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High school football preview: Henninger

first_imgAs recently as 2014, Henninger was one of the best programs in Section III. The Black Knights went 12-1 that season, but then head coach Dave Kline shipped off to Cicero-North Syracuse. His staff followed. Since then, Henninger has yet to win more than two games in a season. With senior quarterback Alex Doughty back there’s thoughts that head coach Kevin Ryan — who took over after Kline’s departure — can bring the winning back.“Henninger football to me, it’s pride,” Doughty said. “It’s how you carry yourself. You’ve got to play with that chip on your shoulder because you know you represent Henninger.”Here’s The Daily Orange’s preview of the 2018 Henninger football team.2017 record: 2-7Head coach: Kevin Ryan; entering fourth season as head coachAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDriving distance from SU: 1.9 milesPlayers from last year’s team who graduated: 14Notable returners: Alex Doughty, QB, seniorTyler Coon, OL/DL, seniorElijah Underwood, WR/CB, seniorMyquell Brown, RB/LB, seniorOpening game: Aug. 31 at West Genesee Key storyline:Seniors try to reinstill what Doughty called “Heninger football,” referring to the winning tradition of the Black Knights in the early 2010s. Comments What they’re saying:WR/CB Elijah Underwood: “Our motto is ‘maximum effort.’ On the field, off the field, just trying to focus on having a good season.”QB Alex Doughty: “As long as we get the opportunities to put the ball in the end zone, it doesn’t matter how we do it. Me and my guys, we’re gonna go out here, doesn’t matter how we run it, we’re gonna put the ball in the end zone.”Doughty: “Henninger football to me, it’s pride. It’s how you carry yourself. You’ve got to play with that chip on your shoulder because you know you represent Henninger, and you’ve got to come out and you’ve got to represent. But you’ve got to do it the right way.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more

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Gift of the Givers and P&G bring clean water innovation to SA

first_imgProcter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water programme has donated enough of its powdered purification sachets to clean 10-billion litres of water around the world. (Images: P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water)By Play Your Part reporterSince 2004, American multinational company Procter & Gamble (P&G) has been distributing its sachets of water-purifying powder across the globe through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water programme. In 11 years, the sachets have made 10-billion litres of water clean and drinkable – six billion of those litres in 39 African countries.Now the company is bringing its technology to South Africa, partnering with local relief organisation Gift of the Givers to distribute the sachets.To celebrate the purification of the 10-billionth litre of water and launch the project locally, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water programme held its first event in South Africa at Thabotona Primary School in Tsietsi informal settlement, Ekurhuleni, earlier this month.At the event, rapper and TV personality ProVerb demonstrated to schoolchildren how one sachet can purify 10 litres of dirty water in just 30 minutes – a day’s supply for a family of five.Khululiwe Mabaso, P&G’s director for corporate social investment in sub-Saharan Africa, said lack of access to clean drinking water was a global problem. “This crisis is particularly prevalent in Africa, with 319-million people in sub-Saharan Africa lacking access to improved drinking water.”Mabaso said the water purifier came out of P&G laundry detergent research. “Each four-gram packet, which uses powder technology, can purify 10 litres of heavily contaminated water wherever it is needed, which is enough clean water for a family of five for a day.”She added that the packets are easy to transport, and require only a bucket, a cloth and a stir stick to complete the purification process in 30 minutes. “With the assistance of our 150 partners in 75 countries around the world, we have helped provide the power of clean drinking water to millions of people who need it most.”ACCESS TO CLEAN WATERAccess to clean water is a global emergency. Unicef estimates that 1.8-billion people globally drink contaminated water.Water-related diseases, such as typhoid, bilharzia and cholera, affect countless African communities. Stagnant water is a breeding site for mosquitos, which spread malaria, yellow fever and dengue.Children are particularly affected by this scourge. Diarrhoeal disease, usually caused by poor water quality, hygiene and sanitation, is the third leading cause of death among children under five. It is estimated that almost 340 000 children globally die from these diseases every year.Mabaso explained that clean water can also increase productivity in communities. “It means more people can work. It enhances productivity at individual, household, community and national workforce levels. In fact, the World Health Organisation has estimated that every $1 invested in clean water, sanitation and hygiene generates $4 in increased productivity, which enables sustainable and equitable economic growth.”CHILDREN’S SAFE DRINKING WATER PROGRAMMEThe Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme has pledged to help people purify 15-billion litres of clean water globally by 2020.“That’s five billion more litres of clean water in just four years to assist in achieving one of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals – ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” said Mabaso.last_img read more

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Beermen wary of inconsistent starts heading into playoffs

