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Minister unveils plans to resuscitate Awolowo Stadium

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State.Dare said this in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of his visit to the palace of the Olubadan. The Minister said the Federal Government was considering partnership with the state government or outright concession of the stadium.He said the stadium would bounce back to life as soon as any of the options was implemented.He said: “I met a plan on ground.“There is an approval to concession Federal Government-owned stadiums starting with Abuja and the one in Surulere, Lagos.“I agree that concession is the best option. “The Obafemi Awolowo Stadium is the oldest stadium in Africa and the oldest in Nigeria.“We have another option, which is to work with the Oyo State Government.“We can cede the stadium to them if we have a commitment that they will bring it to standard.”Dare said the Federal Government was vigorously pursuing both options, adding that it would implement the one that would best serve the interest of the people.He said: “The governor has called me twice, showing the state government’s interest to work with us in bringing the facility up to standard. “This conversation is ongoing; we shall reach a conclusion and whatever the decision is will be conveyed to the public.”Tags: Minister of Youth and Sports DevelopmentObafemi Awolowo StadiumResuscitateSunday Darelast_img read more

MLAX : Faceoffs remain a concern five games into season; SU fails to convert on man-up chances

first_imgSyracuse has phase one down, but phase two is what’s creating trouble.The Orange’s faceoff specialists are consistently trapping the ball during faceoffs to win the first phase of the draw. But when they push the ball out, SU still isn’t consistently scooping up the ground ball to win phase two. That occurred once more Wednesday night in its 10-6 win over Providence, as the Friars held the final advantage at the X, winning 10-of-19 draws.‘It’s a work in progress, and I think once again our guys got the ball out a few times today, and we didn’t pick it up, so our ground balls need to improve,’ Syracuse head coach John Desko said. ‘Faceoffs a lot of times are a matchup thing, where one person will do well against one certain type of faceoff move, and if it’s not working sometimes you can counter with someone else and have better success.’SU hasn’t found a dependable faceoff specialist through six games, as Desko and faceoff coach Kevin Donahue continue to send a variety of players out to the X. Four different players took turns taking draws. Matt Harris and Kevin Drew played on the wings, but they often failed to pick up the ground ball when it was out in open space.Desko said Harris impressed with his performance at a time when the Orange is still trying to perfect both phases of the faceoffs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think Matt Harris showed some pretty good improvement there on ground balls and really got after it,’ Desko said. ‘(He) missed a couple with pressure on him, but he was getting there, and he was getting after it and that’s all we can ask right now.’Faceoff victories are hugely important for Syracuse, not only to control the pace of the game, but also for opportunities to score in transition.When the Friars tied up the game 1-1, Daddio scooped up the ground ball after PC faceoff specialist Ryan Shaw lost track of the ball. SU gained possession, and midfielder JoJo Marasco took the ball to the outside, then cut back in toward the goal and shot from about 10 yards out to give Syracuse the 2-1 lead before the Friars’ defense could get into position.But those chances didn’t come as often as desired. Six games into the season, there’s still plenty of work to be done to improve at the X.‘But we’re working on a lot of things in practice,’ Desko said, ‘but we’ve got to keep working on ground balls.’Man-up opportunitiesJohn Desko knows Wednesday’s game could have easily been more lopsided.Syracuse dominated the Friars en route to victory but struggled on man-up opportunities offensively and man-down situations defensively. The Orange converted on just one of five opportunities, and the Friars scored three man-up goals to cut into Syracuse’s halftime lead.‘I think I looked up, and I think they had four goals and three of them were man-up,’ Desko said. ‘We didn’t capitalize on our man-ups, especially our two man-up, and there could have been more of a swing there, too.’The only time Providence seemed to get going offensively was when it had that advantage. The Friars’ first goal came when the Syracuse defense failed to extend on a tight pass in front of the goal and Providence attack Robert Fleming found the back of the net in one motion.Then in the second quarter with SU leading 6-1, Orange attack Tim Desko knifed his way in front of the net. As the Friars defense failed to knock the ball free, he drew three penalties in the process.The sequence ended with Tim Desko lying facedown on the turf after Providence midfielder Pete Wujciak flew in, unnoticed, and connected with a vicious hit.‘He seems to invite that kind of play. He sticks his nose in there, and I got a little concerned when I saw his head snap back,’ John Desko said. ‘You never like to see those head or neck injuries, but he came off and he just had a small cut on his nose and was able to go back in.’With Tim Desko on the sidelines, Syracuse couldn’t take advantage of a two-minute non-releasable penalty and a two-man advantage for one minute. And SU’s struggles allowed the Friars to gain some confidence and put a dent in the Orange lead with opportunities of their own.‘I feel like Pete Coleman had a pretty good shot, and it hit off the crossbar and it kind of changed it,’ Marasco said.‘The goalie made another save, and maybe just right now it was kind of tough and if we put a goal or two in there we knock them out of the entire game.’cjiseman@syr.eduadtredin@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 21, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

