Monday May 6th Local Sports

first_imgAMES – NIACC sophomore Ben Boerjan is tied for first place after the first round of the Region XI tournament on Sunday at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course on the Iowa State University campus.Boerjan shot a first-day 71 and shares the lead with Kirkwood’s James Morgan.NIACC is in fifth place with a 319 heading into Monday’s final 18 holes of the tournament. The Trojans are one shot out of third place as Southwestern and Northeast CC are tied for third at 318.The top three teams advance to the NJCAA Division II national tournament, which is set for May 21-24 in Plymouth, Ind.Kirkwood is leading the tournament with a 304 and DMACC is in second with a 310.Also for the Trojans on Sunday, Jackson Hamlin shot an 80, Austin Eckenrod shot an 82, Zach Martin shot an 86 and Matthew Heinemann shot an 87.Boerjan is seeking a return trip to the national tournament as he is the lone returner off last year’s team that qualified for nationals. MASON CITY — High school conference golf tournaments take place today:== The North Central Conference boys tournament will take place at the Mason City Country Club. Clear Lake, St. Edmond and Webster City likely will battle for the team title with the Lions ranked 4th in Class 3A and Webster City ranked 19th, while St. Edmond is ranked 7th in 1A. In the medalist race, Nathan Ferrell of Webster City is ranked 3rd in Class 3A while Tate Storbeck of Clear Lake is 9th. Andrew Gibb of St. Edmond is ranked 2nd individually in Class 1A.== The North Central Conference girls tournament will be held at the Fort Dodge Country Club. Clear Lake and Humboldt will vie for the team title, with Clear Lake ranked 9th and Humboldt 11th in the latest 3A rankings. In the medalist race, Ashley DeLong of Clear Lake is ranked 10th while Frances Carlson of Humboldt is 11th.== The Top of Iowa Conference West Division boys tournament takes place at Country Greens Golf Course in Armstrong. Leaders in the team race will include #6/1A Garrigan, #12/1A West Hancock, and #22/2A Forest City. The medalist race will feature #4/1A Andrew Arndorfer of Garrigan and #8/2A Tyler Clouse of Forest City== The Top of Iowa Conference East Division boys tournament will be held at Acorn Park in St. Ansgar. Nashua-Plainfield comes in as the team favorite, being ranked #10 in 1A.== The Top of Iowa Conference West Division girls tournament is scheduled to be held at the Gruis Recreation Area in Buffalo Center. Bishop Garrigan is the favorite in the team race, being ranked 3rd in Class 1A, with #18/1A West Hancock, #21/2A Garner-Hayfield-Ventura and #24/2A Forest City also being in the hunt. In the medalist race, ranked golfers include #6/2A Carlee Frayne of GHV, as well as #11 and #12 in Class 1A Anna Berke and Kelly Baade of Garrigan.== The Top of Iowa Conference East Division girls tournament will be played at Buffalo Run Golf Course in Nora Springs. In the team race, Nashua-Plainfield is ranked #20 in 1A.The tournaments are scheduled to start at 10 o’clock this morning. MASON CITY — The 17th-ranked NIACC softball team swept Ellsworth on Saturday but dropped a pair at Kirkwood on Sunday to end the regular season. On Saturday, NIACC had no problems with wins of 2-0 and 9-0. On Sunday, Kirkwood took the opener 5-3 and then won the nightcap 6-4. NIACC ends the regular season with a record of 28-16 and 20-8 in the conference. The Lady Trojans will play in the Region XI-B tournament in Cedar Rapids starting on Friday. NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán kept delivering on a wet, raw afternoon, tying for the major league lead with his sixth win as the New York Yankees stopped the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in a game called in the bottom of the eighth inning because of rain. Mike Tauchman hit a two-run homer to help New York win for the 11th time in 15 games. The Twins lost two of three after coming into Yankee Stadium this weekend with the best record in the majors. Minnesota now heads north of the border for a three-game series with Toronto starting tonight. Start times tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday nights is 6:05, with the pre-game at 5:30 each night on KGLO. MASON CITY — The NIACC baseball team picked up a four-game sweep of Ellsworth over the weekend at Roosevelt Field to wrap up conference play. On Friday, NIACC picked up a complete-game victory from Michael Oh in a 5-2 win. The Trojans hit five homers in Friday’s second game, with Fox Leum hitting a homer and becoming the 25th member of NIACC’s 100-hit club in an 11-9 victory. On Saturday in the first game, Patrick Pridgen picked up a complete-game victory with a 7-3 decision. In game two, NIACC used a seven-run second on their way to an 11-1 five-inning win. Leum hit his 22nd homer of the season to lead the Trojans. NIACC is now 30-24 and finishes 15-13 in the conference. They are the sixth seed in the upcoming Region XI tournament in Clinton and will face the third seed Southeastern at 3 o’clock on Thursday. Before heading to tournament play, NIACC will host the Luther College JV at 6:30 tonight for Autism Awareness Night, with all proceeds from the game, t-shirt and hat sales and an auction going to the Children’s Autism Center at One Vision in Clear Lake.last_img read more

