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January 18, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMadam Mary Mamie Howe, who served for many years as Notary Public of Montserrado County, has died.This sad event occurred at 2 o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at her residence at Chugbor, Old Road, following a brief illness.  She was in her 66th year.A graduate of the Modern Commercial Institute in Monrovia, where she qualified in Secretarial Science, Madam Howe commenced her professional career at the Temple of Justice, where she served as a cadet in the Magisterial Court.She was later transferred to the Traffic Court and subsequently to the Probate Court, where she as appointed Clerk of Court during the administrations of Judges Kennedy and Luvenia Ash-Thompson.Madam Howe was later commissioned by the late President Samuel K. Doe as Notary Public and Justice of the Peace and subsequently by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Mary Mamie How was born on October 24, 1948 in Spring Hill, Howesville Nyumonwed Chiefdom, Maryland County, unto the union of Mr. Adolphus Tamar Howe and Madam Beatrice Weade Wallace.Young Mamie commenced her early education at Spring Hill Public and Elementary School.  Her grandmother, Ma Louisa Clark Wallace later took Mamie to live with the Harmon family in Harper, Cape Palmas, where she started her secondary education at the Demonstration School.Mary was later sent to live with her uncle, Mr. Ben Wallace, Sr., in Monrovia in 1968, following which her uncle enrolled her in the Bromley Mission High School in Virginia, Montserrado County.  She later entered Monrovia College Industrial School (MC) on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, where she obtained her high school diploma in 1973.A life long Episcopalian, she was baptized by Rev. Fr. Brooks at the Annunciation Episcopal Church in Spring Hill and confirmed and later confirmed by Bishop Dillard H. Brown of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia.  She was a devout member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camp Johnson Road.She is survived by her children, Mrs. Florence Wesley, Nyemah Larry Pennoh, Wisseh D. Gmah and Tickly D. Monkoney; a brother, Theodore Howe; and many other relatives.The body will be removed from St. Moses Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 2014 and taken to St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road for a night of wake keeping.The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brewerville Cemetery. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports ComplexThe 2017-18 National County Sports Meet scheduled to begin today has been postponed and will be held at a new date after the inauguration of President-elect George Manneh Weah.According to Ministry of Youth & Sports sources, several counties have already received their financial allotment and have concluded preparations for the tournament.However, they said because of the importance that President-elect Weah attaches to the games, they will now be rescheduled after his inauguration on Jan. 22.A visit to the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex yesterday, a large group of people was getting the complex ready because the inauguration will be held there.“We are giving the Complex a cleanup for the occasion,” one of the workers told the Daily Observer.The recently refurbished Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex can accommodate 35,000 persons and with the huge interest in President-elect Weah’s election, many have predicted a large turn out on Jan. 22.Though there has been no official confirmation that inauguration will be held at the Complex, sources have said it will be the venue for the event.Ordinarily, it is held at the National Legislature but because of the current renovation works ongoing on Capitol Hill, both the president-elect and the vice president-elect may be held at two different places.Hosting the president-elect’s inauguration at the SKD Complex is significant because President-elect Weah led the national soccer team, Lone Star, to challenge several countries for soccer supremacy there.Recall that it was at SKD Complex that Liberia, led by Weah lost 2-1 to the Black Stars of Ghana in the ZONE 3 Finals in the 1980s.It was at the same venue after Liberia held Ghana to a 0-0 in 1988 in Accra, Ghana and defeated Ghana 2-0 in the popular saying “Debbah opened it, Weah closed it,” in a FIFA World Cup elimination.It was during the first leg in Accra that Pewou Bestman saved George Alhassan’s penalty that became the ‘talk of the town’ in Accra and Monrovia.It was at the same ground that Liberia defeated Egypt, Nigeria, among others, in a well-orchestrated plot, initiated by President Samuel Kanyon Doe, whose name the Complex honors.Weah will also remember the traditional rivalry between Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle and the highly contested Hydro Tournaments and Dugbor USA (Best out of three) that Weah and Debbah were the ultimate players to determine their outcomes.So having the inauguration at the SKD Complex will bring fond memories to the President-elect and will let him see why it is necessary for his government to get capable men at the LFA to pursue more soccer glories for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img– Advertisement – Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene-Yuoh Large numbers of criminal defendants who had been jointly placed on a single indictment (accusation or charge), have the legal opportunity to appeal for the separation of their charges from each