A nondescript Manlius road helped fuel Syracuse’s rise to national prominence

first_img Published on September 19, 2017 at 12:13 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Heartbreak Hill divided the team more than anything had on this run. The once-unified running blob stretched like taffy along the course’s frequent hills until Heartbreak, a steep, approximately quarter-mile climb, pulled it completely apart. It left the 13 runners divvied into smaller pockets of two to three, each with sweat beading on his face and chest.“You can’t fake this road,” Syracuse head coach Chris Fox had said earlier. “Guys who can run here can really run.”About a half-hour earlier, Fox had assembled his team about eight miles southeast of campus, midway up the first hill just south of the intersection of East Seneca Turnpike and Sweet Road in Manlius. The Orange men and women run Sweet Road about five times per season, though never together.“If you’re not in the right frame of mind, get in it,” Fox told his runners, arms folded across his chest. “This is important. It’s how we get to where we get.”By “how we get to where we get,” Fox meant Sweet Road plays a crucial role in Syracuse remaining an elite-level program. That is impressed upon each runner with the locker-room mural depicting stretches of the road alongside photos of SU’s 2015 men’s NCAA title celebration. Engraved on those championship rings, just below the runner’s name: “SWEET ROAD.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe runners had mostly regrouped every mile or so, as coaches instructed, for the first Sweet Road workout of the season. It was late in the afternoon, not as hot as the past few days, but still warm for mid-September. Then, about four miles into Syracuse’s workout, just before they passed Palladino & Carley Farms, seniors Colin Bennie, Justyn Knight and Philo Germano widened the gap. The trio, likely Syracuse’s top three runners this season, remained in near-synchronized stride and formation for the next half-mile, until even they needed water.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorBennie flicked his right hand out as assistant coach Adam Smith drove by in one of the two large, white Chevrolet Expresses rented from SU Athletics. Smith pulled over, popped out of the driver seat and flung open the van’s rear doors to reveal two coolers, one water, one Gatorade. Before the runners drank, Smith corralled Bennie to the right side of the van and pointed back at the second pack of runners.“You should be ahead of (him) the whole time,” Smith said.Bennie nodded.“It’s a good Litmus test,” associate head coach Brien Bell said later of Sweet Road. “And the kids know. If you run Sweet Road consistently, you race consistently. If you run it inconsistently, you race inconsistently. You can get a little exposed here.”Bell was the one who found Sweet Road. As he drove along the road once, he thought it’d be a good location to run. Running coaches often think like this while driving, Fox said. Sweet Road is the only concrete surface SU currently trains on, Bell said, but the steepness mitigates the impact on the runner’s legs.That day had been long for Syracuse — runners estimated they would finish the day at about 16 to 17 miles total, after a taxing week — so Fox outlined a lighter workload.“Eight, eight, six, six,” Fox told Knight, Bennie and Germano, meaning each would run eight minutes hard, then jog for 90 seconds. Then another eight minutes hard followed by another 90-second jog. Then six … and so on. Fox assigned each grouping of runners their own four times and instructed them all to work off the lead group’s rest. The team had run about two miles to get here as a warm-up and, waiting to start, a few rubbed down their legs or duck-walked or jogged back-and-forth on the road’s shoulder. Then, Fox sent the runners and, for a moment, the coaches watched. The hardest part of the course, Fox said, was about the first 15 minutes, because it is “straight up.”“Slow down!” Fox shouted after his runners.“They looked antsy,” Smith said.Then, the coaches hustled to their vehicles and set off in a caravan of two Chevy Expresses and Bell’s car.At each mile, Smith pulled over to the right shoulder, jumped out of the van every 1600 meters to spray the distance with orange paint. Just beyond each of Smith’s counters were worn, orange mile-markers. The week had been hard and the runners seemed to be feeling that, coaches said. Smith, Bell and Sean Hopkins, a new volunteer assistant coach, “Let’s go!”-ed each runner as they passed. They were impressed with redshirt freshman Dominic Hockenbury, who later said his strategy was: “Look at Justyn’s back and forget what you’re doing.”Some time between when Fox and Bell joined SU in the 2005 season, respectively, the team started using Sweet Road to supplement the training it did in the hilly, nearby town of Tully. The more SU used it, the more they liked it. The road’s wide shoulders allowed runners plenty of room and, because it is a public road, coaches knew it would be plowed shortly after the snow stopped falling.In 2009-10, the team ran Sweet Road on about 25 to 50 percent of its hardest workouts, Bell estimated, but by 2013-14 the split widened to about 90-10, Sweet Road. Now, they don’t go anywhere else for hard days. That’s what happens when you win a national championship, coaches and players joked.Paul Schlesinger | Asst. Photo EditorClose to Mile 3, Smith called to one runner, “Hey, you good?”“Legs are flat,” the runner sighed.“That’s OK, find somebody to run with,” Smith said. “You’re good!”The further the run went, the more technical the encouragement became. Keep those hips steady, coaches said, and relax those shoulders. After breaking for water around four-and-a-half miles, the rest of the course melted away and, suddenly, they were turning left off Sweet Road onto Academy Street, to meet where they always have, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.The runners mill around and commiserate for a few moments before cooling down by running in the field behind the Pompey Hill Fire Department or a short way down the road to Pratts Falls. Fox hopped in one of the vans and, whistling to himself, piloted toward the falls.“In the great book of Sweet Road,” he said, “this was a piss-poor one. There were shiny things, but also crappy things.” He pointed out Hockenbury’s day as a shiny thing.“Overall,” Fox added, “Coach Fox gives that a C-minus.”After the debrief, when Fox delivered a similar assessment to his team, the team broke apart the large circle it formed in front of the Pratts Falls entrance. As the runners clambered back into the vans, one of them said, “Well, at least we’re done.”Several teammates nodded. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jamaica defeat Pakistan by 29 runs in Lauderhill T20

