Woodpecker Products Ltd Junior squash Four categories contested on opening day

first_imgTHE Guyana Squash Association (GSA) on Wednesday night served off its second junior tournament for 2017, the Woodpecker Products Ltd Junior National Squash Championships, at the Georgetown Club Inc. courts.Four of the ten categories were contested on opening day. There were several exciting matches as players vied to register victories in their matchups.Results in the respective categories were as follows.Boys’ Under-11Louis Da Silva trounced Chad De Abreu 11-0, 11-0, 11-1.Nathan Rahaman whipped Shiloh Asregado 11-0, 11-4, 11-3.Boys’ Under-13Ethan Jonas overwhelmed Liam Carpenter 11-1, 11-3, 11-1.Michael Alphonso defeated Zachary Persaud 11-3, 11-3, 11-2.Demetrius De Abreu beat Nicholas Verwey 11-3, 11-2, 11-3.Boys’ Under-15Samuel Ince-Carvalhal overpowered Osmond Mack 11-0, 11-1, 11-2.Shomari Wiltshire conquered Jason Gomes 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.Gianni Carpenter bettered Mikhail Persaud 11-4, 11-2, 11-4.Lucas Jonas defeated Dominic Collins 11-4, 11-4, 11-3.Girls Under 15Makeda Harding the better of Kirsten Gomes 11-3, 11-4, 11-9.Abosaide Cadogan crushed Teija Edwards 11-0, 11-0, 11-1.Madison Fernandes trounced Jahcinta Adams 11-0, 11-0, 11-1.Kirsten Gomes got past Aliyah Persaud 11-9, 11-3, 11-2.Makeda Harding thrashed Teija Edwards 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.The tournament continued with a series of matches last evening.last_img read more

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New freshman class most competitive

first_imgThe USC Office of Admission has declared the class of 2014 the university’s best class to date.Officials said the pool of students applying for college is growing more competitive each year, which — combined with USC’s active recruitment — molded the class of 2014.“We have been moving the university’s academic profile consistently and getting more and more competitive,” said Tim Brunold, dean of admissions. “We have been able to successfully recruit the most sought after students in the country.”The average SAT score for the class of 2014 increased 10 points, placing the average score in the 96th percentile.“While the demographics of the [freshman] class are very similar [to previous years], the quality certainly continues to increase, and that is a long-term trend,” Brunold said.Though the 24 percent acceptance rate is similar to last year, the size of the freshman class increased by about 100 students to 2,963.Forty-six percent of the freshmen are male and 54 percent are female, which generally does not change from year to year, Brunold said.“We’re not as out of balance for the freshman class as some of our competitors,” he said.Yet, the gender statistic supports the national trend of more women attending college than men. Although this is of great concern, Brunold said, overall USC has almost an exact gender balance university-wide.“We want to make sure that USC’s student body reflects the diversity out in the world,” Brunold said. “USC is continuing to work on increasing the diversity of students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and make strides in ethnic diversity.”Typically, underrepresented racial groups increased their presence in the freshman class this year: 7.3 percent of students are African-American, which increased from 7 percent last year; and 13.3 percent of students are Latino, which increased from 12.8 percent.Though there are about 300 freshmen students from outside the United States, the international population of the freshman class decreased from 11 percent to 10 percent this year. Of those students, 40 countries are represented, with most students originating from China, Canada and South Korea.Demographic diversity within the United States is increasing, however, with most out-of-state freshmen students hailing from Texas, Illinois, New York and Washington. The class of 2014 represents 48 of the 50 states; no freshmen students hail from Mississippi or North Dakota.As the out-of-state freshmen population increases, the percentage of incoming students who went to high school in California has steadily decreased over the past five years. This year, 52 percent of the class is from California.The admission center plans to continue recruiting students by increasing its number of high school visits next year, Brunold said. Representatives from the Office of Admission visited 1,400 high schools while recruiting the class of 2014 — about a 50 percent increase from the previous year.Though the statistics of the class of 2014 will not become official until the third week of classes, Brunold said the numbers are not expected to vary greatly.last_img read more