other, after Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh ruled that prosecution’s charges against defendants Alice and Edwina Youti had been wrongly handled by Judge Roosevelt Willie of Criminal Court ‘A.’Defendants Alice and Edwina were along with the prime defendant, Jonathan Williams jointly indicted by the government for the death of Journalist Tyron A. Browne of Super FM Radio Station on April 15 this year, in the Duport Road Community, Paynesville.The Youtis were charged with hindering law enforcement on grounds that they allegedly, deliberately and criminally concealed information about the murder of Journalist Browne by defendant Williams from April 15 up to the date of his arrest on April 20 when he was subsequently charged with murder.Based on those charges, the Youti legal team, headed by Cllr. Jonathan Massaquoi, prayed Judge Roosevelt Willie to separately try co-defendants Alice and Edwina from Williams, because the indictment charging the two co-defendants for hindering law enforcement did not point out any acts of conspiracy and facilitation by them to commit the alleged act of murder.Despite their arguments, Judge Willie proceeded to deny and subsequently demand that they be jointly tried with defendant Williams, who is on trial for murder. Therefore Cllr. Massaquoi filed for a writ of certiorari, contending that only the magisterial court has jurisdiction over the matter, and not the Criminal Court ‘A.’In her ruling, Justice Yuoh maintained that Willie was in error to have denied the defendants separate trial, and that such denial endangers the rights of the accused to have a free, fair and impartial trial.Therefore, she reminded Willie that prosecuting the defendants along with a murder suspect will be antagonistic that would amount to unfair prejudice against them; one of the arguments relied upon by Cllr. Massaquoi.“The alternative writ of certiorari is hereby affirmed and the pre-emptory writ is ordered issued,” Justice Yuoh declared.Judge Roosevelt Willie of Criminal Court ‘A’Judge Willie’s ruling denying the motion for separate trial from defendant Williams by Alice and Edwina Youti is hereby reversed, according to Justice Yuoh.She meanwhile instructed by saying that “the matter regarding the co-defendants be transferred to the appropriate magisterial court in accordance with the law regarding such transfer, and that the trial thereof be prioritized.”Yuoh emphasized that in the face of Judge Willie’s enormous errors in handling the proceedings, his failure to relinquish jurisdiction on the charge of hindering law enforcement, a first degree misdemeanor cognizable before a magisterial court.That decision was against numerous opinions of the Supreme Court, and “his disregard for the defendants’ constitutional right to be tried by a magisterial court are all circumstances when put together justifies the reversal of his ruling, and granting the pre-emptory writ of certiorari,” she added defending her action.According to Yuoh, “prosecution in our jurisdiction is to seek justice for both the state as well as the criminal defendant but not to convict… To afford the accused a fair, speedily and impartial public trial is sacrosanct, irrespective of the ghastly character of the crime he or she is charged with.  This is because fair trial, according to the Liberian constitution is an entitlement,” the Chamber justice explained.“It is therefore, mandatory on all courts of law in this jurisdiction that rights that have been constitutionally granted, be safeguarded and enjoyed by all criminal defendants in the conduct of criminal proceedings. Utmost, diligence is even more obligatory on all courts in the country, where the criminal defendant is tried as those in the murder case,” Justice Yuoh said.Prior to her decision, Massaquoi had argued that the joiner of the crimes of murder and hindering law enforcement would unfairly prejudice Alice and Edwina’s interest, and both constitutional and statutory rights of them.He also contended that the allegation of hindering law enforcement as charged in the indictment may have occurred after the alleged act of murder was committed and completed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000A Bandari FC fan celebrating.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Kenyan women are among Africa’s least football enthusiastic, with only 70 percent planning to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, according to a survey across six African nations published by research firm GeoPoll.This percentage represents the lowest proportion of female viewers across every nation polled. In those nations where more of the men’s viewing is being done at home, more women plan to watch the World Cup too, at 68 percent in Tanzania, 75 percent in Senegal, 77 per cent in South Africa, 65percent in Nigeria, and, coming in top of the ranking for female enthusiasm, 84 percent in Ghana.Gor Mahia Divas enjoying the Green Army Band as they cheered in joy when Kevin’Ade’ Omondi netted the opener against Vegetarinos in their 2018 CAG Champions League first leg at the Machakos Stadium on 11th, February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, Kenyan men are behaving differently from other African men this FIFA World Cup, according to the survey across six African nations.GeoPoll’s survey of 2,400 respondents in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania found a big shift in World Cup viewing plans, continent-wide, towards home viewing – creating a home TV audience in excess of 600m Africans for the upcoming sports event.But in Kenya, 30 per cent of male FIFA fans are planning to watch the global showpiece in clubs and restaurants. That makes Kenyan men the most ‘club’ orientated of all of the six nations tested in South, East and West Africa.Behind Kenyan men, come South African men, 15 per cent of whom plan to watch the World Cup in clubs and restaurants. In Nigeria, 10 per cent do. But in Tanzania, just 6 per cent plan to view the cup in restaurants or clubs, 3 per cent in Ghana, and none in Senegal, in a spread that speaks to the unique rise of big screen entertainments in Kenya’s clubs and restaurants.