MDIHS Golf Team Places 11th

first_img Latest Posts Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) VASSALBORO — The Mount Desert Island High School golf team placed 11th overall in the Maine Class B team state championship at the Natanis Golf Club in Oct. In the 18-hole competition, the Trojans accumulated 385 strokes.York High School won the Class B division with 311 strokes, followed by Maranacook High School with 324 strokes and Yarmouth High School with 332 strokes.There were 13 teams in the MDI division. MDI beat out Foxcroft Academy, and Oak Hill High School.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Australia name Bancroft in Ashes squad to face England

first_imgAUSTRALIA have recalled opening batsman Cameron Bancroft to their 17-man squad for the Ashes series against England.It is the first time Bancroft, 26, has been named in an Australia squad since a nine-month ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.Former captain Steve Smith and opener David Warner are set to play their first Test since year-long bans for their part in the scandal.The first Test in the five-match series starts on August 1 at Edgbaston.Chairman of selectors, Trevor Hohns, told BBC Radio 5 live he had spoken to Warner, Bancroft and Smith about the hostile reception they may receive at Edgbaston.“When it was their turn, I reiterated what to expect. They’ll be prepared and they’ll have good support around them,” he said.“They know what to expect. I’m sure the crowd will try to get under their skin, but it was only common sense that we included them.“They have served their time and it would be nice if everyone could just get on with it and let them play the game.”Tim Paine will captain Australia, with Matthew Wade recalled as back-up wicketkeeper, but Alex Carey, who impressed during the recent World Cup, misses out.The tourists have named a very strong pace attack including Patrick Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Michael Neser, James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc, while Essex seamer Peter Siddle, 34, could appear in his sixth Ashes series.Pattinson, 29, is set to make his first Test appearance since 2016 following a series of injuries.Smith, 30, and Warner, 32, both returned to international cricket during the recent World Cup after their suspensions ended in March.Smith remains banned from leading Australia for another year, while former vice-captain Warner will not be considered for any team leadership positions in the future.Bancroft was caught on camera putting a piece of sandpaper down his trousers during the third Test against South Africa in March 2018 and subsequently lied that it was a piece of yellow tape.He returned from his ban in December and was appointed captain by Durham for their County Championship and One-Day cup campaigns this season.The Western Australian has scored 726 runs, including two centuries, at an average of 45.38 in nine Division Two matches this year and hit 93 not out in an a warm-up match between two Australia sides in Southampton on Thursday.It will be between Bancroft and Marcus Harris to open alongside Warner, with Joe Burns having been left out.Off-spinner Nathan Lyon is the only frontline spinner selected, with all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne, who has scored 1 100 Championship runs for Glamorgan this season, providing another option with his leg-spin.Pat Cummins and Travis Head will continue as joint vice-captains of the Test side.“We probably do think we’ve a chance at the moment – I’m very aware of the record, of having not won a series here since 2001,” Hohns added.“It would be something if we can pull it off.”Australia Ashes squad: Tim Paine (capt), Cameron Bancroft, Patrick Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.Ashes schedule (all Tests start at 11:00hrs BST)AUGUST1-5: 1st Test, Edgbaston14-18: 2nd Test, Lord’s22-26: 3rd Test, HeadingleySEPTEMBER4-8: 4th Test, Old Trafford12-16: 5th Test, The Ovallast_img read more

