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Plan to expand the Colonie dump stinks

first_imgAll the inept town supervisor, Paula Mahan, and the inept Colonie Town Board want is the revenue in order to hide their fiscal ineptitude.If the person or persons who will be deciding this expansion at the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have any compassion for human beings and the environment, they will deny this expansion.If the DEC approves, then the person or persons who approve this expansion are nothing more than incompetent, uncaring-for-human-beings bureaucrats.I invite Paula Mahan and the DEC to move their offices next to the current landfill so they can wake up and smell the landfill.John KenneyClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The town of Colonie wants to expand the current Colonie landfill to twice its size.At its current size, the landfill spews out horrible odors, unknown hazardous materials into the air and Mohawk River and adds unnecessary extra truck traffic to Route 9.The town of Colonie need this expansion due to the ineptitude of its government fiscal policies. The landfill is supposed to close at the end of 2017, but Colonie needs this revenue.Obviously the town has no concern about the environment or the health of the residents who live near the landfill.last_img read more

Can You Be Just Friends With the Opposite Sex?

first_img 115 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img HE SAID: Ladies, welcome to the biggest relationship cliché in the history of men and women. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan made this question famous twenty years ago in When Harry Met Sally, psychologists have studied and debated the merits of cross-gender relationships to death, and who hasn’t heard a friend say “you can’t be friends with a member of the opposite sex?” Despite what you may have learned growing up or what your girlfriends say at happy hour, men and women can absolutely be anywhere from good to great to best friends. It doesn’t happen all the time and it’s not always easy, but it is possible. The single biggest reason that deep friendships between men and women fail is sexual tension. Women I spoke to consistently said that it is “difficult to impossible” to have fulfilling friendships with men because as the friendship develops, men will inevitably want to elevate the relationship to a romantic level. Similarly but in much simpler terms, men I spoke to said that it is difficult to be friends with women “when you want to sleep with them”. Apparently, the tension between men and women can be so thick and muddies the waters of friendship so much that both genders are resigned to compartmentalize each other as a form of self-preservation. From personal experience, I can say that I have been attracted to a fair share of my female friends. I have flirted with most, hit on a few, been hit on by others, turned down by some, and slept with some more. In almost every case, we were able to either maintain or improve our friendship because we confronted the sexual tension that existed, and mutually agreed how to deal with it. Sexual tension is certainly real, impossible to ignore, and can be difficult to negotiate. But like the weather, you can either let it dictate what you want to do, or you can deal with it. If you cannot manage your sexual tension or the sexual tension thrown your way, then be prepared to experience challenges in your day-to-day relationships throughout your life. Friendships between men and women do not fail because of sexual tension; they fail because of a lack of honestly about it—because it is brushed under the carpet, instead of being confronted. They fail, ultimately, because sometimes, we would rather lose a friend than go out on a limb. The funny thing we tend to forget about going out on a limb is that, after all, it’s where the fruit is. SHE SAID: I’ve had no trouble at all being friends with the opposite sex—once I’ve crossed that boundary and laid one on them, that is. I’ll admit it, I have poor impulse control—I’ve locked lips with most of my male friends, either before or after we became friends. For the men I’ve hooked up with at some point after establishing a platonic friendship, it’s generally gone back to its pre-hookup state, our curiosities satisfied and our friendship unharmed. I whole-heartedly believe that you can be close friends with the opposite sex. I also believe that almost all of these close friendships—friendships that venture outside of the group hangout setting—start with or eventually confront some sexual or romantic attraction, sometimes mutual and sometimes one-sided. Now, this doesn’t mean you necessarily have to do something about it. Me? I need to confront the elephant in the room first and kiss them. We’re all busy people. We have enough friends. Fostering a new friendship takes time and effort…and let’s admit it, sometimes we’re a little more eager to do so if we’re also picturing our new friend naked. Sometimes it grows and interferes with an actual friendship blossoming, but often, that attraction fades or is not all that strong in the first place, and the friends in question are able to carry on in a platonic fashion. Bottom line: you can be just friends with the opposite sex, but chances are, one of you has entertained the thought of taking things a step further—but that doesn’t mean you’re not real friends. And if you’re reading this and shaking your head in disagreement, thinking of that friend who’s “just like a brother” to you, just know that you’re probably on the receiving end of some very friendly thoughts. Marie Claire LifestyleRelationships Can You Be Just Friends With the Opposite Sex? by: – June 2, 2014 Sharelast_img read more

Whales Have Accents and Regional Dialects: Biologists Interpret the Language of Sperm Whales.

