Greensburg Edges Out FC In Girls Soccer

first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates travelled to Franklin County Thursday night for a non-EIAC match with the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Pirates came away with a 3-2 victory after a competitive match on both ends of the pitch.Kasey Moeller opened the scoring with a break-away goal 14 minutes into the match. Twelve minutes later Michaela Myers found the back of thenet off the corner kick assist of Sierra Aylsworth. The Lady Pirates carried the 2-0 lead at halftime as both teams were nearly equal with shots ongoal.Back and forth aggressive play continued for both teams until Franklin County capitalized on the Lady Pirates missed marks and netted theirfirst goal with 12 minutes to play. Five minutes later Maddi Hellmich was able to find Moeller in open space for her second goal of the game. Theintensity continued to pick up by the hosts and they used a solid combination to score with a little over five minutes to play. The final five minuteswas intense and the Lady Pirates did an outstanding job to neutralize the attacks from the Lady Wildcats.McKella Lynette recorded the win in goal making 12 saves of shots on goal for the evening. The Lady Wildcats outshot the Lady Pirates with 14-12 of shots on goal for the evening. Taking those shots for Greensburg were: Moeller, Myers, Aylsworth, Hellmich, Cara Zeigler, Abby Bausback and Danielle Schroeder.The Lady Pirates will travel to East Central next Tuesday for JV and Varsity EIAC match. The overall varsity record is now 4-4-1 for the season.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers with VarVee.last_img read more

Highway 20 Triple Crown next for Deery Series

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – After two weekend rainouts, a Highway 20 Triple Crown is in the works April 21-23 for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.Touring IMCA Late Models make up rained-out shows on Friday, April 21 at Farley Speedway and Saturday, April 22 at Independence Motor Speedway, then travel to Dubuque Speedway for the scheduled Sunday, April 23 event.All three main events pay $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Highway 20 Triple Crown bonus amounts, as well as information about other IMCA divisions running each night, are to be announced.last_img

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino unruffled by Chelsea link

first_img Press Association Chelsea have been tipped as having identified a nucleus of candidates to take the Stamford Bridge helm, with former Argentina defender Pochettino believed to number among them. “No I don’t mind, we are supposed to receive the rumours and we are in a media that all is about rumours,” said Pochettino, when asked if links to the Chelsea job could cause any unrest at White Hart Lane. “But I don’t care about that. “It’s the same with any rumours about players, there’s a lot of names in the media now. My focus is here, to try for success at Tottenham and to work hard. “That’s all about rumours. “I always work for the present and the future. I’m very happy here. We’ve created after 18 months a very good group, with a strong basis for success in the future and I’m very happy. My job is to be focused, not to hear rumours. “The most important thing is that I’m focused on my job.” Tottenham travel to League One side Colchester for Saturday’s fourth-round FA Cup tie, with Pochettino admitting he could yet start England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli from the bench. Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he remains unfazed about being touted as Jose Mourinho’s long-term successor at Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea. Tottenham boss Pochettino insisted he did not care when quizzed on rumours Chelsea could seek to lure him to Stamford Bridge this summer. Interim manager Guus Hiddink will guide Chelsea to the end of the season, when the Blues will appoint their permanent boss. Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer is poised to deputise for Jan Vertonghen, missing with knee ligament trouble. Pochettino insists Spurs have sufficient quality within their current ranks to cope with the loss of both Vertonghen, and Andros Townsend, who joined Newcastle this week. Victory at Colchester would hand Tottenham 10 games in 35 days, but Pochettino continues to insist his squad boasts the depth to cope with such rigour. “I think yes, I believe that we already have enough quality, and it’s true that we lost people a few times, but that’s why we have a squad of 24 to 25 players,” said Pochettino. “With Jan’s injury it’s important that a player like Kevin Wimmer can show his quality. “It’s important for that that you always keep all the players fit and focused. It’s a very good period now to show that we have a very strong squad. “It’s a test for our squad that’s true, a very busy period with a lot of games. “But we’ve come through a very busy period too and that was a big test for the squad. We’re not worried, I think we’ve shown we’ve got enough quality to compete across all the competitions.” Pochettino refused to rule out completing a deal to bring Fulham’s Moussa Dembele to White Hart Lane, while also wishing departed winger Townsend good luck in the north-east. The former Southampton boss admitted it was best for all parties for Townsend to leave Spurs in search of regular football. “It was important for him to find a club that gave him the possibility to play consistently in the Premier League,” said Pochettino, of Townsend. “We kept a very good relationship and always it was about the player needing to play. “We had other players and he wasn’t my first choice and it is normal that players always want to play. “The club believes it was a good deal and we wish him all the best at his new club.” last_img read more

Twenty-four strong to compete at today’s GAPLF Masters/Intermediate Championships

first_imgTHE St Stanislaus College Auditorium will ring out with grunts, cheering and the clanging of weights today when 24 athletes in the Intermediate and Masters Categories compete for top honours in the Guyana Amateur Power Lifting Federation’s (GAPLF) Masters/Intermediate Championships.They will bid to outdo each other in the three lifts – squat, bench press and deadlift.The Masters category will pit the likes of Edwin Spencer, Frank Tucker, Noel Cummings and Franklyn Brisport-Luke against one another.Flight A will take off at 10:00hrs, while Flight B will begin at 14:30hrs. Weigh-in time is set at 08:30hrs and athletes are urged to be punctual.Sponsors on board include Banks DIH Limited under their Tropical Mist brand and the ever-present Fitness Express, back in action.Meanwhile, according to GAPLF president Ed Caesar, Trinidad and Tobago’s International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Category Two Referee, Gabre McTair, will be present as a special guest of the GAPLF for today’s event.last_img read more

Lack of scoring haults start for UW

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin men’s hockey team sputtered down the stretch last season, the biggest problem was scoring goals. After a weekend split with St. Lawrence, that question came to the forefront again for the No. 10 Badgers.The Saints, who finished seventh in the ECACHL last season, gave the Badgers all they could handle, sending both Friday night and Saturday night’s games into overtime. In the end, each team escaped with a victory.”We’re going to go through some growing pains like this,” forward Joe Pavelski said. “This was a growing pain weekend, it was tough.”Saturday night the Badgers saw everything come crumbling in the blink of an eye. Pavelski won the faceoff to open the overtime, but senior Tom Gilbert misplayed the puck and turned it over to Saints forward Kyle Rank.Rank took the puck into his offensive zone and fired a shot from the top of the right circle. Brian Elliott got part of his blocker pad on the flying puck, but it deflected into the goal and the Saints skated away with the win just 10 seconds into extra time.”[Wisconsin is] a real good team. We’re excited to be able to come into their building and this atmosphere,” St. Lawrence head coach Joe Marsh said. “If you can’t enjoy this, if this is not the epitome of college hockey, I don’t know what is. And [we have] something to bring home to show for it.”Pavelski initially gave the Badgers the lead midway through the second period, only to see the Saints come back in the third.Junior Robbie Earl was hit with a five-minute major and a 10-minute game misconduct 7:30 into the third period for checking from behind, setting up a five-minute power play of which the Saints took advantage.The penalty forced the Badgers to play the rest of the way, quite noticeably without their most clutch scorer, before the turnover created the unlikely game-winning goal.”Offense is a funny creature. …We had scoring chances and we didn’t bury them,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said.The Badgers, however, benefited from a rather soft goal of their own in overtime Friday night.It was the rookies who got it done for both teams, but Wisconsin especially, as it clawed its way to a 3-2 win.Down 2-0 late in the second period, it was rookie Ben Street who shifted the momentum the Badgers’ way and Earl who came through with a timely third-period goal to send the season-opener into overtime.Once there, it was freshman Jack Skille coming through as the hero for the Badgers.The Verona native skated the puck up the ice and into the offensive zone. After making a shifty move, Skille was upended but sent the puck toward the net, where it found its way past goalie Kevin Ackley as his own defenseman came barreling into him and the Badgers escaped with a 3-2 win.”I tried making a move to the middle and I got tripped up, and I got lucky and it squirted in,” Skille said.”Jack just went to the net, made a play at the net,” Eaves said. “You could call it a fluky goal, but it’s the ability to go to the net and good things will happen.”Nonetheless, the Badgers put up only four goals on the weekend and came away with just one victory.Earl and Pavelski — last year’s two leading scorers — each got their first goals of the season, but the rest of the veteran players came up empty.”We still have really high expectations for this team,” Pavelski said. “We’ve got some good players. We’re going to have a couple weeks of good practice and we’re going to get back out there.”Elliott — playing in his first series as UW’s number one goalie — looked sharp. He made 55 saves on the weekend and allowed just four goals — and Saturday’s game-winner was the only one that he had a chance to save.”I thought he was really controlled in his movement in the crease,” Eaves said after Friday’s win. “I thought it was an excellent performance.”Wisconsin gets next weekend off before traveling to St. Cloud State Oct. 21-22 to open WCHA play.”What this weekend really does is it sets us up. We played a quality team that made us work and that’s exactly what we’re going to see in a couple weeks,” Eaves said. “So we’ll take the lessons and get ready for the WCHA opener.”last_img read more

Price professor wins philanthropy grant

first_imgSince Fall 2015, USC Price School of Public Policy assistant professor Alexandra Graddy-Reed has taught classes about nonprofits, philanthropy and social innovation. When she is not in the classroom, Graddy-Reed conducts research about the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, and was recently awarded a $10,000 grant.USC Price School of Public Policy assistant professor Alexandra Graddy-Reed won the award for her research into the overhead costs of nonprofits and their effects on donations. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Graddy-Reed.Last November, Graddy-Reed was named as the inaugural recipient of the Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact. Her research examines the ways in which nonprofits’ overhead ratios — which include the share of expenditures that go to administrative, operating and fundraising costs — affect the number of donations received.According to Graddy-Reed, the public pressures nonprofit organizations into keeping their overhead rates to less than 20 percent. The lower the percentage, the more inclined people are to donate. With her research, Graddy-Reed addresses two questions: How are nonprofits reporting overhead ratios? Do the overhead ratios actually impact the donations these organizations receive?“There’s a lot of focus in the public on these overhead ratios, and I think there’s too much focus with not enough data to say whether or not these things matter,” Graddy-Reed said. According to Graddy-Reed, it is important to investigate whether or not this pressure leads nonprofits to report their expenditures in alternative categories in order to minimize the overhead cost ratio.Graddy-Reed started her research last fall and received seed funding from the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy. According to USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott, Graddy-Reed’s being named the inaugural recipient of the Dugan Research Award is a “tremendous honor, and a very well-deserved one.”“Professor Graddy-Reed is utilizing innovative data analysis approaches to examine important issues involving charity ratings, nonprofit revenues and donor behavior,” Knott said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Her work will help further our understanding of philanthropic impact — and how to measure it more effectively.”The award, presented by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and Charity Navigator, comes with the opportunity to present the study at the ARNOVA annual conference. Additionally, Graddy-Reed has been granted access to Charity Navigator’s information database, which offers exclusive information about various nonprofits.Before receiving access, she used public data from the Internal Revenue Service for her research.“[Charity Navigator’s data] is key,” Graddy-Reed said. “I have access to all of Charity Navigator’s reports and ratings of all nonprofits that they rate … It’s a big time saver.”Graddy-Reed said she is encouraged by how people have expressed interest in addressing this issue and that nonprofits are open to her conducting this research.“It’s very exciting,” Graddy-Reed said. “It’s an amazing opportunity … [This research] can lead to many other research projects in the future.”last_img read more

Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot

first_img Submit Cash-focused Gamesys sanctions £40m debt repayment  March 3, 2020 Gamesys halts UK advertising during lockdown April 23, 2020 Share Related Articles Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUpon The governance of LSE-listed Gamesys Group, formerly JPJ Group, has cited confidence in achieving its corporate objective of indexing as a FTSE250 firm within the coming months.Publishing its full-year 2019 results, a new look Gamesys has reported a 35% increase in corporate revenues to £415 million (FY2018: £308m), citing ‘high organic growth’ achieved across the UK and Asia. Corporate governance branded 2019 as a ‘transformative year’, in which the company has taken full control of its technology stack and increased its UK B2C brand portfolio by acquiring group technology partner ‘Gamesys’ for £490 million last September. The strategic enlargement has allowed the company to ‘return to UK growth’, as it’s home market unit recorded 5% revenue growth to £357 million (FY2018: £339m). Further enlargement gains saw Asian operations surpass Europe as Gamesys’ second-largest revenue-generating region. Gamesys stated that it has established its presence within Japan after recording an Asia revenue increase of 137% to £122 million (FY2018: £55m).Commenting on company performance, Gamesys Group CEO Lee Fenton said: “I am delighted with Gamesys Group’s strong financial performance in 2019, particularly given the significant work undertaken around the acquisition and integration of the legacy Gamesys business.“Pro-forma5 revenues grew 15% delivered by growth the UK, Asia and North America, slightly offset by a decline in Europe, mainly due to regulatory developments in Sweden. It was particularly pleasing to see the UK return to moderate growth in 2019 as we annualised the introduction of enhanced responsible gambling measures and we expect to see similar trends in 2020.” Closing its 2019 accounts, Gamesys has absorbed £63 million in Q4 administrative costs (Q42018: £28m) primarily related to transactional fees and group taxes.Despite booking significant transactional costs, Gamesys maintained a 9% increase in adjusted EBITDA to £118 million (FY2018: £108m), sustaining its group net income at £85 million (FY2018: £86m). “After a transformative year, the Group can look to the future with confidence,” added Fenton. “Our ability to use enhanced scale, greater operational control and a renowned portfolio of brands will provide a strong platform for growth and at this early stage of the current financial year we are trading in line with our expectations. Finally, as ever, we aim to continue to provide an entertaining, fun and responsible environment for all our players to enjoy.” In its forward-looking, Gamesys underlined that 2020 trading thus far has remained in line with expectations. However, corporate governance is currently monitoring global COVID-19 developments closely and will issue investors with a further update prior to publishing its Q1 2020 trading statement in May.last_img read more

Amputee Football: Ghana play Nigeria on May 10

first_imgGhanaians would once again witness the rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria when the two nations clash in a special amputee football friendly match scheduled to take place at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra on May 10.The Ghana national amputee football team, the Black Challenge, would host their Nigerian counterparts, the Special Eagles as part of the two African nations’ preparation towards the forth coming Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico later this year.Coming from their bronze medal feat at the recently-held 4th Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) in Nairobi, Kenya, Ghana want use this friendly to test the preparedness of their players ahead of the biennial competition that gathers the best nations in Amputee Football in the world.The two countries have clashed on a few occasions in amputee football with the most recent ones being at the CANAF in Kenya where they met on two occasions. Ghana’s Black Challenge beat Nigeria’s Special Eagles 1-0 at the group stage and later thumped Kenya to top their group.As fate may have it, the two nations met again to determine who placed third at the competition with Nigeria seeking revenge whilst Ghana looked for a repeat of the earlier defeat. The game ended 0-0 with Nigeria putting up a better game to the surprise of Ghana.However, when it was time for the penalties, the Black Challenge demonstrated their superiority over Nigeria with a 3-2 win for the bronze medal. In 2008, Nigeria beat Ghana 2-1 in a friendly match played at Begoro in Ghana. In the return encounter in Lagos, Ghana revenged with a 1-0 win.This friendly match would either be revenge or repeat as Nigeria storm Ghana with more determination to avenge those defeats that are still fresh in their minds.On their part, Ghana want to reaffirm their superiority over Nigeria in amputee football and more so on home soil where they look forward to drawing inspiration from their fans.Nigeria would later host Ghana in a return encounter in Lagos.To Ghana, this match serves as prelude to series of friendly matches ahead of the world cup in November, including a match against Turkey or other European nations and the beginning of the proposed amputee football league in the country this year. The match is sponsored in part by Lizzy Sports Complex.Fans are expected to throng the complex to witness this great match.last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott contract: Cowboys star seeking record deal, report says

first_imgCowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t on the plane to training camp in California on Thursday, but he reportedly is asking the Cowboys to get on board with making him the NFL’s highest-paid running back.According to Yahoo Sports, Elliott, who is seeking a contract extension after shouldering a massive workload in his first three seasons in the NFL, is looking for a contract that exceeds Todd Gurley’s four-year, $57.5 million deal ($14.375 million annually) with the Rams. Sterling Shepard injury update: Giants’ potential No. 1 receiver breaks thumb Le’Veon Bell ‘proud’ of Chargers’ Melvin Gordon for holding out Elliott may have been sending up a warning flair Thursday by not being on the plane to camp that was carrying a majority of the Cowboys.His absence didn’t appear to faze his teammates, including Frederick, whose $56.4 million extension during training camp in 2016 made him the highest-paid center in the league. “This game’s a business and everyone has to treat it as such,” Frederick told reporters after the team landed (via USA Today). “I certainly hold no hard feelings to anyone that’s trying to do that, get the business done and protect themselves and their family.“We’re going to work with the guys that we have. That’s not a dig at anybody. That’s just how it works.”Linebacker Jaylon Smith added: “I love the hell out of Zeke.”The Cowboys’ first practice in Oxnard, California, isn’t until Saturday and players technically aren’t required to be present until Friday, in time for physicals and a conditioning test, before they are considered late for camp and subject to fines.The Cowboys have expressed an interest in working out a new deal with Elliott, but it takes time.”Well, I think those are all a work in progress,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said in May. “Certainly we’ve got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done.”He’s the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He’s a key part of what we’re about. Those things take time to get done. They don’t happen overnight. Certainly, he’s a priority in terms of ultimately getting him signed. There hasn’t really been a timetable put on this.” Redskins’ quarterback competition ‘might come down to the wire,’ Jay Gruden sayscenter_img On Ezekiel Elliott and the #Cowboys, I’m told the extension Elliott is looking for would exceed Todd Gurley’s four-year $57.5 million deal. Which means Dallas could eventually have 3 players (including QB Dak Prescott & WR Amari Cooper) among the top 3 salaries at their position.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) July 26, 2019That sort of deal, Yahoo Sports notes, means the Cowboys eventually could have multiple offensive players among the NFL’s highest-paid at their respective positions: Elliott, quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and center Travis Frederick.Right now, though, the Cowboys seemingly will prioritize Prescott, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract that will pay him just more than $2 million for 2019, and aren’t rushing to work out a deal with Elliott, who still has two years remaining on his contract. Related News Cardinals’ Kyler Murray starts training camp as ‘the future of the franchise,’ coach Kliff Kingsbury says Elliott, 24, has spent his entire career with the Cowboys after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 draft.His base salary for 2019 is $3.9 million, and the team last month picked up the fifth-year option of his rookie contract that will pay him $9.1 million for 2020.The All-Pro, a workhorse in the Cowboys’ offense, earned his second rushing title in three years with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries with six touchdowns last season. He added 77 receptions for 567 yards with three TDs.last_img read more

Hall of Fame for LVR grad Matt Hopkins

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson  Daily SportsUniversity seems such a long time ago for Nelson’s Matt Hopkins.However, Lindenwood University hasn’t forgot the impact the L.V. Rogers grad had on the Missouri institution.The university recently inducted Hopkins in to the Lindenwood Hall of Fame during the fall.Hopkins, a four-time all conference and all-region golfer, joined nine other individuals and three teams in the 2010 class.“It was a great honour to receive,” Hopkins told The Nelson Daily from Vancouver. “I hadn’t been back to school since I graduated in 2005 and it gave a chance for my family to see where I went to school as well, as they weren’t able to make it down while I was attending college.”Hopkins, 28, attended Lindenwood on a golf scholarship from 2002-2005 after graduating from L.V. Rogers High School where he was a standout on the Bomber golf team. During his four years the son of Matt Hopkins of Victoria and Sheila Hopkins of Nelson, helped the team win four-conference championships and participated in four national tournaments. Hopkins had 24 top-ten finishes and won three tournaments during his career.“It gave me a lot of pride to be honoured . . . anytime you recognized it feels great,” said Hopkins, who now works as an account manager in the ticket operations department for the Vancouver Canucks. “I felt great that people at Lindenwood remembered me, and my accomplishments to the athletic program . . .. Which is moving to NCAA Division II (in 2011).”As a freshman, Hopkins was the regional individual champion and led Lindenwood to a regional championship. The next year, Hopkins helped the team repeat as regional champions. In 2005, Hopkins finished in the top 15 at the national tournament and was named to the All-American team. He set a course record that year with a six-under-par 66 at the national championships.The induction ceremony was hosted by former Lindenwood grad Bob Ramsay, a radio personality from ESPN 101 in St. Louis.Each inductee had a chance to speak about their time at Lindenwood.  There was also the homecoming football game the following day, where all HOF inductees were recognized on the field at halftime.After graduation, Hopkins managed to get his tour card on the Canadian Professional circuit.Despite having the game to compete at that level, the 5’10” scratch player failed to get the financial backing to make it a go on tour.“The issue for me was always one of sponsorship,” admits the former Granite Pointe at Nelson golfer. “I was able to qualify for the Canadian Tour on my first attempt, but was never able to gain much in terms of help making a real go of it.  “I didn’t really have anyone that I knew that had been in the situation locally, so I found it tough to gain any traction.”Despite having to pull the plug on his professional career, Hopkins doesn’t want to forget the people that helped him get off the ground, albeit for a brief time.“To even get where I did I was pretty happy, but I would have been able to do it without a few people — my mom, my sister Shannon, my dad, Lauren Thast, Sandy Renwick, Murray Elias, Howie Hyssop and Grant Arcuri all come to mind,” Hopkins said. “Without those people the dream would have never even got off the ground in the first place.”Spoken like a true Hall of Famer.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more