Lady Trojans Get The ‘Hat Trick’ Against The Lady Bulldogs

first_imgEC Volleyball faced Batesville at home tonight. All three levels came out on top. Varsity won with the scores of 25-14, 25-13, 25-15.EC Varsity VB vs Batesville (9-14)Batesville vs. EC Varsity VB (9-14)‘It was a great team win. We’ve been focused on minimizing unforced errors and we did that really well tonight. Everyone played very well, but even more impressive, they all played as a team. That’s the most important thing we can pull out of this game.  We continue to grow and learn as a team. This team is capable of things most teams dream of doing if they all stay on the same page. Tonight was our first step in that direction and I truly believe they will continue in that direction.’  Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 10-6 (7-1 in EIAC play). Next up is Ben Davis Invite on Saturday (varsity only).The JV won in two 25 – 23 and 25 – 20 and are now 12-0 for the season.Batesville vs. EC JV VB (9-14)Players did step up for jump serves, as Olivia Langefeld lead with 12 points.‘Our second game of the match showed improvement from the first, however we brought very little intensity to the match. We still need to focus on the intensity and communication of the game.’  Trojans Coach Bernice Rosemeyer.EC Freshman also won 25-24, 25-23.Batesville vs. EC Freshman VB (9-14)Batesville will travel to South Ripley for a rematch on Thursday (9-17) with a 6:00pm JV start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Pochettino: I’m happy at Saints

first_img Southampton were three points clear of the relegation zone when the former Espanyol boss took control and now lie ninth in the Premier League, just five points off reigning champions Manchester United. That improvement in fortunes led to interest from Tottenham when they disposed of Andre Villas-Boas and reports this week suggest he is on Real Madrid’s radar should Carlo Ancelotti leave. “You all know I am not one to speak about rumours, speak about unrealistic things, intangible things so I really have no comment on that,” Pochettino said. “I also don’t like to talk about the future – I am not one to talk about the long-term future. “Real Madrid are an amazing club, a great club and you never know what could happen in football, but at the moment I am really happy at Southampton and that is my present right now. Nothing else.” Pochettino’s deal at Southampton runs until the end of next season and plans to assess his position this summer. The Saints boss confirmed he has not spoken to non-executive chairman Katharina Liebherr since she first replaced Nicola Cortese and was keen to avoid talk about penning a new deal. “I understand that the club is going through some changes at the moment,” Pochettino said. The former Argentina international arrived at St Mary’s 13 months ago a relative unknown in this country and facing an uphill battle to win over hearts and minds after the manner in which he replaced Nigel Adkins. However, Pochettino’s high-pressing style and focus on home-grown talent soon won over the doubters, with his stock rising in tandem with Saints’ own fortunes. Press Association “The club needs some time to reorganise. It is a time of reorganisation at the club. Everyone needs time to adapt to their new roles. “I also want to say I have until the end of this season and the next, so I still have some time left.” Speculation will continue about Pochettino’s future for the foreseeable future, but at least he will not be pestered about Dani Osvaldo anymore. The Italy international’s ill-fated five-month stay ended on transfer deadline day, with the club-record signing joining Juventus on loan with a view to a permanent move after an altercation with team-mate Jose Fonte in training. “I am very happy with that situation and how it panned out in the end,” Pochettino said. “I thought it was a win-win situation for all the parties involved. “I am very happy with the squad that we have and I am looking forward to our next game against Stoke. That is my main focus at the moment.” Pochettino expects to be able to call on Victor Wanyama against Stoke after overcoming a knock sustained in the 3-0 win at Fulham, although Calum Chambers will be assessed after getting a dead leg in the same match. Teenage striker Sam Gallagher will not be available, though, having been excused from training following the death of his father, Richard, after a short illness. “I want to take this time to send my heartfelt condolences to him and his family from the entire Southampton family, from the players and the staff,” Pochettino said. “It is a very tough moment indeed and we will give him our full support in this really tough moment. “Sam is going to be with his family until Monday. They need him to be present, they need to be untied and together. “He will come back on Monday but this is a time he needs to be with his family.” Mauricio Pochettino insists he is happy at Southampton amid links to Real Madrid, although stopped short of committing his long-term future to the club.last_img read more