first_img 15 Views   no discussions LocalNews Whales Have Accents and Regional Dialects: Biologists Interpret the Language of Sperm Whales. by: – May 16, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Photo credit: xray-mag.comScienceDaily (May 12, 2011) -Dalhousie Ph.D.student Shane Gero has recently returned from a seven-week visit to Dominica. He has been traveling to the Caribbean island since 2005 to study families of sperm whales, usually spending two to four months of each year working on the Dominica Sperm Whale Project. One of the goals of this project is to record and compare whale calls over time, examining the various phrases and dialects of sperm whale communities.When they dive together, sperm whales make patterns of clicks to each other known as “codas.” Recent findings suggest that notonly do different codas mean different things, but that whales can also tell which member of their community is speaking based onthe sound properties of the codas. Just as we can tell our friends apart by the sounds of their voices and the way they pronounce their words, different sperm whales make the same pattern of clicks, but with different accents.Caribbean and Pacific whales have different repertoires of codas, like a regional dialect, but the “Five Regular” call — a pattern of five evenly spaced clicks — is thought to have the universal function of individual identity because it is used by sperm whales worldwide. These discoveries were recently published in the journal Animal Behaviour, in an article authored by University of St.Andrews PhD student Ricardo Antunes, Dal alumnus Tyler Schulz, Mr. Gero, Dal professor Dr. Hal Whitehead, and St. Andrews faculty members Dr. Jonathan Gordon and Dr. Luke Rendell. Mr. Gero and Dr. Whitehead explain that the sperm whale’s biggest threat is human pollution. Not only do humans introduce toxins into the ocean, but they also generate harmful sound pollution. Increased shipping traffic, underwater explosions caused by searching for oil, and military sonar all contribute to ocean noise that masks communication between whales. “No one wants to live in a rock concert,” says Mr. Gero, adding that noise pollution isespecially troublesome in the ocean because “it is a totally different sensory world.” The sperm whales can dive to depths of over 1000 metres and depend on sound for communication and navigation in the pitch black of the deep water.The Dominica Sperm Whale Project hopes to understand more about sperm whale society because, as Mr. Gero says, “it is infuriating that we know more about the moon than the oceans.” He hopes to communicate a better understanding of life in the oceans to people by using these beautiful whales as examples, and by placing an emphasis on “how similar their lives actually are to ours.” The whales live in matriarchal social units composed of mothers, daughters, and grandmothers. Once males reach adolescence, they are ostracized from the group and travel towards the poles until they are ready to breed. Consequently, little is known about the males, but the roles of females in relation to their young have been studied extensively by Mr. Gero and Dr. Whitehead.Female whales will baby-sit each other’s offspring while mothers are diving, forming a strong community that revolves around theupbringing of calves. “They are nomadic,” explains Dr. Whitehead, “so the most important things in their lives are each other.”Dr. Whitehead enjoys researching sperm whales because of their “fascinating and complex social lives.” He hopes the Dominica Sperm Whale Project will be able to trace how whale communities change through time. Part of Mr. Gero’s PhD includes studying how calves acquire their dialect. Baby sperm whales babble at first, and Mr. Gero is interested in discovering how the babies’ diversity of calls gets narrowed down to the family repertoire.“One of the most exciting parts [of returning to Dominica] is to go down and see who’s around,” says Mr. Gero, admitting that he has “become attached to the individual whales.” For the first time, sperm whales can be studied as individuals within families, with such lovable nicknames as “Pinchy” and “Fingers.” The family that includes these two whales is recognized as “the best studied social unit of sperm whales in the world.” Mr. Gero would like to continue working with the same groups of whales because a long-term project will offer a better understanding of their social developments. He “feels a responsibility to speak on [the whales’] behalf” and hopes to move toward conservation, while still remaining in the field of biology.More information about the Dominica Sperm Whale Project can be found at: http://whitelab.biology.dal.ca/dswp/last_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday December 9, 2011