‘For the little guy’: Loyola’s title run highlights sea change for lacrosse mid-majors

first_imgEven growing up in New Jersey, Pat Laconi was a huge fan of Maryland lacrosse. When he started receiving offers to play in college, though, the Terrapins never showed any interest.After college lacrosse’s traditional powers passed on him, Laconi chose to attend Loyola (Md.), a Catholic school in Baltimore with less than 4,000 undergraduates.Loyola shocked the nation in 2012, starting the season unranked then losing only one game on the way to its first national championship.For Laconi, now a junior, it was that much sweeter when the Greyhounds dismantled Maryland in the national title game.“Elation is not a good enough word,” Laconi said. “We wanted to get recruited by these big state schools, and a lot of us slipped through the cracks. Maybe we were late bloomers or just didn’t seem as viable to those types of schools.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLoyola’s championship run, fueled mostly by players overlooked by college lacrosse’s historically dominant teams, embodies a shift in lacrosse nationally. Seven teams, including Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Maryland, have won 39 of the 42 national championships. Duke, the 2010 winner, and Loyola are the only teams to have won just once.Loyola’s championship run reflects the growth of the sport outside of its traditional hotbeds, coaches said. More interest in the sport, and consequently a larger pool of top-tier recruits, has leveled the playing field in recent years, and Loyola’s championship should only accelerate the trend.“Just look at our roster. We have players from Texas, Ohio, Florida and on down the line in addition to the traditional hotbeds,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “There are a lot more players around the country playing the game at a high level. As a result, there’s more parity in college lacrosse and I think you’ll continue to see that going forward.”Loyola’s remarkable run is a blueprint for the future success of smaller programs. Laconi and head coach Charley Toomey said the Greyhounds’ success in 2012 can be attributed to a combination of meticulous preparation, staunch defense and dazzling individual performances.The Greyhounds won their first 12 games with an average margin of victory of more than five goals per game. Johns Hopkins defeated Loyola 10-9 in overtime April 28, handing the Greyhounds their first and only loss of the season.Toomey said Loyola’s next game, a 14-13 win against Denver in the Eastern Conference Athletic Association semifinals on May 2, proved to him that he had a special team.“I was really taken aback that I had a sophomore starter saying, ‘We can’t wait to get on the plane and go play Denver. We need to get this taste out of our mouth,’” Toomey said. “To go back out there and beat Denver a second time, that’s when I started to think this was a unique group.”Loyola never lost the rest of the way en route to the national championship. Then-sophomore goalie Jack Runkel, who came off of the bench in Loyola’s second game of the year and eventually started in all but three games, led Loyola’s defensive effort.The Greyhounds allowed 5.5 goals per game in the NCAA Tournament. Runkel allowed just three goals in the final, a championship game record.Senior attacker Eric Lusby led the Loyola offense, scoring a record 17 goals in the tournament. Laconi, who played a contributing role at defensive midfield during the run, said defensive game-planning was the most crucial part of the tournament run.“Every single situation that we had the entire playoff run, except for the Canisius game, we knew every single thing the other team was going to do all the time,” Laconi said. “All we had to do was go to the correct place and show off our athleticism.”This year, people have been congratulating Toomey on winning one for “the little guy.” Toomey has experienced the struggles of small programs since his time in college, when he started at goaltender for a Loyola team that lost to Syracuse in the 1990 national championship game.Now, Toomey’s program is creating momentum for other small teams. One of the biggest implications of Loyola’s championship is that more programs are trying to get competitive, Toomey said.“From an administrative standpoint, you have some schools that are considering picking up the sport, which is great for lacrosse overall” Toomey said. “But you also have programs that do support the sport but maybe say, ‘We need to throw some more resources at the program.’”One such program is Villanova, which started phasing scholarships into lacrosse in the past year. Adding scholarships has been a challenge, but it makes the program more appealing, Villanova associate head coach Simon Connor said.The recruiting pool, particularly from places like Canada, has grown in recent years, he said. Connor attributes it to increased exposure for teams outside of the traditional elite. As the sport continues to grow and the recruiting pool gets bigger, smaller programs will continue to assert themselves, though not to the point of making the traditional powers irrelevant, Connor said.“I still think they’re going to be very good, but I think you’ll see more schools competing,” Connor said. “I don’t think Loyola’s championship is a fluke.”Toomey doesn’t know whether his program’s success will cause it, but he said the college lacrosse field will continue to even out in the next 10 years. He attributes it to the growth of the top-tier recruiting pool.Players like Lusby may slip through the cracks and into a smaller program, and another Laconi might go unnoticed by the nation’s elite.“It’s not just the traditional powers that are getting these great guys,” Toomey said. “There are enough to go around for all of us.” Comments Related Stories Where the light is: With more experience, Syracuse searches for way to reclaim past gloryLong way home: Maltz living boyhood dream after years on lacrosse outskirtsBall hawk: After decorated high school football career, Mullins thrives as defender on lacrosse fieldNet natural: Wardwell becomes force in cage after years of preparing for Division-I spotlightLighting it up: Syracuse’s new-look attack anchors offense, scoring responsibilities Published on February 14, 2013 at 3:16 am Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse’s inaugural ACC schedule released

