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GFF Corona Beer Super 16: Winners Connection vs Camptown, Milerock vs Cougars FC  to kick-off tournament tonight

first_imgA Linden versus Georgetown encounter between Winners Connection and Camptown FC, from 18:30 hrs tonight, will mark the opening of the Guyana Football Federation/Corona Beer ‘Super 16 Year-End Classic’ at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, Linden.Lindeners will get a chance to support another home team, Milerock FC, when they tackle Cougars of Berbice from 21:00 hrs.The participating teams are: Ann’s Grove, Buxton United, Camptown, Cougars, Den Amstel, Fruta Conquerors, Grove Hi-Tech, Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Guyana Police Force (GPF), Indigenous All-Stars, Milerock, New Amsterdam (NA) United, Pouderoyen, Victoria Kings, Western Tigers and Winners Connection.The winning team will go home with $2M, second place $1M while third and fourth placed teams is expected to pocket $500,000 and $250,000 respectively.According to the GFF’s president Wayne Forde, the tournament marks the start of a regularisation process for ‘Year-End’ football in Guyana, while the Federation seeks to regulate football played in the country.Looking ahead at the tournament, Forde said he was happy to partner with Top Brandz Distributors, since they share a common interest, which is to see the growth of Football in Guyana.Top Brandz Distributors’ Marketing Manager, Marvin Wray, called the tournament the beginning of a beautiful relationship with the GFF, which he hopes will last for years.Wray said Top Brandz is looking forward to their relationship with the GFF and that together, they can truly take the game forward.Meanwhile, the tournament will continue on Sunday at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground, with another double- header, starting from 13:00 hrs, when Pouderoyen FC battle the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Den Amstel FC face the Indigenous All-Stars from 15:00 hrs.last_img read more

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Arsenal Owner, Kroenke, Says Bellerin Not Available  Â

first_imgTRANSFER…TRANSFER…TRANSFER… Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, has personally called defender Hector Bellerin to tell the Spaniard he would not be sold.According to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena SER, Kroenke personally spoke with the defender to assure him he remains part of Arsene Wenger’s plan despite the injury that kept him out of the Gunners’ squad.The 22-year-old experienced a serious regression at the Emirates last season, and with media speculation surrounding his potential departure, Kroenke wanted to make sure his intentions were clear.Reports had linked Bellerin with a return to his home country, most notably to Barcelona.With Bellerin under contract through 2021 having just signed his extension last summer, it’s clear the club has decided who they believe keeping should be a priority.The defender lost his place briefly down the stretch run last season, finding himself on the bench in seven of the club’s final 17 Premier League matches.Despite that, Arsenal still clearly values Bellerin’s talent and durability and hope to ward Barcelona’s interest off.Bellerin didn’t help cool speculation when he bought a house in Barcelona just a short time ago.Reports say that Arsenal would not take any less than $57 million for their right-back if he insists on moving.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Freshman catcher Lundstrom impresses at bat, behind plate

