Caz softball rallies for sixth straight win at Solvay

first_imgAgain, though, the Lakers had an answer. With two out int he top of the sixth and the bases loaded, Kylie Fenton drilled a two-run single, and a throwing error brought home the tying and go-ahead runs.By now, Morgan had relieved Wilmot, and after giving up a triple to Izzy Lambert in the bottom of the sixth, Morgan set down the heart of the Bearcats’ order, going on to record a scoreless seventh inning to win it.Now the trick was for Cazenovia to avoid a letdown in Thursday’s game at Jordan-Elbridge, and it did so, the Lakers blanking the Eagles 5-0 behind superb pitching from Morgan, who had a complete-game shutout.In order to take control, the Lakers put across three runs in the top of the second inning, adding single runs in the fourth and seventh innings.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A four-run rally, all with two outs, in the bottom of the second inning pushed the Bearcats in front. but the Lakers countered with three two-out runs of its own in the top of the third, two of them brought home on Samantha Morgan’s double.An inning later, Cazenovia loaded the bases with nobody out. Morgan and Elora Wilmot drew bases-loaded walks, while Hannah Matteson’s sacrifice fly produced a 6-4 advantage.Now it was Solvay’s turn to rally, with five runs in the bottom of the fifth, three of them racing home on Caitlin McCann’s double, the other two on Jordan Bamba’s single. Tags: CazenoviaSoftballcenter_img What was already a terrific start for the Cazenovia softball team turned even better on a cold, damp Monday afternoon at Solvay.Against a Bearcats side that was 5-1 and won the state Class B championship two seasons ago, the Lakers made two different comebacks and, by a 10-9 margin, claimed its sixth consecutive victory.It marked the third time this spring Cazenovia won a game by a single run, but what made this more impressive was the way it responded when Solvay twice appeared to grab control.last_img read more

AFCON 2019: Black Stars touch down in Egypt

first_imgThe Black Stars of Ghana have safely landed in Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Kwesi Appiah’s squad arrived at the Cairo International Aiport at 2pm local time and was met at the airport by members of the Local Organising Committee.The team is expected to be transported to Ismailia later on Friday where they will be based for the group stages of the competition.The team concluded their 3 week training in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and flew out to Egypt on Friday.Ghana face competition from Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F.They face Benin in their opening game on Tuesday at 8pm.The 2019 AFCON kicks off on Friday with Egypt taking on Zimbabwe in the opening game at 8pm.last_img

Kwaku Andoh: Hearts players are loyal to Polo

first_imgHearts of Oak utility defender Kweku Andoh believes he and his colleagues have been loyal than saboteurs as suggested by coach Mohammed Polo.  The technical head has fingered Andoh and other players of frustrating his efforts to restore glory in the wake of the humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Wa All Stars and has also tagged some player pro-Duncan players.The dribbling magician s has since received a barrage of criticism for his unguarded statements about his players on various radio stations.But defender Kweku Andoh in his response for his colleagues the current crop players have been very loyal to the former footballer.“We the senior ones have been loyal to Polo which he sincerely knows, so there is  no way we can  do that,” he said.“Everyone from my observations is giving up his best because when we win, the bonuses go into our pockets and not anyone else. Hearts will play Aduana Stars on Sunday at the Agyemang Badu Park and their Supporters have threatened to attack the playing body if they should lose.last_img read more

Fighters, celebrities make their picks for Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2

