Cardinals Track Meet Results

first_imgSt. Louis Track & Field had three meets.  The first was against Batesville & N. Decatur.  The girls who won ribbons were:  Pam Meneses 2nd place in the shot and 1st place in the discus.  Elizabeth Gigrich 4th place in the 100m.  Allie Savage 4th place in the 200m.Boys who won ribbons were:  Mike Wanstrath 3rd in the shot and 1st in the discus.  Max Geisting 3rd in the long jump.  Ben Moster 4th in the 1600m and 4th in the 800m.The second meet was between Jac-Cen-Del and S. Decatur.The girls who won ribbons were:  Pam Meneses 3rd in the shot and 3rd in the discus.  Elizabeth Gigrich 3rd in the 100m.  Alyssa Wanstrath 4th in the 1600m.  Boys who won ribbons were:  Mike Wanstrath 1st in the shot and 1st in the discus.  Aiden Geers 4th in the high jump and 4th in the hurdles.  Ben Moster 1st in the 1600m and 1st in the 800m.  Tyler Kuntz 2nd in the 1600m and 2nd in the 800m.  Tyler Kuntz, Aiden Geers, Conner Ertle and Ben Moster 2nd in the 4X400m Relay.The third meet was between Southwestern Shelby and N. Decatur.The girls who won ribbons were: Alyssa Wanstrath 2nd in the 1600m.  Allie Savage 3rd in the hurdles.  Elizabeth Gigrich 3rd in the 100m and 4th in the 200m.  Pam Meneses 3rd in the 800m.  The boys who won ribbons were:  Max Geisting 4th in the long jump and 1st in the hurdles.  Ben Moster 2nd in the long jump, 2nd  in the 1600m and 2nd in the 800m.  Aiden Geers 4th in the hurdles.  Tyler Kuntz 3rd in the 1600m and 3rd in the 800m. The throwing pits were under water so the shot and discus were scratched.last_img read more

Mourinho: Terry is club captain

first_img Mourinho, who has signed a four-year contract on his return to Stamford Bridge, is keen to re-establish Terry as a key figure in the squad after the centre-half, 32, was marginalised at times last season under interim boss Rafael Benitez. However, the Portuguese coach – who guided Chelsea to successive Barclays Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006 – maintains selection must always come down to individual form. “Last time (I was manager), John was the captain by a club decision because he was born in this club, also, his personality on the pitch,” said Mourinho. “I did a simple consultation with the players, and everyone agreed on that. “At this moment, when you say ‘my captain’, it’s not the real world. He is more Chelsea captain. ‘My captain’ is the board’s captain, the fans’ captain. I don’t think the manager’s captain is the correct word. “John is the club captain. I am more than happy with that, so are the fans, so I think he has to be the club captain. “With the armband? Only if he plays. If he isn’t in the starting XI, he won’t have the armband. “I have not thought about that (who else would take over), but it has to be like that.” New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists John Terry will always remain the club’s captain, but will not offer the defender any selection guarantees.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hasselbaink interested in Leeds post.

first_imgJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the latest to declare his interest in the vacant managerial position at his old club.He says he’d welcome an approach.Another ex-Leeds player, Robbie Fowler, is reported to have applied for the role. Academy boss Neil Redfearn is in temporary charge, following the sacking of Dave Hockaday.Meanwhile Stoke could be without another key player for a number of weeks.United States international Geoff Cameron is to have surgery to fix a hernia problem.Peter Odemwingie is already a long term absentee, having had an operation on damaged knee ligaments.last_img read more

