THE Zeeburg Bomb Squad finished at the top of Zone B in the Amreith Rai Memorial T20 tournament, following a victory over Rising Stars A team in an encounter earlier this week at the Tuschen ground.Both teams were unbeaten and the match was expected to be a close one, but Bomb Squad set the charges early and ended up registering an easy eight-wicket victory.As Zeeburg, Rising Stars A have also qualified for the semi-finals of the 14-team competition.In their last preliminary game, Rising Stars won the toss and batted first, but their batsmen never settled and they struggled to put 80 runs on the board before they were bowled out in 18.2 overs.Medium pacer Ricardo Poloram led the attack for Zeeburg after snarling 3-9 from 3.4 overs, while off-spinner Yutesh Dhanpaul took 2-14 from four overs and pacer Reon Kingston 2-15 from his three.In reply, Zeeburg raced to 86-2 in 10 overs. Opener Balbinder Shivpersaud led the attack with four fours in a top score of 27, while R. Dookie added an unbeaten 18 (1×4, 1×6).Zeeburg registered five consecutive wins in the preliminary round of the competition. Prior to their latest clash, they won against Players Sports Club, Meten-Meer-Zorg, Windsor Forest and Sawpit.
Baye Moussa Keita hobbled across the Petersen Events Center court, a large black brace supporting his right knee.The Syracuse senior had sprained the knee three days earlier and would be unable to play in arguably the team’s biggest game of the season at the time, as it looked to extend a program-best 23-0 start.He arrived at the free-throw line on the opposite side of the court and rebounded for his teammates’ pregame shooting drills. Pittsburgh fans roared and hissed, shouting obscenities at every player. Insulting their appearance. Insulting their team. Even insulting their girlfriends.Yet above the two-foot hunk of metal wrapped around Keita’s knee was a smile just as noticeable. The center laughed and messed around with the team managers, and his constantly upbeat personality never faded.“I think I just pride myself on happiness,” Keita said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat unflappable joy epitomized Keita’s career at Syracuse. While he never averaged more than 3.7 points in any of his four seasons as a defense-savvy backup center, Keita affected the program with his everyday effort. So much so that head coach Jim Boeheim created the Baye Moussa Keita Award — the first player-named award in program history — and surprised him with it at the Hardwood Club Dinner on March 10. Unwarned, all Keita could say was that he was speechless.“He just gave me everything he’s got,” Boeheim said. “I think all players try to do that, but very few are actually able to give you everything they have.”For Keita, sometimes that was coming in to play garbage-time minutes while other rotation players rested. Other times, it was picking up extra minutes when sophomore DaJuan Coleman suffered a season-ending knee injury, or junior Rakeem Christmas dealt with foul trouble.But every time he stepped on to the court, he did so with composure — and oftentimes a smile.He made arguably his greatest on-court contributions in Syracuse’s 69-59 win over Boston College on Jan. 13. With Eagles guard Lonnie Jackson burning the Orange from beyond the arc, Boeheim moved up the wings in his 2-3 zone, all but leaving Keita alone in the middle for about the final 10 minutes of regulation.Syracuse outscored BC 23-8 down the stretch.“Everyone gravitates to the offensive impact player,” Boeheim said. “Very few people give credit to the defensive impact player. And Baye had a tremendous impact on not only what he did, but his physical ability allowed people around him to compete at a high level.”Before games, Keita was often seen skipping around with his orange Beats headphones on or hugging fans.Boeheim said Keita was always the first to introduce himself to visiting children at practice. He attends games for other sports throughout the year. And walking down the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center before a workout in late April, he stopped to say hello to SU Athletics officials as well as the janitor. A conversation with Assistant Director Academic Support Joe Fields shortly after Fields was hired in January 2011 helped Keita achieve comfort at Syracuse. Fields spoke with him about how to balance his time spent on athletics, academics and social life. Keita said the words resonated with him.“It wasn’t easy as a freshman, but as soon as I did that, it made me happier, stress free,” Keita said.Finding that balance has allowed him to almost completely avoid dejection. Only after losses is he upset, and a few hours removed from his phone and social media return him to his normal self.Keita’s younger brother Bounama Keita, who followed Baye from Senegal and is a freshman center at South Dakota, said that his brother’s personality and accomplishments helped carve a path for him.