Skeete, McKoy set records as Linden climb to 100-point lead

first_img… Sprint doubles for Caesar, Williams, distance doubles for Lynch, UrquhartIN a record-breaking performance, Linden’s Deshanna Skeete put paid to (District 11) Kenisha Phillips’ hopes of taking the sprint double of the Girls’ Under-16 category, while notDistrict 10’s Deshanna Skeete wins the Girls’ U-16 200m as District 11’s Kenisha Phillips struggles to catch up.District 10’s Deshanna Skeete wins the Girls’ U-16 200m as District 11’s Kenisha Phillips struggles to catch up.even a record-breaking performance by Claudrice McKoy in the Girls’ Under-18 1500m could have helped North Georgetown (District 11) salvage their position in the athletics competition, where Upper Demerara/Kwakwani just continued to strengthen their lead.As action in the National Schools Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships continued yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Linden’s Compton Caesar, and Daniel Williams were not to be curtailed in their run-up to sprint doubles, as they helped lodge major points for District 10, as the team amassed a 100-point lead ahead of their nearest contender.District 10’s Compton Caesar took the sprint double after he copped the Boys’ U-20 200m win. District 10’s Compton Caesar took the sprint double after he copped the Boys’ U-20 200m win.At the day’s end with the completion of 103 finals, District 10 totalled 461.5 points, an exact 100 points ahead of West Demerara (District 3), who continued to hold on to second place as the penultimate day of competition in the Championships concluded.Howeve,r District 3 are not entirely safe in their second place, given that West Coast Berbice (District 5) are not too far behind with 345 points.Less than 20 points from third spot lie Corentyne (District 6) with 329.5 points, and anotherDistrict 10’s Daniel Williams cruises to the Boys’ U-18 200m win, to take a sprint double.District 10’s Daniel Williams cruises to the Boys’ U-18 200m win, to take a sprint double.few points down are East Coast Demerara (District 4), who moved up a spot after being sixth at the end of Wednesday’s results.Now holding on to sixth are North West (District 1) with 309 points, just under the 300-point mark are North Georgetown (District 11) with 299.5 points.Also in the top ten are Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon (District 2) with 255.5 points, barely edging out New Amsterdam (District 15), who have 254 points, while East Georgetown (District 12), with 253.5 points, round out the top-ten teams.Phillips’ inability to surpass Skeete, even after being the one to watch, was reminiscent of District 11’s strain to get past District 10 since the beginning of the athletics competition.Phillips, who later said that she started to pull up on the final straight, bowed out in the 200m clocking 25.4 seconds, equalling the time of the record that she set last year.However, that performance was not enough for her to overcome Skeete, who crossed the finish line in 25.3 seconds, to set the new record and avenge her loss to Phillips in the 100m on Wednesday.District 13 picked up third place as Tiffauna Garnett crawled in at 26.3 seconds after the race started.McKoy closed off the distance double in the Girls’ Under-18 where she nicely paired the 800m win on Wednesday with the 1500m win yesterday – all the more celebrated because it was done in a record-breaking 5:06.8s time. McKoy shaved three seconds off the 5:09.3s record that Doretta Wlison set back in 2010.District 11’s Samuel Lynch and Maria Urquhart also cleared distance doubles, winning the 1500m of Boys’ Under-18 and Girls’ Under-20 categories respectively. Lynch clocked 4:30.00s for his win, while Urquhart took victory with a time of 5:23.40s.The 200m races really had the small crowd of spectators animated, as Caesar and Williams did not disappoint. They charged to wins in their respective categories.Equalling the 22.1 seconds record set by Kevin Abbensetts in 2013, Caesar took another relaxed win as he cruised to the finish line ahead of District 12’s Linton Mentis (22.7s) and District 15’s Stayon Wilson (23.0s)The distaff side of this event went to District 5’s Denita Jackson with a time of 26.7 seconds, surpassing the 27.3 seconds clocked by District 4’s Kimberly Hassanah, who seized the second place from District 11’s Ruth Sanmoogan who clocked 27.4 seconds.In the Boys’ Under-18 Williams also found little challenge and took an easy win in a time of 22.7 seconds, District 4’s Brian Roman struggled his way to a 23.5 seconds finish for second place, wrestling against District 13’s Umkosi Vancooten (23.7s).last_img read more

