Other Sports MC Mary Kom enters semi-final of Women’s World Boxing Championship, assures India of silver

first_imgNew Delhi: MC Mary Kom continued her great form in the Women’s World Boxing Championship by beating Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 5-0 in the semi-final of the 48 kg light flyweight category in New Delhi on Wednesday to keep her hopes of a sixth gold medal alive. She will now face Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota. Mary Kom had secured the gold medal the last time it was held in New Delhi in 2006 and she now has a chance to shatter history and become the all-time leading gold medal winner in the World Boxing Championship. She is currently tied with five gold medals with Ireland’s Katie Taylor.Speaking after the victory, Mary Kom said it was a dream to win gold medals on a regular basis. “I was alert this time. Every boxer learns something, whether they win or they lose. I had to improve my defence and attack,” Mary Kom said.The Women’s World Championship is a special tournament for Mary Kom. Ever since 2001, when the event first took place, the 35-year-old has won six medals, five of which were gold. Her tally of five individual gold medals is the joint-most by any athlete and she now has the chance to win a gold medal in the World Boxing Championship for the first time since 2010.In the entire history of the Amateur World Boxing Championship, only one individual has won six gold medals. Felix Savon of Cuba won from 1986 to 1999 in the 91kg category and Mary Kom has the chance to level that on Saturday. In addition to the Women’s World Boxing Championship, Mary Kom is the only Indian boxer to win gold medals in both Asian and Commonwealth Games. However, in the 2012 London Olympics, she won bronze that too in dramatic circumstances.However, there was disappointment for India in the 64kg welterweight competition as Lovlina Borgohain lost 0-4 to Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Despite Coronavirus fears, AP Invitational will be held on schedule

first_img… Event set for June 4 at National Track and Field CentreBy Rawle ToneyAS the Coronavirus hits the Caribbean, forcing the Grenada Invitational Track and Field meet to be put on hold, Aliann Pompey, the founder of her AP Invitational, told Chronicle Sport in an exclusive interview yesterday, that her event, set for June 4 at the National Track and Centre, is on schedule. Concerns regarding the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus has led the postponement of April 4 Grenada Invitational, organisers said in a release yesterday.According to reports, in recent weeks, the Coronavirus has spread to 111 countries and has infected more than 100 000 persons across the globe, killing more than 3000.It is against this background that the Local Organising Committee of what has become one of the Caribbean’s most-talked-about track and field events, have made a decision they described as difficult.“I think it was a good idea for them to do that (postpone the event), especially since we’re at the height of it,” said Pompey, who is also the president of the PanAm Sports Athlete Commission.The Commonwealth Games 400m gold medallist further revealed that “there are some other cancellation that are going to come about pretty soon (that will be publicised), but the Jamaica meet, for example, that is around that time are still on the schedule.”As first reported by www.sportsmax.tv, 2016 double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, 2011 World Champion Yohan Blake, and Olympic and World Champion Kirani James were to be among the headliners of the 2020 Grenada Invitational.Also confirmed were the likes of Briana Williams, Kendra Harrison, Asafa Powell, Justin Gatlin, and Tajay Gayle.“The Olympics are still on as scheduled as of now and the athletes are still don’t have a lot of opportunity to compete, so I have gotten a lot of interest in the meet over the last few days because it looks like it’s going to be one of the last ones standing. Of course, all that being said, we will have to keep our eyes on what the international recommendations are going to be as time goes by,” Pompey said.This year’s AP Invitational will be part of the recently structured World Athletics 2020 Continental Tour. The Continental Tour will be divided into three levels – Gold, Silver and Bronze – whose status will be determined by the quality of competition and prize money on offer.World Athletics is investing in the Gold level meetings, which will offer US$200 000 in prize money, to increase the number of high-quality competitive opportunities available to showcase our sport’s best athletes.Area associations will be responsible for managing the Silver (US$75 000 prize money) and Bronze level competitions (US$25 000). There will be ten Silver and up to 50 Bronze meetings.Those disciplines that are not included in this year’s Wanda Diamond League final – 200m, 3000m steeplechase, triple jump, discus – will be core events in the Continental Tour Gold meetings, as will the hammer throw. Each will have guaranteed prize money of US$20 000 at each meeting.Performances in those events will attract the same level of world ranking points as the core Diamond League disciplines, and the overall tour winners will receive wildcard entry to the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021.Pompey, a four-time Olympian, will hold the Invitational for the fifth time this year, with the inaugural meet hosting 11 athletes who went on to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.The 2020 Continental Tour will span across six continents and offers athletes the opportunity to receive world-ranking points that will count toward the 2020 Olympic Games and World Championships.last_img read more

