Monroe County, In. — See bald eagles in the wild during a driving tour at Monroe Lake Saturday, Jan. 26.The tour is self-guided and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. It will have six outdoor shoreline stops, each staffed by experienced birders who will assist attendees in viewing eagles and other birds through spotting scopes.Tour attendees can also get an up-close look at a bald eagle and several other raptors at a bonus indoor tour stop featuring live education birds from Hardy Lake.Advance registration is $5 for adults ($3 for children) and is available through Jan. 24 by calling 812-837-9546 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.Walk-up registration is $7 for adults ($4 for children) at the Paynetown Activity Center on Jan. 26 beginning at 12:30 p.m.All attendees must check in at the Paynetown Activity Center to pick up a tour map and get their event badges, which must be worn in a visible location while visiting tour stops.The Paynetown Activity Center is located next to the swimming beach inside Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington. Admission to Paynetown SRA is free during the winter months.Complimentary cocoa and cookies will be available for tour attendees at the Paynetown Activity Center; attendees are encouraged to bring their own travel mug. There will also be eagle crafts to make, bird checklists, and lake maps.The Fourwinds Lakeside Inn, located on the other side of Monroe Lake at Fairfax SRA, is offering a special lodging rate of $69 per night for a lake-view room on the nights of Jan. 25 and 26. Rooms must be reserved by Jan. 19 at 812-824-2628 and you must specify that you plan to attend the eagle tour.Fourwinds guests can receive a “buy 1 get 1 free” discount on walk-up registration for the Bald Eagle Driving Tour by showing their hotel receipt/confirmation (for the night of Jan. 25 and/or 26) at the Paynetown Activity Center.
Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) admin BUCKSPORT — On May 6, the Bucksport Bucks easily outpaced the Trojans for a 21-0 win. Buck Abby Yeo chucked a one-hitter and got six strikeouts to anchor the Bucks defense. Baily Blair tagged two doubles, a triple, a single and six RBIs to lead the Bucks’ offensive attack. Bucksport’s Emily Lenore got five hits, including a home run, and Katlynn Williams hit two doubles and two singles. The Bucks got a total of 26 hits against the TrojansThe sole hit for MDI came from Taylor Walls. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.
Dubai: Following the expulsion of USACA a couple of years ago, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday welcomed USA Cricket as its newest member.According to an ICC statement, USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following the Membership Committee’s recommendation to the ICC Board late last year and is implemented with immediate effect.As a Member of the ICC, USA Cricket is now eligible to receive funding in accordance with the ICC Development Funding Policy and can sanction domestic and international cricket in the United States.Welcoming the new body, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and I would like to congratulate the Chair of USA Cricket, Paraag Marathe, and the Board, on this important milestone and wish them all the very best for the future.”USA Cricket Board Chair Paraag Marathe said: “USA Cricket was established to bring together the cricket community in the United States, develop the game and unlock the sport’s undoubted potential for growth. Today’s confirmation that it is the ICC’s newest member is a significant staging post on that journey.” IANSAlso Read: World T20 rechristened as International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup
Comments Drake Porter’s stickwork was off. He angled himself poorly in net. His clearing ability, the trait Syracuse head coach John Desko would later deem a differentiator for goalies, was a bit behind. Yet, Edge Lacrosse, a club team program in Toronto which cut Porter seven summers ago, formulated a plan to keep him.Alan Tsang, Edge’s program director, offered Porter a training spot on the roster. He viewed Porter as a “project” who couldn’t start in his first season. Tsang recognized Porter’s talent, so, instead, Porter led Edge’s secondary squad. In his third campaign, Porter ascended to the starting role. Potential equated to expectation, and the lesson in patience worked. In 2019, Syracuse is hoping it works again.This past fall, after sitting for two years, Porter’s status as starting goalie was “temporary,” Desko said. Months of first-team reps did nothing to separate the junior from the pack. On Jan. 9, Desko wouldn’t name a clear front-runner. If Porter’s quick hands and ball-stopping ability carried him to SU, his intensity did, too. In high school, he talked to himself during games, asking “What are you doing?” to no apparent answer. He’d yell “Let’s go!” in big moments and scream at his teammates in others. To become the third starting goalie in three years for the No. 10 Orange, he needed to find the balance between both. Desko’s comments didn’t change the plan. The same one set in motion when Porter was 4 years old. The same one that’s supposed to end with Porter standing in the net for SU’s first faceoff.