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Woodpecker Products Women’s First Division Hockey League Shooting Stars register first win

first_imgOLD Fort Shooting Stars pulled off their first win of the Woodpecker Products Women’s First Division Hockey League with a 2-1 victory over newcomers,the GCC Spartans.While the match seemed fairly even in the opening minutes, a hard hit into the Spartans defensive area met the stick of Sulika Treurniet and deflected to find goalkeeper Jessica Mittleholtzer going the wrong way.Both Mittleholtzer for Spartans and Sarafina Phillips for Old Fort were solid in goal for their respective teams throughout the match.In her quest to equalise, the Spartans midfielder Princessa Wilkie, who had pushed higher into attack, bullied her way into the Old Fort circle and sent her shot past Phillips into the goal on the right post.Wilkie’s goal with ten minutes remaining breathed new life into the match,as both teams pressed forward with relentlessly for the winning goal. Old Fort would receive a penalty corner just as time expired, leaving the Spartans to make one more defensive play.Minsodia Culpepper’s hard push,however,was too much for the Spartans and gave jubilant Old Fort the 2-1 victory with no time remaining on the clock.In the second Woodpecker First Division match of the week, sisters Sonia Jardine and Kerensa Fernandes put all doubts to rest as to which was the top side in the competition.Coming off a 10-0 thrashing of Old Fort and a 7-0 win over the Spartans, the Pizza Hut GCC ladies inflicted a 6-0 beating on the Woodpecker Hikers with all goals being scored by the sisters.After a scoreless ten minutes of play, Jardine decided she had enough and sent a powerful blast into the Hikers goal after receiving a pass from Fernandes on the right.Less than one minute later,Jardine scored her second goal high into the net when she pounced on a Hikers defensive fumble, eliminated the sweeper and unleashed her shot.Jardine would score once more before the half and remained the only goal scorer of the match in the 36th minute when she scored her fourth goal and the first of the second half.Sister Kerensa Fernandes would choose this point to get in the act as she received a cross from Gabriella Xavier on the left wing to slam in her first goal and her team’s 5th in the 37th minute. Fernandes would blast home the final goal of the match less than one minute later to leave the score at 6-0 in favour of the Pizza Hut ladies.last_img read more

Windies turn attention to final warm up camp

first_img(CMC) – Captain Jason Holder yesterday turned his attention to West Indies’ one-week camp in Southampton, as the Caribbean side look to correct the flaws exposed in their defeat to Bangladesh in the Tri-Nations Series.West Indies lost both group games to Bangladesh and then suffered a five-wicket defeat to the Asian side in yesterday’s final at The Village, after failing to defend 210 in a match reduced to 24 overs per side.Their two wins in the tournament came against hosts Ireland.They will travel to the Rose Bowl today to start their final preparation for the World Cup, and will be joined by members of the squad who missed the Tri-Nations Series due to Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments.“We’ve got some time in Southampton before we prepare for those two official warm-up games of the World Cup,” Holder said, following his side’s loss.“So there’s more than enough time to put things right and for those guys to come in and get acclimatised to the conditions and hopefully we can hit the ground running, come our first warm-up game.”Sent in, West Indies finished on 152 for one with Man-of-the-Series Shai Hope top-scoring with 74 and opening partner Sunil Ambris getting an unbeaten 69, the pair posting 144 for the first wicket.Rain caused a five-hour break in the innings with West Indies well poised on 131 without loss in the 21st over, and they managed only another 21 runs from the 23 balls available.Opener Soumya Sarkar then lashed a sparkling 66 off 41 deliveries in a 59-run opening stand with Tamim Iqbal (18), before adding a further 49 for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim (36).When Bangladesh lost three wickets for 34 runs in the space of 25 balls to slump to 143 for five in the 16th over, Mosaddek Hossain (52 not out) struck the fastest ODI half-century by a Bangladeshi in a 70-run, unbroken partnership with Mahmudullah (19 not out) to stun West Indies.Holder conceded his side had been outplayed by Bangladesh and that the Windies had not been quite up to scratch.“They played well. I think their openers got them off to a really good start and they laid the foundation for them,” Holder said.“We were probably a little flat in the field at the beginning. We dropped a chance, had a few fumbles in the field which didn’t help. Overall, it was not the performance we were looking for.”Following the camp, West Indies travel to Bristol where they face New Zealand on May 26 in their first official warm-up before taking on South Africa two days later at the same venue.They clash with Pakistan in their World Cup opener on May 31 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.last_img read more

