Golf Scramble

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 BAR HARBOR — A golf scramble tournament is slated at the Kebo Valley Golf Club on Saturday, May 16, to benefit summer basketball league play.There are several sponsorship levels available for individuals and businesses wishing to help with the tournament. A four-person team’s entry fee is $65. The event is a two-flight tournament, net score. Entry deadline is Sunday, May 10.For more information contact Brent Barker at 288-5011 or brentbarker@u98.k12.me.us; or Justin Norwood at 322-3522 or jnorwood@bangorschools.net. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Tucber Park CC hits 50 in first Cricket Camp

first_imgBy Colin Bynoe Jr.THE inaugural Tucber Park Cricket Club 2019 Cricket Camp came to an end last Saturday with a simple Certificate of Participation/Medal ceremony at the Berbice High School Auditorium.The first event of its kind for the Tucber Park CC attracted 50 participants ages 10-19 that included five females, all from the New Amsterdam/Canje area.The much-talked about cricket camp, which commenced on the 13th August, was held at the Berbice High School ground.CWI Level 2 Coach and Camp Coordinator, Anthony D Andrade, demonstrate a batting drill to attentive participants.The session was coordinated by former National Youth Player Anthony D Andrade who had full support from an elite group of CWI coaches, including Julian Moore, CWI Level 3 Coach and Tremayne Smartt, CWI Level 2 Coach. Special sessions were done by Coach Michael Hyles and Territorial Development Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart.The five-day cricket camp served to impart the basic of the game (batting, bowling,fielding) with many hands on demonstration done while mini lectures were carried out to reinforce what was displayed.In addition, the 50 young minds were schooled on various social and psychological issues which are prevalent in our society today.At the conclusion of the camp, medals and certificates were presented to 50 energetic participants. The coordinators selected top performers throughout the five-day camp which includes:Daniel Narsiah- Best Batsman Under 18Jevaugn Conway- Best Bowler Under 18Kevin Kisten- Best Batsman Under 15Delon Hendore- Best Bowler Under 15Justin Meghu- Best FielderAbdulla Ibn- Most Promising MaleShenia Simon- Most Promising FemaleIsmael Ramsammy- Most DisciplineThe Tucber Park Cricket Club expressed gratitude to its many sponsors such as Jumbo Jet, Sweet Lips Disco, Fitness 53, Caribbean Nations Group, Trophy Stall, 10th Street, Fordy’s Snackette, Spready’s Snackette, De People Pawn shop, Big B Resturant, RHTY&SC, the Berbice Cricket Board, among others.last_img read more

