City League Roundup…Allderdice, Perry red hot, Carrick blows out Westinghouse

first_imgRunning back Patrick Ferguson provided most of the offense, carrying the ball 28 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Mike Pfleger completed 5 of 16 passes for 54 yards for the Dragons.“I’ve been a part of teams before where we’d start off 3-0 and finish 3-6,” said Haslett. “I can’t predict the future but I don’t intend for it to happen that way.”Perry 40, Peabody 6Greg McGhee completed 10 of 16 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 10-yard scramble in the first quarter. The Commodores defense forced Peabody’s quarterback, Donte Forte, to throw three interceptions. He finished with 9 of 20 completions for 94 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Sean Momnan in the second quarter.Schenley 24, Oliver 0Schenley picked up its first win Saturday as the defending City League champs beat Oliver 24-0. The Spartans defense was impressive, allowing only 60 yards of total offense from Oliver. They also got good performances from a trio of running backs that produced three touchdowns and 118 yards.“We’ve wanted to be considered a running team for some time now,” said Schenley coach Jason Bell. “We’d like to be consistent with that, running the ball 60 percent and passing the ball 40 percent, and it felt good to see that we’re getting closer to that.“DeAndre Black was on the receiving end of a 71-yard touchdown pass from Calvin Beck in the second quarter. Black also scored on a 4-yard run for the Spartans first score.Running back Shawn Davis made his way back into the lineup after being out for the better part of a month. He carried the ball six times for 43 yards, including a 17-yard score in the third quarter.“I’m just glad to back so I can help our team win,” said Davis.Myles Catlin also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 26 yards, rushing, on 13 carries.Carrick 42, ­Westinghouse 0Carrick got their first win with an impressive blow­out victory against Westinghouse.Rasheed McKamey had rushing touchdowns of 33, 4 and 2 yards. Quarterback Henry Myers completed 5 of 10 passes for 94 yards, including a touchdown to Zach Roche that went for 38 in the second quarter.Robert Fields scored on a 67-yard interception return. He also went the distance on a punt return from the 40 yard line in the second quarter to put the game out of reach early for the Raiders.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League football and add your comments to our website at www.new­pittsburgh­courieronline.com.) Allderdice 12, Brashear 0Allderdice exceeded its win total for the past two seasons combined with a 12-0 win against Brashear last Thursday at Cupples Stadium.“It seems like we’re starting to wake up here as of late,” said Allderdice’s coach, Jerry Haslett. “We have Peabody next week and I’m not worried too much about what’s behind us. I want to keep pressing forward and win games.” RUNNING WILD—Rasheed McCamey of Carrick ran wild on the Cupples turf against Westinghouse, Sept. 17. McCamey rushed for three touchdowns in the 42-0 win against the Bulldogs. last_img read more

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Nelson players earn selection to U15 BC Cup

first_imgThe Nelson players were selected following a vigorous three-day camp during which participants were put through numerous on and off ice training and skills development sessions.Five zones throughout the province hosted more than 300 players during the tryouts. The Nelson players attended a camp in Trail.During the BC Cup, BC Hockey and the Western Hockey League will be putting the players through the WHL Combine Testing.The testing will include on and off ice sessions along with a round robin tournament.  Select players may be invited to the Male U16 Provincial Camp July 11-16, 2017 in Shawnigan Lake.The BC Hockey Male Program of Excellence was introduced in 1980 with the mandate to systematically identify and train the province’s elite-level players for high performance hockey events.The overall objective of the program is to increase the chances of athletes from BC to compete provincially, regionally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal being selected to Hockey Canada’s National Junior or National Senior Team. A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.Eight jamboree style teams have been drafted by BC Hockey evaluators to compete in the tournament. last_img read more

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Disappointing draw for Reggae Boyz … Costa Rica hold Jamaica to 1-1 result

