Category: kjigxtkf

Gobernador Wolf: El Congreso y el USDA deben tomar medidas para ayudar a la seguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19

Gobernador Wolf: El Congreso y el USDA deben tomar medidas para ayudar a la seguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf envió hoy una carta a los miembros de la delegación del Congreso de Pennsylvania que solicita que el Congreso tome medidas legislativas urgentes con el fin de garantizar el acceso al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) a quienes lo necesiten ahora y durante los meses de recuperación que vendrán.El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) recibió una carta similar solicitando reconsiderar las interpretaciones de SNAP hechas por el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS, por sus siglas en inglés) del USDA, que rechazó la solicitud de Pennsylvania de permitir que los estudiantes universitarios se incluyan para el beneficio de su hogar y determinó que la compensación por desempleo pandémico por tiempo limitado se contaría como ingreso, descalificando potencialmente a los hogares que de otro modo habrían calificado para recibir el beneficio.“Muchos residentes de Pennsylvania ahora enfrentan situaciones económicas extremadamente desafiantes debido a la pandemia”, escribió el Gobernador Wolf. “Pennsylvania necesita tener todas las herramientas posibles para apoyar a nuestros ciudadanos más vulnerables. Es por eso que exhortamos al Congreso a tomar medidas rápidas para garantizar el acceso al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) para que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan suficientes alimentos durante toda la crisis de COVID-19. Apreciamos que el Congreso y el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) hayan brindado cierta flexibilidad para el SNAP, pero es necesario hacer más para ayudar a los residentes de Pennsylvania a hacer frente las difíciles semanas que vendrán”.La Administración Wolf ha presentado numerosas exenciones relacionadas con el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) para Pennsylvania al Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS). A Pennsylvania se le ha permitido suspender ciertos requisitos reglamentarios para brindar flexibilidad a la administración del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) del estado y proporcionar asignaciones de emergencia a algunos hogares que actualmente pertenecen al programa.Estas exenciones permiten el acceso más simple al programa y mayores beneficios para las familias que dependen de él. Sin embargo, es necesario hacer más. El Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS) ha negado las exenciones que habrían permitido a Pennsylvania:Permitir que los hogares de bajos ingresos con un alumno que asiste a una institución de educación superior reciban beneficios adicionales del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP). Las normas actuales del SNAP no permiten que los alumnos universitarios se incluyan al momento de determinar el beneficio mensual de SNAP de un grupo familiar. Ahora que los alumnos están en casa, es posible que estas familias no tengan los recursos económicos o de alimentos para apoyar a otros integrantes de la familia que ahora están en casa.Hacer pagos adicionales del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) a todos los hogares inscritos. Anteriormente, Pennsylvania solicitó autorización para efectuar un pago adicional que sea igual al beneficio de un mes para todos los hogares que cuentan con el SNAP. El Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS) interpretó que la Ley Familias Primero de Respuesta al Coronavirus significaba un pago adicional que llevaría a los hogares el máximo beneficio mensual. Sin embargo, esta interpretación significa que los hogares que actualmente reciben el beneficio mensual máximo (40 % de los hogares que pertenecen al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria de Pennsylvania) no recibieran asistencia adicional. La ampliación de los pagos de emergencia ayudaría a trasladar en mayor medida la demanda del sistema alimentario de emergencia a las tiendas de alimentos, lo que resultaría en un apoyo directo a la economía minorista y agrícola de Pennsylvania que enfrenta dificultades.El Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) también ha solicitado aclaraciones respecto de los ajustes operativos necesarios para administrar el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) durante la pandemia. El gobierno federal no ha dado instrucciones a los estados sobre cómo verificar las reducciones de ingresos, en oposición a la pérdida total de empleos, debido a la emergencia de salud a causa de la COVID-19. Esta guía es necesaria para que las solicitudes puedan procesarse como corresponde.La Administración Wolf también solicitó que se permita a Pennsylvania excluir la Compensación por desempleo pandémico del cálculo del beneficio de las subvenciones del SNAP. Esto no se cuenta como ingreso para Medicaid o los programas de Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (TANF, por sus siglas en inglés), sino para el Programa de Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (SNAP). Contar este pago a corto plazo como un pago regular crearía una carga administrativa que podría provocar que se retire a los hogares del SNAP por un período corto y que puedan volver a ser elegibles cuando finalicen los pagos. Esto crearía una confusión innecesaria y la pérdida de beneficios para los hogares que eran elegibles para el SNAP antes de perder su empleo.“El SNAP es el programa de seguridad alimentaria más importante de la nación: proporciona nueve comidas por cada comida que proporciona un banco de alimentos”, dijo la Secretaria del Departamento de Servicios Humanos, Teresa Miller. “Mientras atravesamos este momento difícil, debemos estar seguros de que podemos aprovechar el programa SNAP plenamente para ayudar a los residentes de Pennsylvania a alimentarse a sí mismos y a sus familias. Es crucial que el Congreso y el USDA reconozcan el potencial de SNAP para ayudar a estabilizar tanto a los hogares necesitados como a las tiendas de alimentos y minoristas y apoyar el acceso a SNAP para quienes más lo necesitan”.El DHS continúa procesando solicitudes para el SNAP y alienta a las personas solas y familias que necesitan asistencia a realizar la solicitud en Internet en www.compass.state.pa.us. Las solicitudes de emergencia para el SNAP pueden ser expedidas en cinco días, y todos los residentes de Pennsylvania que se encuentren en una situación financiera difícil debido a los retos económicos de esta pandemia deben presentar una solicitud para saber si son elegibles para recibir asistencia.Los residentes de Pennsylvania que necesitan ayuda para alimentarse a sí mismos o a su familia también pueden encontrar y comunicarse con su banco de alimentos o despensa local a través de Feeding Pennsylvania (Alimentando a Pennsylvania) y de Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania sin hambre) para acceder a los recursos de alimentos en su comunidad.Visite pa.gov para obtener la guía “Responding to COVID-19” (Respuesta a la COVID-19) o la página de Internet dedicada al coronavirus del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19.La guía para los proveedores de DHS relacionada con la COVID-19 está disponible aquí.Vea la carta del Gobernador a la delegación del Congreso en PDF aquí o en Scribd.Vea la carta del Gobernador al Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos en PDF aquí o en Scribd.Ver esta página en inglés. Gobernador Wolf: El Congreso y el USDA deben tomar medidas para ayudar a la seguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19center_img April 28, 2020last_img read more