USG presidential candidates debate campus diversity

first_imgUSC Program Board hosted a diversity debate among the presidential candidates on Tuesday to foster student discussion and awareness of various diversity issues on campus. The debate included questions from Program Board assemblies.The presidential tickets, Rini Sampath and Jordan Fowler, and Providence Ilisevich and Ehren Elder, participated in the debate.Program Board assemblies,  Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, Black Student Assembly, Environmental Student Assembly, Queer and Ally Student Assembly, International Student Assembly and Academic-Culture Student Assembly, as well as individuals representing the Student Coalition of Labor Exploitation, students of low socio-economic status and Disability Services and Programs, submitted questions about diversity issues of interest to them while Co-Directors of Diversity Affairs, Levi Powell and Skylar Dunn moderated the debate.Many of the Program Board assemblies based their questions on specific programs the candidates plan to implement. These programs focus on creating stronger inclusion of minority groups on campus.Sampath and Fowler expressed the need for more direct dialogue between Program Board groups and the administration.Their platform is to provide gender-neutral bathrooms for LGBT students, cultural spaces for different ethnic groups on campus and an integration program that pairs international students with a Los Angeles native for a smoother transition into the USC community.Sampath discussed the importance of not only having a diverse campus but also creating an inclusive environment which utilizes that diversity to benefit the university.“USC can boost the most vibrant international student assembly and we can say we have the highest number of diverse students here,” Sampath said. “We can provide all these statistics to back up those declarations but, in all honestly it’s not a diverse campus if students don’t feel included in the conversation, if they don’t feel empowered and if they don’t feel they are accepted and understood. “Ilisevich and Elder want to meet with student leaders and their respective organizations on a personal level and provide better methods of inclusion starting as early as orientation.“Diversity and accepting diversity is about understanding, appreciation and respect,” Ilisevich said.  “Different experiences students have give them a value on this campus and we want them to feel that value.”This was the third annual diversity debate, providing candidates with an opportunity to specifically address programs they feel are most important in terms of diversity.USG feels the debate is necessary as candidates are representing the entire student body and many students expressed interest in knowing what the candidates plan to do to advocate for their specific groups.Associate Director of Elections and Recruitment Kandace London has been working with Program Board to put on a smooth event as this election is already considered to be one of the most competitive in years.“If you’re not from a particular race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or even gender you may not be aware of certain things because those are not the daily struggles that you face,” London said. “Regardless of whoever will win or lose, people are seeing that the candidates want to be engaged in campus and they want to make a change.”Voting begins Feb. 10 and ends Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.Voting can be conducted online or at any of the following locations: Tommy Trojan, Parkside IRC, Leavey Library, Lyon Center, Finger Fountain, Engineering Quad and Cultural Centers.last_img read more

Sunday Oliseh Explains The Challenges Of Coaching In Europe [VIDEO]

first_imgFormer Super Eagles manager, Sunday Oliseh has taken time to explain some of the reasons why there are “few” African coaches in charge of European teams.43-year-old Oliseh, who resigned as Super Eagles coach barely eight months into his reign due to alleged breach of contract, is currently the head coach of Dutch second tier side Fortuna Sittard.Speaking to John Bennett of the BBC, Oliseh said: “There is a lot of responsibility because I fell I have to do well, It’s like a door opener for others who might come after,”“At least now we have a reference point because it was one of the problems I had when I was stepping in as a coach, I had no precedence,”Sunday Oliseh is one of only 3 African head coaches in European club football.I’ve been to meet him for @BBC_WF.https://t.co/tR9RH7ICnd pic.twitter.com/2JnXk8wbsz— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) September 14, 2017“I can also understand why there are so many few of us, because of the fact that we also have to improve our own knowledge and our own presence in the game,”“It will be nice to have some Africans pick up the coaching courses and the UEFA badges because without that they will let you coach in Europe.” he concluded.The former Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, and Ajax midfielder is currently the only head coach from sub-Saharan Africa at a professional football club in Europe.Video Credit: Twitter.com – John BennettRelatedFortuna Sittard Vow To Take Legal Actions Against Oliseh As Dutch Club Deny ‘Illegal Practices’ AccusationFebruary 15, 2018In “Europe””I Will Never Abandon My Motherland” – Sunday Oliseh Backtracks After Fierce Backlash Over Vow Never To Coach Eagles AgainApril 16, 2020In “Featured”Sunday Oliseh: This Is The Time To Beat ArgentinaJune 25, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

