A HALF-century from Tydell Lovell spurred Soesdyke Secondary School to a comprehensive victory against Brickdam Secondary when action in the Forbes Burnham Foundation/National Sports Commission/Al Sport and Tour Promotions ‘Hit it for 50’ School Windball Cricket continued recently at the National Gymnasium.Soesdyke Secondary batted first and scored 135-1 with Tydell Lovell hitting a match-high 79 runs. Brickdam in reply were restricted to 67-2.Shekiera Williams smashed 56 for East Ruimveldt Secondary.In another male clash, an all-round performance from Laranzo Raganandan propelled St Joseph High School to victory against Camille’s Academy. Led by Rhan Jahman with 38, Camille’s Academy scored 85-5 batting first. Raganandan picked up 2-12 and then returned with the bat to score 40 to lead his school to 89-0.Meanwhile Cummings Lodge Secondary, led by Josh Alves, were able to register a win against the Business School in the other male battle.Business School were restricted to 60-4 with Josh Alves taking 3-10, while in reply, Cummings Lodge reached 63-0 with Alves hitting 37.FEMALE BATTLE In the female division, Camille’s Academy were able to beat Soesdyke Secondary in a high-scoring clash.Led by half-centuries from Shennon Baird (66) and Tenisha Hoyte (58) Soesdyke romped to 144-0. Tamica Simon and several of her other schoolmates played their part with the bat for Camille’s Academy who raced to 148-2. Simon finished with 44.East Ruimveldt Secondary defeated Charlestown Secondary in their battle. Charlestown batted first and scored 133-2. Donna Lowe led the attack with 64, while Marissa Brower added 45.East Ruimveldt in reply scored 136-1 with Shekiera Williams hitting 56 and Yosunda Hoppie 47.
Rafael Nadal must overcome the spectacular shot-making of Stan Wawrinka if he is to win a record 10th French Open title today. The Spaniard, 31, will become the first player in the open era to win a Grand Slam title 10 times if he wins.Swiss third seed Wawrinka hit 87 winners as he beat world number one Andy Murray in the semi-finals. â€œItâ€™s true that when he hits hard, he hits really hard. Stopping him can be difficult,â€ said Nadal. â€œI know heâ€™s dangerous when he plays aggressively, so I need to limit his possibilities. I will play very aggressively, and I donâ€™t want him to take control – easy to say, but it may not be that easy to do.â€ Nadal has yet to drop a set in Paris, reaching the final for the loss of just 29 games over six matches. His record at Roland Garros now stands at 78 match wins and two defeats since he won his first title in 2005.However, injury problems hampered his chances in recent years and he has not won a major title since his last French Open triumph in 2014.Victory would bring Nadal his 15th Grand Slam title, moving him above Pete Sampras into second on the all-time list, behind Roger Federer on 18.It would also deliver the French Open for the 10th time; only Margaret Court, with 11 Australian Open titles, has won one of the Grand Slam trophies more often. Nadal has been keen to talk down any pressure surrounding the possibility of a 10th triumph at the tournament, saying: â€œI think I donâ€™t make more history, itâ€™s enough. Nine are more than good.â€He can take confidence from a record of 15 wins from 18 meetings with Wawrinka, but the Swiss has won three of the last six, including his first Grand Slam win in the 2014 Australian Open final.â€œRevenge is not part of my vocab,â€ said Nadal. â€œI donâ€™t think it would be the right thing to do to see it as a revenge.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Facebook Twitter Google+ CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, the number of teams Syracuse has fewer penalties than was misstated. Syracuse commits more penalties than all but nine teams in Division I. The Orange is feeling lucky – rightfully so, and at just the right time, too.The same problems that have plagued the Orange all season are still there. Syracuse wastes chances in front of net, is anemic on the power play and commits more penalties than all but nine teams in Division I.“But we’re still winning,” senior forward Jacquie Greco said.Riding an eight-game winning streak, Syracuse (18-11-1, 12-3-1 College Hockey America) hosts league leader Mercyhurst (22-6-1, 13-3-0 CHA) Friday and Saturday with the conference title on the line. The Lakers have been the Orange’s bogey team for all five years of the SU program’s existence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNot now, though. SU’s fortunes have turned. The team feels it. The scoreboards show it. Paul Flanagan’s players know it, and he feels the monkey on his team’s back is gone.“We had played well, we’ve come close, but I still think there was that little – in the back of their minds, maybe a little bit of doubt,” Flanagan said. “But this team hasn’t.”SU outshot Rochester Institute of Technology 30-12 through two periods Saturday night, but led just 2-1 against less-skilled opponents. In some respects, it was the story of the season. The Orange has outshot the likes of No. 10 Northeastern and No. 6 Clarkson in losses. SU’s dominated lesser opponents while still failing to capitalize and dropping points – sometimes all of them.The Orange’s luck was audible Saturday night when Kristina Moss’s 6-on-5 would-be equalizer clanked high off of the right pipe of Kallie Billadeau’s goal with just more than two minutes remaining.Billadeau said she got lucky. The whole team did. SU earned a weekend sweep of the Tigers, killing nearly 30 penalty minutes in two days and playing stingy defense even-strength or worse. SU played about 40 seconds down 6-on-3 Friday night in Rochester.The luck, made or otherwise, is breeding confidence.