Raiders Youth Football and Cheerleading Signups Are Tuesday and Wednesday

first_imgThe Ocean City Junior Raiders youth football organization will be holding sign-ups for football and cheerleading on Tuesday (June 11) and Wednesday (June 12) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 8th St. Recreation Building, located directly across the street from Super Fresh on the corner of Eighth Street and Haven Avenue.Registration is open to any child entering kindergarten through 8th Grade in September 2014. For more information, like us on Facebook, check out our website at ocjuniorraiders.com or email us through the website.We look forward to seeing returning players as well as new faces!— Raiders Update from Raymond Patellalast_img read more

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13-year-old kicked out of school for comments made to friends on video game

first_imgThe mother of a 13-year-old says she believes her teen’s school overstepped their boundaries after they suspended her son for comments he made while playing a fictional character in a video game with other classmates.Minni Florence says her son was playing Grand Theft Auto V at home one Saturday with friends he made at school. The teens were playing characters and acting out what the character’s would say on their headsets.‘As he put it, talking trash in the game to each other about what the characters in the game are going to do—beat him up with a baseball bat, break his leg, that kind of thing,’ Florence said.Florence says she believed all was good until her son came home crying hysterically because one of the other parents heard one of the comments Florence’s son made on the game and reported to the school.The school then called her teen into the office and forced him to sign a paper which resulted in his suspension from the school and a 60-day stint at an alternative school.Florence says she believes the school overstepped their boundaries because it was an incident that occurred during play at home.“Now we have a situation where they were taking in fantasy, playing a video game, and the school has pulled that and brought it into reality so how do we as parents teach our kids to differentiate if the schools bringing it into reality,” said Florence.The LaVernia Independent School located in Texas told WOAI, who originally reported the story that they could not comment on the situation regarding the student, but that the punishment was in accordance with their rules:“La Vernia ISD cannot comment on matters related to disciplinary action involving students as this information is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The district has an obligation to enforce its Student Code of Conduct as well as a duty to comply with David’s Law. The safety and security of all LVISD students is our first priority, and we will continue to uphold all laws and policies that contribute to a safe and secure teaching and learning environment for our students and staff.Florence, however, says she believes the school used this incident to force a straight A student out of the school.last_img read more

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Teenagers to tee up in Junior Open

first_img24 Jun 2016 Teenagers to tee up in Junior Open Teenagers Barclay Brown and Annabell Fuller will represent England in the Junior Open at Kilmarnock (Barassie) from 11-13 July. The Junior Open is organised by the R&A and played every two years. It is closely linked to The Open and played on a nearby course. The players: Barclay Brown, 15, (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) had a string of high finishes in major U16 championships last year and followed up this season with 11th place in the Peter McEvoy Trophy.(Image © Leaderboard Photography). Annabell Fuller, 14, (Roehampton, Surrey) has just won the girls’ title at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters by nine shots. She was runner-up in the Scottish U18 championship, the U16 spring championship and the Frilford Heath Salver. Both players are in England U16 regional training squads and represented England in the recent U16 international against Spain.last_img read more

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WSU to review claims Leach was abusive to players

first_imgPULLMAN, Wash. (AP)—Washington State President Elson Floyd has called for a review of claims of abusive behavior by coach Mike Leach and his staff toward players by wide receiver Marquess Wilson.The decision by Floyd comes one day after Wilson quit the team. Wilson says he left the program because of the actions of Leach and his staff. Wilson says the new staff has “preferred to belittle, intimidate and humiliate us,” and that included physical abuse. QUITS TEAM—This Nov. 26, 2011 photo shows Washington State’s Marquess Wilson returning a reception for a 38-yard touchdown against Washington, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Floyd said in a statement Sunday morning that after consultation with Athletic Director Bill Moos, he asked the athletic department to report findings and conclusions as soon as possible. Floyd says reviews from both the Pac-12 and the athletic department “should get to the bottom of the matter.”Leach is in his first season as Washington State coach after spending two years out of coaching. He spent 10 seasons as Texas Tech coach before being fired in 2009 after claims of mistreatment from a player.After Washington State’s 44-36 loss to UCLA on Saturday night, Leach declined to address Wilson’s claims.“I’m not going to talk about anyone that isn’t here,” he saidIn a statement issued Saturday night, Moos said it was unfortunate that Wilson decided to quit.“I believe I join many Cougars in wishing Marquess well in his future endeavors,” Moos said. “We have procedures in place that were developed to monitor student-athlete welfare in all of our sports programs. “We will continue to follow those procedures and modify them if needed.”Wilson, a junior, set school single-season records last year with 82 receptions and 1,388 yards receiving. This season, he leads the team with 52 receptions for 813 yards.last_img read more

