September 20, 2020

Lady Eagles Are Big East Runners-up

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest Posts Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)center_img PreviousNext Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 CARIBOU — The Ellsworth Eagles scored 134.4 points to finish as runners-up behind the Hermon Hawks (139.8) in Saturday’s Big East Cheering Championships at Caribou High School.The John Bapst Crusaders were third, followed by Old Town, Presque Isle, Caribou, the Mount Desert Island Trojans, Washington Academy and Foxcroft Academy.In the Penobscot Valley Conference Small Schools Cheering Championship at Stearns High School in Millinocket, Houlton took top honors, followed by Central, Orono, the Sumner Tigers, Dexter, Bangor Christian, Penobscot Valley, Lee Academy, Bucksport and Mattanawcook Academy.The PVC Large Schools Championship will be held Saturday starting at noon at Ellsworth High School.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Neutral venues, no ‘home field’ advantage could make for exciting 2020 CPL

first_img-Regional stars expected to shine at ‘Bubble’ venuesBy Clifton RossWITH this season’s Hero Caribbean Premier League to be played inside a ‘Bubble’, no home-field advantage will see franchises duking it out in a neutral environment, with the West Indian players entering with the clear cut edge.Action gets underway in nine days as the 33-match season will be hosted this year under strict biosecurity rules due to COVID-19.Travelling has been a major part of the tournament’s identity over the years, as fans and the party-like fanfare have been a key part of CPL.No fans and restrictions to players and staff now means that this season will be pretty one dimensional with regard to teams looking to gain the advantage of playing in front of their home crowd.the Queen’s Park Oval groundTrinidad & Tobago, who has been privileged with hosting the finals every season, is now tasked with hosting one of the most difficult and delicate CPL’s in history.Keeping the parameters, organisers have gone with keeping the matches at two venues, The Brian Lara Cricket Academy, located in Tarouba, and at the famous Queen’s Park Oval.Tarouba will host the lion’s share of the games with a total of 23 matches set to be hosted at the venue, which has been a favourite during the Regional Senior season.The internationally recognized Port-of-Spain-located Queen’s Park will host the other 10 games, arguably the more important round of matches.Such familiarity with the playing conditions could result in an evenly poised tournament, as no team or player except for former champs, Trinbago Knight Riders, and cricketers, who either play their club cricket or are of Trinidadian nationality, should have the playing edge over any other side.More so, with all the matches centralized into basically one hub, teams will have more time to adapt and further strategize for rematches against opponents they may have succumbed to in previous encounters.Also, batsmen and bowlers will have ample time to acclimatise themselves with the conditions, mainly the pitches which will be used as well as the outfield.Much like the batsmen, the bowlers will ideally relish playing all of their games between two venues, adding to their already existing knowledge of the grounds due to Regional cricket.Due to the shortened encampment period because of the pandemic, the gelling and training process will be crucial more than ever for players and teams alike. Coaches too might favour the limited travelling as it reduces the exhaustion and fatigue from their cricketers.Refreshed, focused players engaging in battle within a designated environment is a recipe for high levels of intense cricket. Most of the upcoming days will see teams looking to get themselves familiar with the CPL ‘Bubble’, its biosecurity rules and the two battlegrounds.Also, with the isolated structure of the ‘Bubble’, the mental approach to this season will be key for the players. However, the Trinidadian players will have a bit of an edge, having played most of their cricket all year round across the Twin Island Republic.The Dwayne Bravos, Sunil Narines, Kieron Pollards, Lendl Simmons and other other ‘Trini’ stars of the cricket world, will be on display given their records at home and with the two venues, most notably Queen’s Park Oval, basically serving as home clubs for those players.With a number of Trinidadian cricketers scattered across the respective franchises, those familiar with the conditions, whether team or individually, will certainly headline the ‘Bubble’, come the next few days when the quest for the crown begins.last_img read more