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s Atlantic Coast Conference schedule was released Wednesday night. The Orange hosts Duke on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m., Georgia Tech on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. and Pittsburgh on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m., among other schools.SU’s road slate is highlighted by trips to Maryland on Jan. 16 at at 8:30 p.m., North Carolina on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. and perennial powerhouse and former Big East foe Notre Dame on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.Syracuse plays 16 ACC games in total. Six of the teams it faces finished 2012-13 in the Associated Press Top 25, including No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 5 Duke. The Orange ended the season in the No. 22 slot, earning a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament after a 24-8 regular season campaign and a trip to the Big East tournament semifinals.Kayla Alexander, Carmen Tyson-Thomas and Elashier Hall graduated, but sophomores Brittney Sykes, Brianna Butler and Cornelia Fondren will look to lead Syracuse back to the postseason in its first year in the ACC.The Orange’s non-conference schedule will be announced at a later date.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on August 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Williams’ playing chances are improving

first_imgBye weeks present USC with an opportunity to get healthy, and this one is coming at just the right time.Four key USC players sat out of practice with a multitude of injuries, but the Trojans did get some good news about one of their playmakers.Giving it the boot · Damian Williams is out of the protective boot and could start running Monday. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanRedshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams remained in sweatpants and did not practice, but he was not wearing a boot on his injured ankle like he was on Tuesday.Coach Pete Carroll said Williams expects to run on Monday, and he will be evaluated from there.“He’s encouraged,” Carroll said of the team’s leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.Running backs redshirt junior Allen Bradford and junior Joe McKnight also missed practice.Bradford is recovering from a bone bruise in his foot, while Carroll said McKnight was suffering from blurred vision due to migraines.uWith Williams out, other receivers have had to step up, including junior Ronald Johnson and redshirt freshman Brice Butler.“We got a lot of guys stepping in, making big plays,” Johnson said. “We’re not really missing a beat, but at the same time, he’s a big key player, we’d love to have him back.”The duo caught 13 of freshman quarterback Matt Barkley’s 21 completions on Saturday against Stanford. Johnson had seven grabs for 69 yards, while Butler hauled in six grabs for 96 yards and a score.Johnson has been impressed with Butler’s play.“He’s really coming up,” the junior said. “He’s learning the game and making plays.”Johnson continued to impress in his own right during practice, streaking down the left sideline and beating freshman defensive back Byron Moore on a 50-plus-yard touchdown pass from Barkley.He said he doesn’t feel any added pressure without Williams in the lineup.“It’s an opportunity,” Johnson said.uThe open week also gives a number of younger Trojans a chance to get more repetitions in, and a handful of players are taking advantage of that opportunity.One of those players is Moore.“We learned some stuff that he hadn’t grasped yet,” Carroll said. “Now we can help him progress.”Another is freshman offensive tackle Kevin Graf.“I can’t tell you that he’s set the world on fire yet but he has to battle with the first group when he’s in there,” Carroll said.Graf’s father, Allan Graf, played three years for USC in the early 1970s, including with the Trojans’ 1972 national championship team. His brother, Derek, lettered in 2002.Sophomore linebacker Uona Kaveinga also impressed coaches, making a number of stops in 11-on-11 drills.last_img read more