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Saints face Spartans in showdown to decide BCIHL champion

first_img“We faced TWU five times during the regular season and saw firsthand the tremendous growth and improvement they experienced over the course of the year,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We like to think of ourselves as a group that’s very tough to out-work, but they’ve certainly provided stiff competition in that area.” The Saints will also have to be weary of a pair of TWU rookies who have proven themselves to be breakout stars in the BCIHL this season. Forward J.P. Villeneuve carried the Spartans offensively during the regular season and was a difference-maker in both of the Spartans’ first round wins over SFU, scoring five of his team’s seven goals in the series.On Tuesday, the 22-year old’s status as one of the league’s elite players was cemented when he was named a co-winner of the BCIHL’s Most Valuable Player award and picked unanimously as the Rookie of the Year. And in goal, Trinity Western is sure to continue to lean on Silas Matthys after the Swiss product posted a 1.67 goals-against average and .957 save-percentage in three first-round games.The 21-year old is also well-known to Saints shooters after a pair of outstanding performances in Castlegar late in the regular season.On February 14th, Matthys turned aside 60 of 63 shots in a narrow Selkirk win. And on March 1st, with the Saints needing a victory to clinch a first place regular season finish, he stopped 48 of 51 shots in an eventual overtime loss. “Matthys and Villeneuve are both top-end players in our league, but the rest of their team hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough credit for how well they defend, their discipline level, and their willingness to get the puck to dirty areas in the offensive zone and make things unpleasant on their opponents defensively,” Dubois explained. “So we enter this series with a very healthy respect level for how tough a team they are to play against and we know they’ll have some new wrinkles in their game this weekend. Their compete level is so high that it will neutralize some of the areas where we typically have an advantage on teams if we come into these games at anything less than 100% intensity. There’s just no room to make soft plays against them.” But just as the Spartans are sure to offer a tough test for Selkirk, so too will the Saints challenge a TWU squad that failed to post a win in the five-game season series between the teams. Selkirk boasts nine of the BCIHL’s top 20 scorers and has three forward lines that have posed a consistent offensive threat this season.The squad scored a league-best 133 goals during the regular season while also setting a BCIHL record for the fewest goals allowed in a season with 53.The Saints’ power-play and penalty killed both ranked tops in the league during the regular season and the team hasn’t lost a regulation contest since November 22nd, a stretch that now spans 16 games. The entire BCIHL Finals series will be played in Castlegar, with Game 2 set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Game 3, if necessary, to take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for all games will be available in advance at Mallards Source for Sports in Castlegar or from the Recreation Counter at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus, as well as at the door on game nights. Playoff tickets are for $10 for Adults and $6 for Selkirk students & staff, seniors, and children/youth 6 & older. All three games against the Spartans can also be viewed live online at www.FastHockey.com. The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program will look to capture their second consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship this weekend when they take on Trinity Western University in a best-of-three 2014 League Finals series beginning Friday.Faceoff for Game 1 is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Rec Complex. While many had assumed that the Saints were bound to face Simon Fraser University in the finals for the second time in as many seasons, Trinity Western spoiled the second-place Clan’s postseason plans on Sunday with a 4-1 victory in Game 3 of their semi-final series in Burnaby. So what should Selkirk College fans expect from a Saints-Spartans series?It’s bound to be a prototypical playoff battle, as both teams earned their spot in the championships by putting together full 60-minute efforts that featured hard work and intense, hard-hitting action at both ends of the ice.last_img read more