Another gem by Clayton Kershaw helps Dodgers to 2-1 victory and sweep of Braves

first_imgThree of Atlanta’s singles came in the ninth inning. With runners on first and third, Kershaw struck out Freddie Freeman for the second out.“He’s a great hitter,” Kershaw said of Freeman, who’s batting .282. “I mean, he took two really great sliders to get it to 2-2 and I threw a slider that backed up and I think that’s probably why I struck him out because it wasn’t where it was supposed to go. So kind of an accidental strikeout for me, which was great.”But Justin Upton beat out an infield hit to third that scored B.J. Upton to get the Braves within 2-1. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly asked for a review of the play at first, but it was upheld.Kershaw then retired Evan Gattis on a forceout from shortstop to second base to end the game. Kershaw’s ERA for the season is down to 1.71.“Exciting,” said Kershaw, when asked to describe that nail-biting ninth inning. “I thought (Uribe) made a really good play at third. Justin’s pretty fast. It looked really close. Umpire got it right, but it would have been nice to get that one overturned.” The Dodgers (62-47) have now won six consecutive games and eight of 10, and increased their lead in the NL West to 3 1/2 games over the idle Giants.“Six wins is great,” Gonzalez said of the winning streak. “Once again, Kersh dominating. Incredible. Those two runs were enough. It was a good game. I mean, we didn’t put a lot of people on base. But we were able to get the two and that was enough.”The Braves (58-51) remained 1 1/2 games behind Washington in the NL East. Atlanta came into the series having won three in a row.Atlanta starter Julio Teheran (10-7) absorbed the loss. He threw eight innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits, while striking out nine and walking three.The Dodgers turned three double plays. Second baseman Dee Gordon was involved in two of them. Gordon also made a fine play of a grounder hit to him by Tommy La Stella in the fourth inning. Also, A.J. Ellis threw out B.J. Upton trying to steal that same inning.Mattingly said he was short in the bullpen, but he said even if he wasn’t he would not have lifted Kershaw in that nerve-wracking ninth.“No, Clayton is our best guy,” he said. “If he’s at a pitch-count we feel is workable, and he had to battle all night long to get to that point, it’s his game.”Perhaps the most telling quote of the night about Kershaw came from his manager.“He’s just on a war path every time he pitches,” Mattingly said.The Dodgers wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard against Teheran. Gordon walked, but with Puig at the plate, Gordon was cut down trying to steal second on a bang-bang play that Mattingly asked about, but he did not ask for a review.Puig walked and then sent some electricity through the stadium when he scored from first on a double to right-center by Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who has a team-high 71 RBIs, never moved from second, though, because Teheran struck out Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford to end the inning.The Braves got their first hit with one out in the third inning when Phil Gosselin singled to right-center. But Teheran hit into an inning-ending double play and Kershaw still had faced just the minimum of nine batters.The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the inning when, with one out, Puig got hold of a 1-2 slider from Teheran and sent the ball quickly over the left-field fence for his 13th home run of the season.Like he did after giving up the first run, Teheran struck out the next two batters — Gonzalez and Ramirez.The Braves actually got two singles in the fourth inning, but never got a runner past second base thanks to some fine defensive help. B.J. Upton led off with a single to center, but with La Stella at the plate, Upton was gunned down trying to steal second by Ellis.La Stella then grounded out to second on a fine play by Gordon. Freeman singled to left, but Kershaw induced Justin Upton to ground out to shortstop for the final out.Kershaw got more defensive help in the top of the fifth. With Gattis and Ryan Doumit on first and second via singles to center, Andrelton Simmons hit a ground ball to Juan Uribe at third. Uribe stepped on the bag and threw to second baseman Gordon for the double play. Kershaw then struck out Gosselin on a wicked curve for the third out.That was Kershaw’s fifth strikeout, and his ERA after five innings had dropped to 1.69. After seven, it was 1.66.Gordon provided Kershaw with yet even more standout defense in the eighth. Doumit hit a bloop single to lead off the inning. The next batter, Simmons, grounded one to Gordon, who ran at Doumit and tagged him out before nipping Simmons at first for a double play. Gosselin then grounded out to Uribe at third. It has almost became an event unto itself when left-hander Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Dodgers. As legendary broadcaster Vin Scully pointed out in a tweet, Kershaw had an ERA of 1.76 over his previous 61 starts before Thursday’s against the Atlanta Braves. The best 61-game stretch for Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw Sandy Koufax was 1.78.Not too shabby.Kershaw (13-2) tossed yet another gem Thursday night, pitching his second consecutive complete game. Couple that with an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning and a home run by Yasiel Puig in the third as well as some fine defense from his teammates, and the Dodgers defeated the Braves 2-1 before 51,163 at Dodger Stadium for a three-game series sweep.Kershaw gave up nine singles and struck out nine while throwing 111 pitches and walking none. He now has five complete games this season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson enjoys chatter about teams’ fans

first_imgZion Williamson hears #Bulls fans tank talk pic.twitter.com/LtmS2mJc4Z— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) January 29, 2019Williamson, 18, had another explosive outing in Monday’s 83-61 win over Notre Dame as he logged a game-high 26 points, nine boards, four assists and four blocks for Duke.He is averaging 22 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists through 20 games this season. Jay-Z takes in Zion Williamson’s 25-point effort in Duke win at Pitt Duke star Zion Williamson not planning to end season early: ‘I’d be letting a lot of people down’ There’s a lot of hype over where Zion Williamson will end up when he eventually plays in the NBA, but the Duke standout just wants to go where he’s wanted.”My college classmates let me know a lot,” Williamson told reporters Monday, via WGN TV News. “They’re like, ‘Zion, the (Chicago) Bulls want you, man. Like, come here.’ I’m like, ‘You don’t know that. You’re in college.’ They’re like, ‘Come to Cleveland, come to L.A.’ I’m like, ‘Whoever wants me, that’s where I want to be at.'”center_img When asked if he has any favorite destinations, Williamson said he doesn’t have much time between school and the Blue Devils’ season to watch NBA games. But he does get a kick out of reading other people’s opinions about it on social media. “I do see a lot of people on Twitter saying stuff like that,” Williamson said. “It just cracks me up.” Related Newslast_img read more

