first_imgAlthough the 2018 cross country season is relatively new, it has become evident that in this area the freshmen runners are very prominent.  Leading the way for all male runners in the area is freshman Ean Loichinger of Batesville.  Batesville also has freshmen Benjamin Moster high on the list.  At East Central Michael Schwebach, freshman, is also one of their top runners.On the girls side, the area’s top runner is sophomore Brenna Hanna of Greensburg.  Other young top girls’ runners include Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling, Sarah Ripperger, and Katie Olsen of Batesville.  Jac-Cen-Del’s top 2 runners are freshmen as well.  They are Cloey Simon and Kayla Simon.I want to add that there are many juniors and seniors who are also running very well, but for some reason this year the area cross country is blessed with excellent young runners.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Jordan Henderson after the midfielder’s second goal in as many games helped set the side on their way to a 2-0 win over Burnley. “He has great technique and precision and it was a great finish by Daniel. “He is improving all the time and as he matures even more tactically he will become even better. “He has always had athleticism, he is born with a natural gift to run, and tactically he is improving all the time and his passing is improving and he is becoming one of the real leaders of this team. “It was a wonderful performance by him and the team in general. “We controlled the tempo of the game and whatever we had to deal with defensively we did. “As good as the performance was at the weekend (a 2-1 win over Manchester City) this was equally as good.” Rodgers also had praise for Emre Can, who began the match as one of three centre-backs but, not for the first time in recent weeks, moved into midfield late in the second half. The Germany Under-21 international had a tough start to his first season in the Premier League but since coming into the team on Boxing Day, coincidentally at Burnley, has been nothing short of superb. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard as he works his way back to fitness from a hamstring injury, opened the scoring just before the half-hour with a neatly-taken strike and then provided the cross for Daniel Sturridge’s header early in the second half. “It was a great strike and that gave us greater confidence in the game and his ball for the second goal was terrific,” said Rodgers. “I look at him and I think if you give him another couple of years he could play in any team in world football – that is how highly I rate him,” added the Reds boss. “Whether he is central or wide you can see his football intelligence, he breaks through lines with his power and pace and he has great composure. “The crowd love him because he does the dirty work as well. I really think he will develop into a real world-class player.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche had no complaints about the result, which leaves his side next-bottom three points from safety. “They (Liverpool) were very good tonight. They are an expensively-assembled side with top-class players who have found that run of form and belief,” he said. “At 1-0 you never know but second half we gave away a really poor goal – the first one can happen with high-quality players. “It is a different side to the one we played on Boxing Day. They are right in the zone and high on confidence. “It is possibly too late for this season but if they carry on that you have to fancy they will be up there (challenging for the title) next season. “We knew it would be a stern task to come here tonight to get a win but we keep learning. We have a 10-day window to put it back together. “We will be relentless all the way down the line.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgTROPHY Stall of Bourda Market continued its unflinching support for the Annual Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club’s (KMTC) Boxing Day Horse Race Meet, scheduled for the club’s facility, Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice next Tuesday.Proprietor of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, yesterday presented Chief Executive of the KMTC, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard, with the trophy that will be up for grabs for the Champion Jockey and the Champion Trainer.The day’s feature event is open to horses classified `C’ and Lower and carries a first prize of $1M and will be conducted over a distance of nine furlongs.Sunich’s father Neville was a former champion jockey of Guyana and according to Sunich, he (Sunich) has been sponsoring the event even before the Trophy Stall was established.In photo, Sunich (right) makes the presentation of trophies to former judge Cecil Kennard.last_img