Man Utd run riot at the Cottage

first_imgFulham 0 Manchester United 5A week on from their shocking Europa League exit at Craven Cottage, Fulham were subjected to a humiliating home defeat by the champions.While the continued omission of striker Bobby Zamora – again a substitute – continues to make headlines, it was their problems at the other end of the pitch that were ruthlessly exposed by a Manchester United side that led 3-0 at half-time.AdChoices广告Danny Welbeck slotted home the opener after being set up by Nani, who headed in the second from Ryan Giggs’ cross.Giggs got on the scoresheet himself with a deflected 15-yard shot shortly before the interval, and Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov completed the rout. Riise went close with a free-kickRooney smashed one in off the post from 30 yards, and Berbatov rounded of a stunning win for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men with a cheeky finish following good link-up play between Nani and Antonio Valencia.United, who took only 53 seconds to go ahead at QPR at the weekend, were in front after six minutes this time.And just as they did during Sunday’s visit to west London, they ruthlessly punished some slopping defending from the home team.Nani was allowed to run fully 50 yards down the left flank and pick out an unmarked Welbeck, who netted from six yards out.Fulham switched off again for the second goal, which arrived when Giggs combined with Valencia at a short corner and crossed for Nani to nod into the far corner.The defensive lapse for the third goal was as bad.Nani was again allowed time and space, this time to coast into the box and square the ball to Giggs, whose shot looped over keeper David Stockdale after hitting Whites defender Philippe Senderos.Fulham improved after the break and Clint Dempsey had a header saved by stand-in United keeper Anders Lindegaard, before Moussa Dembele shot wide and John Arne Riise went close with a free-kick.But they continued to struggle at the back and after Rooney’s long-range strike made it four, United rubbed salt into their wounds with a well worked fifth.Valencia exchanged passes with Nani and in trying to tee up Berbatov played the ball slightly behind the Bulgarian, who reacted by back-heeling past Stockdale and into the corner.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: No. 19 Wisconsin get back on track with win over Penn State

first_imgThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (20-9, 12-6 Big Ten) defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions (12-17, 5-13) at the Kohl Center Saturday afternoon 61–57. The Badgers — who have consistently found themselves in close games of late — managed to secure their ninth win in their last 12 games.The story of the game was the play of Wisconsin’s bench, which was led by Brevin Pritzl. The junior posted 17 points off the bench and went 5-for-5 from the field, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc.“I was just feeding off of everyone else,” Pritzl said. “I kind of just snuck around, and got the open shots.”Men’s basketball: As Badgers wrap up season, Ethan Happ’s free throw woes could end up costing themOne of the fundamentals of winning college basketball games is good free-throw shooting. As games come to an end, regardless Read…Wisconsin struggled on the offensive end for much of the first half, going 9-for-25 as a team before making their last three shots. Ethan Happ missed his first six shots in the game before finally getting a basket to fall with just under six minutes remaining. Brad Davison also shot just 1-for-5 in the half, including two air-balled 3-pointers.The Badgers weren’t able to get much going on either end of the floor in the first half and went into the break trailing 33–26. The team’s offensive struggles were met with defensive setbacks as well, as the Nittany Lions went 13-for-29 from the field, including 4-for-7 from three in the first half. Penn State also out-rebounded Wisconsin 19-14.Penn State Head Coach Patrick Chambers said his team performed better compared to their last matchup with Wisconsin.“My guys got better,” Chambers said. “And that was evident today. Especially in a hostile environment like this.”Freshman Kobe King led the Badgers in scoring with seven points off the bench, while Happ added six points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.But Wisconsin came out of the locker room looking strong as Happ scored six straight for the Badgers to begin the half. With the Badgers trailing 38–30 with 17:20 left in the game, the team managed to go on a 16-5 run to take a 46–43 lead with 11:51 remaining.As we’ve grown accustomed to with this Badger team, the game remained close the rest of the way.Up 59–57 with 14.1 seconds remaining, Wisconsin’s Khalil Iverson pressured Penn State freshman Rasir Bolton into tipping the ball out of bounds off an inbound play to give the Badgers the ball and a chance to seal the game.Men’s basketball: Sputtering Wisconsin looks to fend off red-hot Penn StateComing off a heartbreaking overtime loss at the hands of Romeo Langford and the Indiana Hoosiers, the University of Wisconsin Read…Sophomore Nate Reuvers proceeded to make one out of two free throws, and after the Badgers pinned yet another turnover on Bolton, Penn State fouled immediately. Pritzl officially put the game away with another free throw, and the Badgers left the Kohl Center with a 61–57 victory.Happ finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, while King added nine points off the bench. The Wisconsin bench posted 26 points in total Saturday.Penn State was led by Lamar Stevens, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Reaves added 14 points and nine rebounds.With the win, the Badgers extended their win streak against the Nittany Lions to 12, including 19 in a row at home.Looking ahead, the Badgers host their final home game of the season Thursday night against No. 22 Iowa, who the Badgers defeated in Iowa City earlier in the season. Wisconsin will recognize seniors Happ, Iverson and Charles Thomas IV, who will all be playing their final game at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