Sykes sparks suffocating Syracuse press in blowout of Dartmouth

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2013 at 12:05 am Contact Josh: After Syracuse’s walkthrough on Wednesday, head coach Quentin Hillsman told sophomore guard Brittney Sykes she needed to be more aggressive. She listened. On Thursday night, Sykes led a suffocating defense that propelled the Orange (2-0) to an 88-47 victory over Dartmouth (1-2) in front of 457 at the Carrier Dome. The Orange unleashed its full-court press often throughout the night, forcing 22 turnovers and grabbing 13 steals. SU scored 25 points off of turnovers, while Dartmouth had zero fast-break points. “We definitely wanted to pressure (Dartmouth) and not give them easy trips down the floor,” Hillsman said. “We didn’t want to have them playing against our zone for 24-25 seconds. We wanted to play four or five passes in our zone instead of playing nine or 10.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We did a really good job of getting out in passing lanes and did a really good job at not giving them one-pass shots.”Sykes took full advantage of the defensive scheme. The sophomore scored a career-high 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting and led the team with three steals. Forward Taylor Ford had two steals and scored a career-high 13 on 4-of-5 shooting. “We were able to get out a run,” Hillsman said. “We have that person (Sykes) at the top that can leak out and go make plays. And for us, that’s important. Transition buckets, getting out, and getting easy baskets.”Syracuse began the game in its base 2-3 zone, but the Big Green started on a 5-1 run. On Dartmouth’s fourth possession, the Orange pressed for the first time and forced Big Green point guard Milica Toskovic into a turnover. It was her first of three on the night. From that point, SU went on a 9-0 run. The Orange took a 10-5 lead and didn’t relinquish it for the rest of the night. Minutes later, SU extended its lead to 16-8 when Sykes stole the ball from Dartmouth guard Fanni Szabo and went coast to coast for an uncontested layup. “We forced Dartmouth to pass the ball faster and made them make decisions,” Sykes said. “For us to get traps and make them throw the ball out of bounds, to then get the ball and have more possessions on offense, it helped us out a lot to get the ball moving up and down the floor.”Guards Sykes, Rachel Coffey, Cornelia Fondren, and Isabella Slim took turns harassing the Dartmouth in-bounders. The Orange rotated between trapping beneath the free-throw line, inside the 3-point line, and half court, but regardless, it slowed down the Big Green offense.Oftentimes, Dartmouth’s offense didn’t get the ball past half court until seven or eight seconds were off the shot clock, and didn’t get its offense set until 10 or 11 seconds in. “We got a lot of traps and we got a couple 10-second calls,” guard Brianna Butler said. “(Our defense) definitely helps us lead into our offense. It gets us going, gets us steals, gets us in transition, and makes the other team play faster, which is what we want.”SU forced an unprecedented 13 turnovers in the first half and had 7 steals. Twice in the first half the Orange forced 10-second violations.“I think the pressure slows them down a little bit and makes them make a couple of extra passes,” Hillsman said. “It probably gets them out of position where they have to move the ball back out to get into their offense. So our press is definitely a part of our zone.”In the second half, the Orange cut down on the press, but when it ran it, it was effective. SU forced nine turnovers in the second half, and on the 13 possessions the Orange ran a press, the Big Green scored only seven points. On Tuesday, Hillsman said the Orange needed to be ready for Dartmouth’s potent 3-point shooting. On Thursday night, the Big Green shot 4-of-25 from downtown. From inside the arc, it shot 15-of-53.Syracuse likes the full-court press. When it came up during the postgame press conference, Sykes, Butler, and center Shakeya Leary all let out telling grins.Said Sykes: “It’s fun being at the top.” Commentslast_img read more