first_imgJamaica took a step closer to a semi-final berth with a convincing win against Pakistan in game 7 of the 2017 City of Lauderhill Int’l T20 Night Cricket Tournament at the Lauderhill Sports Park last Saturday.The Jamaicans won the toss of the coin, elected to bat and piled up 257 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs.  The Jamaican total was built on the back of Sherwyn Powell’s blistering 107 from 56 balls including seven fours and eight sixes. Powell and former Jamaica and West Indies player Danza Hyatt shared a 145-run second wicket partnership with Hyatt slamming 71 laced with two fours and seven sixes.Sheldon Ervin and Ken Wright ended on 25 and 19 not out respectively.Bowling for Pakistan, Z. Tiskan grabbed 2 for 43 and Usman Malik 1 for 40.In reply, Pakistan, led by a swashbuckling ton from in-form batsman Syed Hassan, ended on 228 for 3 in 20 overs. Hassan smashed 119 not out from 46 balls including nine fours and 11 bludgeoning sixes. S. Shrema scored 51 and provided valuable assistance to Hassan, whilst M. Azhar chipped in with 24.Bowling for Jamaica, Elvis Watson bagged 2 for 34 and G. Wallace 1 for 22.The tournament continues on Saturday, March 25, with Pakistan bowling off against Combined Islands, followed by Trinidad & Tobago versus India.All matches are played at the Lauderhill Sports Park, 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill.last_img read more

Bayern boss Hoeness officially charged with tax evasion

first_imgBayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been formally charged with tax evasion by German prosecutors today. The high profile tax evasion case that has become a political football in Germany in election year, is refusing to be settled quietly. A statement by the Superior Court in Munich said that the decision on whether to go to trial will take place at the end of September. Hoeness’ legal advisors had asked for a month to respond to the charges.“Due to the volume of the investigation files as well as the fact that a defence request to delay answering to the charges for one month was granted, a decision of the court on starting a trial is not to be expected before the end of September 2013,” court spokeswoman Andrea Titz said in the statement.The statement said that no further details on the proceedings would be provided before the court takes its decision.Hoeness (61) was arrested by police in March during a search of his home and was released on bail of €5m. He had failed to declare a Swiss bank account to the German tax authorities and although the amount of money in the Swiss account has not been released, or the amount of tax believed to be owed, reports are that Hoeness has already paid at least €3.2m in back taxes voluntarily.Hoeness offered to stand down from his position at Bayern for the period of the investigation, and any subsequent legal action that may arise. The Bayern board rejected the offer. Hoeness owns a successful sausage company, as well as fulfilling his football commitments.The case has caused much controversy in Germany as opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel (a friend of Hoeness) have used it to accuse her of being weak on the issue of tax evasion by wealthy Germans. Merkel said she was “disappointed” in Hoeness’ alleged conduct.last_img read more

Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill understands the Cubs’ long wait

first_imgCHICAGO >> When Rich Hill made his major league debut on June 15, 2005 at Wrigley Field, it had been 35,308 days since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series.As much as anyone in the Dodgers’ dugout Saturday, Hill understood the significance of the Cubs playing for a championship.“Every year it’s a sense urgency,” Hill said. “That’s the way it should be with every club. Every single day you go out there, you should have this sense of urgency in anything that you do. “You want to make the most of your time that you have. We all have the same clock every single day. Nobody gets any more time, nobody gets any less time. Just all depends on how you want to utilize that time and be as useful in that time that we have.” Roberts did not talk to Andrew Toles, who walked into the visitors’ clubhouse at Wrigley Field to find his name in the leadoff spot for the first time in his brief major league career. Toles said he was not surprised.“I’ve been swinging it pretty good,” he said. “I feel good. My mechanics are pretty good, came a long way. The more at-bats, the better.”Toles entered Game 6 with five hits, including two doubles, and one walk in 10 NLCS at-bats. He was averaging fewer pitches per plate appearance than Utley (4.03 compared to 3.70), but the Dodgers were not looking for him to drive up Hendricks’ pitch count.“Bob (Geren, the Dodgers’ bench coach) told me, ‘Be yourself, man, don’t do anything different. Just be you.’ I wasn’t going to try to change anything anyways,” Toles said.Sure enough, Toles swung at the first pitch he saw from Hendricks in the first inning. It dropped into right field for a single.As for Utley, Roberts didn’t consider giving him a day off in favor of Howie Kendrick.“I wanted to give (Utley) a different visual and I wanted to keep his defense behind Clayton,” Roberts said. “I didn’t want to give up that dynamic at all. But I felt strongly about getting Tolesy at the top of the order.”Quick hitsCubs pitcher Jon Lester and infielder Javier Baez split the series’ Most Valuable Player Award. … It was the second time the MVP award has been split and the first time since 1990, when Cincinnati Reds pitchers Rob Dibble and Randy Myers both earned the honor. … Former Dodgers manager Joe Torre, now MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, presented a trophy to the Cubs for winning the series. … According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no team among the four major North American sports leagues has gone longer between championship game/series appearances than the Cubs, whose last World Series appearance was in 1945. … The 174 combined years between the Cubs’ and Cleveland Indians’ championship droughts is the largest in World Series history, per Elias. … Justin Turner’s streak of reaching base in postseason games ended at 15, a franchise record. Hill said he felt fortunate to begin his career in a large market. He’s also played for the Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers in parts of 12 major league seasons.“When I think back to Boston, they have very passionate, dedicated fans,” he said. “Here in Chicago they have very passionate, dedicated fans. L.A. — it’s everywhere. But, yeah, sure, here in Chicago, there’s, obviously, that something that hasn’t happened in a long time.”Lineup shuffleIt had been 10 days since Chase Utley’s last hit when the Dodgers arrived at O’Hare International Airport on Friday. Utley, 37, had led off every postseason game started by a right-handed pitcher. Another righty, Kyle Hendricks, was due to start Game 6 of the National League Championship Series for the Chicago Cubs. Sometime after the wheels of the Dodgers’ team plane lifted off the ground, Roberts thought it might be time for a change. He talked to Utley, who apparently was on board with the idea of batting eighth on Saturday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Nick Young’s life — Swaggy P to ‘Uncle P’ — has followed an interesting trajectory

first_imgIt did nothing to prepare him for life with the Lakers.Smiling through misery“I became the bad guy over the last two years,” Young said one day in October after the Lakers wrapped up practice. “That’s something I’ve never been. I’ve been the good dude.”Right now, all is well in the world of the Lakers starting shooting guard. He is averaging 14.7 points, knocking down 36.7 percent of his 3-point attempts and, get this, has frequently been touted by Lakers coach Luke Walton as the team’s best perimeter defender.“This is most definitely a redemption year,” Young said. “That’s why I’ve been working so hard, I believe in myself, believe that I’ve got talent. There were just certain situations that made me take steps backwards.”Where to begin?After a career year in 2013-14, in which he averaged a career-high 17.9 points per game Young, now 31, signed a four-year, $21 million contract that promised to keep him in his hometown and with the team he grew up rooting for through 2018.If only it was that easy.“It’s my fourth year and I was supposed to be gone a long time ago,” he said.He assumed he would be playing overseas by now. All summer, that’s what he heard. That he would be traded or released and probably end up in China. He can joke about it now, but over the past two seasons under former Lakers coach Byron Scott, his productivity and opportunity nosedived.Despite a glowing spread in Sports Illustrated in January 2015 that dubbed him “the man behind the swag,” Young became the goofy face of the Lakers’ downward spiral. In each of his first three seasons, the Lakers set a new franchise record for losses.“They was just putting everything on me,” Young said. “That’s why this was the big summer for me. I heard the worst.”His engagement to Australian hip hop star Iggy Azalea was called off in the summer, three months after a leaked video, recorded by teammate D’Angelo Russell, caught Young discussing intimate relationships with women other than Azalea.One of the NBA’s most ebullient personalities had been muted. He felt that he’d become a whipping boy for Scott. His influence on young players such as Russell and Jordan Clarkson was questioned. On the court, he took a backseat to Lou Williams, a 2015 free agent arrival whose game mirrored Young’s. He became acquainted with the bench, which Young says was the greatest indignity of them all.“When you see Nick smiling all the time, you think that’s a smile of joy,” Young’s father, Charles, said. “He ain’t happy all the time he’s smiling. It’s what’s behind the smile.”It was, in fact, a miserable year for Swaggy P.“You can’t get no lower than that except death,” Terrell Young said.Eliminate distractionsWhen Luke Walton arrived as Scott’s successor in the summer, he didn’t know what to expect from Young. Walton knew about the Russell video, and the divide it created in the Lakers locker room. He also had seen Young play over the previous decade, and believed he would be an ideal fit for his up-tempo offense.But where was he? While other players were practicing daily at the Lakers facility, Young rarely came in.“I didn’t know if he was training or if he was just in the ‘I’m not going to be there anyway’ type of mode,” Walton said.Young was training, actually. Two weeks after the conclusion of a 17-win Lakers season, Young returned to the gym with Terrell, a former center at Biola University. They worked out as often as three times a day, either at a sports complex in Calabasas or the nearby Shepherd of the Hills Church.“It has always upset me that people have a misperception of Nick,” said Mark Bartelstein, Young’s longtime agent. “He is actually an unbelievably hard worker who takes tremendous pride in his game.”Walton and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak stayed in contact with Bartelstein and their message was clear: Young needed to eliminate the distractions if he wanted to remain a Laker.“We made a decision this summer … let’s not give anybody something to talk about other than his game because that’s what has always been most important to him,” Bartelstein said.The organization faced an Aug. 31 deadline to cut its losses, waive Young and pay out the $11.1 million remaining on his contract evenly over five seasons.Young sweated that deadline until it passed.“Of course it humbled me,” he said. “I told myself I’m just going to go out there and play my heart out this year. I don’t want to hear all the rumors. Just go out there and dive on floors, and just be Dennis Rodman if I had to this year.”New beginningCharles Young spoke loudly to combat the crowd that filled his living room to watch Young start against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. Charles blames Scott for the sharp negative turn in his son’s career.With a new coach on board, he recognized the opportunity before his son, but knew it was tenuous.“They already don’t want you there,” he said he told Nick, “so don’t give them no other reason to not want you there.”Before training camp, the video with Russell lingered. Even though Young and Russell said they could coexist, many had their doubts. Charles Young cries hypocrisy on that subject.“Donald Trump (said) the same thing Nick did and he became President of the United States,” he said. “Nick told his boy something in confidence and they wanted to trade him. Everybody said he shouldn’t even be in the league.”Walton intentionally did not make a big deal about Russell and Young coexisting in the locker room, but said “we were going to keep an eye on it.”Today, they comprise the Lakers starting backcourt.After the first day of training camp, Walton thought Young seemed somewhat distant, so he pulled him aside. He told him, “We don’t have judgments on anyone here. So if you come in and you work and you buy into what we’re doing, you can earn playing time on this team.”For the first time in years, Young felt empowered.It was a reversal from the feelings that tugged at him all summer.“I felt like it was over here for sure,” he said. “Felt like it was over here and I was going to get bought out and have to prove myself all over again. But I am still proving myself and I still got a ways to go.”Said Charles Young: “All Nick needed was a chance; a coach to believe in him.”Young continues to live in the Tarzana home he once shared with Azalea and works to grow his own clothing label: “Most Hated Player.” He has semi-seriously retired the moniker Swaggy P and now jokes that the young Lakers should call him “Uncle P.”In a recent home game against Dallas, Young scored the Lakers’ first 13 points. Two nights later, in a dizzying fourth-quarter sequence against the Kings, he grabbed a rebound and went coast-to-coast for a layup, then, back on defense, poked the ball loose from All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins and sprinted back in time to swish a 3-pointer.The Kings called timeout and Young did not run to the bench. He skipped.“There were some real low points,” Bartelstein said. “That’s why I get so much joy out of seeing him so happy now. It’s real. He’s not just putting on the smile. He’s having the time of his life.”Nick Young has fallen. He knows where the bottom is because it nearly broke him.“I don’t want to end my career the way it almost ended,” he said, “being forced out of the league. I want to go out when I can’t move my legs no more.” “He was a very difficult child,” Mae Young said, “because he was constantly bruised and cut and scraped up.”Scared that Nick would eventually do real harm to himself, Mae enrolled him in gymnastics, where he could hone his stunt skills.“He’d come home trying to put on shows,” his older brother, Terrell, said, “show people what he’d learned. Then the next thing you know the rest of his friends would try to do it. It would be funny, a bunch of kids trying to take fake punches and (do) flips.”Stunt men, however, know only how to fall from buildings, not from grace.While Nick practiced the art of resilience, how to pop right up and smile through pain, his hobby offered no lessons in what to do when a gentle landing was not guaranteed, nor how to dodge blows he never saw coming. Before a superstar girlfriend made him tabloid royalty and before a video leak made him a pariah; before one coach sent him to the bench and a new one rescued him from it; before he was Swaggy P or could even dunk, Nicholas Young wanted to be in the movies.Specifically, he yearned for a life as a Hollywood stunt man.His mother, Mae, took Nick and his brothers to Universal Studios and the future Lakers guard became enamored with the anonymous role players who ran through fire and fought with swords and scaled walls without suffering a scratch.At home, Nick jumped off the roof of the garage and the family’s Culver City apartment. He built ramps in the street to perform bicycle tricks.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Šetkić in Quarterfinals of ITF Tournament in Antalya

first_imgThe B&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić qualified for the quarterfinals of the ITF Futures Tournament in Antalya, which is worth 10.000 dollars.The B&H member for the Davis Cup, who is the leader in the tournament, beat Adam Sanjurjo Hermida from Spain with 6:4, 7:5 in the second round.Šetkić will paly against Artem Smirnov from Russia for qualifying to the quarterfinals.(Source: Fena)last_img

Sunday blog: Talking Syria decision, Vandenburg, Wellington football, and Elway

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sept. 8, 2013… 2. Vandenburg.I remember my wife to be and myself driving down Vandenburg Street for the first time when looking at moving to Wellington and making the obligatory “car lost in the pot hole” joke — something that has probably been uttered 5,383,754 times by different people.Vandenburg looking south to Pizza Hut intersection.It’s 21 years later, and that joke is now history and reserved for other places like H Street and Westurban roads (any progress on that issue boys??).As Wellington City Council member Jim Valentine said at last week’s city council meeting “Vandenburg sure feels smooth on the feet. I can’t imagine how it will feel in a car.”It’s going to be a sweet road. The great thing about it is it comes at a cheap price to the community of Wellington, as the Wellington City Management did a good job of procuring a Kansas Department of Transportation Grant that calls for 90 percent state funding.Vandenburg, scheduled for completion on Nov. 1, is huge for Wellington. Once completed it needs to be designated a U.S. 81 bypass highway.The road has always been well traveled in its pot-hole glory. Imagine what kind of traffic it will generate when it re-opens. It should be a key selling point on the economic development front – convincing those who need to get their wares in and out of town as quickly as possible. Other roads such as A Street and the roundabout will not receive as much wear and tear with Vandenburg’s reopening.Thumbs up to the city and state officials with getting this project completed. It was long overdue. 5. Shout out of the week (Chief fans should stop reading now). This week’s shout out goes to John Elway (hey it’s my column). Elway is the gift who keeps giving for Denver Broncos fanatics worldwide.John ElwayIn 1983, when he was traded for from the Baltimore Colts, he immediately brought a sense of excitement to the state of Colorado that has never been surpassed.He then took the Broncos to five Super Bowls, winning two of them.But after becoming the first Bronco to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he continues to keep giving in his second stage of his life as the general manager of the team.Elway brought Denver Peyton Manning. If you watched the game Thursday night you realized what a nice thing that was for him to do.Football is back and the Broncos Orange are in full force. What a great time to be alive. 1. Obama and Syria.Obama is expected to address the U.S. Senator this week seeking permission to use limited military force in a civil war in Syria.President ObamaI’ll give Obama credit. He is doing all the right things diplomatically on Capital Hill. Recklessness is not a trademark of this administration.But what is our American interest by involving ourselves in this war? Yes, the atrocities of chemical weapons are real. But in the end, will it benefit the U.S. to stabilize this country? American foreign policy for a Century has been to eradicate the Commies in places they don’t need to be and to make sure the Middle East doesn’t fall into the hands of some wacko who won’t let us have any oil and blows up Israel.One can argue that the U.S. should have never gotten involved in a war with Iraq. But if you remember a decade ago, there was genuine fear that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and he could easily used it on Israel. That fear alone for a genuine American interest. In hindsight, Saddam never had WMDs and whether the Bush administration was too impulsive and/or lied to the public in declaring war, is a whole different debate I don’t have time to get into.The point I’m making is, we have a U.S. Military. We pay taxes to maintain this military to protect our interests around the world. We maintain law and order as long as there is an indirect benefit to our way of life.We shouldn’t involve ourselves nor can we afford to involve ourselves in every humanitarian cause that does nothing for our country. The U.S. involvement in Syria is the equivalent of having the city of Wellington donate money to pay for better streets in Wichita.If someone can convince me that the U.S. will be a better country by involving ourselves and putting our servicemen at risk in this Syria civil war, then I may reconsider my position. But until then, I’m vehemently against involving ourselves in something that could turn into a full-scale war with no lasting benefits. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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THE CITY RUN OUT OF MONEY ON IT, ONE LAND OWNER WAS ASK IF THE CITY COULD CUT OUT DRIVEWAYS, THEY SAID THEY WOULD PUT THEM LATER. HOW COME THEY ARE NOT PUTTING THE DRIVEWAYS IN NOW. I SEE THEY REMOVE AND REPLACED DRIVEWAY NEAR THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT WERE NOT OLD?