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MANN+HUMMEL USA Names Thomas to Communications Post

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. PORTAGE, MI — MANN+HUMMEL USA has named Julie Thomas to the position of executive assistant to the president, with responsibility for the automotive supplier’s public relations programs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Thomas, who has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, advertising and trade shows, will report directly to President Claude Mathieu. She will be based at the company’s North American headquarters in Portage, Mich. Previously, Thomas was worldwide sales manager for Westcott, a photographic equipment manufacturer headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, where she also had responsibility for Westcott’s advertising and sales promotion programs. Her career background includes experience in trade exhibits and business management for the Photo Marketing Association International in Jackson, Mich. For more information about MANN+HUMMEL, go to: www.mann-hummel.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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On The Job In Los Alamos: LAPSA Elects Officers

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos Thursday at the Los Alamos Fire Department Administration Training Room are members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA). Newly elected board members are, front row from left, President Lennie Upshaw, general manager at Centerra Los Alamos; Vice President Dr. Alice Bodelson, psychologist at LANL Occupational Medicine; Secretary Donna Martinez, LANL Defense Security; Treasurer Daniel Roberts, sergeant at the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) and Ex-Officio Oliver Morris, LAPD commander. LAPSA members, center row from left, Mel Tafoya, Lisa LaPointe-Tafoya, Adolofo Meana, Lori Padilla, Sheri Holman, Rodney Robertson and Mark Wayne and back row from left, Brent Belcoff, Dr. Liz Maines and Steve Dawald. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Escape On A Horse Performs Virtually For Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Friday Night

first_imgEscape On A Horse performs virtually Friday for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photoSUMMER CONCERT News:The Los Alamos Summer Virtual Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present Escape on a Horse performing at 6 p.m., Friday July 17, on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook page. Drawing from the musical styles of rock and roll, country, bluegrass, and alternative, Escape on a Horse has established themselves as unique musical- storytellers in northern New Mexico. A veritable bridge of the music of the present mixed with timeless stories of the human condition, Escape on a Horse draws crowds in with their blend of personable experience and palatable musical talents. Based in northern New Mexico, Escape on a Horse began in 2016 as a collaboration of Daniel Jaramillo (guitar and vocals), Andrew Stocker (bass guitar and vocals), Ryan Little (pedal steel), and David Fellenz (drums). The band self-produced their debut album in 2018.The New Mexico Music Awards later nominated the album in 2019 for Best Country album. To learn more about the band, visit: www.EscapeonaHorse.com.This Live virtual concert will also be shown on multiple Facebook pages including: Los Alamos Community Services, Escape on a Horse Facebook page, and the SantaFe.com Facebook page. PAC-8 Los Alamos Public Access Television Channel will air the Escape on a Horse concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday July 22, 2020. KRSN 1490 AM Radio will be broadcasting the recorded concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020.The Sponsors of this Friday’s Escape on a Horse virtual concert are N3B and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year Los Alamos Legac Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is promoting a new program called, Shop Local This Summer and Earn Chamber Checks. This program supports all small businesses in Los Alamos County that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about Los Alamos businesses participating in the program, or to learn more about the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, visit: www.losalamoschamber.comThe 2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series is powered by Toyota of Santa Fe and the 2020 Sponsors: Enterprise Bank & Trust, The Finishing Touch Los Alamos, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Market Co-Op, Comfort Inn Los Alamos, RayLee Homes, Century Bank, Title Guaranty, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, N3B, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Plateau Property Management, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, Los Alamos MainStreet, RE/MAX Los Alamos, Waterstone Mortgage, SMSI, Edgewater, Merrick, Longenecker & Associates, LANL Foundation, The New Mexico Consortium, CrossFit Los Alamos, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Santa Fe, Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, Bennetts Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Pajarito Brewpub & Grill, KRSN 1490 AM Radio, PAC 8 Television, and State Farm Agent Loren Valdez.Connect with the concert series at: www.LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries.com.Find the series on: Facebook under @LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries, & Instagram using @LosAlamosSummerConcertSerieslast_img read more