first_imgAmong them, of course, will be celebrities and current and former fighters. The rematch figures to provide plenty of excitement with the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO heavyweight titles on the line. There will be millions of viewers tuning in Saturday for the historic Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. What time is Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7Commercial broadcast time: 1 p.m. ETRuiz-Joshua 2 main event: 3:45 p.m. ET (approximate)Live stream: DAZNDAZN collected a total of 51 predictions for the fight, including Anthony Joshua, legendary actor and director Sylvester Stallone and boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard. Among those polled, 22 people picked Ruiz, 22 people picked Joshua and seven were undecided.Check out the picks and predictions from notable fighters and celebrities for Ruiz vs. Joshua 2.  HeavyweightsAnthony Joshua (former unified world heavyweight champion) — Anthony Joshua, KO 9/10 RoundDeontay Wilder (current WBC world heavyweight champion) — Andy Ruiz, victoryDominic Breazeale (contender and title challenger) — Anthony Joshua, TKO 10th RoundEfe Ajagba (undefeated prospect and contender) — Andy Ruiz, KO 6th RoundAdam Kownacki (undefeated contender) — Andy Ruiz, KO 9th RoundCharles Martin (contender and former IBF champion) — Andy Ruiz, KO 6th RoundLuis Ortiz (two-time heavyweight title challenger) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryFrank Sanchez (undefeated prospect and contender) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryGerald Washington (title challenger and contender) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryJoseph Parker (former WBO world heavyweight champion) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryMihai Nistor (current undefeated heavyweight) — UndecidedCurrent fightersClaressa Shields (undisputed female middleweight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, Late KOAmanda Serrano (seven-division world champion) — Andy Ruiz, Mid/Late TKO VictoryDemetrius Andrade (current WBA middleweight world champion) — UndecidedJaime Munguia (former super welterweight world champion and current contender) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryRoman Gonzalez (four-division world champion) — Andy Ruiz, KODmitry Bivol (current WBA light heavyweight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, KO 8th RoundDanny Roman (current IBF and WBA super bantamweight world champion) — UndecidedTevin Farmer (current IBF super featherweight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, KOCarl Frampton (former two-weight world champion) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryOscar Valdez (former featherweight champion) — Andy Ruiz, KOAndy Lee (former middleweight world champion) — UndecidedLamont Roach, Jr. — Andy Ruiz, KORegis Prograis (former WBA super lightweight world champion) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryBlair Cobb (undefeated welterweight prospect) — Andy Ruiz, KO 9th RoundJessie Vargas (two-division world champion) — UndecidedLegendary fighters/boxing expertsBernard Hopkins (Boxing Hall of Famer) — Anthony Joshua, TKO/UDSugar Ray Leonard (Boxing Hall of Famer) — UndecidedJoe Cortez (Boxing Hall of Fame Referee) — Anthony Joshua, KO 5th RoundVictor Conte (sports nutritionist) — Andy Ruiz, KO 7th RoundAthletes/celebritiesSylvester Stallone (executive producer of DAZN’s “One Night” documentary and three-time Academy Award nominee) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryCristiano Ronaldo (current soccer superstar) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryMario Goetze (current soccer superstar) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryRosie Perez (television personality and actress) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryKSI (YouTube star and undefeated professional boxer) — Anthony Joshua, DecisionJake Paul (YouTube star) — Andy Ruiz, KO 9th RoundMetta World Peace (former NBA player) — UndecidedMaverick Carter (CEO of UNINTERRUPTED) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictorySway Calloway (host of SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning”) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryCharlamagne tha God (host of Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club”) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryBellator MMAScott Coker (Bellator President) — Andy Ruiz, TKO 6th RoundIlima-Lei Macfarlane (Bellator Flyweight Champion) — Andy Ruiz, KO 8th RoundJay Glazer (Bellator Commentator) — Anthony Joshua, KO 3rd RoundRoyce Gracie (Bellator Ambassador & MMA Legend) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryDouglas Lima (Bellator Welterweight Champion) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryRyan Bader (Bellator Heavyweight & Light Heavyweight Champion) — Andy Ruiz, Victory“Big” John McCarthy (Bellator Analyst) — Andy Ruiz, VictoryDAZN talentLauren Gardner (boxing reporter and ChangeUp host) — Anthony Joshua, VictoryTodd Grisham (DAZN blow-by-blow announcer) — Anthony Joshua, Decision VictoryClaudia Trejos (boxing reporter) — Anthony Joshua, Unanimous DecisionAdnan Virk (Host of Boxing and ChangeUp) — Anthony Joshua, TKO 10th Roundlast_img read more

Phil Nix is getting settled as new executive director at Wheat Capital Manor

first_imgPhil Nixby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Phil Nix is getting settled in as the new executive director at Wheat Capitol Manor, an independent living center with 90 residents at 400 South C Street in Wellington.Nix replaces Melissa Hamlin, who resigned in February of this year.The manor operates under the stipulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and follows federal guidelines through HUD. The authority board is designated by the city council to oversee the operation. Hamlin had been executive director for 10 years.The manor had some controversy late in 2014 and into 2015 with disagreements between Hamlin and the board, and several board members resigned at that time.Nix has been in the public housing business for 26 years, and he has worked in facilities that had issues most of the time.He said he has managed housing all over the country but did not want to say specifically where  he had worked in the past.He is a native of Illinois and has lived in the area for a couple of years.Nix said he prefers small towns to large towns, and is enjoying his time in Wellington so far. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, and is enjoying those endeavors here as well.Nix said the manor here is not unlike other business, there are good and bad aspects.“Everyone has issues,” he said.He said everywhere he has worked, he has tried to upgrade facilities, and he might try to do some of that here.. “Given his background we felt that Mr. Nix would be able to walk in the door and do the job. His knowledge of public housing and unique set of skills were exactly what we were looking for”. Stated Paula Mortimer chairperson for the Wellington Housing Authority board.Nix was serving as executive director of Jacksonville Housing Authority since Jan. 11, 2007. Mr. Nix has previously managed Housing Authorties in Kansas and Florida and has been in Federal assisted housing since 1989. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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. +12 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 224 weeks ago Welcome to Wellington and the Manor Mr.Nix. A lot of people are afraid of change but it’s often exactly what is needed. I’m choosing to embrace this change and look ahead to a new beginning. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Man Utd top PL turnover list with staggering £581m with Sheff Utd’s just £20m

