Cross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic

first_imgCross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic Oct. 6, 2007ORLANDO, Fla. – The West Florida Men finished 14th as a team, and the Women finished 15th as a team in the 12th Annual Walt Disney World Classic this past Saturday in Orlando. The meet was one of the largest Invitational races of the year, as 327 runners from 45 teams competed in the men’s 8k race, and 366 runners from nearly 50 women’s teams competed in the 5k event, run in muddy conditions.Coach Matt Dobson was pleased overall as he discussed the race. “The team had a great showing. The race conditions were amazing, rain all day Friday and through the night. So it was like running in a swamp for a lot of the course. What impressed me the most about the team, especially the women is that even with the tough conditions they ran pretty good times. So, I know where their conditioning level is and now it is time to fine tune as we prepare for the conference championships in less than two weeks.”Senior Diana Sitar (Las Vegas, Nev.) was the top finisher for the women in the 5k run, crossing the finish line in 39th place with a time of 19:17. Freshmen Josh McEachin (Tallahassee, Fla.) was the first finisher for the men, with an 80th place finish in 27:41 for the 8k (5 mile) event. The men ran as a strong pack, as the top six Argos finished within 50 seconds. Immediately behind McEachin, was Eric Mayes (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.) in 84th place with a 27:47.Senior Jordan Theuerkauf (Wausau, Wisc.) placed 98th in 28:03, while teammate Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.) was right behind him in 99th place with a time of 28:04. Justin Gates (Jr. / Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) rounded out the scoring for the Argos with his 116th place finish in a time of 28:27. The Argos team score for the men’s race was 450, as they outscored regional rivals Florida Tech and Valdosta State. South Dakota was the team champion with 108 points, while Nicolas Kering of Chattahoochee Tech was the overall winner in 25:04.For the women, Margaret Harter (Jr. / Milton, Fla.) also finished under 20 minutes for the 5k run, as she placed 58th in 19:38. Kelli Midden (Fr. / Boca Raton, Fla.) was 108th in a time of 20:26, while Rebecca Thielemann (Sr. / Dunnellon, Fla.) finished in 130th place with a 20:40 time. Rounding out the team scoring for the women was Katherine Ragia (Jr. / Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.) in 193rd place with a time of 21:44. The women’s team score was 466, as they outscored regional rivals Valdosta State and Florida Tech. The University Tampa was the Women’s team champion, and they were lead by Laura Woznicki, who was the overall women’s winner in a time of 17:41.Also competing for the Argos in the 8k run, was Andrew Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.), who finished 123rd in a time of 28:32. Three other freshmen finished for the men, as Reynolds Griner (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 156th in 29:06, while Sean Jansen (Lutz, Fla.) was 163rd in 29:10, and Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 173rd in 29:41. Also finishing for the women was Senior Lindsey Failing (Pace, Fla.), who completed the 5k run in 22:54.So far this season, the men’s record against D-II schools and below is 40-8, while the women’s record is 42-7. Dobson explained, “It’s been a good year despite all the injuries. We hope to have (Brian) Gowin (Sr. / Pensacola, Fla.) back for conference, and will fill a complete women’s team, if the rehabilitation goes well for those women that have been injured.”The Argos will run in an intersquad meet at home this weekend, to prepare for the Gulf South Conference race on October 20th, which will be run in Hoover, Alabama. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Fire at Brook Hill

first_imgFive area fire departments responded to a blaze at Book Hill Golf Clubhouse, north of Brookville.  Franklin County Dispatch got a call in the noon hour Saturday, reporting a golf cart on fire under the deck.  Brookville Fire Department initially responded and found a fire that was said to be electrical in nature and involving utilities.  Cedar Grove, Sunman, Blooming Grove and Liberty departments provided mutual aid.  There were no injuries.  Damages include extensive roof damage, roughly half the deck on the rear of the facility gone, and a total loss of the contents of the basement including golf carts.  However, the golf course was able to open as normal on Sunday.last_img

Cricket News Virat Kohli 30th Birthday: 3 incidents that changed King Kohli’s career

