爱上海,上海419论坛,上海龙凤419 – Powered by Brooklynn Wilbert!

Honduras top Panama, qualify for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted on by

first_imgEDDIE Hernandez converted a penalty kick and Honduras (3W-0D-0L, 9 points) clinched a berth in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over hosts Panama (1-1-1, 4) in a spirited Copa Centroamericana encounter Tuesday night at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Honduras, who won their first three matches in the competition for the fourth time, remain atop the six-team table with nine points.The Panamanians had their tournament-record unbeaten streak snapped at 16 games and sit in fourth place – trailing third-place El Salvador on the most-goals-scored tiebreaker – with four points from three matches.The scoreless stalemate was broken in the 36th minute, when Hernandez rolled a penalty kick into the left side of the net, as Panama goalkeeper Jose Calderon dived the other way. Referee Jair Marrufo had pointed to the spot after ruling that defender Luis Ovalle pulled Hernandez down inside the box.Hernandez’s second goal of the tournament came just five minutes after teammate Marcelo Canales put a blistering free kick from 30 yards just over the crossbar.Panama pushed hard for an equaliser, but were unable to break down a Catracho defence that had now conceded one or fewer goals in 21 of their last 22 Copa Centroamericana matches.Tony Taylor had a quality chance to level for the Canaleros in the 54th minute, beating an offside trap and cutting inside the box, before his low shot from 12 yards out was stopped by goalkeeper Donis Escober.Moments later, Panamanian midfielder Armando Cooper sent a dangerous ball across the face of the goal, but Marcelo Pereira slid to clear at the edge of the six-yard box.Panama’s best chance came in the final minute of regulation. Arabe Unido star Edgar Yoel Barcenas chipped an effort that forced Escobar into a leaping save.Honduras are three-time champions of the tournament, last winning in 2011. Panama, who have lifted the trophy once (2009), lost previously against Costa Rica 3-0 on January 23, 2009.Both sides return to action tomorrow as Honduras face Costa Rica.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Beat writers predict mixed outcomes for Syracuse’s matchup with No. 2 Virginia

Posted on by

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Phil D’Abbraccio (21-8): Virginia 58, Syracuse 49Meet VirginiaRakeem Christmas’ Carrier Dome career ends on a sour note. And if it isn’t capped off by another slow walk to the Syracuse bench after fouling out, it’ll be by a walk of dejection as Syracuse is stumped by another top-five team’s defense. The Orange appeared to have exerted all of its energy throwing punches at top 12 teams in Louisville and Notre Dame when it came time to square off with Duke. SU’s offense was listless then. And against a tougher defense Monday night, the Orange’s odds of putting the ball in the basket enough to win aren’t any better.Jesse Dougherty (22-7): Virginia 55, Syracuse 50Not hoo pretty This is going to be an ugly one. Really, really ugly. Syracuse has a lot of trouble scoring against tight man-to-man defenses — see, Duke — and Virginia is without its best perimeter threat in Justin Anderson. So how these two teams will score is beyond me, but it has to happen, right? One of Michael Gbinije or Christmas will carry the offensive load for the Orange and the Cavaliers will get theirs going to the rim. In the end, SU can’t penetrate the UVA defense enough to stay in the game down the stretch.Jacob Klinger (23-6): Syracuse 51, Virginia 49Hoos ball is it anyway?Virginia is like the 2006-07 Chicago Bears – all defense and really good in spite of its offense. But now the Cavaliers are without Anderson, which means it’ll be like actually having Rex Grossman playing basketball. And Syracuse shoots like — well, you’ve seen this season. So this becomes a game of chaos and rebounds. Christmas, a gloriously ugly finish and sports don’t make sense. So SU will win, barely. Comments Published on March 2, 2015 at 6:19 pmlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Michael Jordan on allegations he pushed off for Game 6 winner vs. Jazz: ‘Bulls—’