first_img Published on February 13, 2014 at 2:47 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman After Syracuse’s season opener last Friday, all the buzz surrounded freshman pitcher Sydney O’Hara, who tossed a no-hitter against Austin Peay in her first-ever collegiate appearance. The praise was well deserved, but O’Hara wasn’t the only freshman who was successful in the first weekend of play. Catcher and fellow first-year starter Nicole Lundstrom, impressed both behind the plate and at it. After the Orange’s first five games, Lundstrom has a .939 fielding percentage and is the only player to reach base safely in each contest. Lundstrom will look to continue her early-season success in this weekend’s Kickin’ Chicken Classic in Conway, S.C., where Syracuse (2-3) will take on Purdue twice, Coastal Carolina, Towson and La Salle.“Usually you’re going to have a catcher that’s so good defensively that they may struggle offensively,” SU head coach Leigh Ross said, “and you take it because they’re so good defensively.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I feel like with Nicole, we have both.”On Friday, in the same game she caught O’Hara’s no-hitter, Lundstrom went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Two hours later, she hit her first collegiate home run in the top of the seventh inning against No. 22 South Alabama.Lundstrom is no stranger to producing at the plate. She batted better than .600 with 23 home runs and 99 RBIs in her high school career with the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons (Mass.). In her senior year, she batted .656 with nine home runs, 35 RBIs and a .747 on-base percentage.“I know I can hit, and I believe in myself,” Lundstrom said. “I like being able to work both sides and being confident in both aspects of the game.”On Saturday against No. 25 University of Alabama-Birmingham, Lundstrom only went 1-for-4, but that one hit couldn’t have come at a better time. In the bottom of the ninth inning with the game knotted at one, Lundstrom singled to right field, driving in Alyssa Dewes to give Syracuse the walk-off win.Ross noted that she feels freshmen never know what to expect from themselves, so they just go out and play because that’s the “freshman mentality.” That, however, doesn’t apply to Lundstrom.“I know that I’ve got her for four years behind the plate,” Ross said.” She’s hitting in the five or six spot for us, and to know she’ll contribute that way is like a dream.”As a catcher, Lundstrom also calls the pitches, something Ross said she does well because she’s extremely intelligent. She also does her own research before each game and communicates with the coaching staff to find out each hitter’s tendencies at the plate.O’Hara mentioned how coming into the season, her pitcher-catcher relationship with Lundstrom was a little shaky, but that it’s seen a vast improvement in a short span of time.“(Nicole) has definitely done a lot better behind the plate calling pitches and blocking,” O’Hara said. “She’s really focused on every single pitch and knows how to calm me down because we’re both still a little nervous.”O’Hara added that during the first game against South Alabama, Lundstrom was infuriated that she couldn’t hit starting pitcher Hannah Campbell. After hitting the home run off of her in the seventh inning, Lundstrom was still fuming even after she rounded third base.Despite the tenacity on the field, Lundstrom doesn’t seem at all stressed, even for a freshman assuming a full-time starting role right off the bat.“It’s pretty cool,” Lundstrom said through laughter. “It’s intense and a big change, but it’s a lot of fun.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Science of Fiction festival creates imaginary city

first_imgSchool of Cinematic Arts professor Alex McDowell and the 5D Institute hosted the seventh annual Science of Fiction Festival this weekend at SCA.The conference focused on creating the fictional city of Rilao, a town that captures characteristics of both Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro. Festivities included an interactive musical performance, a conference that allowed people from different occupations and places around the world to collaborate in creating artifacts for the city and a multimedia exhibit built by students from McDowell’s world-building class.McDowell began this project during the spring semester last year in his class IML 599, called Imagining Worlds -— Narrative Design Across Disciplines. His students researched different aspects of Rio and Los Angeles, from health to transportation to media culture. The students in his fall course curated the exhibit on display in the Interactive Media building.The exhibit is a look at life in Rilao through the use of graphic design, technology, performing arts and storytelling. The history of Rilao is told via an Oculus. Kinect sensors cue sound effects as people walk by and 3-D graphics show what housing would look like in this city.“All the projects in the exhibition are meant to be artifacts,” said Lauren Fenton, a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the media arts and practice program. “The entire exhibition is meant to be like the fictional universe of Rilao.”The class is diverse, with some students from the Viterbi School of Engineering and others from the Roski School of Fine Arts. The students range from undergraduates to Ph.D. candidates.“The first semester, the project was to build the world, develop the world and write individual projects in the world,” McDowell said. “This semester, the project was to design an exhibit as if it were a narrative. How can you tell a complicated, multilayered narrative story about Rilao through the medium of an exhibition?”The Sound of Fiction concert took place Friday night and starred Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats and other musical guests, according to McDowell. Guests could determine the sound and lights of the concert via sound and image mapping in which the performers capture and modify audience sounds as part of the music, according to the School of Cinematic Arts.Attendees on Saturday also saw a performance where students acted as researchers reporting their findings in studies of the fictitious region.“We had a suite of cultural anthropologists come back from the island of Rilao, and they explained to us what they’ve been finding there and different details about the culture and its history,” said Tara McPherson, associate professor of media arts and practice at USC.The conference culminated with each group presenting their artifacts to other participants.“I work on market trends and product innovation research so I’m in a group that looks at how the market is going to evolve, how technology is going to influence people’s lives and change their attitude and behaviors potentially,” said Ioana Badea, who has been working at the Intel Corporation for 14 years.“The students in this class have really turned the experience of the exhibition [in]to this game, this way of immersing people in Rilao,” Fenton said.Students in the class were divided into three groups, with each group representing a different perspective developed by an organization on the island. Each perspective then analyzed each artifact and explained them through their point of view.Other universities that collaborated on the world-building project included the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Bauhaus University in Germany and the ESPM school of marketing in Brazil.“It’s really great to collaborate with people from different countries and students from different countries,” Fenton said. “Everyone brought on their own particular lenses to the world of Rilao.”last_img read more