“Baye is not only a brother, but also he is a role model too, and it is because of him I started playing basketball,” Bounama Keita said.For Baye, helping others is the passion that will likely drive him farthest in life. Though he said he’s in the process of hiring an agent and plans to play overseas, he said his ultimate goal is to return to Senegal and give back to the community.Traveling through Africa for Basketball Without Borders, he saw children both hungry and homeless.But when he returns, with an expected degree in child and family studies, he’ll be in good position to change that. “My ideas keep changing around, but I know I want to open something,” Keita said. “Whether it’s an orphanage, a children’s center, an after school program, it’s going to be something not just for me, but something for the community to use.” Comments Published on May 8, 2014 at 1:30 am Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ Class of 2016 quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. committed to Syracuse Monday afternoon, he announced via Twitter. Published on October 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @ChrisLibonati The Zachary (Louisiana) High School quarterback is listed at 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, and is rated as a three-star recruit by Scout.com. 247Sports lists Scott as a dual-threat quarterback and he can run the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, per Scout. Scott ranks as the No. 68 quarterback in the country and had offers from Harvard, Louisiana-Monroe, Army and Air Force, per Scout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn five games this season, Scott has racked up 983 passing yards and 11 passing touchdowns and 663 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground, according to MaxPreps. SU head coach Scott Shafer called to offer Scott on Monday and he committed during the same phone call, per Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com.Scott is the 15th commit in SU’s Class of 2016 and the second quarterback recruit. Rex Culpepper, who tore his ACL this season, was the first quarterback commit. The Orange currently carries five quarterbacks on its roster, including Eric Dungey, Terrel Hunt, Zack Mahoney, Austin Wilson and AJ Long. Comments
Glengoole Utd V Peake Villa is the day’s other top flight fixture.Meanwhile, it’s a blank day in North Tipperary.All scheduled NT&DL fixtures are off because of the weather. The action in the 3rd Round tie – which has been moved from Cooke Park to Donohill – gets underway at 2 o’clock.In the 2nd Round of the competition it’s Cullen Lattin V Redmonstown; Vee Rovers V Cashel Town; and Two Mile Borris V Old Bridge.Clonmel Town have the chance to go top of South Tipperary’s Clonmel Credit Union Premier League – a win over Bansha Celtic will lift them ahead of St Michael’s.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- 62 of 80 private wells have been tested and analyzed around the CRTC Base. You can check out the current results of testing and more information of the results right here.The highest PFA’s topped off at 29.7 PPT (parts per trillion), well under the EPA Health Advisory of 70 PPT.The highest PFOA’s + PFOS came out to 5.71 PPT.75 of 80 wells have been test.Other helpful links to understanding PFA’s and PFOA’s can be found below…https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/drinking-water-health-advisories-pfoa-and-pfoshttp://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-45414_45929_45942-449778–,00.html AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local man gets grant to start free youth ski groupNext Polar Plunge Registration Open for Alpena
Black Stars striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom scored his eleventh goal in the Serie B on Tuesday to boost his chances of getting the golden boot in the second tier of Italian football.Boakye-Yiadom put up a fine display at the Stadio Citta de Tricolore in Regggia Emilia, and scored in the 28th minute with a sublime finish after Sassuolo had dominated possession right from the blast of the whistle.The home-side came strongly into the game in the second half but Simoni Misiroli made victory certain for the Seria B leaders with the second goal in the 63rd minute.Midfielder Yussif Raman Chibsah also played full 90 minutes and was impressive at the heart of midfield with Tomasso Bianchi.Juventus will be watching the progressing Boakye Yiadom, who they have loaned back to Sassuolo – where he came from – as he has now got 11 goals despite being injured for a short time.
Joshua Clottey is eager to return to Accra in time after his fight with Mundine to watch the much anticipated April 18th bout between Brimah Kamoko alias Bukom Banku and Ayittey Powers.The Hitter has tipped Bukom Banku to defeat Ayittey Powers if the undefeated boxer resorts to serious training.“If Bukom Banku really trains for this fight, I believe and I am sure that he is going to win this fight because I know he (Bukom Banku) is the stronger of the two. But, Ayittey Powers, who are talking about now must not be underrated by Bukom Banku. He must train well and I am sure he will win,” Clottey added.Clottey, who secured wins over Dashon Johnson and Calvin Greene in his last two bouts, will be seeking his 38th career victory and his third successive triumph over Mundine since his memorable loss to Manny Pacquaio.