“I don’t want to build it up too much in my head,” Porter said. “I’m doing what I do. I love playing lacrosse every day. The difference is, I get to play on Saturdays now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text,Porter started the process at age four when he followed his brother, Chris, to practices. At Markham Thunder Peanut Lacrosse, based out of a Toronto suburb, he indoctrinated himself while surprising his dad, Dave, who had picked up a stick just twice before his sons started playing. Friday nights were soon spent at Toronto Rock’s, a National Lacrosse League team, home games.While in a United States hotel for Chris’ travel hockey team, Porter flicked on ESPNU and saw a regular season Syracuse matchup. Porter was glued. He searched YouTube videos of then-SU goalkeeper John Galloway — the last Syracuse goalkeeper to win a national title — and mimicked his play.Porter and Chris exchanged tips through text as Porter fed into his new passion, eventually identifying Edge Lacrosse as the next step in his development. It didn’t matter that Edge held practices an hour away.“You’re either gonna like having balls shot at your head or not,” Dave said. “Strangely, (Porter) seemed to really like it. He took it from there.”While growing up, Porter played a variety of sports including hockey and football. His emotions flowed through each team and practice. Porter said he carried the same mindset through every game: The next one will be the best. At times, it fueled him to play better, but for some, his intensity hindered progress.Individual sports hurt the most, and the isolation of a golf tee box brought the same pressure as a goalie net. Porter said he’d smack the pipes or his own head in response to letting in goals. It seemed, Dave said, that Porter usually snapped out of it 24 hours following the contest. Though, it eventually returned when Porter played on “weaker teams,” Dave said — or ones that led to Porter facing more doorstep shots.Coaches wanted Porter to channel his competitiveness. It appealed to some, like Tsang, who identified it in the Edge tryouts. Coaches wanted Porter to recognize “tomorrow was another day.” But tomorrow led to the next game. Losing the provincial championship in his junior year of high school, after “riding an emotional high,” triggered a phone call with his brother.“There was a turning point where I realized we were losing the game and that sort of just,” Porter said recently before pausing, “it really dragged me down.”,Porter focused on his breathing to calm down. In lieu of screaming at his defense for missed assignments, he emphasized proactive communication. He developed relationships with the instructors that helped him the most, like Greg Reid, the varsity coach at St. Andrews (Ontario) College. Reid even cut Porter from a recreation-league team years earlier when Porter was “overconfident” and slacked through tryouts. But Reid specifically demanded personal growth as Porter’s recruiting profile grew, with no exceptions. Porter soon drew offers from elite high school programs in the U.S. and Canada.He wanted to stay in Canada, but Dave was told that D-I colleges preferred U.S. goalies. Porter eventually transferred to IMG Academy (Florida) for his senior year.Through Edge Lacrosse, Major League Lacrosse veteran Dillon Ward connected with Porter for summer sessions and became Porter’s first goalie mentor. He taught Porter what YouTube videos couldn’t, starting with the importance of angles. Before Porter walked onto Syracuse’s campus for his freshman year, he traveled to Orangeville, Ontario, Ward’s hometown, and studied goalie techniques on the field that Ward grew up playing on near Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre.Porter entered the fall as one of four goalies on the SU roster, yet he didn’t redshirt because he competed to be then-starter Evan Molloy’s backup. He appeared in one game his freshman season — tallying two saves against Cornell on April 11, 2017 — and impressed another backup, leading eventual-starter Dom Madonna to turn to a teammate and say, “Wow, this kid really does step it up in big games.”Madonna had noticed Porter’s talent in practice, when the latter was on scout teams. He also realized Porter’s persistent fire that sparked in fall ball and caused Porter to text Ward for advice. But Madonna reached out to Porter. He said he went through similar struggles in high school. The two confided in between drills, sometimes offering a pat on the shoulder after a string of tough shots. Throughout last season, with Porter listed as the backup, Madonna emphasized communication with the backline.Porter’s focus turned to 2019 as the prior season ended and Madonna graduated. After the fall, Desko called Porter into his office. Porter still wasn’t told he’d be the starter. He wouldn’t hear that until six days before SU’s season-opener against Colgate. But, Desko said, Porter had done enough to keep his post atop the Orange’s depth chart. As he walked outside, Porter called his brother and celebrated before quickly remembering the unfulfilled goal. For just a moment, Porter saw the bigger picture. And the plan seemed to be working. Cover photo by TJ Shaw | Staff Photographer Published on February 8, 2019 at 9:59 am Contact Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org | @nick_a_alvarez,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.