Posted on by

first_img“Everybody said I pushed off,” Jordan told the documentary crew. “Bulls—. His energy was going that way. I didn’t have to push him.”MJ doesn’t think he pushed off on Bryon Russell #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/hI9lPTDota— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods) May 18, 2020MORE: Remembering what happened before MJ’s Game 6 shot Michael Jordan’s parting shot with the Bulls — a Game 6 winner in the 1998 NBA Finals — has long prompted complaints from Jazz fans that he pushed off on Bryon Russell to find enough space to pull up.Jordan took the final episode of “The Last Dance” on Sunday as a chance to insist there was no offensive foul on the play. It’s predictable that Jordan would want to defend one of his most memorable moments in strong terms. After all, he spent the entire documentary series beating back much smaller inferences he ever did wrong on the court. It’s also possible that he’s correct and the push never occurred, though fans in Utah would disagree with that assessment.After Jordan said his piece on the moment, broadcaster Bob Costas appeared to agree that no push happened.“… the equivalent of a maître d’ showing someone to their table.”— Bob Costas… chef’s kiss with that one.— Sergio Gonzalez (@thatgonzalez) May 18, 2020It would have been great to hear the perspective of a Jazz player regarding the play. History, though, is written by the victors.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Birthday boy Kyle wins the Brabazon Trophy

Posted on by

first_img South Africa’s Kyle McClatchie gave himself the perfect 20th birthday present when he won the Brabazon Trophy after a closely fought final round at Woodhall Spa Golf Club. He finished on 10-under par, after getting up and down from a bunker to birdie the last hole and hang on to his slender one-shot lead. Chasing him to the finish line were the England pair of Jack Singh Brar and Jake Burnage, together with Scotland’s Jamie Stewart who hurtled up the leaderboard with a closing round of five-under 68. They shared second place on nine-under. McClatchie becomes the first South African to win the English men’s amateur open stroke play title since Charl Schwartzel in 2002. He went on to win The Masters so who knows what lies in store for the new winner? “This is just amazing, I can’t believe it’s actually happened,” said McClatchie, who had put birthday celebrations on the back burner until after the golf. “I’ve been working my whole life for something like this and all the hard work has paid off.” McClatchie, from Serengeti Golf Club, set off on today’s final round on eight-under and tied for the lead with Singh Brar (Remedy Oak, Dorset) and Burnage (Saunton, Devon) – and with a four shot cushion over the rest of the field. Over the opening holes they jostled for the lead and the advantage passed from player to player as they picked up or dropped shots. But McClatchie opened up a two-shot lead with a birdie on the 12th and from then on there was no budging him as he worked his way to a score of two-under 71. Singh Brar reduced the gap to one shot with his own birdie on 12 but, try as he might, he couldn’t hole the necessary putts to move ahead. He needed an eagle on the last to tie but, again, the putt refused to drop and he settled for a closing 72. “I feel robbed of it,” he said afterwards. “I hit some good shots in but I didn’t hole anything. But it’s a good result and I’d have taken it at the start of the week.” Burnage appeared to drop out of contention when he slipped to six-under after 13 holes, but he kept his foot down and was rewarded with three closing birdies to return 72 and join the tie for second place. He was partnered with Singh Brar and said: “We both played all right and we spurred each other along, but we didn’t hole the putts. It’s sore for now but second in the Brabazon isn’t that bad, is it.” Meanwhile, Stewart was charging up the leaderboard. He started the day on four-over and looked to be out of it after two bogeys in the first three holes. But he played the rest of the round in seven under with a particularly impressive birdie on 18. His second shot finished on a downhill bunker slope but he deftly flipped the ball to within 2ft of the hole. He played the last 36 holes in 11-under par and said: “It really kicked off over the last two rounds and I almost got into a tie, but I couldn’t have done any more and, fair play to Kyle, he played great and was a deserving winner.” England A Squad player Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool) was fifth on seven-under after a closing 70. English amateur champion Dan Brown (Masham) finished on five-under. Click here for full scores Caption: Top, Kyle McClatchie with the Brabazon Trophy. Below, spectators following the action on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa. (Images © Leaderboard Photography). 28 May 2017 Birthday boy Kyle wins the Brabazon Trophy last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Monmouth Arts Continues to Paint a Colorful Picture

