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first_imgAfter playing the Laurel Yellow Jackets on Thursday, November 9th the Cardinals traveled to Laurel tonight and was able to avenge their previous loss (37-15) be defeating the Yellow Jackets by a score of 28-23.This marks the Cardinals first win of the season! The boys did an excellent job of playing team basketball both on offense and defense. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Ben Miller who netted 18 points. Rounding out the scoring was Henry Wanstrath with 4 points, Sully Hill with 2 points, Sam Laloge with 2 points, and Adam Meer also with 2 points. Christian Mack, Marc Meneses, Zavier Tekulve, and Max Amberger all provided valuable minutes for the Cardinals as well. Great job boys!Courtesy o9f Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The 6th Grade Cardinals were defeated by Laurel 33-20 to fall to 6-1 on the season.Cardinals Scoring:  Conner Miles – 10 pts.; Hank Ritter – 6 pts.; Preston Conway – 2 pts.; Eli Weiler – 2 pts..Rebounds:  Hank Ritter – 5; Carson Meyer – 4; Thomas Lohmueller – 4; Calvin Grote – 3.Steals:  Thomas Lohmueller – 4; Conner Miles- 1.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.last_img read more

first_imgThe El Cajon, Calif., manufacturer shares that wealth with IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod competitors.  The top three eligible drivers in each of the five regions for Modifieds receive product certifi­cates for $300, $250 and $200, respectively while certificates in the same increments go to top three eligible driv­ers in both Stock Car regions and in national standings for the North­ern SportMods. EL CAJON, Calif. – Fox Shocks gives nearly $7,000 in product certificates to drivers in three divisions this season, its fifth as an IMCA sponsor.  “Reaching the five-year plateau is a great first milestone and a measuring stick for the success of the Fox program,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We always enjoy recognizing the accomplishments of the Fox racers and look forward to another great season.” Product certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the next week from the IMCA home office. Information about Fox shocks and dealers is available at the www.ridefox.com website, on Face­book and by calling 831 274-6500 or 800 369-7469.  Drivers in all three divisions are required to display two Fox decals on their race car, compete with four Fox-manufactured shocks and return a completed sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1. last_img read more

first_imgA Premier League committee will meet next week to decide whether chief executive Richard Scudamore should face action over sexist emails, which have been described by Football Association chairman Greg Dyke as “totally inappropriate”. Scudamore has apologised for the emails, which were sent privately to a lawyer friend but were published in a Sunday newspaper, but the pressure on him is intensifying. It is understood that the case will now go before the Premier League’s audit and remuneration committee, which is chaired by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, on Monday. Dyke, in a letter to Edward Lord, a member of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB), which was copied to acting Premier League chairman Peter McCormick, has made clear his view of Scudamore’s remarks. He also explains why the FA decided not to take disciplinary action against Scudamore – Lord had suggested the 54-year-old Premier League chief should face action. Dyke says in the letter, a copy of which has been seen by the Press Association: “In terms of FA disciplinary policy we, as the FA, could have considered taking action had Mr Scudamore’s statements been made in the public arena. “However, our policy has always been that we do not consider something stated in a private email communication to amount to professional misconduct. “We do, however, consider the content of the emails to be totally inappropriate.” A special meeting of the IAB has been convened for next Tuesday by the board’s chair, the independent FA board member Heather Rabbatts – who has called the emails “unacceptable” – to discuss the Scudamore issue. Dyke’s comments go significantly further than the official FA statement issued on Monday, as does an email to staff from FA general secretary Alex Horne, which has also been seen by the Press Association. Horne said: “It is important I communicate to all staff how disappointed all of us are in the tone and nature of the content of these emails which we believe is totally inappropriate. Press Association “Richard is not an employee of the FA and the matter is one for the Premier League to address considering their respective policies. The issue is something we will continue to monitor.” There had been growing concern among some figures both inside and outside the FA at the apparent lack of formal action taken by the Premier League. Sports minister Helen Grant has already branded the content of Scudamore’s emails “completely unacceptable” while Labour’s shadow sports minister Clive Efford has written to both the FA and Premier League asking why Scudamore has not faced action. Scudamore’s emails were seen by a former temporary PA who leaked them to the Sunday Mirror. As well as some sexual innuendoes, the email exchanges also made sexist jokes about “female irrationality”. In a statement on Sunday, Scudamore said the exchanges were “private emails exchanged between colleagues and friends of many years” that should not have been accessed by the temporary employee, but accepted they were inappropriate and added: “It was an error of judgment that I will not make again”. The Premier League said on Wednesday a formal process was currently under way dealing with Scudamore’s emails. A statement said: “The governance and board procedure is being followed with the matter being reported immediately to the acting non-executive chair of the board, the chair of the audit and remuneration committee and the shareholders, who are the principal decision making authority of the Premier League and to whom the chief executive is ultimately responsible.” Rabbatts said the Premier League had been asked to respond to the IAB about the matter. Rabbatts told Press Association Sport: “As has been made clear in the letters from the chairman and general secretary, our view is these comments were totally