Green: Asiata the right man for the job

first_imgAsiata emerged as an NRL superstar – and made Green look like a genius – after filling in for the injured Thurston in North Quensland’s 28-22 loss to St George Illawarra.Green’s injury-ravaged club trailed 28-4 at the break before Asiata put the Cowboys on his broad shoulders and set Twitter alight.The big fella set up two tries and pulled out a kicking game any top half-back would be proud of to almost orchestrate an unlikely win over the in-form Dragons.“He did a really good job there in the halves,” Green said of his big back-rower.“… Once we worked out what game we could play to be effective I thought John would be able to execute that well given the skillset that he’s got, and I thought he did that tonight.“For him that was a learning curve as well, playing in the halves at NRL level, it’s a big ask when you’ve come from playing lock most of your NRL career.“I’m really pleased with the effort and the job he did for us tonight.”Green conceded not even Thurston ‘would have made much difference in that first half’ as the ladder-leading Dragons ran riot.But Green remains steadfast in his belief the Cowboys can come out the other side of their injury crisis and be genuine finals contenders come September.“Very confident, we’ll be right,” he said.“We’re just having a rough period at the moment.“Teams go through it, you don’t know when it’s going to be but ours is now.”last_img read more

Mangala has a thigh muscle injury

first_imgTwo and a half games. That has been the baggage of Eliaquim Mangala in Valencia since Celades gave him the alternative in the duel against Atlético. The French central, after playing against the rojiblancos and Atalanta, was injured in the first part of the match against Real Sociedad andYou will be at least one month off. The central “you have a muscle injury in the back of the left thigh“, as the club has published in a medical part. The entity ché, as usual, has not published the estimated time for the return of the player and is limited to explaining that it is” pending evolution. “last_img

