To get to the final, Chittenango first had to go on the road and beat no. 2 seed Oneida in last Tuesday’s semifinal round, which it did by defeating the Indians in four sets.They had split two previous encounters, but the Bears had prevailed in four sets on Feb. 12 and, less than two weeks later, would do so again.The opening set proved crucial, each side getting several set points before Chittenango took it 29-27, which allowed it to absorb Oneida pulling even, 25-22, in the second.An impressive third set went 25-16 in the Bears’ favor, and with the Indians threatening to take the match to a fifth set, Chittenango pulled out the fourth 25-23.Tom McIntosh had 28 assists and Brandon Turner got 17 assists, adding 16 digs, nine kills and four blocks in a fine all-around performance.Austin Strickler got 13 kills and three blocks, with Seth Kimball adding 11 kills and 28 digs. Caleb Barnard produced 29 digs and Mikel Pascual 18 digs as Alek Reymond finished with seven kills and eight digs.The loss to VVS meant that the Bears’ season ended at 11-5. Eight seniors graduate, including Strickler, McIntosh, Pascual, Kimball and Brandon Turner.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Quickly, though, the Red Devils took over, earning 17 of the next 24 points on the way to winning that first set 25-17.The second set saw the Bears again go in front 4-2 and again have VVS control matters from there, this time prevailing 25-12 to grab a decisive advantage.During the third set, Chittenango inched out in front 11-10, only to have the Red Devils take over one more time thanks to a 10-2 run. By a 25-18 margin, VVS won the sectional title. An entire season of work for the Chittenango boys volleyball team boiled down to a single match.It was the no. 3 seed Bears against top seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in Thursday night’s Section III Class B final, with Chittenango attempting to turn around two regular-season defeats to the Red Devils.Having only won a single set against VVS, Chittenango knew it had to start well, and when it grabbed an early 4-2 edge, there was reason to think it could turn those earlier results around. Tags: boys volleyballChittenango
When Brian Whelan wanted to practice his running, he’d take his son, Joe, along with him to the track. Brian told his son to stay in the sandbox and practice long jumps, but Joe always ran out on the track alongside his father.Whenever Brian had a race, Joe would ask to join.“There was a race I asked if I could run in and he said I was too young, but when the gun went off I went anyways,” Joe Whelan said.When he was 10, Whelan unknowingly completed his first 5K in 23 minutes. Brian was proud of his young son’s tenacity, realizing he raised a runner.As a runner himself, Brian was hesitant to let his small son start cross country, knowing the stresses and injuries it could have on the body. Joe’s will to run overshadowed his father’s worries.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the eighth grade, Whelan recorded times faster than high school runners in his hometown of Hamburg, N.Y. Hamburg’s high school head coach Ron Fortuna approached Joe and Brian, and asked Joe to try out for the varsity team.Brian was hesitant to let his son run with older boys, but it was something Joe was willing to try.“I talked to the coach and told him ‘I don’t want you running him a lot,’” Brian said. “He was running with juniors and seniors, like were they going to get mad at him?”Recording the best times on the team, the upperclassmen gravitated to Whelan.“They used to take him out for pizza,” Brian said. “Here is this little eighth grader, and all the older guys were taking him out all the time.”Whelan applied the leadership role his high school teammates bestowed on him and translated it to being a team leader this season at Syracuse. As the team prepares to run in the Big East championship Oct. 26, Whelan’s goal is to bring another Big East title to the program.One teammate he thinks can help the Orange accomplish this goal is freshman Daniel Lennon.“He seems the strongest in the workouts,” Whelan said. “He’s not redshirting and we all understand he has a certain talent and he can help us out this year.”For this reason, Whelan took Lennon under his wing. Resuming the leadership role did not always come naturally for Whelan as he needed a leader to be there for him too. After suffering an injury his sophomore year, Whelan almost walked away from cross country.While ice skating with a group of friends, Whelan fell and fractured his knee. He then practiced on the fractured knee; the pressure caused it to break.