PICTORIAL: Uganda champions of 7th Inter-Parliamentary Games

first_img****editor@independent.co.ug Share on: WhatsApp MPs led by Nsereko (left) and Ian Ssewanyana (holding trophy) celebrate Uganda Parliament scoops seven EAC games trophiesPICTORIAL: Uganda Parliament sports team on the weekend emerged champions of the 7th East African Inter-Parliamentary Games after victories in football, netball and several individual golds in athletics. In football the legislators defeated Burundi in the final 8-7 on penalties after a goalless draw while in netball Uganda retained the trophy with a 38- 29 victory over Tanzania. The tournament brought together Parliament teams from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda,Tanzania, EALA and hosts Kenya with Speaker of Kenya Senate Ekwee Ethuro guest at the end of the one week legislators tournament in Mombasa Kenya. Uganda Parliament walked away from the games with seven trophies and several individual awards. Maureen Osoru emerged best female athlete after winning gold in 100m,200m,400m and 800m. MPs Julius Acon, Francis Zaake and Gafa Mbwatekamwa got athletics silvers. MP Babirye Kityo emerged the tournament’s top scorer in netball, Sarah Najjuma  best midfielder while Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko scooped the football golden boot. Captain Evelyn Asiimwe got a gold in golf.Speaker Ekwee hands Uganda’ Maureen Osoru her medal. MPs celebrate below. PHOTOS COURTESY UG PARLIAMENTlast_img read more

Hat trick for England in Boys Home Internationals

first_img10 Aug 2018 Hat trick for England in Boys Home Internationals Full scores can be found here England have won the Boys’ Home Internationals for the third consecutive year and with a 100% record after defeating Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the round-robin competition at Royal Dornoch.England and Ireland played out an exciting title decider on the third and final day of play on the North-East coast of Scotland and the defending champions ran out 8-7 winners to retain the trophy. England have now won the under-18 team event 17 times since 1996.Ireland were left to settle for a runner-up spot while Scotland finished in third place after impressively beating Wales 11-4.Stephen Burnett, England’s non-playing captain, said: “I’m really proud of the players. We knew that the biggest game of the competition would fall on the final day and it was a really tight match.“Ireland were really strong contenders but the last few singles matches this afternoon went our way. All credit to our players, they pulled the result out of the hat.“It has been a fantastic three days at Royal Dornoch and we have been very well looked after by everyone involved. They are not many better courses than this.“We now look forward to defending the title at Ashburnham. We will retain the core of this team for next year and they will put up a strong defence of the title.”England edged in front 3-2 ahead of the afternoon singles following a stirring series of morning foursomes against Ireland.Irish duo Aaron Marshall and Mark Power were first to register a point after ending the unbeaten run by the English partnership of Conor Gough and Robin Williams. An impressive bogey-free round which included three birdies on the front nine ensured they had full control of the match and they closed out a 3&2 win on the 16th.Harrison Arnold and Chris Knipes hit back for England by beating Allan Hill and David Kitt 4&3 which was followed by a win by one hole for Barclay Brown and Joe Pagdin over John Brady and Tom McKibbin.The two other matches featuring Harry Goddard and Habebul Islam against Charlie Denvir and Max Kennedy and Matthew Freeman and Max Hopkins against Odhran Maguire and Luke O’Neill were halved to give England a slender one point advantage at the end of this morning’s play.The first singles match between Power and Williams proved to be a thrilling contest that ebbed and flowed throughout. Both players were in prolific scoring form with no less than eight birdies in the match but it was Power who eventually prevailed to pull Ireland level at 3-3 with a 2&1 win.England edged in front again when Gough claimed a 3&2 victory over McKibbin. The turning point in the match came when the Stoke Park member won three holes in a row from the 7th, a lead that he would hold onto for the rest of the encounter.Nevertheless, Marshall put Ireland back on parity at 4-4 shortly after when he confidently won his match against Brown 4&3.Brady was left to rue missing out on a full point after letting slip a four hole lead against Pagdin. The English youngster rallied to win four out of five holes from the 13th and the match was halved after both players made par on the final hole.Three crucial points were secured for England when Josh Hill beat Denvir 3&2, Arnold was victorious against O’Neill 2&1 and Goddard edged out Murphy by one hole meaning that the defending champions moved into a 7½-4½ lead and were guaranteed of winning the title.Hopkins and Kennedy halved their match to seal the overall win for England after he increased their lead to an unassailable 8-5.Ireland fought back to win the last two matches out on the course: Hill beat Freeman by one hole and Kitt sealed a 2&1 win against Knipes.England team:Harrison Arnold, 18, (Castle Royle, BB&O)Barclay Brown, 17, (Hallamshire, Yorkshire)Matthew Freeman, 17, (Notts, Nottinghamshire)Harry Goddard, 18 (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire)Conor Gough, 15 (Stoke Park, BB&O)Josh Hill, 14, (Dubai)Max Hopkins, 15, (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire)Habebul Islam, 17, (Ipswich Suffolk)Curtis Knipes, 17 (Abridge, Kent)Joe Pagdin, 16, (Florida, USA)Robin Williams, 16, (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire)center_img Tags: Home Internationals, Royal Dornochlast_img read more