As the countdown to 2013 Glo – Caf Awards begins, top artistes from different parts of the world have been lined up to light up the Awards night holding in Lagos, Nigeria, on 9th January, 2014.Prominent on the list is the masked artiste from Nigeria, Lagbaja who is expected to keep the night alive with his Afro-Calypso genre of music, a product of various influences ranging from traditional yoruba music to Jazz. The masked one is expected to enliven the hall with his scintillating dance steps and rhythmic saxophone. P-Square, the identical twin brothers will also entertain the crowd at the event. P-square ´s music is Afro centric; it combines western and African rhythms in creating a marvelous blend of R&B, Hip Hop and Dancehall songs. Their songs cut across various age genders and geographical boundaries, making them one of the most popular and sought after artistes in Africa. Since the release of the Get Squared and Game Over album, they have performed in several major concerts all around the world.Also billed to perform at the event is singing sensation and Glo Ambassador in Benin Republic, Zeynab who, as usual will thrill the audience with her unique style.South African singer, Lira who set the benchmark with her 2006 album, Feel Good – and with her late 2008 release, Soul in Mind will also thrill the audience. In the last two years, Lira has grown in stature most especially as a songwriter and intuitive performer, turning the young girl who showed the first glimpses of her gift more than five years ago into a woman with a world class talent.Also billed to perform is D’ banj, the Nigerian singer, songwriter, harmonica master and a charismatic stage performer with boundless energy. D’Banj is moving from height to greater height everyday and has been glorified as the poster boy of Nigerian Music. The beginning of his achievement recognition came when he won Most Promising Male Artiste at the KORA AWARDS, 2005. The Koko Master is an infectious performer that can hold his audience captive for as long as he wants. He will surely add colour to the night. Others are Sherifa who has been described by many as a crowd shaker, puller and a real performer when it comes to traditional zest. Sherifa Gunu will always leave an impression in the minds of anyone who comes into contact with her. Born into a royal family of Dagbon, in the Northern part of Ghana, Sherifa started her dancing and music career at a very tender age and she likes to refer to her music as Africana music.Flavour, the prolific Nigerian recording artist, dancer, songwriter, and performer will also add colour to the night. Flavour popularly called N’abania, began his music career playing drums for a local church in his hometown, Enugu State Nigeria. He is known across Africa and the rest of the world for his massive club banger, “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”.Mareike was born and raised in Bremen, Germany. Whilst still in high school, she was invited to join the Berlin State Ballet School and School of Circus Arts, from which she graduated as a trapeze artist in 2007. That same year she starred in the smash-hit Edinbugh Festival Fringe outdoor acrobatic show, a Midsummer nights Tree, held in one of Edinburgh’s exclusive private gardens, receiving much acclaim for her stunning trapeze closing number. Since then she has toured the world with a number of variety shows.The Pole Rangers: (Eike von Stuckenbrok and Remi Martin) will also entertain the audience. After initial experience in skating, Eike von Stuckenbrok attended the 14th Age of the state circus school and now has his own unusual style. Remi Martin on the other hand is a German performer from Berlin. He has conquered the world of acrobatic spectacles in a blitz since he started working professionally last year. His acrobatics combine amazing strength and graceful, seemingly effortless motion with a breathtaking music..The audience will also enjoy the presence of Tenors – the singing waiters from South Africa who are revered for their spontaneity and sophistication. The Three Waiters involves three talented singers posing as “real” waiters at events, hoaxing and amusing your guests before revealing themselves as singing waiters in a thrilling operatic performance. Ugandan comedian Patrick ‘Salvado’ Idringi: He is gradually becoming a house hold name across Africa. The telecommunications engineer has performed in many countries across the continent. His passion for stand up comedy saw him resign from his job as a switch engineer in the biggest Telecom Network in Uganda. He will keep the audience busy throughout the night. An exciting and interesting night awaits guests at the 2013 Glo CAF Award