West Africa’s only double tier-league beach soccer leagues continues to defy the odds by cranking up the excitement levels. League leaders Sunset Sports had their work cut out as they collected a cool three points and three goals without having to kick a ball in the ongoing CAL bank beach soccer Championship. This was after the low lying Teshie United failed to turn up for their scheduled week 12 encounter. Notwithstanding their fourth consecutive ”win” the result only keeps the Champions at the top on goals difference from neighbors, Havedzi Mighty Warriors. Indeed the high flying Havedzi Warriors from Keta ensured that they did not lose sight of the top, although they were made to work very hard by Wuo Gbee in a 10 goal thriller. A hat-trick by Kudadah Sampson coupled with a brace from Ahorlu Edem and a goal Alfred Torsu ensured Havedzi were 6-4 victors, despite Richard Osa also bagging a hat trick on the day. Gulf Powers continued their ascendancy with another three points in the bag against Ada Assurance who have been sanctioned by the GBSA. With a chunk of the games failing to come off, East Legon sharks and Dansoman served the fans with a block buster of a game, played at a blistering pace that saw both sides on the attack. With the lead swinging several times in the game, it was Matthew Lamptey who thought he had stolen the three points point for Dansoman with six minutes to play. But late drama was to follow when Sharks captain Uriel Appienti added the final twist to the game with his third and fourth goals to end proceedings 5-4. The result earned the Sharks their first win in as many games and also, proved sweet revenge having suffered defeat in similar circumstances in the first round. In the division one, Golden eagles delivered a soccer punch to fellow promotion hopefuls Tema United, as they zoomed back to winning ways having dropped points last weekend. Nungua United also dispatched Winneba giants 6-0, as they continued their search for a way back into the top flight of Ghana Beach Soccer. Both the Championship and Division leagues wraps up in 6 weeks’ time at the La Beach Soccer Arena where Voltic will make a presentation to the winning teams. It is also expected that the GBSA will announce new partners and sponsors for the 2015 leagues.
Mayor Keith James spoke Thursday morning about how Independence Day is a time to celebrate, but it’s also a time to stay safe with the spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fourth of July celebrations will look a little different this year.West Palm Beach won’t be hosting its traditional “4th on Flagler” event. Instead, Mayor James said he’s launching a new initiative for this weekend called “DIY 4th of July,” which encourages people to enjoy and host their own celebrations this weekend in a safe manner.For those living in West Palm Beach, the the city plans to celebrate by setting off fireworks at two undisclosed locations starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday.West Palm Beach has posted several videos online which include fun, creative tutorials on how to have a safe holiday weekend at home. To watch those videos, click here.
The victory by the young West Indians in last week’s Under-19 World Cup is brilliant news. It offers hope that the West Indies has the gumption to organise to win important tournaments in world cricket. It could be a launching pad to a new era of success. However you view the stumping controversy that arose early in the tournament, it must have loaded pressure on the West Indies team and its management. It’s even more reason to tap them all on the back. With Shivnarine Chanderpaul gone and the likelihood of other veterans going in the next few years, the young West Indies could be playing senior international cricket in the near future. Their watchwords must be patience and practise. Both will be needed to hurdle the challenges ahead. The sobering truth is that some young prospects never blossom. In 1995, Obea Moore ran 45.14 seconds for 400 metres to win the Pan-Am Junior title. His form then, at age 16, boosted his Muir High School team to a Penn Relays 4x400m record and vaulted him into the imagination of American track fans. A decade earlier, Richard Bucknor of Calabar held off another US sensation, William Reed of Central High, to secure 4x400m honours at the 1986 Penn Relays. Reed had already run the 400 metres in 45.17 seconds though just 15. Bucknor went on to a noteworthy career as a 110-metre hurdler for Texas A&M University and reached the semi-finals at the 1988 Olympics. By contrast, Reed and Moore faded as they grew older. Neither ever qualified for the US Olympic team. The young West Indians need to work diligently to avoid a similar fate. More than that, those who helped to mastermind their wonderful victory must keep working to groom them. With the cricket classroom of English county cricket long gone, the development of alternative methods of nurturing the region’s young crickets must continue. In this age when the Internet has brought copious knowledge to our fingertips, while also shortening attention spans, this effort must be extended. With a smaller talent pool than Australia, England, India and South Africa, success depends on keeping the champion team and other young West Indies prospects in the game. Late bloomers can jump into the pool of possible selection when the time is right. When the celebrations end, and no one should begrudge the team if it carries them on a bit, we can look to the future with optimism. All stakeholders will have to rally around the West Indies with the needed goodwill, ingenuity, and resources to make Test cricket success a reality again. If the story of these world champion West Indians is to have a happy ending, it’s the only way. – Hubert Lawrence has watched Champs, international cricket, and schoolboy football at Sabina Park.