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz were held to a 1-1 draw by Costa Rica in their key CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup qualifier inside the National Stadium last night. Goals in either half by Jamaican midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson and Costa Rica’s Johnny Acosta has left things interestingly poised in the group. The Jamaicans grabbed a deserved lead in the 16th minute after midfielder Watson went low to meet a teasing Kemar Lawrence cross at the back post, sending his header in the opposite direction. They could have been 2-0 up just before half time, but Clayton Donaldson could not make contact with a low cross by Joel McAnuff as the hosts looked comfortable in possession, while enjoying the better chances. Earlier, McAnuff missed one of several Jamaican opportunities as he wasted a glorious chance to send the Jamaicans ahead in the 8th minute, after he was found unmarked at the back-post after a flicked header, which came from a long throw by full back Lawrence. HALF-CHANCES The visitors ended the first half with a couple half-chances themselves, but were not able to break the Jamaican backline. They did, however, get the breakthrough in the 67th minute when Johnny Acosta latched on to a rebound to make it 1-1 after Joel Campbell’s shot was well saved by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. Both teams traded chances but neither could add to the scoreline, leaving the Jamaicans to deal with another disappointing result in front of their home crowd. The Jamaicans now sit on four points with the Costa Ricans improving to seven points. Haiti and Panama played out a 0-0 draw in the group’s other game. The Jamaicans will travel to Costa Rica where both teams will meet again on Tuesday.last_img read more

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DELIGHT AS ROSSES ATHLETE FODHLA MCFADDEN WINS BRONZE AT ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgFodhla McFadden.Rosses ACAll Ireland Medal for Fodhla – Gweedore girl Fodhla McFadden won a fantastic bronze in the triple jump at the All Ireland Junior/u23 Champ’s in the Athlone International Arena at the weekend became the first female athlete to ever win an All Ireland medal in these championships for the club. A huge well done from all at Rosses AC.The Donegal Athletic board held its sports star awards at the weekend with awards for boys u16 – Patrick Marry, girls u16 – Emilly Croke, boys over 16 – Odhran Mac Ruairi, girls over 16 – Fodhla McFadden. Well done to David Geoghegan, Cruit who was 6th in the Fastest Kid competition. Well done to our local schools – Pobalscoil GD, RCS And Pobalscoil CCF who took part in Donegal secondary schools Sportshall final in Raphoe. The club was well represented with athletes from the club in all 3 schools. Congrats to Pobalscoil GD who won the girls comp and to PCC who won the boys. Special thanks to teachers in charge – Gavin ward (RCS), Stephen Doohan (PCC) and Ita Gallagher (PSGD).Nineteen athletes from the North West competed at the Sportshall Athletics to pick Donegal U-13 and U-15 teams for the Ulster Sportshall Athletics Final in Magherafelt on 10th March. In the U-13 Girls Leah Mc Garvey won the 2 lap race, the 4 lap race and the Speed Bounce. Emilly Croke won the Shot Putt. Mia Baikie 2nd in the 2 lap race, 3rd Long Jump and 4th in 4 lap race. Caoimhe Ní Fhearraigh was 3rd in Vertical Jump. Good performances also from Aoibhinn Mc Elroy, Charmaine Caldwell and Grainne Mc Glynn.U-13 Boys – Gaoth Dobhair lad Johnson Bangora was the star performer in the Boys U-13 winning the 2 lap race, Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump and was 2nd in the Triple Jump. Falcarragh lad Conor Coyle in his first year in athletics won the Standing Triple Jump and was 3rd in the 4 Lap race and in the Standing Long Jump. Good performance from John Gallagher, Acres NS in his first competition. Emma Brown, Pobal Scoil Ghaoth Dobhair was the star performer in the U-15 Girls competition. Emma won the 2 Lap race, the 4 Lap race and was 2nd in the Standing Long Jump and the Vertical Jump. Good performances from Aoise Willoughby, Orfhlaith Winters, Mia Mc Devitt, Emma Doherty and Caoimhe Boyle.In the U-15 Boys competition there were good performances from John Boyle, Sean O’Donnell and Joe Sharkey.Good luck to all the North West athletes competing in the Ulster Indoor Athletics Ch’s in Magherafelt this weekend with most competing on the Saturday and a handful competing on the Sunday.Table quiz for Rosses A.C. in Caisleain Oir Annagry on Wednesday 10th February. Starts at 10.00. Your support or donations would be very much appreciated.Registration Due: Reminder that registration fees for the year are now due. Prices for 2016 are: adult €20, 1st child €15, 2nd child €15, 3rd child €10, family €40. It is important that for insurance reasons only registered members of the club are permitted to attend training sessions. Registration lasts for a calendar year (January – December), all membership will expire on 31st December annually regardless of which month it commenced and will need to be renewed again every January. Registration forms can be obtained at any of the club training sessions check facebook, by emailing request to [email protected] for registration form.The club will have about twenty athletes taking part in the Donegal Sportshall Athletics trials being held in the Aura on Sunday 31st January at 1.00pm. Entry fee is €5 and registration opens at 12.30 pm.Sportshall Athletics continues on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leanne Sharkey, Emer McGee and Grace Garvie. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro.Adult training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Estate in Gweedore starting at 7pm. Meet at Euroflex. All levels of athletes or runners welcome.DELIGHT AS ROSSES ATHLETE FODHLA MCFADDEN WINS BRONZE AT ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:athleticsGAAROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