“It was a crazy accident,” Whelan said. “It’s just like your iPhone, you can drop it 100 times and it may not crack, but if you drop it that one time and it hits the right angle it may crack.”The accident caused Whelan to reach his breaking point. Due to the extent of his recovery, Whelan struggled with not competing.Through the encouragement of head coach Chris Fox, Whelan stuck with cross country. Whelan says Fox believed in him sometimes more than he believed in himself.“I appreciate Joe’s words, but he was an easy one,” Fox said. “Joe was a good guy about rehabbing and doing the right things when he’s hurt”Redshirt senior Griff Graves also played a role in sticking with cross country. He found hope in Graves, who did not run cross country for two years, but remained positive about getting better.Though he’s a leader, Whelan still looks up to teammates.“I look up to Griff,” Whelan said. “He’s been through injuries that needed surgery and he was able to bounce back. He is the epitome of a teammate.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 25, 2012 at 1:29 am Contact Melissa: email@example.com
The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils will host a Comedy Fundraiser tonight that intends to unite Greeks and non-Greeks in raising awareness about sexual violence and assault.The Women’s Student Assembly and The Clothesline Project will co-sponsor the event, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tommy’s Place.Though the event is free for students, there will be a $10 suggested donation and proceeds will be given to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.Zack Jerome, a USC alum and creator of the Lost Angeles blog, and comedians Jonny Loquasto, Yassir Lester, Lauren Ashley Bishop and Adam Devine will be among the night’s performers.IFC President Pat Lauer said IFC wanted to have an event that would be noticed outside of the Greek community before everyone leaves for summer. Lauer also said IFC and PHC wanted to host an event where the focus was not on alcohol, but on benefitting an important group of people.As planning began only a week and a half ago, IFC collaborated with USC administrators to secure a venue on short notice.“When we reached out to the Office of Student Affairs and laid out our entire plan, they were extremely supportive and were instrumental in hooking us up with the best social hub on campus,” Lauer said.Vice President of Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson said IFC had not used their free rental for the year, so they will only have to pay for direct costs and staffing for the event, and not the rental fee for Tommy’s Place.Jackson said he supports IFC’s effort to raise awareness and money through the comedy fundraiser.Some students also believe the comedy fundraiser is a good way to spread information on the prevalence of sexual violence.“Any event that invites people to sit in the same room and unite for the same cause will stimulate discussion on a topic that needs to be thought about,” said Lauren Wendlberger, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. “Comedy won’t make the situation any less serious, but the problems we’re facing can’t be fixed overnight.”Other students like Anisha Veer, a freshman majoring in business administration, do not plan to attend the event.“I don’t think you can address this serious issue by a silly comedy show,” she said. “I also doubt the motives of IFC and believe that they are doing it for show to better Greeks’ tarnished reputation and because of pressure from the university.”Despite such feelings from some of the campus community, Lauer maintains the event is not merely a defensive action to prove wrong students who label Greeks as sexist or misogynist.Lauer believes the recent scandals in USC’s Greek community have put Greeks in the spotlight, and he thinks an event like the comedy fundraiser is necessary to show steps are being taken to move forward from these negative events.“Due to the recent national scandals, the eyes of the school and of the nation are unfortunately on us,” Lauer said. “We had a huge Greek presence at Take Back the Night, but what we needed was to make a bigger gesture, one that would be noticed outside of the Greek community alone.”Lauer notes, however, the fundraiser is not just a response to the recent scandals.“These recent scandals have brought to light issues concerning gender awareness and sexual assault that have gone unnoticed for too long in our entire USC community,” he said. “It is this longstanding issue that we are responding to.Pedro Moura, IFC vice president of public relations, said IFC and PHC hope to create a USC program or group in the near future called “Greeks Against Sexual Assault” in an effort to show that greeks do not support sexual violence. The program is currently in its early stages of development.Donations can also be made via Greeks Against Sexual Assault Eventbrite page online.