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David Mark: FG Should Take Sports Devt Serious

first_imgGeorge Okoh in MakurdiFormer Senate President, Senator David Mark has urged governments at all levels to take sport development seriously as a way to check all forms of social ills in the country.Mark who spoke yesterday after teeing off a golf competition in commemoration of his 68th. birthday celebration at the Otukpo Golf and Country Club, said sports was also a veritable platform for national integration. The former Senate President also urged youths to take advantage of sport facilities and competitions in the country to develop themselves and become better citizens.Mark said, “here in Otukpo we long initiated and started a golf academy which has over 400 membership strength and still counting and in so doing we have raised champions at various competitions across the globe, the initiative has helped the children and youths focus their lives towards greatness.“Aside golf I’m also encouraging and supporting football and athletics all in the spirit of ensuring that our children and youths engage in gainful ventures in order to become useful citizens.”The tournament drew both amateur and professional golfers from across the country.Earlier on on Friday Mark marked his 68th birthday with the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Agatu local government area of Benue State rendered homeless aftermath of the massacre that left hundreds of people dead.He was at one of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Aila community of Agatu local government area where he distributed relief materials, food stuff, clothes and toiletries to them.Senator Mark who distributed the relief materials through his wife, Mrs. Helen Mark said:” I identify with you. I share in your pains and frustrations. But don’t lose hope. Help will come your way.”He said spending time with the IDPs gave him a sense of fulfilment “because I have devoted the rest of my life to serve God and the less privileged in the society.“Nothing can be more fulfilling for me on my birthday than bringing joy and relief to the IDPs in Agatu. I will do whatever I can to improve their condition. The situation is not palatable. But we must give them hope.”Senator Mark also urged Corporate Institutions as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to come around to assist the IDPs.He specifically pleaded with Benue State government to collaborate with the Federal government in order to initiate an action plan towards rebuilding and resettling the survivors of the Agatu massacre.Receiving the relief materials on behalf of the people, District Head of Aila community, Chief Michael Magaji expressed appreciation to Senator Mark for the gesture.Chief Magaji however requested the authorities to increase security presence in the war ravaged communities to enable the survivors return to their ancestral homes.The call he said has become imperative now to enable people go into the farming season.Meanwhile, life has started returning to the some communities in Agatu local government. A handful of people were seen in make-shift structures trying to pick their pieces as soldiers parades the communities to guarantee security.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Tom Brady: Don’t read anything into Boston-area home being for sale