Syracuse quarterback Hunt returns to team after suspension

first_img Published on July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman NEWPORT, R.I. — Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt has returned to the team and will be practicing with the Orange at training camp.Hunt, a sophomore, was arrested in January after stealing a bottle of cologne from a Hollister store in the Carousel Mall. Head coach Doug Marrone subsequently suspended him from spring practice. Marrone said Tuesday at Big East media day that the backup quarterback has dealt with the consequences, but he still has a lot to catching up to do after he missed so much time in the spring.“What he did was obviously wrong and there are consequences to it, and those are very difficult consequences for him to deal with,” Marrone said. “He has a lot of catching up to do it.”The 6-foot-3, 203-pound Hunt has an impressive high-school resume, throwing for 1,289 yards as a senior at Christ the King High School in Rosedale, N.Y. He also had 14 carries for over 3,000 all-purpose yards.Hunt did not play at all as a freshman.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Peterson thrives in new starting role for Syracuse after playing sparsely last year

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When Vermont gained its only lead of the game against Syracuse on Monday night with 12:42 left in the first half, point guard Alexis Peterson answered by hitting a 15-foot pull-up jumper on the next possession.Five minutes into the second half, Peterson had a steal and finished on the other end. On Vermont’s next trip down the court, Peterson stole the ball again and passed it to Cornelia Fondren for an easy basket in transition, which was part of a 20-0 Orange run that broke the game open in the 94-63 SU win.When the Orange has needed big plays this season, the sophomore point guard has provided them.“The key for me is to stay confident, stay poised,” Peterson said.As a freshman last season, Peterson started just one game and came off the bench behind senior point guard Rachel Coffey. With Coffey now graduated, Peterson is averaging 33 minutes per game, shooting 51 percent from the field and has scored double-figures in all but one game this year. She’ll be counted on again on Thursday when the No. 21 Orange (5-1) faces the defending Big Ten champions Penn State (1-5) at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the beginning of last season, Peterson only received minutes at the end of blowouts. But throughout the year, her role increased because her play improved. And now with Coffey gone, Peterson is the go-to point guard.“She’s attacking in transition,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She’s really playing at the rim and she’s really pushing tempo and obviously if she’s pushing the ball down the floor, the opponent starts to break down.”In just her second collegiate start, Peterson set a new career-high with 19 points in the season-opener against Fordham. Two weeks later, she dropped 19 points again, this time versus East Carolina. Against No. 1 South Carolina, Peterson played all 40 minutes without subbing out once.She’s been asked to take on more than ever before.“Her job is hard,” Hillsman said. “We ask her to push the ball every possession down the floor and she’s doing that at a tremendous rate for us.”Peterson was the third-string point guard in 2013–14 behind Coffey and then-sophomore Cornelia Fondren. Peterson has taken the reigns at the point, but Fondren has also started all six games at shooting guard.The pairing has created a dangerous mix and Peterson’s emergence has given Hillsman more options with the guards in his lineup.“She’s focused and now that she’s had to play this big role, she’s stepped up a lot,” Fondren said. “She’s remained level-headed and that’s where I think I’m proud of her the most. She’s staying humble, she’s doing what she’s supposed to do.” While Peterson is having a breakout season, she recognizes how important last year was to her development.Last year, Peterson averaged 12.3 minutes and just three points per game. Now, she is leading the team in scoring average with 14.2 points per game.“I think I’ve learned that one, you must wait your turn,” Peterson said. “You’re not given an opportunity right away. And secondly, you have to be ready to seize the moment.” Comments Published on December 4, 2014 at 12:43 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