Messi’s ‘new normal’

first_imgThe unpublished image of Lionel Messi this Wednesday, after passing the tests of the Covid-19 in the Ciutat Esportiva del Barça, becomes covers this Thursday in all the Catalan sports newspapers (Mundo Deportivo, Sport, L’Esportiu) and some generalists like La Vanguardia. It is the image of the new normality of football if it wants to resume at the end of next June. Messi and the rest of his teammates will receive their tests this Thursday and from tomorrow the Barça players, who also passed a general medical examination, could start training individually.Few more news in the newspapers of Barcelona, ​​if Newcastle could be Coutinho’s destination, or at least that’s what Barça dreams of if the American Hanry Mauriss or the Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman finally buy the Magpies.last_img read more

Striking Teachers Remain Resolute

first_imgThe Monrovia Consolidated School System Teachers Association (MCSSTA) has resolved to continue their ‘strike action’ despite assurances from Defense Minister, J. Brownie Samukai to resolve the impasse.Minister Samukai has been coordinating the affairs of the state in consultation with the office Vice President, while President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is out of the country.Despite the effort, the MCSSTA remains committed to holding onto its go-slow strike action.The secretary-general of the Association, Samuel M. Nyenuh on Wednesday, alleged among other things, that the government has downplayed the plight of teachers, particularly those under the banner of the MCSSTA.According to him, since their leadership held two separate meetings with authorities of the MCSS, and representatives from the government, no concrete steps have been taken concerning the demands put forth by the aggrieved teachers.He disclosed that all that was achieved from the meeting with Minister Samukai was an ordinary appeal for teachers to see reason to return to the classrooms, while efforts were being made at the ministries of Education and Finance to address the problem.The two entities are yet to comment.However, Mr. Nyenuh said their demands for the retroactive salaries and other benefits were some of the things that are long overdue.“The administration must adhere to our demands, and we challenge it to make any attempt to bring people from outside to administer the students’ final exams for this semester,” the MCSSTA S/G threatened.He said their leadership has resolved to receive the payments of their salaries and benefits before they return to the classrooms.“Teachers’ plights have been ignored by the government over the years, and therefore, we will not compromise anything, but to get proper redress before we return to the classrooms.”The MCSS teachers’ strike action in demand of salary and work benefits began on Monday, June 2, 2014.According to the teachers, they are taking the action due to the failure of MCSS authorities to adhere to demands they made early this year. In a three-count resolution to the MCSS authorities, the teachers want amongst other things, seven months’ retroactive salaries for over 80 newly employed teachers.The teachers were employed and tallied in the 2013/2014 Fiscal Budget. They are reported to have benefited from the February 2014 salary disbursement — seven months after they were included on the payroll.The MCSS teachers want US$50 transportation allowance for all to enhance “efficiency and effectiveness” on their jobs.The teachers complained that due to lack of buses to transport them to their respective campuses, they are compelled to board commercial vehicles—a situation which they claimed has contributed to teachers’ late arrival for classes.The Association’s president, A. Henry G. Woyea, said that on May 26 that they met in a joint session comprising faculty representative council, and executives of the aggrieved teachers on the G.W. Gibson High School campus, where a resolution was passed demanding that if their issues are not addressed by government within three days’ time, they would resort to a ‘nonstop strike action’ across the MCSS.Mr. Woyea has therefore called on all MCSS employees including janitors and other support staff to lay down their education materials, and stay away from work places until their demands are addressed.“The issue is very important and we are not going to take it for play. We are professional people who will not allow anyone to just play on us,” Mr. Woyea emphasized.When contacted, the Superintendent of MCSS, Benjamin Jacobs, confirmed the teachers’ claims, but said he has advised them not to carry out any strike action because that was untimely as the school calendar was about to come to an end for the current semester.Reacting to the three demands, Mr. Jacobs said modalities are being worked out to address the issue of retroactive salaries, but that it was a matter of a few days’ time.Regarding the US$50 transportation allowance, Mr. Jacobs said that was ‘unthinkable.’ He added that in the midst of ‘budget shortfalls and economic hardship’ the government is unable to yield to such a demand.He said, with only a month to the end of the budget year (2013/2014), he sees it impossible that the system could find about US$600,000 per month as transportation allowance.He then ruled out any possibility of MCSS providing buses to transport the employees, noting “This is a very huge task.”He argued that to provide buses for its teachers will even create more delay for them to reach on campuses, citing traffic, maintenance and timely access to the buses by all those entitled.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Another Hate Crime in the LGBT Community