first_img“In other words, everything is now on the table: After this season, Tom Brady will be able to make a decision about his football future without the burden of family or contract to influence his mind. It will be solely about where he wants to finish his NFL career.”Listen to Brady talk Monday on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” about his Partriots future: Redskins to make QB decisions after third preseason game, Jay Gruden says Patriots praise Jarrett Stidham after preseason debut: ‘You can see why the staff wanted to have him’ Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says, yes, he has a new contract that potentially makes him a free agent after this season, but don’t assess his future with the team by connecting his new deal and the fact he and wife Gisele Bundchen have put their Boston-area home on the market.”You shouldn’t read into anything,” Brady, 42, said Monday morning on WEEI Radio in Boston. “It takes a long time to sell a house.” Arizona Cardinals on exec’s arrest on suspicion of DUI: ‘Inexcusable’center_img Suspended Patriots receiver Josh Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement, reports say 5 Bedrooms.7 Bathrooms.3-Car Garage.Wine Room.Gym.Spa.Guest House.Yoga Studio.The Brookline home of Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen is on sale for $39,500,000.The mortgage is $147,422 a month.The next available tour is today at 3:30pm:— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) August 6, 2019NBC Sports Boston was first to report that the 5-bedroom, 5 1/2-plus bathroom house was listed for sale, and that jump-started speculation since Brady’s next-closest property, at Silo Ridge Field Club in Armenia, New York, is nearly three hours from Foxboro.Plus the couple has been househunting in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Alpine, New Jersey, because of their proximity to New York City, according to the New York Post.The bottom line, Brady said Monday, is where he and his family live is … complicated.“We have a great home in New York and we’ve spent time in California over the years,” he said. “My son lives in New York. I have spent time in California. We have a home in Costa Rica we’ve gone to for 12 years. We have a home in Montana we’ve gone to. I think we just have been blessed to have our kids experience the world. My wife is from Brazil. We do a lot of travel. …”I don’t want to put any pressure on myself to have to decide, to determine things without having feelings and emotions of what that moment is like for me. Again, just fortunate to experience different parts of the world and we’ll see when that time comes and we’ll make the decision then.”Brady and the Patriots recently agreed to a deal that will pay him an additional $8 million this season, increasing his 2019 salary to $23 million, but includes void years for 2020 and 2021, reported, citing an unidentified source. (The Patriots have agreed not to use the franchise tag on Brady, according to an ESPN source.)That means the quarterback and the team will have to talk about his contract again early in 2020, before the end of the 2019 league year, if they’re going to extend the current deal on what amounts to a year-to-year basis.”I am certainly at a place — we have been at the same place for a long time and I love playing for the Patriots,” Brady said Monday. “I have such a great relationship with Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick and our team. We’ll worry about that when that happens. This isn’t the time to worry about it.”ESPN’s Jeff Darlington , however, offered context in a series of tweets when the news broke that Brady’s Boston-area home was on the market:”This isn’t to say Brady is making real estate decisions with the sole intention of leaving the Patriots at the end of the 2019 season — which his contract would reportedly allow — but it most certainly paves the way for their family’s roots in the Boston area to loosen.”Of course, with Brady’s full-time commitment to football in the fall, it is also possible for his family to live elsewhere outside of Boston while he finishes out his career with the Patriots. And it’s not just any house, he said of the Brookline, Massachusetts, mansion that’s listed at $39.5 million.”I don’t know if you guys know, my house is little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelves in a couple of weeks,” Brady said. “I think I am at a point in my life where there are a lot of considerations that go into playing. I have a very busy professional life, I have a very busy personal life and any decision that is made has to consider everything.” Related Newslast_img read more

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Sherrie Tucker, 81, Wellington: Aug. 1, 1933 – Sept. 27, 2014

first_imgSherrie TuckerSherrie Tucker died peacefully at her home Saturday, September 27, 2014.  She was 81 years old.She was born August 1, 1933 to Robert Cantrell and Josie (Heflin) Cantrell in Winfield, KS.  She graduated from Winfield High School and attended Southwestern College.She married Robert Hancock of Wellington, KS in 1951.  They had one daughter, Carol Ann Hancock.  Robert Hancock passed away in 1952.  Sherrie married Adrian tucker in 1956.  They had three children, Robert, David, and Sharon.  Adrian passed away in 1990.Sherrie worked at the Boeing Company, was manager at the Adamar Inn, and worked in the office at Lamar Electro-Air.  She retired at the age of 70 years.  She was known for her loyalty and work ethic.  She loved KU sports, crocheting, and her animals. In honoring Sherrie’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Private family services will be held at a later date. Survivors include her children, Robert Tucker and Susan of Topeka, David Tucker of Wichita, Carol LeJuerrne and Richard of Wellington, and Sharon Lallman and Kenneth of Topeka; grandchildren, Rick and Martha LeJuerrne and their children, Bella, Caroline and Joe of Topeka, Shelly and Lance Anderson and their children, Natalie, Josie and Pierce of Andover, and Tim and Jenny Watts and their children, Cadence and Carter of Topeka. To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netcenter_img Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. A memorial has been established with the Wellington Humane Society.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.last_img read more

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More Sports In Brief

first_imgWarriors hunt Trail Blazers sweep PORTLAND, Oregon (AP): Stephen Curry scored 34 points – including a 3-pointer with just about a minute left that all but sealed the victory – and the Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round play-off series. Playing without both Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors came back Saturday night from a first-half 17-point deficit. Golden State can clinch the series with a win tonight in Game 4 at the Moda Center. Napoli held at Sassuolo MILAN (AP): Arkadiusz Milik scored his first goal since his lengthy injury layoff, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Napoli from drawing 2-2 at Sassuolo yesterday and missing the chance to move second in Serie A. Milik scored three minutes after coming off the bench to rescue a point for Napoli and move them to within one-point of second-placed Roma, which visit bottom club Pescara today. Second spot in Serie A secures automatic entry into the Champions League group stage, while the team that finishes third has to go through a play-off.last_img read more

