Snow Hill Covered Bridge program planned

first_imgBy Nyttend [Public domain], from Wikimedia CommonsBrookville, In. —  On Monday, October 15 Sue Ferris will present a program about the history of the Snow Hill Covered Bridge at in the El Reparo Restaurant. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 765-647-7365.last_img

Schurrle treble sends Chelsea clear

first_img Press Association German forward Andre Schurrle netted a second-half hat-trick to keep Chelsea top of the Barclays Premier League with a 3-1 win in the west London derby at Fulham, who remain bottom. For Fulham boss Felix Magath, there remains plenty more hard work ahead if his side are to pull clear of trouble, and had only a consolation goal from John Heitinga to show for their spirited efforts on Saturday afternoon. It had earlier been a bright start by the home side in some welcome sunshine. Pajtim Kasami’s cross from the left was flicked wide by Clint Dempsey, when a proper contact from the American could well have put the ball in the net. On 12 minutes, Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg delayed clearing the ball, which saw him closed down by Fernando Torres. The ball ballooned back up off the Chelsea striker and into the penalty area, but Torres could not make the most of the gift, as he mis-kicked and then eventually sent a scuffed cross-shot wide. Fulham had to make a change shortly afterwards as captain Brede Hangeland was unable to continue, and replaced by Dan Burn. On 20 minutes, Richardson got away again down the left and his deep cross picked out Dempsey, but John Terry and Gary Cahill were quick to close the Fulham striker down as he shaped to shoot. Neither side were able to gain much possession in midfield, with some niggling tackles flying in. With five minutes to go until half-time, Fulham tried a well-drilled free-kick from 25 yards which saw three players run over the ball before Kasami sent in a low drive, which Petr Cech got down well to save. However, it took a fine reaction save from Stekelenburg on the stroke of half-time to keep the scores level when he deflected an angled drive from Torres over the crossbar. Chelsea were on the offensive again at the start of the second half, as Schurrle saw a curled effort deflected wide, when Oscar was free on the overlap. The German, though, made no mistake a few moments later when he fired Chelsea ahead on 52 minutes. Hazard – on his 100th Chelsea appearance – chipped a ball down the right, which Schurrle, took in his stride with a superb cushioned header. A darting run saw him surge past Burn and to the edge of the Fulham penalty area, where he coolly slotted the ball under Stekelenburg. Hazard almost crafted a second with a lovely reverse-foot chip to the far post where Richardson just got there ahead of Torres. It was, though, 2-0 on 65 minutes, with the Belgian playmaker again the provider as his slide-rule pass split the Fulham defence as Schurrle slotted in his second from 12 yards. Despite having the game won, Chelsea remained ruthless in attack and Schurrle completed his hat-trick on 68 minutes. Torres brought down a long ball from the goalkeeper, which he flicked on out to Schurrle, who sprinted clear to the edge of the Fulham area before slamming a low shot past Stekelenburg. Fulham at least salvaged some pride from the derby when defender Heitinga bundled the ball in from a corner by Lewis Holtby with 16 minutes left, but it was too little too late. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had been concerned a gruelling midweek Champions League trip to Istanbul would leave his players fatigued for the short journey down to Craven Cottage. However, despite a slow start, the Blues, driven on by brilliant Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, blew Fulham away with three goals in the space of 16 minutes following the restart to stay clear of Arsenal and Manchester City in the championship race. last_img read more