Madison Drescher to join Syracuse volleyball as assistant

first_img Published on July 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm Contact Nick: Syracuse volleyball head coach Leonid Yelin has added a new coach to his staff. Madison Drescher will join as an assistant coach for the 2019 season, Syracuse Athletics announced Monday night.As a player at Oklahoma, Drescher was a team captain in the final two seasons of her collegiate career in 2017 and 2018. She also earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors in all four years of her playing career.Drescher got her first coaching experience in 2016 as the head coach of a club team, Oklahoma Elite. Her hiring at Syracuse marks Drescher’s first coaching job at the collegiate level.“Madison will be a great role model for our student-athletes and we are very excited to have her join our staff,” Yelin said in a press release. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kiron integrates Link2Win’s Supervivo on its Betman Online RGS

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Share Kiron extends Nordics presence with Complianza deal July 22, 2020 Share Related Articles Kiron goes global with AGTech deal May 12, 2020 Virtual games specialist Kiron Interactive has agreed a deal to integrate Link2Win’s Supervivo product on its Betman Online Remote Gaming System (RGS).Supervivo is an innovative, patented product which offers a unique draw mechanism that gives players the opportunity to win large fixed or progressive jackpots alongside their regular bets.The system uniquely ranks each player from first to last and it can guarantee a sole winner if required, giving flexibility when structuring game types over both instant or scheduled based games.Steven Spartinos, CEO of Kiron Interactive, said: “We’re always on the lookout for ways to give our customers something new and exciting and we have done exactly that with Supervivo.“Virtual games are becoming an ever more important vertical within the industry, and it’s vital we continue to drive innovation to keep virtuals at the forefront of gaming.”John Reid, CEO at Link2Win, added: “Supervivo is an exciting and unique product and we are really excited to have agreed a partnership with Kiron Interactive.“When it comes to virtual games you don’t get much better than Kiron, so it’s great our product will be available to their customers. We are confident this deal will be highly beneficial for both parties.”last_img read more

Andre Drummond is on beer diet ahead of NBA season

first_imgThe internet has thoughts on Drummond’s new diet:Super Stoked on this new Diet Fad. I am IN 1000%. Andre Drummond is on a ‘beer diet’ and it is actually a thing— Christopher Barrow (@brokerbarrow) August 6, 2019Counterpoint: Andre Drummond IS a beer aficionadoMiller Lite forever— Benjamin Raven (@BenjaminSRaven) August 5, 2019same, but this is the serving size— John Meyer (@thedailywolf) August 5, 2019and just like that, @AndreDrummond enters the 🐐 conversation…— Drew Maresca (@DrewMaresca) August 6, 2019The two-time All-Star and reigning rebound leader is coming off his best season, averaging 17.3 points and 15.6 rebounds in 79 games. Maybe this new diet will lead Drummond to another career season. MORE: Carmelo Anthony’s case to join the Lakers, Knicks and every other NBA teamBy eliminating red meat, he needed to find an alternative to guarantee he reaches the necessary caloric intake. The solution? Beer.The 6-11 center told the Detroit Free Press that his chef has started buying him Miller Lite and Corona.”If you do it the right way, it’s actually not bad for you and that’s why I’m doing it,” Drummond said. It’s not uncommon for athletes to make changes to their diets and workouts leading up to a new season.Andre Drummond is preparing for his eighth season with the Pistons and making some lifestyle changes by cutting red meat out of his diet. last_img read more