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MBB : Last time they played: Syracuse 81, UNC Asheville 63

first_img Comments Published on March 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim had no trouble providing his four freshmen with playing time, but when it mattered most it was his experienced players answered the call.Junior forward Hakim Warrick scored a game-high 18 points and sophomore guard Gerry McNamara added 17 points as No. 17 Syracuse dispatched UNC Asheville 81-63 on Dec. 28, 2003 in the Carrier Dome. The defending national champions improved to 7-1 on the season with the win.Boeheim installed a tight man-to-man defense early in the first half to spark a run. In the first five minutes of the game, SU got two quick steals from junior forward Josh Pace and sophomore guard Billy Edelin to ignite a strong start for Syracuse. During that stretch, McNamara hit a pair of 3-pointers, enabling the Orangemen to jump out to an early 12-2 lead.That allowed Boeheim to give his freshman some reps. The Syracuse coach deployed a rotation of 11 players to put distance on the Bulldogs. UNC Asheville rallied to cut SU’s advantage to 21-16 with 8:07 remaining in the first half, but the Orangemen went on a 13-0 run highlighted by freshman Terrance Roberts’ baseline dunk by to push the lead back to 18.‘We’ve gotten through these first eight games, and everybody’s gotten an opportunity to play a little bit,’ Boeheim said to the Associated Press. ‘I think our veteran guys know what has to be done and are playing at a pretty good level right now. Our young guys will help us in different spots as we go on.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA layup by freshman guard Louie McCroskey during that stretch ensured that SU’s lead would never dip below double digits for the rest of the game. And the Orangemen cruised into halftime with a 38-21 lead.After the Bulldogs cut Syracuse’s lead to 62-51 with seven minutes to go in the second half, SU’s stars took over to fuel the Orangemen in the game’s waning moments. McNamara hit his fourth of five 3s and Warrick added a dunk and a layup. Just like that the score was back up to 69-53.The Orange never trailed for the second straight game and extended its winning streak to seven games.Freshman Darryl Watkins hit all four of his field-goal attempts for eight points in a balanced effort for SU, but in the game’s crucial stages it was the veterans that put the game out of reach.‘We need to continue to get the young guys ready to help us, but the veteran guys have played at a pretty high level from the beginning,’ Boeheim said. ‘It’s difficult when we have three or four young guys on the court at the same time. It’s kind of a good experience for them in a way, but they won’t really be out there that much, if at all, the rest of the year.’-Compiled by Andrew Tredinnick, asst. copy editor, adtredin@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse rises one spot to No. 7 in men’s soccer rankings

first_img Published on September 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ After drawing with Princeton and defeating Northwestern last weekend, Syracuse (3-0-1) rose one spot to No. 7 in the United Soccer Coaches rankings Tuesday morning.Seven other Atlantic Coast Conference schools join SU in the top 25, including No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 3 Clemson, No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 8 Louisville, No. 10 North Carolina and SU’s opponent this Friday, No. 11 Virginia.The Cavaliers (3-0) are coming off a 2-1 overtime win Monday night against North Carolina Wilmington. Friday’s matchup marks the start of conference play for both teams.The Orange almost suffered its first loss of the season against Princeton Friday afternoon before John-Austin Ricks scored in the 84th minute to tie the game at one. The goal came when SU was a man-down, an area it has excelled in through four games.Syracuse’s offense scored early and often on Sunday night, defeating Northwestern 3-1 and improving to 244-16-7 when scoring three goals or more in a match. Junior forward Adnan Bakalovic opened the scoring less than a minute into the match when he tapped in a low-cross from freshman Tajon Buchanan. Junior midfielder Jonathan Hagman and Buchanan added the second and third goals, respectively. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Ighalo Wanted by Four EPL Clubs

first_imgClubs reportedly interested in him include Everton, WestHam United, Southampton and Stoke City.Though the former Udinese of Italy attacker still has two more years on his contract with Changchun, According to AOIFootball.com, it is left to see if he would love to move back to England in January.Ighalo’s family lives in London and the player had to endure living alone in China all season without his family.Meanwhile, another Super Eagles’ player, Moses Simon, has expressed his delight after recovering from a toe injury that ruled him out for two weeks which made him miss Nigeria’s last game of the year against Argentina, reportsThe winger combined with fellow compatriots Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu for his club Gent, to defeat Lokeren 3-0 in the Belgian First Division game played on Sunday.After the game, the former AS Trencin forward took to his official Instagram page to appreciate everyone who supported him during the period.“It feels good to be back on the pitch and it was an awesome win last night. Big thanks to all #buffalo🔵⚪️ fans and most especially to my teammates for your never ceasing support. Have a wonderful week,” he posted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Following his brilliant season at Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League and his contributions to Nigeria emerging the first team to qualify for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Super Eagles forward, Odion Jude Ighalo is wanted by a number of English Premier League clubs again.Ighalo stood out in his first season in China where he scored 15 goals and assisted four times for Changchun Yatai after moving in a whopping 20 million pounds deal last season from London-based club, Watford.last_img read more