Frozen Dome Classic fills Carrier Dome to far corners in rare spectacle

first_imgSpectators sat as far away as sections 321 and 335 in the upper deck of the Carrier Dome to be a part of the U.S. indoor professional hockey record crowd of 30,715 on Saturday night.They got a view that seemed closer to watching a game on a building outside Wrigley Field than inside the Crunch’s usual confines of the Onondaga War Memorial. They were also part of a three-pack of hockey that came with a charity game, Utica College against Oswego State and the main Crunch-Comets event.Tyler Tichener, a 21-year-old senior at Oswego State sitting in the upper reaches of 321, received tickets for the game from his parents and said he didn’t have designs on sticking around after his school played Utica College in the afternoon.“We thought it would be a fun game, but we also thought we’d be able to see most of it,” he said. “I wouldn’t even mind even being at the railing up here, but it’s just so far and so high.”“If we had decent tickets we’d probably be here from the first game to the third game,” he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Oswego State-Utica game did set a Division III attendance record, though, with 7,047 in attendance.Across the football field, Rachael Kellogg, 29, said she was sticking around through the Crunch–Comets main event, but she and six others had no choice but to take the tickets furthest away from the ice.“We just got tickets today,” she said, sitting with her son. “This was the best we had for the price we were willing to pay anyway. We had been talking about it for a while and at the spur of the moment decided to come.”Tickets in the upper deck started at $15 on Ticketmaster, while the most expensive were $61 after fees.Mike Angelidis, who has attended Syracuse basketball games at the Dome before, said he was amazed by people sitting in the far end with a better view of Hall of Fame exhibits set up in the extra space than the ice, which sat where the Syracuse basketball court normally is.“That’s true loyalty to the team and how much buzz they made about both this game,” he said.Crunch owner Howard Dolgon reasserted that he has no plans to play another hockey game at the Dome again. He called it “one and done” and said the crowd wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.“If someone had done this before us, we would not have done it,” he said. “There was a uniqueness to the event and I think when it is unique it does have a cache and an appeal.”Immediately after the game, workers took to the ice with sledgehammers to break apart days-old creation to prepare the area for the schedule Syracuse men’s basketball team practice on Monday. It could be the first and last time such a transformation occurs.Said Dolgon: “I don’t want to say we took advantage of it, but we leveraged that.” Comments Published on November 23, 2014 at 7:36 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Humanist Chaplain guides non-religious USC students

first_imgJustin Chapman | Daily TrojanA secular affair · Bart Campolo, whose father was Bill Clinton’s spiritual adviser, serves as chaplain and adviser of the Secular Student Fellowship.The USC campus boasts more than 80 religious organizations for students, with chaplains to supervise nearly all of them, but only one caters to the ever-growing community of nonbelievers.The Secular Student Fellowship of USC, which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday in room 203B at the University Religious Center, is a “friendly, diverse community of undergraduates and graduate students engaged in an ongoing conversation about how to apply reason and science to live better lives and build better societies,” according to its page on the Office of Religious Life’s website. The group’s adviser is Bart Campolo, USC’s first Humanist Chaplain, a volunteer position he created two years ago.In his role as Humanist Chaplain, Campolo counsels students who don’t believe in God. He is on campus most days of the week, in his office at URC 203A. On any given day he interacts with about three or four students.“I’m like the rabbi/priest/minister/imam to all the students who don’t believe in God,” Campolo said. “If someone’s dad gets diagnosed with cancer and they’re trying to make sense of it, or someone’s having a hard time making friends on campus, or a senior doesn’t know what they’re going to do after they graduate, they come talk to me.”Campolo, 53, is the son of famous evangelical preacher Tony Campolo, who served as former President Bill Clinton’s spiritual adviser. Bart Campolo himself spent many years as a public and influential evangelical Christian leader, but began having doubts about his own faith. After suffering a concussion from a bike accident, he decided at age 51 that he no longer believed in God. He has since devoted himself to secular humanism, which he defines as “creating a community where people pursue love and goodness collectively on the basis of reason.”“My position is supervised by the dean of religious life because he wants me here,” Campolo said. “The dean understands that I’m trying to help students answer some of life’s ultimate questions using science and reason instead of supernaturalism, but that I’m still a religious leader. I’m still pursuing: ‘Where do we come from? What happens when we die? What’s the basis of good and evil? What makes something right or wrong? How do you make the most of this life? How do you deal with your finitude in the midst of a huge universe?’”A recent Pew Research Center study found that more Americans than ever are increasingly becoming less religious, especially millennials. While no data currently exists for how many people on campus are religious versus nonreligious according to the Office of Religious Life, Campolo said his anecdotal experience tells him that about half of the students he talks to around campus don’t identify with a religion or don’t believe in God.“How many people here believe in a magical god who actually intervenes in the lives of human beings? I’m going to guess about 40 to 50 percent,” Campolo said. “USC tends to skew more towards the religious, and yet, the faculty is a whole other story. Very few professors are people of faith, and yet very many of them are professors because they want to contribute to the advancement of life.”Campolo said that his goal on campus is not to criticize religions or religious people, but rather to create a positive community for those who don’t happen to believe in God.“A lot of atheist groups I researched had very negative agendas,” said Campolo. “They were like, ‘Let’s talk about another reason it’s stupid to believe in God,’ or ‘Let’s really focus on the separation of church and state because I’m sick of ‘In God we trust’ on the currency.’ You can’t build a movement around all this negative stuff. Ridiculing religion only gets people to double down. Maybe it’d be better if we go build a community where people could pursue love and goodness in a rational way and don’t have to believe in anything.”Now in his third year as Humanist Chaplain, Campolo has found that many students are discovering and valuing his services.“USC is a big, busy place,” Campolo said. “A lot of people don’t feel like they have a lot of friends on campus. They don’t feel connected. They don’t feel like anybody really cares.”That’s why Campolo and his wife started hosting dinners for the secular community on campus in the URC dining room every other Sunday, a tradition that continues this semester.“Since ‘non-religious’ is the fastest growing demographic in the United States, we think it’s important that a community like this exists to bring us together to pursue goodness without a god, which for many people is a novel concept,” said Katie Bolton, a junior majoring in environmental studies and NGOs and social change who serves as one of the leaders of the Secular Student Fellowship. “Bart is a true pioneer of this movement; he is able to inspire people like few others. I hope that more people will have the chance to know him like I do, because he has something to offer everyone. He just beams goodness to all who cross his path.”Fellow SSF leader Joseph Krieger, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, said having a Humanist Chaplain and a secular student organization on campus is “a huge comfort.”“There are so many people on campus who don’t believe in a god, but want to have conversations about how to make the world a better place, either through improving interpersonal relationships or supporting causes that we believe in,” Krieger said. “Bart’s intuition, foresight and understanding of how people think make him a master of relationships.”Campolo is also working with Irshad Manji, a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, to create a chapter of her Moral Courage Project on campus.Filmmaker John Wright is currently wrapping up a documentary about Campolo’s relationship with his father Tony following the revelation that he was no longer a Christian. The film, With Whom I Am Well Pleased, is expected to be released by the end of the year. The two Campolos are also working on a book together based on the same idea, due out early next year.“All these religions have endured for thousands of years, not because their narratives make any sense at all, because they don’t, but because they get together every week, they have cool rituals, they sing really well and they take care of each other,” Campolo said. “They endure despite their crazy narratives, not because of them. Secular humanists have a much better narrative, and every fact that gets discovered affirms that narrative. But we’ve got to build a better community.”last_img read more

