F-M girls runners win 4×800 relay at state track meet

first_imgAlready with a victory in the Penn Relays in the books this spring, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls track and field team now sought to add to its long list of state championship honors.In last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet at Middletown, the Hornets were the top seed going into Saturday’s 4×800 relay, having posted nine minutes, 7.73 seconds during the state qualifier the week before.Susan Bansbach put F-M near the front in the first leg, going 2:19.01. Then Grace Kaercher’s 2:13.74 leg got the Hornets in front, which Claire Walters maintained with her 2:16.80 third leg. In the anchor leg, Phoebe White had to run hard to fend off Shenendehowa anchor Kara Sinnott, who went 2:10.29 to nearly make up all the ground. With her 2:15.15 leg, White helped the Hornets prevail in 9:04.69 to Shen’s 9:05.54. and earn another state championship as Liverpool was ninth in 9:16.46.Walters had already finished second in the Divison I (large school) portion of the 1,500-meter run. Though she was third overall, Walters’ time of 4:33.50 improved upon her 4:34.96 from earlier in the season and was only behind Valley Stream South’s DeAnna Martin (4:31.90) among large-school runners.In the Division II (small school) state girls meet, Christian Brothers Academy had Olivia Morganti seeking a medal Saturday morning in the girls 2,000-meter steeplechase, where her season-best time of 6:58.51 left her the third-fastest qualifier. Morganti improved on that time, to 6:57.61, which left her in sixth place overall and second in Division II, only trailing Tully’s Brooke Rauber, who won that division in 6:41.95.Also there for CBA was the 4×800 relay team of Zach Medicis, Caleb Krueger, Dan Melvin and Joel Gaffney, who were sixth with 8:06.29 heading into the state meet and, on Saturday,Improving nearly five seconds on that effort, CBA posted 8:00.51, putting them 15th overall and fifth in Division II, with Bronxville winning Division II in 7:45.67.Elsewhere for F-M, White raced in the 800-meter run, where she was 13th in Division I in a clocking of 2:15.75, and in the 4×400 relay White, Bansbach, Fiona Mejico and BrelBansbach, racing in the 400-meter dash, finished ninth in 57.56, just off her season-best 57.52. She also was in the 4×400 relay with White, Fiona Mejico and Brella Milliti gained 10th place in a season-best 3:57.87.On the boys side, F-M’s Sam Otis looked to medal in the 3,200-meter run, having gone 9:20.02 during the spring. He would finish in 9:21.97 in the state meet, 14th overall and 12th in Division I as St. Anthony’s Matt Payamps won in 8:59.04.East Syracuse Minoa had Myles Riggins in the Division I 110-meter high hurdles. Having gone 15.47 seconds in that event to reach the state meet, Riggins finished in 15.61 seconds here, 22nd overall as it took 14.35 seconds to qualify for the finals.Back on the girls side, ESM’s Juila Perrotta was in the pole vault, having cleared 10 feet. But only topped 9 feet here for a tie for 22nd plae overall and a tie for ninth in Division I as Warwick Valley’s Kaeli Thompson won, clearing 13 feet.Jamesville-DeWitt’s lone representative at the state meet was Laeticcia Bazile, taking part in the girls high jump. Looking to improve upon her 5 feet 4 inches in the spring, Bazile topped 5’2” here, putting her in a share of 22nd place overall. Soledad Jean (Half Hollow Hills East) won with 5’7”.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: CBAESMF-MJ-Dtrack and fieldlast_img read more