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Evalauting fixed costs on the farm – Part 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Earlier this month, Evan Hahn, Vice President Credit-Agribusiness with Farm Credit Mid-America shared some thoughts on how to better manage fixed costs. Employee and family labor expenses can be difficult to trim but the costs of overpaying for labor or not fully utilizing a workforce can be a drag on earnings.“Identifying ways to improve production efficiency is one strategy for adjusting labor costs,” Hahn said. “For example, precision equipment has allowed farmers to reduce their labor needs while still operating efficiently.”Family expenses is another tough area to find ways to cut down, but Hahn says it needs to be considered. “As farm profits decline with commodity prices, families may need to take a closer look at their living expenses and adapt to living with less income,” Hahn said. “One way to control family living costs is to write yourself a check from the operation every month. Separating your family living funds from operational expenses will keep you from overspending.”As you examine these expenses, Hahn suggests farmers talk to their financial advisor or lender to better understand how these costs impact their balance.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Farm Credit’s Evan Hahn about addition ways to manage fixed costs on the farm.FCMA Financially Speaking Evan Hahn 4.24.17For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America visit e-farmcredit.com/insightslast_img read more

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The Sky Is Falling For Smartphone Maker HTC

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement readwrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Tags:#Android#HTC#now Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Smartphone manufacturer HTC is in disarray. According to a report from The Verge, the company is hemorrhaging executives from its Seattle-based office amid poor sales, internal turmoil and controversy. Within the last several months, HTC has lost its chief produdct officer Kouji Kodera, VP of global communications Jason Gordon and product strategy manager Eric Lin among several others. In a classic “the sky is falling” scenario, everybody is blaming everybody else. Many in HTC blame Facebook for the problems selling the HTC First – “The Facebook Phone” – while others blame erratic snap decisions from CEO and co-founder Peter Chou. See Also:HTC’s Financial Woes Put Pressure On Microsoft & FacebookHTC’s New Smartphones Are Great – Let’s Hope The Company SurvivesHTC’s Problems Go Way Beyond MarketingHTC Earnings Reveal New Foray Into Emerging Marketslast_img read more

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State of Origin

first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will host the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) at Tempe on Friday, 23 August and Saturday, 24 August 2008. The fiercest of rivals will compete in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Men’s 20’s, Women’s 20’s, Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 35’s, Women’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s, Women’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s, and Men’s 50’s divisions to determine the overall winner.The two states last competed in 2006 where NSWTA defeated QTA winning seven of the thirteen divisions. QTA will be looking to add to their three titles won since the inaugural State of Origin Series was conducted at the NSW State Cup in Port Macquarie in 1995.For more information about the 2008 State of Origin, please visit the website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=931&pID=14last_img read more

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Girl Dies after Falling aboard Carnival Glory

first_imgzoom An 8-year-old girl died following a fall while on board a Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, Carnival Glory, while the ship was docked at PortMiami on October 14.As informed, the girl fell from a deck in the ship’s interior atrium to a lower deck. The cause of the fall is yet to be determined by the relevant authorities.“The ship’s medical team responded immediately and the child was transported to the ship’s medical center. The ship’s command immediately contacted Miami Dade Police Department which was on site. She was subsequently transferred via ambulance to a local hospital where, tragically, she succumbed to her injuries. “Our most heartfelt condolences are with the family at this very difficult time,” Carnival said in a statement to World Maritime News.The 2,974-passenger vessel has been handed over to the company by the authorities and its latest AIS data show that it has arrived in George Town, the Cayman Islands.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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