Rumson Announces Plans For a Marine Field Station

first_imgA rendering of the proposed future marine station.The proposed marine station will likely be about 4,000-5,000 square feet and could cost roughly $1.5 million. Those projections are very tentative at this point, Bachrach advised, with the university preparing to under take fundraising efforts to make it happen.Monmouth University has been able to access the municipal boat launch area on the borough property for about 10 years for boats used in university research projects.The university’s Urban Coast Institute has two boats available and will shortly take ownership of a third, acquiring it from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which will be kept on the property of the future marine station, Bachrach said.Kastning followed up by noting the Monmouth Conservation Foundation has not given up on Picnic and Dorn islands, hoping to eventually obtain them for future preservation.This article was first published in Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By John Burton |RUMSON – A partnership between the borough and Monmouth University will provide students an opportunity to study the rich ecosystems of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and surrounding waterways.Officials from the borough and the university on Tuesday, Sept. 26, conducted a press conference to make public their plans to cooperate in establishing a marine field station on municipal-owned property.“Rumson has embraced the agreement,” Mayor John Ekdahl told the audience of university representatives, elected officials and other individuals interested in the long-term plans for the project.In the rear of Borough Hall property, off Avenue of Two Rivers, the borough has a sewer pump station in the vicinity of a boat ramp allowing access to the Navesink River and, by extension, other area tributaries in the surrounding Two River area.This agreement will have Monmouth University, West Long Branch, through the school’s Urban Coastal Institute, construct a marine field house above the pump house. The station, officials said, is expected to have laboratory space, classrooms and meeting rooms. The location will be used by university students to explore the ecological diversity the area provides. Area high school and younger students attending borough public schools will have access to the facility as well, offering hands-on educational experiences in the future, officials said. “We’re excited for what the future holds for us,” Ekdahl concluded about the project.Monmouth Conservation Foundation worked with the par ties to facilitate the project, according to the foundation’s executive director, William Kastning. The foundation, which works to preserve open space around the county, had hoped to acquire two islands located in the river for the marine station. However, the islands, Picnic Island and Dorn Island, as they’re commonly known, totaling about 15 acres and owned by the Dorn family, weren’t suited for the use due to environmental considerations, Kastning explained.“This is truly a win-win-win, opportunity,” said Steven Bachrach, dean of the university’s School of Science. Students and academics can conduct scientific study of the shore area that will “provide guidance and help to protect our shoreline,” Bachrach added.“This is truly an exciting time for the School of Science,” he said.last_img read more

PNG weightlifter Morea Baru finishes 6th in Rio

first_imgThe 26 year-old fell short by 15kg to finish in the top 3 as he clinched the sixth spot in the world in Men’s 62kg division with a total of 290kg from 126kg snatch and 164kg clean and jerk.Colombian Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera finished on top claiming gold with a total of 318kg (142kg snatch and 176kg clean and jerk), Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia takes the silver with a total of 312kg (687.8 lbs) and Farkhad Kharki of Kazakstan earns the bronze with a total of 305kg (672.4 lbs).Baru finished sixth after Itokazu Yoichi of Japan with a total 302kg and SAAD Ahmed of Egypt with finished with 294kg in total.last_img read more