first_imgFor freshman Meghana Srinivasan, greek life played an integral role in her perception of college, long before she moved into the freshman dorms this August.“I’m from the South so all my friends are in a sorority, and it’s just like kind of ingrained in your mind,” Srinivasan said. “You go to college, you join a sorority and that’s how life is in college. And no one really thinks about like, ‘Is this for them?’ You just kind of go into it.”But for Srinivasan and many other freshmen who enter the week-long greek recruitment process during the first week of classes, the experience is not what they had envisioned. She said it was overwhelming having to balance the first week of classes, adjusting to a new environment and attending the rigorous week of recruitment parties required of women rushing.“I totally felt sick because I was just not eating properly,” Srinivasan said. “Everything was just a mess that whole week.”It is because of experiences like Srinivasan’s that the University administration is speaking with greek leaders about the possibility of deferring recruitment from the fall to the spring semester, citing the mental health of freshmen as a central argument. The Academic Senate recently voted in favor of this deferment. If the deferment is decided upon by the University, it would take effect in the 2016-2017 school year.“When we think about freshmen, 18 to 19 years old, three months ago they were in high school, and suddenly they’re in this brand new environment where they’re asked to make decisions about which fraternity or sorority they will be committed to for the rest of their lives,” said Ainsley Carry, vice president for Student Affairs.This level of commitment is something freshman Amelia Montooth struggled with when she went through recruitment this fall.Montooth, who did not grow up with the idea of greek life, said that she grappled with second thoughts as to whether the process was right for her throughout the entire week-long process.“You just get to college and then people are worried about what they’re wearing to rush,” Montooth said. “It was really hard balancing it and the first week of classes.”Montooth received a bid from a house at the end of the week but decided to turn it down due to her uncertainty over whether greek life was for her. After seeing the other girls in her dorm participating in their sororities’ events and vastly expanding their social networks, Montooth began having second thoughts.She asked the house that had offered her a bid if the offer was still available, accepted the bid they subsequently offered her, but ended up dropping the house again for similar reasons.“It wasn’t like I thought it would be,” Montooth said. “No one in my family had done greek life, I wasn’t familiar with greek life because the area around where I’m from wasn’t big into it, and it wasn’t what I expected.”Despite their experiences, both Montooth and Srinivasan, the latter of who also accepted a bid from a house but then dropped because she didn’t feel the house was a good fit for her, said they planned to go through the process again.They both said they would have preferred if recruitment had been held in the spring semester instead of the fall.“Having it in the spring would be much nicer. If you know what they’re like more when you rush, you meet people then get super involved in a sorority,” Montooth said.Opponents of moving the recruitment process to the spring semester say that the difficulties that come up in managing the first week of classes and the demands of recruitment would still exist in the spring semester. They also say that the greek recruitment process in the fall is a valuable way to meet and connect with a variety of other students in the first week.Landon Fadel, a freshman who rushed and joined a fraternity this fall, said that the recruitment process was a positive way to integrate him into University life and make new friends quickly despite difficulties it may have posed in the first week.“It definitely made things different that it’s the first thing,” Fadel said of recruitment happening in the first week of class. “I’m definitely glad that I did it. It was a great way to make friends.”Mallory Gabbard, also a freshman who rushed and joined a sorority in the fall, said she is one of only three students from her Texas high school to go to college out-of-state and cannot imagine having to navigate her first semester of college in a new environment without the immediate immersion into greek life that fall recruitment offers.“I didn’t have any friends really, I didn’t have any family members out here, I really don’t have anyone [out here] who I’m connected to at all,” Gabbard said. “It’s just been a whole group of girls that … I’m so thankful that I have.”Gabbard said it is not just the friendship and sense of family that she got from joining a sorority that helped her cope with the stresses of first semester, but also the social and philanthropic elements that got her more involved in campus life and the community. It gave her events to fill the bounds of free time that college affords students, something many freshmen said is a difficult aspect of adjusting to college life.“The first semester of a student’s college career plays an influential role on the remainder of their college experience,” said Jake Simon, Interfraternity Council president, in an email with the Daily Trojan. “To limit this would be a disappointing change of pace for students who wish to get involved.”Simon said that deferring greek recruitment to the spring semester would not just deprive freshmen from an entire semester of support, structure and mentorship programs that fraternities offer, but would take a toll on the fraternity houses as well. Some chapters would be unable to accommodate the increased number of men rushing in the spring with the deferment of fall recruitment, and a drop in membership could lead to an inability of chapters to afford housing payments and contractual operational obligations.Of the 62 schools in the Association of American Universities with greek life, half have spring semester recruitment in place of fall recruitment. More and more universities with comparable academic reputations to USC, such as Northwestern University and University of Virginia, have deferred recruitment.Carry said that for him, the mental health of students is at the forefront of his agenda for the upcoming years. Already redesigning the orientation experience to focus more on mental health, Carry is looking to make more changes to the freshman experience. One of these considered changes being the deferment of fall greek recruitment and another being implementing a semester-long freshman seminar — in place of the day and a half orientation freshmen currently attend — for freshmen to discuss issues they may be facing with other freshmen and receive information about University life.