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UK: GE Oil & Gas Invests in Subsea Manufacturing Facility, Creates New Jobs

first_imgGE Oil & Gas has invested £4m into its subsea manufacturing facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, leading to the creation of 20 new jobs across 2014.This follows the recruitment of 30 new employees at the site last year, with the investment also expected to contribute to an increase in output, allowing the organisation to meet the growing demands of customers and their global subsea projects.Rod Christie, CEO-GE Oil & Gas Subsea Systems, said: “As a centre of excellence for the manufacture and testing of subsea tree systems, our Bridge of Don site is pivotal to the sustained success of our organisation. Enabling us to meet the growing demands of our customers, this latest investment provides the plant with significant capability improvements, enhancing test and assembly activities along with allowing important safety and technology upgrades. It also allows us to generate new employment opportunities for the region.”A highlight of the investment has been the establishment of a standalone training school, with a dedicated classroom area for 12, coupled with separate workshop areas for practical training in the operation of running and installation tools, lifting and handling, make-up of test equipment and pressure testing. The facility will be used to develop the local skills base, along with talent from other regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa.The creation of an Advanced Technology Organisation (ATO) lab has also resulted from the refurbishment, with the new facility doubling the footprint of the existing lab. This additional space allows more room for conducting product qualification test programmes, introduces additional crane capacity and includes an environmentally-controlled measuring room, with all environmental chambers placed under cover.Other enhancements include:• Increased structural capability in Test & Assembly 2 (T&A2), from 30-tonnes to 50-tonnes, with new 50-tonne cranes for heavier lifts;• A deepened gas pit in T&A2 (from 3m-6m), new pressure test cells and testing equipment. This has created the additional capability to build and test Master Valve Blocks (MVB), small tree units and large sub-assemblies such as flow bases.• Test & Assembly 1 (T&A1) has been structurally upgraded from 50-tonnes to 100-tonnes, allowing for heavier lifts, with five new test cells introduced, enabling greater efficiency.Two 100-tonne cranes were installed in T&A1 in January, an upgrade that will allow large-scale tree systems to be handled using a single crane, enabling the more efficient and timely manufacture of subsea production systems.“The goal is to grow our capacity for delivery of trees through the plant,” Rod added.“We have a dedicated and highly skilled workforce and this transformation will enable them to grow our production capabilities significantly as we align to the increased demand for our products and services.”Press Release, February 05, 2014; Image: GElast_img read more

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We all have good intentions

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Dominican First Wireless Ultrasound-Guided Nephrostomy Done by Chinese Medical Team

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LifestyleLocalNews Dominican First Wireless Ultrasound-Guided Nephrostomy Done by Chinese Medical Team by: – April 28, 2020 Tweetcenter_img (Chinese Embassy) Dominica’s first wireless ultrasound-guided nephrostomy surgery was successfully completed in China-Dominican Friendship Hospital on April 15th, 2020.This is one of a series of minimally invasive surgery performed by the Chinese Medical Team after setting up the urology specialist outpatient clinic in the China-Dominican Friendship Hospital.Other minimally invasive procedures have been performed including the first transurethral bladder lithotripsy, transurethral resection of bladder tumors, minimally invasive suprapubic cystostomy, transurethral resection of urethral stricture, transurethral resection of the prostate, ureteroscope lithotripsy, laparoscopic kidney surgery, etc. Local patients with urinary diseases have received standardized and effective minimally invasive treatment.Dominica has never had a urology specialty, ward or surgery. The arrival of urology specialists from the Chinese medical team in June 2018 opened a new history of Dominica urology specialty. Since then, Dominica has urology specialty, wards and a series of minimally invasive surgery. Especially in March this year, the National Health Commission of China donated two sets of portable ultrasound and advanced puncture guidance and other complete equipment for renal puncture and fistula, which provided extremely favorable conditions for the implementation of minimally invasive surgery projects. The urologist directly carries a small wireless ultrasound for bedside examination and training, which solves the problem that patients have to wait for a long time to make an ultrasound examination in the past. Many urinary problems can be diagnosed immediately. Accurate ultrasound-guided cystostomy has also been successfully carried out.An 80-year-old prostate cancer patient who underwent the first ultrasound-guided kidney calyx puncture and nephrostomy had no urine came out from his suprapubic catheter. The casualty doctor considered that the catheter was obstructed and replace the suprapubic catheter, but it didn’t make a difference and turned to urology specialists. With the help of the portable wireless ultrasound it was confirmed that the suprapubic catheter was located in the bladder properly, and there was not much urine. The catheter was unobstructed, and the bilateral renal ultrasound was quickly performed.Hydronephrosis was found in both kidneys because the prostate cancer caused bilateral ureters obstruction. At that time, it was during the severe period of the new coronavirus. The patient was a senior with poor general physical health and Chinese doctors recommended that he go home and take oral anti-tumor drugs after emergency treatment. At this time, the wireless B-ultrasound combined with the puncture frame immediately played a role. After simple disinfection and towel placement, ultrasound guided precise puncture into the target renal calyx. Clear urine was extracted and the nephrostomy was successful. The patient’s obstruction problem was resolved immediately.Dominica has a high incidence of prostate cancer, and hydronephrosis caused by prostate cancer or other pelvic and abdominal tumors is very common. Percutaneous renal calyx puncture and nephrostomy is an effective method for solving hydronephrosis caused by urinary tract obstruction and rapidly improving renal function in most cases, which is equivalent to the effect of a hemodialysis machine. 99 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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First Named Storm Could Form This Weekend