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED remain top of the Premier League’s annual turnover list despite not winning the title since 2013.Figures reveal the Red Devils raked in a whopping £581million – the most in 2017-18 – with lowly Sheffield United sitting bottom of the list after pulling in just £20m.1The Blades, along with Wolves, Norwich and Aston Villa who make up the bottom four, can be excused their feeble numbers as they were not in the Premier League at the time.But the Deloitte list shows the Old Trafford giants top by some distance, nearly £80m ahead of bitter rivals City in second whose income for the period was £503m.Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham – in that order – make up the financial big six with revenues between £455m (Liverpool) and £379m (Spurs).MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsAnd then comes a significant drop.Everton, Newcastle, West Ham and Leicester make up the top ten but the Toffees at £189m in seventh pulled in nearly £200m less than Tottenham one spot above them.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himPremier League regulars Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Burnley, Bournemouth and Watford complete the contingent of teams who were in the league during the relevant period.With another drop again after 16th place Watford on £127m to Villa on just £69m – showing the financial power of England’s most prestigious league.In February, it was predicted Liverpool would knock United off their financial perch when figures for 2018-19 are released.Solskjaer asks Man Utd Wags to help train their other halves by whipping in crosses during coronavirus self-isolationlast_img read more

Let’s celebrate our womenfolk

first_imgDear Editor,Do we still need to devote an entire day to women? Haven’t we already achieved enough? Women don’t just vote – we are heads of government; we don’t just participate in the workforce – we are titans of industry. We are leading political movements and “having it all”. Globally, we’ve never had so many opportunities available to us.And yet, gender equality is still elusive. Despite all our strides as a global community, we are still woefully lagging behind on equal pay, equal representation in decision-making seats, and equal responsibility in the home. Women suffer disproportionately from intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and discriminatory labour practices. The majority of victims of human trafficking are women and girls. Women and girls make up 60 per cent of the global chronically hungry population. Seventy-five per cent of the world’s illiterate adults are women. And when unpaid work is counted alongside paid work, women, on average, work four more years than men during their lifetimes. At the same time, women are still more likely than men to live in poverty.International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past and present all around the world. It is also an opportunity to look to future achievements and hold ourselves and our communities accountable to pressing for even greater progress.Feminist foreign policyI want to address the taboo “F” word – feminism. Too many people equate feminism with advocating for female superiority. Gender equality means just that – equality. Equality of rights, equality of access, equal pay for work of equal value.I am proud that my Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, says he is a feminist. When media questioned why he insisted that 50 per cent of his Cabinet be comprised of women, he replied, “Because it is 2015”.Last week, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, unveiled Canada’s first gender conscious budget, entitled “Equality + Growth, A Strong Middle Class.” It has undergone the most thorough gender-based analysis yet to be seen in a public budget in Canada because Minister Morneau understands that gender equality is not just about fairness; it’s our best chance at a prosperous future.This is a future we envision for everyone. Last year, our Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched our Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). FIAP is a first for Canada, placing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at the heart of our development efforts – in Canada as well as globally. FIAP focuses on six interlinked areas: gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, human dignity, peace and security, inclusive governance, environment and climate action, and growth that works for everyone. It is rooted in the conviction that the best way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world is to empower women and girls.#PressforProgressThe IWD theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress in honour of the growing global movement of advocacy and activism for gender equality. This isn’t just for the benefit of women. Studies have shown that the full and equal participation of women and girls in all aspects of social, economic and political life, the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, and women’s economic empowerment are all critical to peaceful, democratic, and economically prosperous societies.This is why I commend the efforts of the Government of Guyana, local civil society organisations and other key enablers in pushing for the protection and advancement of gender equality in Guyana. I fully agree with His Excellency, President David Granger that we can, we must and we will achieve gender equality. Every time the First Lady’s Office organises a vocational workshop for young teenage mothers, Guyana takes another step towards greater equality. When Guyana launched the Sexual Offences Court, Guyanese took a landmark stance against violence against women. The Social Protection Ministry’s entrepreneurship and micro-financing schemes are a boon to women’s economic empowerment, increasing their access to and control over their own livelihood.Although it will not happen overnight, we must continue to push for better standards, better policies, greater recognition and greater respect for women. We must press forward toward greater progress.I invite you to join us on March 10 to celebrate our collective achievements. We are organising a concert featuring Canadian Guyanese artist, Faith Amour, and an exhibition of some of us here in Guyana pushing for gender equality, including Government agencies, NGOs, and international organisations.Join us on March 10, 2018 at 15:00h–18:00h to #PressforProgress in the Promenade Gardens to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018.Sincerely,Lilian ChatterjeeHigh Commissioner ofCanada to Guyanalast_img read more