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Custodians gather to protest for better wages

first_imgPhoto by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanOver 150 students, faculty members and custodial staff gathered at Tommy Trojan on Tuesday to advocate for USC custodians to receive higher wages and affordable health care from the University’s subcontractor Aramark.Colored signs that said “Custodians deserve more than minimum wage,” “Aramark treat custodians as Trojan family” and “Trojan family ready 2 strike” were passed out around Hahn Plaza. Participants wore lanyards attached to badges that read “2018 Todo o nada ¡Ya Basta! #faircontractnow” on one side, and “Trojan family ready 2 strike 4 fair contract #custodiansaretrojans2” on the other. “[Custodians] are people, they are raising families, they have children, many of them have lived in Los Angeles for generations, and so they deserve fair pay and health care because that’s what everybody deserves,” said Stephen Boardman, the communications coordinator for the west coast branch of Service Employees International Union. “Minimum wage is never sufficient; just think about living on minimum wage in Los Angeles. You’re talking about living on less than $14 [per] hour. It’s not something that allows you to actually live and care for a family.”Led by a small group of workers playing snare drums, participants marched down Trousdale Parkway to USC Village and ended their march at the intersection of 32nd and Hoover Street. “Some of the custodians are unsatisfied and do have trouble on paying for certain things,” said Veronica Perez, a custodian who said she has worked for Aramark for the past 10 years. “From my personal experience, it is troubling because the rent in Los Angeles is high at the moment, we all have different bills and other necessities that we have to pay for. With our current wages, it is something that we have trouble with on a daily basis.” At the end of the rally, the intersection was blocked off by police. Participants sat on the ground in a huge circle as the custodians sang in Spanish. Different chants such as “Estamos en la lucha,” which translates to “We are in the fight,” and “What do we want? A contract! When do we want it? Now!” were called out to capture the attention of passersby. When the marchers headed back to USC Village, Stephanie Solis, a freshman majoring in sociology and a student organizer of the rally, gave a speech. She emphasized the importance of supporting all members of the USC community.“Our fight doesn’t stop here,” Solis said. “USC has boasted about being a Trojan family, but I don’t see that Trojan Family happening here. We are neglecting this part of the community, and both students and administration need to unify together to demonstrate that we are supporting this part of our family.” Tuesday’s march  was the follow-up to a rally on March 26, as well as a resolution proposed by the Undergraduate Student Government Senate on April 10 to improve the conditions of the USC custodians. The resolution was unanimously approved by the senate at its meeting Tuesday, where some custodians were in attendance.USG senators proposed reducing the out-of-pocket costs that custodians had to pay monthly for health care. They also proposed increased wages.Some workers said they would have gone on strike had the resolution not passed.“We have seen a strong response from students and faculty members,” said Cesar Quiles-Borrero, the lead organizer for SEIU United Service Workers West. “We encourage them to be a part of the struggle because at the end of the day, the campus should be a place for everyone to feel at home. It’s amazing to see the students getting involved and we are really thankful for their efforts.”Boardman said SEIU has been working on negotiations with Aramark to settle a fair contract between the company and its USC workers to be finalized and signed on April 20.last_img read more

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Anteaters try to stop Trojans’ winning streak