St. Vincent Broadcaster Dies While Hosting Show

first_imgGeorge, who was in his late 60’s, was a former public relations manager with the telecommunication company, Digicel, died of an apparent heart attack soon after introducing his first guest on the show on Tuesday, which he had dubbed “Thoughtful Tuesday”. George was a vocal social and political commentator on issues not only in his homeland, but throughout the Caribbean and further afield. Among his last postings were the ongoing political situation in Guyana and the decision by some Caribbean governments to introduce competition in the aviation sector at the expense of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT. CMC His guest, the Jamaican-born, Grenada based journalist, Beverley Sinclair, who is also the Chief Operations Officer of George’s Island Media Marketing & Communications company, had been invited to co-host programme as George had indicated he was going to “step out of frame”. But a Facebook post on Valerie Tucker-George’s account after the scheduled close of the programme, announced, “I am still in shock, came home at about 7:20 am (local time) and met my husband, Jerry George on the floor dead.” “And I need him to come back at this point so we can share some of your comments, hear what you had to say and how you deal with people that you come across in your daily life – what kinds of experiences have you had…” KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) Tuesday said it was “shocked and sad” at the death of veteran social activist and broadcaster, Jerry S. George, while hosting his early morning Internet show “Early in the Morning with Jerry S. George”. But after speaking for nearly half an hour with no response from George, she told viewers she had no idea “where my host is, he has abandoned me. George was a founding member of the regional umbrella media organisation and ACM said that “he had remained a strong supporter of the organisation”. George was also a founding member of the SearchLight Newspaper here. He is survived by his wife and two children. His Facebook page has been flooded with condolence messages with some people saying there were “still in shock” at the news of his death.last_img read more

BH Juniors defeated the United States Selection

first_img(Source: faktor.ba) Junior selection of Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated their peers from the United States with the result 3:1, in a friendly match in Međugorje yesterday.The guests started the match with the goal of Mukwelle Akale, but seven minutes later, Andrej Modić tied from the free kick.In the second half, Toni Karačić’s selection achieved two more goals by Amer Gojak in 57th minute and Kerim Memija in 63rd minute.‘’I am very pleased with our game today. We approached this match seriously and eventually won. I think we are a better team. I expect to win in the next match as well – said the captain of “U-19” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Andrej Modić, who plays as midfielder in Milan.The scorer of third goal, Memija Kerim, said that the US team is very good, but that selection of B&H is better, which was eventually proven with the final score.Now that we better met our opponents, I expect that we play the second match even better – said Memija.BH selection will play another match with the selection of United States, on 30th of April at the stadium Bare in Čitluk, said the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.B&H: Karačić, Memija, Čivić, Hairlahović, Mihojević, Oršolić, Burović, Gojak, Beganović, Modić, Kuzmanović. Were also playing: Anđušić, Halilović, Lončar, Suljić, Hadžiahmetović, Redžić, Hajrić, Čolak, Menalo. Selector: Toni Karačić.USA: Klinsman, Akale, Lindley, Mansaray, Lennon, Pineda, Yueill, Duncan, Swanson, Palaez, Redding. Were also playing: Glad, Sabbi, Borges, Williamson, Lucatero. Selector: Javier Perez.last_img read more

Body of missing Marshalltown teen found in secluded area

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN — The body of a missing Marshalltown teenager has been found.After five days of searching, Marshalltown Police say the body of 13-year old Corey Brown was found Sunday morning in a secluded area on the west side of Marshalltown. Brown left his home on Tuesday evening, January 22nd, after what was reported as a typical parent-teen dispute.The Brown family discovered Corey’s disappearance Wednesday morning and found security camera video from their house of Corey leaving and heading south. That appears to be the last time he was seen alive.The Brown family has requested that their privacy by honored, while thanking all the public safety personnel and volunteers who “worked diligently” in the search for Corey.Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper says the investigation is continuing into the 13-year old’s disappearance and death, but adds that while there is no indication of criminal activity, all scenarios are being investigated.last_img read more