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Damage Esports Agency adds two veteran partners

first_imgEngine Shop Co-Founder Ed Kiernan and former Blizzard Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams have been hired to lead Damage Esports Agency as Co-Founders and equity-holding Partners.Damage Esports has been in development for two years and will re-launch with new capital as an esports marketing agency consulting on sponsorships, influencer relations and marketing with live tournaments. The agency has already been working with clients including Gen.G Esports (Seoul Dynasty), Subaru, University of California – Irvine, Linksys, and T-Mobile.Ed Kiernan, Damage Esports Co-Founder and PartnerKeirnan previously worked with Engine Shop, a marketing and advertising agency for entertainment  and sports which was acquired by Bruin Sports Capital in 2015. Kiernan certainly is an entrepreneur with a lengthy resume of founding and investing in companies involved in sports and entertainment, so much that he earned a spot on SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2014.Paul Sams, Damage Esports Co-Founder and PartnerWhile Paul Sams is widely known as the former Chief Operating Officer of Blizzard, he was also Executive Producer for the movie Warcraft and Chief Executive Officer of Dawn Studios for two years. Like Kiernan, Sams sits as an advisor for a list of businesses in entertainment and gaming and is also a minority shareholder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Sams told Sports Business Journal: “It’s an area of real passion and love of mine, and one of the ways you do that is to get it in front of more people. You need to find ways to bring in endemic and non-endemic brands, because it adds credibility.” Sams also hinted that the agency may consider team ownership in the future.Esports Insider says: As esports grows so does the necessity for legitimate marketing agencies. As Damage Esports has already worked with a few big name clients, bringing on two veteran executives makes sense to further build out the agency’s portfolio. Let’s see what Damage Esports can do for its future clients with Sams and Kiernan on board.last_img read more

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Roma will ask from Bazdarevic to give up on Dzeko in the coming Weeks

first_imgIn the coming days, the officials of the Italian AS Roma will try to convince the coach of the national football team of B&H Mehmed Bazdarevic to give up on Edin DZeko for the upcoming qualifying matches, reported the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (CDS).Bazdarevic included Dzeko on the list of players on whom the coach counts for the matches against Wales (October 10th) and Cyprus (October 13th), which the BH national team will play within the qualifications for the European Championship in France in 2016.On the other side, Roma wants Dzeko to stay in the capital of Italy, considering his injury which occurred recently.According to Corriere dello Sport, the coach Bazdarevic already sent a letter to Roma in which, among other things, he stated:“Edin is a very important player; giving up on such a player is not easy”.As a reminder, Dzeko injured his knee during the match between Roma and Carpi, and he was substituted in half-time. Roma announced earlier that Dzeko will have to take a break for at least three to four weeks.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Wellington City Council approves rezoning junior high property to apartments… new wells, Montgomery concert discussed

