get things done, Mooney said she hopes members of the College community will be inspired by her own pride for the College.“What I hope has been the result of my presidency is a renewed confidence in Saint Mary’s, a renewed pride.”New graduate programs align with both the mission of the Sisters and the College are part of that renewed pride.“Having the kind of graduate programs that we have started fits with our emphasis on teaching and fits with what we’ve learned from the Sisters, to see what the current needs are and then try to meet them.”The Sisters of the Holy Cross have had a deep impact on Mooney, and she said they inspire her to live out her faith each day.“Working with the Sisters has been a real privilege. My family has worshipped at the Church of Loretto for years before I became president.”The hospitality of the Sisters has very important in both her personal life and her professional life at the College. “I really admire the Sisters. I think what they exude is a real sense that they see the face of God in every single human being,” she said.Like the Sisters, Mooney believes in the impact of diversity of ideas and experiences at the College. When she became president racial and ethnic diversity was 9.1 percent and when measured in 2015, it increased to 17 percent.“The church is universal, embracing people from all cultures and races,” Mooney said. “As an educational institution, we need the richest possible classroom conversations, and what I’ve emphasized is racial and ethnic diversity because those are still markers in our society for different lived experience.“Having students with a variety of lived experiences in the classroom enriches the education for every single student in that classroom,” she said. “It makes it a more vibrant intellectual community, and all of our students deserve that.”The Voices of Young Women Project was an initiative Campus Ministry launched nationally in September 2014 with the support of the College’s Division for Mission. Campus Ministry invited millennial women to write letters to Pope Francis expressing their love for the Catholic tradition and sharing ideas that could contribute to the Church’s outreach to young women and support them in meeting today’s challenges.Mooney, along with her husband George Efta and two students, Grace Urankar ’14 and Kristen Millar ‘15 traveled to Rome to deliver the more than 200 letters written by Saint Mary’s students and women across the country.Carrying the letters across the globe was the most impactful part of the experience, Mooney said.“Meeting the Pope was wonderful, but carrying those letters where young women had poured their hearts out to the Pope was what was most powerful to me, and the hope that what those women had to say will help form our Church so that it better serves everybody, that was the real privilege.”She further described the experience that built her faith in both the College and in God.“It was one of those moments where I thought Saint Mary’s gave me the privilege of doing this and now I get to keep telling people about it. So what does it do for my faith? It calls on me. Sometimes it’s easy to respond to that and other times it’s not.”During her presidency, Mooney has had many opportunities to travel around the U.S. to meet with alumnae, donors and important Catholic leaders, including meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in Washington DC and traveling to Rome for the beatification of Father Basil Moreau.Regarding the Presidential Taskforce on Sexual Assault, Mooney said the group will meet to discuss the findings of the Campus Climate Survey that was sent out earlier in the semester and plan next steps for education and prevention of sexual assault.A Saint Mary’s woman to her core, Mooney said she’s working through feelings of leaving the College.“I’ve told a lot of seniors that I will be as much as wreck on commencement day as they will be.“I know intellectually — and probably in my gut — that it’s time for me to go,” Mooney said. “It’s a good time at the College that all of our projects will be completed. We did our accreditation this fall, finished the campaign, we’re coming to the end of a strategic planning period. So I know it’s the right time, but I feel so connected here. It’s going to be hard to step aside, but I will.”Mooney and Efta have lived in South Bend for more than 36 years and she plans to stay in the area, except for trips to spend more time with her three grandchildren and two to be born in spring or summer.“I’ve lived on the fringes of Saint Mary’s pretty much my whole life. It’s turning into a long goodbye, but I’m trying to find the pleasure in each day.”Her contract ends May 31, and president-elect Jan Cervelli will take over June 1. Though she plans to distance herself from the College, she said she’ll be back for her 45th reunion in June 2017.Tags: 11th president, legacy, president, President Carol Ann Money, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

Savannah ‘Summerfest’

first_imgThe Farmers Market, at 701 U.S. Hwy. 80 West, will have free pony rides, watermelon slices and Vidalia onion rings as well as produce giveaways.Arts and crafts, a watermelon-eating contest for kids and a recipe contest (with a $200 first prize) will highlight the day. For recipe entry forms or other information, call Vickie Sikes at (912) 966-7800.last_img

The sale of the famous Fancutts tennis centre at Lutwyche has delivered a solid return

first_imgWimbledon players Trevor and Daphne Fancutt outside the Fancutts Tennis Centre at Lutwyche.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoTHE sale of the former Fancutt’s tennis centre at Lutwyche has delivered a solid return.Property records reveal retirement developer Retire Australia paid a combined $13.605 million for 32 and 39 Laura St, Lutwyche which were once owned and operated by former tennis champs Daphne and Trevor Fancutt.The sale of the two properties at, delivered a total of 6408sq m of land to the developer. Which bought other sites in the street. The Fancutt’s announced in 2015 they would sell the centre they had operated for more than 50 years.Retire Australia has already revealed plans for a multistorey retirement facility on the site.last_img read more