USC kicks off practice after dramatic win

first_imgUSC’s Pac-12 opener against Utah marked the season debut for senior tailback Marc Tyler, who was reinstated last week following a suspension from parts of training camp and the Trojans’ season opener against Minnesota.Runnin’ it · A week after rushing for 113 yards and one touchdown against Utah, senior tailback Marc Tyler looks to take over as the Trojans’ permanent starter as they host Syracuse on Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum in nonconference action. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanAgainst the Utes, Tyler finished with 24 carries for 113 yards and one touchdown, earning USC Credit Union Student-Athlete of the Week honors.“I wouldn’t say it felt easier than last year, but I was more comfortable,” Tyler said after Tuesday’s early morning practice. “I feel that I am more mentally tough this year because of everything I have been through.”Tyler, who lost 13 pounds since the spring, feels more prepared to take on the remaining season.“It feels good to be down there with the first team offense and not be over there with the black jersey on,” he said. “Being around all the guys, [you] feel like you’re part of something again.”—Junior left Matt Kalil’s  game-saving blocked field goal by helped earn USC its first Pac-12 victory. Kalil, who recently moved to special teams voluntarily, hopes to block seven field goals this year.“At Fresno State there was a guy that blocked seven,” he said. “I’ve already blocked five so far, so I’m trying to beat that.”With improvement made for the Trojans on special teams with two blocked field goals through two games, USC looks to carry that success from the first half over to the rest of the game.“I think it goes back to the first half,” Kalil said. “We’re doing really well in the first half and we diminish the second half. I think that’s what we got to fix. Finishing strong in the second half of games and less turnovers.”—Though freshman kicker Andre Heidari has not been used much by the coaching staff so far, he is adjusting to his role with the team.Heidari added a 47-yard field goal for USC in the first quarter against the Utes to give the Trojans an early lead.“I thought I was going to be nervous going into the first and second game,” Heidari said. “When I get out there, it is kind of nerve-wracking, but you just got to go out there and do your thing.”—Redshirt freshman cornerback Anthony Brown worked with the first unit defense in place of redshirt sophomore cornerback Torin Harris.“We’re giving Anthony a shot,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “He’s another one of those young guys in that class that we signed that has done some good things. He’s physical, a good tackler and really wants to be good.”Aside from Brown, freshmen offensive linemen Marcus Martin and Aundrey Walker were in at guard competing for the starting position.“We’re going to give the young guys a shot,” Kiffin said. “Hopefully the two true freshmen can help out in there and do some things. But that’s up to them, not to us.”—With USC’s upcoming game against Syracuse, the Trojans’ first with the Orange since 1990, Kiffin believes the Orange will not be an easy opponent to face, praising the team’s offense and defense.“On offense, they have a really good passing quarterback,” Kiffin said. “He’s over 80 percent in the second half of games. Anytime you have a quarterback that is playing extremely well that is as experienced as your opponent, you better be ready to go.”The USC offense will also have to deal with a strong Syracuse defense.“They were 17th in the country in total defense last year,” Kiffin said. “We’re going to have our hands full.”—With the first two games of the season coming down to the last few minutes of the game, Kiffin addressed criticism regarding junior quarterback Matt Barkley.“The bottom line is to win the game,” Kiffin said. “In the fourth quarter of the game, we have had the lead. He hasn’t been behind yet; that’s really where an issue comes up. We have been very conservative in our calls to make sure that we win the game and not worry about stats.”last_img read more

Roundtable: Thoughts on Sarkisian firing?