0Shares0000Gareth Southgate congratulates England defender Harry Maguire © AFP / Johannes EISELENIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – England coach Gareth Southgate was keeping his feet firmly on the ground after England’s 6-1 World Cup group-stage rout of Panama, declaring “I didn’t particularly like the performance”.With a grin Southgate explained to the BBC: “I’m being hyper-critical, but I didn’t like the start, I didn’t like the goal at the end. The bits in the middle were pretty good though!” Southgate was speaking after a hat-trick from Harry Kane, a double from John Stones and another from Jesse Lingard saw off Panama and qualified England into the knockout stages.As it stands England are level on goal difference with also-qualified Belgium but top the group by virtue of yellow cards — two compared to the Belgians’ three.The countries meet in Kaliningrad on Thursday.Asked about possible changes to his XI to face Belgium, Southgate commented: “I want to keep the momentum, we have to think about the team we want to put out, it’s an opportunity for players who need a match who haven’t played for a while but on the other hand we want to keep winning.“It’s a nice decision to have!”Reflecting on a record World Cup win for England — their previous best result was 3-0 — he added: “I was a bit anxious at the start, they (Panama) had six at the back and three in middle, but once we worked that out I thought we played some really good stuff for 35 minutes.Southgate’s main gripe was his defence allowing Felipe Baloy to score Panama’s first ever World Cup goal in the 78th minute.“At half-time we talked about one more goal to be top of the group, that’s why the goal at the end was disappointing,” he said.“We’d rather be in control of the group than not, and confidence wise it’s important to score goals.“It was a big moment for Lingard and great for the captain (Kane) to score a hat-trick, that way he didn’t have the hump when I took him off!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A private jet was sent into an uncontrolled spin with both engines out after reportedly hitting wake turbulence from an Emirates Airbus A380 believed to be bound for Sydney, an authoritative accident website has reported.Several aboard the German-registered Canadair Challenger 604 jet were injured, one seriously, after the plane plummeted about 10,000 ft during the January 7, 2017, encounter over the Arabian Sea, according to The Aviation Herald website.The business jet was believed to be en-route to Abu Dhabi from the Maldives when the crew observed the A380 passing about 1000 ft overhead in the opposite direction.The Aviation Herald said the aircraft encountered wake turbulence one to two minutes after passing below the A380, which was flying at 35,000 ft and continued to Sydney without incident.It said information provided earlier this month was that the turbulence sent the aircraft into an uncontrolled roll that turned the aircraft at least three times, and possibly as many five times, and both engines flamed out.“The ram air turbine could not deploy, possibly as result of G-forces and structural stress, the aircraft lost about 10,000 feet until the crew was able to recover the aircraft exercising raw muscle force, restart the engines and divert to Muscat,’’ it said.While the website said it been unable to substantiate some of the details of the incident, it had confirmed it was being investigated by German authorities.Wake turbulence is generated as an aircraft passes through the air and is stronger with bigger aircraft. The most dangerous components are wing- tip vortices, horizontal twisters generated by the end of the wing that can persist for several minutes and tend to sink behind the aircraft.The Aviation Herald said air traffic controllers globally had been warned recently to exercise particular care with A380s passing over other traffic and pointed to several incidents involving very large aircraft in recent years.These included a September, 2012, incident involving a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 near Bali, a 2011 Incident involving an Air France A320 and an Emirates superjumbo near Frankfurt and a problem with a British Airways A320 and a Qantas A380 near Braunschweig, also in 2011.In a separate incident, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a March 13, 2017, encounter with turbulence by a Qantas Boeing 737 that injured two crew members.The incident happened while the plane was at 24,000ft near the Australian capital of Canberra.”The flight crew turned on the seat belt sign and while returning to their seats one cabin crew member sustained a serious injury and one cabin crew member sustained a minor injury,’’ the ATSB said. “The flight crew, other cabin crew and passengers were not injured and the aircraft was not damaged.