Mike Davis Back In Coaching — At HBCU Texas

Texas Southern is a long way from Indiana, in distance and college basketball program stature. But for Mike Davis, going from one of the storied programs in the country to a school in the SWAC in six years, well, it’s just fine. The one-time coach of Indiana after legendary Bobby Knight was fired has since gone through the gamut of success and trials and finds himself at an HBCU on an interim basis. Still, if you take him at his word, it’s all good.“It’s a great opportunity for me to get back into coaching,” Davis said in an interview with KRIV-TV in Houston. “I’ve researched Texas Southern’s program.”Davis, who led Indiana to the 2002 Final Four and was 2010-11 Conference USA Coach of the Year at Alabama-Birmingham, was offered the job after Tony Harvey resigned for personal reasons, KRIV reported.“I think Harvey left some real good players there. They had a good program and it’s one of the better jobs in the (SWAC) conference, and I’m excited to get back working and teaching,” Davis said to the station.After resigning from Indiana in 2006, he signed on with UAB and had success early and struggles late. He said personal tragedies impacted him on his job.“My mom passed away and I had two nephews pass away in a three-month period before the season started, and that kind of got me off key a little bit,” he told KRIV. “I got it back at the end of the year, but by that time we were already in conference play. I have my focus and my drive back and I’m ready to get back into the flow.””I think Harvey left some real good players there. They had a good program and it’s one of the better jobs in the (SWAC) conference, and I’m excited to get back working and teaching,” Davis said.When Davis took over for Knight in 2000, he was a coaching phenom. The Hoosiers went21–13 his first year. In 2002,  Davisn led Hoosiers the NCAA championship game. From there, expectations rose, but wins leveled off. Finally, he departed Indiana and faded after a good start at UAB.An HBCU landing an accomplished coach like Davis is a huge deal. Before long, he will shed the “interim” tag and, with good recruiting, lead Texas Southern to some good places. read more

21 year old Conrad Thomas Jr found guilty

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Providenciales, TCI, June 30, 2016 – A 21 year old will spend the next 21 months of his life in jail for striking someone in the face with brass knuckles. Turks and Caicos is now inundated with these horrible court results where young men are being tossed into prison for committing crimes that are not only taking lives, maiming lives but damaging their own lives.Conrad Thomas Jr not only caused tremendous pain to his victim, but now, say Police that person has a dislocated jaw and a speech impediment.  Conrad Thomas Jr was on Tuesday found guilty of the crime which happened in March 2015.last_img

The Queen annoyed with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry puts them in

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesThe Queen doesn’t seem to be entertaining any of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s demands.Apparently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had their “wings clipped” by the Queen, as Her Majesty has not allowed them to form their own court after their split from Kensington Palace, a royal expert claims.A feud has been brewing for a while between the couple Cambridge and Sussex which has made the Queen step in. It seems that the Queen is not so keen to let Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have all that they please and run the Royal Palace and their Royal duties as they see fit.Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have divided their royal household from that of Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace. As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex move to Frogmore Cottage, ahead of the birth of their royal baby this spring, they have relocated their offices to Buckingham Palace. However, the pair have had their “wings clipped” by the Queen, according to a royal expert.Daily Mirror Royal Editor Russell Myers explained how Harry and Meghan have not been able to “set up their own court as they wanted.” Meghan Markle and Prince HarryGetty ImagesReportedly the pair have set up their office at Buckingham Palace, under the umbrella of the Queen and Prince Philip, instead of forming their own court around their new home at Windsor.Mr. Myers said: “It looks like they’ve had their wings clipped somewhat by the Queen, and the Queen’s senior advisors, who have said that that’s not a good idea.”He added: “They’ll fall in line with people like the Duke of York.”Meghan Markle has been trying to assert her independence for a while it seems, but it seems like the Queen is having none of it.last_img read more

