Posluszny extending Linebacker U. legacy

first_imgPenn State is called Linebacker U for a reason; there is no doubt about that.The list of standout linebackers could probably take up the amount of space allotted for this article. Some of them include Shane Conlan, Lavar Arrington and Jack Ham, just to name a few, and current junior Paul Posluszny is well on his way to adding his name to the long list.Posluszny has made a name for himself, not only as far as statistics –where he rivals those linebackers that came before him — but also as a team leader, both on and off the field.”He came in as a good football player,” Penn State head coach Joe Paterno said in a press conference before the Lions’ bout with Michigan. “When we recruited Paul, we thought we were getting ourselves a really good football player and it turned out that way.”On the field, the junior is making Nittany Lion fans do a double-take to make sure they’re aren’t watching Conlan on the field.Conlan, best known for his two interceptions in the 1986 National Championship game, was a two-time All-American for the Nittany Lions in 1985 and ’86. He remains the programs all-time leader in career solo tackles with 186 in his four-year career.Now, Posluszny is emulating the former PSU linebacker.”He is certainly one of the better linebackers we have ever had,” Paterno said. “He is so close to Shane Conlan. They play so similar a game. They are alert, play pass well, play run well and hustle all the time. He is just a heck of a football player.”Those are mighty words from a coach who has seen more than 50 years of Nittany Lion football. In fact, Paterno thinks Posluszny is perhaps the best linebacker in the country.”I haven’t seen all of them, but it would be tough for me to think there is a better one,” Paterno said.The numbers speak for themselves. After posting 36 tackles in just eight games his true freshman season, Posluszny tallied 104 tackles, half of them solo tackles, in his sophomore season a year ago. He hasn’t let up this season, as he has a chance to surpass his tackling numbers from last year in this Saturday’s game. In fact, he’s already bested his 52 solo tackles in 2004 with 53 in the current campaign. He leads the team and ranks fourth in the Big Ten with 94 tackles in nine games thus far. Through his successes, the standout linebacker remains humble.”I was very honored [when Paterno compared me to Conlan],” Posluszny said. “I don’t necessarily think I deserve that kind of recognition. He did great things for Penn State and our program.”But the junior, if he hasn’t already, is well on his way to placing his name amongst the greats of Penn State. Now Paterno just has to try to make sure he doesn’t lose Posluszny to the NFL.”I think Paul should stay,” Paterno said when asked about the subject Tuesday. “I think that is something that he would have to have some reasons and so forth. That is the first time I have heard that might be a possibility so I really haven’t given it much thought.” Paterno will keep his fingers crossed that he doesn’t have to think about too much when the season concludes.While he may be too modest to admit it, Posluszny has cemented himself as the next best linebacker at Linebacker U, and is the foundation of the Big Ten’s top defense.Looking forward to Wisconsin, CalhounSome players might be a little nervous when going up against Badger running back and workhorse Brian Calhoun. After all, he is second in the Big Ten in rushing and has scored 21 touchdowns this season.Even Paterno is a bit nervous.”Calhoun is one of the best backs we have played against in a long time,” Paterno said. “If he runs for 150 or 160 yards, it will be a long day.”But a player like Posulszny thrives on games like these.As a quick, yet powerful, linebacker, the junior is even looking forward to facing a run-oriented team and Calhoun, especially after facing all of the spread offenses this season in conference play.”It’s going to be real exciting for us,” Posluszny said. “The past couple games we haven’t really had the chance to get a lot of work. With this game, we know they’re going to try and be physical and run the ball, and that’s good because that’s where linebackers get to come in and play and make big things happen.”He has shown his ability all season to make things happen, and should break the century mark in tackles Saturday.Add to that the fact that Posluszny — a team captain as a junior, the first junior captain in nearly 40 years at PSU — will be looking to send the seniors off in the right way in their last game in Happy Valley. “It is going to be real emotional. A lot of our guys are seniors,” Posluszny said. “I think it’s going to turn out to be a good thing for us. I think the guys are going to be really fired up and ready to play.”Both Wisconsin and Penn State control their own destiny, and Posluszny is one of those players who can take those kinds of games into his own hands.last_img read more

