LARSO News:The Betty Ehart Senior Center still has 50 flu shots available for a free drive thru clinic (with proof of insurance) Friday.Community members 50 and older are welcome 12:30-1 p.m., while supplies last.Call 505.662.8920 for information and bring proof of insurance.Those who receive a flu shot will be given a $10 coupon from Albertsons.
The graduate transfer rule is very simple and clear: if you earn your undergraduate degree and your school does not have a graduate degree program of your choosing, you can go to any school you wish and be immediately eligible to play basketball.It’s been used more and more in recent years, as a sort of dangling carrot to academic achievement. But it may not be for that much longer, because Kevin Lennon, the NCAA’s new vice president for Division I governance, said there are growing concerns by the member schools.Which is dumb.There’s no set plan in place, but the proposals, according to the Associated Press, include allowing coaches to limit the schools you could transfer to as well as forcing you to sit out a year first. So, in other words, like every other transfer.“If you’re transferring to be in a graduate program, the NCAA wants you to be working in earnest toward that degree rather than just using up your last year of eligibility,” Lennon said last week, noting there are no formal proposals yet.OK, so men’s basketball annually sees a huge number of transfers — 604 in 2014, a big rise from 2013. And it’s expected to be similar this season. This is for a variety of reasons, from a desire for more playing time to general unhappiness to the coach just deciding he’d rather recruit someone else and running the kid off.So it’s not all on the players that a bunch of guys bolt from the 345 Division I schools every year, and the one thing they have is that if they can graduate they decide their future. Imagine that.Ole Miss benefited from it last season, bringing in forward M.J. Rhett and guard Terence Smith from Tennessee State and UT-Martin, respectively. Neither one was a major star, but Rhett started 31 games and was fifth on the team in scoring (7.4 points per game) and Smith was a valuable backup point guard. And they each got a chance they could go from the low-major Ohio Valley Conference and succeed in the Southeastern Conference (and play two games in the NCAA Tournament as well).Really the only “problem” with the grad transfer rule is that it’s bothersome for coaches that they may lose a player every couple of seasons. And is that enough of a reason to do away with it entirely, or restrict it in such a manner that it becomes seldom-used? I don’t think so.
WHILE many have chided Cricket West Indies and its brash new-thinking boss Dave Cameron for the state of West Indies cricket, former fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts has a few words for the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) as well.According to Sir Andy, the organisation has hindered West Indies cricket as much as anything else.“You get some hard-nosed (strict) coaches, some of the former players and you get the board out of the way, and also you get WIPA out of the way, because some of the things that the former players would say to these current players, WIPA maybe, would object to some of the things.“But these guys need to be spoken to hard, because they must realise it is not a bed of roses. It is hard work, it is commitment and you have to make sacrifices in order for you to get to the top and stay at the top,” he said.Sir Andy seems to be aiming his annoyance at WIPA’s former boss Dinanath Ramnarine and less so at the organisation’s current head Wavell Hinds, under whose leadership there have been improved relationships between players and Cricket West Indies.“WIPA has always been a problem, especially when (Dinanath) Ramnarine was around because you couldn’t talk too hard to the players, you couldn’t say the players were faking injuries or else they would want to take you to court.“So these are some of the things that need to be done, some hard decisions must be taken in order for these players to realise that they can’t just come and mock around,” the former player said.Sir Andy played 47 Tests for the West Indies, snaring 202 wickets at an average of 25.61, while he played 56 One Day Internationals, taking 87 wickets at an average of 20.35.
Kate Upton is back! Get your issue at newsstands today! pic.twitter.com/MtVHEwDyj0— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 15, 2017 Upton revealed that she didn’t find out she was on the cover until Monday.Kimmel showed Upton some gag covers of the issue, including one of Upton buried in sand.The actual cover was presented in a projection on the Empire State Building in New York City, and then Kimmel revealed that Sports Illustrated is issuing three collector’s covers, with an especially provocative cover featuring Upton in what Kimmel referred to as “a hammock that got torn to bits.”The announcement kicks off a week of festivities culminating in Vibes by Swimsuit, a music, food and culture festival taking place in Houston on Feb. 17 and 18.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — On Tuesday night Kate Upton was revealed as the 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel had the first interview with Upton after making the announcement during the broadcast.Upton, 24, appeared in a tight white dress and joined the host on the couch to thunderous applause. Kimmel pointed out that this is her third Sports Illustrated cover, but that Elle Macpherson holds the record with five. Related EXCLUSIVE: Watch Kate Upton’s reaction backstage after seeing her 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers https://t.co/boqi9tW68D pic.twitter.com/LIrZxxDvSu— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 15, 2017