Female Development World Organization Presents: Protect the Children Charity Gala

first_imgMiami, FL – On the evening of January 18, 2020 the Female Development World Organization (FDWO) will host its annual Protect the Children Charity Gala in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The expectation for this event is to continue to generate awareness and bring ambassadors together to show support of the organization’s mission to protect our children and to benefit the progression of the FDWO through fundraising efforts. Some of the event highlights include Mr. Rodney Harris – Vice Mayor, City of Miami Gardens as the designated keynote speaker. Also, various award recipients such as: Oliver Mair, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami; Shannan Ighodaro, Author& CEO Oracle Public Relations, Joseph Madalon, Madalon Law Firm, Major Timothy Belcher, City of North Miami Police Department and Karina Gonzalez – March, Attorney at Law Florida Healthcare Law Firm. The program will also feature a special guest appearance by the youth models of “Jay Fits” who will showcase a fashion show entitled “Protecting the Children, Showing Love through Accessories & Fits”.The FDWO was established in 2013, by current Miami Gardens mayoral candidate, Ms. Lavern Deer. The FDWO has positively impacted victims and survivors of human trafficking and abuse in both the U.S. and Jamaica. The organization’s mission is to make a difference in the minds ofadults and youth alike, which are all affected by this global crisis. In addition, Ms. Deer has strategically implemented a “Pathway to Change” within the FDWO which includes programs designed to help survivors to recondition their mind, body and soul. Such programs include: Community Outreach, Health Services, Innovative Education Programs, Athletic Programs, International Foundation Relationship Program (IFRP), Helping to Make a Difference Partnership Program (HMDPP) and a Mentorship Program. Through this initiative local municipalities such as the city of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Margate, Miami Gardens, Tamarac and North Miami Beach have supported FDWO by hosting town halls and symposiums in an effort to build awareness for residences and city officials. The FDWO founder Ms. Deer shares, “It was my calling to start this organization; it was an opportunity to implement a plan of action for my community youth in effort to decrease and bring awareness to the crisis of human trafficking and abuse.”The FDWO has taken its mission a step further by working with Florida Legislators to propose language for the Human Trafficking Education in Schools Bill. The pending bill encourages an Act of Congress relating to comprehensive health education in public middle and high schools. The course will include information such as teen dating violence and abuse related to unhealthy relationships, mental and emotional health, internet safety, the benefits of sexual abstinence, prevention and control of diseases, substance abuse, etc. As a supporter of the bill, Senator Perry Thurston shares, “its imperative that we educate our children on the topic of human trafficking and abuse. This has become a major crisis not only locally but all over the world. In 2016, Official of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability reported 2,013 cases of child sexual exploitation, 96% of the victims were females. [Over the past year] this number has increased drastically; we have to take extra precaution to protect our community youth, that’s the priority of this bill”. Currently, the bill is successfully moving through the Senate. The FDWO hopes the bill will make its way through the house in the near future.Event and Organization Logistics:To purchase tickets to FDWO’s Protect the Children Charity Gala please visit:www.tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/FDWOTicket pricing: $100 Per PersonFor more information on the event or to make a donation to FDWO visit:www.FDWO.orgContact Lavern Deer at (754) 715- 3206last_img read more

