MDI’s Ryan Bender wins three PVC track events

first_imgHAMPDEN — The Mount Desert Island boys’ outdoor track team placed third at the Penobscot Valley Conference large school championship on Friday at Hampden Academy.Ryan Bender led MDI by winning three events. Bender took first in the 200-meter dash (23.16), the 400-meter dash (52.51) and the 4×400-meter relay (3:36.28) with Griffin Maristany, Billy Kerley and Josh Bloom. MDI’s Evan Jeannotte also won a title in the javelin throw (151 feet and two inches).MDI totaled 89.5 points. Foxcroft won with 128.5; Brewer placed second with 118; Hampden, fourth with 76; Old Town, fifth with 60; Bangor, sixth with 48; Presque Isle, seventh with 31; Ellsworth, eighth with 18; John Bapst, ninth with 17; and Hermon, 10th with one.Runners-up for MDI included Croix Albee in the shot put (47 feet and 9.5 inches) and in the discus throw (131 feet and nine inches); Ryan Bender in the 100-meter dash (11.58); and Josh Bloom, Thorin Smith, Sean Murray and Billy Kerley in the 4×800-meter relay (8:56.51).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMark Berry of Ellsworth took second in the 1,600-meter race walk (8:31.66).GIRLS’ RESULTSKiona Osterlin of Ellsworth won the 1,600-meter run in 5:33.33 to lead the girls’ team. Ellsworth placed ninth with 12 points; Brewer won with 168; Hampden took second with 125; Bangor, third with 72; Old Town, fourth with 56; John Bapst, fifth with 54; Presque Isle, sixth with 45; MDI, seventh with 40; Foxcroft, eighth with 14; and Hermon, 10th with three.For MDI, Ashley Anderson won a title in the 200-meter dash (26.64) and took second in the 4×100-meter relay with Lily Turner, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason.last_img read more

Cricket News India vs Australia 1st Test highlights: Virat Kohli’s side register 31-run win, take 1-0 lead in series

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:22 (IST) Cummins keeps the fight going for Australia as he drills Shami to the deep extra cover fence for a boundary. Australia need 86 for a win, but one feels the game is India’s as they need just two wickets. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:21 (IST) 05:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The last wicket pair is now frustrating India. Australia are really fighting it out. Australia now need less than 100. Starc and Cummins have ensured that India cannot celebrate just yet. Mind you, the Australian tail did much better than the top order in the first innings.  08:39 (IST) WICKET! Cummins goes and India need only one wicket for a famous win. This is a monumental achievement for India. However, they have had to work very hard for it. Action packed over from Ashwin. Kohli asks for a review after the ball beats Pat Cummins’ outside edge. There is no edge and India lose a review. However, couple of balls later, Cummins pads it a ball to short leg and he is given out but gets it overturned successfully.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:27 (IST) 05:31 (IST) 06:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! What a brute of a ball from Ishant. Travis Head goes and that is a massive blow for Australia. Coming round the wicket, Ishant gets the bouncer to climb up sharply from the deck, Head can only fend at it and the ball loops to Rahane at gully. India five wickets away. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Lyon gets a vital boundary off Bumrah to reduce the target even further. Australia need 71 runs but India need just two wickets. This is the last solid batting pair for Australia with Josh Hazlewood being the only batting bunny. 05:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:24 (IST) 09:40 (IST) 09:32 (IST) 07:33 (IST) Starc and Cummins, notably Starc, is taking the attack to the opposition. This is a good tactic but one feels it has come too late for Australia.  08:38 (IST)center_img 10:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Marsh and Paine are making smooth progress. Virat Kohli is rotating the bowlers around. India have to manage 11 overs before the new ball can be taken.  A warm welcome to the fifth and final day of the Adelaide Test between India and Australia. It promises to be a thriller as India need six wickets for a glorious win while Australia need a further 216 runs to pull off one of the highest successful chases at this venue. Who will come out on top? 95 overs of riveting action await you. WICKET! Tim Paine miscues the pull shot and is caught by Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper now has 10 catches in a match and it puts him in a special place. It is only a matter of time for India to seal a famous win. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:14 (IST) Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc are batting steadily and Australia need 106 more runs to win. A sting in the tail? Pat Cummins has given Paine solid support but he is getting some treatment on his fingers after getting hit by a short ball from Mohammed Shami. Australia require just over 150 runs while India need four wickets. The new ball is due in the next over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Australia need 40 runs for a win. Lyon is on 36 and tea is approaching.  09:09 (IST) Eight runs come off Bumrah’s over and Australia need 32 runs for a win and 31 to tie. This is epic. 06:52 (IST) WICKET! What a massive blow for Australia. Bumrah gets a length ball to hold it’s line outside off and Marsh has a feel for it, a faint edge is taken and he walks off without taking a review. It has been a solid knock for Marsh but one feels, it is all over for the hosts. Shaun Marsh c Pant b Bumrah 60. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That is lunch on the final day. The game is evenly poised. Australia need 137 more for a win. India need four wickets.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Finally, the stubborn partnership is broken. Shami floats this delivery full and wide outside off, Starc is lured by the drive and edges it to Pant, who now has his 11th catch in the match. This is a new record for India. The second new ball has been taken. Big moment this for India. Australia have eight minutes to survive until the lunch break.  Australia now need less than 200. They have scored runs at a decent pace but the main question is wickets. Can Tim Paine repeat his Dubai heroics? One thing is for certain, the draw is definitely out of the equation now. India’s fielding has been a bit lax today. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:51 (IST) Catch dropped by Pant! He could have had the record there. Lyon gets the outside edge and Pant dives to his right but grasses it. Ashwin and Shami are maintaining the pressure but Shaun Marsh continues to defy them. Slowly but surely, Australia are erasing the deficit.  09:02 (IST) New Delhi: India secured a famous 31-run win in the Adelaide Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin were the stars with three wickets each but they had to encounter stiff resistance from the Australian tail, with Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood all putting up a great fight. This is India’s second win in Adelaide, having won in 2003. This is their sixth win overall and this is the first time that they have won the first match of the series in Australia. India lead the four-match series 1-0 and will head into Perth full of confidence. (SCORECARD) (LIVE TV) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Guyana’s Archibald and Hooper capture silver at Penn Relays

