Basil Butcher Trust Fund, Mike’s Pharmacy donate to Berbice Sports Award programme

first_imgTHE very popular Basil Butcher Memorial Trust Fund continues to make a positive difference in the county of Berbice, as the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) and the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) continue to pay tribute to the legendary West Indies Test player whose 87th birthday would be celebrated on the September 3.BCB president and RHTYSC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, along with a delegation, visited several public institutions over the last weekend to donate dozens of clocks under the fund.The clocks were donated to the RHTYSC by popular businessman, Lakeram Singh, of Mike’s Pharmacy of Bel-Air, Georgetown.Among the recipients were Port Mourant Public Hospital, Rose Hall Town Police Outpost, Rose Hall Post Office, Rose Hall Town Fire Station and Rose Hall Town Council. Plans are also being finalised to provide clocks for every police station and fire station in Region Six.Foster stated that the donations were made as visits to most government offices revealed the absence of clocks, with workers and visitors depending on their cell phones to know the time.The fund also donated a large amount of children’s medicine to Port Mourant Hospital, which would be used in its out-clinics. Foster urged the management of the different recipients to take care of the clocks and promised more assistance in the near future. Most of these institutions had already received cleaning detergents from the fund.Assistant Secretary/CEO, Simon Naidu, disclosed that items worth over $3M have been distributed so far under the fund, including 960 food hampers, cricket gear to 67 young cricketers, cleaning detergents, scorebooks, footwear, clothing, household utilities, educational materials and bicycles. The fund would shortly visit Linden to share cricket gear and cycles to young cricketers and students.Meanwhile, the Fund would also sponsor the Annual Gregory Gaskin Region Six Sports Award Programme. Foster disclosed that five awards would be presented: Sportsman-of-the-Year 2019; Sportswoman-of-the-Year 2019; Sports Association-of-the-Year 2019; Lifetime Achievement Award and Sports Personality-of-the-Year.No ceremony will be held due to the COVID-19  social-distancing guidelines, but the awardees would receive their awards at home.Awardees would receive trophies, medals, certificate of excellence and a collection of gifts.last_img read more