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Harwene Tyee, Former Telecom Executive, Dies

first_img-Former Deputy, Actg. Managing Director, Telecom; Member, BWI Class of ‘59The death is announced of Mr. Harwene Tyee, former Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Telecommunication (LIBTELCO), and a member of the Class of 1959 of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI).This sad event occurred on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his Fanti Town, Matadi, Monrovia residence. He was 77. Born in Bortiken, Potupo District, then in Maryland, now River Gee County, on February 14, 1941, to the union of Mr. Tyee Tarty and his wife, Madam Jarju Tyee.Harwene commenced his education in Pleebo, where he completed the eighth grade before entering the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute. He was one of the 18 Marylanders that arrived on the BWI campus in February 1956 to do their technical and vocational training. He then joined four other BWI classmates to enter Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University) in February 1960, where he studied Science. Leaving Cuttington before graduation, Harwene, like his BWI classmate Winston Gibson of Harper, Cape Palmas, traveled to the United States and studied Electronics and Communications. Both Harwene and Winston went on to become telecommunication engineers, trained in the USA. Harwene obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from the New York Institute of Technology in 1980. After receiving numerous Certificates in telecommunication from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTI), Harwene traveled to the United Kingdom and entered Bail Brock College, where he received another Diploma in Telecommunication.In 1980, he was appointed by the TRT Corporation of New York City as technical supervisor, responsible for the installation and repair and modernization of all telecom equipment.Returning to Liberia in 1982, Harwene was employed at the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation and later served as manager of the Transmission Department.In 1991, he was appointed deputy managing director for Rural Telecommunication Services. In 1992, he completed a booklet outlining the requirements for the various cities, towns and villages. The Booklet was submitted to the LTC Board.In 1994-1995, he served as LTC Acting Managing Director, during which time he resolved the corporation’s personnel and technical problems, and revised the salary scale. In 1995, he was appointed deputy managing director for Administration and Rural Telecommunication.In 2006 to 2007, he helped create the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), which became the sole authority to regulate Liberia, issuing telecom operations licenses, frequency assignments and spectrum management.Mr. Tyee was later appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the LTA Board, but later removed for unexplained reasons.Harwene Tyee was among 15 members of the BWI Class of ’59 who, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from BWI in 1959, built a monument on the BWI campus in memory of the celebrated Liberian artist and sculptor, R. Vanjah Richards, who first taught the Class arts and crafts in 1956. And though no one in the class majored in art or sculpture, they went on to many other professions, including Engineering, entrepreneurial undertakings, Journalism and Law, yet the Class decided, with the cooperation and support of then BWI Principal Mulbah Jackolie, to erect a magnificent monument on campus in Vanjah Richards’ memory. The aim of erecting the monument was three-fold — first, to restore the dignity of Mr. Richards and his family.Mr. Richards was beheaded, along with many others at his home in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County in June, 1990, by forces loyal to President Samuel K. Doe. The second objective of the monument was to engage the BWI administration to reintroduce arts and crafts in the BWI curriculum, and later, to develop at BWI the R. Vanjah Richards School of Art, Sculpture and the Performing Arts.The R. Vanjah Richards Monument is said to be the most historically rich among the many monuments on the BWI campus. Every Liberian needs to go and see that monument.Mr. Harwene Tyee leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Gbarlee Tyee, 15 children, nine grandchildren, two great grand, three brothers, Reverend Pijili Tarty Tyee, Nyu Tyee and Nimley Tyee; two sisters, Ceaty Tyee and Lucy Tyee; many other relatives.According to a family spokesman, on Friday, December 14, 2018, the body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home and taken to the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Martadi Fanti Town, for a night of wake keeping. On very early Saturday, December 15, the body will be taken to his home town in Bortiken, Potupo District, River Gee County, where the funeral service will take place at the Bortiken Lutheran Church, beginning at two o’clock p.m. followed by interment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Rich List: Here’s how wealthy Enya and Daniel O’Donnell are

first_imgThe Sunday Times’ latest Rich List reveals that Donegal artists Enya and Daniel O’Donnell are amongst the 20 richest entertainers in Ireland. Coming in at number 6, Gweedore native Enya has netted €118 million, an increase of €1 million from last year.At number 20, Kincasslagh crooner Daniel O’Donnell sits comfortably with a fortune of €31 million. Topping the list is U2, who have amassed a massive €647 million, up €2 million from last year.Derry native Roma Downey and husband Mark Burnett also made the list, with a tidy sum of €443 million to their names.Niall Horan is the youngest person to make the richlist with an impressive €52 million put away at just 24 years old.The full 2018 Sunday Times Rich List will be published this weekend, covering a vast range of categories including; technology, business, construction and sport. It will also be published online here. Rich List: Here’s how wealthy Enya and Daniel O’Donnell are was last modified: March 24th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daniel o donnelldonegalEnyaRich ListSunday Timeslast_img read more

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