Ex Billabong head’s controversial mansion sells for record price

Ex Billabong head’s controversial mansion sells for record price

first_img15 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise, sold for $12.45m on June 29, 2020.A mansion that landed former Billabong head Matthew Perrin in jail has sold for a record price, fetching double what his ex flipped it for at the height of the controversy. Meet the newest millionaire suburbs MORE: Own your own island, oyster shucking optional The home sits on Cronin Island on the Gold Coast. The sumptuous property was owned by Mr Perrin’s wife Nicole Bricknell.The stunning seven bedroom waterfront property at 15 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise, has set a record for Cronin Island after selling for a massive $12.45m.The sale price was double what Mr Perrin’s ex-wife Nicole Bricknell sold the home for in January 2012, flicking it for $6.1m three years after he declared bankruptcy. Mr Perrin was jailed after the court found he had falsified documents.Ms Bricknell – who owned the mansion – was under pressure from the Commonwealth Bank, which had attempted to seize the mansion to pay for the massive $13.5m in debt Mr Perrin owed the big four financier. Mr Perrin was jailed for eight years She sold the home to Terry Gavan, a local businessman on the Gold Coast, who waited eight years before landing the mega $12.45m price for the property. The property has a pontoon for a vessel as well as jetskis.The house sits on some of the most prized real estate on the coast, on a large 1,239sq m block on an island where neighbours include some of the richest people in Australasia.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe property was sold by Ryan Ward and Michael Kollosche of Kollosche – Broadbeach.They had listed it on realestate.com.au as a “Bayden Goddard masterpiece”. The garage can take a dozen vehicles.“The vast layout flows over four magnificent light-filled levels accessible by elevator revealing bespoke interiors designed to maximise views and create an effortless indoor/outdoor flow.”Among its charms was a 2000-bottle wine cellar, a 12-car garage, eight bathrooms, a 10m infinity pool and a 12m pontoon with jet ski pontoons as well. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Quarantine reno sells in just 15 minuteslast_img read more