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MLAX : Georgetown goalie Winter produces best performance of season in win over Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Matt Winter turned in his best performance of the year Saturday. From start to finish, the Georgetown goaltender was sharp in net.Winter made a slew of spectacular saves to keep the Hoyas within striking defense in the first half and added a few more in the second half to preserve a crucial victory for his team.‘He’s a young man that’s been a backup goalie for us for four years and has earned the opportunity to be the guy this year, and he’s responded big time,’ GU head coach Dave Urick said. ‘And I think this was probably one of his finest, if not his best, effort throughout the whole game.’Winter finished with 12 saves to lead the Hoyas to a 10-8 upset of the Orange in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The senior goaltender was tested early as SU controlled possession and fired 15 shots in the first half. Winter proved up to the challenge, turning away six shots to help the Hoyas go into the break down just 3-2.Early in the first quarter, Winter made a brilliant kick save on a wide open opportunity for Henry Schoonmaker. With the game tied 1-1, Schoonmaker took a pass from SU attack Tim Desko only to see his shot attempt bounce off Winter’s leg and back onto the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMidfielders Bobby Eilers and Ryan Barber fired shots right into his stick for easy saves. Syracuse head coach John Desko said he thought his players rushed a few shots, but Winter played an impressive game for the Hoyas.‘Some of it’s shot selection, but I got to give credit to him. He’s the one who stood in there and made those saves,’ Desko said. ‘Some shots when you throw at his stick, he’ll move his stick and dip and he didn’t. He made those.’Winter was tested twice in the final 30 seconds as Syracuse No. 14 (7-6, 3-2 Big East) made its final desperate attempts at a comeback. Tim Desko had a chance in close, but was turned away with 26 seconds left. Tommy Palasek’s shot with three seconds left was also blocked by the goaltender.The complete performance earned him praise from both Desko and Urick after the game.‘He played the best four quarters I think he’s played,’ Urick said. ‘He’s had great halves before, but I think this is the best complete game.’Loss creates uncertain postseason chancesWith Syracuse’s 10-8 loss to Georgetown, its postseason hopes became considerably murkier.The Orange does not have a quality win on its schedule that would likely impress the NCAA tournament selection committee. A win over Notre Dame next week would certainly improve SU’s chances of earning an at-large bid, but that is far from a guarantee.That means No. 3 seeded SU will need to, in all likelihood, win the Big East tournament to earn an automatic bid. That’s no small task, considering it would probably have to beat Villanova, which beat SU earlier this season, or take down the Irish, who are currently undefeated in conference play.‘I think we have to go out and win a game and play well so that we can get another good win and get into the Big East tournament to play a couple of games there,’ Syracuse head coach John Desko said. ‘We just have to take care of business ourselves, right now.’If Syracuse doesn’t win the conference tournament, it will have to rely on the selection committee to earn an at-large bid, and there are not too many available. Nine teams will be given bids, but four of them will likely go to teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which boasts some of the best programs in the country.That leaves five open spots, and SU has plenty of competition against teams with solid wins on their schedules.After his team’s loss to the Hoyas, Desko said he expects the Orange to come to practice focused and ready to work on its game plan of beating ND to wrap up its regular season. The effort and intensity of his players have never been a problem this season, he said, and both of those will need to be at a premium throughout this week.‘I think we’re going to educate them on Notre Dame, and there’s no way we can downplay the importance of it,’ Desko said. ‘… I think when you focus on the mental parts, the X’s and O’s, it helps take away the thought of the pressure and what the games mean. I think we’ll be fine with it.’rjgery@syr.educjiseman@syr.edu Published on April 21, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse works around faceoff troubles entering rematch with Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Week after week, Syracuse’s problems at the faceoff X are talked about ad nauseam. The Orange continues to struggle, and more and more questions are asked. SU has only won more faceoffs than its opponent in just two games this season and at this point, it’s about becoming more methodical and successful in every other facet of the game. “You have to be efficient offensively, and when we do get our stops on defense, we’ve got to clear the ball,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said following last weekend’s 12-10 victory over Johns Hopkins. “Every possession becomes important to us when the other team is winning faceoffs like that.”Offensive and defensive efficiency will be a focal point this weekend when the Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) faces Duke (7-2, 1-1) on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. The Orange will look to manage the nation’s premier faceoff specialists, Brendan Fowler, who set the NCAA single-season faceoff record with 339 victories last season and is winning 60.9 percent of his draws this year.Derek Maltz, Kevin Rice and Brandon Mullins agreed with Desko that there’s more of an emphasis on the other areas of the field when the team is struggling at the X. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite losing 21-of-25 draws against the Blue Jays, the Orange still managed to pull out a win because it scored on more than half of its possessions. Syracuse’s 38.9 percent shooting percentage ranks second nationally, and only eight teams in the country turn the ball over less. “I think we have a pretty good offense, but we’re efficient because we have to be, and our guys know we have to be,” Desko said. “Sometimes we need to get into a flow on the offense to rest the defense. “When you haven’t won faceoffs and the defense on the other end is playing defense after every goal, we need some possessions just to give them a little break.”Maltz said the SU coaching staff has harped on taking care of the ball and valuing possession this week. It’s always an emphasis, but especially this weekend against Fowler, who dominated the second half of the title game. “He’s excellent, as we’ve seen in the past,” Desko said. “We have to make sure that we’re efficient in all other aspects of our game.” Not having the ball as much also changes the mind-set of the SU attack. Syracuse is more selective in its shot attempts, and has held the ball for longer stretches to give the defense a rest. They’ve also, at times, held back from pushing fast-break opportunities. “There’ll be times where we can push a four-on-four or a five-on-five, but if it’s really not that great of an opportunity, we’re going to have to pull it out,” Maltz said. “If we take a shot that misses and we don’t get the backup, or the goalie makes a save or we throw the ball away, Duke’s getting the ball right back.”Winning 39.5 percent of faceoffs also means the Syracuse defense is being tested often. But the unit has caused 40 turnovers, and cleared at nearly an 86 percent rate at Johns Hopkins. Mullins said SU’s defense has been working on clearing the ball so that when they do get stops, the offense will have opportunities. “At this point, it’s nothing new to us. Whatever happens in the game, we’re ready for it,” Mullins said. “If we’re not winning faceoffs, we’ve got to get the ball back by playing defense. That’s definitely an emphasis.”But the Orange sees the bigger picture. Desko talked about how frustrated he is knowing that the Orange could have won more games by winning just a few more draws, especially against the country’s best teams.This weekend will arguably be the team’s biggest test, and Maltz knows the long-term significance the contest could have.“We realize how important this game is for the conference,” Maltz said. “As talented as a conference as the ACC is, I don’t think a team that goes 0-3 in the conference will be a part of that top four. “We want to make it to the end of the season and play in the ACC playoffs.” Comments Published on March 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