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The old eight-member Wellington City Council approved the rezoning of the Wellington junior high building from a R-1 single family unit to a R-3 multiple family facility thus giving developers the go ahead to turning the old education facility into a multi-family apartment complex.USD 353 recently sold the building on 9th and A Street to Garrison Properties of Overland Park, Kansas for $150,000 (see story here). Gary Hassenflu, owner/broker of Garrison Properties, told the council first-hand Tuesday the company plans to invest $8.5 million in construction costs to build 42 housing units.“This is more money per unit than an average sized home,” Hassenflu said.The complex will look similar to The Harvester Lofts in Wichita near Old Towne, which was once a former International Harvester Building.The average size of the units will be 600-700 square feet for one bedroom apartments; 700 square feet for two-bedroom apartments and 1,100 square feet for three bedroom apartments.Hassenflu stated the auditorium can be used for various community groups. The gymnasium will be turned into apartments.••••Building new wells With the two-year drought, the Wellington City has been studying alternatives for water sources. In its last act, the old council voted to allocate $100,000 from the utility fund to do a water well study. The study will allow the drilling of eight test holes in a designated area and to determine the amount of quantity and quality of the water available.The study will also determine the projected future supply based on certain usage of the city.Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said the lake level at Wellington Lake is at 47 inches below normal which is much better than in January when it was 72 inches below normal level.Collins attributed the rise because of the recent rains and pumping from the Chikaskia River.He said one boat ramp at the lake will be reopened for fishing boats probably in the next week.••••John Michael MontgomeryThe official count to the Montgomery concert held April 5 was 1,136 people. The funding for the concert came from the city $2,000, Wellington Recreation Commission $2,000, and $500 from the architect and contractor. The rest of the cost was the responsibility of the promoter – LS Media.The city and chamber split the proceeds of the beer sales and the WRC had the concession sales.In a memo to the council, Collins said “we did not capture our costs, but gosh, what a grand re-opening to the Memorial Auditorium,”Collins suggested that Memorial Auditorium board will need to review the process of the fee structure, the rental of the facility, etc.The council also needs to determine whether the building needs air conditioning. The estimated cost to do so is between $250,000 and $300,000.••••In other business, the council:  • passed a resolution to condemn and demolish properties at 906 West 17th, 300 East Mill and 308 South Olive;• discussed the construction of a sidewalk which will be built on the south side of East Highway 160. The sidewalk will run from east of Woodlawn to Boundary Road that runs north of McDonalds Restaurant. The school board recently approved the use of its right of way to build the sidewalk.•was updated on the Vandenburgh project. The road construction will begin once the sewer is in place. The old asphalt from the highway will be milled up and used in various city alleys while the road gets converted to concrete from H Street to U.S. 160. 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 (6) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +7 Vote up Vote down Connie · 382 weeks ago I am glad to see the plan for the sidewalk along Hiway 160. The pedestrian traffic has increased to the point that it is a dangerous situation. Prevention of accidents is always the best solution. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down littlebits · 382 weeks ago what about using the old asphalt to patch the NUMBEROUS potholes along E. Lincoln from Prairie Lawn to the compost site? Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 382 weeks ago Aircondition the building already, I’m tired of reading about it… Glad to see that the old material from Vandenberg is going to good use to fill in allies, smart! Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 382 weeks ago I’ll echo Connie….it’s a good thing they decided to put in the sidewalk out to wal-mart. I’d like to even see it continue south at boundary road, following the existing road all the way to wal-mart parking lot. I support the apartments at the old middle school also. However, I hope that they are not section 8 housing. Not that all of those in need of section 8 are in the ‘bad’ crowd, but trouble does tend to follow. And with it being in close proximity to the current middle school, there could be a real danger there. Ohhhh the concert…..Cue, why is it that they only release (or you only report?) the cost? Why did they not report what they took in through sales? I know I did my part with the beer and food sales. Sure would be nice to see exactly how much we did not “capture”. Is using the word “capture” another way of saying we “lost” money? I don’t remember what the food costs were, but I do remember thinking the beer was lower than I thought it was going to be. I wouldn’t have complained about another $.50-1.00 for a beer. Another suggestion would be to have people out in the crowd selling. Add $1 to the cost of the beer, and let the people out selling it keep .25-.50 for pay. Isn’t that how they do it at large sports events? When they grind up the old asphalt, I hope they do a better job than the stuff they put out at Worden Park a couple years ago. That was TERRIBLE. Chunks of asphalt the size of a frying pan. Why don’t they look at selling it? I know several people that have used it on their driveways, and it will last for YEARS. However, if you just spread it out in an alley, it won’t last nearly as long thus needing repair again. That stuff is a lot more expensive than the rock they use now. Sell it and put that money back into the roads/alleys. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 382 weeks ago I am 100% behind air conditioning the memorial auditorium because its needed for all the people that visit it. I would love to see the half cent sales tax pay for it and not burden just the property owners. Lets face it, it’s going to happen and we just as well do it now before the cost doubles. Report Reply 1 reply · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 381 weeks ago Yep Report Reply 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. 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Medley Mayor Poses in Photo with Man in Blackface

first_imgPhotos obtained by Local 10 News in Miami show a man in blackface at an event held by the Medley Police Department. The incident occurred at an annual fashion show for senior citizens. The theme: African Safari.The man in blackface was also wearing a tribal-like costume and holding a spear.Smiling in a photo with the man was Medley Mayor Roberto Martell.last_img

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