Syracuse shocks No. 9 Notre Dame, holds on late in 65-60 road win

first_img Published on February 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It was as if Syracuse and Notre Dame were fighting to be the oddest team on the court at the end of the first half.On one end, the Orange ran its offense through reserve forward B.J. Johnson. He ran hard around screens, had the attention of all of his teammates whenever he got an inch of space and was the replacement for SU’s “big three” of Rakeem Christmas, Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije, who all sat for one reason or another.On the other end, the Fighting Irish — a team that predicates itself on 3-point shooting — made just two field goals in the final 10 minutes of the half and finished 2-of-13 from beyond the arc. Most were open shots that just didn’t fall. Brick after brick after brick.And even after No. 9 Notre Dame (24-5, 12-4 Atlantic Coast) shifted its approach out of the half, the game never regressed to normalcy. Even as Christmas fouled out with more than five minutes left in the game, Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) squeaked out its best win of the season, beating the Fighting Irish 65-60 at the Purcell Pavilion on Tuesday night.With Christmas having fouled out of the game down the stretch, the Orange rode Cooney’s clutch hand and 19 points from reserve sophomore forward B.J. Johnson to the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the start of the second half, Notre Dame ditched the 3-point line and did all it could to break down the zone off the dribble. And while doing so, the Fighting Irish also made a conscious effort to draw fouls number four and five on Christmas to knock him out of the game.A play after hitting a turnaround jumper to make the score 34-30 in SU’s favor, Bonzie Colson backed down Christmas on the baseline. When Colson formed a jump hook, Christmas eased off as Johnson contested and the baseline ref blew his whistle.Ron Patterson glanced sideways at the ref as he walked to the scorer’s table to say who the foul was on. Christmas stood, panting with his hands on his head. Everyone on the Syracuse bench, from head coach Jim Boeheim down to the managers, froze in place with the clock stopped at 13:47.The ref signaled Nos. “2” and “5” with his two hands. Christmas. The bench erupted in disbelief and the senior forward shot his hands to his sides.But Christmas didn’t come out of the game — a risk that benefited the Orange until Christmas fouled out with 5:18 left and SU leading 49-41.With the centerpiece of Syracuse’s offense and defense on the sideline, Notre Dame went on a small run that was quickly stopped by SU’s next-best option.Despite playing full games for the entire season, Cooney was subbed in and out of the first half due to an injury that has hampered his play in recent games. But when Christmas fouled out, Cooney lifted the Orange offense onto his back — sprained and all.An off-balance two from the corner, an end-of-the-shot-clock 3 in Steve Vasturia’s face and then a layup on the next possession helped Syracuse build a lead that barely held.Yet the Orange was able to exhale after Johnson dunked on the fast break and completed a three-point play with a free throw. As Chinonso Obokoh walked to the free-throw line with eight seconds remaining, Cooney smiled and clenched his fists by his chest.He then called freshman Kaleb Joseph and Gbinije to half court for a three-way hug. An early celebration for the most impressive win of Syracuse’s season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

New semester sees increase in Friday class

first_imgUSC’s implementation of the new General Education curriculum, which took effect with this year’s freshman class, has led to an increase in classes. USC students have noticed the changes in class scheduling, particularly in the amount of Friday classes that have been added in several of the University’s departments.The increase in classes is due in part to the need to offer courses to students who are still completing the previous General Education graduation requirements while offering new courses to the incoming class, according to registrar Frank Chang.The Office of the Registrar has been pushing for faculty to begin spreading their courses out across the five-day week to ameliorate the shortage of space and class capacity issues USC has been experiencing.“To offer more courses, the University must use its classroom space efficiently, which means that courses must be offered every day of the week,” registrar Frank Chang said. “A Monday to Friday academic week allows students to spread out their classes, as opposed to having to cram all courses over two or three days.”Some departments have experienced more of an uptick in the amount of Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes that are required for students to complete their major.“This is the most loaded Friday class schedule I’ve had at USC,” said Sophia Gatsios, a senior majoring in international relations.Gatsios noted that some of her friends in the major have shared her experience.“If there aren’t any more options I think people will eventually move into the [Friday] sections and accept them,” she said.The School of International Relations in Dornsife was more receptive to changes in class scheduling. The director, Richard English, said the department has shifted several course sections to Friday.“We’re scheduling the classes and timing them without prejudice,” English said. “We have popular and important classes that are also being scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So in some cases you can’t avoid — if you want to be an IR major — taking some of them.”Though English noted that there has been some initial grumbling from students about enrolling in sections of courses scheduled on Fridays — especially Friday afternoons — he said the department as a whole has not experienced major problems with the changes. This fall, the international relations department has approximately 350 students enrolled in Friday classes and does not anticipate that number decreasing in future academic semesters.“We cannot see any trends [in which] it’s hurting our enrollment or people are choosing other majors or not taking the classes they need because of this,” English said.last_img read more