Rich-listers list glam Brisbane skyhome with priceless views

first_img Beach house fetches $4.4 million in off-market sale Accused wife killer Chris Dawson home relisted for rent More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe couple sold their Broadbeach Waters mansion for $9 million before making the move to BrisbaneMrs Rice said that they knew they had to have the New Farm apartment within moments of exiting its private lift. James Rice and Elise Preo both from the CBD at the Gambaro Mud Crab Cup Lunch. Pic Annette DewThat mansion was bought by Mermaid Beach couple Glenn and Victoria Hargraves, part owners of directory and online search company Local Search. Perfection for tennis ace Ash Barty to come home to after Wimbledon They are now selling their New Farm apartment“When we went home we just couldn’t stop thinking about it. We were obsessed with it and how unique and beautiful it is,” she said.The luxury, two level apartment had four bedrooms, four bathrooms and space for six vehicles.Key features include the private lift, walls of glass to accentuate the views, a modern kitchen with designer appliances and finishes, a bar, wine cellar, media room and a dream master suite with a circular stone bath. It’s tiny, but could you live here? The view from the New Farm apartmentFORMER BRW rich-lister James Rice and his glamorous wife Elise are selling their spectacular skyhome in the Brisbane CBD.Designed by award-winning architect Justin O’Neill, the sprawling 670sq m luxury apartment spans two levels, and has some of the best views of the river city.It was purchased by the couple in 2017 after Rice, the boss of development firm Urban Construct, sold the family’s Gold Coast mansion for $9 million that same year. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Soak in the views from the tub!It is listed with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba and is being sold by tender, which closes at 4pm on June 21. MORE PROPERTY NEWS Ellen DeGeneres buys Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s $64.7 million Beverly Hills mansion To find out more about the luxury apartment, and why the couple are selling, pick up a copy of the Realestate magazine in Saturday’s Courier Mail. Land tax hike slammed as QLD now more expensive than NSW .last_img read more

Global Eagle Inks Seabed Constructor Deal with Swire Seabed

first_imgGlobal Eagle Entertainment has signed a three-year agreement with Swire Seabed, a specialist subsea company based in Bergen, Norway. The agreement will allow Global Eagle to provide connectivity for the multi-purpose offshore vessel, Seabed Constructor.Seabed Constructor is currently on long term charter to Ocean Infinity who are trying to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which is believed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2014 with 239 people onboard.The installation for Seabed Constructor was completed in Durban, South Africa in January. Services as part of the agreement include C-band VSAT solution with high guaranteed BW and Iridium backup.As part of the services, crew welfare with personal log in, entertainment and live TV will also be offered.Global Eagle now provides connectivity to three out of the four Swire Seabed vessels, the company said.“Swire Seabed is one of the well-regarded industry leaders in the market. It is great to see that they go beyond providing basic necessities for the seafarers and is investing great effort to provide added amenities and increased connectivity to enhance the quality of life of their seafarers on board,” said Ole Sivertsen, Global Eagle’s senior VP Maritime.last_img read more

Father outraged son was prescribed antibiotics at school without parents’ knowledge

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 2 August 2016Family First Comment: Dear DadYou are right to be outraged. But the politicians have already excluded parents from decisions around a daughter going on contraception or having an abortion. We’re glad that the Principal of this school believes you should have been consulted. So do we.A Bay of Plenty father is outraged his son was prescribed antibiotics at school without a call home first.Marc Cotter’s 12-year-old son was feeling a bit sick, so he went to the sick bay at Katikati College.When the usual nurse was off site, he was referred to the local GP, who works part-time at the school.Mr Cotter said his son was given two containers of amoxicillin tablets in un-prescribed bottles – one of which expired in March this year.“Our phone’s 24 hours. There’s no real reason why you can’t get hold of us. There was no notification to us at all that one, he was even in the sick bay, two he’d seen a doctor and three, had been prescribed any medication.”Mr Cotter said it wasn’t until his son arrived home from school looking teary-eyed and red-cheeked, that he even aware he was sick.READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/father-outraged-son-was-prescribed-antibiotics-at-school-without-parents-knowledge/last_img read more

Mastectomy win for girl, 15, after sex-change plea

first_imgThe Australian 9 August 2016Family First Comment: Shocking! Court in Australia condones a form of ‘child abuse’ despite international guidelines to the contrary.The Family Court has given a 15-year-old child permission to have both breasts removed so she can feel more like a boy.The decision is believed to be the first in which the court has ­approved major surgery for a child who wishes to change gender, ­before they have even started hormone treatment. The child, known in court documents as Quinn, was born female but has dressed as a boy since the age of four.Unlike many children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, she has not been taking hormones to suppress puberty, and has therefore developed large breasts, which the court has said should come off now, because once she starts taking testosterone, she “will develop a hairy chest and face (to go with) an E-cup”.The court took evidence from a psychologist, who cannot be named, who said: ‘Society has begun to accept transgender individuals, however I am highly doubtful they would accept an ­individual with a beard, hairy chest and an E-cup bust.”While there is no hard-and-fast rule on whether the court can ­approve such surgery for children, the decision would appear to be at odds with comments made by senior Family Court judge Steven Strickland, who told an inter­national conference on family law last year that “surgery is not considered in patients less than 18 years of age”.He also said: “Cross-sex hormone therapy is usually given from the age of 16 years (and) surgery is not considered in patients less than 18 years of age. This process for psychological and medical treatment of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria ­accords with national and inter­national guidelines.”The normal process for children diagnosed with gender dysphoria in Australia is for the child to start hormonal treatment to suppress puberty from age 14 or 15; and for parents to then seek the court’s permission for stage two treatment, where a child is given hormones of the opposite gender, from about the age of 16.This allows a child to live as their preferred gender for a period of time, and to perhaps change their mind, before having surgery, such as the removal of the breasts or even the penis.READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/mastectomy-win-for-girl-15-after-sexchange-plea/news-story/84e412c33547ad4cdd81e746e5a5abb3Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more