Ronaldo rocket gives Juventus scrappy win at Empoli

first_imgJuventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo shoots and scores a second goal during the Italian Serie A football match between Empoli and Juventus on October 27, 2018 at the Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFPCristiano Ronaldo struck twice, including a thunderous 25-yard drive, as Italian champions Juventus surged seven points clear in Serie A on Saturday following a battling 2-1 victory at Empoli.Empoli, without a win since the opening weekend of the season, grabbed a 28th-minute lead at the Stadio Carlo Castellani as Francesco Caputo curled home following a lung-busting run by Afriyie Acquah.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nowitzki says LeBron can catch Kareem LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ronaldo sent Provedel the wrong way from the spot to score for the third league game running and bring Juve level on 54 minutes, as the turmoil of rape allegations do not appear to be unsettling the Portuguese forward on the pitch.After last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Genoa, Ronaldo completed a much more successful week for Juve as he unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top left corner 20 minutes from time.“I told the lads, this was a game we had to win, it didn’t matter how well or badly we played,” said Allegri. “The goal was a moment of magic from an extraordinary player and it’s something kids will try to copy in the schoolyard.”An own goal by Fiorentina goalkeeper Alban Lafont allowed Torino to make it five games without defeat following a 1-1 draw, while Atalanta collected a second win on the trot as they beat promoted Parma 3-0.Second-place Napoli can return to within four points of Juve on Sunday when they host Roma, and Inter Milan will bid for a sixth straight league victory at Lazio on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But Juventus turned to their 100-million-euro man Ronaldo in the second half, as the Portugal forward equalised from the spot before blasting home a magnificent second to secure a ninth win in 10 Serie A matches for Massimiliano Allegri’s team.“It was a very complicated game. We knew it would be difficult, especially after a Champions League tie and we were a bit tired,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We stayed in the game, increased our possession, created more chances after the break and in the end deserved the victory.“I don’t remember the goal very well, I’ll have to watch it again! It all happened very quickly, but I felt confident and I went for the goal.” After Caputo’s opener, the hosts appealed for a penalty when Miha Zajc’s shot glanced the arm of Leonardo Bonucci as he attempted to charge down the attempt, but the referee opted against punishing the Italy defender after reviewing the incident on video.Empoli goalkeeper Ivan Provedel pulled off two spectacular saves in quick succession to thwart Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic early in the second half, as Juventus — who beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in midweek — saw their unbeaten record come under threat.Provedel flung himself in front of a firmly-hit effort by Sandro from close range, and then sprang acrobatically to his right to touch a Pjanic drive onto the crossbar as Empoli failed to clear after the initial attack.‘Moment of magic’But Juve hit back when Paulo Dybala pinched the ball off a dallying Ismael Bennacer in the Empoli box, drawing a penalty as the Algeria midfielder proceeded to bundle over the Argentine.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ex-aide: Gonzales briefed on firings

first_img“I’m going to have to let the attorney general speak for himself,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said as Sampson entered his third hour before the senators. Noting that Gonzales is not scheduled to appear publicly on Capitol Hill until an April 17 hearing in front of the same Senate panel, she added: “I agree three weeks is a long time.” Even so, President George W. Bush “is confident that the attorney general can overcome these challenges, and the president continues to have his support,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. The Justice Department said Gonzales has no plans to resign. Justice spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said Gonzales has described his involvement as “never focused on specific concerns about United States attorneys as to whether or not they should be asked to resign.” That differed from last week’s Justice Department explanation that Gonzales was not involved with selecting which prosecutors would be asked to resign. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., indicated that Gonzales’ credibility had suffered from repeated attempts to explain the contradictions. “You can only do `What I really meant to say’ three or four or five or six times,” Leahy said, half-kidding. “Then people tend not to believe it.” Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Gonzales “has many questions to answer.” Sampson’s conflicting account with Gonzales’ poses “a real question as to whether he’s acting in a competent way as attorney general.” A growing number of Democrats and Republicans have called for Gonzales to step down. The stony-faced Sampson, a longtime and loyal aide to Gonzales, said other senior Justice Department officials helped to plan the firings, which the White House first suggested shortly after Bush won a second term in 2004. Sampson said he was never aware of any case in which prosecutors were told to step down because they refused to help Republicans in local election or corruption investigations. He also said he saw little difference between dismissing prosecutors for political reasons versus performance-related ones. “A U.S. attorney who is unsuccessful from a political perspective, either because he or she has alienated the leadership of the department in Washington or cannot work constructively with law enforcement or other governmental constituencies in the district, is unsuccessful,” Sampson said. But Sampson admitted he should have been more careful to prevent Paul McNulty, the deputy attorney general, and William Moschella, the principal associate deputy attorney general, from giving incomplete or misleading information to Congress in describing the dismissals. Sampson himself was unable to answer many of the senators’ specific questions, claiming a fuzzy memory. Furor over the purge has outraged lawmakers and current U.S. attorneys. With televisions throughout the Justice Department tuned to Sampson’s testimony, Gonzales spent two hours trying to soothe a group of seven prosecutors he met with in Washington. He has held similar meetings across the country and planned to attend one today in Boston.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I remember discussing with him this process of asking certain U.S. attorneys to resign,” Sampson said. Sampson’s testimony for the first time put Gonzales at the heart of the firings amid ever-changing Justice Department accounts of how they were planned. Gonzales has said repeatedly that he was not closely involved in the firings and largely depended on Sampson to orchestrate them. Sampson resigned March 12. A day later, Gonzales said he “never saw documents. We never had a discussion about where things stood” on the firings. The White House stepped back from defending Gonzales even before Sampson finished testifying. WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was briefed regularly over two years on the firings of federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, disputing Gonzales’ claims he was not closely involved with the dismissals. The testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by Kyle Sampson, the attorney general’s former chief of staff, newly undercut Gonzales’ already shaky credibility. Gonzales and former White House counsel Harriet Miers made the final decision on whether to fire the U.S. attorneys last year, said Sampson. “I don’t think the attorney general’s statement that he was not involved in any discussions of U.S. attorney removals was accurate,” Sampson told the committee as it inquired into whether the dismissals were politically motivated. last_img