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Local Businesses could Supply ETUs

first_imgLiberia’s Acting Minister of Finance and Development Planning Amara M. Konneh has disclosed that the government and its implementing partners are considering hiring the services of local businesses with strong capacity to deliver to supply locally produce goods to fight the Ebola virus in the country. The government recently hired four key United Nations agencies to implement part of the fight against Ebola on its behalf amid capacity and others challenges. According to Minister Konneh, purchasing locally produced goods from the domestic Liberian private sector to supply Ebola treatment centers (ETUs) through the UN agencies during this critical period is crucial to empowering small businesses. Mr. Konneh spoke in Monrovia recently during the signing ceremony of a contractual agreement with four key UN agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Program (WFP) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to implement part of the US$52 million grant given to Liberia by the World Bank Group. Liberia contracted the services of the four specialized United UN agencies under the Ebola Emergency Project (EMP) to provide what Minister Konneh called ‘critical and much needed goods and services’ in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease in the country. In the agreement with the UN agencies, the WHO will support the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and render other technical services; UNICEF will procure essential drugs and supplies and provides water supplies while WFP will provide food to quarantined and Ebola-affected population and UNOPS will support the procurement of ambulances. In response to a question posed by our business desk, the Liberian Finance Minister noted that the government has urged the UN agencies contracted to hire the services of local companies that have the capacity to supply locally produced goods and services to ETUs and others centers. Mr. Konneh disclosed that the government has encouraged its UN contractors to consider things that can be purchased locally. “We have economic challenge here as well and so we have encouraged our (UN) implementing partners to consider things that can be purchased from our local small medium enterprises (SMEs) and they are very open to that,” he said. The Minister, however, advised local businesses to beware of the huge that would sprout at Ebola treatment units under construction if they wanted to do business with the UN agencies. “We will not allow our people to die because of Liberianization,” he added. “You [businesses] have to be able to provide supply the things that we need on time without any hindrance.”  “We don’t need any bureaucratic bottlenecks when it comes to the supply of needed goods and services. We don’t also want any delay in supplying. We want those things are not produced locally airlifted here on time without any delay.”Mr. Konneh warned that the government and its UN implementing partners are not in the position go through businesses to place an order for goods that would take over two weeks to deliver. “We are not prepared for that at this moment because our people are dying,” he said. Liberian owned manufacturing companies such as the National Toiletries Inc., (NTI) located in Paynesville City, Aqualife also in Paynesville, MANCO on Bushrod Island and Aquarius in Margibi County, amongst produce made in Liberia products. The NTI, which is owned by Liberian businessman Fomba Trawally, for example, produces toiletries and detergents of kinds and currently supplies Guinea and few West African countries. Aqualife and Aquarius are the top two mineral water companies in the country, while MANCO produces detergents and other products. The fact is that all ETUs will need toiletries supply, water and detergents. With the assurance from Minister Konneh that whatever that can be produced locally will be considered purchase, many businesses are now gearing up to establish strong links with the UN agencies. He assured the public that UN agencies hired by the government have the experience and the capacity to fight the Ebola virus disease (EVD). WHO representative to Liberia Mr. Peter Graaff, for his part, expressed strong interest in working with the domestic private sector in the area of supplies to fight Ebola.   As part of its contribution towards the fight against the EVD in Liberia, the World Bank Group recently disbursed US$52 million grant directly to the government to fight the virus for the next six months.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Morrison skates to silver in Nagano

first_imgOn Sunday, he placed second place in the Men’s 1,000 metre race.The silver medal was his second of this year’s speed skating season, which he earned with a time of one minute, 9.64 seconds.Morrison also raced Saturday, December 8, when he missed the podium, finishing in sixth place in the 1,000 metre race with a time of 1:10.19.- Advertisement -The Essent ISU World Cup #6, featuring the 500 and 1,000-metre sprint distances, will next be held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on Jan. 19 and 20.last_img read more