first_imgForecasters are pointing to a possible named tropical system off the southeastern US coast this weekend.There is an 80% chance of tropical development over the next five days and a 70% chance over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting.“This system is likely to become a tropical or subtropical storm by late Friday or Saturday when it is located near the northwestern Bahamas,” the National Hurricane Center said.This could be the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1 — the official start of hurricane season.If the system were named, it would be Arthur, the first name on this year’s Atlantic hurricane list.As the storm gets its act together it could come close to the East Coast early next week before getting pulled back out into the Atlantic Ocean. The most significant threats to land will be probable tropical storm-force winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous surf.“If the system were to develop, it would likely be a subtropical depression or subtropical storm,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says. “A subtropical storm is a hybrid between a regular area of low pressure (cold core) and a purely tropical system (warm core).”The NHC began giving subtropical storms a tropical cyclone name in 2002. LifestyleLocalNewsRegional First Named Storm Could Form This Weekend by: – May 15, 2020 Tweet Share 283 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share For a subtropical storm to become a hurricane, it has to become fully tropical by establishing a warm core and then strengthen to hurricane-force winds.“This potential storm is not likely to become a full hurricane,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers says. “Still, with ocean temperatures above normal most of the year, the middle of May will likely become the new start of tropical storm season.”Sea surface temperatures continue to remain above average across the Atlantic — except for the cooler North Atlantic.Warm surface temperatures are the fuel needed for hurricane development.“Although the eastern half of North America has been cold the last few days and coastal waters are cooler than normal, the offshore area of likely development is still 2 degrees above normal,” Myers says.It is these sea surface temperatures and the possibility of La Niña forming that have most seasonal forecasters calling for an active, possibly even extremely active, Atlantic Hurricane season.La Niña is the cool phase of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern — a naturally occurring phenomenon that involves fluctuating ocean temperatures in the Pacific.La Niña is the opposite of El Niño, which is the warm phase of the cycle. If La Niña forms in the Pacific, it can significantly increase the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic because it creates a more favorable wind environment.There are over a dozen early forecasts published. And even though the official forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration won’t come until May 21, a strong consensus in the forecasts across the industry indicates the Atlantic is in for an active season.This could be the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1 — the official start of hurricane season.(CNN, SLU Online)last_img read more

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No. 20 UWF volleyball advances to GSC Tournament Championship

