Best Player: Blake Geoffrion

first_imgIt might sound too storybook, too perfect, but Wisconsin’s best athlete this year was the senior captain of its best team.Almost any way you slice it, Blake Geoffrion was the most successful Badger to compete this year.The stats are there: Geoffrion scored 28 goals — third in the nation — to go with 22 assists, for a total of 28-22-50. Fifteen of those goals came on the power play — tops in the nation. He also won 59 percent of the face-offs he took during the season, many of those wins coming in crucial situations.His goals were clutch as well — he had four game-winning goals and also sealed a shootout win over Yale in dramatic fashion as the last shooter.And while outsiders may have focused on his outstanding offensive numbers, anybody who watched him throughout the season saw him blossom into one of the top two-way players in the country. In addition to manning his spot in front of the net on the power play, Geoffrion was one of the team’s top penalty-killers. If a shot was blocked or the puck was cleared, chances are it was him. Geoffrion’s aggressive work on the forecheck and skill in transition also helped him assist on three of UW’s five shorthanded goals.The hardware is there, too. A first-team all-WCHA forward, he was also named a first-team all-American and the most outstanding player of the NCAA West Regional. And while Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie was named WCHA player of the year, Geoffrion got the last laugh by winning Wisconsin’s first Hobey Baker Award.And while plenty of other Badgers had great successes — running back John Clay was the Big Ten offensive player of the year, and Trevon Hughes consistently came up big on the hardwood — Geoffrion did just a little more.It was mentioned Geoffrion was a senior tri-captain, but that title almost doesn’t do him justice. No offense to fellow captains Ben Street and Ryan McDonagh — both were crucial lead-by-example, behind the scenes kind of guys. But Geoffrion was the de facto spokesperson for the team, in no small part due to the fact his yapper moved as fast as his slap shots. The guy was the heart and soul of the team and often the first guy to come to a teammate’s defense after a late hit or cheap shot.Sure, the team swept Michigan Tech without him when he was concussed after a hit by St. Cloud State’s Aaron Marvin in February. But that only shows the depth the team had as part of a seven-man senior class that Geoffrion helped tie together.In college, the team captain isn’t necessarily the team’s best player. That Geoffrion was able to pull together such a remarkable senior season while excelling as a leader reflects not only how talented he was as an individual, but how strong the hockey team was as a whole. The combined success of the hockey Badgers and their Hobey winner makes the debate over UW’s best player in 2009-2010 no contest.last_img read more

WTA Finals: Wozniacki Beats Halep to Reach Last Four

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki thrashed world number one Simona Halep to reach the WTA Finals last four in Singapore wednesdayWozniacki, who beat Elina Svitolina in her first match, broke Halep’s serve five times in a victory that secured progress from Red Group.The Dane is one of five players who could finish the year as world number one by winning the tournament. Caroline Garcia won the last four games to beat Svitolina 6-7 (9-7) 6-3 7-5 in Wednesday’s other Red Group match.The result means any one of Halep, Garcia or Svitolina could join Wozniacki in the semi-finals depending on the results of Friday’s last robin-round matches.Karolina Pliskova has already qualified from the White Group, with Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams playing for the second qualifying spot today.Wozniacki, a former world number one, took the first set in 24 minutes against Halep, making only two unforced errors.The Dane faced a break point in the fourth game of the second set, but Halep was unable to convert.“Even if you lose the first match, you still have nothing to lose,” said Wozniacki.“It’s just a nice cushion to have. I think that kind of motivates me to start off strong and just go for it.“I just ran a lot of balls down and I played aggressive and I mixed up the pace. Everything I wanted to do was going my way.”French eighth seed Garcia hit 58 winners as she fought back to condemn Svitolina to a second defeat in three days, although the Ukrainian remains in with a chance of reaching the semi-finals.“Probably when I finish the tournament I will have questions for my team and myself, because these kind of matches I played really terrible tennis,” said Svitolina.“OK, the girls played really, really good but the way I handled the situations in this tournament, it was like completely brainless.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Rumson Teen Sailing Standout in Frostbite Series

