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Faith-based groups can help stem AIDS in Africa, say UN…

first_imgFaith-based groups can help stem AIDS in Africa, say UN officials By John ZarocostasPosted Jul 20, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Ecumenical News International] Religion and faith-based groups play a very important role in many poor countries–especially in sub-Saharan Africa–in the fight to stem the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, senior United Nations health officials said on 18 July.In countries such as Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, and Tanzania, they provide up to 40 percent of health services, said Paul De Lay, deputy executive director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).Organizations run by Adventists, Catholics, Lutherans, and the Salvation Army specialize in hospitals and the delivery of healthcare services, said De Lay in an interview ENInews.“They can also play a very powerful role in dealing with stigma and discrimination that surround the AIDS epidemic, welcoming people who are HIV positive–people who disclose their status within their congregations–rather than excluding them,” he added.Though there have been examples of faith groups giving confusing information about condoms, or practicing discrimination, these have been exceptions, said De Lay.“We see religion and faith-based organizations as a strong ally in the AIDS response. We need to work better with them,” he concluded.Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the HIV department at the World Health Organization, told ENInews that faith-based health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa play a “tremendous role” in providing services, especially where efforts from the government and the private health sector are weak.Sally Smith, partnership adviser and focal point for faith and religion organizations  at UNAIDS, said there is a “huge potential to scale-up” faith-based services, and noted the service they deliver far outweighs the number of grants they receive from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.A new UNAIDS study, “Together We Will End AIDS,” released on 18 July ahead of the upcoming XIX International AIDS Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. from 22-27 July, says Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV (23.5 million), new infections (1.7 million), and deaths due to AIDS (1.2 million). 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Community grants application deadline close

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Irish Bank Community Grants next deadline is 30th September. The grants programme supports projects which promote education, training or knowledge based activities in the community.Community Grants of between €500 and €5,000 are awarded once a year in each of National Irish Bank’s five regions. Application forms can be picked up from local National Irish Bank branches or downloaded from the NIB website. Appications can be left into bank branches or returned by email to [email protected] for grants will be reviewed by a panel of seven people, including six experts who are drawn from the local community and have an understanding of local and regional issues.Anyone may apply for support from National Irish Bank Community Grants, with the exception of individuals and businesses.Support will not be awarded to projects with a religious or political purpose nor for the general operating costs of associations, sports clubs, Howard Lake | 14 September 2008 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Community grants application deadline closelast_img read more

Arsonist Convicted of 2012 Double Murder in Pasadena

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Police, Fire & The Courts Arsonist Convicted of 2012 Double Murder in Pasadena Published on Friday, April 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm Community News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img More Cool Stuff A 54-year-old man was convicted today of starting a deadly fire that killed two men in a Pasadena house five years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before finding Garth Allen Robbins guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. They also found the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder in the commission of arson of an inhabited structure to be true. Robbins also was convicted of one count each of arson causing great bodily injury and arson of an inhabited structure.Deputy District Attorney Rachel Bowers of the Arson and Explosives Section prosecuted the case.On Nov. 1, 2012, a fire erupted at a three-story house in the 1300 block of El Sereno Avenue in Pasadena. The blaze killed residents Cliff Juan Clark, 56, and Paul Richard Boyd, 75.Evidence presented at trial showed that Robbins started the fire at about 2 a.m. when 17 others were asleep inside the house. He doused his room with gasoline and set it ablaze.Robbins faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is scheduled to be sentenced June 7 in Department H of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch.Case GA088055 was investigated by the Pasadena Fire and Police Departments. Herbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Working Toward Crapo’s “More Sustainable” Housing Finance System