WHS girls softball team splits; WHS baseball teams get swept; JV scores; WHS golf results…

first_imgJV WHS softball: Wednesday –Game 1-  Wellington JV 0  Rose Hill 3Game 2-  Wellington JV 8  Rose Hill 4Tuesday –Game 1 — Wellington 12  Buhler 4Game 2 — Wellington 24  Clearwater 1 (3 inn)Wellington JV is currently 8-4 on the season. Game #2: Rose Hill 10 Wellington 9Wellington 0 0 3 0 2 4 0 —  9 11 3Rose Hill  0 1 4 3 2 0 x —10 15 3Wellington batting stats:Oathout — 3 of 5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.Hefley — 2 of 4, one run, 3 RBIs, double, home run.Buck — 2 of 3, three runs, 1 RBI, triple.Jenkins — 2 of 3, one run, 1 RBI.Mullen — 1 of 4, 1 RBI.Zimmerman — 0 of 3, 1 RBIP Adams — 0 of 4.Hamel — 1 of 1, 1 run.McComb — 0 of 3,  1 runZavala — 0 of 3.Winning pitcher: Pushing. Save: P. WeelerLoss: Hefley. Game two: Rose Hill 7 Wellington 31 2 3 4 5 6 7     R   H   EWHS       2 0 0 0 0 0 1     3    5    5RHHS     4 0 3 0 0 0 x     7    6    2W – Marsteler      L – Macias Game one: Rose Hill 6 Wellington 21 2 3 4 5 6 7      R   H   EWHS     0 0 2 0 0 0 0      2    6   3RHHS     2 0 0 0 0 4 x      6    7   2W – Cotton        L – Huck Wellington golf —The WHS golf team participated in the Hesston Invitational on Tuesday.Wellington placed sixth against 11 teams.“These were very tough conditions Tuesday for all the golfers,” said James Ginter, Wellington golf coach . “The lowest score was a 76.”Logan Woodbridge, who shot an 81, was Wellington’s highest finisher, tied for 10th, losing in a scorecard playoff and taking 11th.“The others played through the conditions pretty well,” Ginter said. “Chance Russell had a PR with an 86 yesterday.“Our team scores will have to improve if we hope to compete for a league, regional and state title.  Our kids know that.  The experience we have gained over the last month a half will come in handy down the stretch.”Team scores: Maize South 319, Buhler 323, Wichita Collegiate 324, Hesston 328, Wichita Heights 331, Wellington 333, Valley Center 346, Andover Central 349, Wichita Trinity 352, Augusta 364, Wichita Southeast 538.Wellington scores: Logan Woodbridge 81, Nick Becker 83, Brian Peck 83, Chance Russell 86, Graysen DeJarnett 95, Joe Friesen 125. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Game #1: Wellington 5 Rose Hill 4Wellington 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 — 5 9 0Rose Hill 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 — 4 10 0Wellington batting stats:Oathout — 3 of 5, one run, one RBI.Hefley — 1 of 3, 1 run.Buck — 1 of 4.Jenkins — 1 of 4, 1 run, 2 RBI.Mullen — 1 of 4.Hamel — 0 of 3.P Adams — 0 of 2.Cornejo – 0 of 2.McComb – 2 of 3, one run, two doubles.Zavala — 0 of 0, 1 run.Winning pitcher: Hefley (5-2 with two saves).Loss — Weeler. Boys baseball —Wellington boys fell to 3-9 on the season losing to Rose Hill 6-2 and 7-3.In the first game, Rose Hill broke open a 2-all tie going into the bottom of the sixth with four runs.Jerrod Huck threw all six innings, giving up just two earned