first_img 24 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Tweet Share **Winners of I am Dominica. Are You? preschool scrapbook competition** Discover Dominica Authority and the Leo Club of Dominica presented prizes to winners of the first I am Dominica. Are You? scrapbook competition on Friday 2nd December. The competition was held among four preschools in the north – Pennville Preschool, Thibaud Preschool, Paix Bouche Social Centre Preschool and Sunflower Preschool. Preschoolers had to design scrapbooks to depict their love for their country and ways in which they can help promote and develop Dominica. Points were awarded for creativity, interpretation of the I am Dominica. Are You? concept and neatness.The overall winner of the competition was Brielle Clarke of Sunflower Preschool who’s school fees for the 2012-2013 academic year was paid for by the Leo Club. Brielle also received art supplies. Winners from the other schools were: Akina George – Pennville Preschool, Niah Massicott – Paix Bouche Social Centre Preschool, Mia Didier – Thibaud Preschool. A special prize for creativity was awarded to Shawn-Daryl John of Sunflower Preschool. His scrapbook was designed in the shape of the map of Dominica and decorated with leaves from the flamboyant tree edged with jumbie beads. Notable mention prizes were also awarded to Jayda Boston and Jayhim Laville of the Sunflower Preschool. **Six French journlist to visit Dominica**Discover Dominica Authority will host six journalists from France on December 9 – 14, 2011. This trip is being organized in partnership with French tour operator Allibert Trekking. The group is expected to hike a segment of the Waitukubuli National Trail, hike to the Boiling Lake, visit the Indian River and the Touna Heritage Village. The following media houses will be represented on this press trip: Le Telegramme, Les Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace, Midi Libre, I Trekking, Le Dauphine Libere and Le Nouvel Observateur. **Dominica was victorious at the first ever WhaleFest in the UK**Dominica was victorious in the first ever WhaleFest held in Brighton, UK in November 2011. Whalefest is an event designed to showcase the experience of whale and dolphin watching. The weekend long event attracted over 2500 people, participating in speeches from wildlife celebrities and world-known whale and dolphin experts, activities such as marine mammal medic training courses and lots more. Carla Armour, representative for Dominica and Caribwhale, participated in a “Clash of the Titans” fundraising event which allowed for four wildlife-loving celebrities to present on their favorite place in the world and tried to convince the audience that their chosen destination was the very best in the world. Victory was awarded to Carla after five-rounds of educating and answering questions from the audience. She received the total of 53 votes from the audience with the closest opponent receiving 23. The Discover Dominica Authority was very pleased in assisting Caribwhale in participating in this event and look forward to other such events where we can speak to a captive audience and entice them to visit the destination. **The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US journalists**The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US journalist Elena del Valle from the publication Simon & Baker Travel Review in July of this year. As a result of this visit, 2 articles were written on Jungle Bay Resort and the Fort Young Hotel. The purpose of the visit was to inform potential travelers of the types of luxury accommodations which can be found on the island and the ways in which each attracts their respective clients. With well travelled clients reading these articles they are able to obtain first-hand information about the properties and view some of their great features. Dominica continues to make headlines in the media throughout the various markets and this allows for the destination to be present in the minds of the potential visitor when considering their next vacation. The service providers on the island continue to assist with the exceptional service to the journalist allowing them to produce great articles on the destination.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press Releasecenter_img LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday December 9, 2011 by: – December 9, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Ronaldinho: Paraguay appeals court rejects release request

first_img Loading… The country’s migration director has resigned over the affair. One of the investigating prosecutors, Marcelo Pecci said the fake documents found in the possession of the Brazilian brothers had cost $18,000 to produce. Two detained men, Sebastian Medina and Ivan Campos, are accused of the “indirect production of public documents with false content, the use of public documents with false content and criminal association.” Ronaldinho, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, was a star of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup win and played for European giants Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, among others. Read Also: Messi to splash €4m to free Ronaldinho from prison, hires lawyers He is being held in police cells alongside 25 police officers accused of various crimes and four politicians, including the former president of the Paraguayan Football Association and an ex-president of the House of Deputies. Ronaldinho has taken part in a football match involving inmates and riot police, a police source told AFP. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 An appeals court in Paraguay on Friday rejected a request from lawyers to release Brazilian football great Ronaldinho from pre-trial detention over a fake passport investigation. Ronaldinho claims he did not know the Paraguayan passports were fake The 39-year-old World Cup winner and his brother, Roberto de Assis Moreira, have been held in a police cell since last Friday accused of entering Paraguay using fake passports. Lawyers representing the brothers filed an appeal on Thursday, two days after another court rejected their request to release the pair on bail or to house arrest. “The risk of flight and the risk of obstruction of the investigation, which is the basis of the detention measure against the Assis Moreira brothers, has not changed,” the appeals court judges said in a statement. Sixteen people have so far been implicated in the fake passport scandal, public prosecutor Federico Delfino said. The brothers arrived in Asuncion from Brazil last week and showed their passports to immigration police, who did not immediately notice any problem. Hours later, when the passports were determined to be fake, investigators raided the football star’s hotel room and seized the brothers’ identity cards and travel documents. Two-time world player of the year, Ronaldinho said the passports had been given to him by people who had invited him to attend conferences sponsored by a charity working with disadvantaged children. An arrest warrant has been issued against the Paraguayan businesswoman in charge of the charity foundation that invited Ronaldinho. Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