first_img The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee met on Tuesday to discuss the committee’s Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo’s housing finance reform outline. The first of this two-part hearing saw testimonies by experts giving their comments on the housing finance reform outline. During his opening statement, Crapo said that his outline set out a “blueprint for a permanent, sustainable new housing finance system.” Under the outline, he said that the new housing finance reforms would protect taxpayers by reducing the systemic, too-big-to-fail risk posed by the current duopoly of mortgage guarantors; preserve existing infrastructure in the housing finance system that works well, while significantly increasing the role of private risk-bearing capital; establish several new layers of protection between mortgage credit risk and taxpayers; ensure a level playing field for originators of all sizes and types, while also locking in uniform, responsible underwriting standards; and promote broad accessibility to mortgage credit, including in under-served markets. “As we begin these discussions we must ask what housing options do families have today and what housing opportunities will we make available for families,” said ranking member Sen. Sherrod Brown. “Failure to put working families first in the process will make it harder to for families to afford rent, but above all put the viability of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at risk and hit communities with lower income, communities of color and rural America.”During his testimony, Edward DeMarco, President of the Housing Policy Council (HPC) said that the need for housing finance reform remained as critical as ever. “Only Congress can replace the GSE duopoly with a more competitive market that reduces risk to taxpayers while ensuring a steady flow of mortgage finance for homebuyers,” DeMarco said. “We seek a more competitive market that puts private capital in front of a government guarantee.”Additionally, DeMarco said that HPC members recognized that government reform would not happen absent meaningful progress on questions of affordability and availability of credit. “Here too there has been progress, though some work remains.”Speaking specifically about the outline, DeMarco said that it reflected the “progression in our collective thinking” and that it was a practical, workable proposal that built on all previous proposals.DeMarco addressed the components of the outline, the elements that HPC supports, the open-ended questions that the outline identifies, and some areas where additional specificity is needed. Additionally, he highlighted actions that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the administration could take to ensure a smooth transition for new guarantors to enter the housing finance system with no competitive disadvantage relative to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. During his testimony, Greg Ugalde, Chairman of the Board, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress to make housing affordability a national priority through housing finance reform. “Advancing comprehensive housing finance reform will ensure the capital and liquidity necessary for consumers and home builders to access stable financing,” Ugalde said. “We believe that an accessible housing finance system must address liquidity as well as affordability regardless of domestic and economic financial conditions.”Giving NAHB’s views on Crapo’s housing finance reform outline, Ugalde said that the NAHB appreciated and supported the Committee Chair’s effort to put forth a “thoughtful outline for housing finance reform,” that included what NAHB believed were key elements for a comprehensive reform bill along with a bipartisan agreement.Ugalde particularly expressed appreciation of Crapo’s support of the explicit government backstop for a key portion of the conventional mortgage market that was critical to the ongoing availability of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and financing of affordable multifamily properties. Additionally, he said that the outline allowed the mortgage market to benefit from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s well-tested infrastructure. “The outline will designate Ginnie Mae as an operator of the securitization platform and provide the explicit government guarantee for mortgage-backed securities,” Ugalde said. “Employing a known and successful government entity provides an advantage but substantial operates will be needed for Ginnie Mae to perform this expanded role.”Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics said that while the outline left much to be resolved, it offered a promising framework to begin this work. “I would implore policymakers to use your outline to finish this job of housing finance reform,” Zandi said.However, he told Crapo that the framework still had critical design issues that needed to be resolved for the reform to be a success. According to Zandi, the first structural issue was to ensure how enough guarantors enter the system that there are “none that are too big to be allowed to fail.” “Fannie and Freddie’s complete domination of the current market will frankly make it impossible for new entrants absent significant steps to reduce barriers to entry,” Zandi said. “A more fulsome securitization platform, increased transparency, and multi-issuer single security will at very least be required to support sufficient entry.”The second key issue, Zandi said was to ensure that lender-issuers were not on the hook for the failure of the guarantors from which they purchase insurance. “If they are, then they won’t get true sail accounting for the loans that they make which will make this channel entirely unworkable,” he said.The final issue was to ensure broad, consistent access to affordable mortgage credit particularly in areas where the market could be less inclined to serve as well when left on its own. “Your outline states that the current affordability goals and duty to serve will be replaced by 10-basis point market access to lower housing costs for low- and moderate-income borrowers,” Zandi told the committee. “While this fee will generate much more funds than the current system to promote access, more needs to be done. Critically it’s important that all guarantors have a national footprint so that they don’t only serve the markets that happen to be most profitable.”According to Hilary O. Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau and SVP for Policy and Advocacy at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), today the homeownership rates between African-Americans was where it was “when discrimination was legal, prior to the enactment of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.”“Any changes to the current system must continue to protect and incorporate the important market segments, namely people of color and low- to moderate-income families on which a well functioning future system depends and a just society demands,” Shelton said.Moreover, he said that any housing finance reform must remedy “the discriminatory practices within the mortgage market, the societal constraints, and too many cases to federal policies.”Specifically, Shelton called on Congress to retain and strengthen “any or all duty to serve provisions by GSEs or any governmental program. “Without an enforceable, robust history to serve any program the market has proven that communities of color will find it extremely difficult to access the mortgage market.”“Congress must preserve FHA-insured lending to ensure low down payment mortgage loans and access to low down payment assistance programs as well as promote low and cost-effective loan modifications for existing homeowners,” Shelton said. He reiterated that any housing finance reform must provide broad access to capital for all borrowers as well as institutions of every size.Giving a directly opposite view, Adam Levitin, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University said that today’s housing market was functioning well and did not need a complete overhaul as outlined in Crapo’s housing finance reform proposal. “Most creditworthy Americans are today able to obtain mortgage financing, no matter where they live—metropolitan areas or rural communities. They can readily obtain a long-term fixed rate mortgage, the product that has built the American middle class,” Levitin said. “The multi-guarantor system proposed in the Chairman’s outline would place all of this in jeopardy.”He said that the system should make one essential change to make lending more secure and accessible, which was to ensure that guarantors took on market-wide credit risk, rather than the credit risk on a segment of the market. “If guarantors assume market-wide credit risk, the market will not segment and guarantors will not price pro-cyclically,” he said.  The second part of this discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. EST.Click here to view the testimonies and discussion of the first part of this hearing.  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Georgetown University HOUSING Housing Finance Reform Housing Policy Council Mike Crapo Moody’s Analytics NAACP NAHB Senate Banking Committee Sherrod Brown 2019-03-26 Radhika Ojha Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Working Toward Crapo’s “More Sustainable” Housing Finance System Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 26, 2019 2,346 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Gateway Mortgage Announces New Chief Banking Officer Next: Building Better Disaster Relief for Homeowners Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Working Toward Crapo’s “More Sustainable” Housing Finance System Related Articles Tagged with: Georgetown University HOUSING Housing Finance Reform Housing Policy Council Mike Crapo Moody’s Analytics NAACP NAHB Senate Banking Committee Sherrod Brownlast_img read more