“The entire first year is under review for us because right now we have a really stressful beginning of school experience,” Carry said. “So to me this is all part of addressing mental health in the most holistic way possible.”last_img read more

first_imgCahir defeated Glenelly from Tyrone in the All Ireland semi final and go into tomorrow’s final full of confidence.Team captain Annemarie O Gorman told Tipp FM Sport they have prepared with one goal in mind all yearthrow in at Parnell Park is at 1pm tomorrow.last_img

first_img In accordance with the Scottish Government’s route map for exiting lockdown, Scottish racing has been given the green light to resume behind closed doors from Monday 22 June.Discussions are currently taking place between Scottish Racing and the Scottish Government to support the resumption of race day fixtures.Scottish Racing’s Manager, Delly Innes, said: “The public can have confidence in our ability to race behind closed doors as safely as possible when the government allows more industries back to work.“As a highly regulated industry we have considerable experience of keeping any potential health and safety risks to an absolute minimum. We are working with Public Health officials to protect those coming back to work, the local communities in which race meetings take place and the wider public, against the risk of transmission of Covid-19.“We are fully prepared to stage race meetings in a strictly controlled environment which fully comply with all the requirements of governmental and racing industry bodies, once they decide the time is right to resume racing.”Scottish Racing has revealed a six-point plan which outlines protocols for the resumption of racing, including who is permitted to attend the racecourse during these early stages of resumption.Further measures, see Scottish Racing enforce a compulsory pre-race day health screening requirement; information about the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings; in addition to further changes to racecourse protocols and procedures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements. Submit Related Articles DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.,—The Alpena Rotary Club pledged $50 thousand dollars to help complete the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Waterfront Park.At Mondays club meeting, President of the Rotary Club Chuck Sherwin handed Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary a $50 thousand dollar check to continue their multi–million dollar project.The funds will be used towards recreational and educational facilities at the waterfront park along the Thunder Bay River. The funds will also include a partnership with Alpena Sailing to provide sailing lesson for students.Want to see more local news? Visit WBKB 11 News Website.Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Mercury will pass in front of the sun on MondayNext Local Band Raises Money for Veteranslast_img read more

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football have handed a USD 30,000 fine to Egyptian club Al Ahly over fans riot in their continental game against Leopards of Congo.Ahly will also play their next two matches behind closed doors.IncidentAl Ahly’s fans fought with themselves before the match and that delayed the clash for 20 minutes.-CAF sent us a formal letter with the fine and we have to accept it. CAF has also warned us that they will move our matches out of Egypt if this happens again and I hope the fans understand what they are doing, Al Ahly director Sayed Abdul Hafez said to will now play our match against Zamalek without fans as well as the semis if we qualify and I hope they get the message, he added. TripAl Ahly will travel on Thursday (today) to El Gouna where they will play their match against Zamalek next Sunday.The Red Devils are in second place with 7 points while Zamalek are on the bottom with 4 points.last_img read more