first_img– Advertisement – The severed finger Another documented gender based hate crime against a lesbian woman who lives openly gay, marks a rise in the number of attacks against homosexuals in Liberia.In this new case, the woman, who has asked not be named, was allegedly attacked because her neighbors are reportedly not comfortable with her physical appearance and masculinity, “and they have done everything since we have been neighbors to show me how much they hate me,” she added.What started as a neighborly bicker resulted in the chewing off of one of her fingers, crippling her ability to work since the incident happened two weeks ago.“I blocked an open space between my neighbors and myself so they can stop harassing me and polluting my porch with their dog feces . The family kept removing the barrier each night and when I tried to ask them to stop, the mother came on my porch and hit me with a stick. When I tried to turn, it was at that point a woman named Ophelia Woods grabbed my left hand and chewed part of my long finger off. I took the case to the police and following investigation, she was proven wrong and placed in jail and the case is presently in court,” said the victim.For now, violence against members of the LGBT (Lesbians, gays, bisexual and transvestites) community goes unreported because of shame or being arrested for admitting that ‘I am gay, and so and so happened as a result.’ A couple of years ago, the brutal stoning and assault of a young man from the Camp Johnson Road community flared up tension but no one was arrested for the act. Today ‘Boo’ has to live with the multiple scars and missing teeth as a result of the frequent beatings he gets whenever ‘someone thinks I like them.’ Now Boo only comes out at night, dressed as a woman to keep away from the constant attempts many have made on his life.The tension of not feeling safe in the community amplified when it was reported that three young men on different occasions died as a result of gang rape, fear of going to the hospital and neglect that led to an infection that went untreated. All passed away as a result. The rumor of each death spread like wildfire, but media houses and advocacy groups kept a tight lip on them.The advocacy group LEGAL was created not long after the attempt to petition the Liberian Legislature in January 2012 to protect the rights of members of the LGBT community fell on deaf ears and received discouraging words from the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler. He told journalists in January 2012 that his colleagues have already criticized the petition.“I am a Methodist and traditionalist. I will never support a gay bill because it is damaging to the survival of the country,” he said, and was recorded as saying that any LGBT rights bill introduced in the House “will be thrown in the Du or Montserrado River.”LEGAL came in as a safe haven for LGBTs, with one of them saying “We just want to be left alone to live our lives despite the law that stops us from performing same sex acts, but not from looking gay.”In Section 14.74 on Voluntary Sodomy, a person who engages in deviant sexual intercourse under circumstances not stated in Section 14.72 (relating to aggravated involuntary sodomy) or 14.73 (relating to involuntary sodomy) has committed a first degree misdemeanor.Section 14.79 has definitions relating to sections on sexual crimes against a person. In this sub-chapter: (a) “sexual intercourse” occurs upon penetration, however slight; ejaculation is not required; (b) “deviate sexual intercourse” means sexual contact between human beings who are not husband and wife or living together as man and wife though not legally married, consisting of contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or the mouth and vulva; (c) “sexual contact” means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.So far only one man has been recorded for serving one year in jail under this act. He was released two years ago. No one has been legally punished for dressing or acting like the opposite sex, and the majority of members of the gay community feel that they are being punished for this rather then committing same sex acts.“When people see you looking like a man and you are a woman, or you like dressing like a woman and you are a man, they go crazy and decide in the heat of the moment to do all kinds of things to let you know they are not comfortable with the way you look. Just because a man looks like a woman and he comes in the same room with you, that does not mean he wants you and should not give you a reason to just jump up and start beating on this man,” added the victim who is also a member of LEGAL.Meanwhile, a month after former Speaker Alex Tyler stepped on the bill, CDC’s now vice standard bearer, Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor, tried to implement something strongly looked down on as a violation of human rights.Despite Chapter 50 of the Penal Code of Liberia specifying the penalties for violating the preceding laws, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, the former wife of former President Charles Taylor, introduced legislation that would make same sex relations a first degree felony with a maximum punishment of death. A similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Clarence K. Massaquoi in early February 2012, except that the offense would be a second degree felony.In Section 50.7, on sentence to imprisonment for misdemeanor, a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor may be sentenced to imprisonment for the following terms:(a) For a misdemeanor of the first degree, to a definite term of imprisonment to be fixed by the court at no more than one year. Section 50.9 authorizes fines and restitution as to individuals. Except as otherwise expressly provided, and subject to the limitation contained in paragraph 3, an individual who has been convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine which does not exceed: For a misdemeanor of the first degree, L$1,000 (US$11.61), or double the gain realized by the defendant. Section 50.10, on imposition of fines, the ability to pay: In determining the amount and the method of payment of a fine, the court shall, insofar as practicable, proportion the fine to the burden that payment will impose in view of the financial resources of the defendant; fine alone – When any other disposition is authorized by statute, the court shall not sentence an individual to pay a fine only unless, having regard to the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and character of the defendant, it is of the opinion that the fine alone will suffice for the protection of the public; Fine in addition to sentence of imprisonment – The court shall not sentence a defendant to pay a fine in addition to a sentence of imprisonment or probation unless: (a) The defendant has derived a pecuniary gain from the crime; or (b) The court is of the opinion that a fine is specially adapted to deterrence of the crime involved.The LGBT community feels that there is no one to turn to when hate crimes against them continue to overwhelm their freedom to love who they want, when lawmakers who are there to protect them are implementing laws that could allow them to be murdered with impunity. And as a result, more and more victims will go unaccounted for and the crimes against them unreported.It can be recalled that the presidential press secretary, Jerolinmek Mathew Piah, said in a letter to the Guardian newspaper in response to rumors that the President is willing to pass laws that will brutally put the LGBT community in a vulnerable state:“There is no law referencing homosexuality in Liberia, so she could not be defending a law on homosexuality. She is on record as saying that any law brought before her regarding homosexuality will be vetoed. This also applies to an attempt by two members of the Liberian Legislature to introduce tougher laws targeting homosexuality. It is therefore very disappointing to see you report that President Sirleaf is defending laws criminalizing homosexuality. She and her government believe the current law on sexual practices sufficiently addresses the concerns of the majority of Liberians and guarantees respect for traditional values. The reality is that the status quo in Liberia has been one of tolerance, and no one has ever been prosecuted under that law. The President also thinks that with the unprecedented freedom of speech and expression Liberia enjoys today, our budding democracy will be strong enough to accommodate new ideas and debate both their values and Liberia’s laws with openness, respect and independence.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lightning strikes Weaver, Kings