DES MOINES — State officials say outbreaks of COVID-19 in long term care facilities have caused more than 40% of the deaths in Iowa that are linked to the virus.Public health officials confirmed an outbreak at a nursing home in Cedar Rapids last week, but declined to name other facilities.The latest report from the state indicates 91 people were hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 on Saturday night and the deaths of 22 Iowans are linked to the virus.On Friday, Governor Kim Reynolds tweeted the message to “Stay Home As Much As Possible” to stop the spread of the disease.“One of the things that I have asked Iowans since the start is to remain calm and to be informed,” Reynolds said during a news conference Friday afternoon. “The term shelter-in-place does not mean that any state’s orders are different from or stronger than what we are doing in Iowa. What matters is the substance of the order, not its name.”More than 10% of all the 868 positive cases identified in Iowa by Sunday are among staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
Wolmer’s and Mona Preparatory schools captured the boys’ and girls’ titles, respectively, in the preparatory and primary section of the 18th annual Mayberry Investments Schools Swimming Championships held at the National Aquatic Centre last Saturday.Wolmer’s Boys amassed 232.50 points to finish ahead of Sts Peter and Paul Prep – 148. Third went to Mona, 138, while St Hugh’s Prep, 121, and Stella Maris, 118, rounded out the top five.In the girls’ section, Mona Prep scored 151 points and they were followed by Stella Maris, 133, Sts Peter and Paul, 130, Wolmer’s, 116 and St Hugh’s 109.A whopping 38 individual records were broken on Saturday, including what could be considered a standout performance from 10-year-old Zaneta Alvaranga of St Hugh’s Prep.She smashed a record per event, copping four individual records. She won the 50m backstroke girls 9-10 in 35:19 seconds; the 50m freestyle in 29:23; the girls 12 and under 100m freestyle in 1:07.08; and the 50m butterfly for girls 9-10 in 31.97.She also anchored her school to a new 200m freestyle relay record of 2 minutes 33:71 seconds for girls 9-10.Alvaranga picked up the high point trophy for the girls 9-10 age group with 36 points.Other high-point trophy winners were Stella Maris’ Jonathan Haynes and Nia-Kai Campbell of Mount Alvernia in the six and under age group; Kajaun Haughton of Wolmer’s Prep and Christanya Shirley, also of Wolmer’s Prep, in the 7-8 age group; Sts Peter and Paul’s Joshua Alleyne and Paig’e Lewis in the 11-12 age group.The three-day Tornadoes Swim meet will take place at the same venue, starting on Friday.
Dear Editor,Our Honourable Prime Minister, writing in his weekly column in the state-owned newspaper on Sunday, 26th August, made the Government’s case for the establishment of a homestead for Venezuelan refugees on humanitarian grounds.Editor, the PM makes and defeats many straw men in his column, which leaves those of us who really care about our country to ask the obvious questions: Can we help people seeking to escape a failed welfare state by creating a welfare homestead for them? Can we afford to provide welfare for foreigners, seeing how little we make available to our own citizens in need? Who owns the land in Region 1 identified for ‘purchase’? How much money has been allocated to this ad hoc humanitarian project? What are the national security implications of a Venezuelan homestead in Essequibo?Editor, the PM tells many tales to illustrate that Guyanese have at times claimed, and been granted, refugee status in foreign countries during the time of PNC rule. This is true, but at no time were Guyanese ever granted a homestead in any country; Guyanese emigrated and worked in every imaginable field of endeavour. Should the Government of Guyana wish to ease requirements for work permits for Venezuelans, they would have my support, but not welfare while teachers, nurses and law enforcement remain grossly underpaid.The biggest surprise of this ‘Homestead Initiative’ is the naivety of a Government led by a former Brigadier of the Guyana Defence Force to think that a Venezuelan Homestead in Essequibo (territory claimed by Venezuela) does not pose a grave threat to our territorial integrity.What happens when (not if) a Venezuelan citizen claims mistreatment? When they refuse repatriation and seek legal representation? What happens when the hope of welfare leads to an overwhelming flood of immigrants crossing the border? What happens when one million people pour into the country?Will our meagre law enforcement resources be enough to handle them? Will our GDF ranks load themselves into their 30 new Chinese buses and race to reinforce the border crossing?The PM and the APNU + AFC Administration would be better off with serious discussion and consideration of the very real scenarios as posited above, instead of the inane public relations missives such as the PM’s My Turn.We cannot hold out false hope for people; Guyana cannot afford this folly, it can only end badly for us. We must accept that our capabilities do not match all the good intentions we have towards our neighbours, and as Peter Tosh sang, “Sorry fi Maga Dog, Him turn around, bite you”.RespectfullyRobin Singh