Cell Service Reliability Along Ocean Ave. To Be Surveyed

first_imgBy Liz Sheehan |SEA BRIGHT – The Borough Council has approved a resolution giving the go-ahead to Verizon Wireless and the borough’s engineer, T&M Associates, to conduct a survey to determine where network nodes, or mini-antennas, could be placed on utility poles to improve cell service in portions of the borough where reception is poor.Verizon has a temporary cell tower behind Borough Hall and is in the process of installing a permanent tower there.Frank Lawrence, administrative assistant for special projects for the borough, said Tuesday that no formal action was taken to approve the proposal to install the nodes. The resolution only allows Verizon to develop a plan and submit it to the mayor and council, he said.Lawrence said the idea for a proposal came out of a meeting with a number of utilities concerning improving resiliency in towns like the borough in case of storms and to plan for growth in cell service use.He said some people have problems with their cell service now and the problems increase in the summer when there are more cars, boats and people in the town using cell service.Councilman Charles Rooney III, who lives in the North Beach section of the town near Sandy Hook, said residents in his area and other sections of the town keep land lines to use in case of an emergency because the cell service is unreliable.He said he pays extra to have a land line. “If there is an emergency, I don’t want to pick up a cell phone and get no service,” Rooney said. He also said he has been on the phone in the downtown area and lost cell service.Rooney said he has been told that having the ocean and river bordering the borough causes the problems with cell service. Councilman John Lamia Jr. also said the bodies of water surrounding the town affect cell reception.And he questioned if the temporary tower is helping reception. Lamia said he would like to test the tower by checking cell signal strength through the number of bars on his phone and then having the tower turned off temporarily to recheck signal strength.Chris Doxey, who lives on Church Street in the downtown area, said when she speaks to her neighbor across the street for around 15 minutes the cell phone goes out several times. “I’m always afraid I will lose my call,” she said. “It’s very, very annoying.”She said she uses her land line for any communication with banks, the Social Security Administration, or other calls where she doesn’t want to risk having the call dropped. Doxey said the cell phone usually works for calls to her daughter, who lives in another state, but to be safe she uses her land line for calls to her that are important.“I don’t get any cell service in here,” said Ann Quinn, who works in Alice’s Kitchen on Ocean Avenue near Church Street.“That would be great if they would put something on the poles” to improve the service, she said.The New Jersey State League of Municipalities has issued a report to guide municipalities concerning the installation of wireless systems, such as the nodes proposed by Verizon.Michael Darcy, the executive director of the group, said Tuesday that if a municipality approves the installation of the nodes by a company they should “set the ground rules to apply to everybody.”Examples of regulations that could be in the approval are how many nodes can be installed per block, or how many poles may be installed within a certain distance so as not to create a cluster of poles. Another possible regulation, he said, would be limiting the height of poles that might be installed to hold the nodes.If there are no regulations set for the company that places the first installation of the nodes, he said, the municipalities would not be able to set rules for subsequent installations by other companies.David Weissmann, a spokesperson for Verizon Wireless, said Tuesday that there are nodes now in Long Branch, Eatontown and Matawan.This article was first published in the Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Democrats Seek to Fix Federal Flood Insurance Program