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest During the week of June 6th – 10th five members of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter traveled to Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio for the first session of Ohio FFA Summer Camp.During their time at camp the members were divided into different camp chapters to help them get to know some of the other 280+ FFA members from around Ohio who attended.The different camp chapters also participated in an Olympics themed competition in which teams received points for participation in sports tournaments, speaking competitions and other contests held during the week. When not involved in these activities students took part in various leadership building events including a high ropes course, obstacle challenges and group meetings.Senior members also had the opportunity to serve the Carrollton community during their time at camp as they partnered with Carroll County MRDD to conduct a sports themed day at camp for adults in the MRDD programs. On the last day of camp members enjoyed a water carnival, talent show and camp dance before packing their bags for home the next morning. Members attending included Kevin and Karlee Daubenmire, Ann and Katie Shelby, and Cassidy Corcoran.The Zane Trace FFA is a Satellite Program of Pickaway Ross CTC.
Location:Western Cape, South AfricaS 34° 11.630 E 018° 26.196 Difficulty:2.5Terrain:1.5 Multi-CacheGC548HPby family Behrens the perfect cache?A multi-cache that leads you to a semi-secret spot in an old library rife with history, at which the first stage is an adorably disguised puzzle and the final is a hand-crafted tech-themed gadget cache with storage for as many trackable as one could ever need and a low chance of being muggled. Sound unreal?It’s very real. In fact, it’s Geocache of the Week!Near stage 1 of Intersect 2.0Located inside a library in a city outside of Cape Town, South Africa, “Intersect 2.0” is the epitome of a fun gadget multi-cache. The geocache was crafted by family Behrens and blends history with technology. Just as the Cache Owner was inspired to design this cache by another he’d previously found, finders of GC548HP are likely to come away with the itch to build their own super-cool gadget cache.Stage 1Visitors to the brick-walled reading garden of the Simon’s Town Library will find a quiet and picturesque place to read in solitude—or so they think.Tucked discretely in a corner of the garden is a gnome pulling a cart full of pebbles…also known as stage one. The geocacher who spots the gnome will discover within a few seconds that his cart bears a load much more exciting than stones.A gnome wearily bears the burden of stage 1Contained within the cart are all the tools the geocacher will need to discover the code for stage two of the cache…but it won’t be easy. Inside the lock-n-lock is a block containing a series of wires. Touching the correct two wires together turns on a light on the block, indicating the correct code for stage two. Geocachers beware! Touching the wrong two wires together more than six times will lead to significant frustration.The contents of the gnome’s cartStage 2 (Final)The final is inside of the Simon’s Town Library with permission from the library. The top drawer of the cupboard (which, by the way, was built by the cache owner by hand) can be unlocked using the code from Stage 1.Inside is a working laptop with a set of detailed instructions explaining what the geocacher needs to do in order to unlock the code for the next drawer.The final puzzle of Intersect 2.0Finally, the second drawer can be opened and its contents revealed. In addition to a shelf dedicated to swag and special hangers for trackables, there’s a second laptop. But, mysteriously, no logbook yet. The cacher will need to do a bit of exploring to find the logbook itself.The final – completely openAs far as maintaining this cache goes, the Cache Owner says that’s the easy part: “The only maintenance I have done is to replace the batteries in the cache. […] The fact that the cache is placed in a secure location and well locked up helps. I think as far as maintenance goes this one has been my easiest cache to maintain.”At 43 favorite points, this cache has a 100% favorite point ratio—in other words, every Premium member who has visited this cache has awarded it a favorite point!Words from the Cache Owner:I would like to say a big thank you to the geocaching community for making our life full of smiles. Since we started geocaching life has become fun and as a family we love caching and getting out there finding caches and new experiences, that without geocaching we would not have done.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedJanuary’s Geocacher of the MonthFebruary 27, 2015In “Community”Line of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”The British Library — Geocache of the WeekJune 28, 2017In “Community”