“It was crazy, but I knew we could do it,” freshman defender Nicole Renault said of her team’s late defensive stand Saturday. “We did it last night. Our players that were out there are just strong players that are willing to take anything for the team.”A newly confident SU now turns an eye toward Mercyhurst this weekend and potentially its first-ever conference title. The Orange welcomes MU just a point behind in the CHA standings – a win is worth two points, a draw is worth one – on the regular season’s penultimate weekend.A win over the Lakers would be historic. Senior captains Greco and Holly Carrie-Mattimoe have never beat MU. No player in SU history has. And if the Orange takes the majority of the points from this week, it will set itself up to host the CHA tournament semifinals and final, just as it did in 2011, giving the Orange an edge in qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.This year’s team has talked all year long about a swagger, cohesion and confidence that’s been lacking in recent SU teams. Armed with those attributes and a touch of previously absent luck, the Orange can take the league.“You have to embrace the fact that they’re the team we’ve been chasing and not fear ‘Oh no, it’s Mercyhurst,’” Flanagan said. “And I think we played that way, maybe in the past, and didn’t play with enough confidence, enough composure. And I think this group, I feel this group, they can sense it.”Syracuse won’t leave Tennity Ice Pavilion for the rest of the regular season. The Orange hosts Mercyhurst this weekend, then a pair of games against Lindenwood the following.As SU headed home after Friday night’s win, Greco and the team had a simple message for themselves.“No more road trips,” she said, “meaning we don’t want to go anywhere else. We want to host the tournament and we want it to be here.” Comments Published on February 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm Contact Jacob: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Jacob_Klinger_
First Published: 16th December, 2019 23:44 IST WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 23:44 IST Are Sebastian Vettel’s Days At Ferrari Numbered? 2020 F1 Season Crucial For The German Sebastian Vettel will have five races to retain his place for Ferrari for the 2020 season after enduring a rough 2018 and 2019 season with the Italian team. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a dismal 2019 season where he finished behind newcomer Charles Leclerc in the Driver’s Championship. Leclerc and Vettel had a turbulent second half to the season in which both the drivers were involved in a crash during Brazil GP. Ferrari also faced disappointment after starting strongly. The Italian outfit finished the 2019 season in second place in the Constructors’ Championship.Also Read: Will Lewis Hamilton Make His Move To Ferrari At The End Of F1 2020 Season?F1: Sebastian Vettel to have 5 races to save his career with Ferrari?According to media reports, the four-time world champion will have five races to retain his place for Ferrari for the 2020 season. Sebastian Vettel has had a rough couple of seasons with the German driver making too many errors in the second half of the 2018 season, while the year 2019 was also a turbulent one. His relationship with his teammate has not been cordial either. During the Russian Grand Prix, Leclerc said Vettel had broken a team agreement about swapping places.Also Read: Sebastian Vettel Becomes Father, Set To Delay Arrival For Abu Dhabi GPSebastian Vettel’s error in the past two seasons has seen Ferrari been linked with a move to bring in Lewis Hamilton or might promote a youngster from their drivers’ academy. Lewis Hamilton is tipped as a favourite to land the seat with the Italian outfit as his contract expires in 2020. The six-time World Champion recently met the chairman of Ferrari.F1: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari Ferrari chief executive Louis Camilleri has confirmed F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is eager to join the team when his time at Mercedes comes to an end. Hamilton has long been linked with a move to Ferrari after previously admitting his admiration for the Italian outfit. Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said that Ferrari have a long-term agreement with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. He also added that the team is flattered that other drivers and Lewis wants to come and join them. It would also be premature to decide anything for the future.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Mocks Max Verstappen, Says Every Driver Chases Mercedes Seat Like ‘a Dog’F1: Ferrari speaks about Vettel’s futureSpeaking about Sebastian Vettel’s long term prospects, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said that the team will see the performance, the way Vettel adapts to the car and his motivation for the future. It’s not about whether Vettel makes mistakes or not. It’s really about how Vettel sees his future. He also added that Ferrari has the advantage that the team is very popular among the drivers. Stellar performance over the first five races should put Vettel back in contention to retain his place for the 2020 season. The German has indicated that he is prepared to fight for his seat in the team.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton To Ferrari? If Yes, What’s Next For Sebastian Vettel FOLLOW US Suraj Alva SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT LIVE TV