“What we are seeing in Kenya demonstrates the importance to men of watching the FIFA World Cup with friends, and in bigger, more boisterous environments that have groups of fans, and food and drink on hand,” saidNick Becker, CEO of GeoPoll.But in Kenya, 30 per cent of male FIFA fans are planning to watch the global showpiece in clubs and restaurants. That makes Kenyan men the most ‘club’ orientated of all of the six nations tested in South, East and West Africa. Photo/COURTESYThis preference ties with the steep rise in the number of bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the country, as well as the shift by bar owners towards installing large screens for shared viewing entertainment.According to the organisers of the trade fair, Food and Drink East Africa, Nairobihas more than 500 restaurants and hotels, which exceeds any other city in Africa, except in South Africa.Moreover, the Global Cities 2018 report forecast that Kenyan spending in restaurants will rise by 77 per cent from $848m in 2017 to $1.5bn a year over the next decade.“Across the Kenyan women surveyed, both in urban and rural areas, we also found a greater proportion planning to watch the cup in restaurants and clubs than elsewhere in Africa, at 15 per cent,” said Nick.Overall, Kenyan men are among the continent’s more enthusiastic FIFA cup viewers, with 92 per cent saying they plan to watch the cup, coming in behind Ghana, at 99 per cent, and Senegal, at 93 per cent, but well ahead of Tanzania, South Africa, and Nigeria, at 89 to 86 per cent.The leaning towards club viewing is set to provide a big boon for Kenya’s clubs and restaurants, with many now investing in a World Cup set-up that involves adding larger and clearer TV screens, and taking up pay TV subscriptions to sports channels.Betting is also reviving up Kenyan interest in the cup, with the rise of betting firms, such as Sportpesa, leading to a boom in gambling across the nation.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 6, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThey will host Liverpool this week, four days after celebrating winning La Liga on Saturday, and with a Copa del Rey final to come next month against Valencia. It means a treble is in their sights.“Whenever our captain says something the rest of us follow,” said Rakitic at a press conference on Tuesday.“Leo has been a La Liga champion 10 times in 15 years and of course, after seeing him lift the cup (on Saturday) with such happiness, that motivates everyone.“If Leo is happy to win every title, it makes us even more eager too. We know we’re Barca, we have to give everything and following the best player in history gives us more confidence to do that.”A domestic double last season could not make up for failure in Europe, after a 3-0 defeat by Roma ensured Barcelona were left watching Real Madrid triumph again.“We want to be in the final but we have to understand the last few years weren’t the best for us,” Rakitic said. “We have to learn from that.”The pressure is particularly intense for Messi, whose four Champions League titles include only one in the last seven seasons and still fewer than the five of Cristiano Ronaldo.Asked if Messi has to win the Champions League this year, coach Ernesto Valverde said: “Nobody has to do anything. We embrace the challenge to win but there is no obligation. Every team that starts in September wants to play in games like this.”Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has caused a stir by dismissing the idea his players could be intimidated at Camp Nou, which he described as “just a stadium”.Rakitic believes Barcelona’s home advantage is significant. “I understand he wanted to take a bit of pressure off his players, he wants them to see it as another stadium. All I can say is playing at Camp Nou is a different thing, something special and you have to respect that.”Valverde added: “Our fans can be decisive. We feel it, our rivals have felt it and we hope it will be the same tomorrow.”Liverpool have lost only once in the Premier League this term and are still fighting with Manchester City to win the title.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino already boast 68 goals this season between them.“We need to stop them running at our defence,” Rakitic said. “We are going there to score but we mustn’t lose our heads.”“We know how valuable a clean sheet is but our aim is to win,” said Valverde.“We know in these ties one good game is not enough, you need to play two great games. If you switch off for five minutes against Liverpool, they can finish you off.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ivan Rakitic says Messi is proving an inspiration for Barcelona ahead of Liverpool semi-final © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 30 – Ivan Rakitic has said Lionel Messi’s desire to win the Champions League is proving an inspiration for Barcelona ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool on Wednesday.At the start of the season, Messi stood on his home pitch and pledged to bring “that beautiful cup back to Camp Nou” after three consecutive years of Barca crashing out in the quarter-finals.last_img read more