Read Next Kansas City’s star safety Eric Berry was carted off with 4:56 remaining with an undisclosed injury.The Patriots lost perhaps their best defensive player, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, in the third quarter with a knee injury. His absence showed on Hunt’s long TD reception. … WR Danny Amendola left in the fourth quarter with a head injury. He’s projected as New England’s slot receiver with Julian Edelman out for the season. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) eludes New England Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh (55) as he runs for a touchdown after catching a pass from Alex Smith during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — There were big plays all over the field. The Chiefs, not the Patriots, were making them.Alex Smith threw two long touchdown passes and rookie Kareem Hunt, after fumbling on his first NFL carry, scored three times to help Kansas City stun New England 42-27 on Thursday night in the season opener.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses It was the first time the Patriots lost at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime, a span of 82 games. The 42 points were the most they have allowed in coach Bill Belichick’s 17-plus seasons.They were no match for the Chiefs in the last two periods.Tyreek Hill scored on a 75-yarder and Hunt put the Chiefs in front with a 78-yarder to punctuate Kansas City’s charge after trailing 17-14 at halftime. Hunt also had a 58-yard scamper and finished with 141 yards rushing and 98 receiving. Hill had 133 yards through the air, and Smith went 28 for 35 for 368 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s the first quarterback with 300-plus yards, four TDs and no interceptions against Belichick.Brady, the 13th quarterback to start an NFL game at age 40, didn’t look too spry. He struggled mightily in the second half and didn’t throw for a touchdown, finishing 16 for 36 for 267 yards.Patriots newcomer Mike Gillislee scored on three short runs, becoming the first player since Terrell Owens of Philadelphia in 2004 to score three touchdowns in his debut with a new team.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Sans Fernandez and Bolick, San Beda hammers Mapua for 9th straight And Kansas City aided the Patriots’ cause with 15 penalties for 139 yards. Yet, in the end, the Chiefs looked like world-beaters.At the beginning, it seemed like an extension of February’s Super Bowl. Riled up, Brady and the Patriots tore through the opposing defense as if it belonged to, well, the Falcons, scoring in nine plays, with Gillislee surging in from the 2.One play later, they were at it again as Hunt fumbled. The Patriots took over at the Kansas City 32 and appeared to go up 14-0 on Rob Gronkowski’s diving catch. Then a replay review overturned the score, with NFL headquarters — which now makes final decisions on such reviews — determining the ball hit the ground as Gronk came down in the end zone.Gillislee was stopped on fourth-and-inches at the KC 10 and the Chiefs, looking very much like the host team, marched 90 yards in 12 plays. Hunt made up for his early gaffe by gaining 25 yards on the tying drive, which Smith capped with a sharp 8-yard pass to Demetrius Harris.The teams traded long touchdown drives, New England going 82 yards to Gillislee’s second TD, the Chiefs covering 92 yards at the end of the half before Hunt ran in with a 3-yard swing pass.Stephen Gostkowski’s 25-yard field goal was the margin for New England’s halftime edge.But the crowd’s fervor was silenced with Hill’s long touchdown on which prized free agent addition cornerback Stephon Gilmore was torched. Hunt sped down the middle behind linebacker Kyle Van Noy and DE/LB Cassius Marsh to put Kansas City in front for good.SHORT YARDAGENew England failed twice in the first quarter on short-yardage runs, by Gillislee and Super Bowl hero James White, and again in the fourth period, by Gillislee. If anyone proclaimed the Patriots were missing RB LeGarrette Blount, who scored 18 TDs last season and was a beast in such situations, well, Gillislee, who came from Buffalo as a restricted free agent, ran in for a pair of 2-yard touchdowns and a 1-yarder.ROGER, ROGERNot only did the crowd revel in the video highlights from the Super Bowl, the fans booed vigorously when Commissioner Roger Goodell was shown talking on the sideline Chiefs owner Clark Hunt during warmups. A website distributed thousands of towels featuring Goodell’s face adorned with a clown nose, and many fans also had T-shirts with the caricature. Goodell watched the game from a suite, but not with Patriots owner Robert Kraft.INJURIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hunt set an NFL record for a pro debut since the 1970 merger with 239 total yards.Coming off their sensational Super Bowl rally to a fifth Lombardi Trophy, the Patriots faded badly in the second half. A raucous sold-out crowd of 65,878 celebrated the unveiling of yet another championship banner, and there was plenty of talk about Tom Brady leading them to a 19-0 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter Week 1, though, they are winless.