first_imgThe Trojans are 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the Pac-12 and will travel to South Bend this weekend to face No. 14 Notre Dame. Daily Trojan columnists Luke Holthouse, Nick Barbarino and Jake Davidson join Daily Trojan sports editor Darian Nourian to discuss their reactions to Sarkisian’s firing and what to expect going forward.What are your thoughts on Haden waiting a day to fire Sarkisian?Davidson: Hindsight is 20/20, and while it may seem right now to have fired him after the pep rally, I don’t think that was a serious consideration. He should have been suspended then though and given time off. Overall, I think Pat Haden has a lot to answer for with this hire. If the Los Angeles Times was able to dig up Sark’s obscene spending on alcohol during recruiting trips, why didn’t Haden know about it? And if he did, why would he hire Sark? Counting Enfield as a miss, Haden is now 0 for 2 on revenue sport hires. He ‎has made a lot of mistakes, but not firing Sark in August isn’t one of them.Barbarino: If Pat Haden was going to fire Sarkisian he should have done so from the start. Actually, Haden should have fired him after his drunken debacle at the Salute to Troy event.Holthouse: I think immediately placing Sarkisian on indefinite leave was definitely the right move. For the sake of his health, he was not in the right state to coach the team. I’m torn about firing him this quickly though. I think a decision this serious did deserve at least a day for Haden and the Athletics Department to think over. Firing him on the spot would almost be as rash as Haden’s firing of Lane Kiffin at the airport. But I don’t think firing him right now instead of waiting until the end of the season to see if there’s any sort of progress in his rehabilitation makes much sense.Nourian: I’m glad that Haden finally got it over with.  Yesterday’s decision to place Sarkisian on a leave of absence simply put him and the program in a state of limbo. This way, Sarkisian can move on and get the help he desperately needs and USC can move forward with its second coaching search in three years. This gives Haden and the Athletics Department some time to find the best fit possible for the Trojans because they are on thin ice after the way Sarkisian panned out. I do, however, wish that Haden just fired Sarkisian all at once instead of putting things off with the “leave of absence” pull. The end result was inevitable, but there’s no doubt that the situation as a whole could have been handled better.How do you think interim coach Clay Helton will do at the helm?LH: I still think the Trojans have a legitimate chance to rally and win the conference, and the infusion of some adversity might actually help. With that being said, I don’t think Helton will be the rallying force that Oregeron was. Maybe that’s a good thing, because that team Oregeron took over still lost to Notre Dame and UCLA, and it will take more than hype to beat those teams. But Helton’s personality seems to fit much better with his 2013 task of leading the team through one more game rather than his current task of turning a season around.DN: Saying it’s going to be tough for Helton is an understatement.  Think of the SAT times 10 — that’s how difficult it’s going to be as the Trojans enter, perhaps, their toughest three-week stretch of the season. USC has the talent to win all three of these games against Notre Dame, Utah and Cal, respectively, but Helton’s lack of experience as a game manager troubles me. The one game he served as an interim head coach of in 2013 was against Fresno State and, though USC came out victorious in the end, the game was a blowout from the start so Helton wasn’t truly tested. Each of these games on the horizon have a potential to be close games and two of them are on the road. It’s not going to be easy for Helton to simultanously call the shots on offense and make critical decisions late in the game when necessary. That’s why Sarkisian handed the play calling duties to him in the first place.NB: Helton has quite the test in front of him as the Trojans will face No. 14 Notre Dame, No. 4 Utah and No. 23 Cal in consecutive weeks. It’s very possible the Trojans go 0-3 in that stretch, but I believe in this teams ability to overcome adversity. I think they finish a respectable 8-4 this season.JD: I’m not quite sure to be honest. He doesn’t have the raw fire and charisma Eddy O did, but he is a good playcaller and the team responded well in the bowl game under him. I think just like when he ran the offense under Orgeron, it will be a lot more explosive. If Wilcox can dial up some good defensive schemes, USC should be in every game.Who will USC’s next head coach be and when will Haden hire him?NB: The Trojans need to make a hire, and they need to make it quick. The Trojans already lost one top recruit because of the Sarkisian debacle. In order to restore stability, the Trojans need to go after a big name. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Nick Saban.JD: No idea on who, and I would guess at the end of the season. I would love to see Orgeron come back or, if not, a clean sweep. Kevin Sumlin and Kliff Kingsbury come to mind, but they are both young and USC might want someone with more experience who doesn’t look like he parties. Jon Gruden is a name that gets tossed around a lot, but that doesn’t seem plausible. Whoever it is, he will have to have the talent to win right away.DN: Without a doubt, this is the biggest mystery now surrounding the program and a head coaching vacancy couldn’t come at a worse time, especially in terms of recruiting. Regardless of who USC hires in the end, it needs to call upon a proven winner in college football, rather than coaches who simply have former ties to the USC program or the Southern California recruiting pipelines. For those of you who want Coach O, I’m certain he won’t be back. He’s a great assistant coach and recruiter, but is 16-27 as a head coach. Honestly, there are not many good head coaching candidates on the market right now, so if USC’s going to get a tier one head football coach, it’s going to have to take them away from their current programs. I don’t even know how desirable the USC coaching job is right now with the way the surrounding media has destroyed its past two head coaches. While I don’t think USC is going to be able to nab a big name like Chip Kelly or Kevin Sumlin, I think it’s likely it hires a coach with a successful track record, regardless of where he’s been.LH: The hire won’t come until the end of the regular season, so we’ll have plenty of time to speculate. And it will be someone defensive minded, but not Orgeron. I’ll go with Kevin Sumlin now, but I doubt he’ll really leave Texas A&M if they make a serious run at the SEC title this year.last_img read more