Shamika Marcus defying the odds to succeed

first_imgBy Ras WadadaIN a country where very little is being provided for women’s football development and the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel seems dim, the second local-bred player has broken free from the shackles of the under-development of the sport, here, in Guyana.The first female to do so is goalkeeper Natalie Nedd who is now in her junior year at Graceland University in Iowa.In just under seven years of taking to the “Beautiful Game’ that 23-year-old Shamika Marcus, who hails from the village of Vergenoegen on the East Bank of Essequibo, continues to make positive progress on and off the football pitch. And after her first semester at the Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey she is focussed and determined to succeed.“My first semester at College was tremendous, challenging and interesting. I have learnt a lot, not only academically, but a great lot about myself.“There have been so many lessons about life in my first year at College, and I am truly appreciative of all the experiences and memories so far. At first it was a bit difficult to adapt to the new and different environment but thank God I did. College has definitely made me a stronger individual, willing to accept challenges.“I must add that I am fortunate to be playing with a great and resilient group of young women with an exceptional coaching staff. We had a great season and ended 2nd runners-up in our Region of the NJCAA Division 1 in which I scored 2 goals and had 5 assists.Personally, it has been a first year that can be described, so far, as challenging and fun. The level of play in America is vastly different from in Guyana since it requires a higher level of intensity and more technical awareness,” proclaimed the former Uitvlugt Secondary student who gained passes in 8 CXC subjects in 2014.“My academics are priority for me and I honestly feel there is no other option where my education is concerned, so my focus is finishing my two years at Essex with a high GPA and going on to College for a four-year Bachelor’s degree programme. I believe there is life after football.“It is not easy playing football and studying but the truth is there are so many positives, like it teaches you responsibility on how to manage yourself and time. It is a life skill that you can actually take throughout life and I am enjoying it since it is a learning process on how it can impact on my life in the future”, stated Marcus who attended Philadelphia Primary School at Vergenoegen.The eldest offspring from the union of Keith and Deryl Marcus recalled that it was her Accounts teacher who got her involved in the sport, ”My initiation with the “Beautiful Game’ was in 2013 while attending Uitvlugt Secondary School. It was my teacher Ms Chevon Monchoir, a role model and confidant, whom I admired with much grace that introduced me, and although I was hesitant at first, due to my lack of knowledge, I decided to give it a try and indeed it was the best decision,” a thankful Marcus declared.In an invited comment, teacher Chevon Monchoir professed, “Her attitude towards hard work and commitment to excel earned her accolades in her academics and football. I taught her Principles of Account in Grade 10 and overtime I noticed her athletic ability whenever she played cricket with the boys during recess, so I encouraged her to play football which she declined at first before she eventually committed herself to participate”.“Over the years I have developed a passion for the game and it has become the driving force of my life. My focus on the sport has been persistent hard work and along the way I have experienced tremendous growth and success as well as support from fellow players, close friends and family,” cited the solidly built midfielder who considers herself a utility player.Reflecting on her seven years with the sport, Marcus explained, “In my first year of the sport I was named captain of the school team and we brought 3rd in the West Demerara Football Association’s (WDFA) competition and my performances earned me a place on the WDFA’s female team.The next year, 2014, we improved and won the WDFA Girls Championship. 2016 was a bit disappointing as I was offered a try out at Sporting CP Women’s team in Portugal, but the trip did not materialise. The offer nevertheless provided exposure for me as I was now being viewed as a player with talent and the following year I was called to the Guyana national team’s encampment held in Berbice.That same year 2017, I successfully completed a CONCACAF ‘D’ License Coaching course. In 2018 I was again part of the local National team encampment in the city, this time, and also received my ‘D’ License Certificate”.In 2019, through the instrumentality of former Guyana national footballer, Kevin Beaton, she attended a try-out and secured a 2-year Student Athletic Scholarship at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey.“I started at Essex on September 4, 2019 in pursuit of an Associate degree in Business Management. In fact, I was also offered a scholarship at Bryan and Stratton College in Upstate NY, but chose Essex since it was more financially sound.”According to Marcus, her first love, as regards sports, is certainly cricket and she still has a love for it, but admitted that, “I have no regrets that I stopped playing cricket and switched to football. At a very tender age, I can remember my dad, who was very strict and never wanted me going over to the neighbour’s house or outside to play with my friends on Sundays.And so he would have me stay indoors to watch cricket and that’s how I fell in love with cricket. My family background is more associated with cricket as I have an uncle, Kevon Boodie who has a double-century playing Inter-county for Essequibo and my late grandfather also played cricket.”Despite never making a Guyana National selection the former Lady Fox says she is thankful for the experiences gained from being encamped with national training squads. Marcus gained a 3.83 GPA in her first semester and is expecting a similar or better grade for the 2nd semester, which had to be done from home online and which results will be known shortly.When questioned on the impact of the COVID-19 she replied, “This pandemic has taken a toll on my psyche and it has been extremely stressful having to deal with remote classes and being homesick. Anxiety has become a part of me since this lockdown but I constantly remind myself that there is a God and should not worry, but pray more and seek his presence.“I have been channelling my energies in a spiritual way and trusting and believing that this will soon be over. During this time I am a bit worried about my family at home, but I have been taught the importance of prayers by my granny, Wilma Marcus.“Whenever I start to feel homesick and think about my parents, I remind myself of the reason for being here and I just pray. However, my motivation is always what my parents have taught me because while growing up their emphasis has always been on education and I really want to make them proud. They are not that talkative but I know they are elated at the opportunity I have been given to be here.”Chronicle Sport also caught up with her coach at Essex County College, Monique Douard who was loud in praise, “Shamika is a well-respected individual who takes her schoolwork seriously. She knows what she wants and why she is here. I wish I had many kids like her. She was part of the impact we had last season and towards the end of the season she made a big improvement on her game after adjusting to the fast-paced game here in the USA. I feel this coming season will be her defining season.”Marcus’ parents, along with many others have been very supportive so far: “The GFF has definitely played a pivotal role with needed resources and also Claudia Simon, a Guyanese living in the USA, Forrester Lumber Yard, team mates, family members and friends too numerous to mention. It has been a collective effort that I am really thankful for.”last_img read more