first_imgAFTER Guyana’s Emanuel Archibald on Friday claimed a silver in the Penn Relays College men’s long jump, Guyana’s Female Athlete of the Year Natrena Hooper yesterday followed up by capturing the college women’s high jump silver as the competition entered its final dayGuyana’s Emanuel Archibaldat Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The pair was representing the University of the West Indies (UWI), where they are studying on scholarships. Archibald cleared 7.47m to take the silver, after Oklahoma’s Thomas Cheval took a come-from-behind win and covered 7.49m on his final attempt.Prior to Cheval’s winning leap, it was Houston’s Antwan Dickerson who was looking poised for the win, after the 7.37m he achieved on his first jump. A series of fouls, however, would rob Dickerson from getting any further and ultimately seeing him ending with the bronze medal.Archibald started out with a 7.12m distance and gained momentum with each successive leap, save for a foul on his third lunge, and until he peaked at his penultimate try. On his last jump the 22-year-old would only make it across 6.13m. At the end of it all though, the former University of Guyana student was satisfied with what he put out for the day.“I can’t complain because I gave it my best,” Archibald told Chronicle Sport, following his accomplishment. “The competition was very hard though, a lot of big jumpers were present. I was very nervous because it was the largest amount of persons I have ever seen.”Archibald was also in yesterday’s college men’s triple jump but his 14.58m distance left him in fifth, as the event’s top spots went to Richard Stockton’s Jared Lewis (15.17m); Central Michigan’s Jake Peister (15.12m) and UMBC’s Thomas Johnson (15.05m).Meanwhile, not even overwhelming nervousness could hinder Hooper’s natural talent as she cleared 1.78m for her high jump silver. Lehigh University’s Courtney Avery took the gold with 1.82m.“I was nervous, it being my first Penns,” Hooper expressed.Archibald and Hooper were offered part scholarships to UWI Mona Campus, after they were spotted competing in Barbados at separate events. They then received funding from the government, through the National Sports Commission, to attend the University.The two were a part of a larger group of Guyanese that participated at the esteemed meet. All Guyanese teams from Guyana Technical Institute and the Fort Wellington Secondary were also there. The Penn Relays, also called the Penn Relay Carnival, is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually.last_img read more