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The whole cricketing fraternity is celebrating Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli’s 30th birthday, who has had yet another fantastic year on and off the cricket field.Kohli, on the field, had a record-breaking year, especially in ODI cricket where he recently became the fastest batsman to cross the 10,000 run-mark. The Delhi lad has scored 1202 runs at a brilliant average of 133.55 in 14 innings this year – magical numbers that definitely deserves a mention with the likes of Sir Don Bradman.However, Kohli’s run to the top has not been smooth from the start. He has faced many difficulties and overcame like a true champion. At an age of 30, when he is enjoying his peak as a batsman and leading Team India with pride and passion, this is definitely the best time of Virat Kohli’s career.Off-the-field too, Virat Kohli is enjoying a beautiful married life with Bollywood star Anushka Sharma.People dream to have a life like Virat Kohli, but very few know what it takes to climb up a mountain.Let us take a look at 3 things that changed Virat Kohli’s career:1. A young Virat Kohli was brought to train in the Raj Kumar Sharma’s coaching clinic in West Delhi Cricket Academy by his father Prem Kohli. At first glance, Raj Kumar was adamant that Kohli didn’t have anything special quality in his bag and was a regular nine-year-old ‘chubby’ kid.”He was like most other boys; restless, enthusiastic, keen to get a stint in the nets. We really hadn’t seen anything extraordinary,” recounts Raj Kumar, an off-spinner in his playing days, in the biography – Driven: The Virat Kohli Story.However, his opinion took a toll soon after as the coach recalled, “I remember vividly. He produced a throw that made heads turn. He was just nine, but the accuracy and power in that throw gave an indication that he had one quality – the feel for the game – and we lost no time in concentrating on Virat.”This was the first time Virat Kohli made a mark, and this was just the beginning of an unforgettable journey. 2. In 2006, Karnataka played Delhi in a Ranji match. After conceding 446 in the first innings, Delhi was left reeling at 14-3. This later became 59-5, as the last recognized batting pair. His partner was younger still – an 18-year-old Virat Kohli. Kohli and Bisht batted their hearts out and by the end of the day Kohli was playing at 40.However, later that night, Virat Kohli received a notice that Prem Kohli – his father- had passed away.The following morning, Delhi Coach Chetan Chauhan had instructed the next batter to pad up as Kohli would be busy attending his father’s funeral. But to their surprise, Virat Kohli showed up on time, fully padded up and said that he “wanted to” bat.Kohli smashed 90 runs and each run was a tribute to his father, who had introduced him to the cricket field.From 14-3, Kohli took Delhi to 211 with now only 36 runs needed to avoid the follow-on. After Kohli’s dismissal when Delhi was fighting tooth and nails for a draw, a young Kohli was cremating his father.3. It was December 2009, Virat Kohli was fighting for his place in the XI and his debut had come sixteen months ago, but he had failed to score a single century till now.India was locking horns against Sri Lanka at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata with a 2-1 lead in the series.Sri Lanka batted first and scored 315-6. In return, India lost both Sachin and Sehwag in the first four overs and their scoreboard read 28-2. However, alongside Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli showed why he was termed ‘special’ by many, he played Malinga with elegance and confidence.Kohli used his feet to perfection against spin, that too in a pitch where stepping out against the spinners was seen as suicidal. Kohli reached the three-figure mark for the first time in ODI cricket and in just 108 balls. His knock was central to India clinching the series and that was the beginning of a confident Kohli, who would smash centuries for fun.Kohli is a rare gem in the world of cricket, who has matched the basics with the innovation to perfection. His elegance while batting is a treat to watch, and his passion while leading the team is only to be admired. Virat Kohli is a talent that comes once in a century, so let us cherish his centuries with the bat.Happy birthday King Kohli.  last_img read more