TRANSPORT STRIKE: Nationwide protest vs jeepney phase out set

first_imgIf the government really wants to reduce air pollution,said Salarda, there is an alternative to phasing out old jeepneys – requiringoperators to overhaul their engines and closely monitor if this is beingcomplied. PHOTO BY IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN His group believes the phase out would deny the drivers of their livelihood without reallyresolving the problems such as pollution and traffic that it purportedly seeksto address. ILOILO City – Transport groups in the city andprovince of Iloilo are joining the Sept. 30 nationwide transport strike againstthe government’s plan to phase out old jeepneys by July 2020. Taxis, vans andeven tricycles will also be joining the strike, according to the Alyansa KontraPUV Phase Out-Panay, a new broad alliance of various transport associations. He projected a “95 percent” participation inthe strike, including some 5,000 tricycles of 22 associations. “This arrangement smacks of opportunism and greed in theguise of transport modernization. The plan is clearly about making money,” saidSalarda. The transport strike will start at 12:01 a.m.of Sept. 30, according to Edgar Salarda, president of the Pinagkaisang Samahanng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide – Panay which is a member of AlyansaKontra PUV Phase Out-Panay. Thejeepney started as remodeled army vehicles left behind by US forces after WorldWar II, and became a showcase of Filipino ingenuity and resourcefulness. Mainlypatronized by low- to middle-income passengers, it has become the core ofPhilippine public transport. Salarda said transport groups were alarmed byrecent government pronouncements about the jeepney phase out. Transportationsecretary Arthur Tugade announced that by July 1, 2020 no more old jeepneyunits would be plying the streets. There are over 6,000 passenger jeepneys in thecity and province of Iloilo, he added. “Indi lang iniproblema sang drivers kag operators, problema ini sang bug-os nga pumoluyo,” saidSalarda. There are an estimated 13,000 passengerjeepneys in Western Visayas.  Lowly jeepney operators could not afford tobuy modern jeepneys which cost as much as P2.4 million a unit, he stressed. Under the transport modernization plan, jeepney operatorshave to reportedly buy brand new units only from manufacturers accredited bythe Land Transportation Office. Jeepney drivers and operators will also berequired to use an “automatic fare collection system” and expensive GlobalPositioning System. As part of the protest Monday next week, therewill be a caravan around the city culminating in front of the regional officesof the Land Transportation Office and Land Transportation Franchising and RegulatoryBoard in Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro district where a program would be held. Affiliates of Alyansa Kontra PUV PhaseOut-Panay in other provinces (Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, and NegrosOccidental) have their own plans, too, said Salarda. “Tugade is also pressing Congress to grant thePresident emergency powers to quickly address traffic problems. We believe suchpowers would be used, too, to hasten the phase out of jeepneys. There would bemartial law in the transport sector. We won’t be able to complain, even incourts,” said Salarda. “This Sept. 30 transport strike is apreparation for much bigger initiatives if jeepney drivers are ignored,” saidSalarda. Alyansa Kontra PUV Phase Out-Panay appealedfor public support to the Sept. 30 transport strike. The phase out of jeepneys 15 years old or older is partof the government’s transport modernization program which aims to minimize air pollution and improvepublic transport safety. But according to the alliance, it wouldeconomically displace thousands of jeepney drivers, operators and theirfamilies. Even jeepney mechanics will be dislocated by thephaseout, said Salarda./PNlast_img read more