Auwalu, Effiong Emerge New Leaders in Eunisell Boot Race

first_imgEffiong, on the other hand, made sure that he remained as a contender for the Eunisell Boot when he scored an eighth-minute goal for Akwa United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina where they picked a point after Katsina United rallied back to a 1-1 draw.However Auwalu and Effiong will still have to look over their shoulders as Rangers striker Israel Abia with 10 goals is breathing down their neck. The former Sunshine Stars man was not among the goals on Matchday 24.The pair of Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma and Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha, who scored in his team’s 2-1 win over Nasarawa United, are also in the running with nine goals each.The race for the Eunisell Boot continues this midweek with Matchday 25 games.TOP SCORERS11 GOALSNdifreke Effiong (Akwa United)Auwalu Ali (Kano Pillars)10 GOALSIsrael Abia (Rangers)9 GOALSVictor Mbaoma (Enyimba)Ibrahim Mustapha (Plateau United)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kano Pillars striker Auwalu Ali Malam and Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong have forged ahead in the race to win the prestigious Eunisell Boot in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Both players were among the goal scorers over the weekend for their clubs to take their tally for the campaign to 11 goals apiece.Auwalu has been in superb form for Kano Pillars and the forward continued his performance by netting the two goals that ensured his club won 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Sunday.last_img read more