Commissioner Larry Scott officially announced Thursday how the Pac-12 would be divided for the 2011 season, laying rest to weeks of speculation.The decision hinged on the debate over how the conference would be split for the football season, as the 12-team group now warranted two separate divisions.Scott said that there would be North and South divisions, news that, among other things, meant the California schools will be split up evenly.The South Division will be composed of USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah — the last two being the new expansion teams in the conference. Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State comprise the North Division.The winner of each division will then play in the Pac-12 Championship game, which will take place in December on the home field of the school with the best conference record. Scott said Thursday that it was decided to pass up the potential revenue of playing the game at a large, neutral site stadium, saying it was more important to reward the fans and ensure a strong collegiate atmosphere.“If you had told me a year ago that this conference would have expanded by two, that we’d have a championship football game, and have the level of commitment and support throughout this conference, and the level of optimism, I’d have been thrilled,” Scott said in the press conference.The Trojans will be able to play these rivalry games every year, under a clause that locks both USC and UCLA into games against both Stanford and Cal, preserving the tradition of the historic California rivalries.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden had previously expressed disappointment that the California schools could be split up into separate divisions, citing negative alumni reaction toward the split. He emphasized the need to play Stanford and Cal every year.He said Thursday, however, that he was pleased with the announcement.“At the end of the day, the presidents did a great job because they were able to preserve the rivalries — not only from USC’s perspective, as I understand it, but Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and all those schools,” Haden said in a statement.Each team will play five divisional games and four interdivisional games. The Oregon and Washington schools will play in Los Angeles every other year, instead of annually as they do now.The issue of how often teams would play in California was among the most hotly contested debate among conference presidents and athletic directors. The idea of a “zipper” plan would have split up all rivalry schools into two divisions, meaning USC and UCLA would be separated, as well as Stanford and Cal, Oregon and Oregon State.The agreement of equal television revenue sharing among all teams was unanimous, meaning all revenue made from television will be split equally between the 12 schools. However, if media revenue falls under $170 million in any given year, USC and UCLA will receive an extra $2 million each.Scott called the unanimous decision for equal revenue sharing a harmonious and “very strong statement.”“I am just really pleased with the way everyone came together and realized we’re building an enterprise that’s about to scale in a way these schools have never been part of,” Scott said.Haden said he was also happy with the decision to share television revenue.“The pie will get bigger,” he said. “Everybody’s going to benefit.”The changes will be in effect starting next year, after Colorado was able to negotiate a deal securing an early release from its Big 12 Conference agreement.There will be no divisions for any other sports. Men’s and women’s basketball will play 18 conference games, including home-and-homes against traditional rivals.
Submit Share Betfred debuts new rockabilly TV campaign promoting ‘Nifty Fifty’ live draws July 31, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Richard McGuireIssuing a governance statement, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has today announced that it is seeking a corporate sale of its entire enterprise.Its decision follows a comprehensive strategy review undertaken by Sportech governance with a view to maximising shareholder value.Launching its bidding process, Sportech informs that it has appointed London investment firm Canaccord Genuity as lead financial advisor for its planned sale.Canaccord Genuity will work alongside Sportech’s Takeover Panel reviewing bids which will bring optimal value for the firm’s investors. Updating the media and stakeholders, Richard McGuire, Non-Executive Chairman of Sportech, commented:“We announced last month a comprehensive strategic review to assess options to enhance shareholder value. Further to this investigation, we have today launched this formal sales process. Whilst we note there is no certainty that an offer, or suitable offer, will be forthcoming, our confidence in our businesses, in our growth opportunities and in our dedicated professional colleagues means that a potential sale is only one of the strategic options open to the Company.”In its latest H1 interim statement, Sportech governance detailed that the company had undertaken a ‘transitional period’ for its business, having agreed to sell-off its Football Pools division for £83 million (March 2017) and having further been cleared of its £97 million tax dispute with UK HMRC.Throughout 2016/2017 Sportech has pushed for the company to expand its services internationally, focusing growth within the US market for its racing systems division ‘Sportech Racing & Digital’ services.Last September, Sportech’s leadership duo of CEO Ian Penrose and CFO Mickey Kalifa informed the board that their intended departures. Kalifa resigned with immediate effect, whilst Penrose is expected to maintain the position of Sportech leader until 31 December.Moving forward with its sale, the Sportech board will publish a full strategic review with its corporate trading statement on 9 November.