IMCA Stock Car qualifiers and total points

first_imgIMCA Stock Car qualifiers and total points Rank Car # Driver Name PointsQualified 1. 9J Jerry Gifford 2. 81 Devin Smith 3. 24W Casey Werkmeister 4. 19J Jay Schmidt 5. 50T Heath Tulp 6. 56T Justin Temeyer 7. 33C Brandon Czarapata 8. 99D Damon Murty 9. 6M Rick Mahlberg 10. 2T Travis VanStraten 11. 71D Shaun Bruns 12. 57 John Heinz 13. 25 Trent Murphy 14. 20M Perry Misner 15. 93 Michael Jaennette 16. 92B Brian Blessington 17. 63 Mike Nichols 18. 11M Jake Masters 19. 30C Abe Huls 20. 22L Chris Pruitt 21. 5B Stefan Sybesma 22. 19 Kyle Vanover 23. 8 David Smith 24. 47 Scott Pippert 25. 32 Derek Green 26. 11 Jesse Brown 27. 78P Terry Pruitt 28. 35 Donavon Smith 29. 37C Roger Ciesielski 30. 96 Troy Woelber Rank Car # Driver Name PointsNot Qualified 1. 566 Jim Lynch 1,839 2. 45 Michael Dancer 1,839 3. X Chris Palsrok 1,837 4. 25J Josh Daniels 1,835 5. 02 Mike Goldsberry 1,831 6. 14 Chad Palmer 1,830 7. 81S Matt Speckman 1,828 8. 52 Nathan Wood 1,828 9. 14Z Ned Kalis 1,822 10. 35JW Casey Woken 1,821 11. 1K Tom Killen 1,819 12. 83 James Richert 1,819 13. 27X Allan Schmidt 1,819 14. 57X Jesse Olson 1,818 15. 22 Michael Pepper 1,818 16. 31X Matthew West 1,816 17. 23 Dave Moriarty 1,814 18. 22W Wayne Gifford 1,813 19. 5L Dustin Larson 1,810 20. 97 Nathan Burke 1,728 21. 7C Blake Cole 1,728 22. 27BW Bruce Wickman 1,728 23. 40B Tom Brumlic 1,724 24. 07D Dennis Bissonnette 1,723 25. 9K Shawn Havel 1,723 26. 737 Nick Tubbs 1,723 27. 92 Dan Mackenthun 1,722 28. 5* Brandon Taylor 1,722 29. X9 Brad Whitney 1,722 30. 007 Luke Lemmens 1,721 31. 37 Jason Rogers 1,719 32. 49 Ryan Harris 1,717 33. 17C Shane Paris 1,717 34. C4 Tristan Carman 1,715 35. 2B Les (Bo) Lundquist 1,715 36. 71 Corey Piffer 1,715 37. 110 Kenneth Tietz 1,715 38. 76 Norman Belew 1,713 39. 04V Roger Verdoorn 1,713 40. 9X Jason Batt 1,711 41. 10J Jake Nelson 1,710 42. 78 Jeffrey Anderson 1,709 43. 15C Norman Chesmore 1,709 44. 01W Bruce Plumisto 1,709 45. 52W Ben Walding 1,708 46. 11X Shay Curtin 1,707 47. XX Gene Stigall 1,707 48. 36 Brett Woznicki 1,704 49. 35K Adam Klocke 1,702 Rank Car # Driver Name Points 50. 50 Matt Guillaume 1,701 51. 22S Toby Smith 1,701 52. 22V Michael Vennes 1,699 53. 21 Eric Rempel 1,698 54. 16W Jeff Whiting 1,698 55. 3H Ty Hill 1,697 56. 28 Jeff Holstein 1,697 57. 25D Bob Daniels 1,696 58. 38C Kellie Schmit 1,695 59. 1330 Justin Jacobsen 1,694 60. 79K Michael Lang 1,693 61. 21T Travis Prochaska 1,693 62. 691 Cary White 1,693 63. 04 Don Vis 1,692 64. 81X Randy Killen 1,691 65. P42 Dave Plowman 1,691 66. R31 Ryan Leeman 1,690 67. 99K David Easterday 1,689 68. 94 Todd Gereau 1,689 69. 2D Jordan Durward 1,687 70. 69 Jake Ludeking 1,684 71. 31S Paul Shepherd 1,684 72. 15 Carbie McClearen 1,682 73. 271 Randy Brands 1,680 74. 50RS Robert Stofer 1,680 75. 6X Greg Keuhn 1,679 76. 45M Matt Deaton 1,676 77. 6C Caleb Crenshaw 1,675 78. 83E Thomas Thompson 1,674 79. 22R Todd Reitzler 1,671 80. 22X Lance Deal 1,668 81. 76X Jason Davis 1,664 82. 99X Jeremy Christians 1,662 83. 22D Jeff Deal 1,661 84. 224 Casey Greubel 1,659 85. 237 Jordan Lathram 1,658 86. 37X Jeff Tubbs 1,656 87. 44K Kevin Opheim 1,653 88. 183 Chad Estes 1,652 89. 20MD Jason Ward 1,651 90. 1F Marcus Fagan 1,642 91. 4JR Russell Damme 1,639 92. 43 Calvin Lange 1,638 93. 87A Aaron Matthias 1,636 94. 23HR Rodney Richards 1,636 95. 77W Dean Wray 1,636 96. 33 Jim Hendricks 1,634 97. 013 Casey Jones 1,632 98. 27J Jason Cook 1,628 99. 24C Bob Chalupa 1,627 Rank Car # Driver Name Points 100. 212 Shane Stutzman 1,627 101. 50X Kevin Balmer 1,626 102. 22B William Wade 1,626 103. 42W Kyle Werkmeister 1,625 104. 7G David Goode Jr 1,624 105. 9C Robert Rutherford 1,624 106. 65 Colby Deming 1,622 107. 97X Ondre Rexford 1,621 108. 21CZ Tim Czarneski 1,618 109. 77X Manny Baldiviez 1,617 110. 00X Andy Altenburg 1,613 111. 45C Larry Crocheck 1,610 112. 95 Gregg Mann 1,609 113. 19X Dana Morgan 1,608 114. 75S Tony Schlei 1,607 115. 67 Christopher Toot 1,606 116. 8B Scott Beauregard 1,604 117. 57P Dennis Plain 1,604 118. 73 Rich Pederson 1,602 119. 03 John Frydrych 1,601 120. 47S Brandon Savage 1,601 121. 9 Kevin Flock 1,599 122. 27 Gary Bass 1,597 123. 09H Bob Hoing 1,562 124. 14A Derrick Agee 1,561 125. 903 Markiss Harcrow 1,546 126. 4J Aaron Guillaume 1,541 127. 85 George Motto 1,541 128. 18C Ron Bougher 1,539 129. 71Z Ronnie Christopher 1,538 130. 56 Lonnie Hodges 1,537 131. 1M Jeff McCollum 1,177 132. 22K Kevin Rose 1,140 133. 05 John Oliver Jr 1,135 134. 7 Jason Minnehan 1,129 135. 27K Kevin Parks 1,121 136. 171 Calvin (Buck) Swanson 1,117 137. 77T Trent Jeanes 1,110 138. 26 Bill Reetz 1,110 139. 69K Kirk Martin 1,077 140. 98 Dan Hanselman 1,068 141. 52X Jason Wilkinson 1,047 142. 24 Eric Brown 578 143. 4 Mike Wiemann 557 144. 83H Mike Harris 551 145. 14S Bob Staiert 493 146. 13M Matthew Munyon 492 147. 77 Stoney Leonard 492last_img read more