“Just a very poor effort and we’ll have to do a lot better,” Brady said. “Didn’t make a lot of plays tonight.” E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH And although Lee finished with just five points after suffering a left ankle sprain early in the third, it was the Hotshots’ other guards that did the damage.Mark Barroca and Justin Melton heeded the call for the Hotshots as Racela wasn’t able to concoct a defensive plan for the two as the Hotshots waltzed to a 91-83 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I felt we prepared well, we really executed well against Paul Lee but we failed against Barroca and Melton,” said Racela at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The lesson here is to better prepare ourselves against everyone.”Barroca was everywhere for the Hotshots as he finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block. TNT coach Nash Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen TNT was about to face Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup, a big part of the KaTropa’s game plan was to stop Paul Lee.Magnolia’s spitfire guard was averaging 20 points a game prior to the Saturday game and head coach Nash Racela was determined to stop Lee from torching the KaTropa as they bid for a third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Melton, on the other hand, immediately caught fire as Lee’s replacement as he scored 12 of his total 14 points in the third quarter while also grabbing 10 boards.“There were just a number of mistakes, especially in the third quarter,” said Racela who saw his team get outscored 27-17 in the period. “Those are the things we need to correct moving forward.”With the loss, the KaTropa dropped to 3-3 and is in a three-way tie with Rain or Shine and Phoenix at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Erram still optimistic as loses pile up for Blackwater: ‘We still fought’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments
Junior forward Chad Niddery (19) fights for the puck during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFreshman goalie Logan Davis is expected to make his first collegiate start as the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team sets its sights on a two-game series against Canisius College.Originally third in the depth chart, Davis is set to take over the reins from fellow freshman Matt Tomkins, who won’t be in the lineup because of a lower-body injury he sustained in the first four minutes of OSU’S 6-1 win against Niagara Nov. 9. Tomkins’ playing status is day-to-day. Davis’ projected start also comes less than two weeks after Collin Olson, who was Tomkins’ backup, elected to leave the team to play junior hockey in the USHL.“At this point, I feel like I might’ve gotten over the nerves a little bit after getting that first game under my belt, but I’m still a little jittery,” Davis said.Coach Steve Rohlik attributed his team’s 4-1 and 6-1 victories against Niagara Friday and Saturday, respectively, to his defensive unit, and said he wants the team to carry the success over into the series with the Golden Griffins (2-5-0, 1-3-0).“You’re only as good as your D-zone. Our D-zone leads all of our offense,” Rohlik said. “We’re doing a decent job on the penalty kill now, and I think we’ve given up quite a few goals early in the year, so we’re trying to clean that part of it up, but everything starts in the D-zone. If we can shut down teams defensively and still put up three, four, five goals, then we’re doing something right.”Junior forward Chad Niddery said the Buckeyes have to continue to build on the momentum they’ve generated in the last few games.“We’re having upbeat practices, just making sure everybody’s still going hard and getting ready for the weekend. These teams are coming in, they’re fast. They work as hard as they can,” Niddery said. “We’ve got to match their work ethic, and we’ve got guys with a lot of skill, so as long as we show as much work ethic — and Logan (Davis) is there backing us up in the net — so we’ll definitely be on top of our game.”The series will conclude a seven-game homestand in which the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) have only lost once, a 3-1 decision against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 1. OSU is set to open up Big Ten play at Ann Arbor, Mich., against rival Michigan Nov. 29.The Buckeyes and Canisius are slated to face off Friday and Saturday at Schottenstein Center, with the puck set to drop at 7:05 p.m. for both games.