first_imgModinsaid golf was his first love upon moving to the area with his family as achild, a sport he was ready to pursue full-time when his family joined theRumson Country Club. “It’ssomething that I can do all year round and enjoy for a long time,” Modin said.“You don’t have to be super strong or athletic to have fun and be competitive.Unless you want to go to the Olympics or something.” Frigid temperatures that chill the Two River area provide the perfect stage for the club’s Frostbite races, a cold weather series that allows local laser boat captains and others from around the Northeast region to navigate a course within the Navesink River. The Monmouth Boat Club is on the Navesink River in Red Bank. Photo by Chris Rotolo Thoughthe series is opens to sailors of all ages, no competitor has stood out moreduring this 2018 season – which runs November through March – than PatrickModin, a 17-year old Rumson native who attends the Marine Academy of Science& Technology (MAST) on Sandy Hook. “It’s myfirst time competing and will give me a real understanding of where I stand(among national and international competition),” Modin said. “I’m reallyexcited for it because it will allow me to test all of my skills and everythingI’ve learned.” But itwas at the club where he discovered sailing, and a natural feel to being at thehelm of a vessel in the local waterways. The eventis scheduled to take place Dec. 26-30, where 650 sailors ages 8 to 18 from 20countries and 28 states, will race boats like Optimists, Club 420’s and Lasers– like Modin’s – in Miami, Florida. Modinsaid he was attracted to the sport because anyone can do it if they’re drivento put in the time and effort. Monmouth Boat Club’s Frostbite races are open to sailors of all ages as they navigate a course within the Navesink River. Photo courtesy Monmouth Boat Club “It cameto me pretty easily, but I’ve been working at it at for a while now and notjust out on the water,” said Modin, who added that he’s put in numerous hoursof reading about strategy and tactics and studying the nuances of the sport ofsailing. “I love the complexity of it, and I enjoy the work. I’m still gettingbetter.” Modinsaid an Olympic appearance would be a dream come true, but for now his sightsare set on the revered Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, the largestyouth event of its kind in the United States and South America. Henkel said an abundance of scenic locations, like the two rivers and the Sandy Hook Bay, are what make the area one of the best in the country to sail. For more information about how to join the Monmouth Boat Club visit monmouthboatclub.org. TheMonmouth Boat Club, located at 31 Union St. in Red Bank, was founded in 1879and has sailing groups for all ages, genders and experience levels. There arecurrently 186 members. “He’sreally beyond his years. He’s very skilled and knowledgeable about the sportfor a kid his age…Plus, he only weighs about 130 pounds, which is a majoradvantage when going up against an old guy like me,” Westfield native, fleetchampion and series organizer, Chris Henkel, said in a Dec. 2 interview withThe Two River Times. “It’sjust beautiful and peaceful place to sail. I’ve sailed in a lot of places, butthere aren’t many that match this. We’re on the Navesink today, on either sideof you are these incredible mansions. Where else can you sail and see BonJovi’s house,” Henkel said. Accordingto Modin, there are currently 99 boats registered to compete in his division.Modin will have a few more weekends of races on the Navesink before heading forwarmer climates, though he said the Shrews- bury River, which is more wide openwith lower banks, is a more exhilarating ride. RED BANK– When the frost begins to bite, it’s a sailor’s delight for a few brave membersof the Monmouth Boat Club. last_img read more

Athletics outslug Rangers in Khris Davis multi-homer game

first_imgARLINGTON — The A’s beat the Rangers, 14-9, on Friday at Globe Life Park. They lead the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild card by one game, temporarily.Chris Bassitt’s stuff wasn’t hitting it’s typically sweet notes and spots. He allowed a season-high six runs on two three-run home runs by Danny Santana and Sin-Soo Choo. Sheldon Neuse, in for Matt Chapman at third, made an error on a potential double play that busied the bases for Santana’s home run.But the A’s offense had an answer for it all. …last_img read more

Shark Glows in the Dark

first_imgThe “Eye-in-the-Sea” infrared camera (see 08/26/2004) found all kinds of exotic life in the Gulf of Mexico, reported EurekAlert with pictures.  The submersible with its dark-light camera is able to sneak up on organisms without scaring them.  The team from Harbor Branch had to dodge Hurricane Katrina, but scored on its second annual mission with a new gallery of deep-sea marvels, including a crab that can see ultraviolet light, a fluorescent sea anemone and a shark that glows in the dark.No evolutionary talk, discovering new things – science can be good.  The deep sea organisms didn’t seem to notice the hurricane.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