first_imgNo. 1 USC is primed to take on No. 2 UC Irvine in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation semifinal match at 7:30 at the Galen Center Thursday.The Trojans (23-4, 18-4) have won 18 straight matches. Coming off a sweep over No. 11 Cal State Northridge, after playing the Matadors late in the regular season only a week earlier, the Trojans are peaking at the right time.Win streak · Freshman middle blocker Chris Lischke has helped the Trojans win 18 consecutive matches since losing to UCLA in February. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan“We were able to adjust on troubles we had the week previous,” USC coach Bill Ferguson said. “We were far more efficient. With that short prep time, it’s really a question about who is going to improve more during the time in between matches.”Despite the winning streak and the many years of close-but-not-quite-there, the Trojans are not succumbing to the pressure of years past.“There’s no need to jump and yell,” Ferguson said. “They just get it. Nothing we have to hammer home — they just understand what it takes to win.”The Anteaters (22-5, 17-5) are tied for the second spot in the conference along with Stanford and BYU. The Trojans beat the Anteaters during the first week of the month in four sets.In that match, the Trojans disarmed the characteristically strong UC Irvine serving attack with a strong outside hitting attack as an adjustment to ball control issues. The Trojans also held the Anteaters to .206 hitting.The Trojan defense has been a juggernaut this year, holding opponents to a conference-best .179 hitting percentage. Though the Trojans are not the offensive juggernaut of years past with a modest .300 percentage (fifth in the conference) their ability to shut down opposing offenses has made them competitive.“The trio of Micah [Christenson], Maddison [McKibbin] and Tanner [Jansen] can be absolutely shut-down blockers,” Ferguson said. “With 60 percent of the action in volleyball going right at them, that means a lot of points.”The Trojans have come from being a young team maligned with injury to a healthy force to be reckoned with. Featuring MPSF Player of the Year senior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli, second-teamer senior middle blocker Steven Shandrick and honorable mention team members sophomore libero Henry Cassiday, freshman middle blocker Robert Feathers and sophomore opposite Tanner Jansen, the Trojan lineup is deep and effective.Ciarelli is the second Trojan in a row to win MPSF Player of the Year, following Murphy Troy in 2011.“It’s an honor, but it doesn’t really change anything,” Ciarelli said. “People get these awards because they work hard in practice. This award won’t change my approach or how hard I play.”Ferguson credits strength and conditioning coach Brent Metz, who he touts as “the best in the sport” for the team’s physical health after a long and grueling season. The program’s approach toward in-season improvement, rather than maintenance or injury prevention, has the team’s aggregate vertical jump seeing increases rather than typical decreases because of wear and tear.“We keep getting better,” Ferguson said. “Our guys are focused and their heads are in the right place.”last_img read more

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UW volleyball to take on Western Michigan in NCAA First Round

first_imgIt can be argued that despite its tremendous successes both on individual levels and also as a group, the No. 2 Wisconsin volleyball team’s season actually begins Thursday night.After all, that’s what they’ve been playing for. Long before the season began, this team has had two goals: to win the Big Ten and to win a National Championship.And after locking up it’s first conference championship in 13 years it’s one down, one to go for the Badgers.The first step toward achieving the second goal starts Thursday night at the UW Field House as one-seed (fourth-ranked overall) Wisconsin takes on Western Michigan (22-13, 9-7 MAC) in the opening round of the NCAA Championship.The Badgers (28-2, 19-1 Big Ten) are currently riding a 19-match winning streak and haven’t dropped a match in more than two months. But UW plans on putting the regular season far in the past and treating the NCAA tournament as if they are 0-0.“We’re training hard and we’re looking at it one match at a time,” junior libero Taylor Morey said. “At this point, no matches are guaranteed. You gotta keep winning to keep going. Right now we’re focusing on Western Michigan.”The Broncos have won six of their own in-a-row, storming through the Mid-American Conference tournament in which they were ranked fifth. They took down top-seeded Ohio in the semifinal and defeated Miami (OH) in the championship, with both matches going five sets.Alysia Baznik, a sophomore outside hitter, leads the Broncos with 2.89 kills per set. Senior outside hitter Ali Gossen chips in with 2.49 kills per set.Syndney LeMay is the Broncos’ force in the middle. She was named the 2014 Freshman of the Year in the MAC and the middle blocker averages 2.57 kills per set as well as 0.74 blocks per set.“They’re really confident coming in,” sophomore setter, and Big Ten Player and Setter of the Year Lauren Carlini said. “They won a big match, a few close matches in five sets, so they have a lot of confidence.”Big Ten Coach of the Year and Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield says that he has tried to keep the practice routine as similar as possible to the regular season, but said that time is moving slow and the team is itching for Thursday night.“It’s a really hard thing to do; to stay present during this time of year,” Sheffield said. “You’re doing something that you love and you’re excited about it, you have a tendency to look ahead a little bit, and I think our team is trying to fight that right now. Thursday night can’t get here quick enough.”Sheffield said that while the emphasis appears to be on winning at this point in the season, he believes that the emphasis is on a team’s overall effort.“It’s about leaving it all out there, and that’s where the fun is,” Sheffield said. “People that put it all out there, they can live with the results. What you can’t live with is having ‘What if’s?’… It’s not the wins and losses that the competitors regret, so we talk a lot more about ‘Let’s own the moment.’”The Badgers, as with the other top-16 teams in the field of 64, will play their first two tournament matches at home, which should give the Badgers a competitive edge. It will also be the final opportunity for the senior class to play in front of their fans.“We get to play at home for another weekend, that’s exciting. Playing at home in front of your home crowd is always an advantage,” senior outside hitter Courtney Thomas said. “And we love playing in front of our crowd and our fans are awesome.”“I’m not trying to look too far ahead and think about my last times here, trying to just go out with a win,” Thomas said.Marquette and Illinois State are the other two teams playing their first-round match in Madison Thursday. They’ll faceoff against each other in the first match of the night Thursday. If Wisconsin handles Western Michigan, they will play the winner of this match Friday night.The Redbirds were dominant in conference play this year, going undefeated and winning the Missouri Valley Conference. They’re on quite the hot streak themselves, having won their last 22 matches.Marquette finished third in the Big East, but is led by Conference Player of the Year, Autumn Bailey, who is seventh in the nation in kills (4.73) and fifth in total points (5.48/set).Last season, when the Badgers made a run to the National Title match, UW was ranked 12th overall. From that position, they were able to play the role of underdog en route to the finale, but this year, it will be Wisconsin who has a target on their back.“We’re out to prove people wrong, as usual,” Carlini said. “People look at us and say, ‘They’re not gonna make it,’… I think we’re gonna use that to our advantage and take teams by surprise.”“I think we’re still a little understated and a lot of people don’t think we’re gonna make it to the Final Four,” Carlini said. “So, kinda like last year, we took everyone by surprise, and hey, we’re all right with doing that again this year, as long as we make it there and just continue to win games, survive and advance, we’re all right with that.”last_img read more