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Nottingham beats Baldwinsville, 20-0, behind pass rush and big plays

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Nottingham showed no sign of complacency in the second half, returning the opening kickoff to its own 45. That opening drive stalled, but the Bulldogs defense didn’t relent. Later in the third quarter, it was Baldwinsville’s Michael Letiza trying to will some life into his team with one hard run after another. Letiza picked up a first down in the red zone right before the quarter expired, setting up a tight final quarter. Bulldogs’ head coach Fred Wheeler knew he needed to adjust. Nottingham put five players on the defensive line instead of their standard four defenders. Letiza was stuffed on three consecutive runs, followed by a sack of Baldwinsville’s backup, Trey Blasi, with 9:52 to go. “It really played into our hands being able to do different things,” Wheeler said. “That’s football.”Dixon knew then that this was the Bulldogs’ game to win, and he sensed a similar feeling from his teammates. “The huddle was hype,” Dixon said. “Everybody was full of energy. They had my back and I definitely had their back.”That energy culminated with an 18 yard touchdown run for Brown with 3:07 left. Brown finished with 115 yards and two scores.As the clock wound down, the Bulldogs’ sideline was full of life. Coaches and players were high-fiving, hugging and dancing. The postgame celebration featured a backflip from Xavion Walker-Pickard — in full pads. Dixon hopes this win Nottingham on the right path. “Into next game, we’re gonna go out, still got that chip on our shoulder,” Dixon said. “We’re one of the lesser teams right now, but we’re gonna prove everybody wrong. This is our season.” Comments Published on September 7, 2018 at 11:16 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edu Nashon Ash from James Dixon III for a 40 yard touchdown. It’s 13-0, Bulldogs time-out before the XP attempt. @NottinghamSCSD @NHamAthletics pic.twitter.com/LMtiNze66Z— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 7, 2018 Nottingham’s home opener wasn’t going to be an easy task. The Bulldogs started its backup quarterback, James Dixon III, and his go-to wide receiver, Nashon Ash, was playing his second ever game on offense. On top of that, they had to face the reigning sectional runner-up, Baldwinsville. And yet it was the Bees that appeared more inexperienced. “We played with a chip on our shoulder,” said Kias Boatwright, a Nottingham linebacker. “We knew they were gonna run power football, everybody stuck their head up, everybody head got on the ball. We just played Nottingham, we just played defense, that’s all we did.”Boatwright led the Bulldogs’ pass rush with three sacks. Dixon connected twice with Ash on game-changing deep balls. That added up to Nottingham (2-0) winning convincingly, 20-0, over Baldwinsville (0-2) on Friday night at Nottingham High School. Dating back to 2007, Baldwinsville had been 5-0 against Nottingham, according to Maxpreps.com.Since the Bees couldn’t muster any points, all the Bulldogs needed was a couple of big plays. And that’s exactly what they got. After throwing an interception with 7:42 remaining in the second quarter, Dixon rebounded on the next drive with an 84-yard strike to his inexperienced counterpart, Ash. The first-year offensive player lined up in the left slot and ran a go down the seam. Dixon’s pass beat the safety and Ash did the rest, carrying a defender to the four-yard line. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I thought I was down,” Ash said. “So I kind of slowed down but I kept it pushing. But then I felt someone on my back and then he just got me.” Two plays later, Nottingham’s Jadda Brown pounded it in from two yards out to put the Bulldogs on the board first, with 3:50 left in the first halfNottingham kept the momentum going, sacking Baldwinsville quarterback Patrick May for a loss of 12 yards on third down to force a three-and-out before the half. May left the game after that play with an apparent shoulder injury. After Nottingham worked the clock with Brown and its other back, Jamel Nellons, Dixon found Ash on another deep ball, a 40 yarder. This time it was for six, and it put the Bulldogs ahead of the Bees, 14-0. Ash finished with three grabs for 129 yards and that score.“I’ve been waiting for two years to get on offense,” Ash said. “And now I’m on offense and I’m showing what I can do.”last_img read more