Lawrence embraces party paramountcy and dictatorship – she must resign

first_imgDear Editor,“The only friends I got is PNC so the only people I gon give wuk to is PNC and right now I looking for a doctor who can talk Spanish or Portuguese and ah want one that is PNC”. No matter how much you spin it, these are hatred-filled, racist words spewed by the Chairman of the People’s National Congress (PNC), Ms. Volda Lawrence, who also happens to be a senior Government Member of Parliament and the Senior Minister of Public Health. Ms. Lawrence, in response to media inquiries, has since stood by these remarks to supporters of the PNC, an audience made up of Afro-Guyanese.Ms. Lawrence chided government officials who have not fully implemented APNU+AFC’s policy to give jobs and contracts to PNC members, supporters and friends, a policy emphasising that the only qualification for jobs and contracts is PNC-membership, support and friendship, not merit.Ms. Lawrence reiterated unequivocally the present PNC version of the 1974 Sophia Declaration of party paramouncy. She bluntly outlined the PNC’s racist perspective of governance in Guyana, clearly defining a policy of political victimization, governing with brute force and ignorance. Ms. Lawrence boldly reiterated the PNC DNA – bullyism, discrimination, nepotism and cronyism. Several days after, there is total silence from the Alliance for Change (AFC) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). I am not shocked that Prime Minister Nagamootoo, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman, all AFC leaders, the PNC Social Cohesion Minister, and Amna Ally, are silent. But I am deeply disappointed that the WPA’s Dr. Rupert Roopnarine, a senior Minister in APNU+AFC, is silent.The right thing to do is for Ms. Lawrence to resign as a Minister. The right thing for President Granger is to fire her. Does she not grasp that she is Minister of Public Health and a member of a government that serves all Guyanese? Outside of the obnoxious governance guidelines she outlined, Ms. Lawrence has previously provided enough reasons to disqualify her as a Minister. This is the same lady that defined rape by an uncle as a family matter, referring to it as “deflowering”. As a Minister, she was caught on video violently assaulting an innocent citizen during a protest at Red House. As a Minister, she has presided over a ministry responsible for billions of dollars in corrupt transactions.Her dark, menacing, ominous statements were equally moronic, mewing, mephitic, reckless and reprehensible. Ms. Lawrence declared war, demanding her colleagues in government fully implement the old PNC policy of jobs and contracts for card-carrying PNC members. She is emphatic that Guyana belongs to, is by, and for PNC members, supporters and friends. Ms. Lawrence essentially formalised a policy of discrimination as the APNU+AFC’s blueprint for governance, something Guyana has suffered from since May 2015 and between 1964 and 1992.Ms. Lawrence’s declaration is a version of the 1974 Sophia Declaration of party paramountcy made by the then Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham, at Congress Place. It is consistent with the way APNU+AFC has governed Guyana since May 2015. Just recently Kaieteur News’ Peeping Tom listed major appointments of APNU+AFC since May 2015, insightfully revealing these appointments were based purely on ethnic and political considerations, abandoning any pretense of merit. Ms. Lawrence’s statements provide the rationale for why hundreds of Guyanese public servants were fired since May 2015 – they did not fit ethnic and political considerations acceptable to the PNC.Ms. Lawrence’s verbal napalm is a consequence of the 2018 LGE debacle where the Guyanese people overwhelmingly rejected the PNC. It followed another version made by her other senior colleague, Minister of Presidency, Joe Harmon who earlier had said the time for niceness is over and that those who are not friends of the PNC will face the sting of the scorpion – you are either with us or against us. These statements followed the PPP thrashing of both the PNC and the AFC by a margin of 61 per cent (PPP) to 34 per cent (PNC) and 4 per cent (AFC).The closure of four sugar estates, firing of more than 7,000 sugar workers, unconscionable delay in paying their severance, freeze of wages for sugar workers with no increase since 2015, increasing lease and drainage fees for rice farmers, removing agriculture subsidies etc, firing of 2,000 Amerindian Community Resource Persons, are clearly part of the formula outlined in Ms. Lawrence’s verbal napalm. Hundreds of public servants lost their jobs on the basis of their race or their perceived political affiliation. Hundreds have been employed with ethnic and political affiliation as the only qualifications. In the meantime, APNU+AFC (PNC) has ratcheted-up political victimisation through trumped-up criminal charges against former PPP Ministers and government officials.Metastasizing dictatorship has become a centipede, taking over all aspects of our lives. Citizens are justifiably horrified by Ms. Lawrence’s deeming the majority of Guyanese second-class citizens. We can either speak out now or become pawns and victims in the evils of dictatorship. Decent citizens who care about our country, regardless of race and ethnicity, religion or political affiliation, cannot sit this one out. We must take a stand – silence is too perilous an option.Dr. Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

Harambee Stars to have new coach by March

first_img“We will have a new man in charge very soon. Stanley (Okumbi) will only be holding on interim basis but by the time we play Comoros, we should have a new head coach,” Muthomi said.Put threw in the towel at the helm of the Harambee Stars barely three months after taking over the challenge in what FKF said were personal reasons. Muthomi has denied claims that the federation failed to fulfil the tactician’s wish of having his own men in the technical bench.“That is absolutely not true. We had a meeting with the coach where he presented his wishes and we had absolutely no problem with that. We had presented the budget to the government and they were reviewing it. Also, the amount wasn’t so big that we couldn’t handle so that is no reason,”“He had his own personal issues which was already known to a few members of the federation and he decided to leave,” Muthomi further states.Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put presents a signed jersey to Deputy President William Ruto during a breakfast meeting at the DP’s Karen Residence on December 19, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluCapital Sports understands that Put had wanted to add in five new backroom staff members, ranging from an assistant coach to a Strength and Conditioning specialist, a masseuse and physiotherapist.Though Muthomi declined to disclose the financial implication of this addition, sources intimate that it might have been in the region of Sh3mn monthly.“Contrary to popular belief out there, Put never wanted Stanley out. He just wanted these new people to come and the rest of our local personnel to learn from them,” Muthomi adds.Put’s two-year contract was anchored on aiding Harambee Stars qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations and the tactician was confident Kenya would make it to the showpiece despite starting off with a 2-1 loss away to Sierra Leone.The resignation now swings the players and federation in limbo but the latter say they will soldier on to see the country qualify.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Immediate former Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put consults with Stanley Okumbi during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos in December 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 19- Football Kenya Federation says a new Harambee Stars head coach will be in charge by March 23, before the team travels to Morocco for a FIFA friendly match against Comoros.Belgian Paul Put resigned from his role on Monday afternoon citing personal reasons and FKF Secretary General Robert Muthomi has told Capital Sport that the process to find his successor has already began in earnest.last_img read more