Chance to buy your own chapel in the Gold Coast Hinterland

Chance to buy your own chapel in the Gold Coast Hinterland

first_img“Currently family owned and operated, this property offers endless potential for future growth and is a must see opportunity,” the listing states.“Offering three titles of land spread out over two acres of established gardens, a central location that ensures high exposure and the ideal mix of work and lifestyle opportunity.”The house features an open plan design, six bedrooms and a separate art studio and shed. The chapel at 216 to 226 Cnr Curtis & Long Rd, Tamborine Mountain. Inside the chapel. The house on offer at 216 to 226 Cnr Curtis & Long Rd, Tamborine Mountain. The restaurant. The restaurant can accommodate between 80 and 110 people and has a licensed bar, cold room and commercial kitchen while the chapel has seating for up 60.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe property is on the market with a listing price of $2.45 million through Blake and Fleur Wallis of First National Tamborine Mountain – North Tamborine.“It’s been on the market for a little while but all of a sudden we’ve had a huge amount of inquiry,” Mr Wallis said“The interest we are getting from people is to continue the business the way it is.” Hipsters fall for Coastal cottagecenter_img MORE NEWS: Tammy Hembrow splashes big bucks on Gold Coast mansion Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31YOU could own one of the Gold Coast Hinterland’s most “iconic wedding venues” with a rare Tamborine Mountain property on the market.The three titles on the corner of Curtis and Long roads include a chapel, restaurant and original Queenslander house. 216 to 226 Cnr Curtis & Long Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mr Wallis said the lifestyle the mountain offered as well as the local school had been huge drawcards for potential buyers.“Across the board we are getting a lot of activity (on Tamborine Mountain),” he said.“It seems to be younger families from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.”last_img read more

Attendance records set at 2018 Indiana State Fair

Attendance records set at 2018 Indiana State Fair

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The 2018 Indiana State Fair, themed STEP RIGHT UP! to the Greatest 17 Days of Summer, drew 860,131 fairgoers over its 17-day run, August 3-19. The fair attracted a record number of fairgoers on its second $2 Tuesday promotional day by bringing in more than 91,000 guests through its gates, making it the highest attended weekday in fair history. Perfect weather in the middle of the fair lead to the second highest attended five-day stretch in fair history.“The STEP RIGHT UP to the Greatest 17 Days of Summer theme provided a wonderful opportunity to highlight Indiana’s unique circus history and promote it to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers,” says Cindy Hoye, executive director of the Indiana State Fair Commission. “Despite several hot and rainy days, we once again delivered an incredible fair experience that delighted our guests.”The addition of a free, custom-programmed Big Top Circus with world-renowned performers added tremendous value for fairgoers. The single ring circus, which seated 1,600 people, was offered three times a day and drew 80,000 fairgoers over the course of the fair.The 2019 Indiana State Fair will be held August 2-18.last_img read more

Joshua, Fury fight in 2021 suffers set back

Joshua, Fury fight in 2021 suffers set back

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Dillian Whyte to face Povetkin in November rematch Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua may have to wait for his shot at Tyson Fury after the WBO insisted they will force him to face his mandatory challenger first.Joshua and Fury have agreed terms on a deal to fight twice in 2021 in order to establish the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis 20 years ago. But there are several hurdles remaining before they can touch gloves with Fury due to face Deontay Wilder this winter and Joshua preparing for his clash with Kubrat Pulev.Should Fury win his trilogy clash with Wilder he could then be forced to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte early next year.And the WBO are ready to insist Joshua takes on the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s fight with Dereck Chisora.The organisation’s president Paco Valcarcel tweeted: “Love to see WBO unified champion Anthony Joshua fighting WBO former and current WBC champion Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, but WBO mandatory should be next.”Usyk, who was the undisputed cruiserweight world champion before he moved up a division last year, was due to face Chisora in May but the fight has been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis. It is still expected to take place this year but the rivals are set to wait for crowds to return to venues before finalising the bout.And the Ukrainian’s promoter has no plans to ask his fighter to then step aside to allow Joshua and Fury to meet.“Usyk [claimed] his highest achievement at cruiserweight in order to obtain the mandatory position at heavyweight,” Alexander Krassyuk told Boxing Scene. “And as his promoter, the fairest thing I can do for him is ensure that his sacrifice has not been made in vain.“We must deliver the heavyweight championship fight for Usyk as fast as possible and we will stand our ground.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderDillian WhyteKubrat PulevWBOlast_img read more