The Latest: Pac-12 Commissioner LarryS

first_img___Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to make its decision on fall sports in “late July.”The league put out Swofford’s statement Friday afternoon, saying the league has prepared “numerous scenarios” for fall competition over the last few months. The decision would come from the league’s board of directors.Earlier this week, the ACC delayed the start of fall competition until at least Sept. 1. That move impacts non-revenue programs like soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country, but not football for now. The first football game involving a league team is North Carolina State’s trip to Louisville on Sept. 2.___ July 10, 2020 Virginia says two football players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate for at least 10 days, along with other members of the program found to have come into close contact with them.The school says 110 players were tested when the player returned to campus beginning July 5 for voluntary workouts. The players were all tested before the workout began, the school says. It adds that none of the players that tested positive have required hospitalization.The tests were administered by UVA athletics sports medicine.The players with positive test results will self-isolate for 10 days, or until they have been fever-free for at least three days, whichever is longer. They also will undergo cardiac screening before they are permitted to join daily sports functions.The school did not indicate how many others were determined through contact tracing to have come into close contact with the players infected. It also did not indicate whether any coaches or other football staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has tested positive for coronavirus.The team said after Bidwill developed symptoms, he tested positive for COVID-19 and went to the hospital after a recommendation by his doctor. His condition has improved and he’s expected to be released this weekend.The team believes the 55-year-old Bidwill caught the virus while traveling and spending time on the East Coast for several weeks. He’s been working remotely since March and the team says he hasn’t had in-person contact coaches or players.___Chicago White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech has opted not to play this season. The team also said star third baseman Yoán Moncada and pitcher Jose Ruiz were placed on the 10-day injure list because of unspecified ailments. The 55-year-old tested positive late this week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and is self quarantining at the direction of his doctor, according to a statement by the conference.Scott is continuing to carry on his duties as commissioner remotely.___Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic is the first player to opt out of the NHL’s return.The team announced Hamonic’s decision Friday night several hours after the league and NHLPA agreed to resume the season. Hamonic opted out for family reasons. The Latest: Pac-12 Commissioner LarryS — Josh Dubow reporting.___The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play two exhibition games at Fenway Park before baseball’s delayed regular-season opener.Toronto will visit Boston on July 21 and 22 before heading down to Tampa Bay for its opener. The Red Sox are scheduled to open at home against the Baltimore Orioles on July 24.___ Kopech was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on March 26 and likely would have opened the year in the minors had the season started on time.Kopech was acquired by Chicago in the December 2016 trade that sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox. He made his big league debut in 2018, going 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA in four starts.Moncada set career highs by hitting .315 with 25 homers and 79 RBIs in a breakthrough season last year.___South American soccer body CONMEBOL said Friday its Copa Libertadores tournament will restart Sept. 15, more than six months after it was suspended. All those found to have come into contact with the infected players will be asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are unable to participate in daily sports functions in that time.___San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.Posey announced his decision on Friday. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season. Posey had missed three practices while dealing with a personal issue.Posey joins other big-name players like Dodgers pitcher David Price, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado’s Ian Desmond and Arizonna pitcher Mike Leake in deciding not to take part in the 60-game season this year. The White Sox believe they are poised for a turnaround after seven straight losing seasons. But losing Kopech for the season and Moncada for at least a little while are big blows.Both players had been absent since the White Sox resumed workouts last week for the first time since Major League Baseball shut down camps in March.The team had said Kopech was dealing with a personal issue.“We recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive,” general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season.”The 24-year-old right-hander is coming back from Tommy John surgery in September 2018. He hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring training appearance. The Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious club competition of the region, will resume on Oct. 27, CONMEBOL said.South America is one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazil alone has counted more than 70,000 fatalities due to the virus.The soccer body said teams that need to play out of their hometowns because of the pandemic will have enough time to do so. The presence of fans will depend on local authorities, according to CONMEBOL’s health protocols.___The University of Michigan says two athletes tested positive during a second round of COVID-19 testing, bringing the total to four out of the 375 who have been tested. The school says none of the 139 staff members have tested positive. Associated Press Hamonic said worries about his young children contracting COVID-19 prompted his decision. His daughter was hospitalized with a respiratory illness last year.“My family has and always will come first,” he said in a statement. “Being my little kids’ dad every day is the most important job I have.”Hamonic, who turns 30 next month, is a pending free agent. The Flames are set to face the Winnipeg Jets in the qualifying round, starting Aug. 1 in Edmonton.“Travis explained that due to family considerations, he has made the difficult decision not to participate,” Calgary general manager Brad Treliving said. “While we will miss Travis in our lineup, we understand and respect his decision.”___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