United States Rescinds Policy Threatening to Deport International Students

first_imgCMC Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke had strongly condemned the Trump administration’s threat to deport international students, including Caribbean nationals, whose universities transition to online-only learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two days after the policy was announced on Jul. 6, the Ivy League Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Massachusetts, filed the first of myriad lawsuits seeking to prevent the policy from going into effect. “This is a significant victory,” said Harvard’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, in a statement. “The directive had disrupted all of American higher education. “These students make us stronger, and we hurt ourselves when we alienate them,” he said. “But as long as the President continues down this path, we will continue to use every legal tool at our disposal to stop him.” But, in an extraordinary and quick immigration policy reversal, the Trump administration on Tuesday acquiesced to vehement opposition from universities and over 20 states in relinquishing its plan to strip international college students of their visas if they fail to attend at least some classes in person in the fall. “The diversity of our colleges and universities is what makes New York schools among the world’s most competitive and most sought after,” she said. James also argued in the lawsuit filed against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in addition to the agencies’ respective leaders that ICE, just one week ago, had announced a major policy reversal affecting almost every college and university in New York, and thousands more across the country, and that the reversal in policy threatens public health, students’ education and New York’s larger economy. NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James has welcomed US President Donald J. Trump’s rescinding of what she describes as a “dangerous” policy that threatened to deport more than a million international students, including many from the Caribbean. “President Trump and his team threatened the public health and safety of all students, all faculty, and hundreds of millions of residents across New York and the rest of the nation because of his rush to reopen schools, his anti-immigrant motives, and his sagging poll numbers. MIT president, L. Rafael Reif, said the quick opposition exemplified “the important role international students play in our education, research and innovation enterprises here in the United States. In a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration on Monday, James said the move was aimed at coercing schools into offering in-person instruction at the risk of increasing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) among students, faculty and other community members across New York and other states. James said international students should never be used as “political fodder to force colleges to reopen their doors,” stating that Trump’s “inability to remove politics from public health decisions endangers us all.” “Instead, it is just another naked attempt to callously force students to return to campuses in the fall, despite unsafe conditions, allowed to persist, primarily due to a lack of clear executive action.” “The recent decision by ICE and the White House do not prioritize public health nor the education of our next generation of leaders,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) last Wednesday. The International Students Club at Florida International University. credit: FIU “Enough is enough. It’s time for the president to stop treating immigrants like nothing more than scapegoats and for him to start leading our nation through this national pandemic. Politics should have never been a factor in our nation’s public health decisions,” James said. “This is welcome news for more than 100,000 international students in New York, more than one million students across the country, and millions of additional families across the world,” said James after the White House announced the reversal on Tuesday.last_img read more

Player banned for two matches after grabbing opponent’s ‘balls’

first_imgAlfredo Morelos himself was later sent off in the closing stages of the game as Rangers came out on top in the game. Celtic player, Ryan Christie, has been sanctioned for getting a little too handsy in the Old Firm Derby against Rangers.The Scottish star, in a bid to stop Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos from going past him in the game, grabbed his opponent’s testicles.This forced Morelos to go down in a heap holding his groin area.Christie escaped punishment on the field but was sanctioned by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) who found him guilty after the match.Celtic released a statement expressing their disappointment with the decision.“Celtic Football Club and Ryan Christie are extremely disappointed at the outcome of the hearing today. Given the recent treatment of Celtic players and the lack of sanctions being imposed on those responsible, the fact that a sanction has been imposed on Ryan for the incident in question demonstrates a worrying lack of consistency in the Scottish FA fast track process.“Naturally, we will be contacting the Scottish FA regarding our concerns. Scottish football deserves a disciplinary process which is fair, consistent and fit for purpose.”last_img read more

LA Clippers now looking to get it right

first_imgBut, there was also the future.While Doc Rivers sat at the podium following the three-point loss Friday night, he said there’s not much of a mourning period, at least not for him.“Oh I never stop thinking about improving the team,” he said. “I think about it every game, every day, so that doesn’t change for me. Literally every game when I’m coaching I’m watching too. I watch and read, and we’ll be ready.”Rivers, who said he likes the talent level on his team multiple times before and after Friday’s game, was true to his word.As he walked out of Moda Center, he vented about the inability to get things just right.“We’ve got to,” he said.The most logical addition will be on the wing, but that’s been something the team’s tried to address in each of Rivers’ offseasons at the helm.The team drafted Reggie Bullock, re-signed Matt Barnes, acquired Jared Dudley, signed Hedo Turkoglu, signed Chris Douglas-Roberts and traded for Lance Stephenson in an effort to figure things out at that position. None of those players are currently with the team.That’ll have to be addressed.The futures of free agents Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute, Cole Aldrich, Austin Rivers and Green all need to be figured out. Paul Pierce may or may not retire.You’d think those would be things that Doc Rivers would think about in the upcoming weeks, when the NBA playoffs wind down and the offseason picks up, and you’d be right. He’ll think about it then.But, as he headed out of Moda Center on Friday night, he was thinking about it too.Whether it’s a Sprite or the next roster addition, moving on to the next thing is the only thing the Clippers can do now. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For the first time in months, Green tasted Sprite.Summer had started.That’s how quickly everything can change.Minutes before, Green and the Clippers were on the court at Moda Center, undermanned but full of fight. It was a brutal game, with the Clippers getting, somehow, even more banged up. But, they survived, just coming up short.There were lots of tears, lots of frustration with the opportunity that escaped them.center_img PORTLAND >> Everywhere you looked, the Clipper season was being torn down around them.The video equipment was packed up and headed out of the arena, the uniforms were gathered and the locker room was emptying out of players.Jeff Green, already dressed, sat in front of his locker quietly eating dinner. He opened a bottle, chugging nearly half.“So good,” he said with satisfaction on his face.last_img read more

