Bailey: Hack reflects on moments, people who made his time special

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 29, 2014 at 1:00 am Bleary-eyed and filled with near-comical dread, I stepped out the doors of 744 Ostrom Avenue at 4 a.m. on Jan. 29 and threw my duffle bag and backpack into a cab.We were midway through a stretch of working 16-of-21 nights — the most daunting I can remember — and I would be covering the Syracuse-Wake Forest men’s basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C. at 9 p.m. that night.I was exhausted.On my way to the airport, the cab driver and I got talking about Syracuse basketball, and when he learned that I covered the team, he picked my brain on players and matchups.He too would be working a long night with little sleep, and for those few minutes we connected. He reminded me why I love writing and reporting on sports: the job allows me to take in experiences first-hand that most others can’t. And it allows me to share those experiences.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMany of my peers were inspired by family members or childhood experiences. I don’t have a sob story to tell or a sole inspiration to praise. Instead, I have a memory bank full of prized moments, as well as the close friends who I was lucky enough to share them with.From covering the final SU swimming and diving home meet, to the women’s lacrosse team’s furious Final Four comeback two springs ago. From standing up in shock at Tyler Ennis’ 35-foot stunner of the Steel City to having the chance to write a column off Jim Boeheim’s first-ever ejection.Through the semesters, I also covered the field hockey and tennis teams, and assisted on bigger projects whenever I could.This year, especially, was incredible. Reporting on a football season highlighted with a last-minute game-winning Texas Bowl touchdown, and a hoops season complete with more memories than I can recall today, I can say without a doubt that I wouldn’t take back a wink of sleep for any of it.What a ride. What a f*cking ride.At one point — somewhere around Ennis’ buzzer beater at Pitt — it seemed like it would never end. Traveling up and down the East Coast with beat partners David Wilson and Trevor Hass. Chasing stories. Getting to meet some of the finest professionals in the journalism industry.The moment I turned to look at two of my fellow press members after Rasheed Suliamon’s buzzer-beater in the Dome is one I’ll never forget. Same goes for the seemingly endless 23.3-second span in which Syracuse missed six shots against North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.But after spending more time driving to and from Greensboro, N.C. that weekend than covering the tournament, I watched from my couch as Dayton shocked Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament.Instead of going to Memphis, my next couple weeks’ schedule was wiped clean. Road trips were replaced by weekends with friends. Postgame interviews turned in to talks of graduation. Deadline writing became papers and projects.The end was jarring, but my time spent writing at The Daily Orange is treasured. Even the bleary-eyed moments during which the next rest point wasn’t even on the horizon yet.Thank you to everyone who helped me along the way — even that cab driver.Sorry if I forgot to tip you.Stephen Bailey is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column will no longer appear. He can be reached at sebail01@syr.edu or on Twitter at @Stephen_Bailey1.-30- Commentslast_img read more

Interwetten secures sponsorship deal with German footballing giants

first_imgShare Share Highlights and match reports for Sportradar’s Euro 2020 Simulated Reality June 8, 2020 Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 Related Articles Maltese-based sports betting company Interwetten, has become the premium betting partner of Bundesliga team TSG Hoffenheim until June 2020.The new deal will see the Sportwetten logo appear at Hoffenheim’s Rhein-Neckar-Arena and on the clubs social media, television and advertising channels. The first game at the newly-branded stadium will take place this evening when Hoffenheim host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a crucial Champions League qualifier. Werner Becher, spokesperson for the Interwetten Board of Directors said: “TSG Hoffenheim is an extremely attractive partner for us, not only because of the development of the club into one of the top players in Germany and the consequent first Europapokal participation in this season. The club has the fourth place in the Bundesliga of the previous season emphasised that he has an excellent future perspective.“TSG Hoffenheim is the German flagship in the sponsoring pool for Interwetten and guarantees excellent brand awareness thanks to a comprehensive sponsoring package with a large brand presence for Interwetten.” Dr. Peter Görlich, Managing Director of TSG Hoffenheim added: “We are very pleased to have gained a partner in Interwetten with outstanding importance for the German-speaking sports betting market, since the company has been setting new standards and innovative ideas for its industry, we are convinced that we have chosen an ideal partner.” Submit StumbleUpon Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020last_img read more