Coleman, Grant combine for 25 points in win over Eastern Michigan

first_img Published on December 4, 2012 at 2:56 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ DaJuan Coleman knows he’s going to get his minutes. As a starter, he’ll get time to make progress. Jerami Grant never knows when he’s going to play, or if he’s even going to see time on the floor. He has two experienced forwards in front of him. When he steps on the court, he has to make the most of the opportunity.Both Coleman and Grant were hyped coming into the season, expected to be dominant presences down low and give Syracuse supreme size on the backline. Their playing time might be different, but their progress is similar. Coleman scored 14 points in 22 minutes in the Orange’s 84-48 win over Eastern Michigan on Monday, while Grant scored 11 points off the bench in 15 minutes.Grant came into the game with just more than six minutes left in the first half, replacing C.J. Fair, and proved to head coach Jim Boeheim that he deserved to be there.“I think it’s good to get him in as much as we can in game situations,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “If you do get a game that you think you can get control of, he was in there when it was close and he responded well. He was probably the best player in the first half on the team.”Grant said he was nervous when he first took the floor. After committing a foul almost immediately after subbing in, Grant wouldn’t make many more mistakes. With just under five minutes left in the first half, he hit a mid-range jumper in the paint that put Syracuse up 22-14.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAbout two minutes later, Brandon Triche grabbed a rebound on an Eagles miss and fed Grant for a fast-break layup. SU transfer Da’Shonte Riley fouled him on the play, and Grant converted the 3-point play.He came up with a huge play defensively less than a minute later with a block on Eastern Michigan’s Matt Balkema.“After I was on the court for a little bit, I started to loosen up,” Grant said. “I just wanted to be as aggressive as possible getting in the game because you never know how long you’re going to play in the game.”It’s different for Coleman.If he starts the game off well, he’s likely to stay in there. And for a player replacing the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Fab Melo, Coleman’s showing steady progression just six games into his time with Syracuse. Boeheim said after the game that if he gets the ball in the right areas, he’s able to finish around the basket.“When I slow down I finish better,” Coleman said. “Don’t try to speed up the shot because when I speed it up I miss sometimes. I just want to be comfortable down low and just play my game.”With just less than five minutes left in the game, he took over for a brief stretch.Rakeem Christmas fed Coleman a perfect pass, hitting him right in the chest under the basket and Coleman smoothly made the layup. On the Orange’s next possession, Triche missed a fadeaway jumper and Christmas followed it up with a miss of his own. But Coleman rebounded Christmas’ miss and got the putback.EMU’s Glenn Bryant then missed a jumper and Triche grabbed the rebound. He then fed Coleman for a fast-break layup. Coleman’s three straight buckets gave him 14 on the night, surpassing his previous high of 12 that he scored against Colgate.“I just want to take it game by game. Tonight I felt real comfortable,” Coleman said. “My main focus is just getting offensive and defensive rebounds and scoring when necessary.”At separate points of the game, Coleman and Grant each showed how they’re progressing through six games.Coleman’s taking it game by game. Grant’s going minute by minute. Either way, they’re making the most of their minutes.“You definitely have to take advantage of the chances you get,” Grant said. “So when I got on the court, that’s what I did.” Commentslast_img read more

Munster star named Player of the Year

first_imgCJ Stander capped off a successful year last night by being named the Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year.The Munster flanker made his international debut in the Six Nations and was also an integral part in the successful Autumn International Series.He also captained his province for most of last season in the absence of Peter O’Mahony.last_img

Grenadian American lawyer indicted for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from…

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC –A Grenadian American lawyer in Brooklyn has been indicted on a grand larceny charge for allegedly withholding proceeds from the US$1.7 million sale of a building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn owned by a retired couple.“This defendant was trusted with funds that he was obligated to give to his clients,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Friday. Withheld $650,000“Instead, he allegedly betrayed that trust and kept $650,000 of his retired clients’ money. We will now seek to hold him accountable for this alleged theft.”The District Attorney identified the lawyer as Gerald Douglas, 50. Douglas was also arraigned on Thursday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun with second-degree grand larceny. He was ordered held on bail of $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash and to return to court on February 6.  Douglas faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.Gonzalez said according to the investigation, between August 2016 and March 2017, Douglas represented a couple in the sale of their nine-unit building at 11A Spencer Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Gonzalez alleged that Douglas represented the victims, a married couple, 70 and 71 years old, at the closing of the sale of their property on September 12, 2016, “at which time he received checks totaling nearly US$1.5 million, which, less the down payment, represented the balance owed.”Made deposits in personal escrow account“It is alleged that the defendant kept the funds, depositing them into his escrow account,” the district attorney said. “He was also in possession of a down payment of US$170,000 that he received in August 2016.” At the end of October 2016, Gonzalez said Douglas sent the victims a check for US$200,000 and a week later wired them US$600,000. In March 2017, Gonzalez said Douglas gave the couple another check for US$100,000.“Despite repeated and urgent requests from the victims, the defendant failed to turn over the balance of the funds, less his legal fee and a broker’s fee, which was approximately US$650,000,” Gonzalez said.last_img read more