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Govt seizes BaiShanLin’s forestry concessions

first_img– after company repeatedly fails to produce investor or plan to pay M debtThe Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has repossessed concessions currently being held by BaiShanLin International Forest Development Inc (BIFDI), since it has continued to fail to produce its proposed investor or a clear plan on how it intended to pay off an $80 million debt owed to the State.The announcement was made on Tuesday by the GFC.bai-shan-lin-log-yard-kwakwaniIt was reported earlier this year that the Long Jiang Forest Industries Group, a Chinese State-owned company, had acquired 55 per cent of the shares in BaiShanLin and had intended to fully take over the company in 2016.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had indicated following a trip to China that he had met with the Vice Director of the Company, Wong Dong Xu, along with officials of BaiShanLin, who had assured that the company’s officials would be in Guyana by May 2016 to complete due diligence for the takeover, and to satisfy and expand on the obligations of BaiShanLin to Guyana.This is yet to obtain, hence the decision by the GFC to immediately repossess the forestry concessions held by BaiShanLin.According to a public statement issued on Tuesday by the Commission, the decision came after the company “failed to deliver on agreed actions to introduce investors to the Commission and having been given time to prove that it had an acceptable plan to clear an approximately GY$80 million debt”.The GFC said, in an effort to conclude the matter, representatives of BaiShanLin were invited to a meeting on April 8, 2016 to provide an update on its plans to clear the debt.The Commission said during the meeting company representatives had indicated that BaiShanLin suffered financial constraints, which affected the establishing of the wood processing facility, and the company was engaging a new partner that would contribute significantly to its investment in Guyana.The GFC Board said it was, at the time, assured of the financial strength of the new partner, who had committed to pay off the debt owed by the company to the Commission.“To date, the BIFDI has failed to fulfil any of its commitments to the Government of Guyana, effectively failing on the obligations it made, which were accepted in good faith.”As such, the GFC said, “In keeping with Forest Governance Practices, the GFC will be formally repossessing the concessions owned by the company and accelerating efforts to recover the debt owed.”The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in April seized a Lexus SUV bearing licence plate number PRR 2888 and a Nissan minivan with licence plate number PRR 3888 from the Chinese logging company after it had failed to pay import taxes for the two luxury vehicles.Earlier this year, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman indicated that Government was moving to up the ante in order to recover outstanding monies owed to the State.The Administration had also banned the logging company from exporting any logs from Guyana until a resolution could be met.BaiShanLin has repeatedly been accused of unscrupulous and sometimes illegal practices in Guyana’s forests and its export of logs.When the company started its operations locally, it had also committed under its investment agreement to establish a US$100 million wood processing plant in order to engage in value added exports – this too was never built.Government has also repeatedly over the years been accused of acting in collusion with BaiShanLin to flout Guyana’s laws in its operations.The Chinese company has also been accused of contravening local laws to get around logging quotas by purchasing from small loggers and exporting those logs to China under their names.BaiShanLin has, over the course of the years, been operating in Guyana benefiting from hundreds of millions in concessions, including duty-free imports for vehicles such as heavy-duty trucks and luxury vehicles, as well as cement, steel and fuel for its operations.Over its years of operating in Guyana, the Chinese logging company had also extended its business interest into gold mining, transporting sand and stone, barge construction for transport of logs and quarried stone, duty-free imported steel sales, real estate, construction of residential housing, a government ministry car park and a shopping mall— Sunset Lakes.BaiShanLin began its operations in Guyana in 2007.last_img read more

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MAN TOLD GARDAI HE WOULD GET CROWD TO BEAT HIM UP ON NIGHT OF ALL-IRELAND

first_imgA man threatened Gardai that he’d get a crowd of 600 people to beat him up on the night of the last year’s All-Ireland football final.Letterkenny court.Richard Rice of Claggan, Portsalon appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with being intoxicated, causing a breach of the peace and giving a false name. The court heard how Rice, 23, refused to move on at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny on Septemebr 21st, 2014.Gardai approached Rice but he pushed the Garda on the shoulder and told him “I’ll get this crowd of 600 to beat the f*** out of you.”Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had suffered from an ongoing issue with alcohol for a number of years.He added that his client had very little recollection of what had happened.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Rice to do a total of 80 hours community service – 40 hours for being intoxicated and a further 40 for refusing to leave the scene.MAN TOLD GARDAI HE WOULD GET CROWD TO BEAT HIM UP ON NIGHT OF ALL-IRELAND was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Giants hire coordinator of pitching analysis