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down longtimeresident · 361 weeks ago Hey Cue ball, It’s nice that life is great but hopefully after Nov 17 and Dec 1 your bronco will have a Chief on its back holding the reins Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 361 weeks ago “It should be a key selling point on the economic development front” Oh lord…..really? If this is what you recommend as a selling point for this town, then no wonder we aren’t attracting businesses. Report Reply 2 replies · active 361 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 361 weeks ago “there was genuine fear that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction ” Just depends on whose Kool-aid you were drinking. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down NOBAMA · 361 weeks ago Well since it took 1 year and 6 months for GW Bush to get a UN Backing to go into IRAQ it’s no problem for some of us to figure out they were moved into Syria as was said all along by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION. So now we are left with securing them for yet another round. Just think they only figure we will need 75000 TROOPS/BOOTS ON THE GROUND to initially secure them. Stock up on more guns as WWIII starts tomorrow night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down GW Bush was right · 361 weeks ago http://www.globalresearch.ca/jabhat-al-nusra-rebe… Now you know the real story. NO OBAMA must not be allowed to send missiles into Syria. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 361 weeks ago If we let the maniacs run that asylum (the middle east), watch what happens at the gas pump when “security” in the suez canal and the rest of the region gets messy. This alone is reason enough to push the US Presence over there… the numbskulls will hose up the oil export enough to cripple us. And the democrats won’t let us drill anymore of our own, so here we go – Obama has no choice but do something. Its not all about checmical atrocities. But nobody respects or trust him (see great britain) so he can’t get any support here or abroad. Also, Saddam was not just “cleansing the ethnic kurds,” he was letting terrorists train in his country; he invaded kuwait and the civilized world doesn’t allow that stuff. Bush is a hero. And he didn’t care what the left thought about it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Dallas Fan · 361 weeks ago Elway was traded because he refused to play in Baltimore. What a baby. Anyway Peyton Manning is all Denver has. He makes everyone around him great just like Brady did Wes Welker. Enjoy the ride until it gets cold. Peyton does not win in Cold playoff games. Google it if you are a non-believer. Also what is in the works behind him. Peyton is 37 and only has a couple years left on the gridirion. Then what???? Back to the normal Broncos. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 361 weeks ago If Obama goes against the will of 70% of the population I think it is safe to say he has his own agenda and that he should be impeached and possibly imprisoned. “Nobel Prize winner attacks country with no solid evidence” . Really smart Obama. Someone needsa snickers Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Where’s the PORK · 361 weeks ago BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OBAMA is going to air drop in 5 million pigs on Syria. Report Reply 1 reply · active 361 weeks ago 12Next » 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. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply 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. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 3. Crusader Football.What a victory for the Wellington Crusader football team at Goddard that all 10 of you saw Friday.It’s been a lean three years on the gridiron for our Dukes, and Friday’s win was most certainly a cause for celebration. It was huge for the psyche of a program that is working very, very hard to get better and return to its former glory.Wellington had a big night in Goddard.There were several things I liked. Wellington played better fundamentally than what I’ve seen in a long time. They are doing a much better job tackling, and didn’t give up a big play until late in the game. Obviously, anybody wearing red has to be excited about the Trevor Nance to Colin Reichenberger connection. The offensive line did a great job Friday night.Wellington still has plenty of issues. Our running game is suspect at the moment and we continue to fumble. I thought the kids wore out a lot faster than Goddard did Friday which may be a conditioning issue.Still, it was a great win. The boys of fall most certainly represented the community well Friday night. Let’s return the favor fans and show our support for them this Friday night in their season opener against Concordia. 4. Andrew Horn update.Andrew HornA couple of weeks ago I blogged about the new dilemma created with the new schedule and core standards implemented at Wellington High School as it related to WHS senior Andrew Horn (see story here).Last week, I e-mailed Lee (Horn) Trute, his mother, what Andrew ultimate decided to do.She wrote:“(WHS counselor) John Gifford got permission for Andrew to do independent study for Ag so he could keep his FFA title, but he would be taking the most difficult classes the high school has to offer every period both semesters. I completed an advanced standing masters program and my schedule was not that grueling! Luckily he sent it to me after I had talked to all of the coaches at Andrews prospect camp. They all said not to worry about it, that he would have no problems getting in anywhere and would get scholarship money, just maybe not as much. I told Gifford no thanks.” She also expressed disappointment none of the high school administrators or members of the school board got back with her after the blog ran.last_img read more