Donald Trump attacks media

first_imgSections of Jamaica are on edge following a shooting attack against the brother of former Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher Dudus Coke, Leighton Livety Coke. The younger Coke and a woman were attacked and shot multiple times at the popular Hellshire beach in St Catherine on Sunday morning. Both were admitted to hospital in serious condition. Twelve Trinidad and Tobago nationals have been deported from Turkey. The twelve were detained in the European country and deported home on Friday. The Trinidad and Tobago authorities did not divulge if the deported nationals were linked to any terrorist group. All the deportees have been processed in Trinidad and released. A Jamaican woman is now in custody in Barbados after she stabbed another Jamaican woman to death on Saturday. Tedesha Hayles was arrested and charged with murder after she and Shockaya Boyd were involved in an altercation in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Jermotts Lane in St Micheal. Both women are believed to be prostitutes.In sports.Jamaicas 110 meters Olympic champion, Omar McLeod set a world leading time at the Drakes relays in Iowa on Saturday. McLeod clocked 13.04 seconds in bitter cold and rainy conditions to beat a crack field in his seasons opener.Here’s whats trending.US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office. He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping one promise after another, dismissing criticism as “fake news” by “out of touch” journalists. Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the first US leader to miss the event since an injured Ronald Reagan in 1981.For Tomorrows weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with scattered showers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 88 and a low of 73.last_img read more

Sky Bet Italia ups dynamic marketing capabilities with Betgenius

first_imgShare CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Sky Bet Italia (Sky Betting & Gaming) has today confirmed that it will enhance its digital marketing campaigns and onsite player engagement services with Betgenius marketing provisions.Partnering with industry data, software and content specialist Betgenius, SkyBet.it will push to drive player engagement and personalised messaging as the operator seeks to expand its profile and coverage within the licensed Italian sports betting market.Moving forward, Skybet.it will integrate Betgenius’ contextual advertising API, which will serve relevant real-time betting suggestions to Skybet.it users and potential customers.SkyBet.it marketing detailed that Betgenius dynamic marketing provisions would help reduce customer acquisition costs and help improve player life-time values.Commenting on the marketing partnership Davide Magni, Media and Partnership Manager at SkyBet.it, said: “At Sky Bet we are committed to offering a superior experience to our customers. We think that this deal will help us boost our acquisition and, even more, increase customer retention through the provision of relevant information and added value.”Betgenius’ advertising creative is driven by real-time sports data, allowing its partners to display dynamic content such as live scores and odds within banners and widgets. Betgenius secures its second major Italian marketing partnership having been selected by bookmaker SNAI as lead digital marketing partner this February.Jack Davison, Managing Director at Betgenius, said: “This deal is another example of how Betgenius creates innovative digital marketing solutions that boost engagement and drive down acquisition costs. Highly targeted, relevant marketing is very much the future and we are excited to partner SkyBet.it to help grow its sportsbook with this service.” Share Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more