Capt. Greg Durso details 4-year progression of Syracuse-Fort Drum relationship

first_img Published on August 19, 2015 at 5:21 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman FORT DRUM, N.Y. – When Syracuse first came to Fort Drum for training camp in 2012, the planning for what is now an annual tradition didn’t start until the middle of the summer.Then-head coach Doug Marrone brought the Orange to interact with soldiers. It was a toned-down affair featuring a few static display tables with weapons and equipment, and a “very personal and small” setting, said Capt. Greg Durso, the event’s project manager. Durso, now 27, and one other service member, organized activities and improvised along the way with very little support.On Tuesday morning at the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, freshman offensive tackle Colin Byrne stepped away from the mass of players several times to peer in the back of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter, an aircraft the service member addressing the team called the fastest in the U.S. Military. Freshman offensive guard Sam Clausman laid on his stomach with camouflage stringing draped over him while he peered into the scope of a sniper. Sophomore quarterback AJ Long climbed through the roof of a Humvee and posed for pictures while holding its launching mechanism.For Durso, who was involved with the Orange’s first, second and fourth visits — he was serving in Afghanistan during the third — the whole experience has evolved. The 10th Mountain Division’s increased resources allowed it to fascinate the players on a new level in 2015.“We have seniors now on the team who have seen this for four years,” he said. “We need to give them something different.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree summers ago, Syracuse sent Fort Drum a list of things they wanted from the trip. They expressed interest in the full boot camp experience, Durso called it, which included typical associations with Army life: drill sergeant hats, Army members yelling at their inferiors and being woken up at 5 a.m.When SU sent its proposed schedule, it had a scrimmage planned for Thursday. Durso and other personnel thought Marrone wanted his team to scrimmage the soldiers, before being relieved when learning when it would just be an intra-squad affair.“It’s interesting to see how much we actually have in common but at the same time it’s also nice to see we’ve chosen a particular path that has us doing a very particular set of things every day,” Durso said. To prepare for Syracuse coming up north, setups are now more elaborate. One agency manages the coordination of bus schedules, another the housing for the players and one more manages the setup and safety of the obstacle courses, which will be especially relevant Wednesday.Players will be taking off from a rappel tower 45-50 feet in the air. It’s the first year Durso has done anything involving fear with the players, and he compared the exercise to dealing with pregame nerves since the coping mechanisms are identical.The activity isn’t about the technique, but rather how to overcome fear.“You take any play for instance and say, ‘I’ve done this 1,000 times. I no longer worry about what I have to do and I’m just going to go ahead and do it,’” Durso said. “We do the same thing in the army in terms of repetitions so we’re going to give them a small taste of our version of what that is.”Last year, Syracuse emblazoned a symbol in honor of the 10th Mountain Division’s logo on its jerseys. This year, players wore shirts with the logo on front and the saying “Why Not Us?” on back. The tradition of training at Fort Drum has become more intertwined in the everyday operations of Orange football. And for Durso, who’s been there since the beginning, the direct relationship between soldiers and players has taken off as well.“It’s gotten much larger and the partnership has gotten much stronger in the last couple years,” he said. “We’re on a whole new level.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ranking Big 12 coaches for 2019: Lincoln Riley, Tom Herman add new layer to OU-Texas rivalry