Solskjaer keen to convince De Gea, Martial to stay

first_imgBut forward Martial and goalkeeper De Gea remain locked in talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over longer deals with no sign of an end to the impasse imminent.Solskjaer, who himself is only under contract with the Premier League club until the summer, may have limited say in United’s long-term strategy.But the popular former United forward, who has made an early case for the job on a permanent basis with comprehensive victories over Cardiff and Huddersfield in his first two games in charge, clearly hopes to leave his mark at Old Trafford by helping secure the services of two key players.“I know the club want them to sign, of course, because they are top quality players,” said Solskjaer.“It’s down to the players, but when you’re at Man United there isn’t a lot of greener grass on the other side.“You are at the best place. It’s the biggest club in the world.“For me, I would hope I can help or guide these players to maybe tip them over to thinking they want to stay at this club.”Solskjaer, whose appointment as interim manager in place of the sacked Jose Mourinho has proved hugely popular with the club’s fans, spent 11 years as a player with United until injury ended his career in 2007.And he revealed that he rejected numerous opportunities to leave the club, and land a more cast iron guarantee of first team football, during his spell under Alex Ferguson.“I had loads of offers and possibilities to move but the manager (Ferguson) sat me down and told me I was going to be an important part of his team, his squad and I was going to play enough games,” said Solskjaer.“I felt privileged to play here. I am also stubborn. The club agreed to sell me to Spurs one time and I said ‘no, thank you.’ My agent wanted me to go, but I knew I was at the best place.“If you are a regular at Manchester United, I think you should grasp the opportunity to stay here and become part of the history.”Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley was a vocal critic of Mourinho, while De Gea saw a move to Real Madrid fall through in 2015 and has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in recent times.But Solskjaer, who is hoping to have all of Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku back available for Bournemouth’s visit on Sunday, believes Martial could feature more as a central striker than he did under Mourinho.“He can play as a number nine, of course, because he’s got strength and he’s good at holding the ball up,” said Solskjaer. “But he is fantastic at one-on-one, so he can also play on the left or right wing.“I’ve had chats with him and he can play in all those positions.“As a defender you don’t want to be dropping off towards your own goals with him running at you. So we need to get Anthony facing forwards.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lasting impact: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to convince David de Gea and Anthony Martial to commit their long term futures to Manchester United © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may only be in charge of Manchester United for the remainder of this season, but the interim manager wants to see Anthony Martial and David de Gea sign long-term contracts at Old Trafford.United have activated one-year extensions for both players in recent weeks, meaning they are tied to the club until the end of next season.last_img read more