Help wanted: Park Laborer for City of Wellington

first_imgThe City of Wellington is accepting applications for Park Laborer responsible for routine manual labor involving care and maintenance of City parks and Public Works areas. Duties include mowing, trimming, spraying and operation, maintenance and repair of equipment. Must have High school diploma or GED, valid drivers license and ability to obtain a CDL. Pay range is $9.58 to $13.89 DOQ with excellent benefits. Please apply at or City Clerk’s Office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00 June 28, 2015. EOE, Drug-free Workplace.last_img read more

South Haven and Caldwell will be seeing interesting contest tonight; A&A should roll again…

first_imgSept. 18A&A 58 C-Burden 6Bluestem 36 B. Plaine 20West Elk 52 Caldwell 30G. Plain 27 C. Springs 12Udall 56 Oxford 26S. Haven 60 CV-Dex. 52 Sept. 25At Pratt SkylineW. Trinity, homeCV-Dexter, homeat DouglassFlinthillsCentral-Burden, home Argonia-Attica (3-0) at Pratt Skyline (0-3)How dominating is Argonia-Attica? In the first three weeks the Titans have outscored their opponents 174-32.Could be more of the same. Pratt Skyline is 0-3 losing to Pretty Prairie 50-0 last weekend. A&A is currently No. 2 in the latest 8-man Division II state polls – a position it has been in for sometime.Central Burden (2-1) at South Haven (2-1) South Haven is playing better football, matching last year’s win total. This one should be an interesting test as the Raiders come into the with an identical record. Central-Burden beat Caldwell in the season opener 66-42. \\Sumner Newscow will have a reporter there for the game.Cedar Vale Dexter (1-2)  at Caldwell (1-2) The Bluejays are 1-2 in a strange way, winning against preseason favorite Udall, but losing to Central-Burden and West Elk. This could be an interesting contest as the Spartans lost to South Haven last week 60-52.Flinthills (0-3) at Oxford (0-3)Oxford has not had a good season thus far, but could get into the victory column tonight. Flinthills has had a miserable season thus far getting outscored 144-12.Conway Springs (2-1) at Douglass (0-3)Conway Springs was dominated offensively last week 317 to 173 yards in its first loss of the season including 143 yards rushing. The Bulldogs have struggled mightily including a 44-6 loss to Medicine Lodge last week. When was the last time Conway Springs lost to Douglass. Maybe not in this lifetime.Wichita Trinity (2-1) at Belle Plaine (0-3)The Dragons will someday break their losing streak. Probably won’t happen this week.Follow us on Twitter. Sept. 11A&A 60 CV-Dex 14G.Plain 54 B. Plaine 8Caldwell 52 Udall 24C. Springs 34 Med. Lodge 7S. Barber 54 Oxford 6Sedan 36 S. Haven 20 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Friday night football in Sumner County will feature intriguing contests for Caldwell and South Haven. Argonia-Attica continue to be Sumner County’s most successful football team…center_img Sept. 4A&A 56 Sedan 12Med. Lodge 52 B. Plaine 0Central 66 Caldwell 42C. Springs 53 Bluestem 8S. Haven 44 Oxford 22S Haven 44 Oxford 22  ARGONIA-ATTICABELLE PLAINECALDWELLCONWAY SPRINGSOXFORDSOUTH HAVEN 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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

Canucks’ Tanner Pearson on rebound year, possibly playing NHL game on his birthday — in August