‘Aggrieved’ Evans Wants Video Technology After Controversial World Cup Decision

first_imgNorthern Ireland midfielder Corry Evans has aired his thoughts publicly for the first time after he was a victim of a controversial decision in the first leg of his country’s World Cup playoff tie with Switzerland.According to the Blackburn Rovers star, video technology should be introduced for big games after the aforementioned decision denied Northern Ireland a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Corry Evans was penalised for handling in the penalty area by Romanian centre referee Ovidiu Hategan however replays showed that the ball hit him on the back. AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez converted the penalty to give the visitors a 1-0 first leg win.The second leg in Basel ended 0-0 meaning that the controversial decision played a major part in Northern Ireland’s World Cup exit.While speaking with popular media outlet, BBC, Evans stressed the need for video technology. In his words, he said: “Hopefully the referees can look at this, learn from it and introduce video technology a bit sooner.”On his reaction to the decision, Evans, who was also booked thereby missing the second leg with an automatic one-match ban for yellow card accumulation, said he was “quite shocked if truth be told” when the decision was given against him.The 27-year-old further added that: “I was penalised for something I didn’t actually commit. It led to me missing potentially one of the biggest games of my international career. It was a tough pill to swallow.”The Irish FA have already concluded plans to back the implementation of video assistant referees (VARs) after last week’s controversy.On the racist tweet his wife, Lisa, made about the Romanian referee. He said: “I have no control over what people write on social media, just as I have no control over the decision the referee made on Thursday night.”“It has been dealt with and hopefully that is the end of it.” he concluded.His wife had earlier apologised for the racist tweet. RelatedWorld Cup Qualifying Playoffs (UEFA): NI Rue Controversial Decision As Croatia Capitalise On Woeful Greece DisplayNovember 10, 2017In “UEFA”NI Left To Rue Controversial 1st Leg Decision After Playoff Defeat To SwitzerlandNovember 12, 2017In “FIFA””It Was A Sad And Unpleasant Moment For Me” – Referee Regrets Costly ErrorJanuary 12, 2018In “FIFA”last_img read more

Cherry AB unifies all igaming assets under ComeOn business area

first_img Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020 February 21, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Bethard exits UK online gambling scene  June 17, 2020 Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020 Share Anders HolmgrenHaving completed its outright acquisition of Malta-based European online casino operator ComeOn, Stockholm-listed Cherry AB has announced that it will unify its industry igaming portfolio under the acquired ComeOn brand.Confirming its restructuring decision, Cherry AB governance stated that all Cherry iGaming B2C assets, would be moved to the ComeOn brand as of 1 April 2017, with the firm creating a new  ComeOn business division.Updating investors on the organisational restructure, Cherry detailed that its decision would ‘re-emphasise its operational independence, aligning with other business areas owned and built up by Cherry AB.’New Cherry AB Chief Executive Anders Holmgren detailed to stakeholders “By clearly branding this business area we are, just as with XCaliber, Game Lounge and Yggdrasil, being even more clear and specific about how we build shareholder value, while supporting and acknowledging the diverse needs of each of our business areas,”Jonas Wåhlander CEO of ComeOn welcomed the decision by Cherry, stating  “We are building a business area, merging Cherry iGaming and ComeOn !, with some brands within it and setting a new unified culture and actionable values. We, therefore, wanted to take this opportunity to have a really good think about what name mirrors this the best. After spending some time we weren’t able to point to any brand alternative being on par or better than ComeOn!. It’s simply a great name and perfectly summarises our cultural attitude,”last_img read more

CAFCC: New GFA President pays Kotoko visit ahead of San Pedro clash [PHOTOS]

first_imgNewly elected President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku, has urged Kumasi Asante Kotoko to go all out and clinch victory in their final CAF Confederation Cup qualifier against San Pedro on Sunday.Okraku paid a visit to the players and officials of the Porcupine Warriors ahead of the crunch encounter. Kotoko will take on San Pedro in the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, before travelling to the Ivory Coast for the second leg on November 3 at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny.last_img read more