first_imgThe World Cup will finally get underway on Thursday afternoon with Russia set to face Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The game will be live on Joy 99.7 FM, with buildup from 2.45pm. Kickoff 3pm.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side, who qualified automatically for the tournament as hosts, have been handed a favorable draw, with Group A consisting of Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia qualified for its fifth World Cup as runner-up in Group B, finishing behind Japan but ahead of Australia on goal difference (although the Aussies did eventually qualify via the playoffs). Both sides will fancy their chances of securing an early and vital three points on Thursday, in the first encounter between the two nations. Recent Form Recorded last six gamesRussia: DLLLLLRussia heads into the tournament on the back of an awful run of form, having won just five of their last 26 games. The Russian Football Union had organised two pre-World Cup friendlies against Austria and Turkey in the hope that victories against either side would instil some confidence ahead of the tournament, but the Sbornaya fell to defeat against Austria and could only draw with Turkey. Saudi Arabia: LLLWWLSaudi Arabia’s recent form – or lack of it – may not look too dissimilar from their opponents, but the Green Falcons have showcased some impressive performances of late, most notably against Germany in their final World Cup friendly last Friday.  Unlike Russia, they’ve had the advantage of playing in competitive games. They recorded six wins and three losses from their 10 games in Group B, scoring 17 goals (the most along with Japan) and conceding 10 in the process.  Interesting FactThe hosts are the lowest FIFA ranked team heading into the tournament.Saudi Arabia were the lowest ranked team to qualify for the tournament, although they are now ranked 67th, three places above Russia. Team News Stanislav Cherchesov will be without two of his preferred centre backs in Georgy Dzhikiya, who tore his knee ligament in January, and Viktor Vasin, who suffered the same injury whilst playing for CSKA Moscow in February. Zenit St. Petersburg forward Alexander Kokorin will also be missing from Russia’s squad after he too tore a knee ligament back in March.*Joy Sports’ Russia team profileJoy Sports’ Saudi Arabia team profile *Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Gulf News/ReutersAdvertisement 32b3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsv74Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emlqzf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6793j3Would you ever consider trying this?😱9v1Can your students do this? 🌚11Roller skating! Powered by Firework Its been four years since India and Pakistan have played a bilateral series on either country. Since the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup hosted by India, the bitter neighbours haven’t taken each other for any Test or limited overs series, and with the recent feuds between the two countries’ cricket boards, BCCI decided to not participate in this year’s Asia Cup hosted by Pakistan. However, many have spoken up on restoring a positive cricketing relation between the teams, and recently, its Pakistan’s legendary bowler Shoaib Akhtar who has put in his words, also pointed out the feud being only cricket based.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Gulf News/ReutersThe former Pakistani international has his own YouTube channel, where he regularly puts forward his own opinion on several topics based on the sport. Yesterday, the 44 year old uploaded a video titled “It is Very Important for India and Pakistan to Play Bilateral Series”, where he raised some points on bettering the ties between thew two nations regarding cricket.Although India and Pakistan have stopped touring each other, they have faced each other in international competitions, even in the 2018 Asia Cup where the venue had to be shifted to Dubai from India because of a denial from PCB.Advertisement “I understand India can’t come to Pakistan, Pakistan can’t go to India. But we play Asia Cup, Champions Trophy on neutral venues, can’t we do the same for bilateral series? We are one of the best hospitable nations in the world and India have seen it first hand”, Akhtar said in the video.The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ mentioned the recent controversial visit of a circle kabaddi team from India to take part in the unofficial ‘Kabaddi World Cup 2020’.Advertisement He continued: “Pakistan is a very safe place to travel. India’s kabaddi team came, they got a lot of love, Bangladesh came to play Test cricket. But if there are still doubts then I suggest neutral venues,” After the decade long ban from ICC following the ghastly 2009 Lahore attack, Pakistan finally hosted Sri Lanka last year, followed by Bangladesh, and will be hosting the 2020 Asia Cup.Akhtar pointed out the feud being only relating to cricket and not the other sports, and even not in trading between the countries.“We can play Davis Cup, we can play kabaddi with each other then what’s wrong with cricket? If you want to cut the ties then stop the trade, stop playing kabaddi. Why only cricket? Whenever it’s cricket we make it political, it is very disappointing. We eat onions and potatoes, we exchange pleasantries then why can’t we play cricket?” he added.Akhtar mentioned the fan following the iconic cricketers have in his country, and expects the political tensions between the two countries to not have an impact on cricket in future.“Ask the likes of Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar we love them like anything. Cricket should not get affected by the differences between us. Hopefully, India and Pakistan can play a bilateral series soon and it’s important for both countries to have a tough competition between them.” he concluded.Watch the full video here-Also read-See what happened when 60 Kabaddi players from India unofficially attend Pakistan tournamentPakistani cricket legend extends invite to India for bilateral series: It’s time they sorted out their difference without third party intervention Advertisementlast_img read more