By John Burton : Once beloved pastor, Rev. Joseph Hughes, suffered public fall from grace in 2004 RUMSON — The former pastor of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, whose career there ended in a criminal conviction and prison, died last week.The Rev. Joseph W. Hughes, 67, died on March 7 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, according to the John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.The cause of death was not available but Hughes had suffered from a number of health concerns including diabetes and morbid obesity.Hughes was pastor of Holy Cross Church and elementary school from 1988 until his 16-year career came to an abrupt end following his arrest in 2004. Hughes gained notoriety for a lavish lifestyle including frequently dining out at the area’s most exclusive and expensive restaurants and regular trips to sold out Broadway plays, was arrested and eventually indicted on 27 counts charging him with embezzling $2 million of church funds.The money, law enforcement authorities said at the time, was used to pay for his lifestyle and to support a then 25-year-old male friend, who worked for the parish, and for whom Hughes purchased a luxury car, vacations and other expensive gifts.Hughes pleaded guilty to three of the counts, acknowledging stealing more than $75,000 from church coffers from 1997 to 2004. The court ordered him to reimburse the church and to pay $120,000 in back state taxes.He received a five-year prison sentence and served 180 days.Hughes was born in New York City, received a Master’s in Divinity from St. Mary’s University, Baltimore, Maryland, and was ordained as a priest in May 1970 at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg.Before coming to Rumson, he had been a principal of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, and had served in parishes in Phillipsburg, Toms River and Middlesex.Rayanne Bennett, a spokeswoman for the Diocese of Trenton said this week, “May he rest in peace.”“I am saddened by the news of his passing,” said Michael Pappa, a Hazlet lawyer who represented Hughes. “I believe he was truly a good man. His fall from grace is well documented, but I know he loved being a priest and he was always willing to help people in a time of need.”He is survived by a brother and sister and their families. His funeral was held at St. Ann’s last Saturday and he was interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, according to the funeral home.
But in his new role as scorer he is untouchable for Cholo. His chip changed on October 22, when he jumped into the field in the 70th minute made the winning goal against Bayer Leverkusen, in the end capital in the classification to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Until that time he had only been a little, on the first day against Getafe, but from his big header against the Germans would arrive others five consecutive matches (Athletic, Alavés, Sevilla, Leverkusen again and Espanyol), becoming the only light in attack of an Atlético completely dry beyond its ‘9’. After overcoming another drought of five games without scoring, the goal has returned to Morata, which adds three in the last four games (Osasuna, Betis and Barcelona). His ten goals, all in different matches, have had their ability as a common pattern at the first touch, Complicating the completion when you have had more to think about it. In nine of them he only needed a touch to send it to the network, while the other was in Germany with control and shot (two touches) cutting differences against Bayer Leverkusen. In addition, four of them have been with headers, skill in which it is one of the best in the world. Now he waits for Real Madrid, his former team and the one who really wants to dream of raising his first title as a rojiblanco. Highest relevanceSince arriving at the team almost a year ago, Morata had been a very important player for Simeone, who always had in mind a pair up formed by Madrid and Costa. However, it was not usual to see him finish the games, since it was a habitual change when he was starting and in games of maximum draft as against Juventus at home or Barcelona at the Camp Nou had started from the bench. Saudi Press Agency / dpa ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Correa and Morata celebrate the Argentine’s goal against Barcelona.Saudi Press Agency / dpa With his penalty goal against Barcelona, assuming responsibility from eleven meters at a key moment to end up classifying to the final of the Spanish Super Cup, Morata already accumulates 10 goals in the course of the year. He is the top scorer of the team with six goals over Correa, the other player more fit in attack and with whom he understands perfectly and João Félix, second and third in the list of scorers with four goals each. But against Barça, in addition to being the finalizer of the penalty, it was a capital player in the comeback. Morata had been unable to receive the ball with advantage in the first 75 minutes of the game, very close to the Oblak area and with a clearly