Man U, Liverpool tempt Osimhen

Man U, Liverpool tempt Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Premier League giants, Manchester United and Liverpool, have made a late attempt to contact the agent of Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, ahead of his potential move to Napoli, according to reports in Italy.Osimhen had previously been described as a “priority” target for Manchester United, but those rumours have faded in recent month. Reports in Italy claimed that Manchester United called Osimhen’s new agent “hours ago” to find out how far along his deal with Napoli was.It is expected that a €50 million+ transfer to Napoli will be completed soon, despite his agent preferring to strike a deal with a Premier League club.Meanwhile, Premier League champions Liverpool has also shown interest in the Nigerian international.The 21-year-old has been a revelation for the French side, scoring 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 matches in 2019/20, and the Neapolitans were preparing an €81 million deal for him, but both clubs have not been able to find an agreement.Sportitalia reported that the agent of Osimhen is taking the time to speak to English giants Liverpool and Manchester about the Nigerian striker and the Reds are the most likely to make Lille an offer. Napoli is looking for another striker to bolster the attack with Polish international Arkadiusz Milik being linked with a move to either Juventus or AC Milan, while they already purchased Andrea Petagna from SPAL in January.Tags: LiverpoolManchester UnitedVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Ellsworth basketball teams sweep Orono to cap 5-game home stands

Ellsworth basketball teams sweep Orono to cap 5-game home stands

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio ELLSWORTH — As the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team dribbled the final seconds of 2018 off the clock, a chant from the Ellsworth student section said it all.Leading by 10 points in the dying moments of Monday’s encounter against Orono, the home team and its fans were in a celebratory mood as it closed out the second game of a doubleheader against the Red Riots. Clinching the second of two wins, shouts of “This is our House!” echoed throughout Katsiaficas Gymnasium.“We want to protect our home floor,” senior Devin Grindle said. “Nobody is going to come in here and have an easy time against us.”As the visitors learned firsthand, the Eagles’ defense of their home floor is something they do quite well. With a new calendar year now upon them, both the boys’ and girls’ squads are positioned as Class B North contenders following their home success in the old.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ basketball teams came back from early deficits Monday to earn New Year’s Eve victories over visiting Orono at Ellsworth High School. The girls’ team’s 51-45 win and boys’ team’s 46-36 triumph capped off strong home stands for both Ellsworth teams, which are now a combined 9-1 since Dec. 14.Ellsworth’s Sara Shea possesses the ball as Orono’s Alyssa LaBelle defends during the second half of a high school girls’ basketball game Dec. 31 at Ellsworth High School. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLIn the opening game, the Ellsworth girls fell into a 6-0 hole to the visiting Red Riots before a Trinity Montigny 3-pointer put the Eagles on the board. Yet Orono (2-5) would continue to make matters difficult for Ellsworth, which trailed by as many as nine points as it dealt with early foul trouble and struggled against the size of Riots forward Ellie Sockabasin.Orono could not extend its lead, though, and the Eagles (6-1) fought their way back to cut their deficit to 25-24 at halftime. Ellsworth then took its first lead when it went ahead 29-27 with 5 minutes, 33 seconds left in the second half, and the team maintained its advantage for good with key baskets from Samantha Carter and Sara Shea in the third quarter and an eight-point effort from Montigny in the fourth.Montigny and Carter led Ellsworth in scoring with 18 and 13 points, respectively. The Eagles also got a strong defensive effort from their tallest player, forward Autumn Paul, who secured six rebounds after coming off the bench to guard Sockabasin in the post.