Ohio State vs. Michigan final score: Buckeyes dominate Wolverines for another blowout in The Game

first_imgWhat a bounce, what a play!@Jkdobbins22 fumbles, picks it up and explodes for a big play for @OhioStateFB.Sponsored by @exxonmobil pic.twitter.com/yNBDJLVMoZ— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 201912:11 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, MICHIGAN. The Wolverines are the first on the board with a misdirection handoff to Giles Jackson who gets into the end zone for a 22-yard score. The extra-point attempt is no good. Michigan 6, Ohio State 0. 7 plays, 75 yards. @UMichFootball marches down the field for the first touchdown of the game!Sponsored by @exxonmobil pic.twitter.com/NWoueEhw2f— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 201912:09 p.m.: Shea Patterson scrambles on third down and drops a completed pass to Ronnie Bell for 7 yards. A late-hit penalty by Ohio State sets Michigan up at the 30. 12:05 p.m.: Ohio State is set to kick and we are underway in Ann Arbor. MORE: Harbaugh says postgame was an ‘insult’Michigan raced out to an early lead with a touchdown on its opening drive. Giles Jackson found his way into the end zone on a 22-yard pass from Shea Patterson. Ohio State (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten) was quick to answer, though, recording a pair of touchdowns after big-play setups. Those scores prevented the Wolverines (9-3, 6-3) from gaining momentum.One other big story in this game was Michigan’s missed opportunities. The Wolverines had two chances in the red zone in the second quarter but came away with just three points. Patterson muffed a snap to end one of the drives.CFB 150: SN ranks the top 10 rivalries of all time Michigan was also called for offside while Ohio State was lining up to punt, which gave the Buckeyes a first down and led to a touchdown shortly before halftime.Ohio State’s high-powered offense, which came into the game leading the nation with 49.4 points per game, then dominated the second half. The Buckeyes finished the game with 575 total yards and a pair of touchdowns in every quarter.Sporting News provided live updates, highlights and score changes for Ohio State vs. Michigan:MORE: Watch Ohio State vs. Michigan live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Ohio State vs. Michigan scoreFINALOhio State: 56Michigan: 27 Q1Q2Q3Q4FOhio State1414141456Michigan1333827Ohio State vs. Michigan score, updates, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Ohio State 56, Michigan 273:42 p.m.: Michigan can’t get anything going and punts it back. 3:40 p.m.: Ohio State’s punt is a touchback. 3:36 p.m.: Patterson’s pass downfield to Nico Collins in coverage is intercepted. 3:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Dobbins reaches a career-high with 211 yards rushing and yet another touchdown. It’s a blowout in Ann Arbor. Ohio State 56, Michigan 27.3:23 p.m.: Michigan fails to convert another fourth-down attempt and Ohio State will take over once again. 3:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Fields gets it out to Austin Mack and Mack finds his way in for a 16-yard touchdown. Ohio State 49, Michigan 27. 😤 @OhioStateFB takes advantage of the turnover on downs and extends their lead to 49-27 pic.twitter.com/dvwJ6yJwnB— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20193:10 p.m.: Michigan goes for it on 4th-and-short and Haskins is shy of the first down. It will be Ohio State ball on the Michigan 28 after the turnover on downs. 3:04 p.m.: Michigan stops Ohio State again on third down and the Buckeyes will punt. Just over 13 minutes to play. 2:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, MICHIGAN. Hassan Haskins takes the snap from the Wildcat formation for a two-yard score. Michigan’s two-point conversion is successful to cut it to 15. Ohio State 42, Michigan 27. Wolverines go wildcat to make it 42-27 after a successful 2-point conversion! pic.twitter.com/0wcn8YMNkG— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 2019End of third quarter: Ohio State 42, Michigan 192:45 p.m.: Michigan gets a much-needed stop, forcing a three-and-out. 2:41 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, MICHIGAN. Michigan is unable to manufacture anything and it settles for the 45-yard field goal. Ohio State 42, Michigan 19.2:37 p.m.: The punt return is muffed by Garrett Wilson and it will be Michigan ball at the Ohio State 26. 〽️ @UMichFootball catches a break!Garrett Wilson muffs the punt and the Wolverines take over. pic.twitter.com/fwPBKyJYXJ— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20192:37 p.m.: Michigan will have to punt after three incompletions. 2:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. The very first play back, Fields rolls out for a dime to Garrett Wilson for a 30-yard touchdown score. Ohio State 42, Michigan 16.Justin Fields scrambles and throws a 30-yard TD in his first play after returning from an apparent knee injury. @OhioStateFB fans, you can breathe now 😅 pic.twitter.com/3jCQp6Cssv— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20192:33 p.m.: Fields is back in with a knee brace on. 2:26 p.m.: Fields is down and holding his knee after an awkward fall. He was able to walk off on his own power to head to the medical tent. Justin Fields walked off the field under his own power after suffering an apparent leg injury pic.twitter.com/UNEdAcALcJ— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20192:22 p.m.: Michigan is forced to punt it away after seven plays. 2:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Fields remains patient in the pocket and connects with K.J. Hill for a 6-yard touchdown, extending the OSU lead to three scores. Ohio State 35, Michigan 16.KJ Hill gets in on the action!@OhioStateFB leads Michigan 36-15 early in the second half. pic.twitter.com/IXkb6sKGNf— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20192:07 p.m.: A late-hit penalty on Michigan on a Fields scramble gives Ohio State a fresh set of downs at the Michigan 2. 2:04 p.m.: On the first play from scrimmage of the second half, Dobbins cuts it outside for a 41-yard gain to the Michigan 34. 2:03 p.m.: Second half is underway with a touchback. Ohio State will start from the 25. Halftime: Ohio State 28, Michigan 16StatsFirst downs: Ohio State 15, Michigan 13Third downs: Ohio State 5-7, Michigan 1-5Total yards: Ohio State 316, Michigan 285Rushing yards: Ohio State 118, Michigan 35Passing yards: Michigan 250, Ohio State 198Penalties: Michigan 3-30, Ohio State 3-40Turnovers: Ohio State 0, Michigan 11:38 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, MICHIGAN. The 23-yard attempt is good and the Wolverines claw within 12. Ohio State 28, Michigan 16. 1:37 p.m.: Peoples-Jones’ potential touchdown grab wasn’t successfully made on third down with 26 seconds to go. 1:31 p.m.: Two big passing completions have Michigan at the Ohio State 32 with 2:03 remaining until the half. 1:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Dobbins is back in for another score on a 5-yard run. Huge turn of momentum in Ann Arbor. Ohio State 28, Michigan 13. Not 1, Not 2…@Jkdobbins22 scores his THIRD TD of the first half for @OhioStateFB. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/oncJIczgoV— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20191:24 p.m.: On first down, Fields goes long to Garrett Wilson for a 47-yard completion to the Michigan 5. 1:23 p.m.: Michigan was offsides on the punt, though, and Ohio State has a first down near midfield. 1:22 p.m.: Ohio State will have to punt it away after six plays. Michigan has three minutes and change to work with before halftime.1:15 p.m.: On a third-and-9 from the Ohio State 12, Patterson muffs the snap and Ohio State falls on it, ending Michigan’s scoring threat. Buckeyes back on offense. FUMBLE!@OhioStateFB recovers the Shea Patterson red zone fumble. pic.twitter.com/ohJejdwa5T— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20191:07 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Dobbins navigates his way into the end zone for a six-yard touchdown score on third down. Ohio State 21, Michigan 13.🗣 J.K. ALL DAY@OhioStateFB takes a 21-13 lead thanks to @Jkdobbins22’s 2nd rushing TD of the day. pic.twitter.com/raWGxpprjX— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 20191:02 p.m.: Fields dumps it off to Garrett Wilson for a 41-yard gain to the Michigan 12. 1 p.m.: An unsportsmanlike penalty after an Ohio State run sets the Buckeyes up in Michigan territory. This rivalry is just differentMichigan actually untied @Jkdobbins22’s shoe 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Rz4Qq8eB5T— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 2019End of first quarter: Ohio State 14, Michigan 1312:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, MICHIGAN. On the following play, Patterson slings it to a wide-open Donovan Peoples-Jones across the middle for the 25-yard touchdown. Ohio State 14, Michigan 13. 〽️ @UMichFootball answers!@dpeoplesjones finds himself wide open in the middle of the field to get his first TD of the day. pic.twitter.com/9zCqSLpOfs— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 201912:48 p.m.: Patterson fools the Ohio State defense on a play-action by finding Sean McKeon for a 41-yard gain to the Ohio State 25. 12:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Fields nails Chris Olave for a 57-yard touchdown throw down the sidelines. Ohio State 14, Michigan 6.Justin Fields hits Chris Olave in stride!@OhioStateFB takes a 14-6 lead over Michigan. pic.twitter.com/rcLIbIQFii— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 201912:40 p.m.: Patterson’s two attempts across the middle fall incomplete and the Wolverines will punt. 12:33 p.m.: Justin Fields misses his target on third down and Ohio State has to punt it away. 12:26 p.m.: Nico Collins’ sideline grab is incomplete as Collins is unable to get a foot down. Michigan to punt. 12:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OHIO STATE. Dobbins caps off his productive drive with a 5-yard plunge. Dobbins had 51 yards on four carries on Ohio State’s opening drive. Ohio State 7, Michigan 6.All @Jkdobbins22 on this drive!@OhioStateFB finds the end zone on their first possession of the game. 🌰🔥Sponsored by @exxonmobil pic.twitter.com/anpYVuBtAp— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 201912:17 p.m.: Ohio State is across midfield after a long run by J.K. Dobbins, who picks up his own fumble and rumbles to the Michigan 41.  Ohio State once again proved too much for Michigan as it captured a 56-27 victory Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Buckeyes have now beaten the Wolverines eight consecutive times in The Game.J.K. Dobbins led Ohio State with 211 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries while Justin Fields threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns.last_img read more