inappropriate and unacceptable. “We have convened a special meeting of the IAB from next Tuesday and we have asked the Premier League to respond on this matter, and we look forward to hearing from them before that meeting on the positive and concrete steps that they will take.” Rabbatts confirmed Scudamore had not been in breach of FA rules. She added: “The FA has looked into the issue of whether it is a breach of FA rules and this is not the case, but it is firmly a matter for the Premier League. “Clearly, it’s important for the IAB to discuss this matter as it has a remit to fight discrimination across the game.” However, Piara Powar, the executive director of European anti-discrimination body FARE and a member of FIFA’s anti-discrimination committee, said the lack of action from the FA “looks like cowardice”. He said on Twitter: “Scudamore saga highlights flimsy regulation. With govt + opposition joining FIFA member to raise concerns, FA position looks like cowardice.” last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Ramakant Achrekar, the individual who coached Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, has died at the age of 87 in Mumbai. Tendulkar, who scored 18426 runs in ODIs and 15926 runs in Tests, is considered to be one of the greatest player in the modern era. Earlier in the year, Tendulkar had said coaches are like gurus. “Coaches, gurus are like our parents, because we end up spending so much time with them, we learn so many things from them,” Tendulkar said at a book release function here. During the release of a book on child health-care for parents, “Even When There Is A Doctor”, authored by Dr Yashwant Amdekar, Dr Rajesh Chouhan and Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Tendulkar spoke about the methods of Achrekar.“(Achrekar) Sir was strict at times, extremely strict and also caring and loving. Sir did not say well-played to me ever, (but) I knew (when) Sir has taken me to have bhel-puri or paani-puri, Sir is happy, I have done something nice on the field,” he said. Tendulkar was coached by Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar, central Mumbai.“I was a naughty child, difficult to manage….I was extremely lucky to have a balanced family, my father who was always extremely calm, who never got angry, agitated, and so did my mother…they gave me freedom, pampered me, but never spoiled me,” he recollected. “When the situation demanded to be firm they were firm,” Tendulkar added.One of the major reasons for what I am today! Happy birthday Ramakant Achrekar sir 🙂 Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/hYV7jbtQ39— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 3, 2016He also recollected an instance from childhood which, he said, taught him to use freedom with responsibility. “I must have been 13 or so when I had to go to Indore to attend a national camp for a month and those were the days when mobiles were not available. I was going for a month and my mother was worried, and my father was telling her that he is the sharpest and cleverest among all of us, he knows, he is mature guy, I felt brilliant…with that freedom somewhere (in) my subconscious mind it registered that with freedom comes responsibility and I should not misuse my freedom,” he said.Following his 40th birthday in 2013, Achrekar had given Tendulkar his blessings by saying the Indian batsman would live happily as long as he plays. Speaking on behalf of the 80-year-old Dronacharya award winning coach, who is not keeping well after his hip bone fracture, daughter Kalpana told PTI: “My blessings are always there with him.””May he’s blessed with more and more runs. I want to see him play long and really long. He will live happily as long as he plays. Cricket is his passion,” Achrekar said through Kalpana.Happy #TeachersDay! The lessons you taught me have always served me well. Sharing an incident with you all that changed my life! pic.twitter.com/J1izUvPG3C— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2017Tendulkar had paid a visit to Achrekar whom he considers his guru ahead of the Australia series, which India won 4-0. “He along with (wife) Anjali had come to meet Baba. They spent some time quietly chatting,” she said. Achrekar keenly follows every game that Tendulkar plays.”He sits right in front of the TV set and does not move when Tendulkar bats. He is eagerly waiting for the match on his birthday,” she added.In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010. In the same year, he was honoured the “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Sports Illustrated by Gary Kirsten.The BCCI expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dronacharya award-winning guru Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Not only did he produce great cricketers, but also trained them to be fine human beings. His contribution to Indian Cricket has been immense. pic.twitter.com/mK0nQODo6b— BCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgSevere budget cuts at the Los Angeles Fire Department could mean a slower rescue for USC students who dial 911, according to an LAFD engineer.In order to relieve a $39 million budget deficit, earlier this month Los Angeles Fire Chief Douglas Barry began implementing rolling “brownouts” — temporary furloughs which will take up to 87 firefighters out of the daily work rotation and leave one battalion command team, three emergency battalion offices, 15 fire trucks and nine ambulances unstaffed every day for a year, according to myFOXla.com.You’re fired · With LAFD’s new rolling “brownouts,” one of Station 15’s two fire engines will remain idle periodically, as some Station 15 staff members will be dispersed throughout the city’s many fire stations. – Amaresh Sundaram Kuppuswamy | Daily TrojanAt Station 15, the fire station on Jefferson Boulevard that services the USC area, this means periodically having only one engine and a smaller staff to work with.Greg Sweet, an engineer at Station 15, said the station consists of a special task force and two engines. One of those engines operates together with a truck, known as the “light force.”“When they do the brownout, they’ll shut the light force, so that’s six people on that company, with three shifts, not working,” Sweet said.This cut represents more than 50 percent of the Station 15 staff, Sweet said. Although none of the staff members at Station 15 were laid off, some will be spread out among other Los Angeles stations to fill vacancies during brownouts.As a result, the station’s ability to respond quickly to calls that come in during brownouts could be severely impaired, Sweet said.