first_imgNext Game: Live Stats North Alabama (GSC Championship) 11/22/2015 – 12:30 p.m. Preview Full Schedule Roster Watch Live PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 20-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team swept Shorter 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-20) in the semifinals of the Gulf South Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Top-seeded West Florida advances to its eighth GSC Tournament Championship appearance in the last nine years and will face the No. 2 seed North Alabama in the tournament final on Sunday, November 22 at 12:30 p.m. CT in the UWF Field House. West Florida used a .231 team attacking percentage in the win and had a balanced offensive attack on Saturday with five Argos tallying at least eight kills in the match. “I think what makes our team so difficult to play against is the fact that we have so many weapons,” Wolter said. “We have players that have to embrace the fact that even if it isn’t their day we still have other players that can step up and get the job done.” West Florida will be looking to win its seventh GSC Tournament Championship in the last eight years on Sunday. UWF faced UNA in the tournament final in 2008, 2010 and 2011 and came out on top in all three matchups. West Florida swept North Alabama in both regular season matchups this season. North Alabama will be making its 17th GSC Tournament Championship appearance on Sunday. The Lions have won 16 conference tournament titles in the 34-year history of the conference. Junior Kathryn Torre (Highland, Ill./State College of Florida) had an efficient performance on offense with nine kills on 19 attempts with no attack errors (.474). Torre also added four blocks in the win. Senior Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) tallied a team-high 10 kills at a .296 clip with nine digs and three blocks. “I thought in that first set Autumn made some veteran plays off the block, just defensively not letting them score on us,” Wolter said. “I felt like Kat was really tough to stop all throughout the match. I felt every time she went into the front row everyone could just take a deep breath because she was causing Shorter some problems at the net.” Junior Cora Bidlack (Randolph, N.J./Randolph HS) had nine kills at a .300 clip with a block. Sophomore Rachel Neblett (Austin, Texas/Vista Ridge HS) had eight kills and a pair of blocks on Saturday while junior Corisha Smith (Inwood, W.Va./Musselman HS) added eight kills in the win. Junior Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) tallied a team-high 23 digs while sophomore Monique StCyr (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown HS) had 40 assists, eight digs, three blocks and a service ace on Saturday.             For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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‘You MUST Compensate Us With Lionel Messi’- Angry Roma President Orders Barcelona

first_imgRoma president, James Pallotta, has insisted that Barcelona “unethically and immorally” signed Malcom, when the Italian club already had an agreement with the player and his former club Bordeaux.It has then asked for Lionel Messi by way of apology.The Giallorossi were expecting Malcom to arrive for a medical earlier this week, only for Barca to hijack the transfer with a bigger offer to Bordeaux.Pallotta in an interview with SiriusXM FC, said: “They knew that this was done.Malcom“In point of fact yesterday they apologised to us about their actions and how they did things and I don’t accept the apology, I mean, at all.“The apology, the only way I’ll except it is either one of two things. I mean at the end of the day, send [Malcom] to us, and you know that’s not going to happen.“But maybe, as a goodwill gesture, at the very least they should send Messi to us.”last_img read more

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Shinya shocks LeMay-Doan

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Japan’s Shihomi Shinya motors to victory Saturday in a women’s World Cup 500-meter speedskating event in Nagano. Two-time Olympic medalist Hiroyasu Shimizu, meanwhile, finished runnerup to Canadian Jeremy Wotherspoon in the men’s 500 while Japanese compatriot Joji Kato took a surprise third in his World Cup debut at the season-opening series for sprint races.Shinya edged LeMay-Doan by just 0.01 as she crossed the finish line at the M-Wave ice arena in 38.60 seconds for her first podium finish in a World Cup meet, adding to the first major domestic title she won at last week’s Asama invitational 1,000 meters.“I’m very happy and I can’t believe what I just did. I was able to cope with the corners better than usual,” said the 23-year-old Shinya. “I’ve been under pressure to do well in recent years and that has given me motivation.”China’s Wang Manli finished third in 38.74. Japan’s Olympic skater Sayuri Osuga was fifth in 38.86.In the men’s 500, world record-holder Shimizu lost some of his momentum in the back stretch and finished 0.34 behind Wotherspoon with a time of 35.53 in his season debut in an international race.“I got no space to go momentarily in the crossing zone at the midpoint of the race. But no matter what, the winning time was much faster that I’d expected,” Shimizu said.Shimizu, who won the Nagano Olympic gold medal at the same rink, added silver in Salt Lake City in February in a season cut short by a nagging lower back injury. He returned to the ice last month, winning two domestic titles.Kato, a high school student in Yamagata, produced a personal-best 35.61 to knock South Korea’s Choi Jae Bong off the podium. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 NAGANO – Japan’s Shihomi Shinya surprised the field with her first-ever victory on the speedskating World Cup circuit Saturday, outsprinting world record-holder Catriona LeMay-Doan of Canada in the women’s 500 meters.Japan’s Shihomi Shinya motors to victory Saturday in a women’s World Cup 500-meter speedskating event in Nagano.last_img read more