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Racing action in Thurles.

first_imgThe Willie Mullins-trained “Sir Des Champs” finally returns to action in the feature race, the Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang Horse & Country Store Chase, which is a Listed contest worth €26,000 in prize-money.But Bryan Cooper’s mount will face stiff competition from the Gordon Elliott-trained “Mala Beach”last_img

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Fears of Walters’ role in rest of Euro 2016

first_imgThe Ireland squad are undergoing a recovery session today following yesterdays 1-all draw with Sweden in Paris.Jonathan Walters is seen a major doubt for the next game against Belgium on Saturday afternoon.The attacker was substituted in the second half yesterday due to his Achilles injury. Former Ireland definer Paddy Mulligan says that Walters would be a massive loss for the game against Belgium if he doesn’t recover in time.last_img

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WATCH VIDEO:Portugal’s U-17 goal will blow your mind

first_imgPortugal suffered a disappointing group stage exit at the World Cup and followed it up with a loss to Andorra in their first Euro 2016 qualifier. That led Paulo Bento to quit as manager and with Cristiano Ronaldo already 29 years old, the future of the national team looks in doubt. Or not?The Portugal U-17 team is out here scoring flying, twisting, curling volleys into the top corner and making everything okay. Who needs Ronaldo anyway?Portugal are favorites to win the 2022 World Cup.Note: It is possible that one goal at the youth level is not indicative of future national team successlast_img

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NFL playoff scenarios for Week 13

first_imgThat leaves the Rams as the only team with a chance to clinch their division this week, while the Chiefs, still being stalked by the Chargers in the AFC West, can only clinch a playoff berth.WEEK 13 PICKS: Against spread | Straight upBelow are the NFL playoff clinching scenarios in play for Week 13, plus the overall playoff picture as the fourth quarter of the 2018 season arrives.NFL playoff clinching scenariosNew Orleans Saints (10-2)(at Dallas)— :NO win + CAR loss or tie ORNO tie + CAR loss— :NO win ORNO tie + WAS loss + SEA loss ORNO tie + WAS loss + MIN loss ORNO tie + WAS loss + SEA tie + MIN tieLos Angeles Rams (10-1)(at Detroit)— Los Angeles clinches NFC West title with:LAR win ORSEA loss ORLAR tie + SEA tieLos Angeles clinches a playoff berth with:LAR tie + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie ORLAR tie + WAS loss + CAR loss ORLAR tie + DAL loss + MIN loss or tie ORLAR tie + DAL loss + CAR loss ORLAR tie + MIN loss or tie + CAR lossKansas City Chiefs (9-2)(at Oakland)— Kansas City clinches a playoff berth with:KC win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss + HOU loss + TEN loss or tie ORKC win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss + HOU loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + CIN loss or tie ORKC win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss + HOU loss or tie + BAL loss + LAC loss NFL playoff pictureAFC1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2)3. New England Patriots (8-3)4. Houston Texans (8-3)2. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1)5. Los Angeles Chargers (8-3)6. Baltimore Ravens (6-5)In the hunt:Indianapolis Colts (6-5)Miami Dolphins (5-6)Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)Denver Broncos (5-6)Tennessee Titans (5-6)Cleveland Browns (4-6-1)Buffalo Bills (4-7)Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8)New York Jets (3-8)Oakland Raiders (2-9) Week 13 is here, and NFL playoff clinching scenarios are in play for the Saints, Rams and Chiefs, arguably the three best teams in the NFL this season and the squads sitting prettiest in the current playoff picture.New Orleans was up first with a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win in Dallas on Thursday night. Not only did the Saints fail to do that with their loss to the Cowboys, but they also lost their chance to win the NFC South this week.center_img NFC1. Los Angeles Rams (10-1)2. New Orleans Saints (10-2)3. Chicago Bears (8-3)4. Dallas Cowboys (7-5)5. Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1)6. Washington Redskins (6-5)In the hunt:Seattle Seahawks (6-5)Carolina Panthers (6-5)Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)Green Bay Packers (4-6-1)Atlanta Falcons (4-7)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)Detroit Lions (4-7)New York Giants (3-8)Arizona Cardinals (2-9)San Francisco 49ers (2-9)last_img read more