runs. He had three strikeouts and allowed seven hits.Wellington had three errors in the game.The Crusaders had six hits including two from Alex Weiss and Austin Dunn.In game two, Rose Hill built a 4-2 lead in the first inning and that set the stage for the rest of the game. Wellington did not cross home plate until the top of the seventh. Wellington had five hits in the game.Dunn and Parker Daugherty both had doubles. Jalen Macias was the losing pitcher.Since today’s doubleheader with Clearwater has been postponed, the team will play a triangular on Saturday with Ark City and Kansas City Turner. The first game with Turner is at 11 a.m. The second game is at 3 p.m. vs. Arkansas City. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball team for the second consecutive day split a double-header winning the first, losing the second. The Wellington boys baseball team lost a double-header to Rose Hill. Plus Wellington junior varsity girl softball scores and Wellington golfing results…Girls softball —A common theme to this surprising Wellington High School girls softball season is the girls are having a hard time translating its game #1 success over to game #2.So was the case against Rose Hill in which the Wellington girls won game one 5-4 but lost the second 10-9. This double header was originally supposed to be the season opener but had been postponed at least twice.Both contests for these teams were one-run thrillers. Carlie McComb and McKenna Oathout had strong games at the plate, and helped lift the Crusaders to victory in the top of the seventh.The game was knotted at 4-all with two outs when McComb doubled to right field on a 2-2 count. Oathout then followed with a single to centerfield which would bring McComb home to take the lead. Wellington would then retire Rose Hill in the bottom half of the inning to get the win. Shanlyn Hefley was the winning pitcher.In game two, Wellington had 11 hits including Hefley going 2 of 4 at the plate with three RBIS, a double and a home run. Oathout had another good game going 3 of 5.Rose Hill took a 1-0 lead, but Wellington responded with three runs in the top of the third. Shelby Hamel scored on a Oathout single to left. Then Ryleigh Buck would triple Oathout home. Brianna Mullen singled Buck home.The Rockets reclaimed the lead with four runs in the bottom of the third and added three more in the fourth to make it 8-3. Both teams would get two apiece in the fifth.In the top of the sixth, Wellington would whittle a 10-5 deficit to one run after Hefley slammed a homer over the centerfield fence bringing in Oathout and McComb with her. Kailey Jenkins then hit a RBI single bringing Buck home to make it 10-9 with no outs.However the next three girls struck out to end the inning. There was no scoring thereafter. Wellington is 8-4. The Andover game is canceled, but league games with Clearwater and Circle still need to be made up. The Crusaders are also to play in a triangular before regional play in Independence in 10 days.last_img read more