India vs England: 5th Test, Day 1- As it happened!

first_imgEngland won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 1 of the 5th Test between India and England from the Oval stadium in London.ScorecardEngland thoroughly dominated Day 1 against India, yet again. India witnessed another batting collapse with Dhoni providing the solo act. Yes, it was an all too familiar script. India’s batting sheet could have been uglier if not for a resilient 82 from Dhoni. Ishant hung on with his skipper as India scrambled close to the 150-mark. Later on, Cook and Robson fortified England’s position. The Indian bowlers stuck to tight lines and lengths but the English openers were up to the task. The only cause for alarm came when Bhuvi pinned Cook on the pads in the 9th over. The ball had pitched in line with the leg-stump and was heading towards middle but ump Reiffel negated that shout. As it stands, England just trail by 86 runs with all 10 wickets in the bank. Can India rally round tomorrow? Or will England bat big and push the visitors to the brink?The only mark India has left on this series is on Stuart Broad’s face. #IndvsEng #EngvsInd #StuartBroad udit gupta (@uditg91) August 15, 2014With Alastair Cook(24) and Sam Robson(33) at the crease, England end Day 1 at 62/0 after 19 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!18.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson was looking to fend it towards leg but gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. Robson was REALLY LUCKY there!!Varun Aaron will bowl the FINAL OVER of the day!! advertisement18.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson was looking to fend it towards leg but gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. Robson was REALLY LUCKY there!! With Alastair Cook(24) and Sam Robson(29) at the crease, England are currently at 58/0 after 18 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!17.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an outside edge towards third man for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(19) and Sam Robson(27) at the crease, England are currently at 51/0 after 16 overs.England thrashing India on our Independence Day. Well this is classic. Clearly a history behind this one. #IndvsEng #disappointed Soniya Kanchan (@soniyak06) August 15, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!! Stuart Binny will bowl from the other end for India. With Alastair Cook(16) and Sam Robson(27) at the crease, England are currently at 48/0 after 15 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!14.6 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson leans into the drive and sends it racing past extra cover for a boundary.First change, Varun Aaron comes into the attack for India. With Alastair Cook(13) and Sam Robson(21) at the crease, England are currently at 39/0 after 13 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! 12.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. Robson is GROWING IN CONFIDENCE here!! With Alastair Cook(13) and Sam Robson(16) at the crease, England are currently at 30/0 after 12 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 11.2 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson was looking to push at it and gets an outside edge past the slips for a boundary.Ishant Sharma & Inning Extras (7 each) scored more runs than Gambhir, Pujara, Kohli & Rahane put together(10). Sums up the series. #IndvsEng Banna (@TheBigDowg) August 15, 2014With Alastair Cook(12) and Sam Robson(11) at the crease, England are currently at 24/0 after 11 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!10.6 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson goes on the frontfoot and creams it past mid-off for a boundary. BEAUTIFUL SHOT from Robson!! With Alastair Cook(12) and Sam Robson(7) at the crease, England are currently at 20/0 after 10 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!8.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. Stat Update: A total of 466 runs have been aggregated by the 10th wicket in this series – more than in any other Test series in history. With Alastair Cook(1) and Sam Robson(2) at the crease, England are currently at 3/0 after two overs.If Ishant sharma can take 5 wickets today..we can win this match.. or varun aron has to break some noses. #IndvsEng #EngvInd #Oval Shaukeen (@Naidu_Pramod) August 15, 2014ONE RUN off the over!! Ishant Sharma will bowl from the other end for India.With Alastair Cook(1) and Sam Robson(1) at the crease, England are currently at 2/0 after one over.TWO RUNS off the over!! Alastair Cook and Sam Robson are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India. India are finally rolled out. The last wicket pair of Dhoni and Ishant resisted the hosts for almost 17 overs. The duo added 58 runs as well, with the skipper being the aggressor. Dhoni has given India some total to bowl at after his side were 90/9 and reaching 100 looked improbable. England batsmen will have around 26 overs to bat today. They will look to see it out without losing too many wickets. Can the Indian bowlers get the same sort of movement as their counterparts?advertisementIf ever an Indian capt played so well in trying conditions n deserved a 100 it was this @msdhoni effort. He put to shame the rest #INDvsENG Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 15, 2014That’s the END OF 1st INNINGS for India!!An ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT INNINGS under pressure from MSD!!61.1 overs: OUT!! Stuart Broad has got MS Dhoni out caught at long leg. Dhoni goes for the pull and sends it straight down the throat of Chris Woakes who doesn’t drop those. MS Dhoni’s gritty innings come to an end at 82 runs off 140 balls with 15 boundaries and a six. With Ishant Sharma(7) and MS Dhoni(82) at the crease, India are currently at 148/9 after 61 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!60.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni punches it off the backfoot and sends it racing through covers for another boundary. MSD INCHES CLOSER to his ton!!60.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes on the backfoot and clouts the pull towards long leg for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(5) and MS Dhoni(74) at the crease, India are currently at 137/9 after 59 overs.New found respect for MSD. Still don’t agree with a lot of his decisions & strategies but he has shown great courage on this tour. #IndvsEng Banna (@TheBigDowg) August 15, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!58.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes forward and flicks it over mid-on for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(4) and MS Dhoni(69) at the crease, India are currently at 131/9 after 58 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(69) at the crease, India are currently at 129/9 after 57 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!56.6 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes for the big shot and gets an outside edge over slips for a boundary.MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! TEA: Well, India are not yet bowled out. Thanks to a gritty fifty from their skipper, the visitors have evaded the ignominy of registering their lowest total at the Oval. Farming the strike, Dhoni chanced his arm when needed, to offer some semblance of fight en route to his 4th fifty of the series. Early on, Stuart Binny nicked off to leave India tottering at 44-6. Bhuvi and Ashwin too could not last long with the support cast of Woakes and Jordan joining the party. Can Dhoni now push India past the 150-mark?With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(65) at the crease, India are currently at 125/9 after 56 overs.ONE RUN off the over!! Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England. Alastair Cook has BROUGHT HIS ACE to break India’s highest partnership in the game!! advertisementWith Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(64) at the crease, India are currently at 124/9 after 54 overs.Chetan Bhagat’s next novel #HalfGirlfriend is all about Virat Kohli and how his gf is reducing his Test average to half.#IndvsEng #EngvInd Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 15, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!53.5 overs: SIX!! MS Dhoni stands tall and smashes it over mid-off for the maximum. That was EFFORTLESS from MSD!! With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(58) at the crease, India are currently at 118/9 after 53 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 52.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni presses forward and smokes it through covers for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(53) at the crease, India are currently at 113/9 after 51 overs.Congrats to @msdhoni on one more fighting knock. hope the young indian batsman watching and learning from their skipper. @BCCI #IndvsEng VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2014That’s also Dhoni’s 4th FIFTY in the series!!50.6 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. That brings up his 33rd TEST FIFTY for India!!50.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni picks the length early and hammers it over mid-off for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(40) at the crease, India are currently at 100/9 after 48 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Finally, Team India CRAWL TO 100 RUNS!!47.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes hard and slices it over backward point for a boundary. MSD KEEPS THEM COMING for India!! With Ishant Sharma(0) and MS Dhoni(36) at the crease, India are currently at 94/9 after 46 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!45.3 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni slashes hard and sends it racing past backward point for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(0) and MS Dhoni(32) at the crease, India are currently at 90/9 after 45 overs.Ishant Sharma comes to the crease for India.That’s THIRD WICKET for Woakes!!44.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Varun Aaron out caught and bowled. Aaron was looking to flick it towards long leg but gets a top-edge that goes straight into the hands of Woakes for a simple catch. Varun Aaron departs after scoring one run off 17 balls. With Varun Aaron(1) and MS Dhoni(32) at the crease, India are currently at 90/8 after 44 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!43.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni reaches out and slaps it past backward point for a boundary. With Varun Aaron(0) and MS Dhoni(26) at the crease, India are currently at 83/8 after 41 overs.Tym 4 selectors 2 throw dese paper tigers into Ranji matches. Simple but strong msg should suffice, prove urself der & come back. #IndvsEng Anup Kumar (@Anuptalks) August 15, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!40.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni hangs back and crashes the cut past backward point for a blazing boundary. With Varun Aaron(0) and MS Dhoni(22) at the crease, India are currently at 79/8 after 40 overs.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Jordan!!Varun Aaron comes to the crease for India.It’s BAD TO FARCE for Team India!!39.1 overs: OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Bhuvneshwar Kumar out caught by the wicket-keeper. Kumar was looking to cut but gets a faint edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs after scoring five runs off 11 balls with a boundary. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(5) and MS Dhoni(22) at the crease, India are currently at 79/7 after 39 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!38.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni gets on the frontfoot and smacks it past extra cover for a boundary. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(4) and MS Dhoni(17) at the crease, India are currently at 73/7 after 38 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!37.2 overs: FOUR!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar flays the upper cut and sends it towards third man for a boundary.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Woakes!!Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease for India.36.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Ravichandran Ashwin out caught at gully. Ashwin slashes hard and gets an outside edge through to Joe Root who takes it cleanly. Ravichandran Ashwin departs after scoring 13 runs off 17 balls with a boundary. With Ravichandran Ashwin(4) and MS Dhoni(14) at the crease, India are currently at 56/6 after 32 overs.For those who missed action in the fourth Test, Indian batsmen are playing the highlights again! #IndvsEng bharathnt (@bharath1) August 15, 2014EIGHT RUNS off the over!!31.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for another boundary. MSD has SHIFTED GEARS here!!31.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni gets forward and hammers it through covers for a boundary.With Ravichandran Ashwin(4) and MS Dhoni(6) at the crease, India are currently at 48/6 after 31 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!30.4 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin had no clue about that one as the ball takes the inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Ashwin!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.30.3 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Stuart Binny out caught at first slip. Binny was lured into the drive and gets an outside edge through to Alastair Cook who takes it comfortably. Stuart Binny departs after scoring five runs off 30 balls. With Stuart Binny(4) and MS Dhoni(6) at the crease, India are currently at 43/5 after 27 overs.Anderson starts off with a MAIDEN!! James Anderson will bowl from the other end for England.That’s a MAIDEN from Broad!! MS Dhoni and Stuart Binny are out in the middle for India while Stuart Broad will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: Anderson walks up to Woakes and pats him on the back. England dominated that session. Sorry state of affairs continues for the Indian batsmen as they queued up to get back to the dressing room. Gambhir for a golden duck, Pujara bowled. Kohli lbw not offering a shot. Rahane to a check drive for the second consecutive time. Vijay to a prod outside off. Sounds very familiar, doesn’t it? Anderson and Broad bowled superbly and then Jordan and Woakes took over, keeping the pressure on and then reaping handsome rewards.Stat Update: MS Dhoni is batting in the first session of a Test match for only the second time in his career. First time? Last Test at Old Trafford when India were 8/4. India is celebrating #IndependenceDay whilst we’re doing miserably at the Oval…Come on lads give us something to be proud of! #IndvsEng Vedika Bahl (@itsmevedika) August 15, 2014With Stuart Binny(0) and MS Dhoni(4) at the crease, India are currently at 36/5 after 20 overs.India are surrendering to English men again.. This one comes after 67 years of independence.. Pity at oval #IndvsEng vignesh pandian (@vicky_pandian) August 15, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Woakes!!Stuart Binny comes out in the middle for India.It’s RAINING WICKETS once again for England!!18.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Murali VIjay out caught at gully. Vijay was looking to push it towards covers but gets an outside edge through to Joe Root who takes it comfortably. Murali Vijay departs after scoring 18 runs off 64 balls. Another WICKET FALLS for India!! With Murali Vijay(15) and MS Dhoni(4) at the crease, India are currently at 33/4 after 17 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!16.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for MSD!! With Murali Vijay(14) and MS Dhoni(0) at the crease, India are currently at 28/4 after 16 overs.India getting thrashed on Independence Day and that too by England… Kya yaar! #IndvsEng T (@dvantej) August 15, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Jordan!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.15.6 overs: OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Ajinkya Rahane out caught and bowled. Rahane goes for the drive and punches back towards Jordan who dives forward and takes the catch in his follow-through. Ajinkya Rahane departs for a duck. With Murali Vijay(12) and Ajinkya Rahane(0) at the crease, India are currently at 26/3 after 14 overs.It is second time in this series kohli got out while not offering a shot. #IndVsEng ?l?? ?????? (@Alok_1993) August 15, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Jordan!!Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease for India.Virat Kohli’s POOR RUN continues for India!!13.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Virat Kohli out lbw on a good length delivery. Kohli was looking to leave as the ball nips back in to hit the pad in front of the stumps. Virat Kohli departs after scoring six runs off 18 balls with a boundary. With Murali Vijay(12) and Virat Kohli(5) at the crease, India are currently at 25/2 after 13 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!12.1 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli leans forward and drills it through mid-off for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Kohli!! With Murali Vijay(7) and Virat Kohli(0) at the crease, India are currently at 11/2 after seven overs. On track for another hammering, may be 2 days this time #IndvsEng Gourav Pandey (@gouravpandey) August 15, 2014Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Broad!!Stuart Broad OPENS HIS ACCOUNT for England!!5.6 overs: OUT!! Stuart Broad has bowled Cheteshwar Pujara on a spectacular inswinger. Pujara was looking to play for the one that goes away as the ball sneaks through his defence and rattles the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara departs after scoring four runs off 19 balls. Another BLOW for India!! That’s a MAIDEN from Broad!!Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.Looks like Anderson will surpass Botham’s record in this match itself. #IndvsEng Dhiraj Salian (@dhiraj_salian) August 15, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease for India.It’s pretty much the SAME OLD STORY for India so far!!0.4 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Gautam Gambhir out caught by the wicket-keeper. Gambhir was looking to play but it was too late to leave as the ball kisses the bottom of the bat through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Gautam Gambhir departs for a golden duck. Gambhir’s POOR SHOW continues for India!!Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.Toss: England won the toss and elected to field first against India.Changes: India have made two changes with Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny replacing Pankaj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, England have decided to play the same team from the last Test match.Teams(from):England: Alastair Cook, Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.India: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharmalast_img read more