first_imgRiley is on top after leading the Sooners to back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances, and Herman cracked the top 10 after leading the Longhorns to a Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia, part of Texas’ first 10-win season since 2009.MORE: Big 12 2019 early conference primerThose two heavyweights aren’t all the conference has to offer, though. The Big 12 boasts five top-25 coaches while breaking in four new faces in 2019, including one of only five active coaches with an FBS national championship in Les Miles.  The Mad Hatter is sure to shake up Kansas, too. The Big 12 is full of colorful personalities — and one unmistakable mullet. That will not change in 2019. With that in mind, here is a look at our Big 12 coach rankings:Big 12 Coach Rankings  RankNameSchoolWLPCT.OVR1Lincoln RileyOklahoma244.85752Tom HermanTexas3914.73693Gary PattersonTCU16763.726124Mike GundyOklahoma State12159.672205Matt CampbellIowa State5434.614236Neal BrownWest Virginia3516.686267Les MilesKansas14255.721308Matt RhuleBaylor817.320419Chris KliemanKansas State00.0007010Matt WellsTexas Tech4434.56476MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25Quick reads  — Neal Brown overrated? No way. He finished 31-9 at Troy the last three seasons and should bring a new energy to West Virginia. — Miles might have a national championship, but Chris Klieman won four FCS national championships at North Dakota State. The in-state battle between Kansas and Kansas State should be a little more intriguing with these two coaches.— TCU’s Gary Patterson is tough to rank. We love the longevity and what he has done for the Horned Frogs, but a .600 winning percentage over the last three seasons knocked him out of the top 10 overall rankings.— Among returning coaches, Baylor’s Matt Rhule had the biggest jump at 23 spots. Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy had the biggest drop at five spots. Lincoln Riley has Oklahoma on top of the Big 12 again. Tom Herman and Texas aren’t far behind.Get used to it. Sporting News’ annual 1-130 coach rankings are here, and Riley and Herman are ranked in the top 10. Today, we’ll dig a little deeper into our Big 12 coach rankings.  last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes from Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, July 5, 2015: Thursday, July 2, 2015:•8 a.m. Officers investigated an embezzlement in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect.•8:03 a.m. Michael A. Steele, 31, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is revoked.•9 a.m. Tara L. Huck, 46, Wellington was served a summons to appear for criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.•5:45 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency and children in need of care in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.Friday, July 3, 2015•4:38 a.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.•4:48 a.m. Micky L. Byers, 61, Wellington was arrested,  charged and bonded with disorderly conduct.•8:18 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•Mallory J. McIntire, 30, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog at large.•Nicole S. Hargis, 22, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation, maintain a vicious dog and failure to register dog.7:52 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, battery and disorderly conduct in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect.•8:08 p.m. Steven A. Shepherd, 25, Oxford, was arrested, charged, and bonded with domestic battery, battery and disorderly conduct.•8:45 p.m. Officers investigated make false information and theft in the 1200 block W. 8th, Wellington of an unknown suspect.Saturday, July 4, 2015•1:28 a.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective brakelight.•2:10 a.m. Dalton L. Bernardi, 24, Choctaw, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•1:04 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 1900 block E. 4th, Wellington by known suspect(s).•5:59 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 1100 N. C, Wellington by known suspect.•8 p.m. Shannon Norris, 46, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with burglary and theft in 1100 block N. C, Wellington.•9:25 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block E. 4th, Wellington.•10:30 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1000 block Shadylane Court, Wellington.•11:02 p.m. Edith O. Foreman, 42, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property.Sunday, July 5, 2015•12:51 a.m. Officers investigated minors in consumption of alcoholic liquor, possession of depressant, minors in possession of tobacco, possession of drug paraphernalia andtransporting an open container in the 600 block N. Washington, Wellington.•12:51 a.m. Zachary J. Wheat, 18, Derby, was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and fail to signal a turn.•12:55 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Derby, was arrested, released andreferred to juvenile court.•12:55 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Haysville, was arrested, released, and referred to juvenile court.•6:10 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 700 block N. Jefferson, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Micky L. Byers, 61, Wellington and a fixed object/mailbox owned by Marsha R. Dugan, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious activity in the 1600 block W. 8th, Wellington.•2:55 p.m. Juan F. Vettorazzi, 50, Haileah, Fla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.•5:25 p.m. Injury accident in the 500 block W. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Shelly R. Williams, 47, Wellington and Jennifer M. Henning, 37, Mayflield.•6:10 p.m. Cathy S. Nutter, 55, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 42 mph in a 30mph zone.•10:06 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellingtonlast_img read more