Andrew Pelkey, Skylar Brand finish sixth, Wellington wrestling team gets 19.5 points in state tourney

first_img220 – Skylar Brand (27-9) placed 6th and scored 8.5 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 won by tech fall over Gunther Wehrman (Baldwin) 5-7 (TF-1.5 4:19 (16-1))Quarterfinal – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 won by decision over Dunkan Watrous (Paola) 28-13 (Dec 8-1)Semifinal – Ethan Dean (Santa Fe Trail) 33-6 won by fall over Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 (Fall 5:22)Cons. Semi – Keenan Dodd (Parsons) 43-3 won by fall over Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 (Fall 2:26)5th Place Match – Chandler Carter (DeSoto) 37-13 won by fall over Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 (Fall 4:07)Synopsis: Brand was dominating in his first two matches and was only down 1-0 midway in the third period against Ethan Dean of Santa Fe Trail. But then Brand got turned on his back late and was pinned. He didn’t have a lot of luck on Saturday, suffering two pins. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington wrapped up its 2015 high school wrestling season with two sixth place finishes and 19.5 points in the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina this weekend.After a sensational Friday showing, in which all four state qualifiers were able to secure at least one win on the first day of competition, Saturday turned as cold as the weather outside for the Crusader grapplers. Wellington went 0-6 on the final day.Andrew Pelkey and Skylar Brand got off to blazing starts with two victories and both reached the championship semifinals Friday night. But both lost those matches in rather heart-breaking fashion and fell to the consolation side of the bracket on Saturday. Neither one of them could pick up a win thereafter.Senior Joey Haydon went 1-2 at 182, while Miguel Lujan went 1-2 at heavyweight. It capped what was a season of great triumph and heartbreak for a Crusader team who was riddled with injuries much of the season.The Crusaders will now have to replace starters Pelkey, Brand, Haydon, Aaron Fair at 220, Vincent Ast at 152 and Ian King at 138. But it has a solid nucleus returning.The following is a synopsis of each performance by the Wellington wrestlers in Salina. For more detailed information about the tournament, read the Sumner Newscow live tweet blog below: 285 – Miguel Lujan (8-4) place is unknown and scored 1 team point.Champ. Round 1 – Sam Christy (Spring Hill) 34-13 won by fall over Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 8-4 (Fall 5:54)Cons. Round 1 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 8-4 won by decision over Kegan Meister (Holton) 24-14 (Dec 5-1)Cons. Round 2 – Jake Hastings (Santa Fe Trail) 36-7 won by decision over Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 8-4 (Dec 4-3)Synopsis: Lujan was pinned in the first round to Christy, but would come back to beat Meister 5-1 in dominating fashion. He found himself in a tussle with Hastings in the consolation second round and was tied 3-all late. He then received a penalty point for stalling, making it 4-3 Hastings.That eliminated Lujan from the tournament. Interestingly, Hastings would go on to finish third in the heavyweight division beating Jacobb Burnett of El Dorado 4-3. Burnett was the regional champion in Pratt the week before.Follow us on Twitter. 182 – Joey Haydon (25-17) place is unknown and scored 3 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Joey Haydon (Wellington) 25-17 won by major decision over Kaleb Jost (McPherson) 25-22 (MD 13-3)Quarterfinal – Derek Weaver (Paola) 25-16 won by fall over Joey Haydon (Wellington) 25-17 (Fall 3:07)Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Box (Hoyt Royal Valley) 26-17 won by decision over Joey Haydon (Wellington) 25-17 (Dec 4-2).Synopsis: Haydon got off to a nice start with a 13-3 major decision win. In his second round championship match, Haydon was ahead 4-2 in the second period when Weaver got him in a jam and pinned him. Haydon then wrestled Box and was trailing 2-1 in the third, but gave up a takedown late.center_img 2015 KSHSAA 4A Championships Results for Wellington152 – Andrew Pelkey (10-4) placed 6th and scored 7 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 won by decision over Nathan Nelson (Chapman) 18-18 (Dec 9-5)Quarterfinal – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 won by decision over Nicholas Reeb (Meriden Jeff West) 30-12 (Dec 5-4)Semifinal – Seth Strauss (Abilene) 35-5 won by decision over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 (Dec 4-2)Cons. Semi – Caleb Volkman (Spring Hill) 35-10 won by decision over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 (Dec 6-3)5th Place Match – Thomas Rickley (Clay Center Community) 18-5 won by fall over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 (Fall 2:25)Synopsis: The 152 pound category went accordingly with Pelkey’s last three wrestlers being top five ranked in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll. Pelkey’s big match Friday evening in the championship semifinals had him tied 2-all against Seth Strauss of Abilene at the end of the second period. A Strauss takedown midway in the second proved to be the difference. Strauss would go on to lose 1-0 to Jon Pratt in the championship. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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NJ Nonprofits Experiencing Severe Negative Effects of Coronavirus