ARRAIGNMENT SET FOR TEEN CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

first_imgAN ARRAIGNMENT DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR A SIOUX CITY TEENAGER CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR HOMICIDE BY RECKLESS DRIVING IN THE DEATH LAST SPRING OF ANOTHER TEENAGER.16 YEAR OLD MORGAN LORRAINE MYERS WILL BE ARRAIGNED FEBRUARY 7TH IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.MYERS IS CHARGED IN THE APRIL 13TH ACCIDENT LAST YEAR THAT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF 15 YEAR OLD ALEXIS WILDE OF SIOUX CITY.MYERS AND ANOTHER PASSENGER, 15 YEAR OLD MARCUS EVERT OF SGT. BLUFF, WERE BOTH INJURED.SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY MYERS DID NOT HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE AND HAD BORROWED THE CAR FROM A FRIEND AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.last_img read more

MOU Signed With American Institute for Training in Tourism Sector

first_img A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Tourism Ministry and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to facilitate the training of persons involved in the industry. The training will be conducted at the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI) over a three-month period and will provide the first intake of 50 students, arriving in January, with AHLEI world-class training and certification. Story Highlights Mr. Bartlett noted that persons involved in the tourism industry must be prepared to capitalise on the opportunities in the sector, and “in so doing (there will be) a retention of the tourism expenditure in (the) region, (which) is going to be heightened”. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Tourism Ministry and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to facilitate the training of persons involved in the industry.The training will be conducted at the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI) over a three-month period and will provide the first intake of 50 students, arriving in January, with AHLEI world-class training and certification.The MOU was signed on the first day of the three-day United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on November 27.Addressing the signing ceremony, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said the JCTI, which was officially launched on November 1, will create a “pathway towards professionalism”.“It will bring people who already have a first degree or other formal qualifications in hospitality and hospitality-related activities into competence. Second, it will bring persons who are already practitioners, but are not certified, into the stream of professional certification,” he said.Mr. Bartlett noted that persons involved in the tourism industry must be prepared to capitalise on the opportunities in the sector, and “in so doing (there will be) a retention of the tourism expenditure in (the) region, (which) is going to be heightened”.“It is we the people who own tourism, and that ownership must result in our wealth and prosperity,” he said.Mr. Bartlett informed that the AHLEI will enable persons to acquire jobs not just locally but “anywhere else in the world”.For his part, Vice President of International Sales at the AHLEI, Ed Kastli, said the partnership is the first of its kind for the Institute in the Caribbean.AHLEI is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.“This is a win-win cooperation that will be there for years to come and will empower youngsters about the good things that can be had for them working in the tourism industry. We are very proud to bring our programmes to the students,” he said.Mr. Kastli pointed out that there will be a train-the-trainer component for local professionals, and noted that the training will enable those certified to find better jobs within the industry.The JCTI is an assessment institution, which provides specialist education geared at improving competitiveness and employment opportunities in the tourism sector.Established as part of the Government’s Human Capital Development Plan, it will facilitate the certification and licensing of Jamaicans working in tourism and facilitate innovation in the industry.The Institute will work with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, through its training agency the HEART Trust/ NTA.last_img read more

International Rescue Committee YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee

first_imgAccording to the latest figures, more than 65.6 million people last year were forced to flee their homes because of crisis and disaster. This World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and YouTube’s Creators for Change program have joined seven YouTube stars to help raise awareness of refugee stories through a series of new YouTube videos.These #MoreThanARefugee videos are designed to help put names, faces and real stories to the people behind the staggering statistics and to help people around the world understand who refugees are and why they are displaced from their home countries.Over the past weeks, seven YouTube Creators including Mama Bee from Eh Bee Family, Tyler Oakley, Jouelzy, Fly with Haifa, Francis Maxwell of The Young Turks, Suli Breaks, and Greg and Mitch from ASAPScience traveled to Jordan, Serbia, Uganda, Greece, and a couple of cities in the U.S. to meet refugees and film video collaborations to help share their personal stories. Combined, these YouTube stars have over 21 million subscribers who regularly tune in to watch their content, and their new videos are now available on YouTube here.Each video will have a donation card enabled on it, which will allow people watching to contribute funds to help support the IRC’s ongoing on-ground support work. As part of this collaboration, YouTube and Google.org have pledged up to match up to $500,000 of these donations.“When we see refugees as people first, we are able to replace fear with recognition and hope,” said David Miliband, IRC president and CEO. “Our YouTube partnership allows us to introduce refugees in a distinctly deeper and personal way while reaching millions of people who otherwise may have remained unengaged.”“We’re proud to partner with the International Rescue Committee to support their work and help raise awareness of refugee experiences around the world. We’re also humbled to be a platform where refugees and creators alike can share their personal stories through video, and in doing so, help create empathy for the brave people who are experiencing life as a refugee,” said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer, YouTube.
YouTube Creators for Change is a global YouTube program dedicated to amplifying the voices of YouTube creators who are tackling difficult social issues with their channels. From combating hate speech, to countering xenophobia and extremism, to simply making the case for greater tolerance and empathy toward others, these creators are helping generate positive social change with their global fan bases.last_img read more

Give Up Drinking for the Weekend Challenge

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 5 Nov 2014 – For those who do, the Department of Mental Health & Substance Dependence is asking if you can you go three days without Drinking alcohol? In celebration of Alcohol Awareness month, the department is calling on residents to observe November 7-9, that’s this weekend as alcohol free days! The organizers say: “The goals are to raise awareness around alcohol-related diseases, and promote healthy lifestyle choices.” Other activities on the calendar for Alcohol Awareness Month are screenings and counseling sessions which will be available at hospitals from November 6; an essay, rap and poster competition on November 22nd at the Gus Lightbourne Gym and school drug prevention programs with this year’s global theme, “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”. In the US, 80,000 people die each year in the US from alcohol related diseases. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:alcohol, Alcohol awareness month, Department of mental health TCIG Successfully Host First Youth Expression: “Essay Rap and Poster Competition”last_img read more