Other Sports China Open: Saina Nehwal Bows Out, P Kashyap Advances Into Second Round

first_imgFuzhou (China): Saina Nehwal’s lackluster run of form continued as the Olympic bronze-medallist crashed out of China Open on Wednesday following a straight-game opening-round defeat to local favourite Cai Yan Yan. The World No.9 Saina lost 9-21 12-21 in the women’s singles clash that lasted just 24 minutes to make an early exit from the USD 700,000 tournament.However, in men’s singles, Saina’s husband and personal coach Parupalli Kashyap registered a comfortable straight-game victory over Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin. The Indian outsmarted his Thai opponent 21-14 21-3 in 43 minutes. He will face seventh seed Victor Axelson of Denmark in the second round.The mixed doubles pair of Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy also made a first-round exit. The duo went down 14-21 14-21 to Wang Chi-Lin and Cheng Chi Ya of Chinese Taipei.The 29-year-old Saina has been going through a tough phase with regards to her fitness since claiming the Indonesia Masters in January. She made three consecutive first-round exits before reaching the quarterfinal of the French Open last month.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pre-Rush canceled for spring semester

first_imgThe Interfraternity Council will be enforcing the university’s decision to prohibit fraternity pre-rush week parties. This decision comes as part of USC’s effort to change Greek life’s alcohol-centered image, as well as to reduce safety risks and associated costs.Greek · Houses on the Row are prohibited from hosting pre-rush parties this week, because of alcohol incidents and expensive security measures. – Lauren Wong | Daily Trojan“The university felt that alcohol was becoming too big a part of the recruitment process,” said John Martello, vice president of recruitment for IFC. “The university worried about the danger of raging parties the first week of school and hopes to change the first impression freshmen make of Greek life by eliminating those parties.”Another factor in the decision was the huge cost associated with securing the Row during pre-rush parties in the past. During the fall 2012 semester, two nights of Welcome Back parties cost the university $20,000 in security measures, according to Martello.The IFC had no role in the decision but supports it fully and plans to enforce it, according to IFC President Ofek Lavian.This new policy means that no parties will be allowed on 28th Street, better known as the Row, during the first week of classes. Welcome Back Nights, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the semester that have historically been some of the most active nights on the Row, will be dry for all semesters to come.The traditional Row moratorium during rush will follow from Jan. 18 to Jan. 26, a week of limited social activity implemented “to prepare for and effectively carry out rush,” according to the IFC website. Martello explained that all fraternities must have alcohol out of their houses by Friday, Jan. 18, and a team of IFC members will be patrolling the Row to ensure that this rule is followed. Violators will be written up and referred to the IFC judicial board.Some students are concerned that the party ban will have a negative effect on fraternity recruitment, even though they may agree with the ban’s intention.“I don’t think that freshmen, nor any other college student, should only think of college as a place to party,” Michael Belling, a freshman economics major in Zeta Beta Tau, said. “That being said, I don’t think pre-rush parties define that image for USC. People will form their views of college based on their entire experiences, not only on their first impressions.”Allegra Bishop, a freshman majoring in biological sciences, supports the ban because it will reduce the number of students transported to the hospital, but is skeptical about the effectiveness of the ban in the long-run.“There’s no way to ban parties all semester,” Bishop said. “And there’s definitely no way to keep new freshmen from making their own opinions — whether at a pre-rush party or one the very next week.”Lavian, however, is confident that the new policy will have little effect on fraternity recruitment. He said some fraternities will be hosting off-campus events to replace the traditional pre-rush parties and that rush will continue as scheduled from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24.“I’m 100 percent confident that the policy will have no impact [on recruitment],” Lavian said. “If anything, it will make people more open-minded about all the fraternities and will give everyone a clean slate during rush without the impression they made the week before.”last_img read more