Zenith Bank Proud of Delta Principals’ Cup Impact

first_imgOroh said: “I congratulate all the schools that participated in this year’s edition – from the Local Government Stage to the Final. I commend you all for your rare display of sportsmanship, tenacity and hard work throughout this tournament.“Zenith brand is well known for its immense contributions to the development of youths and sports through diverse investments in youth-focused initiatives in the country including the Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup, Annual Zenith Bank Youth Parade, Zenith Women Basketball League, Zenith/NFF future Eagles and Next Gen Tennis Championship, amongst many others.“Our support and sponsorship of these youth-focused initiatives underscores our relentless drive towards youths development, as they are the future of our nation and economy.”He also showered praises on the government of Delta State for making the partnership worth the while in the past three years.The Zenith Bank ED added: “What is most gratifying for us is that this competition has not only contributed to the development of grassroots sports in Delta State, but has also helped in discovering young footballing talents.“It pleases us to note as well that the tournament has helped to encourage academic excellence in schools.“Whilst reaffirming our commitment to the continued support and sponsorship of this competition annually, we congratulate His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his rare vision, acuity and uncommon leadership which have been instrumental to the unprecedented growth and development witnessed by Delta State in the last couple of years.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sponsors of the just-concluded Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition, Zenith Bank Plc, has expressed delight over the overall assessment of the 4th edition which ended at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Thursday, November 28.School of Commerce Warri defeated Zappa Mixed Secondary School 2-1 in the final to lift trophy and a brand new coaster Bus.Executive Director, Zenith Bank, Mr. Henry Oroh, who represented the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of the bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, stated that the sports-loving outfit was proud of the youth developmental competition.last_img read more

The Jockey Club in record prize money contributions

first_img GVS targets ‘equine support’ with new finance service August 18, 2020 Related Articles Jockey Club donates 10,000 Grand National tickets to NHS April 3, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Share ITV Racing to host virtual Grand National March 30, 2020 The Jockey Club has announced a record £4.2m increase in prize money contributions in 2018, with Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) also set to commit £27.1m to prize money from its own resources, at all levels of the sport and subject to abandonments.Total race values spread across its 15 strong racecourse portfolio is set to exceed £53m, another record, and representing an £8m rise year on year.Paul Fisher, Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “This is The Jockey Club’s largest ever commitment to horsemen and we really hope that will also translate into good news for racing fans alike.“I’m very proud of our people who have worked hard to achieve the commercial results we need to be able to offer this. Because we already put all of our money back into the sport, we can only increase our prize money contribution if we create the commercial returns to do so.“Some people might think that our prize money is all about the highest race classes or at one or two racecourses, but these figures demonstrate another step forward in our commitment to supporting British Racing at all levels.”The Jockey Club has also announced record race values of £153,000 per fixture across its 348 offering for next year, a 15% year on year increase on 2017s £133,000. Philip Freedman, Chairman of The Horsemen’s Group, which represents racehorse owners, trainers, stable staff, breeders and jockeys, said: “Horsemen are obviously delighted by the increase in The Jockey Club’s prize money contribution for 2018. “The minimum guarantees at every fixture, and at enhanced levels on Sundays, should ensure that these fixtures are attractive not only to owners, but also to race goers and the betting public, to the benefit of all those whose livelihoods depend on the health of the sport.”The Jockey club has broken down its headline figures, explaining what the record numbers will offer:       Every JCR fixture will offer at least £40,000 in total race values.       Every Sunday fixture run at JCR will offer at least £65,000 in total race values.       Every JCR fixture will include at least one race worth £10,000 or more, while 83% of the group’s fixtures will have at least two per fixture, up from 58% in 2017.       Every JCR ‘small course’ will have at least one fixture previously worth c£55,000 boosted to £80,000 or more from 2018, meaning that every JCR small course will stage at least four fixtures worth £80,000 or more next year (2017: 22 JCR small course fixtures worth £80,000 or more; 2018: 91% increase to 42 JCR small course fixtures at that value).       Despite the significant reduction of the industry’s Divided Race Fund, Jockey Club Racecourses will continue to invest to divide all races that reach the required number of declarations and are eligible to divide, creating a second and equal prize money opportunity and helping to reduce eliminations.last_img read more