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Political party in the Bahamas names shadow cabinet ahead of general…

first_imgA confident Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has named its shadow cabinet as Bahamians await the date for the next general election.Prime Minister Perry Christie has already indicated that the Parliament will be dissolved on April 11 and that the writ for the poll will be issued on that day. He has however not yet made public, the date for the election.But DNA leader, Branville McCartney, in a lengthy statement said  the party has been able to launch its “impressive slate of candidates comprised of some of the best and brightest in the world of finance, business, law, law enforcement, healthcare, labor and civil society”.He said outside of the role of the Attorney General which, under the DNA will be an independently selected Bahamian chosen from civil society and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, “members of the Shadow Cabinet as outlined will speak to the issues plaguing their specific portfolios, offering not just an opposing view but a glimpse into how a DNA government will – in the short, medium and long term – reverse some of the distressing trends which have emerged in our 21st century Bahamas”.McCartney, who said he will be responsible for National Security & Immigration, said that “in the coming weeks and days Bahamians will be able to see, hear and feel the DNA in a way that speaks to their needs at every level and through the voting public will usher in a new era of governance in our Bahamas”.He described the “shadow cabinet” of comprising “patriotic Bahamians” and “qualified non-career politicians whose main goal is to bring effective transparent and accountable governance to the people of this country”.The other two main political parties hoping that will contest the elections are the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the main opposition Free National Movement (FNM).last_img read more

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AFCON 2015: Halliche doubtful for Ghana clash

first_imgAlgeria defender Rafik Halliche does not expect to be available for selection when his team play against Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday, as he is still recovering from a calf injury.The Fennec Foxes, who are currently at the top of the Group C standings, need to thwart what is expected to be a vicious onslaught from Ghana this week as the Black Stars attempt to collect their first set of points during the campaign.Whatever the outcome in the fixture, Algeria will have to achieve it without one of their most seasoned campaigners, who also happens to be the captain of the squad.”Rafik Halliche took a little break from the workouts because he was injured,” said Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff.The injury is not a new one and reports indicate the defender was troubled by the same knock during the opening match against South Africa earlier this week.”It’s true that his muscle is a little bit sore. He also had trouble playing the match against South Africa,” added Gourcuff.last_img read more