defensive mission, trying to hold back the ball in attack to give oxygen to the team. However, since Atlético raised the pressure line, its participation began to be increasing and a great pass into space to Vitolo ended up leading to the penalty which Morata himself finished. After provoking with a good ride by the band the center that was diverted by hand by Piqué without the referee or the VAR pointing out a penalty, also left a pass to the perfect gap to Correa after taking a stunt with Piqué so that the Argentine did the definite goal that gave Atleti the victory. Atlético continues to probe the transfer market to prop up the lead with a ram that helps increase the scoring figures of the team, now on the rise. While follow the tug of war with PSG by Cavani, where the French are reluctant to let him out in JanuaryMorata has taken advantage of Diego Costa’s absence due to injury and has settled in the position of ‘9’ rojiblanco. The 27-year-old has taken a step forward with the loss of the Spanish-Brazilian, operated by a cervical disc herniation Y He has completed eleven of Atlético’s last twelve games, coming out replaced only against Espanyol in the 80th minute (has played 1070 minutes of the team’s last 1080). Morata is known important, essential in a template where you have no alternative (Saponjic has not even debuted as a rojiblanco) and has accepted the challenge by showing his best face.
Two legal minded Liberians are calling on practicing journalists in Liberia to educate themselves and be conscious of making follow-ups to stories.Former Associate Justice and Chairperson of the Independent National Human Rights Commission, Counselor Gladys Johnson, and Human Rights Lawyer, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe made the recommendation on Monday when they participated in a program marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.Taking the first turn as one of the panelists during the occasion, INHRC Chairperson Gladys Johnson recounted that today is unlike the days of President William V.S. Tubman, when no journalist, except the brave Albert Porte, could write or say anything they wished to say today.The environment has improved for press freedom and impunity reduced.However, former Associate Justice Johnson emphasized that Liberian journalists need to go to school to improve their writing and speaking skills.She said most journalists of today poorly write and speak English, and they do not make follow-up to stories.On the basis of reporting skills, Justice Johnson said most journalists castigate others and put out stories that have no substantial proof. This, she said, poses negative reflections on an individual’s character.Human rights lawyer, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, making remarks at the end of the program also emphasized that journalists must seek education and improve their knowledge, noting, “Knowledge is power, seek knowledge and improve yourselves.”He acknowledged that the society cannot operate without security and security cannot operate without the journalists.He said journalists being people who are relied on for accurate information, need to improve their skills to put out accurate information that readers and listeners can trust.Cllr. Gongloe also stressed that Liberian journalists have to give serious attention to education in order to speak and write proper English that others who are not Liberians will understand.Reacting to the recommendation, Liberian practicing Journalist and president of the Reporters Association, Keith Morris, consented and said Liberian journalists need concrete training that will improve their skills.He added that instead of international organization like IREX using millions of United States dollars to facilitate three days workshop, it should draw a long range plan and liaise with the University of Liberia to arrange Journalism training that would take about 8 to 10 months.Challenges facing the media landscape of Liberia are enormous. Dialectical English speaking, incomprehensible writing and photo misplacement are among the many errors counted.Audiences have overly complained against sensational headlines based on fallacies while majority who listen to radio have also complained about.People also complain that one person will commit a crime and the head of an institution will be used under the headline as if he/she is the one that committed the crime.There is no standard in Liberia to guide people entering the media to practice Journalism, but people enter therein either by passion or through the influence of a person who wants to establish a radio station or newspaper.By this, managers seek people who will undergo a few days workshop and given recorders to get voices to gather actuality for processing by editors many of who are also facing grammatical challenges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Permit me to respond to a letter appearing in your newspaper over the weekend and on Tuesday, April 2; and Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from Baldeo Mathura.Mathura asks “Could the nation be kindly advised if Minister Cathy Hughes is still awaiting advice that she said she was seeking…”Mathura seems to have missed my pronouncement reported in most newspapers months ago that I have received legal advice and I wish to state that my actions have been consistent with the advice I have received.Regards,Cathy Hughes