No Ronaldo, no goals as Zidane splits trousers

first_imgZidane’s wardrobe malfunction Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated spectator as his Real Madrid side played out a slow-burning 0-0 draw at Manchester City in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg.Injury prevented the Portuguese superstar from adding to his 16-goal tally and in his absence the visitors were unable to convert the handful of chances they created, with a sensational late Joe Hart save to deny Pepe the closest either side came to a goal at the Etihad Stadium.As an occasion, City’s first semi-final appearance in the competition was a let-down, but by preventing Madrid from notching an away goal the tie’s underdogs safeguarded their hopes of reaching the final ahead of next week’s return leg at the Bernabeu.“We played a very intense game and defended well,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini.“This season we have played very well away. Now we go to the Bernabeu with the same attitude as playing at home.“Real Madrid must attack a little bit more. You cannot take too much from the first leg. We can see from the second leg who will go through.”Pellegrini, though, will be without David Silva for the second leg after he was forced off by a hamstring injury, while his Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane was left sweating on the fitness of Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, who went off at half-time.“I’m happy with the game,” said Zidane, who expressed hope that both his ailing forwards will be fit for the return leg.“We had the ball more in the second half, had a couple of chances. We’re a little bit disappointed, because we possibly deserved more.“Before this game it was 50-50. I think it’s still the same, 50-50.” City’s semi-final arrival was an event seven and a half years in the making for the club’s Emirati owners and there was a carefully stage-managed attempt to generate an atmosphere prior to kick-off, with fans given blue and silver foil flags and a flurry of streamers greeting the teams.The star attraction, alas, was on the bench, glowering in a grey Real Madrid anorak. Ronaldo took his place among the visiting officials after failing a pre-match fitness test on a thigh strain.City seemed determine not to let their guests settle into a rhythm and with Fernandinho setting the tempo for their pressing, they did exactly that.But with neither side able to create any chances, the most notable act of the first half was the departure of Silva after he injured himself in a sliding challenge on Gareth Bale that earned him a booking, which saw 19-year-old Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho join the fray.Benzema, a pre-match doubt with a knee problem, was replaced at half-time by Jese and despite the touchline exhortations of Zidane, who split his trousers for the second Champions League match running, his side could not make the breakthrough.When they belatedly hit the target, Sergio Ramos hanging in the air to meet Toni Kroos’s corner from the right with a firm header, Hart saved comfortably.And when they conspired to beat Hart, Jese looping a header towards goal from Dani Carvajal’s right-wing cross, the crossbar came to the England international’s rescue.City started the second half with a left-foot sighter from Sergio Aguero that whistled over the bar, but they did not threaten again until a stoppage-time Kevin De Bruyne free-kick that Keylor Navas tipped over.In the minutes prior to that, the visitors had started to knock on the door.After Bale had given City a scare by curling narrowly wide from the edge of the box, Hart produced two demonstrations of the razor-sharp reflexes that have come to his side’s rescue so many times on big European nights.First, he stuck out his left boot to deflect away a downward header from Casemiro and moments later a starfish-style block prevented Pepe from snatching a late winner from point-blank range.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Thurston County Fair Seeks All Open Class Home Arts, Hobbies and…

first_imgFor more information on the 2013 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit“Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!”July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013 Submitted by The Thurston County Fair Photos, floral, fiber arts and more due before fair opens July 31            This year’s open class home arts competitions are sure to be full of laughter, ladybugs and inspiration.  There are dozens of different categories for home arts enthusiasts, artists and crafters of all ages and abilities. Entries for many of this year’s open class contests are due during the week before the fair opens on Wednesday, July 31.Open Class Floral: Monday, July 29 from 4–8 p.m.From aster to zinnias and everything in between, there are dozens of floral contests for cut flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs, bulbs, container gardens—the list is nearly endless. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Art: Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.There’s a contest for every age and almost every medium. Bring your paintings, sketches and drawings, miniatures and sculptures ready for display. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Photography: Friday, July 26 from 3–7 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.Whether you prefer landscapes or portraits, people or animals, black and white or full color, there’s an open class photography contest that has you framed perfectly. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Home Arts: Monday, July 22 from 3–7 p.m.Let your spectacular sewing, needle art and fiber art do the talking in dozens of home arts contests. Don’t forget about this year’s Quilt Block Contest—pick up your quilt block kit from Gee Gee’s Quilting Inc. in Yelm. Bring in your finished quilt block for a chance to win prizes and to have your quilt block selected to be part of next year’s quilt raffle. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Hobbies and Crafts: Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.Quality and craftsmanship are alive and well in workshops and craft rooms throughout Thurston County. Enter your woodworking, jewelry, ceramics, dolls, models, and countless other handicrafts in dozens of hobby and craft contests. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.All of the information and details you need to compete in open class home arts contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events from July 31 through August 4. Download the complete 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide at Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Lions, Stags dispute 2nd finals seat