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. – Mike Weaver finally scored his first NHL goal. Unfortunately for him, it came in the latest loss by the struggling Kings. Vincent Lecavalier scored his 34th goal and connected in the shootout, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Kings, 3-2, on Tuesday night. Weaver, playing in his 123rd career game, scored during the Kings’ two-goal third. “It’s about time,” said Weaver, originally credited with two goals before a postgame scoring change. “I wish we would have had a victory there at the end, but we didn’t. I’m just going to enjoy (the goal) for a couple of hours, then forget about it and concentrate on the next game.” Lecavalier and Blair Jones scored first-period goals for the Lightning, who have won 11 of 13. Tampa Bay took the shootout 3-1. “We weren’t the best we could be,” Lightning coach John Tortorella said. “We didn’t play a very good game, but you still get two points. We’re not the only team that goes through that. The teams that win the majority of those are the teams that are there in April.” Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Kings rallied with two goals in the third. Weaver’s second was awarded to Derek Armstrong about 40 minutes after the game. center_img “I was just like, `Get the puck. Make sure you get the puck from the ref,”‘ Weaver said. “Points are not my thing anyway, so when I do get them, it’s just a bonus.” The Kings, who have the worst record in the Western Conference, are 2-8-3 over their last 13 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Utd can win Champions League, says Young