first_imgLast week, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) and other lawmakers at a Capitol press conference to announce bi-partisan flood insurance reform legislation called the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019, which would also reauthorize the program through 2024, but cap allowable annual premium increases to 9 percent. But how high should premiums be permitted to go? Named the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, the bill by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was unanimously approved by the House Financial Services Committee. Without increases to flood insurance premiums, that debt could continue to rise, making the program unsustainable. If the program lapses, the Federal Emergency Management Agency would continue to adjust and pay claims as premium monies enter the National Flood Insurance fund and reserve fund. If those funds are depleted, claim payments would have to wait until sufficient premium monies are received. New Jersey lawmakers are concerned about a reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program they fear could result in a dramatic spike in flood insurance premiums for Two River-area homeowners. A June 12 House bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program calls for premiums to rise annually up to 18 percent for primary homeowners and 25 percent for owners of vacation homes, commercial property owners and owners of “compromised total loss” properties until actuary rates are met. FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 mapping system will help customers better understand their flood risk and provide them with more accurate rates based on their unique risk, the agency said. “After Super Storm Sandy, insurance companies outright refused to make good on their promises to policyholders and instead pointed to the fine print while denying families who had lost everything,” Pallone said. “New Jerseyans deserve a long-term flood insurance program reauthorization that improves the program based on the realities of major weather events like Sandy.” “They’ve still had to pay and now they’ll have to pay higher rates. It’s something we’ve been fighting about with the flood insurance program since 2009. It’s not fair to the North Middletown community. They receive no credit for being protected by the flood levee and the levee obviously works,” Mercantante said. The bill would provide a five-year reauthorization of the program, which is due to expire Sept. 30. Following a series of historic and devastating storms around the country, including Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, the program was reported to be $25 billion in debt as of July 2018. The bill also allows property owners located in flood-prone areas to borrow at low interest rates as a means to proactively elevate their homes rather than reacting to flood damages. It also limits how much private insurers can profit on writing policies. Pallone said the measure is to ensure the industry isn’t making “hand-over-fist profits at the expense of program sustainability.” Middletown Township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante said he hopes whatever legislation is adopted will begin to treat residents in the coastal North Middletown section of the municipality fairly. Thanks to a levee that runs adjacent to Pews Creek, extending in a westerly direction from Port Monmouth Road near Monmouth Cove Marina to Route 36, “virtually no homes were flooded” during Super Storm Sandy, Mercantante said. But homeowners there still pay high flood insurance premiums. The bill also aims to trim administrative fees paid to private insurance companies, which would create a cost savings for the program without a reduction of services. “It’s not affordable,” Menendez said of Waters’ bill in a July 16 press conference. “In fact, homeowner premiums will likely double ever y four years and possibly even sooner than that.” But George Kasimos, who heads the Toms River-based organization Stop FEMA Now, is dubious, calling the last mapping change after Super Storm Sandy “a mess.” “Now they’re changing the process again and it could hit property owners in the Bayshore hard. Their mapping system hasn’t gotten it right yet,” said Kasimos. Berkeley, Brick, Lacey, Toms River and Point Pleasant recently passed resolutions denouncing aspects of the House bill for the potential premium hikes and proposed mapping updates, which they say could result in higher rates for those situated closer to bays, oceans and rivers. “In some cases around the state you’re talking about premiums that can increase by $3,000 a year. And if you try to sell that proper ty you’ll have a hard time trying to find someone who will buy it,” said Kasimos, who is also a real estate agent and broker. “It’ll be a game of musical chairs and the last guy is going to be sitting in a home he won’t be able to sell.”last_img read more

Explosive Offense Carries No. 1 Lamar Into Sunday’s Title Match

first_imgLamar tacks on a fourth goal via another header, this time from Jaisa Juvonen on a ball in from Lucy Ashworth!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/Ga3L3Yfabd— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 After the Cardinals pushed the lead to five on a goal from Alisha Nesbitt, the Islanders got on the board on a score by Emma Gibbs. Juana Plata’s long ball in finds Lucy Ashworth, who heads it in for a three-goal advantage!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/6qxc28ok8p— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Ashworth picked up her sixth point of the match two minutes later, dropping a cross to freshman Kaisa Juvonen for the back-door heading score. After a scoring onslaught in their quarterfinal win, the Cardinals picked up right where they left off with a score in the 28th minute as Sophia Manibo finished off a cross from Ashworth Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – Shredding up the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament record book one goal at a time, top-seeded Lamar advanced to Sunday’s championship match with a 5-1 win over No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night. .@LamarWSoccer strikes first as Sophia Manibo heads in the corner from Lucy Ashworth, who picks up her 16th assist of the season!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/ti8ER28Hpz— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Just 71 seconds later, Ashworth scored on her own after collecting a deflected ball at the top of the box and fired one into the back of the net.center_img Lucy Ashworth scored twice and assisted on two more, extending her single-season record total to 17 and snapping the record for most assists in a single Southland tournament with three. Just two minutes later, the Cardinals find the back of the net again as Lucy Ashworth collects the deflection and puts one past Kyleigh Hall!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/deLPJAtGZX— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Lamar extended its lead in the 49th minute, when Juana Plata’s long ball ahead connected with Ashworth, who headed it in to make it 3-0. Islanders get on the board with just under five minutes to go on a score by Emma Gibbs#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/r210i5VtZ6— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Lamar and Northwestern State will face off for the Southland Conference Tournament Championship at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more