Jennifer Palmieri speaks at Annenberg

first_imgJennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director, spoke at Annenberg’s “Special Event for Women Who Will Run the World” on Thursday. (Gabi Thur de Koos | Daily Trojan)Starting the event with an emotional metaphor about swimming in water, Jennifer Palmieri, former communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and former White House communications director in the Obama administration, described what it was like to realize that she was “living in a world run by men.” The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted Palmieri for the “Special Event for Women Who Will Run the World” Thursday evening at the Wallis Annenberg Auditorium.“I think that the amount of change that’s happening in the world is pretty revolutionary and we can’t talk about how we communicate around that without grasping the kind of change we are going through,” Palmieri began.Palmieri believes that men do not necessarily hold women back, but power systems benefit men and “hold women back.” She explained that the summer of 2015 through the months leading up to the 2016 election made this clear to her.“It was really hard … there was so much vitriol and I tried to wrap my head around, like what is it? Why do people hate her so much?” Palmieri said.This revelation between the “seeds” of her book “Dear Madam President,” which she said she wrote as an open letter of empowerment to the first female president of the United States. She wrote it with the intent to inspire women who are going to “run the world.”“My book in one sentence is that people take their cue from you,” Palmieri said. “If you act like you belong in the room, people think you do.” Palmieri said that there is no right answer concerning the responsibility of the president, but that people should be using their voice.“If you’re not speaking up, you’re not doing your job,” she said.Palmieri argued that the reason people were uncomfortable with Clinton was because she stepped out and did things most women held back from at the time. Generally, society has not accepted women who defy gender roles, Palmieri said.“People think if you have ambition that’s all you have as a woman,” she said, pointing out that it was no surprise that people were against a woman coming into power. She explains that Clinton was “being forced into a world that wasn’t made for her.” Looking back, when Clinton first decided to run for president, Palmieri said she worried that the candidate could not give a unique story. “What matters is the credibility, the authenticity, and the conviction of the person speaking,” Palmieri said. “As communicators, that’s the best thing that we can provide.” What excites and motivates Palmieri is the time of change the world is currently experiencing.The event was then moderated by Christina Bellantoni, director of the Annenberg Media Center. Bellantoni has covered the White House, Congress and three presidential campaigns throughout her journalism career before coming to Annenberg. Palmieri also explained that she wrote her book during the period when President Donald Trump began to act on many of his campaign promises, such as repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This time of extreme political unrest inspired her to speak to the women of America in hopes that the country still has a bright future.“I need the press to unearth something I don’t know about … or shine a light on an injustice,” Palmieri said. She argued that the press should be a tool for more than just a collection of occurrences, which can be found on social media.Maggie Horne, a freshman majoring in law, history and culture, attended the event for one of her classes and said that Palmieri’s talk inspired her.“I’m interested in politics so I wanted to hear what she [Palmieri] had to say,” Horne said. “I want to be a lawyer when I’m older and that’s a field women are getting more into now. I liked hearing how she was saying that women need to not be afraid to get their voice out there.”last_img read more

SMU holds on to win first game at Texas State, 31-24

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Associated Press Television News First Published: 6th September, 2020 06:48 IST Written By Last Updated: 6th September, 2020 06:49 IST SMU Holds On To Win First Game At Texas State, 31-24 Shane Buechele threw for 367 yards and a touchdown and SMU held on despite two second-half turnovers to win its first game at Texas State, 31-24 on Saturday in the season opener for both teamscenter_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Shane Buechele threw for 367 yards and a touchdown and SMU held on despite two second-half turnovers to win its first game at Texas State, 31-24 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.Buechele threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Roberson Jr. in the third quarter that gave the Mustangs the lead for good, 24-21 late in the third quarter.TJ McDaniel ran for 130 yards and a 9-yard touchdown early in the third quarter for the Mustangs. Ulysses Bentley IV had two touchdown runs from 6 and 12 yards in the second quarter and finished with 49 yards rushing.Roberson finished with six catches for 99 yards. Rashee Rice added five catches for 101 yards for the Mustangs.Brady McBride was 21-of-39 passing for 227 yards and two touchdowns in his first start at Texas State. McBride tossed a 3-yard TD pass Jeremiah Haydel , who made a spectacular one-handed diving catch in the corner of the end zone in the second quarter.The Bobcats played without tight ends due to quarantine restrictions and had offensive linemen fill the position. Calvin Hill ran for 100 yards and Brock Sturges added 95 yards rushing and a 4-yard touchdown run for Texas State.Kordell Rodgers intercepted a Buechele pass and McBride answered with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Speights five plays later that tied the game 21-21 midway through the third quarter. McDaniel fumbled the ball to the Bobcats early in the fourth but Texas State turned it back over two plays later with a fumble.Seating was limited to 7,500 at 30,000-seat Bobcat Stadium. Masks were mandated upon entry and encouraged while seated but not required. There was no general-admission seating.It was the third meeting between the teams. SMU won last season and in 2008, both at home.TCU was scheduled to host SMU next Saturday but the game was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests among student-athletes and support staff in the TCU football program.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Study examines weaknesses and opportunities in Caribbean intra-regional trade