Richard Commey to focus on World title challenge as he vacates Commonwealth strap

first_imgGhanaian lightweight star Richard Commey (23-0, 21 KOs) has decided to vacate his Commonwealth title in order to focus on a World title challenge.The 28 year-old from Accra claimed the Commonwealth strap with a unanimous points decision over Gary Buckland in July 2014 and has since defended it with the seventh-round stoppage of Thompson Mokwana in March 2015.”It has been a great honour to hold the Commonwealth title,” said Commey. “Winning the belt against Gary Buckland was one of the proudest moments of my career, and after adding the IBF Intercontinental title to the Commonwealth, I was hoping for more challengers to come forward to face me. Unfortunately this didn’t happen, but in vacating both titles it has left the way open for me to realise my dream of fighting for a World title.”Commey, who is undefeated in his twenty-three professional contests, is currently mandatory challenger for the IBF World title, and has welcomed a fight with the reigning Champion Rances Barthelemy.”I have never shied away from a challenge,’’ said Commey. “I’m ready and willing to fight anyone. Barthelemy is a good boxer but I know I can beat him. My goal is to become World Champion and no one will stand in my way!”According to promoter Nisse Sauerland, the often-avoided lightweight will not have to wait long for his shot at World honours. “Richard is in a great position, and now, it’s only a matter of time before he gets to challenge for the World title,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’We’re already in talks with the IBF and we expect the fight to take place before the summer.’’–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Blue Jays call up Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette, after huge roster moves

first_imgBo Bichette is indeed coming up to join #BlueJays, per source.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 28, 2019Bichette, 21, is the son of former big leaguer Dante Bichette, who was an outfielder most notably as part of the Rockies’ “Blake Street Bombers” but also the Angels, Brewers, Reds and Red Sox.Interestingly, the younger Bichette joins a Blue Jays roster that also has Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio, who are the sons of former MLB players Vladimir Guerrero and Craig Biggio. Related News It seems like a new MLB generation is coming together in Toronto.After the Blue Jays announced they traded pitcher Marcus Stroman to the Mets for top prospects and infielder Eric Sogard to the Rays, they called up infielder Bo Bichette, according to Sportsnet, which cited an unidentified source. “Growing up with the game and having that major-league taste around players, you become driven and usually have more confidence than others who have not been around that atmosphere,” a unidentified former player who is now a scout told CBS Sports. In 55 games for Triple-A Buffalo, Bichette hit .277/.336/.477 with 16 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 32 RBIs, 34 runs and 15 steals. While he has played mostly shortstop in the minors, he has played second base, as well. Bichette missed six weeks earlier in the summer after his hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch, but he has been back in the Bisons lineup for a few weeks now.”With his injury, he may start a little slow,” a scout said. “His high leg kick (while batting) will have to be altered versus major-league pitching, but he’s athletic enough to make adjustments.” Mets trade rumors: New York still looking to move Zack Wheeler, Jason Vargas after acquiring Marcus Stroman MLB trade news: Blue Jays send Marcus Stroman to Mets Marcus Stroman addresses trade from Blue Jays to Mets: ‘Crazy excited for this part of my journey’last_img read more

