All three EC volleyball teams swept South Dearborn in straight sets tonight.Varsity won 25-16, 25-11, and 25-13.EC vs SD Varsity VB (9-11)It was a night full of challenges that resulted in all three teams playing back-to-back-to-back. The girls adjusted well and came ready to play.We started the match with our normal lineup and for most of the seniors, game one was the only time they saw the court. All of our juniors and sophomore Sarah Hornbach finished out the rest of the match under the leadership of our senior setters.The juniors were given a chance to show the coaches what they could bring to the team. We have a lot of talent and we are at the midway point in the season so they had to prove why they should be on the court. I’m actually happier with how they played in games two and three than I am with our “normal” line-up in game one. They came to play and it showed.‘I’m proud of the girls for adjusting to three different line-ups. We tend to get comfortable playing next to certain people, so it can be a challenge to play next to someone different. They all stepped up and played hard.’ EC Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 10-4 on the season and 6-0 in conference play.East Central Junior Varsity came out on top 25-9 and 25-7.Serves Becca Eckstein 7/7 1 ace, Leah Broderick 10/10 3 aces, Brianna Hart 10/11 2 aces, Therese Gregg 6/6 1 ace. Attacks Breanne Fox 6/6 kills, Kylie Gindling 8/0 3 kills. Assists Becca Eckstein 10, Leah Broderick 5.‘We dominated the games with our serves having only 2 errors. I’m proud to see the improvements the girls have made this season.’ EC Coach Bernice Rosemeyer.Next match: All three teams travel to Batesville on Monday. Start time is 5 PM.Courtesy of Trojans Coaches Cassie Laker and Bernice Rosemeyer.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Guyana Jaguars were confirmed as winners of the 2017-18 Digicel 4-Day Championship, after their nearest rivals Barbados Pride settled for a draw with Windward Islands Volcanoes in their rain-affected match on Sunday.Jaguars completed a nail-biting, two-wicket victory over Jamaica Scorpions inside three days in their eighth-round match on Saturday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, taking them to an unassailable 135 points – with two rounds of games remaining.It is the fourth straight Headley/Weekes Trophy, symbol of WINDIES first-class supremacy, for the Jaguars, following in the footsteps of previous incarnations of the Pride and Scorpions.“As you can imagine, it’s a very good feeling for us to win the title for a fourth straight year,” said Jaguars captain Leon Johnson. “I am someone that delves into the history of the game – Barbados would have achieved this in the late 1970s, and Jamaica did it between 2008 and 2012.“We are only the third team to have achieved something like this in WINDIES first-class history. It is very pleasing to be part of it and to be at the helm for the fourth consecutive year of us winning this title. It is testament to our hard work. We have won it with two matches remaining, which is a feat in itself.”Barabdo Pride – second in the table on 75.2 points before the match – gained three batting points, three bowling points and 1.6 pace bowling points, moving them to 82.8 points – and no hope of surpassing the Jaguars in the final two rounds of matches.Volcanoes – last on 52.2 points entering the match – earned three bowling points and two batting points, plus 1.2 pace bowling points, taking them to 58.4 points.
On Monday, Ssekandi unveiled the Local Organizing Committee for the 41st IAAF WXCC Kampala 2017.The global cross-country in March 2017 will mark a decade since it was last staged in Africa and will be the first time an IAAF World Athletics Series event to be held in Uganda. Ssekandi, ministers Alupo and Bakabulindi, launch the Uganda committee. PHOTO BY KCCAA team from the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) delegation is in Uganda to confirm preparations for the World Cross Country Championships that will be held in Kampala yesterday.The IAAF team will visit the official venue and hotels that will accommodate the world’s top athletics teams like Kenya, Russia, USA and Ethiopia.“We are happy to host the delegation and Uganda is prepared to host the international event at Kololo. We have decided to fund activities in a way to promote our country,” Vice President Edward Ssekandi said after the team visited him. Share on: WhatsApp
“Unfortunately, a lack of up-to-standard infrastructure to host the competition, and the need to improve the existing ones, meant Kenya would inevitably play second fiddle to better placed countries that have invested heavily in infrastructure development over the years.”There has been media speculation that Morocco or South Africa will replace Kenya as hosts of the 16-team tournament for home-based footballers.This is the second time Kenya have been unable to meet the requirements to stage a CAF football competition after losing the right to host the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.The tournament was moved to South Africa, who defeated Tunisia in the final.Share on: WhatsApp CAF 2nd Vice President Mr Constant Omari Selemani and FKF President Nick Mwendwa in a press meeting.Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), have vowed to continue with a stadium construction project.Only one of four venues earmarked for the January 12/February 4 competition was ready, leading the CAF executive committee to dump the east African economic powerhouse.“The decision, though unfavourable, marks a new dawn for Kenyan football, in particular, and sport in general due to the ongoing infrastructure development,” said a Football Kenya Federation statement.“(The project) endeavours to ensure that the country has at least four modern stadiums and a number of training pitches.“The federation is of the view that it did everything humanly possible to ensure that CHAN 2018 became a reality, both to Kenyans and the entire east African region.