“The thing about our depth is that any one of our players can be the first one off the bench or the fifth based on what we need in any situation,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “Against bigger teams like Orono today and Caribou, [Autumn] takes a lot of pressure off the other players with her rebounding and defense because of her size.”The win was the fifth in a row for the Eagles, who had earned home victories against Belfast, Presque Isle and Caribou in previous games over the school’s winter break after a blowout win against George Stevens Academy on Dec. 15. Beating Presque Isle was a particularly important achievement for an Ellsworth girls’ team that had not beaten the Wildcats in Pooler’s eight-year tenure as head coach.“That was a long time coming,” Pooler said. “For a program like ours that’s been building something for all these years, it was a good feeling to beat a top-level program like that and go to the locker room afterward and say, ‘Finally.’”In the boys’ game, junior Jackson Curtis scored the first 13 points for Ellsworth in an opening half that was riddled by turnovers. With the two teams exchanging leads throughout a tight contest, the Eagles (5-2) held a 21-20 edge through the first 16 minutes.Ellsworth’s Jackson Curtis drives to the basket during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game against Orono on Dec. 31 at Ellsworth High School. Curtis scored a game-high 26 points for the Eagles, who avenged their season-opening loss to the Red Riots with a 46-36 victory. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLAfter a neck-and-neck third quarter, Ellsworth went up five points to start the fourth with a Connor Crawford basket before stretching it to 38-28 with a Curtis 3-pointer and Devin Grindle layup. Although the Red Riots (4-3) cut the Eagles’ advantage to four points in the final two minutes, the home team responded with another run of its own to avenge its season-opening loss in Orono.Curtis finished with 26 points for Ellsworth, which also received eight from Grindle. Grindle’s defense against Orono’s Connor Robertson, the Big East Conference’s fourth-leading scorer at nearly 20 points per game, was also a significant factor in the victory.“Devin did a terrific job guarding him, and then Norman came in off the bench and did a good job as well,” Ellsworth head coach Peter Austin said of his players’ defense against Robertson, who scored just 13 points. “He [Robertson] is just one of those players who can go off at any time, and we needed to be on top of him every time he was on the floor.”The win catapulted Ellsworth to fourth place in the Class B North standings. The Eagles are currently positioned behind Hermon, Mount Desert Island and Caribou, the latter of which beat the Eagles 70-56 on Friday to hand them their only home loss of the campaign.“We knew the winner of this game would go top four, and that was just extra motivation for us,” Grindle said. “I think we were also motivated to come back from the Caribou game and show we could play better defense.”The Ellsworth boys’ next game will be on the road against Hermon at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The Eagles will then travel to Washington Academy and MDI at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, and next Thursday, Jan. 10, before closing out their road stretch against Belfast at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, Jan. 12.“We’re going to have to play really, really well to get some more wins,” Austin said. “This is getting into the meat of the schedule, and all of the games are on the road.”The girls’ team will go for its sixth straight win when it plays on the road against Washington Academy at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The Eagles will face Hermon at 1 p.m. Saturday and MDI at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, before taking on Belfast at 1 p.m. Jan. 12.last_img read more