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Dak Prescott’s agent floats $34M per year with Cowboys, report says

first_img Cowboys’ Jerry Jones doesn’t see ‘any consequences’ for Ezekiel Elliott incident at music festival Cowboys’ Amari Cooper shocked Michael Irvin with this comment “I think the people that are doing the deal feel the same way, so to me, it’s no rush. I know it will get done,” he added.Prescott, a two-time Pro Bowl player, has completed 66.1 percent of his passes and thrown for 67 touchdowns, along with 25 interceptions, throughout his career. The Cowboys have a 32-16 record in his starts and have made the postseason twice in his three NFL seasons.The Cowboys finished 2018 with a 10-6 record and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs, where they fell to the Rams. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said in recent months that reaching a new deal with Prescott is a priority for Dallas, adding: “We are sold on Dak.” Both Jones and coach Jason Garrett have praised the franchise’s quarterback, pointing to his leadership as the main reason they want to reach a long-term deal. “Just that how he handles it all,” Garrett said Thursday. “How he handles success, how he handles adversity and how he handles all the different situations that he’s in. He comes to work every day and he’s got an incredible spirit. His eyes are always bright, he’s got a bounce in his step, his shoulders are back, he’s got a smile on his face regardless of what the results have been.“He’s ready to work and ready to set the pace for everybody. He leads by example, completely engaged, completely locked in every situation we put him in. He loves playing ball, he loves the role that he’s in and guys respond to him and it’s been that way right from the start.””My only focus is within the locker room.”@Dak says he’s not worried about getting a new contract. He’s confident it will get done.@dallascowboys @wfaa pic.twitter.com/BDslDdt55B— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) May 16, 2019As for Prescott? He said in May that he wants “to be a Cowboy forever.”  Dak Prescott has a high asking price for his next contract. The Cowboys quarterback’s agent Todd France has floated out a range of $34 million per year on the heels of Eagles’ Carson Wentz’s record-breaking four-year, $128 million contract, according to the Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which cited unidentified sources.  Jason Witten: Cowboys ‘extremely loyal to signing their own’ Prescott, entering his fourth season in Dallas and the last on his rookie contract, was vague about the status negotiations.“Yeah, I’m involved. It’s about me,” Prescott said after the team’s minicamp Thursday. “But they stand where they stand. … It happens when it happens. I’ve got my cowboy hat on, so I’m a Cowboy. Let’s say that.” Related Newslast_img read more

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Madrid wants to the end of Malaga Hugo Vallejo

first_imgHugo Vallejo debuted with Málaga’s first team on January 6, 2019. It was in the defeat against Reus by 0-3. This season he has only played five games by repeatedly rejecting Málaga’s renewal offer. In fact, his last meeting under the command of Víctor Sánchez del Amo goes back to September 17, before Rayo. Hugo Vallejo is one of the jewels out of the Málaga quarry. The 19-year-old ends the contract with the club from Malaga on June 30 and interests Madrid. The intention of the white club is to incorporate it next season, but the ostracism that has been relegated for not wanting to renew with Málaga, is what He has taken Madrid to try to sign him in this winter market. In the case of reaching an agreement with the Andalusian club, Madrid would transfer it to a Second Division team. Deportivo would then be one of the possible destinations of the end of Granada until the end of the season. But he is not only interested in the young striker, also Barça, Atlético and Valencia are behind him.last_img read more

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