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel is primed for yet another title run heading into the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with an 8-2 record and one more eliminations game in its schedule.The Beermen brushed off also-ran Blackwater, 124-113, Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome to tack on two straight wins, their first win streak since going 5-0 at the start of the conference, but earning their 8th win wasn’t met without hardships.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ For the past five games, the Beermen has played inconsistent, with sluggish starts to their games.Though their record of 3-2 in the last five games seems respectable, the first halves have been pedestrian at best.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAnd that is an area of concern for the Beermen, despite both outings ending in wins“We’re worried about our performance because we’ve started slowly in our past two games and we can’t afford to have games like that,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria.center_img Marcio Lassiter, who finished with 21 points and eight steals against the Elite, said it all boils down to how their defensive intensity responds to their opponent’s offensive power.“We understand that the playoffs are around the corner and we have to continue to step up and play the defense we’re capable of playing,” said Lassiter. “It shouldn’t take us a half to realize that. We should be able to do that from the beginning, no matter who we’re playing.”Austria, pointing to the league’s intangibles, said even if they get to take one of the top two spots in the conference, he’s still wary of the 7th or 8th seeded teams come playoff time.“Even if we get to the top two, we’re still not assured of a sure spot because the teams in the bottom have the materials to beat any team in the league and we should be very careful because every team wants to beat us,” said Austria.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel, despite winning three out of five in the recent stretch, has been outplayed in the first 24 minutes of play.Opponents were outscoring the Beermen 54 points per game to 50 ppg in the first halves of the last five matches.Digging deeper into the numbers, San Miguel has been dismal in the two losses.TnT and Barangay Ginebra ran the Beermen out of the gym in the first 24 minutes, 52.5 ppg to San Miguel’s 40.5 ppg.Even the Beermen’s recent victory over the Elite started off poorly for San Miguel with Blackwater taking an early 72-56 lead going into the third.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA Finals BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

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A-Rod Sues To Overturn Drug Ban