The Latest: Pitcher Brad Keller back in Royals’ rotation

first_imgHe immediately hit the field for a 30-pitch bullpen session and had no issues.Keller was the Royals’ starter opening day last year. Danny Duffy will take the ball in next Friday night’s opener in Cleveland.“I’m feeling great now,” Keller said. “This morning I was cleared about 8:30, so that was probably one of the best phone calls I’ve had. I felt like I got called up to the big leagues or something. It was nuts.”Earlier in the day, Royals prospects Nick Dini and Daniel Tillo tested positive for the virus. They are now quarantined.___ The SEC hasn’t announced plans for football and other fall sports yet. The league said it will determine later if the policy should be extended at least to the spring semester.___USA Diving has canceled the junior world trials after deciding not to send a team to the FINA world championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The organization cited four reasons for making its decision — the health and safety of coaches and athletes, the inability to adequately train because of closed facilities, international travel restrictions and other national federations already announcing they wouldn’t compete.“We understand that this decision will be disappointing to our athletes, coaches, and parents but it is our duty to always protect the safety of our membership and do our part to protect the safety of our international diving community,” USA Diving explained in a news release. ___Formula One says two people tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest batch of tests carried out before the Hungarian Grand Prix.F1 said 4,997 tests for COVID-19 were carried out from July 10-16 ahead of Sunday’s race outside of Budapest. No further information was given about the two people who tested positive. They have been removed from the Hungaroring vicinity and isolated.F1 reported no positive cases from more than 8,000 tests carried out over the previous two races held in Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller, who had been out the last two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, returned to the club Friday following a pair of negative tests. Michigan says 121 tests were conducted those days on athletes, coaches and staff with four positives. To date, the athletic department has reported 635 tests with eight positives. All the positive tests have been on athletes.Michigan State announced it conducted testing on 38 athletes Monday, with three positives. None of the three people had taken part in workouts in the last two weeks. Three additional athletes will need to quarantine for 14 days, since they are roommates of the positive individuals. There were also 27 athletic department staff members who were tested July 13, with one person testing positive. The school said the staff member does not work with the programs back on campus and had no exposure to athletes.___Southeastern Conference schools will honor the scholarships of athletes who opt not to participate in fall competition because of concerns about COVID-19.The league announced the decision Friday, saying the athletes will remain in good standing with their team. SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously on the issue based on a recommendation of the league’s athletic directors. Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self isolation.Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.None of the 28 staff members who have been on campus to support voluntary workouts have tested positive while on campus.___The Royals will use the stadium of the independent minor league Kansas City T-Bones, which is located across the state line in Kansas, as their secondary training site as the start of baseball’s abbreviated regular season approaches. Personnel attending the races are tested every five days with results made public every seven days.There are two scheduled races at the British GP on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.___The world triathlon championships will be staged this year but it’s unclear where and when.The worlds were originally scheduled to take place in August at the Edmonton world series grand final but they were canceled in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body of the sport now says a 2020 worlds can go ahead after recommendations from athletes and coaches and talks with national federations. July 17, 2020 The Latest: Pitcher Brad Keller back in Royals’ rotation If replacement teams cannot be lined up, the Cardinals would now open the season by hosting Wyoming on Sept. 26. Ball State still has eight league games on the schedule, too.___ Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June.Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In addition to players, one staff member tested positive.The week included a five-day span with no new positive tests. Including the initial intake screening that started in late June, 93 of of 21,701 samples have resulted in new positives, a rate of 0.4%. The positives included 80 players and 13 staff members. World Triathlon also canceled three World Cups in Brazil and China.World Triathlon says it was forced to scrap two World Cups and three Asian Cups in China scheduled for September and October after the country’s government last week canceled all international sports for the rest of the year.___The Atlantic 10 Conference is postponing its fall sports season, which includes soccer, cross country, field hockey and women’s volleyball. The conference announced it will try to play those sports in the spring semester, and has agreed to a “look-in” window during September to evaluate whether it is possible to conduct shortened, conference-only seasons in fall sports.center_img Athletic department protocols require each person with a positive test to self-isolate until further notice as contract tracing begins. Anyone deemed to be in close contact with someone who has tested positive also will be quarantined.Coach Tom Allen said earlier this summer that he would mix up the workout groups in an attempt to prevent the spread of the illness. He wanted to keep roommates in the same groups while splitting up position groups to avoid losing too many players.School officials say the pause will not impact voluntary workouts for other teams on campus. Players in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey are all participating in voluntary workouts in Bloomington.