first_imgCaribbean Community (CARICOM) agriculture ministers have been presented with a study that analyzed the weaknesses and opportunities in intra-regional food trade and transportation, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat has said.The Business Development Thematic Group (BDTG), chaired by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with support from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries, presented the study that also proposed actions to improve the regional transportation system and logistics environment, in a bid to enhance production development in these countries.During the presentation, Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, acknowledged that, “logistics for transportation and trade of fresh produce along trade routes is of vital importance to the region and taking action in this regard is a matter of urgency”.The study pinpointed successful cases worth emulating, such as the Container Examination Station at Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation in Trinidad and Tobago and the in-port cold storage facility operated by Barbados Ice Company (BICO).However, these cases must now be replicated in other countries in the region and reforms undertaken to streamline transactions at Customs and other border agencies. There is also a need to harmonize customs procedures throughout the region.The presentation was made by Nigel Durrant, Agribusiness Specialist at the CARICOM Secretariat, who stressed the needs of small producers and exporters, who transport much of the fresh produce in the region, particularly in the Eastern Caribbean, which often has limited refrigeration facilities and infrastructure for loading operations and storage.The statement quoted Durrant as explaining that the study had identified three logistics routes for the southern, eastern and northern Caribbean, and had indicated the types of investments that would be needed to improve the integration of these routes.“The presentation also spoke to work being undertaken by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) in the area of agricultural insurance; the development of agricultural trade ties throughout the Region by the Caribbean Export Development Agency; and the creation of investment profiles by the Caribbean Agribusiness Association and the Institute,” the statement added.last_img read more

GiG repositions itself as a ‘sportsbook first’ operator with Guts launch

first_img GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 B2B plans on hold for Betsson despite strong Q1 opening April 23, 2020 Online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has launched its new sportsbook, Guts, which will see the brand reposition itself as a ‘sportsbook first’ operator. New and existing users for the in-house brand’s sportsbook will be able to access an improved UI/UX, fast navigation as well as access to a mobile-focused platform.As part of the new launch, GiG has highlighted key focus areas, including the development of trading tools, data driven odds and the creation of a full retail and online solution. It comes as the operator moves to improve its two flagship brands, Rizk and Guts, as stated in its recent Q1 2019 report. Guts is set to place an emphasis upon sportsbook operations, while Rizk will address the casino side of the business.GiG expects that it will break-even for its Guts sportsbook by the first half of 2020, set to be achieved through a new focused marketing strategy. GiG launched its new sportsbook in June 2018 on its in-house brand and it has since been sold externally to brands such as MRG’s subsidiary, Metal Casino and as an omni-channel sportsbook solution to Hard Rock International. Related Articles StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

The Volleyball Club Panter Received Equipment from Volleyball Association of the RS

first_imgThe Doboj- Volleyball Association of RS gave a set of balls and sports equipment to Women’s Volleyball Club Panter from Doboj.The coach Dejan Čalaković sees it as a sign of a good cooperation between the Association and the Club Panter, and cooperation that will continue even in the future. “This is very important because from the next month we will start organization of volleyball schools for all interested young people that will be for free”, said Čalaković.He reminded that the Club started with technical preparations for participation for the competition of the ‘RS Volleyball Championship’, as well as for other competitions.Doboj Club ‘Panter’ was created by the end of 2011 and now brings together nearly 100 schoolgirls from 7 to 15 years old, divided in several categories and coached by good trainers.(Source: Nezavisne novine)last_img read more