Zonen “We must do our part. We must act!” – Author tells Diaspora LiberiansA Liberian author and motivational speaker has told hundreds of Diaspora Liberians in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the United States, that they cannot continue to remain spectators in the efforts to rebuild the country. Mr. Saye Z. B. Zonen, speaking on the theme, “The Audacity to Act – claiming the spirit of independence,” at a special program commemorating the 170th Independence of Liberia, said “We cannot be coaches without credentials. We can’t sit on the sidelines and yell instructions to incompetent people. We must either prepare ourselves to participate in the game or offer encouragement to those who will play. Anything shy of total involvement will dictate what history will say about us.”Mr. Zonen, author of “Finding My Frequency: Why and How I Paused in My Upward Mobility and Embraced Austerity,” that encourages ways to overcome insurmountable problems, said history will judge those who are passive in the reconstruction of Liberia. “Our children’s children will question our existence, and God almighty will demand of us our talents if we do not act,” he said. He recounted Liberia’s fruitless journey as a nation filled with poverty and lack of development, and told his countrymen and women who have been living in the United States for so long that “Since action is our singular option, let me encourage you to embrace the audacity to act.” Zonen told them that if change must come to Liberia, “the best action necessary to bring it is the action of separating ourselves from the borrowed comforts that weaken us. We must do the work that empowers us. Time is never an ally. The dogmas of old that have crippled us must be abandoned.”Since the majority of his listeners have been away from Liberia for so long, he said, “We cannot yearn for the glorious days of old, speak of how good and serene things used to be, or wallow in anger of how our previous actions have led us to despair. Blame will keep us buried. The successes of yesterday cannot take us into tomorrow.” Zonen said every Liberian should let the past be the country’s future and pointed out that they should forge a new offense and begin the climb, because “the ways of our forefathers cannot take us into the future. The work required for the change we need cannot be passed down to the next generation. We must do our part. We must act!”He expressed opposition to the events that took 14 precious years from the country, because of the civil war and said events in Liberia are similar to what led American President Abraham Lincoln to write to the US Congress in 1862, saying: “The dogmas of our quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulties. We must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country.” Zonen said the work of saving Liberia requires boldness in “our actions and it demands our participation. We cannot detach ourselves from the work required and expect the country to function. We cannot desire change in Liberia and wish it from afar. We must ALL get involved at whatever level we are qualified.” He made it clear that Liberians are “an incredulous people, a skeptical people, a people lacking courage; our first order of business must be to summon the spirit of bravery.” Zonen reminded his audience that there can be no true independence without a definite intention or deliberate objective. “Without the spirit of freedom bubbling in us, we will never act on our convictions. It is that thirsty spirit that gives life to the audacity required moving beyond our complacency, which is our fear.”Amid cheers from the audience, Zonen said the spirit of independence is hard work, commitment, absolute resolution, and courage. Finally, for those in the Diaspora, Zonen told them their audacity to act must be predicated on their ability to return their borrowed comfort and embrace the hard work required to build for themselves the nation they fancy. “We all cannot make the transition at once,” he said, “but we must identify and support the individuals who are on the frontline.”Saye Zonen was born in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County and, during the civil-war, sought refuge in Danané, La Cote d’Ivoire and was later resettled in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. He later moved to Providence, Rhode Island where he completed his undergraduate studies in Electronics Engineering Technology and spent 6 years with Intel Corporation, and a subsequent 5 years with GE Healthcare. He recently returned to Liberia. He is husband to Waade and a father to Wonwyne, Bryce, Sayeta, and Eustand.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)