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Yu Darvish roughed up as Padres complete doubleheader sweep of Dodgers

first_imgBut the Dodgers needed Justin Turner to hit a two-run pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning to tie the game – only temporarily. Yangervis Solarte hit a walkoff home run off Pedro Baez in the bottom of the ninth to give the Padres a 6-5 win in the opener.Baez has had some of his own issues recently and has been charged with runs in four of his past 11 appearances.“For what he’s done for us this year, my confidence doesn’t waiver,” Roberts said of Baez. “We’ve just got to work through some things.”Darvish has been working through some things recently – feverishly. He seemed to pop up on the bullpen mound during pre-game workouts on a daily basis leading into this start. Since going on the DL with a sore back, Darvish has been devotedly working with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on rediscovering the release point and arm slot he used before Tommy John surgery in 2015.That search left Darvish looking uncomfortable and ineffective against the Padres Saturday. He gave up eight hits, walked three and struggled through a 39-pitch, five-run third inning.Darvish made a positive impression in his first start with the Dodgers, pitching seven scoreless innings and striking out 10 Mets. In four starts since then, however, he has allowed 13 runs in 19 innings (a 6.16 ERA) with a 1.89 WHIP while allowing a .329 batting average and six home runs.“Yu is very athletic. He has high aptitude,” Roberts said Saturday morning of the changes Darvish is making. “In talking to him and talking to Honey(cutt), after the surgery there were certain things that sort of manifested themselves in trying to protect and guard the elbow. The angle of his shoulders and the lower half and all of that stuff put together has kind of evolved and got away from what he normally does. So to gradually get him back, it’s something that he feels he can handle, Honey feels he can handle.“I think the goal is to get him right by the post-season and pitch his best in October. … I know the best of Yu Darvish is still to come.” Darvish retired just nine of the 20 batters he faced in the shortest outing of his 127 big-league starts. The San Diego Padres batted around against him in the third inning and chased him in the fourth, completing a doubleheader sweep with a 7-2 victory over the Dodgers in the night game.The Dodgers have now lost seven of their past eight games with the lone victory coming in Clayton Kershaw’s return Friday night. Even with Kershaw’s start included, Dodgers starting pitchers have a 7.96 ERA during this eight-game skid.Brock Stewart pitched well enough in the first game Saturday, allowing one run in four innings and leaving with a 3-1 lead thanks in part to Cody Bellinger’s 35th home run (tying Mike Piazza for the Dodgers rookie record). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO >> In the dugout before Saturday’s doubleheader at Petco Park had started, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that they had not seen the best of Yu Darvish as a Dodger yet.Hours later, that still remained true.last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Juniors can obtain ACT Kansas Star vouchers

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015:WednesdayNothing scheduled.Thursday•Cross Country at El Dorado, 4 p.m.•C-team volleyball at Augusta, 5 p.m.Friday•State tennis at Winfield, 11 a.m.•Varsity football at Rose Hill, 7 p.m•All School play.Saturday•Volleyball at Clearwater, 9 a.m.•State tennis at Winfield, 9 a.m.•All school play.Today’s Lunch–  Taco Burger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and MilkThursday’s Lunch — Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.Today’s News* There will be a SADD meeting on Thursday at 7:15 a.m. in the auditorium.*Love dramatic performance? Then come and see the Crusaders of the Stage production -Trail of the Lonesome Pine. It’s about a young girl named June that lives with her family in the hills and falls in love with Jack Hale. There has been a feud going on with the Falins and the Tolliver for several years. They will be performing for the school on October 16 in the afternoon – cost is $2. You can give your money to your 8th hour teacher.  Other performances are on October 16 -17 at 7:00 p.m.*Attention Class officers: If you want any of your float decorations that were used for the dance, please see Ms. Vaughn. Any decorations that are not claimed by Friday afternoon will be thrown away.*Attention Stuco Members: There will be a Stuco meeting tomorrow morning  in the auditorium at 7:15.*ATTN JUNIORS:  The Kansas Star Casino has purchased ACT vouchers for all current Juniors.  If you are planning on taking the ACT stop by the counseling office for your voucher.*Students interested in going to Spain in June of 2017- Please pick up packet information from Mrs. Groom.*US Sgt. Justin Smith will be here during lunch on Monday, October 19.*September 14th through November 11th all student-athletes 7th through 12th grades, will be given the opportunity to attend Core-Strengthening Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:40-7:15 at the middle school gym.*Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Thursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16- University of Kansas.Monday, Oct. 19 – Butler County CC.Thursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2- Hutchinson CC.Fun Fact of the Day:The average person only laughs 10 times a day!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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ATP Confirms Creation of Player Aid Program