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FIFA President Infantino Faces Criminal Prosecution In Switzerland

first_imgFIFA president Gianni Infantino is the subject of criminal proceedings in Switzerland after prosecutors obtained permission to investigate his dealings with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and the Chief Public Prosecutor of Upper Valais Rinaldo Arnold.A court found that Lauber covered up a meeting with Infantino and Arnold lied to supervisors while his office investigated corruption surrounding Football’s governing body.Lauber offered his resignation last week after the court ruling.The authority overseeing Switzerland’s federal prosecutors on Thursday said that special prosecutor Stefan Keller, appointed earlier this month to review criminal complaints against the three men and others involved, had found indications of criminal conduct related to the meetings.Lauber had overseen a corruption probe in FIFA since the organisation was raided in 2015.He is alleged to have held three meetings with Infantino about the status of the inquiry.In March Lauber was sanctioned for disloyalty, lying and breaching his office’s code of conduct. He also had his salary cut for a year after he ‘contravened several duties of function’.The Confederation Public Prosecutor’s Office (AS-MPC) said he ‘repeatedly did not tell the truth, acted unfairly, violated the Code of Conduct of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and obstructed the AS-MPC investigation’.Michael LauberLauber and Infantino both previously denied any wrongdoing.Infantino started at UEFA in 2000 and rose to the position of General Secretary in 2009. He emerged as one of the front runners to become FIFA President after Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini were swept away by the corruption allegations that swirled around the global football body.He defeated candidate Sheikh Salman in elections and took over FIFA in 2016 promising change and to restore the battered image of FIFA.Relatedlast_img read more

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Big guns gear up for Central Champs fight

first_imgFour of the most powerful high-school female athletics programmes in the island, Edwin Allen, St Jago, Holmwood and Hydel, will square off over the next two days as the Central Athletics Championships gets started today at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, starting at 8:45 a.m. The finals of the girls’ 2000m steeplechase will get things started at 8:45 a.m., with the boys to follow some 15 minutes later at 9:00 a.m. The Michael Dyke-coached Edwin Allen are the defending girls’ champions and are favourites to win another title, but with big performances so far this season from the other three top outfits, ‘any number can play’. With the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships some four weeks away, fans will get an idea of where that title will go, and it will also be a big psychological boost for the team that comes out on top as usually, the team that wins here, tends to go on to take the big title. All four coaches are cautiously optimistic going into today’s event, with eyes clearly focussed on the main show – Champs 2019. Dyke says while he will not be taking any unnecessary risks, he approaching the championships with confidence. “I am going with high expectations, knowing that we are the defending champions. We still want to remain champions at the end of the meet but we are not going to take any unnecessary risks to defend our title and we will be very conservative in terms of personnel, where there are niggles and injuries. I think the team has enough depth to still hold off the challenges of the likes of Hydel, St Jago and Holmwood. We are going there to do our best and see how it works out in the end,” said Dyke. Last year’s runners-up, Hydel, did not seem themselves at the Gibson McCook Relays, where they only won the 4x400m relays. However, head coach Corey Bennett is not perturbed and is looking forward to good results over the next two days. “We are fairly confident going into Central Championships, knowing that we are trying to use it as a stepping stone towards our goals at Girls Championships. We are about 85 per cent ready for Champs and hopefully Central Champs can push us closer to our targets. It is going to be two crazy days of ferocious competition, but we still have to bear in mind what our goals are,” said Bennett. Meanwhile, many-time Central champions Holmwood Technical have looked dangerous this season, bringing back memories of their former years of dominance, and head coach Dave Anderson says he will be using Central Champs as a dress rehearsal and to help him make some decisions concerning his Champs line-up. “This will give us a chance to look at other persons in some events in a Championships situation in order to make some final decision for Champs,” said Anderson. Keilando Goburn’s St Jago unit has shown signs of rejuvenation and the coach says they are not losing sight of the bigger picture. “We will be treating Central Champs just like another development meet. We do take it serious as right now, it’s all about man management. We had a very rough weekend at the Gibson McCook Relays, where the athletes had to go through rounds, and it will be pretty much the same (at Central Champs), so we are going to do everything in our power to preserve our athletes. We will just go there and try to compete and definitely, we will be trying for a top three spot, but if that is not forthcoming, we will be comfortable just the same,” said Goburn. On the male side, it should be another St Jago High dominance as since competing at these Championships, the Spanish Town-based team has never lost, and after scoring 346 points last year – more than double the tally registered by second-place team Edwin Allen, who finished on 162 points – they look safe for another title. Eighteen finals are down to be contested on today’s opening day of competition, two on the track and 16 in the field. Unperturbedlast_img read more