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Bermudian Deunte Darrell will miss Bermuda’s next ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier match against Scotland on Thursday after he was handed one suspension point for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, officials announced.The 27-year-old batsman was found to have breached Article 2.21 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that brings the game into disrepute”, following his reckless behaviour during the Group A match against Namibia on Wednesday.Bermuda, yet to earn a point after four successive defeats, lost the game by six wickets.In addition to the suspension point, three demerit points have been added to Darrell’s record.The incident happened in the eighth over of Bermuda’s innings as Darrell left the field after being adjudged lbw. He threw one of his batting gloves in the direction of the opposing team, hurled his bat at the advertising board and then threw his second glove in the direction of his own team in a very aggressive and intimidating manner.Bermuda, on the verge of elimination, need to beat Scotland and leaders the Netherlands on Saturday and hope other results go their way if they are to remain in the running for one of six places for qualifiers at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich— It was a huge weekend for learning as girl scouts; boy scouts and cub scouts expanded their minds. Scouts traveled from all over the entire state of Michigan to gather in Alpena for their annual science fair.The event was held at Alpena Community College and included 85 science experiments spread within 5 rooms based on Physics, Earth Science, CSI, Chemistry, and Biology.Traverse City’s Troop Leader, Shari Hintz said activities like the ones her troops learned over the weekend will hopefully inspire them to go into fields of science and math in their future careers.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious AARP Volunteers all hands on deck for Tax SeasonNext Photo of the Day for Monday, February 4
West Brom went third in the Premier League after recording four successive top-flight wins for the first time since 1980 with victory at Sunderland.Zoltan Gera curled them ahead and it was 2-0 by half-time as Simon Mignolet fumbled and Shane Long tapped in.Craig Gardner’s free-kick gave the hosts hope before Romelu Lukaku scored West Brom’s third from the spot. Stephane Sessegnon converted a rebound late on in a tense finale but Marc-Antoine Fortune sealed it on the break.For all the revelation over West Brom this term, their away form had not been a strong point, with only two wins in 11 league matches on their travels prior to this fixture, but Steve Clarke’s side have now proved they are capable of grinding out results.Sunderland have won only once at home this season but had taken renewed confidence from a win at Fulham, their three goals at Craven Cottage equalling their tally in four league matches at the Stadium of Light. In overcast conditions on Wearside they had the better of the early exchanges, Sessegnon the main attacking outlet.The Benin international showed sublime touch to create a shooting opportunity and his effort from the edge of the box was kept out, albeit somewhat awkwardly, by Boaz Myhill diving to his right.Sessegnon tested Myhill again with a close-range header before Gera opened the scoring for the visitors, collecting a pass from Peter Odemwingie and sending a left-foot shot towards the corner that Mignolet got a hand to but could only help into the net. Mignolet’s afternoon then got worse when he spilled a seemingly innocuous over-hit through ball from Chris Brunt and Long, following in when others might have given up the chase, dispossessed the keeper for the softest of goals.Sunderland sent on James McClean at the break and made a purposeful start to the second half, but were also vulnerable to the counter-attack, an alert Mignolet needing to advance from his line and clear the danger when Long broke through. Louis Saha came on as Sunderland pushed for a goal and fellow substitute Gardner’s free-kick deflected into the corner off Marc-Antoine Fortune in the wall to halve the visitors’ lead.However, Baggies substitute Lukaku appeared to have made the points safe, calmly sending a left-footed penalty into the bottom corner after Liam Ridgewell fell under a lunging slide from Adam Johnson, although replays suggested little contact had been made. A Sessegnon tap-in after Steven Fletcher’s header was parried by Myhill produced a late flicker of hope among home supporters but Fortune settled the contest in added time as the Baggies gave a further demonstration of their attacking prowess this season.Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill:“The second goal makes it a tough task but we fought back terrifically and I thought we were going to force the equaliser first time round at 2-2 and of course the penalty decision goes against us. “I was very pleased with the second-half performance, delighted with it.“They’re probably as good a counter-attacking side outside the top sides and are up there on merit.”