Serving soldier charged with theft from Donegal Town bar

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – November 27, 2018 Serving soldier charged with theft from Donegal Town bar Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A serving member of the Defence Forces has appeared in Court, charged with stealing €3000 from a bar in Donegal Town.22-year-old Francis Mongan of Cullionboy, Barnesmore, Donegal Town is also charged with possession of 72 rounds of 5.56mm calibre of blank cartridges without a firearms certificate under the Firearms Act on February 28 last.Mr Mongan is charged with entering the Coach House Bar, Donegal Town, as a tresspasser and stealing €2000, the property of Gary Pearson on December 12th last year and stealing €1000 from the same premises on February 9th last.The defendant was put on his election on the two charges at Donegal Town District Court yesterday and elected for trial by judge and jury in the circuit court.The two charges were put back for a direction from the DPP until January 28th.Meanwhile, the defendant is also charged with possession of 72 rounds of 5.56 mm calibre of blank cartridges without a firearms certificate under the Firearms Act on February 28 last.This charge was put back to January 28th and the defendant was remanded on continuing bail until that date. Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleCappry road works to be suspended from December 7thNext articleSF leader rules out entering Westminster for Brexit vote News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

30-year-old ordered to vacate parents’ home claims they harassed him

first_imgWSYR(CAMILLUS, N.Y.) — A 30-year-old man court-ordered to vacate his parents’ home on Tuesday said he should be given more time to leave because of how much his parents “harassed” him about moving out.Michael Rotondo, of Camillus, New York, had been living rent-free in his parents’ Syracuse-area home for eight years when a State Supreme Court judge ruled on Tuesday in his parents’ favor, ordering him to move out.Rotondo, who plans to appeal the decision, said he stopped speaking to his parents when they “alluded” to wanting him to leave the house in October, just one month after he lost custody and visitation rights of his son.“I’m not bothering them by living here,” Michael Rotondo said in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” “It’s little to no cost to them, and considering how that they’ve harassed me, I think it’s the least that they should be required to do, which is just let me hang here a bit longer and use their hot water and electricity.”By the end of October, Michael Rotondo said his parents were demanding he get a full-time job, health insurance and sessions with a therapist, but he said he “didn’t need any of those things.”“My parents alluded to the fact that they no longer wanted me living in the house, and I was devastated from the loss, and not seeing my son anymore,” Rotondo said. “After that, I was like, ‘I’m done with you guys.’”Mark and Christina Rotondo said they gave their son multiple notices to vacate and even offered him money to help him find a place of his own.Michael Rotondo admitted that he accepted the money, but used it for “other things.”“I took it but with consideration for my plans, and how my finances interacted with those plans, I did use the money for other things, but I don’t regret that,” he said. “I would have preferred to have kept the money and given it back to them … but I had to use it, and that’s just how it is.”He also accused his parents of trying to “stir something up” to support their court case against him.“Me and my father recently tried to occupy the same space at the same time … so I said ‘excuse me,’ and he said, ‘I will not excuse you, Michael,’” he said “He’s just trying to stir something up so that he could get me to say something. It’s my overwhelming belief that he’s trying to make it so that he could try and call the police or something to support his case.”Michael Rotondo had asked for six months to vacate, but the judge disagreed.He said he was shocked by the ruling and that he couldn’t believe the judge would “make it so that these people can just throw me out instead of letting me stay here.”Michael Rotondo also addressed critics, including some in his own neighborhood, who claim he wants to live rent-free forever.“I don’t like living here at all,” he said. “My parents and myself are like two parties that don’t speak the same language.”“It’s a very serious thing to me to get out, but I have rights, and that’s really what it boils down to. I just want a little more time to get out of here.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

…in brief

first_img…in briefOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefWorkplace stress The majority of British businesses are reporting a drop in productivity as aresult of workplace stress. A study of 100 employees, by Croner Consulting,shows that 65 per cent of senior managers have reported staff complaining ofstress in recent months, with 56 per cent admitting it was affecting theirproductivity. Bill passed A Bill that allows the Government to impose a pay settlement to end thefirefighters’ dispute has passed through the House of Commons. The Bill willrevive arbitration powers repealed in 1959, and give deputy prime minister JohnPrescott control over fire stations and equipment. e-mail guidance The much-delayed Government guidance on employers’ rights to access staffe-mails will be published this week. The Information Commission’s code onmonitoring will outline employer responsibilities when handling staffinformation under the Data Protection Act 1998. next week’s issue for a full interview with Information CommissionerRichard Thomas Road to recovery? The worst may be over for UK manufacturing, according to the EngineeringEmployers Federation (EEF). The EEF’s Engineering Outlook survey for the secondquarter shows a glint of recovery. on site UK building sites are still too dangerous, according to the TUC. The DTI’sConstruction Industry’s Key Performance Indicators show safety is improving,but the TUC says more work is needed. Eighty-five people were killed last yearin construction and more than 4,860 were seriously injured. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Budgets set to soar as coaching gains popularity