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International travelers advised to think ahead for vaccination

first_imgFor more information on travel health immunizations for adults, residents can call HealthLink BC tollfree at 8-1-1, go online at or TTY at 7-1-1 for people who are speech or hearing impaired. Registered nurses at HealthLink BC can provide confidential non-emergency health advice and information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Translation services are available in 130 languages. Northern Health encourages residents with international travel plans to think ahead when it comes to vaccination requirements for their destinations. NH will be redeveloping its delivery of travel health immunizations, effective January 2009. Among the changes international travelers will notice are a restructuring of fees and a consolidation of services from 27 to 14 sites across the north. Northern Health is the final health authority to make changes to its travel health services, which are not covered under the Canada Health Act and have never been publicly funded. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel(CATMAT) sets standards for provision of travel immunizations. In smaller communities, low service levels have posed achallenge for public health nurses to meet their practice standards. – Advertisement -“We look forward to providing Northern residents with a more consistent and coordinated travel health immunization program,” said Kathy MacDonald, Regional Director, Preventative Public Health. “The changesare necessary in order to continue providing this service, and they will also help to improve the delivery of basic public health services in our Northern communities.” Northern Health will offer travel health services in the following communities:o Smitherso Terraceo Kitimato Prince Ruperto Queen Charlotte Cityo Prince Georgeo Vanderhoofo Burns Lakeo Quesnelo McBrideo Mackenzieo Fort St. Johno Dawson Creeko Fort Nelson In some communities, travel health immunizations may also be available through private providers and some physicians’ offices. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Amat beaten, may not be done

first_imgLong Beach Poly rode junior standout Jasmine Dixon’s 23 points to an easy win that wasn’t close after the third quarter. The Jackrabbits dominated the boards and gave Amat precious few second chances when on offense. “We weren’t getting second chances because our guards were trying to get back instead of crashing the boards,” Amat center Candice Brown said. “Their whole team was crashing the boards.” Kristen McCarthy led Amat with 18 points. But with the bulk of the offense coming from her and Brown (12 points), it wasn’t long before Long Beach Poly took control. Dixon scored 10 points in the third quarter, and the Jackrabbits’ lead, which hovered around five points most of the night, ballooned to 16. “The key was rebounding,” Wiard said. “I don’t know what their shot chart looked like. I know they had one 3-pointer, but I don’t think they made too many more outside of about 12 feet. “That’s to their credit, though. They got the ball inside and they got fouled.” Prior to the fourth quarter, Ashleigh Adams was the only Lancer who scored besides Brown and McCarthy. Tuesday’s game could be the last in the careers of Amat seniors Brown, Amanda Alvarez and Michelle Franco, depending on what CIF decides following Saturday’s Southern Section finals. Alvarez said the sting of the loss and waiting to see if the season will continue is going to be agonizing for the next few days. “Right now, tonight, I’m probably going to be up all night worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow,” she said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That was the bad news for Amat, which saw its 19-game postseason winning streak snapped by the No. 2 team in the country, according to USA Today. Everything else the Lancers needed to happen on Tuesday night, happened. Diamond Ranch, Magnolia and Santa Margarita all suffered losses elsewhere in the playoffs, thus clearing the way for a four-way battle for two at-large berths in the Division III state playoffs which begin next week. “I would say that we’re likely to be in,” Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “Everybody lost and they have to pick two of us out of the four. “You could make a good case for all four teams, they all have merit. I think we have a legitimate claim. We lost to the No. 2 team in the nation and beat the No. 4 seed (Lynwood).” The Lancers (24-5) have won state for the past two seasons and have history along with arguably the best credentials on their side. If Amat makes the state tournament, it probably won’t see anything close to the caliber of the team it saw on Tuesday night. center_img LA VERNE – There won’t be a fourth consecutive CIF-Southern Section title for the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team, but the Lancers’ season likely isn’t over. Long Beach Poly was as good as advertised in a 57-44 win over Amat in the semifinals of the Division I-AA playoffs on Tuesday night at Damien. last_img read more

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