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes manager Jose Mourinho’s influence waned during his first spell in charge of the club.Mourinho’s current spell in charge has not gone according to plan and, despite winning the Premier League title last term, his position is under increasing scrutiny following an awful start to the 2015-16 season.Chelsea have lost seven of their opening 12 league games and sit 16th in the table, a run of results which has prompted questions over the future of the Portuguese coach.Reports have suggested that Mourinho has ‘lost the dressing room’, and Drogba, who ended his second spell at Chelsea in the summer to join Montreal Impact, suggests that this would not be the first time it has happened to Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.“I believe things often come in three-year cycles [and] we had arrived at the end of such a cycle,” Drogba is quoted by the Daily Mirror as writing in his new autobiography “Commitment.”“By the start of the fourth [season] that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was sometimes harder for his message to get through. “We wanted to hear it, we tried, but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special.”Drogba also sheds light on the short reign of Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea.Villas-Boas, who lasted just nine months in charge was, according to the Ivorian striker, doomed when he tried to marginalise senior figures such as Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.“That’s his right, because the club needed to keep moving forwards, but he shouldn’t have kept those players at the club while he was trying to make his revolution,” Drogba wrote.“Although we weren’t going around complaining, it had an impact on the rest of the squad if we weren’t happy. “Andre’s mistake was to think that it was going to be easy — that we just had to do things his way and we would win.“You have to be able to listen [to experienced individuals] and communicate with them. Otherwise, if you manage a team like Chelsea, you’re heading for a fall.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel said since the Sumner County Regional Medical Center’s Hospital Foundation has hired a consultant firm to help try get the hospital on track has has met with a member of that group and was encouraged. She was also happy the hospital foundation was paying the bill at a Town Hall meeting Tuesday held at the Council Chambers. That was one of many subjects Hansel touched on with 10 other people at the monthly meeting. Hansel said the city has given the hospital money over the past couple of years, and has forgiven utility bills, but recently city officials have struggled to meet their own budget and have said they may not be able to support the hospital as much.The consulting firm, Community Hospital Corporation,Â is one that works with small rural hospitals (see story here).Â â€œThey find ways to rearrange things so they can get back on their feet. We need our hospital but we need to get there reasonably,â€ she said.She made those remarks toward the end of her monthly Town Hall meeting at Wellington City Hall.About 10 people showed up, and discussion centered mostly around utility bills.Utility billsThe city has come under criticism recently for raising utility rates on sewer and water, and city officials say more increases are probably going to happen as well.Hansel said the city had for years been charging less than what it costs to run the water and sewer plants. Some of that was made up with the electricity plant, and some came out of reserves. The reserves are more depleted and the city council wants to get them back up to where they need to be.Hansel also encouraged people to sign up for the bill averaging so there would not be such a shock during the summer when bills are higher. She noted that her own bill went from about 190 in May to 323 and 453 the next two months. Thanks to average billing, she said she paid just a little more than 200 each month.She would like to offer this option to businesses in Wellington as well. Customers have to have had service for one year, so they can get an average, and they must be up to date with bills.Councilman Bill Butts said rates are likely to go up even more.Councilman Kip Etter said when he was running for office earlier this year, he was not expecting to vote for a rate increase. But after getting on the council and getting a closer look at the numbers, he saw he had to, he said.â€œPrevious councils kicked the can down the road for a long time,â€ he said.He said he went through the minutes of meetings for the past several years, and for many of those years people running the utilities said they needed a rate increase to keep up. There never was a rate increase for several years, and now the city finds itself behind an has raised rates.BudgetThe budget was also discussed. The city has a hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, and will likely vote to pass the budget at that time. The budget is available on the city’s website and at city hall.One big ticket item is going to be finishing the expansion of the airport runway. Hansel said the federal offices are going to pay for 90 percent of that project, and for water and sewer lines to be expanded to the airport.Council members Butts and Etter, who were the only council members at the event, said they are hoping to streamline the budget process. They hope to have more time next year, which would also give the public more time to be aware of the process.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider a resolution opposing Alliant Energy’s rate increase request. Alliant has proposed a 25-percent hike over a two-year period to the base rate of electricity and natural gas.Councilman Will Symonds is offering up the resolution of opposition, saying such an increase could negatively affect the citizens of Mason City, especially those who are on a low or fixed income, as well as businesses and the city’s ability to bring in new business.The resolution comes on the heels of the Iowa Utilities Board’s public hearing held in Mason City last week about the rate increase.The City Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.