“There’s definitely an impact, especially now that school is in session. There are a lot of demands and emergency calls that are generated,” he said. “If we’re busy, if the engine is busy, they’ll have to get a company from another station, so there’ll probably be a delay.”The nine day-long brownouts are set to occur on a rolling basis every three weeks. During brownouts, stations will also be expected to assist with calls across the city if the local stations in those areas are unable to respond. Responses, Sweet said, will likely be less immediate.“Yesterday we went to a structural fire call on 50th Street and Budlong, which is way out of our district, and we were the first engine company on scene,” Sweet said. “We passed at least three or four other stations that should have been there prior to us, so that’s one example of the delay in getting somewhere.”Derrick Matsuda, a graduate student studying electrical engineering who lives in Torrance and remembers being affected by local brush fires said he thought the cuts were a big issue.“Maybe not right now, but if there ever were to be multiple fires, we’d be in trouble,” Matsuda said.Paul Glavin, an undeclared sophomore, said he thought it was an unfortunate situation because students weren’t fully aware of the brownouts.“I feel like people would be much more concerned about it if they were forced into the situation,” he said. “I would be furious if that situation actually came up. I would probably start an organization to get back the other engine.”Sweet said he understood that the cuts were being made to fix the budget deficit, but they were also having a direct effect on the ability of the fire department to do its job.“This is one solution. But this is what the department does — take care of all the people — and that’s where they’re cutting our resources,” he said.Glavin said he would also prefer to have more fire trucks, but understood why the budget cuts were an important issue to locals.“I don’t pay taxes, so personally I don’t care. I would like to see more fire trucks, but I also understand if other people were mad because they would have to pay higher taxes,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgThe leadership of Nigeria Football Federation has identified two camping/training sites for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, and communicated same to world football –governing body, FIFA.“A final site would be selected out of the two after inspection and approval by the technical crew led by Coach Gernot Rohr. This is in furtherance of our commitment to ensuring there are no issues outstanding that could constitute distraction before the World Cup.“All plans for the World Cup are on course and a number of high profile preparatory matches have also been agreed, subject to the Final Draw on 1st December. The entire programme would be unveiled after the Draw,” Shehu Dikko, NFF 2nd Vice President, said on Tuesday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – News on a vacant seat has lead to the appointment of a new clerk with the Charter Township of Alpena.Newly appointed trustee Michele Palevich stepped in on Friday to take on the duties of clerk Karie Bleau, who recently resigned to move downstate with her family. Palevich is an Alpena native with 20 years of business experience.Board members also accepted trustee Nathan Thomson’s resignation. He will serve as the new director of public works instead.   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Field Trip Friday – Paddle Wars on Lake HuronNext Popular documentary “Chasing Coral” coming to sanctuary this weeklast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— Community members are welcome to attend an informational meeting this coming Wednesday to learn more about the ambulance millage that will be on the ballot in the August 4th primary. The Alpena County Emergency Medicine Service department is requesting a new millage amount of 1.5 mil to replace the existing millage.The new millage would be in place for four years and the increase would maintain the first responder program, medical supplies and life support operations as well as technology upgrades.According to fire Chief Bill Forbush, first responders attend to about 5,000 calls per year in Alpena County and one ambulance costs about $200,000.Forbush says, “Its important that individuals show up and ask questions to ensure they make an inform decision in August.”  The informational meeting is set for Wednesday June 17th beginning at 7pm at the Aplex.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Students will pay more for lunchNext Alpena Public Schools names interim superintendentlast_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, March 28, 2016•10:56 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•2:26 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the area of Lincoln and G, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Doris J. Kendrick, Wellington.•3:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of license plate in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•9:30 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block Crusader Drive, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by juvenile, male, 16, Wellington and a fixed object/curbing.last_img read more

first_imgOn closing day, offering mandatory payouts, a single winning ticket for the 20¢ Golden Pick 6 paid $249,999.48 at Golden Gate Fields. The number of live-ticket holders was dramatically reduced in Race 6 when Baruch, a 40-1 longshot, trained and owned by Sergio Perez, dueled hard for an upset win. The winning ticket was purchased through the Hunt Valley, Maryland hub.  In addition to the large Pick 6 payout, the 50¢ Late Pick 4 also paid $16,766.50.Handicappers were tasked with a difficult pick 6 sequence, which featured an average field size of 10.3 runners per race totaling 62 horses to close out the last six races of the meet.Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields for the fall meet on October 20 and run through December 11. For racing news and highlights, fans may follow Golden Gate Fields on twitter @GGFRacing and online at www.goldengatefields.comlast_img read more