Hockey:Trustees stretch lead in hockey league

first_imgHockey League leaders, Trustees of SSNIT, recovered twice to beat second Golden Sticks of the Ghana Commercial Bank, 3-2 to open a five-point gap at the top last Saturday.It was a drama-filled match at the ongoing Dwadifo Adanfo Greater Accra Hockey League at the National Hockey Stadium.Former Africa Best Youth Player, Jonny Botsio, scored a classic winner on the stroke of full time but two players, Prince Morrison of Golden Sticks and Emmanuel Obeng of Trustees, had to be rushed to hospital after a reckless clash.The rumour was rife even before push-off, where key players of Trustees were reported sick, which nearly caused the cancellation of the match. SWAG Player of the Year, Salya Insalbini, number one goalkeeper, Eugene Acheampong, and defender, Samuel Afari all sat out of the match due to sudden illness but their absence ironically gingered the boys to stretch their lead.Playmaker Joseph Appiah lived up to the hype to open the score for Golden Sticks on seven minutes but it was cancelled two minutes later by Mathew Damalie setting the stage for a crack game.Appiah was on hand again on the 18th minute from a similar field’s goal but their joy was blown off on the 48th and 70th minutes when substitute Frederick Darko and lead striker, Botsio, scored to deflate Golden Sticks. The win takes Trustees to 15 points ahead of Golden Sticks who have 10 points, and Police, seven.The Police versus Exchequers match was called off due to the passing out of some new recruits in Kumasi.Isaac Moses, Ebenezer Frimpong and Kenneth Nyame all scored to give the Ghana Revenue Authority (CEPS) men’s team a gleeful 3-0 win over Reformers of the Prisons Service while Real Ambassadors thrashed Tema Youth 4-0.last_img read more

More Downtown Parking Proposed For Sea Bright Residents

first_imgBy Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – The number of residents-only downtown parking spaces will be expanded under legislation introduced by unanimous vote by the Borough Council at a special meeting Monday night.A public hearing on the ordinance will be held at the council’s June 16 workshop meeting.The designated streets – Beach Street, Center Street, Church Street, East Church Street, East New Street, New Street, Peninsula Avenue and River Street – previously had parking for residents only on one side of the street; now the restriction will be on both sides.Police Chief John Sorrentino said Tuesday that there was a need for more parking spaces for residents because of the new paid metered parking system the borough established in its parking lots, where some residents used to park. There are around 600 parking spaces in the metered lots, which cost $1 an hour to park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.Parking passes must be obtained from the police department for resident parking, Sorrentino said.He said two passes are available for each household, except for residents who live on Ocean Avenue, who can get a pass for the metered lots for one person per household.Before the meeting, Chris Wood, owner of Woody’s restaurant on Ocean Avenue and Church Street, complained to the council members about the paid parking being extended to 9 p.m.He said the late hours of paid parking was going “to drive people out of town” and affect the businesses. “It’s driving business away already,” Wood said.He said he saw a car with several people in it pull up to the parking spaces in front of his restaurant and then pull out when the occupants saw the numbers on the spaces, indicating it was a metered space.“The three summer months are basically our Black Friday,” Wood said, and the late hours for the metered parking were cutting that business down.Wood said the paid parking was supposed to end at 6 p.m. “It’s got to go back to 6,” he said.After the town’s business association dropped plans to file a lawsuit to block the metered parking system, the time went from 6 to 9 p.m., Wood said.According to Wood, a meeting was held last month concerning the metered parking regulations and he was not informed about it.Wood said that several other restaurants in the town had their own parking lots so were not concerned about the late parking charges.last_img read more

CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMARIO GUTIERREZ, LISTING, WINNER:  “I think being on the outside today helped him a lot, he was more comfortable, you know no pressure last time he did a little step before crossing the wire so I think that caused him that extra bow but today it was good.”“That was the plan from the beginning. I think he might have got the nose in the wire and today on the outside with no pressure, I think it helped him a lot.“Everywhere I’ve been I get people like Paul Reddam so through ups and downs I know people like him will have my back 100 percent, which gives me a lot of confidence.“Oh it’s always great. For me and for Paul it’s great. I think I’ve been extremely lucky.”TRAINER QUOTES BEN CECIL, LISTING, WINNER: “It was a bit closer than I hoped, but he may have gotten a little tired. I didn’t give Mario any instructions. He knows the horse. He had a good effort last time down the hill and we had given him a little break prior to that, which he probably needed. Maybe now he’ll improve even a bit more.”Asked how many horses he trains for Paul Reddam: “I’m pretty much all Paul. I have about 10 for him and he’s kept me alive. He’s been a good owner.”NOTES: The winning owner is Reddam Racing LLC.last_img read more

Ajax is also loaded to Huntelaar

first_imgKlaas Jan Huntelaar, if nothing changes, will stop being an Ajax player in Amsterdam on June 30. The Dutch capital club had to make the decision before April 1 on their contract and they have decided that the striker will not be able to exercise the clause that allowed him to renew automatically as announced by Voetbal International.The striker returned to Ajax in 2017 and this season has the team’s best scoring average with one goal every 93 minutes in the Dutch league. The one from Voor-Drempt has achieved 9 goals in the Eredivisie and one in the classification for the Champions League, where he has not played any matches. Nor in the Europa League. Voetbal International adds that, although Ajax has now made this decision, the club and the player are still in talks Because what they did not want from the ajacied leadership was that it automatically renew with the same conditions to try to negotiate a new contract.“For me there are three options, which are either to stop, or to continue at Ajax, or at another club,” Klaas himself said before learning about Ajax’s decision, publicly evaluating the withdrawal although, according to the Dutch press, Herenveen and Atlanta United They would be interested in him coming free from June and continuing his career. At Ajax, his renovation looks difficult since Ten Hag would have more options for the front as Lassina Traoré, 19 years old and newcomer from the subsidiary, who already has thirteen games in the first team and four goals.last_img read more

President still in Cuba for radiology

first_imgGuyana’s Head of State David GrangerPresident David Granger is still in Cuba for radiology as part of the second phase of his treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, the Head of State’s medical treatment in Cuba has been successful thus far.The Ministry of the Presidency on Saturday said that although the President has been in Cuba since April 2 for medical evaluation, he has still been pursuing avenues that will benefit the Guyanese populace.“Last Friday, he visited the Escuela Taller de la Habana in Old Havana and met the administrative staff and two groups of trainees in a classroom situation. The Taller Escuela was established in 1992 and is part of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana. It trains young people in a variety of skills such as masonry, plumbing and carpentry, among others, and helps them to achieve upward mobility in the system.”According to the statement from the Ministry, the President has expressed a strong interest in vocational and skills training and wanted to know and learn more about the Cuban approach to the training of Cuban youths who are not in the formal education system.Additionally, in reviewing the Guyana-Cuba collaboration in the health sector, President Granger expressed a deep concern with the high incidence of cancer, heart disease and diabetes in Guyana and is lobbying for stronger ties between Guyana and the Cuban medical institutions that specialise in those ailments.The statement came mere days after the Opposition and several sections of the society questioned the whereabouts of the President.The first phase of President Granger’s medical treatment in Cuba was successfully completed earlier this year.However, he commenced radiotherapy this month.The President’s chemotherapy commenced in November 2018 after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer which envelopes the lymphatic system. On October 30, 2018, the President and First Lady Sandra Granger travelled to Cuba for him to undergo medical tests after he had complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with cancer. The President has since reduced his number of public engagements.According to WebMD, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that starts in your body’s lymph system. Lymphoma occurs when the lymph node cells or the lymphocytes begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing cancerous cells that have the abnormal capacity to invade other tissues throughout the body.The website also states that radiation therapy treats cancer by using high-energy waves to kill tumour cells. The goal is to destroy or damage the cancer without hurting too many healthy cells. Early side effects, it states, are nausea and fatigue. Late side effects, such as lung or heart problems, may take years to show up and are often permanent when they do.The most common early side effects are fatigue and skin problems and persons may also experience hair loss and nausea.last_img read more