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins dealt with bullies

first_imgby Doug FeinbergAP Basketball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.The top three picks in the WNBA draft talked to The Associated Press about a variety of topics last Wednesday, including how standing out in a crowd wasn’t always easy.“It was hard. Just being picked on for being different. Just being bigger, my sexuality, everything,” said the 6-foot-8 Griner, who acknowledged she is a lesbian. “I overcame it and got over it. Definitely something that I am very passionate about. I want to work with kids and bring recognition to the problem, especially with the LGBT community.”Delle Donne, who is 6-5, said she was also picked on when she was younger. Not just for her size, but also because of her older sister Lizzie, who is deaf, blind and has cerebral palsy.“Being way taller than the other girls, they’d make fun of me,” Delle Donne said. “Issues with my sister that you wouldn’t believe. People saying she looked like a monster. It was so hurtful.”Diggins said girls are cruel and would make fun of her for “whatever it was that day.”The Notre Dame star, who stands at a more pedestrian 5-foot-9, said she used to want to go back at those people who would verbally attack her, but really learned a lot from the way Griner has dealt with the negativity surrounding her.“I don’t think anyone has handled it better than Brittney,” Diggins said. “It’s great to see how she handles herself in this situation. People are cruel. She handles every situation with such class and it’s inspiring and she’s taught me some things about when people say bad things. She’s a poster child for how to handle criticism.”Delle Donne remembers first meeting Griner at an All-America ceremony.“We were all sitting there and no one was talking to each other and then Brittney comes bounding in and broke the ice with everyone just being herself.”The trio have become friends over the course of the season, tweeting and texting to each other.Griner joked they aren’t “getting together for movies or alligator tails in Waco,” but have developed a kinship. Rooting for each other over the course of the season and consoling when their college careers ended.“I hadn’t felt that way any other year,” Diggins said. “I’d see them play and go, ‘Wow, she got fouled. That’s not right.’”Griner admitted also cheering for the other two during the season.“People act like we shouldn’t root each other on,” the two-time AP Player of the Year said. “Why not? Why do I have to hope they fail, I want them to make it all the way. When we meet on the court we put aside friendship and then when the game’s over, we can joke around again.”Diggins has big plans for the trio and hopes they can play together in the 2016 Rio Olympics in a proposed 3-on-3 basketball event. Sure, the IOC Executive board first has to approve the event on Aug. 9, but to Diggins that’s just a formality.“Think about how much attention it would draw, the three of us playing together in the first one,” Diggins said. “It would be such a great honor. We would win. We would definitely win.”Follow Doug Feinberg on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg BIG THREE–In this April 17 photo, from left, Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins pose together following an interview with The Associated Press in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)last_img read more

Strong start pushes Nelson Leafs to top of hockey charts

first_imgThe hot start by the Nelson Leafs has not gone unnoticed on the Junior B Hockey landscape.The Green and White leave September and begin October near the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, and fifth overall in Canadian Junior B rankings.“I would not say I am surprised per say,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey after squad put together a 6-1-2 record and complete the opening month of the season unbeaten in six games.“I knew starting the year we had the talent to be a very good team.”However, Morey isn’t quite ready to book the route for the Championship Parade quite yet.“It is nice to see things falling in place, but it’s a long season and we do play in the toughest division in the league,” explained the Leafs GM.“It will be a battle all year with Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Grand Forks.”Speaking of Beaver Valley.The Nitehawks invade the NDCC Arena to open the two-game home set for the Leafs Friday at 7 p.m.“Friday is a huge game for our team, even this early in the season,” Morey said.“BV has been the class of the KI and our Division for a few years and no one should take them lightly.” Nelson managed to escape with a 1-0 victory over the defending KIJHL champs on opening night thanks to strong netminder by Josh Williams.Not only did Williams register the shutout, but he also made a game-saving save in the final seconds to preserve the victory. “And, of course we have had great goaltending to date,” Morey said. “I don’t see that changing.”Beaver Valley enters the game four points behind the Murdoch Division leading Leafs with a 4-3 record.Success in the Murdoch Division is guaranteed by winning those big divisional games.The Leafs pulled one out of the fire last weekend in Grand Forks, edging the Bruins 3-2 in double overtime.Nelson dominated the game, out shooting the Bruins 55-25.“The win in Grand Forks was huge for us,” Morey explained.“We dominated the game from the opening puck drop. Their goalie was stellar that night and we had to fight for all five periods to come out with the two points.”Saturday, Nelson hosts Spokane Braves.The two games enable Leaf executive to host Parent Weekend by inviting all the parents of the players to visit Nelson to watch their boys in action.“It’s also our Parent Weekend so we want to be sure our kids keep their emotions in check,” he said.“Our coaches have done a good job of the team has no huge highs and lows during the game, and our older players have been great at leading by example.”BLUELINES: After playing five of eight games at home in September, the schedule gets a little tougher for the Leafs with only three games at home in October. Games on the road include stops in Creston, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Spokane and Castlegar. . . .Josh Williams continues to be one of the better goalies in the league to start the season. Williams is unbeaten in five games and sits second overall in goalie standings with a 1.37 goals against average.last_img read more