If one wrote with an aim to edify, one must first educate oneself

first_imgDear Editor,How often as a child have I lustily bellowed “Born in the land of the mighty Roraima”; the song of Guyana’s Children before assembly, this being a staple of schooling in the ‘70s. I remark on this as I try to comprehend GHK Lall’s missive on the “possible” motives of the Government of Canada with regards to the travel advisory issued to Irfaan Ali prior to his proposed visit there for fundraising and information dissemination activities, I have come to realise that there is a marked difference in brain wiring of Guyanese born pre and post-Independence.It has become obvious that a ‘colonial’ mentality of looking for approval from ‘massa’ exists strongly in the psyche of those born in a time when our dear land was under the yoke of oppression. GHK and his contemporaries no doubt set great store by the honorific tea with the Queen of England, a seal of approval greatly sought and cherished thereafter. My sociology Professor Ken Danns often spoke of his irrational desire to be knighted and lamented and no longer being able to receive same because of our changed circumstance. Lall casts around for explanations of Canadian action framed by his limitations but oblivious to same. GHK Lall should stick to facts and seek same before venturing down the rabbit holes of his own warren.It is now obvious that the Granger cabal looked carefully at the possible future presidential candidates of the People’s Progressive Party and moved to have them disqualified from consideration by way of pending criminal charges. Both Anil Nandlall and Irfaan Ali were prime targets of SOCU, the agency of choice for political chicanery. Irfaan Ali was written to by the Canadian High Commissioner based on information in an article by a previously unknown online news outfit “Guyana Standard”, it also made mention of a hold on his application for a residence visa when no such application was made.Canada has a clear policy of deeming anyone with a criminal charge from entering the country, this was not a law made especially for Guyana’s Irfaan Ali as suggested by GHK Lall. A simple Google search, (which, I concede, may not be so simple for the aged) would have thrown up a plethora of results to guide in forming an opinion on whether this was a set policy or a sinister plot to interfere in Guyana’s internal affairs. I believe the Chairman of Guyana’s Gold Board owes the nation of Canada an apology; eagerly awaiting same.Editor, if I have transgressed and committed the offence of ‘ageism’ I beg forgiveness as I was taught that if one wrote with an aim to edify, one must first educate oneself. I take my leave as I began, by way of song “Onward, upward, may we ever go, day by day in strength and beauty grow, till at length we each of us will show, what Guyana’s sons and daughters can be”Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Liberia The Comic Mic

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) By Ivan Brooks, Sr.Flat divisive political jokesTold by heartless crooksFunny and very unrealisticJokes many considered sarcasticAll vague empty promisesMade to the gullible masses.Flat promissory jokesInstead of bank notesOur country is a comic,A disastrous scenicCasualty of indulgenceVoid of any substanceYet the crowd followsLaughing out their sorrowsAt their deceptive jokesDestined for the history books.Flat human rights jokesWhy isn’t it off the hookWhen power was usedAnd women were abused?You once laughed aloudWhen you shot in the crowdWhy no applauds now?Once upon a time we had to bowTo you like empty bags of woolyour jokes no more seem cool.Flat, funny electoral jokesDesigned to get needed votesBy few pseudo political crooksWith many degrees in big booksBroader part of a political cartelThat runs the nation like a brothelListen to the masses reactionsResults derived from your actionsLook how flat your jokes just fellHow many people, can you tell?Yet you proceed with your comic linesYour entourages and many concubinesSwimming in your Club Beer poolsExpecting the masses to laugh like foolsAll because they considered LiberiaAs a big open mic they use to lie.last_img read more

‘If you let Gerrard go, I will find you…’ Taken’s Liam Neeson delivers Liverpool warning!

first_imgTaken star Liam Neeson is back with the third and final instalment of the action thriller series… but he’s just as concerned with the potential snatching of Steven Gerrard from Liverpool.As a Liverpool fan, Neeson told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show that he believes the club should keep Gerrard.“Give him two years,” said Neeson, whose Taken character Bryan Mills is almost as all-action as Gerrard. “He’s a great player.”Listen to the Neeson verdict in the video above.last_img