Posted on by

first_imgTeresa Staub, the new executive director of Monmouth Arts, helps spread the news of the group’s work in the arts.By Mary Ann Bourbeau |RED BANK – Monmouth Arts, the county’s official arts agency, is dedicated to promoting a vibrant arts community that enhances the quality of life for all of its residents.Teresa Staub took over in February as executive director and she’s looking forward to getting the word out about the organization to both artists and residents alike. Staub worked as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society for 11 years. Her daughter became involved with Phoenix Productions in Red Bank, and instead of waiting for her in the car, Staub started helping the theater group with props. Before she knew it, she was producing a show.“Once I got involved, I absolutely loved it,” she said.She was a fundraiser for New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan and the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal before coming to Monmouth Arts.“I am so proud to be a part of a nonprofit that allows our arts community to flourish,” she said. “Through its many programs and services, Monmouth Arts sparks cultural growth as well as provides much-needed funds to arts organizations to create a thriving cultural environment.”Monmouth Arts’ programs are made possible through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Monmouth County Historical Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. With an annual budget of $500,000 and a five-person staff, the organization supports artists and arts groups through a multitude of efforts such as networking events, workshops, art walks, grants and other resources. Some of the professional development opportunities include workshops on strategic planning, using social media and developing an artist statement. The organization also publicizes artist performances and exhibitions in e-blasts, through social media and on the website.Monmouth Arts was founded in 1971 after the Junior League of Monmouth County saw the need for a central agency to coordinate and assist all county artists and arts organizations. It began with seed money from the Junior League and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In 1973, an anonymous donor provided funds to purchase Walter Reade’s Carlton Theatre in Red Bank, later renamed the Count Basie Theatre in honor of Red Bank native William James “Count” Basie. Although they are both still located at the same Monmouth Street address, the two non- profits separated in 1999 so that each could better focus on its individual mission. “People should stop by to find out all we do,” said Staub.The Monmouth Arts community is made up of 75 nonprofit arts groups, 1,400 artists and 3,080 creative businesses such as art galleries, theater groups, bookstores, music and arts academies, dance schools, design, advertising, architecture and publishing businesses. It also has many individual arts supporters.“I always look at Monmouth Arts as the group behind the curtain,” said Staub.The Monmouth Teen Arts Festival, which takes place every March at Brookdale Community College, is one of its biggest events, attracting 2,000 middle and high school students each year. Sneak Peek Film and Reception events are held in conjunction with Bow Tie Cinemas, Sony Pictures Classics and area restaurants. The next one will take place on June 15 at Front Street Trattoria, followed by a screening of “Maudie” at Bow Tie Cinemas.The 2017 Monmouth County Senior Art Show will run from Aug. 4-30 at the Monmouth County Library headquarters in Manalapan, with a special reception on Aug. 16. First place winners in both professional and non-professional levels across 11 categories will advance to the state competition.“I think people would be surprised to see all we offer the community,” said Staub. For more information, visit www.monmoutharts.org.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at mbourbeau@tworivertimes.com.This article was first published in the June 1-June 8, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , .

Saints continue to build for next season, ink Arie Postmus of the Hawks

Posted on by

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program has dug into the Beaver Valley Nitehawks program to score defenceman Fruitvale native Arie Postmus to the Saints beginning in the 2013/14 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Postmus joins the Saints following three seasons with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Beaver Valley Nitehawks.He finished second on the Nitehawks in scoring by defencemen last season with 23 points in 50 games and added another six points in 13 playoff contests. Overall, Postmus suited up in 183 games for Beaver Valley, scoring 18 times while picking up 70 assists and 233 penalty minutes. The 21-year old also helped the Nitehawks to a KIJHL championship during the 2011/12 season. “Arie is a mobile, puck-moving defenceman who will fit in nicely with the style of game that we play,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He’s been a key piece of a top-end program in the KIJHL and gone through the experience of being a leader and contributor to a championship team, which is important to us. I look forward to Arie developing into a productive and important player at the college level.” Postmus plans to enroll in Selkirk’s Business Administration program. “I’m excited to be able to play close to home and be a part of the team’s new winning tradition,” saidPostmus, who describes himself as a solid all-around defensemen who takes care of his defensive zone first and can play in all situations.”I’m going to focus on getting really good grades and working hard every day to help the team capture another championship.” Postmus is the third defenceman and seventh player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2013/14 season. He joins forwards Darnell Dyck (Langley, BCHL) and Garrett Kucher (Osoyoos, KIJHL), defencemen Stefan Gonzales (Aldergrove, PJHL) and Ryan Procyshyn (Delta, PJHL) and goaltenders Myles Hovdebo (LaRonge, SJHL) and Marcus Beesley (Nelson, KIJHL).last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , .

George W Bush And Michelle Obama Join African First Ladies In Tanzania

Posted on by

first_imgThe George W. Bush Institute has kicked off the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.George and Laura Bush Join Michelle Obama and the African First LadiesCredit/Copyright: Paul Morse for the George W. Bush Presidential CenterAttended by George W. Bush and with support from ExxonMobil, the two-day summit brings together Heads of State, current and former First Ladies, government officials, academics and representatives from non-profit and private sector organizations around the world to focus on effective investments in women that lead to greater stability and prosperity in countries.“The Bush Institute is proud to bring some of the brightest minds together to work on improving access to education, health services and economic opportunity for women and children across Africa. This Summit gives us the opportunity to exchange best practices and harness the power of public-private partnerships to further establish significant investments in women here,” said Bush Institute Executive Director James Glassman.The Summit will highlight the critical role First Ladies play as advocates for women and girls, and provide examples and models of programs that are working to better the lives of women and girls across the continent.“The inclusion of women and girls in all aspects of society strengthens the stability of nations,” said Charity Wallace, Director of the Women’s Initiative at the Bush Institute. “Improving the lives of women and girls with education and economic opportunity provides the fastest way to growing a nation’s economy, raising living standards and promoting peace.”Day one features a discussion between current and former First Ladies of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama and Mrs. Laura Bush, moderated by Cokie Roberts. Panel discussions will highlight empowering women entrepreneurs through technology and improving agricultural outcomes for female farmers. Attendees will then head to off-site visits to NGOs focused on cervical and breast cancer, women’s entrepreneurship, and education.Day two includes moderated panels on the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative to combat cervical and breast cancer, as well as a panel on critical interventions in education and literacy. The panels are followed by a summit village networking session and a call to action session.“We know that when women have access to the right tools, training and opportunities, they act as catalysts for broader economic and social advancement. This Summit is a critical part of the ongoing dialogue and collaboration between governments, the private sector and community organizations to advance economic development and improve lives across the continent,” said Suzanne McCarron, President of ExxonMobil Foundation & General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation.Additional participants include Mrs. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; the Honorable Nancy G. Brinker, Chair, Global Strategy, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control; the Honorable Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Dr. Martin Fisher, Co-Founder and CEO, KickStart International; Dr. Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines; the Honorable Leslie Rowe, Ambassador, Office of Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State; and the Honorable Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations.African First Ladies expected to attend include Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Spouse, Vice President of Ghana; Mrs. Chantal Campaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso; Mrs. Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, First Lady of Mozambique; Dr. Christine Kaseba, First Lady of Zambia; Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania; Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of Sierra Leone; Mrs. Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady of Uganda; Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia; and Mrs. Nompumelelo Zuma, First Lady of South Africa.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , .

A local organization helping people pay for spayin

Posted on by

first_imgA local organization helping people pay for spaying or neutering their pets is celebrating its fourth anniversary this weekend with a fundraiser.Cans for Kritters is offering a fun-filled event at Riverside Feed and Seed in Northport 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The organization helps raise money by collecting cans and monetary donations to ensure people who need their animals spayed or neutered can get those services.All money raised at the event will go toward a new transport vehicle for the organization, said Darlene Richardson.“We desperately need a new van to put the animals in and be able to do more, because the more room we have the more we can do,” Richardson said.last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .