GSA Crushes Mariners

first_imgDEER ISLE — The Eagles ripped two pitchers for 12 hits in five innings in a 14-3 win over the Mariners on Monday.Nick Saunders drove in four runs with three doubles and a single, Rashad Frazier had a two-run homer and an RBI single and Tom Crowe and Sam Eley each had a pair of singles for GSA.Joe Condon had a two-run single for the Mariners, who managed just three hits. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

`Road to Portugal’ halted

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) on Tuesday stated that the fundraising campaign for the National U-17s tour to Portugal in October has been cancelled.According to a release, acting president of the GFF, Retired Brigadier Bruce Lovell, met with the parents who formed the fundraising committee, last Tuesday, to inform them of the cancellation of the ‘Road to Portugal’, while expressing regret and thanking them for the enthusiasm and support shown in the fundraising campaign which was launched on August 19.The GFF further advised that the organisers of the first FUTURE Cup U-17 Portugal, ‘We Believe’, declared that they failed to attract the number of teams they anticipated.Additionally cost factors and European U-17 qualifiers were other issues that led to the cancellation of the international tournament.The First FUTURE Cup U-17 Portugal was set for October 14 to 23 in the city of Aveira and was intended to be an International development tournament with teams from North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. (Ras Wadada)last_img read more

USC Libraries to launch full website renovation

first_imgUSC Libraries plans to debut its renovated website on July 1 in the hopes of updating old infrastructure and eliminating outdated information while optimizing user-friendliness.Along with adding entirely new features to the USC Libraries’ website, the new design will make previously multi-variable tasks simpler by consolidating numerous usernames and passwords for different sections into a single login for multiple library services.Hugh McHarg, associate dean for programs and planning of USC Libraries, said the consolidation would make it more user-friendly.“One of the most significant new features that will be really useful to students is single sign-on for your library accounts. You’ll no longer need separate usernames and passwords for HOMER, interlibrary loan and other services,” McHarg said. “You’ll be able to use your USC email log-in to renew books, request interlibrary loans and take advantage of other services.”The new layout is not entirely technical, as it introduces aesthetically-appealing site changes to help develop a better general navigation system through USC Libraries’ abundant resources.Nathan Masters, manager of academic events and programming communication for USC Libraries, wrote on the website that the new features will make the libraries more accessible to students.“A fresh visual design emphasizes our powerful search box — your portal to the wealth of library resources,” Masters wrote. “New features include a real-time library hours dashboard and tools to help you find and reserve our many study spaces.”In addition to improving the website’s overall design, USC Libraries has emphasized adding useful material for students and researchers to the site, while clearing out old content and updating current features.“If through the research and design process we learned that [current services] weren’t as accessible as they could be, we have moved them to areas of the site that make them easier to discover and, therefore, more useful and valuable to students,” McHarg said.Beyond helping students find open study spaces, the new layout delineates specific features of these study areas: whether or not there is coffee nearby; if there are cellphone charging stations available; if there are printers, scanners and copiers available; how accessible the computers are; and which rooms are available to be reserved all fall within these new features.With “positive student experience” at the forefront of USC Libraries’ goals, the new website layout will make the USC Libraries a premier tool for online and book research alike.McHarg said that the primary purpose of restructuring USC Libraries’ online infrastructure is to make the library resources easier and more effective for students to use.“[The goal] is to create the best possible digital environment for students to find and use the research materials they need to conduct their research and get their coursework done.”The process of creating new content and databases for the reformatted website has included a multi-faceted approach to each aspect of the current website. Designers considered opinions from employees of the library as well as those of students.“We began the process more than two years ago. It started with research, focus groups of students and faculty and assessments of the current state of research library sites,” McHarg said. “The research and preparation are really key, as the design follows from what we learned in the research phase through studying user personas, usability assessments and our annual surveys of USC students, faculty and staff.”The ultimate goal of the website renovation project is to express to students the value of incorporating USC Libraries’ resources into the college research method.“The libraries provide a tremendous number of resources for every school and every department on campus, and we want to make sure that our website makes it as easy as possible for you to make the best possible use of them all,” McHarg said.Incorporating technology as a tool for website and library navigation has been an essential element of the reconstruction.Masters encouraged students to utilize all of the improved features of the website. He also said students can access the details about the redesign on the website homepage and take a guided tour of the new features.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about No. 16 Yale

first_img Published on May 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 2 Syracuse (12-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) hosts Yale in the first round of the NCAA tournament Sunday night in the Carrier Dome. SU enters the matchup after a close bout with Colgate, a game that ended in a cross-field goal from Evan Molloy. SU is searching for its first Final Four appearance since 2013. Yale (10-5, 5-1 Ivy) enters Sunday after winning its conference tournament last weekend.Here’s what you need to know about the Bulldogs ahead of the Sunday matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 19-4Last time they played: In the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament, SU jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead. But a 6-0 Yale run that stretched over the next 43:18 dug Syracuse into a 6-4 hole. The Orange ended up pouring in three goals including a Dylan Donahue game-winner with 13 seconds left to advance to the Final Four. That was the last time SU had advanced to the semifinals.The Yale Report: Yale was the preseason No. 6 team and boasts the seventh-ranked offense in the country. The Ivy League champions have five losses, but that includes one-goal games against Maryland and Albany.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMuch of the offensive production comes from the stick of Ben Reeves. The junior attack leads the team with 38 goals and 35 assists and was recently named a top five finalist for the Tewaaraton Award.But what Yale boasts offensively, it lacks defensively. The team ranks No. 57 in caused turnovers, 31st in scoring defense and 63rd in man-down defense. Freshman defender Aidan Hynes has been a bright spot for Yale, as he’s caused a team-high 16 turnovers (nine more than the next player) despite starting in only nine of 15 games.Courtesy of Yale AthleticsYale has thrived at the faceoff X. The team ranks seventh in faceoff percentage, led by Conor Mackie. The junior faceoff specialist has won 59 percent of faceoffs and is key to a potential upset Sunday.How Syracuse beats Yale: Over the past few weeks, Syracuse’s weak spot has been its defense and defensive midfielders. Stopping Reeves, one of the best attacks in the country, will be priority No. 1 for the Orange. Outside of Reeves remain two others (Matt Gaudet and Eric Scott) who have 27-plus goals.Senior defender Scott Firman is consistently tasked with the opponent’s best player and has shined in his lone year at close defense. He has limited Tewaaraton finalist Connor Fields scoreless and needs to string together another strong performance on Sunday.The other major shift will come at the faceoff X. Syracuse senior Ben Williams has produced at a more efficient level as of late, but has been largely inconsistent all year. With a dominant faceoff specialist like Yale’s Mackie, Williams’ success will be key to starting transition and helping SU pull away from Yale.“We want to break even at the faceoff X,” Yale head coach Andy Shay said. “… Winning the time possession battle would help a lot.”Numbers to know:13.13 — Number goals Yale scorers per game, good for seventh in the nation73 — Number of points Ben Reeves has, 25 more than SU’s points leader Sergio Salcido56.4 — Percent of man-up opportunities Syracuse converts on, second in the country. Man-down has been an area in which Yale has struggled, barely stopping half of the opportunities.Player to watch: Ben Reeves, attack, No. 2The 6-foot-2, 205-pound attack was named a Tewaaraton finalist for the second straight year. He leads the team with 73 points and “does everything,” according to SU head coach John Desko. Reeves is unlike traditional attacks that play behind the cage, as he can attack from the X, up top, or on the wings. If he can beat Firman consistently, SU will be in trouble on Sunday. Commentslast_img read more

USC takes control of Pac-12 South with win over Colorado

first_imgThe Trojans started off slow, then scored 28 unanswered points to claim a lead that would not be taken away from them against No. 19 Colorado on Saturday night in a 31-20 win at the Coliseum. The win propelled USC into first place in the Pac-12 South, with a 3-1 conference record and 4-2 mark overall.Twenty-one of those points came in the second quarter. USC’s fire ignited after Colorado scored the first touchdown of the game, when sophomore wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. took the snap on the 49-yard line and ran it all the way out of a Wildcat formation.USC redshirt sophomore wide receiver Velus Jones responded immediately with a 31-yard kickoff return to open the drive that would end with a 27-yard pass from freshman quarterback JT Daniels to redshirt sophomore receiver Tyler Vaughns in the end zone, putting the Trojans on the board. Vaughns set up his touchdown with a 28-yard reception.USC celebrates after a touchdown. – Josh Dunst | Daily TrojanOn USC’s next drive, Daniels launched a pass 65 yards to junior wide receiver Michael Pittman in the end zone to give USC its first lead of the game. Colorado responded with a drive that failed to pick up any yards. Daniels came back out and threw to Pittman again for a leaping 39-yard catch. Pittman ended the drive fittingly with another catch in the end zone to score a touchdown, extending USC’s lead to 14 with one minute left in the half.“I feel like the offense is taking steps on making those explosive plays,” Pittman said. “We showed some good things tonight to move forward.”Daniels threw two interceptions in the first quarter, with the first coming on the first snap of the game and seemed to have no Trojan receivers in the area. It took until the fifth drive of the game for USC to record a first down on a 12-yard reception from Pittman.The second interception was forced by Colorado senior safety Evan Worthington when he threw a pass downfield with two minutes left in the first quarter intended for freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.“It was neat to see the quarterback tonight have a couple mistakes and then just settle in,” head coach Clay Helton said. “It wasn’t all the way perfect but he really was putting balls to the right people … He found the one-on one matchups, …  put the ball up decisively and believed in his guys.”The first quarter consisted of nine possessions and ended with neither team entering the red zone and no score on the board. USC’s defense held Colorado to two first downs in the first quarter and one rushing yard, while the offense failed to convert a third down. The Trojans finished the first half with no rushing yards on 11 attempts, but had 255 passing yards compared to Colorado’s 20. Redshirt senior cornerback Ajene Harris tipped a pass from junior quarterback Steven Montez and bobbled the football before running it six yards into the endzone to bring some life to the third quarter and to give the Trojans a 21-point lead. He tied a school record with his third career pick-six.“I saw them keep trying to throw under routes to [Shenault], and I had a chance to jump at that time,” Harris said. “I had seen it was thrown behind him and he bobbled it. I tried to secure it as fast as I could and get it into the end zone.”Tyler Vaughns catches the Trojans’ first touchdown of the night against Colorado – Josh Dunst | Daily TrojanThe quarter ended still without an answer from Colorado. The fourth quarter saw two penalties in a row from USC that pushed Colorado close to the end zone. They inched forward and scored a touchdown on a two-yard rush from senior running back Kyle Evans, their first points since the first quarter. The Buffaloes closed within two scores after another touchdown, but the Trojans hung on for the win.The Trojan defense held Shenault to 72 yards on nine carries and senior running back Travon McMillian to 43 yards. “Defensively, it was a tremendous effort,” Helton said. “Anytime you have 16 tackles for loss in a game, it just felt like the defense was playing in Colorado’s backfield all night. [Senior linebacker Porter Gustin] had the numbers, but we challenged the rest of our kids to be aggressive to the ball, to force the quarterback to have an off-night. I thought they took the challenge.”Senior linebacker Cam Smith was out with a hamstring injury, placing the leadership responsibilities on redshirt junior John Houston. “I prepared for it,” Houston said. “I prepare for it everyday, every practice. I try to call all of the calls while [Smith] is in there, just to make sure I’m on the right stuff.”USC’s four sacks on the night started with Colorado’s first drive of the game when Gustin sacked Montez on third down. Gustin and redshirt senior defensive lineman Malik Dorton combined for another sack for a nine-yard loss right before Harris’ pick-six. Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Liam Jimmons added a sack in the second quarter to push Montez back nine yards and prevent the Buffaloes from finding a first down, along with junior linebacker Jordan Iosefa’s six-yard sack early in the fourth quarter on third down. USC’s defense held strong against Colorado on Saturday – Josh Dunst | Daily TrojanGustin went down on the field with a right ankle late in the fourth quarter. He was carted through the tunnel and hopped on his left leg into the locker room. He came out with crutches and a boot on his right foot.Freshman linebacker Palaie Gaoteote found out he would be starting on Friday, so he took the two days to intensively prepare and watch film. He left in the third quarter with concussion-like symptoms after a hard hit and did not return to play, but still finished as USC’s leading tackler with nine tackles. He said the hit knocked himself out. “I showed a lot of instinct, a lot of tenacity,” Gaoteote said. “I just expected to be a team player.”USC finished the night with 13 penalties for 123 yards, which was not much of an improvement from the 18 penalties for 169 yards against Arizona.“We haven’t put together a complete game,” senior safety Marvel Tell said. “We haven’t reached our potential yet.”The Trojans will travel to Utah to continue Pac-12 play on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Jamaica to introduce HPV vaccine

first_imgThe Jamaica government says it intends to introduce a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine this year in the fight against cervical cancer.“A study in the United States revealed that within four years of the vaccine’s introduction, HPV decreased by over 50 per cent among females aged 14 to 19. This is very good news for the fight against cervical cancer,” said Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton.n his message at the launch of the Jamaica Cancer Society’s fundraising initiative, “Relay for Life,” last week, Tufton said the vaccine is just one of several interventions by the Ministry of Health to reduce cases of cancer among the population.He said that an improved public health system should decrease delay in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of persons living with cancer.Cancer accounts for 23 per cent of deaths here.The most common cancers in Jamaica are prostate, lung and colorectal in men; and breast, cervical and colorectal cancers in women. Prostate and breast cancers are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths.In 2013, the Ministry of Health commenced the implementation of the Cabinet-approved National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica. The plan, which emphasises cancer prevention, is slated to last from 2013 to 2018.Most recently, the Ministry launched the Jamaica Moves campaign, which encourages all Jamaicans to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity in their daily routines.Under the theme ‘Let’s Keep Hope Alive’, the 15th staging of the fundraising initiative, Relay for Life, is slated to take place on June 17 and 18.The initiative aims to raise J$15 million to assist newly diagnosed cancer patients in accessing treatment; and to promote greater awareness of the condition through public education programs.last_img read more

Shatta Wale lights up Accra Sports Stadium with performance at Legon Cities, Kotoko clash [PHOTOS]

first_imgAsante Kotoko’s 3-1 win over Legon Cities on Friday was the main event at the start of an exciting Ghana Premier League weekend.However, it wasn’t just the action between the two teams on the field that kept fans ‘ooo-hing’ and ‘aaa-hing’ throughout the night.With his appearance and subsequent performance during the match having been publicised widely, the ‘Dancehall King’, Shatta Wale graced his stage, this time the whole of the Accra Sports Stadium. Arriving at the Stadium in a typically boisterous fashion, Shatta soon had fans singing and dancing along to his hits.His earlier public declaration of support for Legon Cities, who were the home side for the game, appeared to spur him on even more as he left such a lasting impression that it’s clear this is not the last time we’ll be seeing an artiste strutting their stuff on a football pitch.   Source: Photos: Yaw Antwi Owusulast_img read more

Roger Federer into another Australian Open semi, Serena Williams crushes Maria Sharapova

first_imgRoger Federer is into the Australian Open semi-finals and a possible match with world number one Novak Djokovic, while Serena Williams continued her dominance over Maria Sharapova.Federer into yet another Aussie semiRoger Federer bt Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4) 6-2 6-4 – Berdych entered the quarter-finals playing some of the best tennis of his life, but he wasn’t nearly good enough to overcome Federer at Rod Laver Arena. In his defence, few have been in Melbourne. Tuesday’s win see the Swiss reach the semif-inals for the 12th time in 13 years as he continues to shine Down Under. Federer had some trouble in the first set, where each player registered a break, but the number three seed won the tiebreak to move one set up.From there, it was all Federer as Berdych struggled to land enough enough first serves and the Swiss simply mauled him on second serves. It was a complete performance for Federer, like so many others the legend has put on at the tournament, and now he sits just two wins away from his fifth Australian Open title. But the daunting prospect of Novak Djokovic remains in his way in the last four if the world number one overcome Kei Nishikori later on Tuesday evening.Serena wins 18th straight over SharapovaSerena Williams bt Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-1 – You will have to excuse Sharapova if she doesn’t want to see Williams any time soon, but that has been said for some time. The fifth seed at this year’s Australian Open looked magnificent in the first four rounds of the tournament, but when it came to playing Williams, the Russian appeared helpless. Sharapova started strongly, breaking in the opening game, but Williams came roaring back to break twice in winning the first set.Sharapova’s serve fell apart and Williams looked every bit the world’s best player, cruising through the second set to capture her 18th consecutive victory over Sharapova. Williams is now into the semi-finals, while Sharapova is left to wonder if she will ever beat Williams again. She remains without a win against Serena since a tournament in Los Angeles in 2004 as the head-to-heads move to 19-2 between the pair. Radwanska rolls into semi-finalsAgnieszka Radwanska bt Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3 – Radwanska had few issues in progressing to the quarter-finals, taking great advantage of Anna-Lena Friedsam’s cramps to recover in her fourth-round clash, but she sure made a statement in advancing to the semi-finals. The Polish player absolutely thrashed Suarez Navarro, rendering the Spaniard helpless. It wasn’t as if Radwanska was overpowering, but she was solid in all phases and continued to put Suarez Navarro in tough situations. Suarez Navarro was aggressive, even when backing off may have been more prudent, and Radwanska was only too happy to take advantage. She made just 13 unforced errors and broke six times, leaving her just two wins away from her first Grand Slam title.FULL RESULTS    Serena Williams bt Maria Sharapva 6-4 6-1    Agnieszka Radwanska bt Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3    Pablo Cuevas/Marcel Granollers bt Vasek Pospisil/Jack Sock 5-7 6-1 6-2    Andre Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka bt Yung-Jan Chan/Hao-Ching Chan 2-6 7-5 6-3    Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Coco Vandeweghe 6-2 4-6 6-1    Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau bt Adrian Mannarino/Lucas Pouille 7-6 (5) 6-7 (2) 6-4    Daniel Nestor/Radek Stepanek bt Treat Huey/Mac Mirnyi 6-4 6-4    Julia Goerges/Karolina Pliskova bt Vania King/Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2 6-4last_img read more

Kenichi Yatsuhashi casts doubts over his future

first_imgHearts coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has raised doubts over his future after Hearts’ 1-1 draw against WAFA in week 8 of the Ghana Premier League.The Japanese American has been trending for the past few days following a facebook post which disclosed details of his contract with the club.This has led to speculations he could be fired by the club and the Japanese American has confirmed his job has never been secure.”My position? Not at all (safe).””Since I arrived here, it has not been secure at all.””I can be fired any moment.” Kenichi’s next tast will be a tricky fixture away to Ashantigold in Obuasi.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more