Dottin helps Heat down Strikers in Big Bash

Dottin helps Heat down Strikers in Big Bash

first_imgCMC – WEST INDIES all-rounder Deandra Dottin made telling strikes to help Brisbane Heat to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers, in the Women’s Big Bash League on Friday.Sent in at the Adelaide Oval, Strikers stumbled to 113 for six off their 20 overs, with Bridget Patterson top-scoring with 32 and Tabatha Seville getting 32 not out.Strikers were tottering at 49 for five in the 11th over after medium pacer Dottin knocked over Tahlia McGrath (15) and Sophie Devine (13) in successive overs.However, Patterson and Seville then rescued the innings in a crucial 64-run, sixth wicket stand.Dottin was the best bowler, finishing with two for 13 from her three overs.In reply, opener Beth Mooney smashed 86 not out from 57 balls as Heat sped to their target with four overs to spare.Mooney cracked 10 fours and a six, putting on 56 for the first wicket with captain Kirby Short (18) and a further 58 in an unbroken second wicket stand with 18-year-old Laura Wolvaardt who was unbeaten on nine.last_img read more

Broncos get practice for opener in empty stadium scrimmage

Broncos get practice for opener in empty stadium scrimmage

first_img Associated Press August 29, 2020 Two starters got hurt in the scrimmage on a misty afternoon: linebacker Bradley Chubb and guard Graham Glasgow, the Broncos’ marquee free agent signing.Glasgow hurt his right ankle on the opening series and limped off. Coach Vic Fangio said he had no update on the severity of the injury. Chubb tweaked his surgically repaired left knee shortly afterward and the medical staff removed his knee brace. He walked around the bench and returned to the sideline with a wrap on his knee after halftime.“Bradley just didn’t feel right out there, so precautionary, we took him out,” Fangio said.Denver Mayor Michael Hancock addressed the team afterward, thanking them for their community work. The Broncos canceled practice Thursday to discuss ways they could help the community in light of the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, followed the police shooting of a Black man and a white teenager gunning down three potestors. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos got a taste Saturday of what their season opener will be like when they scrimmaged at an empty Empower Field with crowd noise piped in.“Yeah, it was really weird, without a doubt,” quarterback Drew Lock said. “It sounds like there’s fans here and you look up and there’s no one behind anyone on the sideline.”The Broncos cranked up the noise when their starting offensive and defensive units were squaring off, so there was one time when Lock had to cover the ear holes on his helmet to hear the play call, just like he has to at Arrowhead Stadium. Broncos get practice for opener in empty stadium scrimmage “We’d rather have real fans there obviously, but it’s something we have to adjust to,” Lock said. “I know we’re going to come back and do a night practice here and simulate Monday night, so we’ve just got to keep … getting used to the crowd noise, maybe play it at practice and just keep figuring that out.”About half of the NFL’s teams aren’t allowing any spectators on opening weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic but are planning to pipe in noise to simulate a crowd. Saturday’s scrimmage on a cloudy and misty afternoon provided a sort of dress rehearsal, one that was especially important given that the entire preseason was wiped out by the pandemic. Aside from the artificial crowd cheers, the only sounds in the stadium other than whistles and shouting on the field were the public address announcer calling out down and distance and some music tracks starting with Ozzy Ozbourne’s “Crazy Train.”“When you start running around, you don’t really pay attention to it,” linebacker Von Miller said. “It’s different. It’s definitely different. It’s definitely not the same as having all the fans in there and having all of Broncos Country in there. But the crowd noise, it does the job.”Denver’s defense recorded four interceptions and the starting offense continually stalled, forcing Brandon McManus to kick several field goals. Fangio said he’ll have another scrimmage at the stadium, next time at night, as the Broncos get ready for their opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, Sept. 14.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Boeheim passes Bob Knight for 2nd on all-time wins list with 903rd career victory

Boeheim passes Bob Knight for 2nd on all-time wins list with 903rd career victory

first_img Related Stories Boeheim discusses reaching 903 winsGallery: Syracuse beats Rutgers 78-53, Boeheim earns 903rd career winOH, WHAT A KNIGHT: Syracuse surges past Rutgers with 21-0 1st-half run, Boeheim moves ahead of Bob Knight with 903rd career win Jim Boeheim watched Bob Knight roam the sidelines as an opposing head coach when Boeheim was merely a Syracuse assistant coach and Knight the head coach of Army.Four decades later, Boeheim stood at the podium after winning his 903rd career game, one more than “The General,” as Knight was known, won in his years at Army, Indiana and Texas Tech.“He’s always given a lot to the game and we’ve been friends over the years, I think,” Boeheim said. “Never quite sure with Coach Knight.”Boeheim said Knight wrote him a letter in 2003 when Boeheim won his first national championship. And while Boeheim is not one to put much stock in win totals and record books, he took a softer tone while discussing his recent milestones after Syracuse’s 78-53 win over Rutgers in the Carrier Dome Wednesday.Boeheim discounted what the number of wins one coach has means, but said he appreciated all of the kind words he has received from former players, colleagues and opponents. In less than a month, he became the third Division-I men’s basketball head coach to reach 900 wins, then passed the coach who did it first, Knight.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse head coach said he’s received congratulatory notes and calls from many people in the last few weeks, and some of the most notable were opponents he respects. Chris Mullin, who Boeheim discussed as being perhaps the best player in Big East history, and Butler head coach Brad Stevens have both congratulated Boeheim.Stevens thanked Boeheim for his contributions to the game in addition to congratulating him on his win.“If a young coach thinks that, then I’m really happy,” said Boeheim, who lost to Stevens in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. “That meant a lot to me.”Brandon Triche, who has started every game he has played for Boeheim in the last three-plus years, did not downplay Boeheim’s milestone, but did not play it up as that important, either.“I think what would be more important is us winning a national championship,” Triche said. “I think he’d go off smoothly with that.” Comments Published on January 3, 2013 at 12:15 am Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more