first_imgHowever, due to the pandemic Brookdale is shifting its focus to a more pressing need: the welfare of its students. Instead of staging an in-person event, they will pivot to a virtual or online campaign designed to raise money to help students who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to help stabilize students in this time of crisis, Zeiss said. LYNNE WARDThis time of year is usually one of People Pages photographer Lynne Ward’s busiest times as she scrambles from gala to fundraiser covering the many charities, nonprofits and foundations in the Two River area. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancelation of all large gatherings and forced everyone to stay at home. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Mental health organizations have always been extremely important in Monmouth County and beyond and now the need for mental health access is more important than it has ever been. According to CEO Wendy DePedro, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is coordinating with local and state officials to meet the growing needs of the community with the public’s health and safety as their top priorities. The agency has transitioned its on-site staff to remote status, underscoring the importance of social distancing and reducing possible exposure to the virus. Fulfill, formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, postponed its “Shine Light On Hunger” Humanitarian Gala, originally scheduled for March 27, to June 4. Fulfill will continue to monitor the situation and decide as the date gets closer, to either postpone again or cancel. So don’t get rid of those dancing shoesjust yet. They’ll be back in style soonenough. In these days of social distancing and the governor’s order prohibiting group gatherings, charities and nonprofit organizations have been forced to cancel their events for the spring philanthropy season. Some organizations have rescheduled for summer or fall dates, while others have canceled completely until next year. The MHA Annual Dinner and 70th Anniversary planned for May 13 will be rescheduled for later in the year. The annual dinner is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the agency. “Because of the coronavirus crisis, Fulfill is providing all of our pantries and agencies – including Lunch Break, Parker Clinic and Red Bank’s Salvation Army – free Crisis Relief Boxes, sorted, bagged or boxed and, when needed, distributed, including no-cost transportation to their facilities, for them to give out to our neighbors in need. This has caused Fulfill’s costs to skyrocket. We are spending approximately $200,000 per week and we expect that number to keep climbing. Of course that means Fulfill’s gala will be more important than ever to us this year,” said Fulfill CEO and president Kim Guadagno, the former lieutenant governor of New Jersey. Fulfill is also experiencing a critical need for volunteers to pack the Crisis Relief Boxes with the spike in demand. Anyone who is healthy and can volunteer should email vmartinez@fulfillnj.org. Monetary donations are also needed. Fulfill’s Adopt-A-Family program allows donors to help a local family get through the coronavirus crisis. A $30 donation funds a four-day Crisis Relief Box for a family of four. All donations can be made at fulfillnj.org. “Our students continue to report that they are facing many challenges ranging from lost income, food insecurity and others so we will focus on efforts on raising money to provide direct financial support to them. We have already received a $50,000 donation and we will leverage that generous contribution to ‘challenge’ others to rise to the occasion,” said Zeiss. According to Tim Zeiss, executive director of the Brookdale Foundation and Alumni Affairs, Brookdale Community College has decided to cancel the Brookdale Scholarship Ball slated for June 5 and said that the health, safety and well-being of guests, organizers and staff is the first priority. The scholarship ball is the school’s largest annual event and has always been successful thanks to the support of sponsors, auction donors, attendees and honorees. “We are in the process of reaching out to a wide network of community agency providers as well as individual mental health practitioners to assure there are enough supports in place to help individuals and their families through this current crisis and in the days to come,” said DePedro. There will be an end to this crisis and the charities, foundations and organizations we support will need our help again. In my 16 years of covering Two River People events, spring is one of the busiest seasons for fundraisers. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, every sector of society has been impacted and New Jersey’s nonprofit community has been hit particularly hard. Many students have lost their jobs andare struggling to adapt to the new methodof taking classes online. Some studentsdo not own or have access to a laptop orWi-Fi. The college has responded to thisneed by making 400 laptops available asloaners. The Brookdale Foundation isproviding funding so those students haveaccess to Wi-Fi so they can continue theirclasses. By Lynne Ward Screening tools, specific guidelines and additional resources are available at mentalhealthmonmouth.org or mhanational.org. “Many of the nurses, health care workers, EMTs, police and others who are in the front lines battling this pandemic are Brookdale alumni,” he said. “So, while the campaign is designed to help students, we hope that people will consider donating in honor of those Brookdale graduates who are helping to make a difference.” last_img read more

Imanol only has the Illarramendi casualty against Mirandés

first_imgFrom there, the only player who ended up bothering the game against Athletic was Mikel Oyarzabal, He received a very hard tackle from Iker Muniain. But the Eibarrés attacker was able to finish Sunday’s game and then has not had any sequels. It has a blow, but it will not be a problem to be ready for the Mirandes visit. In fact, he has trained normally, as expected. Imanol can also count on David Zurutuza, another player who had been touched for a while. Since last week he trains with the group and could enter the Cup list this week, or failing in the Gipuzkoan derby against Eibar de Ipurua. Two other players who dragged muscle problems are the central Le Normand and Aritz Elustondo, but both are in good condition and Imanol can also count on them in the big copera meeting on Thursday. Good news in Zubieta with the infirmary of the Royal Society. In the absence of a day for the great event of the season for the Txuri-Urdin, Imanol Alguacil only has the loss of his captain, Asier Illarramendi, who has already been injured for almost six months and that is in the final stretch to finally re-enter with the group. This means that the Real recovers the players who had reluctant in recent days.This is the case of Martin Ødegaard, whom Imanol Alguacil booked in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao last Sunday. The Norwegian is already at the same pace as his teammates, that break has been good for him, and the appointment against the Mirandes will not be missed. Another player who could not play the Reale Arena Basque football classic was the center Diego Llorente. The Madrid was injured against Mallorca and missed the last meetings. But He is already recovered, has completed the session normally and is available to the realistic coach.last_img read more