Football fans who over-stayed after 2018 World Cup stranded in Russia

first_imgMore than 5,000 fans who travelled to Russia for last summer’s world cup and remained in the country afterwards in search of greener pastures are now being deported to their home countries, according to the Civic Assistance Committee, an organisation that works with refugees in Russia.Many of the travelling fans, mostly Nigerians, have also been unable to travel to other European countries as the Russian borders are closed.The World Cup in 2018 was an opportunity for many people to travel to Russia and enjoy a sports-themed vacation. Fans of the teams competing in Russia were allowed visa-free entry.But that also allowed a great chance for many who were desperate to escape their homelands, including many African migrants who saw it as a chance to escape difficult home circumstances and create a better life for themselves to get into the country.Evgeni Yastrebov, a consultant on immigration issues with Civic Assistance Committee, an organisation that works with refugees in Russia told the BBC in an interview, that many of those fans are now stranded in Russia and desperately in need of help.“Many of them came from Nigeria, with some from Cameroon, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and Bangladesh.They were looking to apply for asylum and stay here and that didn’t work out and now many of them are getting deported on a daily basis.“The [Russian] government offers no assistance to people who want to seek asylum and stay in Russia and right now these people are struggling.“Right now it’s winter and it’s very cold and they need warm clothing. Some of them get money sent to them from home and some engage in unofficial jobs but they are underpaid and it’s not enough to take care of themselves.”–By: Fentuo Tahiru | citinewsroom.com | Ghanalast_img read more

Jeremy Lin, Byron Scott debate merits of L.A. Lakers’ pick-and-roll play

first_img“I’m a player who will take what the defense gives me,” Lin said. “Whatever it is, if they’re giving me the shot, I’m going to shoot it. If not, I’ll try to get someone else a good shot.”Injury updateThe Lakers listed forward Nick Young as questionable to play in Sunday’s game against Dallas because of a swollen left knee. Scott hoped Young could work out on Saturday during the team’s day off. But the Lakers decided it would be best for Young to rest. His injury has kept him out for the past six games. Helping outLakers forward Jordan Hill attended the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday morning, an event that helps raise funds for cancer treatment. In recent seasons, Hill also has purchased tickets and invited breast-cancer survivors to attend various Lakers’ games.Hill’s mother, Carol, died because of complications with breast cancer when he was 3 years old. Hill’s sister and stepmother also detected early signs of breast cancer and successfully received treatment.“I’m loving it,” Hill said. “I’m going to do whatever I can and do as much support as possible and be there for my mom and who ever else has had the disease.” The two have remained respectful of each other through both the good and the bad. But rarely have Lakers coach Byron Scott and Lakers guard Jeremy Lin ever agreed on much regarding both his early-season struggles and his recent success following the NBA All-Star break. Lin enters Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks (40-24) at Staples Center averaging 15.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting, 5.63 assists and .88 turnovers in 25.12 minutes per game through eight contests following the All-Star break. That marks a sharp increase from when Lin averaged 10.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting, 4.6 assists and 2.7 turnovers in 25.5 minutes per game before the break.“He’s more comfortable,” Scott said. “He’s not thinking so much out there.” Yet, Lin argued he mostly feels comfortable because Scott has granted him both more freedom to run the offense and run more pick-and-roll plays. “That’s who I am,” said Lin, whose $14.9 million contract expires this offseason. “That’s what allowed me to have success in the past. That’s the reason why people are paying me money to play pick-and-roll.”Scott initially remained reluctant for Lin to play pick-and-roll because he believed the play stunted the team’s ball movement. Scott also preferred varying up the playbook to read how defenses were guarding various offensive approaches. “Everybody is stationary and it’s easy to guard,” Scott said of the pick-and-roll. “You go to that in a late game situation when you got guys who are rolling pretty good. That’s a different story. But to start the game with that is something I didn’t like.”Lin has run the play more since the All-Star break. But he said this new trend happened without having any dialogue with Scott about it. Lin also disagreed with Scott’s assessment that the play hurt ball movement.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Paul Davis: Taxes keep going up and up under Brownback