first_imgWe will verify the worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis are in discussions to create a Player Reduction Program.This can present much-needed help to gamers who’re significantly affected throughout the # COVID19 disaster.– ATP Tour (@atptour) April 21, 2020“We all know that for our gamers, in addition to for many individuals world wide, there’s a want for monetary help for individuals who want it most.”, culminates the writing on a undertaking that helps the ATP Gamers Council and by which the three nice stars of racquet sport, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, had been particularly concerned, whose intention is that heThe gamers who’re under 250 and didn’t play in the principle draw or within the preview of the Australian Open, obtain monetary help to outlive a season that’s not but identified if it’s going to resume. The Skilled Tennis Gamers Affiliation (ATP) has confirmed by means of a press release the creation of the Player Aid Program for the COVID-19 disaster, the character of which was superior a couple of days in the past by the president of the German Federation, Dirk Hordoff, and who would allocate $ 10,000 for every participant situated between positions 250 and 700 of the boys’s and ladies’s rankings, cash from the income of the highest 100 of the classification. “The worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis (ATP, WTA, the 4 Grand Slams and the ITF) can verify that they’re in talks to supply the much-needed help to gamers. who’re significantly affected throughout this time of the coronavirus disaster, “reads the word asserting that the small print can be revealed” within the close to future. “ATP explains that “the negotiations have progressed nicely” and that the seven events concerned will make “a big contribution” to this system. “The well being and security of everybody concerned in tennis is the highest precedence for all governing our bodies, and the tennis neighborhood has been steadfast in its function in limiting the unfold of an infection,” says the boys’s circuit group, which extols the angle of tennis gamers throughout confinement, which “They have interaction their followers by means of messages of hope whereas reiterating the significance of staying protected at house, in addition to demonstrating inventive methods to maintain match and practising to be prepared when the time comes.”last_img read more

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Jamaica: breeding ground for athletic talent

first_imgWhile Jamaicans celebrated the triumphs of the country’s athletes at the 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics, which ended in Beijing, China, yesterday, there was also reason to celebrate the country’s athletics programme in its entirety. Several athletes who competed at the World Championships representing other countries train in Jamaica under local coaches. These athletes work out at the IAAF High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) based at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the UWI-based Racers Track Club under coach Glen Mills. The most famous face of those who ran in Beijing would have been the Anguilla-born British sprinter, Zharnel Hughes, who will enter his fourth and final year at the HPTC this season. Hughes finished fifth in the men’s 200m in a personal best time of 20.02 seconds. Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, who was fifth in the men’s 400m in a time of 44.63, also trains in Jamaica at the HPTC, as does The Maldives’ Hassan Saaid, who advanced from the preliminary round of the men’s 100m after finishing second in heat one in a time of 10.56; and later finished seventh in heat seven in a national record 10.42 seconds. Jacqueline Miller, the daughter of late former president of the North Central America and Caribbean Association (NACAC) president, Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, is acting director of the IAAF-funded HPTC. The IAAF’s scholarship covers meals, coaching, physiotherapy and housing for athletes at the Aqueduct Flats. The specialty of the local centre is sprints and hurdles and Miller said the mandate of the US$1300 four-year programme is to get young athletes, usually under the age of 25, ‘on the podium’. Miller told The Gleaner that she feels the centre is meeting its mandate. “I think some of the athletes don’t even come to us with the (World Championships) qualifying times and some of them are now the national record holders in their countries,” she said. “Zharnel Hughes is the Diamond League leader in the 200m. We only get four years to go at it and I think we are on our way to doing it,” she added. Miller also noted that good performances also boost requests to attend the HPTC. Selection is done by the board of directors, which includes members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and the Jamaica Olympic Association. Usain Bolt, who won gold in the men’s 100m, 200m and was part of the men’s 4x100m gold medal winning team in Beijing, was also a beneficiary of the HPTC in his early career. Bolt now trains with Mills, who also coaches Antiguans Daniel Bailey and Miguel Francis, who were both members of the Antigua and Barbuda men’s 4x100m relay team which finished fifth to Jamaica in the final in a time of 38.61 seconds. Francis is part funded by his member federation and Miller said it was hoped he would be able to join the HPTC in the near future. Delanno Williams, who ran the second leg of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s men’s 4x400m bronze medal team (2:58.51), also trains with Racers at UWI.last_img read more