Celtics coach Brad Stevens calls Aron Baynes, Marcus Smart ‘splash brothers’

first_imgBrad Stevens said Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes are the Celtics’ “Splash Brothers” 😆— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 29, 2019The original “splash brothers” are Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who the Celtics lost to Saturday.Smart laughed when he heard about Stevens’ comments and acknowledged that he doesn’t quite live up to the Warriors duo’s shooting prowess. Related News Both players have been much improved from behind the arc this season. Smart entered the game shooting 36.3 percent from 3-point range while Baynes was knocking down 31.7 percent of his long-range attempts.”I’ve heard it (the nickname), but not referring to myself,” Baynes said.Boston will face the Hornets on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Celtics star Kyrie Irving to produce horror movie based in Oklahoma City “We’re nowhere near that,” Smart said. “We’re just you know, taking good shots and you know, and making the shots that we get.”center_img Celtics F Gordon Hayward is ‘a liability on both ends of the court,’ Warriors player reportedly says Brad Stevens praised the shooting of Aron Baynes and Marcus Smart on Monday.The duo tallied 18 points from 3-point range in the Celtics’ 112-104 victory over the Nets. They combined to make six of their 15 attempts from behind the arc, and Stevens called them Boston’s “splash brothers.”last_img read more

Junior football representation of B&H is ready for the Bulgarian team

first_imgJunior (U-19) football representation of B&H gathered today in Sarajevo before their departure to Bulgaria, where they will play two control matches with the representation of this country on the 15th and 17th of February.Young B&H football players will play against the Bulgarian team within their preparations for the participation at the tournament of the elite round of qualifications of group 1, which will be held from the 5th till the 10th of June in Austria.The coordinator of this representation of B&H Murat Jaha reported to Fena Agency that the selector of the U-19 representation of B&H Toni Karačić invited 26 football players to participate in the control matches in Bulgaria, but he also said that due to some various sets of circumstances only 19 of them will play in Bulgaria.” Some of the invited players could not respond to our invitation because the date of the match with the Bulgarian team is not the official UEFA date for friendly matches, and few of them are also injured. Furthermore, we will continue with the trend of inviting young players into the B&H junior representation, so soon we will have the opportunity to see several new names on our team.”- said Jaha.At the qualifications tournament in Austria, B&H will play against the national teams from France, Sweden and Austria. The winner of this group will qualify for the final tournament which will be played from the 20th June till the 1st of August in Lithuania.last_img read more

Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade interrupted by police chase after car breaks through barricade

first_imgThis is really incredible work by @41actionnews .— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 5, 2020Police added in their statement, “The driver is under investigation for impairment. A search of the vehicle revealed no weapons, and there were no indications of terrorist activity. Police do not know the suspect’s motive at this time. The parade route is once again secure.”Car chase that just happened outside the Westin @fox4kc @kmbc— Logan Moore (@Loganmoore00) February 5, 2020Here’s another look at the end of the chase from a witness at the scene.— 41 Action News (@41actionnews) February 5, 2020Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas was quick to praise the officers who acted fast.”Appreciate the quick action of the [Kansas City Police] ending a chase of a suspected impaired driver at the parade route,” Lucas said on Twitter . “We’ll stay vigilant about the threats like these throughout the day.” “A vehicle broke through the parade barrier on the north side of the route at 8:12 a.m. All officers on the route were immediately alerted. Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies assisting KCPD deployed Stop Sticks, which the vehicle struck. The vehicle proceeded south down the route to where it turned at Pershing and was headed for the crowd. Multiple police cars were prepared to block it. Officers then used tactical vehicle intervention, also known as the PIT maneuver, to stop the suspect car on Pershing. Police took two suspects into custody. No injuries have been reported.”MORE:  Chiefs Super Bowl parade 2020 time, route and how to watchIt’s unclear just how long police were chasing the suspect, but Kansas City Police spokesperson Jake Becchina told 41 Action News several vehicles were in pursuit “very quickly.” The 41 Action News report states police used stop sticks, which struck the vehicle before executing a PIT maneuver later on. A car drove through a barricade at the Chiefs parade to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, according to Kansas City Police.The Kansas City Police released the following statement on the incident:last_img read more

Mason City man charged with sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl.  34-year-old Ruben Ramirez has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse.According to a criminal complaint, a sex act took place sometime in February or March between Ramirez and a 15-year-old girl at his residence located in the 500 block of North Adams. Police say that Ramirez was aware of the girl’s age at the timeRamirez had his initial court appearance on Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance. He’s due back in court on June 7th for his preliminary hearing.Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.last_img