first_imgEchauz-led sailors conquer China Cup It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “It is what it is and now we just have to deal with San Sebastian,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, whose team swept the Stags in the elimination round. “We have to match their energy and limit everyone.” —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Unable to bag the top seeding at the end of the elimination round for the first time in 12 years, the Red Lions fight for the right to face unbeaten Lyceum in the best-of-three finals starting Friday.Standing in their way are the Stags who won a couple of knockout games in the stepladder semifinals to set up the duel with the Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lions’ 16-2 record at the end of the elimination round would have been enough to seal top seeding last season, but with the emergence of the Pirates, the defending champions also lost their twice-to-beat edge in the semifinals.Both San Beda losses came against Lyceum, including a 105-107 overtime defeat that completed an 18-0 elimination round sweep for the Pirates last Oct. 19. Reigning champion San Beda hopes to come out sharp after a long break as it disputes the second finals berth against a streaking San Sebastian squad on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Aspirant Samah Funds Repair of Broken Culvert in Mont. District 12

first_imgFriends of George S. Samah at work on Chicken Soup Factory project funded by aspirant Dr. SamahSince deeds are among the yardsticks to determine who is elected to the House of Representatives in the October 10 elections, residents of Montserrado County District #12, say Dr. George B. Samah is their man for the job.Residents say the incumbent, Rep. Prof. Richmond S. Anderson, will have difficulty maintaining his grip because “Dr. Samah has proven that he is talk and do.”Dr. Samah is referred to as ‘Talk and Do’ because residents say he fulfills his promises. “Take for example the current project we are working on which is the road towards Chicken Soup Factory. A culvert on the road broke and vehicles were unable to go into the community,” said Derrick Buway, a longtime resident.“Our road was impassable and therefore we set up a committee to get aspirants to help us get the broken culvert back in place so that cars can travel to our community.“We got to Dr. Samah who accepted our invitation and through the Friends of Dr. Samah for District 12, he came along to see the broken culvert and decided to fix it. That is why we are working on the project today,” Buway said.Excited workers at the project last SaturdayFriends of Dr. Samah for District #12 chairman D. Findesco Lama told the Daily Observer last Saturday that he had about 60 volunteers, both men and women. along with an engineer who are working to restore the broken culvert.Lama said the Chicken Soup Factory project is among several that Dr. Samah has decided to fund to ease the suffering of Liberians.“Dr. Samah also funded a broken bridge on Victory Island in District #2 in JJY,” Lama noted. As the young men and women worked together, digging out sand and making clearings to remove debris in the broken culvert, others chanted Dr. Samah’s praises. Dr. Samah with a large body of supporters had earlier arrived on the scene to inspect the project.Meanwhile, across from the work area were posters of several aspiring candidates of the district. They included those of Prof. Paye S. Gbelayan of People’s Unification Party (PUP) and Madam Baindu C. N. Taylor, whose vision includes education, health care, sanitation, gender empowerment and total development.Madam Taylor’s posters proclaim her motto: ‘A change has come.’The others are Rev. Mother Tenial Watta Duo, whose motto declares: ‘Together change is possible,’ and Prof. Richmond S. Anderson, whose motto refers to him as: ‘The developmental man: together we can do better.”Among a large number of aspirants, many who gathered for the reconstruction of the culvert place Dr. Samah ahead of Duo and Anderson because they say “He can fulfill what he promises to do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more