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Cone unfazed as Ginebra faces ‘greatest team of all time’ in PBA Finals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTim Cone, the most decorated coach in PBA history with 20 championships under his belt, is the only coach in the league to win two Grand Slams.But despite being part of several super teams with Alaska, Purefoods and now Ginebra, Cone sees the current San Miguel Beer team, which he is about to face in the finals, having the makings of the greatest PBA squad ever assembled.ADVERTISEMENT “You wanna have a great challenge? There’s nothing more challenging in our league than playing this San Miguel which might be the greatest team of all time. I mean, they could very well be the greatest team of all time,” Cone said on Monday night after guiding the Gin Kings back to the finals in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.“So the challenge is out there for us. I think our guys are going to embrace it and we’re expecting a tough series,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cone offered high praise for San Miguel but there was never a hint of fear while he kept raving about the formidable Beermen, who are the equivalent of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA.Cone likes his chances and he believes Ginebra, which has no shortage of star power, is equipped to dethrone San Miguel. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Like I said, any team in the league we have, probably, the best matchup to San Miguel,” he said, wary of the Beermen’s ultra talented core anchored by reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and NBA-caliber import Renaldo Balkman. “We think we can give them a battle. We’ll do our best.”The best-of-seven finals begin on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Ginebra escapes Rain or Shine, sets up finals clash with San Miguel MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

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Finance, Afriland Bank, Ink MOU

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance has taken a major step in an effort to decentralize its treasury functions across the country, particularly in rural Liberia.The Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) with a local bank to operate cash centers in two counties.Finance Minister Amara Mohammed Konneh last week disclosed that he had signed the MOU in Monrovia, authorizing the Afriland First Bank to operate the cash centers in River Gee and Grand Kru Counties.According to Minister Konneh, the MOU is part of an overall effort of the government of Liberia—through the Finance Ministry—to expand fiscal operations at the county level, by taking services to grass-root communities, in order to encourage growth and development across the country.The Finance Minister also noted that the MOU exemplifies government’s plan to decentralize some of its treasury functions in the counties, in a bid to improve their capacity for fiscal decentralization as planned.Currently, out of 15 counties, only nine are served by either commercial banks or the Central Bank of Liberia. As a result, the Ministry of Finance charters United Nations (UN) flights on a monthly basis to deliver salaries to government staff working in those areas.To solve this problem, the Finance Ministry has started to construct cash centers in some of the counties. The first step in this direction was taken by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Gbarpolu County. in July last year.The primary objective of the cash center is to enable civil servants conveniently and timely access their salaries, a Finance Ministry statement said. However, the cash centers need to be operated by a professional team; therefore, the offer to the commercial banks to partner with the government in operating the centers for mutual benefits is crucial, as paying civil servants in these areas of employment increase their purchasing power.It was in this light that the Finance Ministry sought the partnership of commercial banks for the provision of cash services and other related banking services in Grand Kru and River Gee Counties. Afriland First Bank, a legally registered banking institution in the country, expressed interest in the cash center activity.Afriland First Bank is a hybrid (deposit-taking and agriculture) banking institution. It is expected that the MOU inked between the Finance Ministry and the Bank will help to empower the local people through the provision of loans and other financial services. The government of Liberia will, this paper has learnt, use the Bank for revenue deposit and will partner with it to foster timely payment of civil servant salaries.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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Runners take on the challenge of Babcock Mountain in Emperor’s Challenge

first_imgFull results for this year’s Emperor’s Challenge can be found here. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The 21st Annual Emperor’s Challenge took place on Saturday, August 10.Many participants from all over took on the Challenge in a half marathon on Babcock Mountain, located in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark.The Challenge featured a starting elevation of over 4,000 feet, with the summit at over 6,100 feet.- Advertisement -The total distance of the Challenge is 20 kilometres with a total elevation gain of 2,050 feet.Winning this year’s Emperor’s Challenge was Kris Swanson, of Victoria, with a total time of 1:24:23.Also taking place on Saturday was the 4 km, as well as a 2 km race.Advertisementlast_img read more

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