Swimmers warm up for finals

first_imgAll eyes will be on Golden Fish Ryan Pini as he takes on lane four in the 50m backstroke. Pini will be competing against second fastest Teiki Dupont of Tahiti who clocked in a time of 26:81 sec in the heats behind Pini’s 26:22 sec.New Caledonia pair Kevin Calmettes and Julien Goyetche will also be competing with Pini. Fiji duo William Clark and Gordon Thompson are also swimmers to watch out for. In the women 100m freestyle, Savannah Tkatchenko and Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane will be competing in the finals. PNG will also be hoping for gold from Sam Seghers who finished first in his heat in the men 200m freestyle. Britney Murray will be competing in the women 400m medley finals while Ashley Seeto and Ryan Maskelyne will be competing for a medal in the men 100m breaststroke. A large crowd is already here in gold, red and black ready to support our seven PNG swimmers.last_img read more

Foster’s Fairplay: Blame JAAA, Francis for Carter saga

first_imgFoster’s Fairplay is asking track and field’s local governing body, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), to answer a simple question: Why do you continue to provide lethal ammunition for Stephen Francis, the traditionally bellicose coach, to pierce your armour, revealing an underbelly of incompetence? This Nesta Carter omission from the Beijing World Championships is a case in point. It could assist, given the frequency of these missteps, in ‘organising your way out of a garbage can’. Who needs a regime that does not have the interest of its athletes as top priority? Francis makes the point that year-to-year, schools continue to have difficulty in completing the required forms to access Boys and Girls’ Champs. This has led to some of the athletes being ruled out of competing in the stellar event in the particular year. This sanction is even meted out to prominent teams, which are found wanting. Who, with this in mind, can fault the MVP Track Club boss for suggesting that these errant schools could be following bad practices in which their association is engaged? Against that enlightened background, it is instructive to examine the Carter situation. Sprinting legend-plus, Usain Bolt, as defending champion, had unfettered access to the men’s 100m event in Beijing. The end-of-June trials thrust forth Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade, and Kemar-Bailey-Cole, who took 1-2-3 at the deciding event. Carter was fourth, and in case of a withdrawal by any of the top three, would be given the empty lane. This, however, pre-supposes that he was included on the entry form as an alternate. He was not. As such, when Bailey-Cole got hurt and had to forfeit the championships, under strictly enforced IAAF rules, no replacement could be allowed. Thus, the JAAA, or their nominee, who compiles the entries, are clearly at fault. What followed were frantic, and in the end fruitless attempts by the JAAA general secretary, Garth Gayle, to have Carter offered a side-door access to where their embarrassingly egregious error had placed the team. What made it even more painful is that the MVP sprinter, the defending bronze medallist, was denied a second chance to repeat by the ineptitude of those who should have had his welfare as paramount. Francis had every legitimate right, and in fact, responsibility, to place the matter under the public microscope. However, he, too, has a role – a duty of care – which so far is being overlooked. In protection of his charges, he has ‘taken the sword’ to the JAAA at the slightest perception of an unjust attitude – the type which tends to disrespect, demoralise, and deny them what is their right. Simultaneous with this latest furore, he was ‘nailing the oversight body to the cross’ for a pre-Beijing training camp, not in his view, beneficial to his athletes. THE CARTER SITUATION There can be no stepping away from the fact that the coach has little or no regard for the body to exercise proper stewardship over the athletes. Where, then, were the sounding of alarm bells in the lead-up to the putting together of the Beijing entry documents? Did Francis’ traditional belligerence and vigilance in protecting his charges against JAAA poison go on temporary vacation? Should he not have taken action, not foreign to him – ‘kick down a few doors’ – to ensure that all was well? Come on, Stephen. History has shown that controversy and you sleep very well together. There was a dire need to engage a