Being on Top of the World

first_imgRitam Bhatnagar founder of India Film Project (IFP) started the annual filmmaking competition in 2011 in which competitors are given a particular theme every year and 50 hours to produce a film. They can choose their own location and actors, but they must submit the complete film within 50 hours. The competition is successfully celebrating the sixth edition this year with the theme ‘Top of the World’ within the genres – experimental, humour, drama and adventure and a compulsory element – a comic book. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe eminent jury for IFP 2016 include National Award Winners like Madhur Bhandarkar, Nagesh Kukunoor, Sriram Raghavan and Tamil movie director Vetri Maaran who have handpicked the best films from the lot. The IFP challenge this year had over 23,600 filmmakers making 1200+ films. Film enthusiasts on Saturday would witness workshops by:*Culture Machine, Comedy Factory, Screenpatti on ‘How to go Viral’ *Kanan Gill on ‘Pretentious Short Film Reviews’*The Viral Fever, Y-Films and The Film Companion on ‘Anatomy of a Web-Series’  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive*East India Comedy in conversation with Raja Sen on ‘Importance of giving Offence’ *AIB team in conversation with Vasan Bala on ‘AIB vs the movies’*Terribly Tiny Tales and Adhiraj Bose on ‘Telling a Short Story’ *The Logical Indian team with Omung Kumar, Ananth Mahadevan and Anand Pandit on ‘How to make a sincere statement in a world of cynicism and sarcasm’ and *Bollywood Gandu and Anisha Rickshawali in conversation with Raja Sen on ‘Split Personality’. “IFP is a community of 5.5 lakh film enthusiasts from over 20 countries. In six years of this challenge of making a film in 50 hours, more than 40,000 filmmakers from 260+ cities across India and 19 other countries have participated and made 3300+ films,” says Ritam Bhatnagar. Versatile filmmakers like Shyam Benegal, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shoojit Sircar, Hansal Mehta, Nikhil Advani, Ketan Mehta, Vikramaditya Motwane, Raja Sen, Sanjay Gadhvi, Umesh Shukla, Omung Kumar, Onir, Bejoy Nambiar and many others have been part of jury in the previous five editions.When asked what he aims to achieve through this initiative, Ritam said, “Filmmaking in India is under-rated. We are still a ‘Photo-loving’ country. We are a country of story-tellers and what is better than telling your story through a film? People still think of filmmaking as a hobby rather than a career option. With IFP, we are trying to take filmmaking to all ages. We have people as young as 5 to as old as 75 who participate every year, and these are the people who thought that they would never make a film. With introduction of mobile filmmaking this year, we even had housewives to school kids to corporate professionals being part of this.”“Even though filmmaking is a celebrated thing in India, in a lot of other countries, people make films for themselves. They do not have access to proper film education as well. Even after opening the doors, a big pie of participation comes from India,” explained Ritam about the competition opening doors to foreign participation form 2014. The films are judged separately for each category. For mobile and amateur filmmaking category, emphasis is laid on story-telling while for professional filmmaking category, more importance is given to the production quality. And what opportunities would the winners get? “At IFP, we do not believe in giving away gadgets or cash prizes. Winners at IFP this year will get a chance to work with Nestle and create an ad film for them,” said Ritam Bhatnagar.last_img read more

Firhad Hakim elected Kolkata mayor

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal minister and TMC candidate Firhad Hakim on Monday secured 121 votes in the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to win the mayoral election. The result of the mayoral election, conducted through a secret-ballot system, was announced by the civic body’s municipal secretary, Harihar Prasad Mondal. BJP candidate Meena Devi Purohit, who contested the polls against Hakim, bagged five votes. Twelve Left Front and two Congress councillors boycotted the election. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Last week, CPI(M) councillor Bilquis Begum had moved the Calcutta High Court, challenging Hakim’s election on the ground that he was not a councillor from any ward of the civic body. The high court on Friday refused to stay the election. The ruling TMC has 122 seats in the KMC House, the Left Front 14, the BJP five, the Congress two, while one seat remains vacant. Sources said one TMC councillor gave Monday’s election a miss due to ill health. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Hakim, who is also the urban development and municipal affairs minister, was chosen as the mayor designate by Trinamool Congress (TMC) councillors, following Sovan Chatterjee’s resignation from the post. Chatterjee visited the KMC headquarters in New Market area of the city to cast his vote. Talking to media after the announcement of the results, Chatterjee extended his best wishes to Hakim. “I am sure the KMC will function well under the leadership of the new mayor.last_img read more