first_imgTrainingspend could increase by up to 25 per cent this year, according to a new surveyrevealed exclusively to Personnel Today’s sister title, Training Magazine.Mostorganisations (51 per cent) will see an increase of up to 5 per cent in 2004,according to the survey released by Balance Learning, while 21 per cent willsee rises of more than 25 per cent.Aroundone-third will keep budget levels the same as 2003, and some small cuts areforecast by 16 per cent of respondents. “Thedata suggests that organisations appreciate the value of training and that 2004will be a very busy year for training departments and training providers,”said Balance Learning managing director Chris Horseman.”Takinginto account the planned increases and decreases, we calculate that trainingbudgets overall will rise by 8.14 per cent,” he said.Thegreatest increases are forecast for the financial services and retail sectors. Ofthose who are increasing their budgets, 67 per cent plan to spend more onblended learning solutions (the combination of two or more learning methods),53 per cent will spend more on e-learning, and 47 per cent are will increaseinstructor-led training. Related posts:No related photos. Budgets set to soar as coaching gains popularityOn 3 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

USU Legend Phil Olsen on 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

first_img Tags: Boston Patriots/College Football Hall of Fame/Denver Broncos/Los Angeles Rams/Phil Olsen/Utah State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2019 ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame and a former Utah State Aggies legend is on the list.Former Utah State defensive end Phil Olsen is one of 76 players, along with six coaches from NCAA FBS (Division I-A) to be nominated.Furthermore, 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks made the ballot.Olsen lettered for the Aggies from 1967-1969, becoming a 1969 consensus first-team All-American. During his three years in the program, Utah State went 17-12-1 and amassed two wins apiece against hated rivals Utah and BYU.In 1969, Olsen was a team captain, team MVP and the Utah State athlete of the year. He was also selected to play in both the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl.In Olsen’s junior season, the Aggies went 7-3 and blanked Wisconsin 20-0, commemorating the only time in program history that USU vanquished a Big Ten conference foe.Olsen is also a 1985 inductee of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, USU’s All-Century football team and Utah State’s Hall of Fame, being enshrined in Logan in 1994.In 2000, Olsen was selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the State of Utah’s Top 50 athletes of the century.Following his senior season, Olsen was drafted with the #4 overall selection in the 1970 draft by the Boston Patriots.He then went on to play six seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams (1971-74) and Denver Broncos (1975-76), amassing 20 starts and three fumble returns.Three former Aggies are in the College Football Hall of Fame, Phil’s brother, the late Merlin Olsen, E.L., “Dick” Romney and John Ralston.The announcement of the 2019 class will be made Monday January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. prior to the national championship game at Levi’s Stadium. Written by June 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Legend Phil Olsen on 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Brad Jameslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 9/4

first_imgSeptember 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/4 Written by Tags: Region 20 volleyball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 20ORDERVILLE, Utah-The Valley Buffaloes routed Bryce Valley 25-9, 25-14, 25-10 for the 3-0 sweep over the Mustangs in straight sets Wednesday in Region 20 volleyball action.HILDALE, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats smacked Water Canyon 25, 14, 25-4, 25-18 as they prevailed in straight sets over the Wildcats 3-0 in Region 20 volleyball action Wednesday.JUNCTION, Utah-The Milford Tigers got past the Piute Thunderbirds 25-20, 25-20, 25-16 in sweeping Piute 3-0 in straight sets Wednesday in Region 20 volleyball action.Baseball1-A SouthORDERVILLE, Utah-Bridger Brian had a pair of RBI and the Wayne Badgers doubled up the Valley Buffaloes 4-2 in 1-A South baseball action Wednesday.TROPIC, Utah-Milo Attwood’s 4 RBI led the way as the Bryce Valley Mustangs clobbered Pinnacle 13-3 Wednesday in 1-A South baseball action.JUNCTION, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds earned a key 1A South Region baseball win over Diamond Ranch 11-5 Wednesday.PANGUITCH, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats held off the Green River Pirates for a close 5-3 win in 1A South Region baseball action Wednesday.Girls TennisNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-The Manti Templars won a close match over Richfield 3-2 Wednesday in non-region girls tennis action. The Wildcats were led by Madison Lewis at 3rd singles with a 6-4, 6-1 win and Marissa McIff and Piper Harris won in 1st doubles 6-2, 6-1.last_img read more