LVR finishes seventh at elite Clarence Fulton tournament

first_imgMatt Zukowski and Isaiah Kingdon combined for 40 points to pace the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 79-79 victory over Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton at the Clarence Fulton Maroons Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.The win allowed LVR to finish the elite AA boy’s tourney, that included ranked teams from Sa-Hali in Kamloops, Penticton’s Princess Margaret and Duchess Park of Prince George, in seventh spot.Kingdon, who along with Adam Berg was name player of the game for LVR, led the Bomber attack with a game high 24 points while senior forward Zukowski added 16.The Bombers opened the tourney with a narrow 74-66 loss to Sahali. Kingdon led the Bombers again with 14 points while Erich Schepkowski had 12.Friday, the Bombers lose 84-74 to Princess Margaret. Kingdon and Schepkowski each scored 14 points.LVR was able to bounce back to register its first win of the tourney, dumping host Maroons 77-54.Zukowski paced the Bomber attack with 14 points while Cail Spencer had 11. Jack Sturrup had 12 points and what named player of the game for LVR.LVR travels to Trail to meet rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Thursday.Next tournament is the Sahali Invitational January 31-February 2 in Kamloops.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Mt. Sentinel Volleyball Campers

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports would like to showcase the contingent in the latest edition of Team of the Week.The squad attending the week long Grade 6-10 camp, coached by veteran Mount Sentinel Volleyball coach Joe Moreira and assistant Maya Mierau, include Jerika Perepolkin, Katie Lisk, Emerson Schmidt, Chloe Zdebiak, Bryce Winters, Maddy Bayoff, Roanne Smith, Leanne, Zarikoff,Kira Stoochnoff, Mary Rose Goodwin, Asia Makortoff, Brynn Belland, Jaylen Rushton, Haley Soukeroff and Katie Berlinger. The athletic season is in high gear as the fall sports capture center stage on the BC High School Sports scene.A few volleyball players got a head start to the season by attending the Mount Sentinel Camp prior to the start of the school season.last_img

Zika virus impacting sponsors ahead of Rio Olympics – Study

first_imgThe findings, which have been released to insidethegames, come from The Global Language Monitor (GLM), which says the impact on some individual partners is greater than the impact on the Games themselves.GLM analyses and catalogues the latest trends in word usage and word choices, and their impact on the various aspects of culture, with a particular focus on English.The internet and the top 350,000 print and electronic news media outlets are analysed, as well as social media sources such as Twitter. Words, phrases and concepts are tracked in relation to their frequency, contextual usage and appearance in global media. For non-branded entities such as the Zika virus, GLM uses a system called the Entity Tracking Index (EAI). Individual sponsors have not been named, but one company scores 163.48 on the EAI scale when measured with Zika, with the higher numbers meaning a closer relationship. Another is measured at 103.46 while a third tallies 48.50. This is in comparison with how Zika measures against the Olympics itself, which is down at 18.64. That figure has slowly risen, however, and was just 14.06 six weeks ago. This proves that there is a “significant and growing” impact on Rio 2016 and cause for concern, the GLM claims. They maintain, however, there is a “greater impact” on individual sponsors due to the higher numbers. “Of particular interest is the wide variation found in the EAIs between major sponsors,” said Paul JJ Payack, President and chief world analyst of GLM. “When tracking brand equity, the early numbers provide strong indicators of actual performance during the Games, providing a snapshot of the intense battle already being waged between the official Olympic sponsors and the non-affiliated marketers, also called ambush marketers or ambushers.” The GLM is hiding the names of the companies at present but they are available to see if you subscribe. The analysis is part of a study stretching back to the Beijing 2008 Olympics, which will conclude with the 2022 Winter Games which will also be in the Chinese capital. A Brand Affiliation Index (BAI) is also used to track how often brand names are linked to the Olympics in global print, electronic media and social networks. Fast food giants McDonalds, one of the The Olympic Programme (TOP) partners, would normally score in the hundreds when measured against Rio 2016. Zika has become one of the main issues discussed ahead of August’s Olympics in the Brazilian city. The mosquito carried virus – declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) – is of particular concern to pregnant women due to a link with microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads and under-developed brains. Other effects of Zika include fevers, rashes, joint pain, eye redness and conjunctivitis, although it is thought only 20 per cent of people infected will display any symptoms.  It is hoped that cooler conditions in August will mean that the mosquitoes responsible will be less prevalent. Uğur Erdener, the Turkish President of World Archery who is a qualified doctor and chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical and Scientific Commission, has said he is confident “significant” steps were being taken in Rio de Janeiro. Some athletes, however, have expressed concerns with United States women’s football goalkeeper Hope Solo, a double Olympic gold medallist, saying she would not travel in the present climate as she wants to start a family. Toni Minichiello, the coach of Britain’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, believes the country should consider moving its pre-Rio training camp, which will be in Belo Horizonte, out of Brazil.last_img read more