Juzang carries No. 11 UCLA past sixth-seeded BYU, 73-62

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Juzang scored 27 points in his second big game of the NCAA Tournament, helping No. 11 seed UCLA beat sixth-seeded BYU 73-62 to advance in the East Region.Jules Bernard added 16 points and Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 13 for the Bruins. They’ll face No. 14 seed Abilene Christian for a spot in the Sweet 16.Alex Barcello led the Cougars with 20 points while Brandon Averette finished with 15.UCLA got its first win in regulation since handling Utah on Feb. 25. The Bruins survived a scare from Michigan State in the First Four. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/NCAA Tournament/UCLA Bruins March 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local Juzang carries No. 11 UCLA past sixth-seeded BYU, 73-62 Associated Presslast_img read more

Now, Wenger contradicts Bayern’s claim they turned him down

first_imgAfter a decade as Bayern’s president, Uli Hoeness will step down on Friday and Wenger said Bayern are at a “turning point” with Rummenigge also set to quit as chairman within the coming year.Between them, Hoeness and Rummenigge have helped grow Bayern into one of the most successful clubs in Europe.“It seems that the future is uncertain,” said Wenger who added that the German club had always been “very discreet and direct” in the past, “but today (they are) very exposed with rumours coming from everywhere”.Wenger wished Bayern “good luck” in finding a replacement for Kovac.Other candidates for the vacancy, Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, already made it clear last week that they will not join Bayern before at least the end of the season.After Bayern thrashed Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, Rumenigge said Flick will remain in charge for their next league game on November 23 and seemed to apologise to Wenger for any “misunderstanding”.“First of all, I have an incredible amount of respect for Arsene Wenger, I know him for an extremely long time. I am sorry for any misunderstanding, I have absolutely no problem with him,” said Rummenigge.“And we will certainly talk in the near future once more on the telephone.”Share on: WhatsApp WengerMunich, Germany | AFP | Arsene Wenger has contradicted a claim by Bayern Munich that they turned him down for the vacant head coach’s job and accused the defending German champions of a lack of discretion.Bayern need a new coach after Niko Kovac was sacked last Sunday with former Germany assistant Hansi Flick appointed interim boss for Wednesday’s win over Olympiakos and Saturday’s 4-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.On Thursday, Bayern put out a statement claiming Wenger had called club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to express interest in replacing Kovac, but said the former Arsenal boss had been turned down.However, Wenger, 70, rejected that version of events and criticised Bayern for leaking “rumours from everywhere”.“My name came out of nowhere,” said Wenger in an interview with beIN Sports on Friday.“On Wednesday, Rummenigge called me, I called back out of courtesy.“We talked for four or five minutes, maximum, and he reported that they signed Flick (as interim coach) for the next two games.“He asked me if I would be interested, because they are looking for a coach.”Wenger says he told Rummenigge that he would think about it and “we decided together” to talk again “next week because I am in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story”.last_img read more