first_img“I think I learned, especially over the last year, not to get too frustrated,” Pearson said. “I think that was probably the biggest part of my career so far, learning-wise; when things aren’t going your way to kind of try to stick with it or even work harder to get something back or get something to go your way … not getting too frustrated about it.”I think when you do that things are gonna go your way and then … just focusing on my game and game in, game out and, you know, stuff will just come my way after that.”Whether or not the NHL season does return in some form to finish the 2019-20 season, the year was a positive one for the 27-year-old forward. Now he’ll just have to wait and see whether he’ll be blowing out birthday candles right before puck drop. The Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson will turn 28 on Aug. 10. Usually, not a time of year when one suits up for an NHL game. However, with the strong possibility of summer hockey, that may just happen.”Yeah, seriously,” he said recently on a call with reporters, also noting it’s his wedding anniversary too. “You know, even if you had told me five years ago to think about playing an NHL game on my birthday, I probably would have told you you were crazy. But, you know, right now, crazier things are happening.” Indeed. The NHL and sports world are on pause as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe. For now, Pearson and his fellow hockey players are at home working out, staying off the ice and spending time with family. If and when the NHL does come back, the Canucks’ future is a murky one. Technically, the standings had them on the outside looking in on the morning of March 12, thanks to a tiebreaker; however, when you factor in points percentage, they’re in.”I think we were right there, knocking on the door to be in the playoffs,” he said. “It’s kind of the spot you want to be at, you know, at this point of the season. It’s unfortunate what happened, obviously, you know, we’re striving in the right direction, that you want to make playoffs and get to the point to compete for the Cup.”Tucker Pearson is loving dad being home so much! 👶😍🏒 @tannerjpearson #HockeyAtHome— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) April 1, 2020Should the Cancuks play playoff hockey in 2020, it would mark the first time since 2015, when they lost in the first round to the Calgary Flames. In 2020, they would face another team from Alberta, the Edmonton Oilers.“They obviously have the two heavy hitters (in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl),” he said. “But at the end of the day, if we do get the callback, yeah, you want to be one of those teams that gets the call that you’re fighting for it. You know, you just got to be one of the teams, then anything can happen after that.”MORE: Canucks’ J.T. Miller wants ‘fair season’ if the NHL returnsIn the four-game regular-season series, which the two teams split, Pearson posted a combined three goals and four assists against the Oilers — including four points in Vancouver’s 5-2 win on Nov. 30 and a whopping 11 shots on goal in the opening night matchup. The 2019-20 season was also a rebound year of sorts for Pearson after he was traded twice last season. In his first full season with the Canucks, he eclipsed his career-high in points (45), including 21 goals in 69 games.“I’ve always believed in myself that I can score 20 goals in this league,” said Pearson, who last hit the 20-goal mark in 2016-17 with the Kings. “Especially after how last year … ended with the Canucks and that hot streak, it gave me a boost of confidence. Definitely proved to myself what I can do right if I really buckle down and have fun with the game and just focus on the little things.”Tanner Pearson 20th goal of the season #Canucks— Lucas Parmenter (@LucasParmenter) March 5, 2020Playing alongside captain Bo Horvat, he was on pace for a career-high 25 goals before the season was halted. Of the 21 goals he did score, two were shorthanded, three happened on the power play, and three ended up being game-winners — showing that head coach Travis Green was not afraid to use the forward in all situations.MORE: Nikolay Goldobin reportedly headed to KHLlast_img read more

Castro debates status of Iowa’s First-in-the-Nation Caucuses

first_imgDES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro says Iowa’s Caucuses are too flawed to remain first-in-the-nation in 2024 and he hosted a more than hour-long forum at Drake University in Des Moines Tuesday evening to discuss the topic. Castro said Iowa’s racial make-up is not representative of the country and there are too many obstacles that prevent people from participating in the Caucuses.“If you didn’t know anything about this process and I told you how it was set up, you would think a right-wing Republican set this process up because it really makes it harder to vote,” Castro said. “…Even if you were to keep your first-in-the-nation status…it needs significant change and that’s just the truth whether I’m running for president or you never hear my name again.”A Latino who did not give her name said “white saviors…who call themselves liberals” are trying to keep the Iowa Caucuses first because they “do not want to give up their power.”“I would like to thank you for bringing up this important issue because it reminds us how important it is to have representation from people of color in the process,” she said during the forum.State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad of Des Moines said it’s not the Caucuses that are the problem and the problem isn’t confined to Iowa.“The problem is the ills that we refuse to deal with and deal with the reality,” Abdul-Samad said. “…What’s stopping the blacks and the Latinos from voting isn’t the caucus, it’s racism.”Abdul-Samad defended the Caucuses, suggesting the 2008 Iowa Democratic Party Caucus results “sent a message to the country” that a black man could win in both urban and rural areas. Castro said Barack Obama’s historic Iowa victory 12 years ago shouldn’t prevent a discussion about reordering which states go first in 2024.“If we’re true to our values, we’re going to say: ‘Yes, we can make an improvement,’” Castro said. “And that’s what I hope we do in the years to come.”Castro began the event by saying he’d had a “fantastic” reception in Iowa and Castro emphasized that he’s not asking that the rules for the current race be rewritten. Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, has not met the fundraising or polling thresholds to qualify for next week’s televised candidate debate.last_img read more