Hundreds of South Floridians joined thousands of others across the state in filing insurance claims for damage from Hurricane Dorian, even though the storm did not make landfall here.According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, about 4,000 claims had been submitted statewide through September 16. Of that number, 908, or 23 percent, were filed in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.Michael Peltier, spokesman of the state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp., says, “Most of the damage we are seeing is from downed limbs and that sort of thing. Generally speaking, if something [tree limb, fence, etc.] was already weak, it could sustain damage under Dorian conditions.”The information released by the state does not offer any details on the type or severity of the claims.Dorian remained about 100 miles offshore and brought wind gusts up to 41 mph through South Florida, and 44 mph around Jacksonville and Daytona Beach.Peltier explains that although sustained winds were lower along the coast when Dorian was near, a gust of wind is all it takes to break a tree limb over a house.More than half of the insurance claims filed – 2,288 of 3,961 – were for residential damage, while 156 were for commercial property damage.Another 1,500 were for miscellaneous coverage, which includes fire, marine, auto, aircraft, industrial, crop and surplus lines.
Rayce Miller, Austin Lindsay and Darnel St. Pierre into an empty net also scored for the Leafs, which held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1.Ross Armour on the power play scored the only goal for the Hawks.The Leafs game star Joey Karrer, getting his first start between the pipes for Nelson, stopped 36 of 37 shots to record the win in goal.Karrer came to the Leafs last week from the Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.Nelson concludes a grueling five-game string of road games with a 2-3 record after losing a dispute with disciplinary committee.The Leafs return home for a pair of games, Wednesday against Grand Forks and a return engagement with the Nitehawks Saturday.Puck drop in both games is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Both Darnel St. Pierre and Robson Cramer each finished the game with two points. . . . Sunday’s loss was the second consecutive setback at home for the defending KIJHL Champion Nitehawks. . . . Nelson plays seven of its 11 games in November on the road. . . .Leafs lost two points in the standings, and had coach Dave McLellan suspended for one game, after playing an ineligible player in a November 2 game in Creston. Nelson originally won the game 5-2 but Creston protested the ineligible and were awarded the points in decision when Phil Iddon of disciplinary committee ruled in the favour of the Thunder Cats. KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen said this is the second time a team has been penalized for this infraction. Kelowna lost points against Osoyoos for using an unregistered player on the Hockey Canada registry. It didn’t take the Nelson Leafs long to regain top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division.In just over 18 hours, the Green and White went from third to first in the division after posting a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday afternoon in Fruitvale.Nelson, improving to 14-5-2-1-1, now leads the Murdoch division by one point over Castlegar and two ahead of the Hawks.A power play goal in the second period by defenceman, and Nelson’s leading scorer, Robson Cramer with 59 seconds remaining in the frame stood up as the winner as the Leafs rebounded from a 6-4 loss Saturday in Castlegar.
However, due to road construction on Highway 6, the route has been modified.The new route means the ride begins in Nelson travels to Salmo before returning back to Rotary Lakeside Park for the traditional Save-On-Foods Celebration Dinner.Sunday, riders leave Lakeside Park, head over the Big Orange Bridge on Highway 3A for Proctor and back to Nelson.When the Pill Pedalers take to the road next week, they’ll have a special person in mind.“Andrew’s father, Eugene, recently passed away after a 30-year fight against MS, so it is a cause that is close to our hearts,” von Diebitsch explains.“As healthcare providers, we also want to ride to support our clients and others in our community struggling with MS.”“The fight is always easier when you know you have people on your side,” she said.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs and services that enable those affected by MS.To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS. “This tour is run by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society and the money raised supports the programs and services offered in West Kootenay and Boundary areas to people living with MS and their caregivers,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator.von Diebitsch said the Pill Pedlars consist of co-worker, family and friends, some who have never ridden road bikes before.“We are fortunate enough to be able to (ride),” von Diebitsch said.“We are a team, at work, at home and in the fight to END MS!”For more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=3881&pg=entry or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or [email protected] There are individuals participating in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge ride to conquer MS (Multiple sclerosis) and there are teams.The latter generally pools friends, co-workers and family together for encouragement during the long 154-kilometer journey, but also to raise funds necessary to allow research to find that elusive cure.The Pill Pedalers is one such team, that also garners Mallard’s Source for sports Team of the Week status.Most of the Pill Pedalers have never ridden road bikes before.So overcoming the enormous distance, no matter if the trek is split up over two days is a daunting task to say the least.However, the Pill Pedalers are all in for the August 22-23 test if it means one person may benefit from the funds raised.“We thought it would be a fun opportunity to raise awareness of MS, while taking on a great physical challenge as a team,” said team spokesperson Ayla von DiebitschThe team of Teressa Hodsall, von Diebitsch, Bill McDonnell, Jennifer McDonnell, Andrew Hoffert and the youngest team member, Lucas McDonnell-Hoffert, von Diebitsch said, was inspired by Dr. Jim Noiles, a local physician in Nelson.Noiles is one of the major fundraisers for the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.“Every year he does an amazing job at fundraising and since we are beside him in the clinic, he easily inspires those around him,” von Diebitsch said.The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge usually takes participants from New Denver to Nelson and Nelson to New Denver via Kaslo.