Thurston County Medic One and North Thurston Public Schools Team Up…

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston CountyIt was no small feat for Thurston County Medic One leaders to raise the local heart attack survival rate from 22 percent just five years ago to 50 percent today. Now, Thurston County Medic One is teaming up with the North Thurston School District and other schools throughout the county to raise the survival rate even higher by teaching CPR to high school students.“We have made incredible progress in just a few years, but in order to get that next bump in our survival rate and save more lives in Thurston County, we need the help of citizens,” said Steve Romines, Director of Thurston County’s Emergency Services Department. “That’s why these new partnerships with local schools are so great. Now that CPR is a graduation requirement, it won’t be long before our community will be filled with young people who can help save a life and start CPR the moment a heart attack strikes.”In just the first three months of 2014, Medic One staff and local fire departments have helped schools teach CPR to more than 1,000 Thurston County high school students.“Our partnerships with Thurston County Emergency Services, Medic One and Lacey Fire District 3 have been an important and vibrant part of our success with the CPR program. The emergency services professionals co-teach with our health teachers to provide students hands-on training in CPR, plus they can talk about careers and job skills in emergency services,” said Karen Eitreim, Director of Diversity, Languages, Arts & Discipline with North Thurston Public Schools. “Students today have a real commitment to serving others, and the CPR training enables them to help save lives today and in the future.”Thurston County’s 50 percent survival rate for cardiac arrest is already one of the best in the country, just behind a 57 percent survival rate in Seattle-King County and a 58 percent survival rate in Rochester, Minn. The national average survival rate is 15 percent.Thurston County’s rapid improvement in its heart attack survival rate began when Romines and Medic One Basic Life Support and Quality Improvement Manager Cindy Hambly attended one of the first “Resuscitation Academy” training courses developed by King County Medic One. After the training, Thurston County Medic One developed a CPR emphasis research project based on King County Medic One’s best practices. Thurston County’s Medic One staff then set out to train all EMS response agencies and personnel in the county on the latest CPR techniques.“When we first started, we estimated that we’d be able to improve our survival rate to 30 or 35 percent. But it actually jumped all the way from 22 percent up to 47 percent, and now it’s climbed even higher,” Hambly said. “We are so pleased with the success of the program, not just because of the huge gains we’ve made, but because those numbers mean we’re saving more lives today than ever before in Thurston County. That’s something to celebrate.”Along with the new high school CPR training, Thurston County Medic One continues to offer CPR classes for all residents free of charge. Classes are held throughout the year at different locations throughout Thurston County. Visit Thurston County Medic One’s CPR webpage at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/medic1/cpr.htm for more class information and to register for CPR training.“It only takes three hours of your time to get the training you need to save a life with CPR,” said Romines. “With the help of our citizens, we can save even more lives in Thurston County.” Facebook63Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Thurston Realtors Help Local Seniors and Refresh Historic Cemetery

first_imgFacebook100Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS AssociationMore than 100 members of the Thurston County REALTORS Association (TCRA), one of the South Sound’s largest business trade organizations, participated in their annual Community Service Day on Friday, May 18, working on projects throughout Thurston County. Local businesses sponsoring the day of community improvement were Sparks Northwest Insurance, Boggs Inspection Services, United Roofing Solutions, Olympia Federal Savings, and Absolute Mortgage.A large contingency of Realtors cleaned up the overgrown Mima Prairie Pioneer cemetery. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORS AssociationThe large number of Realtor volunteers took time away from the hot real estate market to partner with Senior Services for South Sound to help several local seniors in Olympia and Lacey clean up around their homes, doing physical projects for those who cannot. On the same day, another large group of Realtors made what has become an annual trek to the historic Mima Prairie Pioneer Cemetery to help maintain an otherwise overgrown resting place for some of the area’s first pioneers.The previous week, Olympia’s United Roofing Solutions contributed to the Community Service Day effort by clearing a senior’s roof of moss and treating it to help prevent more.United Roofing Solutions donated their effort to clean and treat a senior’s roof. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORS Association“It is important to us to give back to the community we love,” says Rae Anne Toth, the 2017 president of TCRA .“Realtors believe that our seniors are community treasures and the Mima cemetery is a tribute to the heritage of the earliest settlers in our area. Realtors really turned out for this day—despite being incredibly busy in this market—and worked hard to make a difference.”The Realtors  helped the local seniors by carrying away piles of debris, trimming back overgrown bushes and trees, spreading gravel, cleaning gutters and even building a gate and repairing a deck. One senior woman they helped had at one time coordinated volunteer efforts herself and she commented that it was a huge blessing to be on the receiving end. At another home, Realtors helped a senior gentleman who is an eighteen-year veteran of the Lacey Police Department and a former Resource Officer for North Thurston schools. The man was grateful for the work done on the yard he had cared for meticulously.Realtors helped a grateful senior trim and clean up his yard as well as at several other locations. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORS AssociationA large contingency of the Realtor Association members also spent the day at the Mima Prairie Pioneer Cemetery, providing their own mowers, saws, trimmers and muscle to clean up the plots, headstones and the old orchard, something they have done for the last six years and one of the primary ways the historic cemetery is maintained. Watch Brendan Marchant’s video of the work done in this beautiful location that sits in the middle of Weyerhaeuser land located in southwest Thurston County.“This is rewarding work and really feels like we make a significant difference in people’s lives,” commented Ed Kunkel, the chair of the Realtor committee that organized the day. “The ‘before and after’ at the old cemetery and in these seniors’ yards was incredible and gratifying for all of us. It made me proud to be a Realtor.The Thurston County REALTORS Association of more than 600 REALTOR members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers and has been committed to protecting property rights and preserving the quality of life in Thurston County for more than 90 years.last_img read more