first_imgNEW YORK –  Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport’s drug investigation.As part of the complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, Rodriguez’s lawyers made public the Jan. 10 34-page decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who shortened a penalty originally set at 211 games last August by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract.Horowitz, a 65-year-old making his second decision as baseball’s independent arbitrator, trimmed the discipline to 162 games, plus all postseason games in 2014.“While this length of suspension may be unprecedented for a MLB player, so is the misconduct he committed,” Horowitz wrote.Horowitz concluded Rodriguez used testosterone, human growth hormone and Insulin-like growth factor-1 in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in violation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. He relied on evidence provided by the founder of the now-closed Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic in Florida.“Direct evidence of those violations was supplied by the testimony of Anthony Bosch and corroborated with excerpts from Bosch’s personal composition notebooks, BBMs (Blackberry messages) exchanged between Bosch and Rodriguez, and reasonable inferences drawn from the entire record of evidence,” Horowitz wrote. “The testimony was direct, credible and squarely corroborated by excerpts from several of the hundreds of pages of his composition notebooks.”While the original notebooks were stolen, Horowitz allowed copies into evidence.Rodriguez’s suit accused the Major League Baseball Players Association of “bad faith,” said its representation during the hearing was “perfunctory at best” and accused it of failing to attack a civil suit filed by MLB in Florida state court as part of its Biogenesis investigation.His lawyers criticized Michael Weiner, the union head who died from a brain tumor in November, for saying last summer he recommended Rodriguez settle for a lesser penalty if MLB were to offer an acceptable length.“His claim is completely without merit, and we will aggressively defend ourselves and our members from these baseless charges,” new union head Tony Clark said in a statement.“The players’ association has vigorously defended Mr. Rodriguez’s rights throughout the Biogenesis investigation, and indeed throughout his career. Mr. Rodriguez’s allegation that the association has failed to fairly represent him is outrageous, and his gratuitous attacks on our former executive director, Michael Weiner, are inexcusable.”The suit also claimed the MLB engaged in “ethically challenged behavior” and was the source of media leaks in violation of baseball’s confidentiality rules.Rodriguez’s lawyers said Horowitz acted “with evident partiality” and “refused to entertain evidence that was pertinent and material.” They faulted Horowitz for denying Rodriguez’s request to have a different arbitrator hear the case, for not ordering Selig to testify and for allowing Bosch to claim Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions during cross-examination.They also said Horowitz let the league introduce “unauthenticated documents and hearsay evidence … obtained by theft, coercion or payment,” wouldn’t allow them to examine Blackberry devices introduced by MLB and was fearful he would be fired if he didn’t side with management.Rodriguez asked the court to throw out Horowitz’s decision and find the league violated its agreements with the union and that the union breached its duty to represent him. The case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos.Supreme Court decisions have set narrow grounds for judges to vacate arbitration decisions, instances such as corruption or not following the rules agreed to by the parties.The three-time AL MVP admitted five years ago he used performance-enhancing substances while with Texas from 2001-03, but the third baseman has denied using them since. MLB’s Biogenesis investigation was sparked after the publication of documents last January by Miami New Times.Bosch agreed in June to cooperate with MLB and testified during the hearing, which ran from September until November. Rodriguez’s lawyers attacked his credibility because of that deal, which included reimbursement by MLB for costs of lawyers, up to $2,400 daily for security, insulation from civil suits and a promise to tell law enforcement he was cooperative.“The benefits accorded to Bosch under that arrangement did not involve inducements that the panel considers to be improper,” wrote Horowitz, who chaired a three-man panel that included MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and union General Counsel David Prouty.Horowitz cited the credibility of Bosch’s “unrebutted testimony — testimony which was corroborated by substantial documentary evidence,” and he described the method Bosch and Rodriguez communicated in code, referring to banned substances as “food.”“Once when Bosch sent a message telling Rodriguez that he was going to pick up Rodriguez’s ‘meds,’ Rodriguez replied ‘Not meds dude. Food,’” the arbitrator wrote.Rodriguez did not testify in the grievance, walking out after Horowitz refused to order Selig to testify.At a brief hearing Monday, MLB said it would not discipline Rodriguez for including the decision in his lawsuit. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III brushed aside concerns from the union about confidentiality concerns.“Given the intense public interest in this matter and Commissioner Selig’s disclosures last night on 60 Minutes, it’s difficult to imagine that any portion of this proceeding should be under seal,” Pauley said.The arbitrator noted Bosch and Rodriguez exchanged 556 text messages and had 53 telephone calls in 2012. He said all records of text messages were produced by Bosch, while lawyers for Rodriguez said the Blackberry he used to communicate with Bosch was deactivated last March and Rodriguez no longer had it.The arbitrator said Rodriguez instructed Bosch in one message to “erase all these messages.”Horowitz recounted how Rodriguez was introduced to Bosch after a Yankees game in Tampa, Fla., in July 2010 by A-Rod cousin Yuri Sucart, who knew Bosch through Jorge “Oggi” Velazquez.Horowitz wrote MLB was justified in citing violations of the collective bargaining agreement because Rodriguez “played an active role in inducing Bosch to issue his own public denial on Jan. 29” and “attempted to induce Bosch to sign a sworn statement on May 31” saying he never supplied the player.In determining the length of the penalty, Horowitz cited a 2008 decision in a grievance involving Neifi Perez in which arbitrator Shyam Das ruled “separate uses are subject to separate disciplines.” He said under the discipline system for positive tests, Rodriguez would be subject to at least 150 games for three violations of 50 games. Still, Horowitz thought Selig’s initial penalty was too severe.“A suspension of one season satisfies the structures of just cause as commensurate with the severity of his violations,” he wrote.Rodriguez’s lawyers claimed at worst the case should involve one first violation with a penalty of 50 games, and they said including the 2014 postseason was beyond the scope of Selig’s original discipline. Horowitz rejected Rodriguez’s argument that the lack of a positive test was proof of innocence.“It is recognized Rodriguez passed 11 drug tests administered by MLB from 2010 through 2012. The assertion that Rodriguez would have failed those tests had he consumed those PES as alleged is not persuasive. As advanced as MLB’s program has become, no drug-testing program will catch every player,” Horowitz wrote.In Selig’s notice of discipline to Rodriguez on Aug. 5, he said MLB actively is investigating allegations he received banned substances in 2009 from Dr. Anthony Galea, who pleaded guilty in 2011 to a federal charge of bringing unapproved drugs into the United States from Canada.(By Larry Neumeister and Ronald Blum)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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UEFA Fines PAOK Over Champions League Laser Pointer

first_imgNYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Greek club PAOK after fans used a laser pointer in a Champions League qualifying game.European football’s governing body fined PAOK 22,000 euros ($25,600) for the laser pointer and also because supporters blocked stairwells during the 3-2 home win against Spartak Moscow on August 8.Lasers are banned from games.UEFA also fined Spartak 31,000 euros ($36,000) for “illicit chants” and blocking stairwells, the latest in a string of offenses by the Russian team’s supporters.Greece’s Asteras Tripoli and Montenegro’s Buducnost Podgorica were fined for pitch invasions by fans, while Scottish club Hibernian was punished because supporters used fireworks and threw objects.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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QLD – Level 1 Coaching Course, Burdekin

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a month agoINSIDER: Zidane wants Mendy as Real Madrid first-choice

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Zidane wants Mendy as Real Madrid first-choiceby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is eager for Ferland Mendy to establish himself.The France left-back was signed this summer from Lyon and is battling Marcelo for a place in Zidane’s starting XI.And Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, revealed: “Mendy is a player that I think is the great success of the signings. “The idea that Zidane has is that he is the starting left side, the first-choice in all the lineups.”Physically, he is out-of-the-box and he is going to be a star in Madrid. He (Zidane) likes him better than Marcelo right now.” last_img read more