We must struggle against those who corrupt us

first_imgDear Editor,Ms. Gertrude Stein’s poem, Sacred Emily, published in 1922, captured an important thought as follows, “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose”, which clearly outlines what is happening politically under President David Granger.Every act the PNC leadership takes exposes that leadership as nothing else but a cabal of convenience. And let us, in the interest of definition, outline who makes up this Granger cabal. They number less than 25 persons in the leadership of the PNC, and comprise of close friends and family members of the Granger family. The PNC rank and file members have no say in what is happening today, so we must not chastise them; they are suffering as much as the non-PNC supporters.This group that dominates the Granger cabal are the intellectual authors behind the misconception that their “daddies” left them a transport on political power. Being mainly descendants of the League of Coloured People (LCP), these people operate like if they are the new “Massa”; and, like the LCP and the teachings from their colonial “Massa”, use ethnic mobilization to prop up their political operations. But the historical facts clearly reveal that this is nothing but a manufactured position invented by the “REAL MASSA” in the 1960s, whose primary game plan was to divide the working class and rule the former colonies from a distance.The facts will reveal that political independence was earned, but economic dependence was preserved, because this small group, with their anti-working class actions, loyally delivered the assets of the people at pennies on the pound to the multi-nationals. Isn’t that what we are observing today under Mr. Granger on this oil contract?So once the bidding of the international economic hitmen are met, the devouring of the AFC and now the deflowering of the WPA will not even be noticed come 2020. As the General Secretary of the PNC, Ms. Amna Ally, said: this is a “little thing”.This act against Dr. David Hinds was planned from the day he wrote his very first critical column way back in 2015. This is how Mr. Granger rolls: slowly, but patiently, like a well-camouflaged political python. When the time was right, the strike was decisive and swift. This was also how Hitler moved in the 1930s: total loyalty was demanded at all times.Now is the time for the swift political clean-up, and that is why Ms. Ally can confidently say “…if that (the WPA leaving the coalition) is so, what else can you do…” The line in the sand has been drawn on the WPA; tek’ it or leave it buster, we on top now.So do not worry about Mr. Tacuma Ogunseye bubbling his gum. Two shakes up from Ms. Ally and he shall put his tail between his legs and run for the hills. The hypocrisy in the WPA and the AFC today is there for all to see. They pretend not to know that an elite inner core dominates this Granger cabal. This Granger cabal believes it has titled rights to not consult with the people, but, at the same time, make decisions for self-enrichment, even if it means indebting the masses without their permission. That is why they can make financially reckless decisions to deplete the gold reserves by 85% in less than 20 months.This same inner Granger clique has depleted the stock of cash in the public corporation by some G$20 billion in less than 2 years, and continues to spend over a billion per year on international travels for themselves, friends and family. These are not accidental acts!This Granger cabal is no different from the Burnham cabal that ejected all the paying passengers and commandeered the Guyana Airways as he saw fit then. The contradictions of the cruelty in those days was so much that Mr. Burnham demanded the stocking of his flights with the most expensive whiskeys and caviars for himself and his political bootlickers when, as the Head of State, he provided little money for the children of Guyana who were suffering from “beriberi” and white mouth. This is the nature of the Granger cabal, same stripes as the Burnham dictatorship.Although Dr. Hinds would have made a better Minister of Education than anyone sitting in the Granger cabinet, he shall never be called to serve. Why? In the eyes of the aloft and elitist Mr. Granger, he is nothing but a dark-skinned country boy from Buxton that does not fit in with the group that is running Guyana today, which is made up of mainly urban mulatto descendants from the League of Coloured People.On Dr. Cheddi Jagan’s 100th birth anniversary, we must all recommit to this struggle against social injustice and economic upliftment in the interest of the working class. With an agent of the “Massa” like Mr. Granger in office, the ALUTA Continua!Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more