JAAA known by you to have ‘square pegs meaninglessly driven into round holes’. Questions should have been asked to halt the governing body in its tracks, should it be perpetrating, with or without malice or ill-will, any action or non-action, to deny an athlete, that to which there was an entitlement. In the circumstances, it is inexcusable for Carter not to have competed in the 100m in Beijing. The JAAA and the MVP coach must share the blame and the resultant shame. Carter has been denied a legitimate stage by the joint negligence of two frequently opposing parties. They have taken responsibility for protecting his future. Did someone say something about ‘restraint of trade’? Foster’s Fairplay is all ears. – For feedback: email lauriefoster2012@gmail.com LITTLE OR NO REGARDlast_img read more

Spurs climb into 4th spot in West after slipping past Thunder

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge, center, drives past Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 29, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 103-99. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-99 on Thursday night to climb back into fourth place in the Western Conference.San Antonio matched Oklahoma City at 44-32 in jumping two spots in the standings. The Thunder are fifth, a half-game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Heat close in on playoff berth, top Bulls Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 George had four steals.Mills finished with 14 points and Green had 11.TIP-INSThunder: George fell to the court after taking an elbow to the back of the head from Green with 2 minutes remaining. George rose with some assistance but remained in the game following a timeout. … Oklahoma City’s last win in San Antonio was Dec. 25, 2014. . The Thunder are 18-19 on the road. . Corey Brewer is averaging 10.5 points since signing with the Thunder on March 3, more than doubling his previous average of 4.5 points. Brewer has played 12 games with the Thunder after 65 games with the Los Angeles Lakers.Spurs: Manu Ginobili is now the Spurs’ career leader in steals, passing David Robinson for the franchise record. Ginobili has 1,389 steals, Robinson has 1,388 and Alvin Robertson is third with 1,128. … Aldridge has 67 games in double figures this season, the most he has had since joining the Spurs. . Kyle Anderson had his only two steals of the game in the opening minute. . The Spurs started Aldridge, Mills, Anderson, Pau Gasol and Dejounte Murray for the fifth time this season.UP NEXTThunder: Host Denver on Friday night.Spurs: Host Houston on Sunday afternoon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES George sank three free throws to pull Oklahoma City within 97-96, but Aldridge scored before Westbrook shot an airball on a 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining.Aldridge played despite bruising his left knee following a collision in Tuesday’s 116-106 loss to Washington. He was listed as doubtful, but the Spurs couldn’t do without him as they battle for a playoff berth.Aldridge was the only Spurs player in double figures through three quarters, while the Thunder had four with at least 10 points.Oklahoma City took advantage of San Antonio’s offensive troubles when Aldridge exited, going on a 13-2 run beginning midway through the third quarter in taking a 74-68 lead.The Spurs had 18 turnovers, including three in the first four minutes. The Thunder had 17 points off the turnovers, but Danny Green ensured it wasn’t more. Green ran down George from behind following a steal in the third quarter, swatting away a layup attempt near the rim.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Aldridge scored 19 points in the first half, then drove past Steven Adams for a dunk and a three-point lead with 52 seconds left as the Spurs snapped a two-game slide.Paul George led Oklahoma City with 26 points and had six assists. Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 11 assists, but had a pair of 3-pointer miss the rim and land out of bounds in the final minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBoth teams experienced scoring droughts, resulting in 10 lead changes and seven ties.Patty Mills and Davis Bertans hit back-to-back 3s to give the Spurs a 94-87 lead with 4 minutes remaining. The Thunder made only two field goals between the 10:34 and 3:17 mark of the fourth but still were within a basket with less than two minutes remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