___The University of Michigan and Michigan State have announced has positive COVID-19 tests. The championships are scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 6 in Kiev, Ukraine___Ball State athletic department officials are looking to fill three open dates on the school’s football schedule after losing its third non-conference game.The Cardinals were scheduled to play host to Maine in the Sept. 3 season-opener — before the Black Bears and the Colonial Athletic Association announced they had suspended the fall sports season.Ball State’s road trips to Indiana and Michigan were canceled last week when the Big Ten opted to conduct a league-only schedule, a move that reportedly will cost the Mid-American Conference school almost $1.7 million in guaranteed money. The family that owns Bandimere Speedway in Morrison issued a statement saying it was “dedicated” to finding a new date later this season. Brainerd International Speedway owner Kristi Copham offered similar sentiments in her statement.“We are disappointed that we have to postpone our event,” she said. “But we hope that, by working closely with state and local authorities and NHRA, we can find a way to put on a nationals race later this season, especially for our fans, who deserve to enjoy a great weekend of NHRA drag racing. We appreciate everyone’s patience – our fans, vendors, staff and race teams — as we try to work through the issues that would allow us to hold the event, and we’re continuing to work hard on it every day.”The rest of the current schedule will remain unchanged, NHRA President Glen Cromwell said.___Indiana University has put its voluntary football workouts on hold after six participants tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The T-Bones are not playing this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. That made their small but modern stadium near Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County the perfect choice for Royals players to work out when they are not with the team.The Royals also will use Kauffman Stadium as workout space when the team is playing on the road.___The NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference has suspended all athletic competitions, including football, through Nov. 30.The league, which has teams in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska, said schools will be able to make individual decisions on organized practice activities, but no outside competition will be permitted. No fans have been allowed at stadiums since sports resumed in the country in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “from October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia … in a COVID-secure way subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The GNAC said it intends to make a decision on competitions beyond Nov. 30 by mid-October. The league also said it’s exploring options for fall sports to have a season, including the possibility of playing in the spring.___The NHRA has revised its schedule yet again, postponing its next two stops until further notice while adding a fourth race in the Indianapolis area.Series officials announced that the events scheduled for Morrison. Colorado, on Aug. 7-9 and Brainerd, Minnesota, on Aug. 14-16 will not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Indianapolis event replaces Morrison on the schedule and will host its third consecutive event with limited spectators, from Aug. 6-9. Qualifying will be broadcast by FS1 with the final round of eliminations airing on FOX. Indy also is scheduled to hold the U.S. Nationals in early September. ___The restart of the Paraguayan soccer league has been called off after three teams came down with cases of the coronavirus.The Paraguayan soccer association says Guarani, 12 de Octubre and San Lorenzo cannot play and train until another medical examination is held.The soccer association did not say how many players or club staff members have become infected.The league had been scheduled to resume later in the day after a four-month suspension caused by the pandemic. San Lorenzo was to play General Diaz. Guarani was scheduled to play Guaireña on Saturday and 12 de Octubre was to play Sol de America.Club executives are expected to meet later in the day to discuss whether other matches will go forward.Paraguay has done comparatively well in combating the virus. Only 27 people in the country of almost 7 million residents have died with the virus of about 3,300 infected.___Sporting events in England could be opened up to spectators starting in October. Associated Press last_img read more

NBA Draft: Chris McCullough reacts to being drafted by Brooklyn Nets

first_imgChris McCullough couldn’t practice for the Brooklyn Nets, but he said that his interview process made all the difference in garnering a first-round selection.The 20-year-old spoke with Nets head coach Lionel Hollins moments after his selection, and Hollins told him that it was what he said that made Brooklyn want to take the risk on a player that tore his ACL in January.“We just kind of connected,” McCullough said. “Once we got in a room together, we just connected. He gave me life lessons.”McCullough was the 29th pick in the draft, and a large pack of Brooklyn fans were chanting his name in the moments leading up to his official selection. He was seated just rows in front of them, and stood up and thanked them before walking up to the stage to greet NBA commissioner Adam Silver.“It’s a good feeling. Hearing my name called,” McCullough said. “Walking up to the stage, my hometown. It’s a good feeling.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 25, 2015 at 11:34 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more