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Spartan Elite to represent Ja in Neymar Five-A-Side

first_imgSpartan Elite, after three rounds of play, became champions of the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five-A-Side Football competition and head to Brazil to represent Jamaica in the world championship.The event, launched in Kingston on April 9, saw over 1,000 players from across the island competing over six weeks in intense qualifiers leading up to the June 16 final, where eight teams faced off for the coveted title and the chance to play against Neymar Jr and his team at the world final in July in Brazil at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil.Malhotra FC, Pump House, Spartan Elite, Big Yaad, Medley Mixers, Lionel Strikers, Road to Brazil, and Bath FC played in two groups in a round robin to determine the semi-finalists who would advance. No strangers to the game after entering the qualifiers at three different locations, Spartan Elite started the day strong, winning all their matches to advance to the semi-final, where they would face Bath FC. Medley Mixers, who hail from the same community as Spartan Elite in St Elizabeth, and in other circumstances would be their teammates, advanced to the semi-finals after not conceding any goals in Group B. In a shocking goal in the last few minutes of an electric semi-final, the team lost to Pump House, based in Clarendon.In an intense final, which ended 0-0, the teams went into sudden death with a 1v1 player stand-off. After showing some quick shifting, Akeem Gibbons from Spartan Elite scored the winning goal from half court, securing victory for the team. Team captain Rohan Thompson commented on the team’s strategy, saying, “Our team knew we needed to keep possession of the ball as much as possible and use the backboard to our advantage, and that’s what we did to secure the victory.” RAISING THE BAR To raise the bar in this unique experience, telecommunications giant FLOW partnered with Red Bull, offering six players the opportunity of a lifetime. An MVP was selected from each of the qualifiers and given the chance to play in a trial match for Red Stripe Premier League Champions Portmore United to pursue their dreams as professional players.“As sponsors, we are extremely happy to have partnered with Red Bull in this innovative competition, which captured the hearts of many across Jamaica. Major congratulations are in order for Spartan Elite, who displayed sheer grit and talent to take the title, and also to our six Flow MVPs who have a great opportunity ahead of them to impress the leadership of Portmore United. We look forward to cheering on the team as they head to Brazil in July,” Stephen Miller, FLOW sponsorship manager, said.last_img read more

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An important reminder that BYU should not be your Cinderella team

first_img Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsRick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsWith an incredibly efficient offense that averaged 83.6 points per game, the university’s all-time leading scorer in Tyler Haws and an eight-game winning streak going into their conference tournament finals, BYU was a popular Cinderella pick in the NCAA tournament for everyone from the experts to President Obama to even what Twitter metrics predicted.But before pressing final on that bracket with them as one of your Cinderella picks, an important reminder:They lost in the play-in game.Ole Miss came back from a 17-point deficit on Tuesday to knock BYU out of the NCAA tournament before they could even get their glass slipper fully on. A sad story — that is sadder for all of you who have them going to the Sweet 16 and forget to change it before the grace period that allows you to correct the one very early mistake you made in your NCAA bracket.For a last minute new Cinderella, USA TODAY Sports has you covered here.last_img read more