January 3, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFrom my years of following the issue, I am convinced that much of our intelligence is reliable. Increasingly, sources deemed doubtful are weeded out. And the emerging picture is worrisome. Which makes it all the more imperative that the United States accomplish two things. First, we must put an end to our misguided combat mission in Iraq. In heavily publicized testimony before Congress this week, Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker made clear that the military alone cannot achieve stability in Iraq. I’m convinced our combat mission there is counterproductive and diverting resources from genuine threats to the homeland. Second, we must move faster to improve the tarnished image of America abroad – the biggest recruiting tool al-Qaida has. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once famously asked if we were killing terrorists faster than they were rising up against us. The answer then was no – and a full year after his firing, the answer is still no. On Iraq. Congress’ dismal poll numbers (18 percent positive) trail even the president’s. Why? Because we are endlessly fighting – each other. The way forward is to find an exit strategy from Iraq that will garner a veto-proof, two-thirds vote in the House and Senate. A good start would be to codify the bipartisan recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, which include a surge in diplomacy in the region, direct U.S. engagement of Iran and Syria, a renewed U.S. commitment to Israeli-Arab peace and evolving the primary mission of U.S. troops into supporting and training the Iraqi military – while redeploying our combat troops out of the country by the beginning of 2008. Proposals to do so have been introduced in the House and Senate. On our eroded moral image. Still, years after the shocking images first emerged, no senior military or civilian leader has been held accountable for the atrocities at Abu Ghraib. The prison at Guantanamo remains open for business, and the House just reaffirmed a Senate resolution that no one detained at Gitmo should be moved to penitentiaries in the United States. But other terrorists like Ramzi Yousef and Zacarias Moussaoui have already been incarcerated at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo. Surely, this option should be on the table. Here’s the bottom line: The House and Senate, under slim Democratic majorities, must lead us to higher ground. Without a tourniquet on Iraq and an improved image abroad, we increase the chances of attack here. Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence. She represents the 36th Congressional District, which includes much of the South Bay.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jane Harman To put it bluntly, al-Qaida is back – big time. After a three-year absence from the airwaves, two Osama bin Laden videos appeared in the days leading up to this week’s anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Mahgreb (North Africa) claimed responsibility for a weekend car bombing in Algiers. Arrests last week of alleged al-Qaida operatives in Germany followed arrests in Denmark of a similar group. In both cases, the cells included foreign fighters trained in the tribal areas of Pakistan. We’ve seen this movie before – in Great Britain. And it may be coming to America soon. last_img read more

December 29, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img1 Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s son, Ercole, has stepped down from his position as director on the club’s board, it has been confirmed.Ercole notified Companies House of his resignation on March 28 and Tuesday’s announcement by them has been confirmed by the club to Press Association Sport.The 26-year-old apologised to the club’s fans last month after causing offence by using a Nazi reference to describe his haircut in a post on Instagram.That apology came nine days after his brother and fellow club director Edoardo had been suspended by the Football Association following offensive comments he made on social media.Leeds fans’ group Time To Go Massimo said in response to Ercole’s apology that he was not fit to be a director of the club, but he is unlikely now to face possible action for his comments by the FA.The FA suspended Ercole’s brother Edoardo from all football-related activity for three matches following comments he made on Facebook after getting involved in an abusive row with a supporter.Edoardo’s charge included an ”aggravated breach” as his comments included a reference to disability, the FA said. He was also fined £5,000, warned about to his future conduct and must complete an education course within four months.The club has confirmed a six-man board of directors comprising of Massimo Cellino, Edoardo Cellino, American financial advisor Daniel Arty, Salem Patel, Jinesh Patel, who both represent former owner Gulf Finance Capital as minority shareholders, and Italian Giampaolo Caboni. Massimo Cellino last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFEATURES: If you’re out for a drive on Sunday why not swing by the banks in Mullaghderg for the Naomh Muire DRIVE-IN BINGO!The event starts at 2pm and with a guaranteed jackpot of €1,000 and a total of €3,000 in prizes to be won on the day, it could be your lucky day! Don’t miss out on your chance to win BIG!FEELING LUCKY? DRIVE-IN BINGO RETURNS TO THE BANKS THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesGAANAOMH MUIRESportlast_img read more