first_imgBefore Giants CEO Larry Baer hired Farhan Zaidi as the franchise’s president of baseball operations, Baer announced he desired a “next-gen” front office executive to lay the blueprint for the organization’s future.Though Zaidi hasn’t transformed the roster overnight, he has begun implementing a “next-gen” approach within the Giants’ baseball operations department. That process continued Tuesday as Matt Daniels announced on Twitter he will join the Giants as their new coordinator of pitching …last_img read more

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3 Secrets of Trackable Racing Revealed

first_img SharePrint RelatedTrackable Do’s and Don’tsJune 16, 2014In “Learn”Five reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar post You’ve joined the HQ Duck Dash and you’re in it to win it — “it” being global recognition and eternal bragging rights of course.Like competitive sports everywhere, trackable racing has its insider secrets. So what is the “carb-loading” (marathon running) or “jaw-xercising” (competitive eating) equivalent of trackable racing?It all comes down to collaboration and communication! While not immediately obvious, the HQ Duck Dash is a team sport — you’re just playing with people you’ve most likely never met. Your job, as trackable team captain, is to get all your faraway teammates on the same page. Here are 3 tips to get you started:TB Tip #1: Establish a clear goal for your trackable. With five very different categories, it’s unlikely that you’ll sweep them all. Pick and choose your strengths!TB Tip #2: Communicate your goal clearly on the trackable page so that other geocachers can help your trackable along. The trackable mission statement at the end of this blog post can be used as a sample for your own trackable racer. Make sure you tailor it to the HQ Duck Dash categories you’d like to compete in — and don’t forget to include the part about ending at an International Geocaching Day event on August 20!TB Tip #3: Send encouraging messages to your fellow geocachers using the Message Center — encouraging being the key word here. Trackable racing is a polite sport!Sample Mission StatementEvery trackable entered into HQ Duck Dash will receive a special digital icon, helping to identify it as part of the race.This trackable is competing in the HQ Duck Dash!This trackable is racing in the HQ Duck Dash 2016. To be eligible for global recognition and eternal bragging rights, it needs to make it to a geocaching event on International Geocaching Day (August 20, 2016). You can find a list of events here: https://www.geocaching.com/calendar/ is competing in the following race categories: Most Geocaches InvolvedMost Story-Worthy Moment (Best Log)Please move this trackable to its next geocache and leave a nice log about your experience to help it meet its goal! Thank you!Go here to learn more about the HQ Duck Dash.What tips do you have for trackable racing success? Tell us in the comments below.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Final Four trip got FEU ‘too excited’ that led to loss vs UST

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid An hour and a half later, the Lady Tamaraws found themselves on the losing end when University of Santo Tomas had its way against them 25-23, 25-18, 25-23.FEU head coach George Pascua said that his team was felt content upon knowing they’re already assured of a semifinals spot after UP lost.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I saw their body language, it may be hard to admit, but they were already happy when UP lost against NU,” said Pascua in Filipino. “That wasn’t the one we aimed for today, what we wanted was to beat UST.”The Golden Tigresses ended their Sunday as the No. 3 team in the tournament with a 9-4 record while the Lady Tamaraws settled for the fourth spot at 8-5. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Graduating Sisi Rondina raring to lead UST in Final Four Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, dropped out of the Final Four race after their loss to the Lady Bulldogs.Pascua said his team was “overwhelmed” when FEU locked up a Final Four seat that its performance against UST wasn’t at par with what he expected.“I don’t know what happened. Maybe they were too excited when they knew that they were going to the Final Four,” said Pascua. “I didn’t see what we practiced in preparation for UST.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU coach George Pascua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University went from ecstatic to miserable in a span of less than two hours.The Lady Tamaraws earned their Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when National University beat University of the Philippines, 25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 17-15, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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