Sixty-six students, who have done well academically, were presented with school supplies by the Administrator General’s Department (AGD) on Thursday (August 31). The students, who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CAPE), received packages containing thumb drives, geometry sets, notebooks, and rulers, among other things. Story Highlights Sixty-six students, who have done well academically, were presented with school supplies by the Administrator General’s Department (AGD) on Thursday (August 31).The students, who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CAPE), received packages containing thumb drives, geometry sets, notebooks, and rulers, among other things.Of the recipients, 57 are beneficiaries of estates being administered by the Department, while the other nine are children of employees.Addressing the Department’s third staging of its Educational Awards Ceremony at its downtown Kingston offices, Administrator-General, Lona Brown, extended congratulations to the students on their success.She also lauded the guardians of the beneficiaries for their continued support.“We are pleased that we are here for you although we cannot replace those you have lost, but we consider you all a part of the AGD family and we thank God that he has placed us together,” she told them.To the parents who are staff of the AGD, Mrs. Brown noted that she had knowledge of “what they all went through” and heard of their “triumphant shouts of joy when they heard the results of the examinations”.She wished for the students continued success throughout their academic life. Of the recipients, 57 are beneficiaries of estates being administered by the Department, while the other nine are children of employees.
Jaipur: The BCCI had acted voluntarily while banning Steve Smith and David Warner from last edition of IPL on ball tampering charges and the former Australian captain said that only the Indian board can answer why it panned out that way. Cricket Australia’s one year ban was from international cricket and the duo were well within their rights to a play domestic T20 league like IPL but the richest cricket board in the world decided to impose their own sanctions. Smith, whose one-year ban ends on March 29 will be available for Rajasthan Royals’ first game on March 25 but it will depend on the condition of his elbow. “I am available for all the matches and BCCI has to answer that why I was not allowed to play earlier,” Smith took a dig at the BCCI during a promotional event on Friday. Speaking after the jersey launch ceremony, Smith said that he was looking forward for the tournament. “It is exciting to be back on field and I am looking forward to the tournament,” he said during an announcement. With his international ban set to end on March 29, Smith will be eyeing good IPL in order to make it to the World Cup squad.
Rabat- The Meridian International Center and Gallup released a new U.S.-Global Leadership Project this week, which found that the U.S. Leadership approval rating lost 15 points in Morocco in 2013.It seems like Moroccans’ opinions on US leadership fluctuate from year to year. Although Moroccan approval of US global leadership decreased in 2013, it is still the highest of any Arab country after Mauritania.The project, which included 160 countries, found that U.S approval leadership rating in Morocco has lost 15 points in the last year, from 33% in 2012 to 15% in 2013. Still, “the majority of Moroccans (59%) did not have an opinion about U.S. leadership. Residents of Morocco were, however, nearly twice as likely to disapprove (27%) as approve (15%) of U.S. leadership,” the survey said.Notably, after the White House’s leadership popularity in Morocco lost only 3 points from 2009 to 2010, regaining5 points in 2011, support for America’s leadership lost 18 point between 2012-2013 going down from 33 to 15%Morocco’s approval decrease (-15) ranked the kingdom among the ten biggest losses in approval in the world in 2012, alongside South Africa (-16), Nigeria (-17), Ghana (-17), Angola (-20) and Madagascar (-23).According to Gallup and Meridian, U.S. leadership disapproval was 80% in Palestine, 71% in Lebanon, 69% in Yemen, and 47% in Syria.Edited by Jessica Rohan