National Cadet Corps reintroduced in schools

first_imgSome 487 students from six schools across Guyana will benefit from developmental, leadership and life-skills training as the National Cadet Corps (NCC) programme is reintroduced.After months of consultations with stakeholders, the programme was re-launched on Friday at Hope Secondary School, on the East Coast of Demerara, under the motto “Moulding today’s youth, securing our future”. It is being spearheaded by the Education Ministry in collaboration with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Social Cohesion Ministry and the regional administration.GDF Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Patrick West and Ministers George Norton and Nicolette Henry along with officials from the various Ministries pose with some of the participants of the newly reintroduced National Cadet CorpsThe 400 plus participants were taken from schools such as North Ruimveldt Multilateral, Stewartville Secondary, Hope Secondary, Berbice Secondary, St Ignatius Secondary and the Mackenzie High School. The cadets will receive training in a number of areas including environmental and dexterity training, communication skills and academic training in modern language, civic education and home management.Delivering his address at the opening ceremony, Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sport, Dr George Norton reaffirmed his commitment to programmes which are designed to foster the development of all Guyanese, particularly youths.The Minister commended the course content which contains a number of activities aimed at moulding and transforming the cadets into productive citizens.Meanwhile, Education Minister Nicolette Henry said the programme is designed to produce youths who have the “seriousness of purpose to fulfil their potential as good citizens with the spirit of Guyanese culture and renewed values”.A section of the gathering at the re-launching of the National Cadet Corps programme on Friday at Hope Secondary SchoolMeanwhile, outlining that the re-launch of the National Cadet Corps is a directive from the Commander-in-Chief, President David Granger, Chief-of-Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Patrick West highlighted that the programme aims at building character and teaching young people life skills in preparing them for adulthood.“The programme therefore, aims to build character and teach young people vital life skills for tomorrow’s world which includes, but is not limited to, technical education,” Brigadier West said.The Chief-of-Staff went on to urge parents and students gathered at the event to seize the opportunity presented to them, as he pledged the Army’s continuous support.GDF’s second component, the Guyana People’s Militia, was re-established back in December 2015 despite much criticism by sections of society.Friday’s launching concluded with much ceremonial pomp and flare as schools participating in the programme entertained the Ministers with poetry recitals, from the students of the host school, steel pan renditions from the North Ruimveldt Steel Pan Orchestra and a march pass from the COFORNA Drum Corps.Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson and the Assistant Director of Youth Leslyn Boyce also attended the ceremony.last_img read more