December 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Soaring prices in the third quarter forced home buyers to stretch their finances as never before and may have finally reached a point where creative financing might not offer much help, a trade group said Tuesday. The gap between the median earned income and minimum qualifying income widened in all four major markets from a year ago, said the California Association of Realtors. The association tracks the median income in these markets and computes how much income a household needs to purchase the median priced home in their region. The third quarter brought a significant spike. For example, in the Southern California market the income gap soared 44.1 percent. At the same time the monthly mortgage on a median price home jumped 18.1 percent, the same amount by which the median price increased. Nevertheless, sales remain on a record pace. “We really struggle with putting these releases out because on the one hand it looks dire but you still have a really robust market,” said Leslie Appleton-Young, the association’s deputy chief economist. The big gain was primarily driven by continued strong price appreciation in the Inland Empire, which still has some of the most affordable homes in the region, Appleton-Young said. Creative financing like below-market-rate loans are also helping families buy more house for their money, she said. However, those kinds of loans might be tougher to get in the future. “What we’re hearing from lenders is that they are going to start to tighten up now that price appreciation is slowing. They need to be extra careful … of the risks involved,” she said. The association’s survey showed that during the third quarter: -In Southern California, the median household income was $52,580, but that was $74,240 short of the amount needed to qualify for a house priced at the median of $541,110. -The Central Valley had the smallest income gap. The median income there was $41,460; that’s $43,170 short of how much was qualified to buy a home priced at the median $361,090. -The Bay Area had the biggest income gap, $100,670. There the median income was $68,520 and the median priced home cost $721,850. -For all of California the median income was $54,140 but that was $73,810 short of qualifying for a $545,910 house. Appleton-Young expects the income gap to continue to widen in the fourth quarter because both prices and interest rates are rising. The association’s analysis is based on a 20 percent down payment with a monthly mortgage payment no greater than 30 percent of a household’s income. However, lenders have been making loans for months based on a bigger percentage of income servicing the mortgage debt. Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said that so-called creative financing has been playing a bigger role in the market. “What you hear is that regulators are sitting down with the lending institutions and talking about maybe pulling back on this.” And that might slow the market, cool the price increases and maybe make it easier on buyers in the coming months, he said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.comlast_img read more

December 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFollowing Sunday’s game in Eugene, Drake will continue play in the WNIT with opponent, date, and start time to be announced. Print Friendly Version EUGENE, Ore. – The Drake University women’s basketball team visits No. 11/11 Oregon Sunday in the second round of the 2017 preseason WNIT. Drake (1-0) held off Milwaukee, 77-73, Friday night to advance to face Oregon (1-0), a 2017 Elite Eight participant. Live Stats After sitting out most of last season due to injury, redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the Drake with 19 points on a 9-of-11 shooting performance. Rhine also added a team-high eight rebounds. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) both recorded double-digits with 13 and 12 points, respectively. In her first career start, Rose dished out a career-high five assists while Bachrodt, Hittner, and freshman Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) added four each as the team racked up 23 assists on 29 field goals while shooting 46.8% from the floor. The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter against the Panthers. However, Milwaukee came all the way back to within two points with just under two minutes left. Drake answered with a couple defensive stops and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) each made a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win. Drake Game Notes Pac 12 Live Video The win was extra special as it was head coach Jennie Baranczyk’s 100th career win. Plus, prior the game, the program’s 2017 MVC and NCAA banners were dropped from the Knapp Center rafters. Following the conclusion of the game, a ring ceremony was held to recognize student-athletes, coaches and support staff from last season’s team that had one of the greatest seasons in school history. Drake and Oregon have played each other five times with the Ducks, owning a 3-2 advantage. The series started in 1982, but the teams have played just twice since 2005 with Oregon winning both games. The last game was Dec. 14, 2006 in Des Moines. Live Audio Oregon returns 100 percent of its scoring and rebounding from last season’s team that advanced to the school’s first-ever Elite 8 with upsets of Duke, Maryland and Temple before losing to NCAA runner-ups, Connecticut. The Ducks blew out CSU Northridge, 91-43, in their WNIT-opener Friday night as five different players scored 10 or more points. Preseason WNIT Championship bracket Story Linkslast_img read more