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7 days agoWOW! Vidal delivers home truths to Barcelona pal Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say WOW! Vidal delivers home truths to Barcelona pal Dembeleby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArturo Vidal insists Barcelona must keep hold of Ousmane Dembele.Despite his problems off the pitch, Vidal says the France attacker has world class potential.He told L’Equipe: “Above all, Ousmane is a footballer with a crazy talent. When he reaches maturity, he will be an important player for Barça and the France team. “But, clearly, he needs to mature. To listen to his body, to be better prepared to avoid injuries. In football, if you want to be the best, you have to get up, eat and go to bed thinking football. And then, do not rest on your achievements. “Football evolves so fast, you have to constantly innovate, discover other ways to surprise the opponent, be curious … You can not bet everything on your talent. I think Ousmane will realise at some point that he has to do more.” last_img read more

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Stars To Relaunch Art For Amnesty At Amnesty International USAs 50th Annual

first_imgLegendary musicians and some of the world’s top artists and filmmakers – including Annie Lennox, Harry Belafonte, Oscar winner Laura Poitras, Jesse Williams, Piper Kerman, and MTV World General Manager Nusrat Durrani – will join Steven W. Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International USA, for a press event scheduled during the organization’s 50th Annual General Meeting.A plenary discussion, “The Gatekeepers of Truth,” featuring the musicians and artists will immediately follow the press event at 4 p.m.The gathering coincides with the relaunch of Amnesty International USA’s Art for Amnesty program in partnership with the global Art for Amnesty, which works with artists, musicians, filmmakers, museums, art galleries, and entertainment industry non-profits around the world committed to human rights. By adding their voices to the organization’s campaigns, artists help reach out to their audiences. Using their exceptional skills and talents, they spread the human rights message across countries and continents and inspire people to act.The Annual General Meeting will be held in Brooklyn, N.Y. from March 20-22 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. AIUSA will be celebrating 50 years of gathering human rights activists from around the country who come together to engage in networking opportunities, actions, inspiring plenaries, outstanding key notes, and hands-on workshops as well as to shape the policies of the organization.The theme of this year’s AGM is “From Moment to Movement” because AIUSA believes every action taken to defend and advance human rights makes the global human rights movement stronger and ever more unstoppable. The event will elevate all the ways Amnesty International sustains activism and drive impact while celebrating their collective power to create solutions that respect everyone’s human rights.The Annual General Meeting gives AIUSA members, staff and allies the opportunity to come together to take action, participate in workshops and hear from experts, policymakers, celebrities and activists on pressing human rights issues.In the past year, AIUSA has been at the forefront of human rights developments both in the U.S. – including observing the protests in Ferguson, Mo. and calling for reparations for those tortured decades ago while in the custody of the Chicago Police Department – and abroad, including calling for the protection of civilians terrorized by the armed group Boko Haram in Nigeria and urging for the release of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia.Updates to the conference schedule, including event descriptions, notable guests and media opportunities, will be posted regularly to
WHAT: Press Conference with Artists for Amnesty leadership during Amnesty International USA’s 50th Annual General Meeting.WHEN: March 21, 2015, 3:00 PM EST followed by 4:00 PM plenary with the artists, actors, musicians, and filmmakers.WHERE: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn BridgeSource:AmnestyUSA.orglast_img read more

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Northern BC gets new indigenous tourism specialist

first_imgMartin will be based in the Northern BC Tourism Association office in Prince George. Her first official day was March 6th. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Northern British Columbia Tourism Association and Indigenous Tourism British Columbia announced yesterday that they have hired Lucy Martin as the new Regional Indigenous Tourism Specialist dedicated to northern British Columbia.Martin previously served as a councillor of the McLeod Lake Indian Band, and as Economic Development Manager for Tse’khene Community Development Corporation. The Tourism Association said that Indigenous tourism sector generated approximately $705 million toward B.C.’s GDP last year, led by domestic tourists and those from the U.S., China, Germany, and the U.K.“Indigenous Tourism is a fast growing industry,” said Indigenous Tourism BC CEO Tracy Eyssen. “In order to meet the growing demand for authentic Indigenous experiences and products, we at ITBC need to work together with Indigenous communities to facilitate the supply of authentic Indigenous experiences and products. Lucy’s connection to her culture and those of the Northern Indigenous people will make her a great addition to our team and our activator for Indigenous tourism.”The two organizations said that the focus of Martin’s work will be to engage Indigenous businesses and communities with development and planning of tourism opportunities, and link them with programs to help implement those plans.last_img read more

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