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kansas Governor candidate Paul Davis and his running mate Jill Docking stopped in Wellington Saturday afternoon at Andy’s Supper Club Restaurant. Davis, a Democrat, is hoping to defeat incumbent Governor Sam Brownback in the general election in November.Around 40 Sumner County people gathered to hear Davis and Docking speak about the upcoming governor’s campaign, which promises to be contentious. The event was organized by former state representative Vince Wetta.“We have a governor who has touted having a revolutionary tax plan, the best in the nation.” Davis said. “Yet property taxes are soaring, we’ve had a $777,000 sales tax increase, college tuition is out the roof, and state utility rates are up 30 percent.“Our taxes keep going up and up and up.”Davis said he joined forces with Docking, because they both felt Kansas was going in the wrong direction. And he feels he has a great chance of becoming governor in 2015.“But it is going to take a lot of work,” Davis said. “We have to unite as Democrats, Independents and Republicans, who are concerned with how this state is going.”It was reported that Davis has raised $1.02 million for the campaign. That is still not near the total of Brownback, who has raised $1.6 million.He said, though, he has a groundswell of support from people who are dedicated with getting him elected.“It’s not about being a Democrat or a Republican,” Davis said. “It is what we is best for Kansas.”Docking spoke before Davis at the gathering. Once a candidate against Brownback in the U.S. Senate in the 1990s, she is now working to get Davis elected.“For almost 40 years in my time in politics, Democrats and Republicans have had good ship captains,” Docking said. “They sometimes wavered to the left and sometimes they wavered to the right but they steered the ship in the right direction in an effort to make Kansas competitive.“I believe with the election of Sam Brownback, that ship steered in the wrong direction. I feel strongly we have to restore Kansas in the right direction.”Davis has served in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2003 in eastern Lawrence. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down Guest · 342 weeks ago The last thing that Kansas needs as a governor is a KU/ Lawrence ,ks Liberal. I watched recent story on MSNBC that Lawrence, ks has the most liberal political views in the entire United states because of the influence of the University of Kansas, these are not the political views of a vast majority of Kansas residents. Report Reply 0 replies · active 342 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down a republican · 342 weeks ago Words are easily spoken. I would like to see what documantation Mr. Davis’s has for his claims along with his record for voting in the legislation Report Reply 2 replies · active 342 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Eyes Wide Shut · 342 weeks ago Welcome to Kansas: Some of the most brain-washed, in the name of God, right-wing, ultra-conservative, kool-aid drinking, Brownback supporting humans that this earth will ever see. Get out of your bubble and quit blindly following the Tea Party! Do you really think the Koch Brothers and Sam are interested in your well-being? If so, I have some ocean-front property in Kansas to sell you! Their definition of middle class is 250,000 to 500,000 per year in earnings. Most of you don’t qualify, but follow them to the end! They laugh at you every day of their lives!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 342 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 342 weeks ago I listened to Mr Davis on Channel 55. I noticed he did not mention Obama care, 70% of Kansas Residents are strongly opposed to Obama Care. I do not want a governor from Lawrence,ks where 90% of his district is in favor of Obama care because of the liberal views of the University of Kansas. Report Reply 0 replies · active 342 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down guest · 342 weeks ago I’m not sure what I’m gonna do come election time but I’m not voting for Brownback. I’m a Republican but I can’t vote for him. He’s done alot more harm than good. Report Reply 0 replies · active 342 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Jim · 342 weeks ago “Yet property taxes are soaring, we’ve had a $777,000 sales tax increase, college tuition is out the roof, and state utility rates are up 30 percent.: State sales taxes as a percentage went down last year, from 6.3% to 6.15%, The total revenue to the state may have increased, but that is not a bad thing. We want growth in the economy. State college tuition is set by the Board of Regent and “out of the roof” is a really vague number. Rates need to keep up with College professor salaries and the cost of education, The amount of financing by donations by college graduates (alumni) also increases to offset some of those increases. State utility rates are also set by an Energy Board that has been very tight, so the 30% increase, is that since 1980? or what year are we comparing to? The cost of everything has gone up in the last 35 years. Most people hear numbers, percentages, and increases, and do not ask the questions, were the numbers are coming from. Report Reply 2 replies · active 342 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 342 weeks ago Give him a a shot. Obviously Republicans can’t seem to do anything but wreck our state. That is why I am moving out of state. Nothing but Republican supporters so my vote doesn’t even matter. Report Reply 1 reply · active 342 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 342 weeks ago Income tax dropped under Brownback. Report Reply 0 replies · active 342 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Salah set to retain African Player of the Year title

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is set to be named 2018 African Player of the Year for a second successive time at a gala awards ceremony in Senegal Tuesday.The sharpshooter is competing against fellow English Premier League stars, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane from Senegal and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.Consistent scorer Salah has already won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year prize and it would be a shock if he did not add to his collection of individual honours in Dakar.Should he be confirmed as the best footballer in Africa once again, Salah will become the first player from the north of the continent to claim back-to-back titles.Ivorian Yaya Toure, Samuel Eto’o from Cameroon and Senegalese El Hadji Diouf achieved the feat in a competition first staged 48 years ago with Malian Salif Keita voted number one.Manchester City midfielder Toure, the younger brother of former Arsenal defender Kolo, went on to finish first four times in a row from 2011.Eto’o and Ghanaian Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew are also four-time Player of the Year winners, but not in consecutive years.Paris-based France Football magazine organised the annual award until the mid-1990s when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) took over. Votes from national team and selected club coaches, CAF officials and unnamed ‘experts’ count toward deciding who lifts the trophy.Salah scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season, his first at Anfield after moving from Italian Serie A outfit Roma.– Slow start –After a slow start to the 2018/2019 campaign, the right-side attacker has netted 13 goals, one less than Aubameyang and Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane.The Egyptian also scored the winning goal against Napoli at Anfield last month that took Liverpool to the knockout phase of the Champions League at the expense of the Italian club.Salah had less success with Egypt last year as injury ruled him out of the loss to Uruguay at the start of the World Cup in Russia.He did score against both Russia and Saudi Arabia, but the north Africans were beaten in both matches and exited without securing even one point.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Las Vegas shooting victims to receive over $800M in ‘landmark settlement’

first_imgTwo years after the horrific Las Vegas Route 91 mass shooting, MGM Resorts International and the victims have reached what is being called a “landmark settlement.”“The settlement is worth between $735 million and $800 million, depending on the number of claimants,” MGM Casino said in a statement Thursday.The Casino also noted the settlement is not an admission of liability in what is considered the worst mass shooting in modern American history.“Our goal has always been to resolve these matters so our community and the victims and their families can move forward in the healing process,” said Jim Murren, chairman, and CEO of MGM Resorts. “This agreement with the Plaintiffs’ Counsel is a major step, and one that we hoped for a long time would be possible.“We have always believed that prolonged litigation around these matters is in no one’s best interest. It is our sincere hope that this agreement means that scenario will be avoided,” Murren added.On October 1, 2017, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 58 people and injuring almost 700.Witnesses say the gunshots lasted between 10 and 15 minutes.Shortly after, officers found Paddock’s dead in his hotel room.Authorities believe Paddock acted alone in the massacre before killing himself.Eglet Adams, a lead attorney for the plaintiffs,  said the agreement marks a milestone in the recovery process.“While nothing will be able to bring back the lives lost or undo the horrors so many suffered on that day, this settlement will provide fair compensation for thousands of victims and their families,” Adams said. “MGM Resorts is a valued member of the Las Vegas community, and this settlement represents good corporate citizenship on their part.”Adams believes it will take until the end of next year to award the money to the estimated 44-hundred victims.The settlement was officially reached on Monday, but MGM and the victims’ lawyers chose to make the announcement Thursday following anniversary ceremonies.last_img read more