Contractors soon to pay a fee for development around SD 60

first_imgThe SSAC is a fee applied to contractors who plan to create new developments or subdivisions within School District 60, later being allocated to the district as a means of financial support for their development and maintenance of new schools.The city has also put aside land for the planed development of 2 new schools, one site in the Northwest and one in the Northeast.The fee does not apply to the District of Hudson’s Hope, as the ministry says they will not generate significant enrolment demands in relation to the identified school sites.- Advertisement -The city will play the role of a collection agency, and as such, retain $2,000 annually, plus 0.1 per cent of charges collected to cover administrative cost, allocated for general revenue.After the first year, council will review the actual processing and administrative cost, potentially considering another area in which the money can be used.last_img read more

Di Maria, Costa, Sakho, Fabregas – who is the player of the season so far?

first_img Is Angel Di Maria the player of the season so far? In his newspaper column, talkSPORT Drive presenter Adrian Durham says Angel Di Maria, not Diego Costa is his player of the season so far.Costa has scored nine goals in seven Premier League games, while Di Maria has scored three goals and created as many since his move from Real Madrid.Whereas Costa walked into a Chelsea side that should have won the title last season, Adrian says in his Mail Online column, Di Maria faced a huge challenge upon arriving at Old Trafford.He asked: “If Di Maria keeps up his form for United and takes them back into the Champions League, surely that is a far bigger achievement than anything any player might do at Chelsea this season?”And as we enter a break from Premier League football, with Scotland, England, Wales and Northern and Republic of Ireland all in action, talkSPORT asked listeners on Facebook to tell us who their Premier League star so far is.Join the debate on Facebook here. 1last_img read more

DDTV: A TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL IS LAUNCHED

first_imgA Taste of Donegal’ Food Festival is now in it’s third year and has been a growing success story.This year the festival on August 26th, 27th and 28th will be bigger and better than ever with more space, more exhibitors and hopefully, even more visitors. Set against the backdrop of Donegal Town Harbour thousands of people will come along to enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere of this popular event.Exhibitors always delight with their displays and tastings. The programme of events includes celebrity chef demonstrations, cookery demonstrations, children’s cookery demonstrations and entertainment.A host of top chefs including our own Conrad Gallagher will be there for this superb weekend.Here’s this year’s timetable: August 26th4.00pmFestival opensFood & Drink Exhibitors selling produce with tastings7.00pmOfficial Opening by Senator David MorrisMusic by Barbara EdwardsM.C. for the evening Noel Cunningham Advertisement 8.00pmCookery Demonstration by Celebrity Chef Conrad Gallagher (Salon des Saveurs)9.15pmDicey Reilly’sWorld Beer Tasting Dean Me Guinness (NewsTalk)10.00pmShort fireworks display over Donegal Bay by Pains Fireworks11.00pmFestival closesAUGUST 27TH11.00amFestival opens12.30pmCookery demonstration by Celebrity ChefConrad Gallagher (Salon Des Saveurs) and rising star Gary O’Hanlon (Viewmount House)2.00pmCookery demonstration by Celebrity ChefNeven Maguire (McNean House)3.15pmWine appreciation and tasting by Richard Finney (The Wine Buff)4.00pmCookery demonstration by Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon sponsored by Kavanaghs Supervalu, Donegal5.00pmCookery demonstration by local award winning Chef Anthony Armstrong6.00pmEntertainment by the Donegal Abbey Singers7.00pmFestival closesAUGUST 28TH11.00amFestival opensmiddayCookery demonstration by Brian McDermott (Community Chef)1.00pmCookery demonstration by Maura Dufficey (An Bord Bia)2.00pmCookery demonstration by Joe Shannon (Radisson Blu Sligo) assisted by Margaret Carr Flynn (Ocean FM)3.00pmWine appreciation & tasting by Charles Searson (Pauls Off Licence/ Searson’s Wine Merchants)3.45pmCookery demonstration by Celebrity Chef Catherine Fulvio (Ballyknocken House and Cookery School)4.45pmCompetition Winners announced and Presentation of Awards5.15pmCookery demonstration by local award winning Chef Anthony Armstrong (Donegal Cookery School)6.00pmFestival closesDDTV: A TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL IS LAUNCHED was last modified: July 29th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:a taste of donegal food festivalDonegal Townlast_img read more