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Girls basketball: Benton teams setting pace in district play

first_imgThe Benton seventh- and eighth-grade teams are setting the pace with one game to go in the first half of the Bossier Parish middle school girls basketball season.The Benton eighth-graders improved to 4-0 with a hard-fought 39-33 victory over Elm Grove on Monday. The Benton seventh-graders are also 4-0 after defeating Elm Grove 20-9.In other eighth-grade games, Rusheon edged Cope 39-38 in a thriller and Haughton defeated Greenacres 43-20.In other seventh-grade games, Cope slipped past Rusheon 11-10 and Haughton defeated Greenacres.Haughton is one game behind Benton in both the seventh- and eighth-grade districts. At Haughton, Takaiyah Sweeney poured in 18 points and Crytal Norton had 12 to lead the Lady Bucs eighth-grade team to the victory.Haughton jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter, but Greenacres came roaring back in the second, outscoring the Lady Bucs 14-2. Haughton pulled away with a big third quarter.Melanie McGee topped the Lady Mustangs with eight points. Ashlyn Gibson added six and Anwaar Shihadeh five. Taralyn Sweeney scored 14 points to pace the Lady Bucs seventh-grade team. Paisley Reynolds added six. Ainsley Ross led Greenacres with five points. At Elm Grove, Te’Quaza Chambers continued her outstanding season with 19 points for the victorious Benton eighth-graders. She also had five rebounds and played outstanding defense, coaches said.Alissa Harris added nine points for the Lady Tigers. Claire Ambrose and Mekel Allen combined for eight. Ambrose and Markayla Clark had four rebounds each. Coaches said Ashanti Gavin played tough defense.Elm Grove, which led 18-15 at the half, got 10 points from Jada Hardy and eight from Madison Collins, including two 3-pointers.Jada Anderson tossed in 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Benton seventh-grade squad. Anna Robins had 11 rebounds. Coaches cited Anderson and Tamaya Davis for their defensive play.Isabelle Swanson paced Elm Grove with five points and Bianca Oliver chipped in with four. At Rusheon, Kelcee Marshall had a big game for Rusheon, scoring 25 points to lead the Lady Rams to the victory. Marshall also stood out for her defensive efforts, coaches said.Keiarra McCoy led a balanced Cope team with 10 points. Kari Smith and Taaliyah Johnson scored nine each. Shaderika Venious added seven.Mary Stewart led the victorious Cope seventh-graders with nine points.Nautyca Batiste led Rusheon with four points. Amber Conway played good defense, coaches said. Note: The above report is based on information received from coaches.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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NDSU Fever Hits St. Cloud Ahead of Championship Game [VIDEO]

first_img 720p HD 1080p HD Auto (360p) 360p ST. CLOUD — Bison fever has taken over the Granite City. Local fans will be cheering in green and gold as North Dakota State University makes its seventh appearance in the NCAA Division I FCS championship since 2010.They will be facing the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Saturday.Wayne Schluchter is a graduate of Tech High School and former NDSU football player and team captain who also spent many years as a Tech football coach. He says he sees a growing fan base of Bison alumni in the St. Cloud area. About Connatix V56892center_img 1/1 About Connatix V56892 …and the student population has grown. You know when I went there, there were 4,000 students back in the late ‘70s. Today there’s, depending on if you’re counting graduate students or not, 14,000-15,000 students on campus. So it’s tripled at least. So again you have more people with degrees looking for places to work and St. Cloud’s a viable place to work.Three students on this year’s team have ties to the St. Cloud area: freshman strong safety James Kaczor of St. Cloud, sophomore linebacker Beau Pauly of Becker, and sophomore offensive tackle Dillion Radunz of Becker.James Kaczor’s mom Ruth Kaczor says this season has been a great adventure for her son.Well, it’s been very fun. I mean as a freshman it’s a huge privilege to even be able to get on the field and play. He’s had some really great experience on special teams and gotten to travel with the team, and now, of course, being able to think about playing in a national championship as a freshman in college is kind of unique and special, and a little overwhelming too.The Kaczor family has a strong connection to football, and local support for the team has meant a lot to them.The hotbed of that support is the Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill in Waite Park, which will surely be jam-packed with Bison fans looking to watch Saturday’s big game. Tom Frericks has owned the bar for 33 years and says he’s grateful for the loyal fan base.If you do this as long as I have, you get a lot of raucous environments a lot of times especially when you’re dealing with sports. These people cheer, do their chants, do their songs, and never ever leave this place outside of happy and go-lucky.Kick-off for the title game is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. The game will be available for viewing at Ultimate as well as on ESPN2. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip last_img read more