first_img“You don’t enter a competition not to win it,” Young said. “That’s what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes.“The next one is against Sevilla. That’s a tough away game like Huddersfield, like Newcastle away. That’s what the stadium is like. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”Young also spoke of striker Romelu Lukaku, whose two goals against the Terriers in the FA Cup saw United into the quarter-finals, and who has four goals from six appearances in the group stage.“When you have a striker scoring goals, it’s always important,” Young said. “His hold-up play, his all-round game was fantastic at Huddersfield, and he’s done that all throughout the season.“He’s getting goals. When you’ve got someone who can hold up the ball like he can and get in the box it’s fantastic.“And you can see the combinations between them. Alexis [Sanchez] comes inside and Rom’s seen him and picked him up as well and they’re picking each other out and they have worked well together so far.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“You don’t enter a competition not to win it,” Young said. “That’s what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sevilla, Manchester United’s Ashley Young believes they can go on to lift the trophy this season.United travel to Spain for the first leg of the round-of-16 encounter at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán having not won the competition since 2008, or reached the final since two defeats to Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.last_img read more

Arraignment set today for men in reckless driving case that killed 5-year-old boy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The mother and sister were critically injured, and the boy, Ayman Arif, died in a hospital the next night. LAPD Detective Bill Butos said the motorists were “cutting each other off, they were jockeying for position. They were tapping on the brakes, one of the vehicles was tapping on the brakes, trying to cause the other vehicle to ram into the vehicle. They cannot point to the other individual and say, well, that person started it.” Ayon remained at the crash scene and was immediately taken into custody. Barnes later surrendered at the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division, police said. Ayon is charged with murder and vehicular manslaughter and three counts of reckless driving causing injury. Along with one count of murder and three counts of reckless driving causing injury, Barnes is charged with vehicular manslaughter and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident. All of the charges are felonies. VAN NUYS – Two men are set to be arraigned today on murder and reckless driving charges for an alleged road-rage crash in Reseda that killed a 5-year-old boy and critically injured his mother and 2-month-old sister last week. Brian Gilbert Barnes, 44, of Northridge, and Armando Gamboa Ayon, 19, of Pacoima, were driving a Nissan Maxima and a Chevrolet Camaro on Oct. 9 on West Sherman Way, between Balboa Boulevard and Louise Avenue, when they got into a dispute, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Ayon’s Maxima plowed into the rear of a parked car, knocking it into a second parked car, authorities said. A 31-year-old woman and her two children — a 5-year-old boy and a 2- month-old girl — who were between the two parked cars, were crushed, said LAPD Officer Jason Lee. The two are jailed on just over $1 million bail each.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgREDCASTLE Lady Captain, Gill Eakin, will host her first Charity Open competition on Monday next, May 9th, in aid of Cancer Research N.I. The competition has been kindly sponsored by Total Golf.A time sheet is in operation and those wishing to book times should ring the Lady Captain on 07708702350 or competition secretary on: 086-8361333Meanwhile, results from the Redcastle Cup competition staged on Monday, April 25th – 1, Una Smyth (26) 39 points; 2, Lyn McOwan (20) 38; 3, Rosie Agnew (21) 37. REDCASTLE LADIES GOLF NOTES was last modified: May 7th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prep football – Week 1 results

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Eight-man La Verne Lutheran at San Diego Jeewish Academy n/a 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! –> Games played Thursday, Sept. 8 Moreno Valley 38, Arroyo Valley 7 Los Osos 20, Highland 7 Colony 39, San Jacinto 20 West Covina 28, Diamond Ranch 12 Covina at Glendora n/a Jurupa Valley at West Valley n/a last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Spends Day Two Of Italy Trip At The Vatican

first_imgThe entire travel party loaded the buses and made the short drive to the home of the Pope. The group was able to head right into the grounds and avoid the massive line of tourists. The group was blessed with an excellent tour guide, Latizia, who covered the Vatican’s rich history while we toured the cultural and religious sites, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Following the tour of the Vatican, the team was able to split off on its own to enjoy an afternoon of free time in the heart of Rome. Tonight is our last night in the capital city of Italy with a meal set for this evening. In the morning, we will stop at the Coliseum before heading to Florence. Be sure to continue to follow our journey via #DogCiao, the trip central page and the Tumblr blog for a perspective from our student-athletes! #DogCiao Print Friendly Version Tuesday was another busy day for the Drake University women’s basketball team in Italy. After a solid first night of sleep after a long plane ride Sunday into Monday, the Bulldogs headed out for day two of their trip with a short drive across Rome to see one of the world’s most visited sites. Vatican City State.last_img read more