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  • National Youth Rally to be held on November 2nd at the National Stadium

    first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondaryTertiary National Youth Rally to be held on November 2nd at the National Stadium by: – October 31, 2011 241 Views   no discussions Display by the 4th Dominica St. Alphonsus Scout Troop at the National Youth Rally 2009. Image via: GIS NewsRoseau, Dominica – October 31, 2011…The National Youth Rally will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium on November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. as part of activities to mark Dominica’s 33rd Anniversary of Independence.The Hon. Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Justina Charles will deliver the feature address. The youth speaker is the 2011 Island Scholar Sydney Jules.This year, the rally will feature performances from the Hebrew Boys and the Convent High School Choral Speech Group and a drill display by the St. Alphonsus Scout Troop. Two schools, the Goodwill Secondary School and the Purple Dragon Academy, will present creative displays during the march past.Dominica’s Lady of Song Ophelia Olivacee Marie will lead students in singing the patriotic song, ‘Mwen ke Helei’ and the reigning Calypso Monarch, Tasha P, will sing the rally song, ‘Let the children be children.’A number of students will be presented with awards for excellence in academics and sports. Two students will also receive tourism awards after excelling in regional competitions organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will take the salute. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

  • Hannah Dossett has ‘come out of nowhere’ to become Syracuse’s most consistent hitter

    first_imgFor as long as she can remember, Hannah Dossett has always been quiet. So when the senior catcher and infielder walked into head coach Shannon Doepking’s office in mid-February, Doepking’s ears perked up. “Coach,” Doepking remembered Dossett began to say.For the first two weeks of the season, Dossett played sparingly, coming off the bench in three games and not playing altogether in three more. “I’m willing to play any position this team needs,” Dossett told Doepking. “If it needs me to go behind the plate, I’ll go behind the plate. I just want to compete and have a chance.” “It threw me back,” Doepking said about the exchange later.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDoepking gave Dossett the chance she was looking for, and the senior has seized it by becoming one of the Orange’s (9-16, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) most aggressive and consistent hitters. Shortly after earning a regular spot in the lineup — primarily at third base — Dossett went on a seven-game hitting streak and now has the highest batting average (.315) on the team. “I think personally,” Dossett said, “I’m just feeling very comfortable at the plate, and I’m just seeing the ball really well, which I think helps more than anything.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorTo get comfortable at the plate, Dossett made small mechanical adjustments, she said. After hitting .173 last year, she moved her hand placement slightly on the bat and shifted her weight back before the pitcher delivers. Throughout the season, Doepking has been impressed with Dossett’s aggressive approach and said many of her teammates can learn from it. Doepking calls Dossett a “free swinger” — She often swings early in the count, fouling off tough pitches and taking balls off the plate. Though Doepking has brought many analytical strategies to the team, she knows some batters worry about information overloads. Dossett is one of them. “I’m not thinking a lot in the box,” she said.“Hannah doesn’t get short-changed,” Doepking said. “She’s going to hack.” In last Sunday’s game against Louisville, with the game knotted at 2-2 and a runner on second, Dossett left the first pitch down and away, then took a big cut at a fastball but missed. With a full count, she didn’t miss the same pitch she swung past twice earlier in the at-bat and drove the fastball over the plate down the left field line, putting the Orange on top for their first conference win. Dossett has played third, first and catcher in her career at Syracuse University. Last year, she played primarily first base, filling a position of need, she said. Dossett calls first base the most difficult of the three — picking off-target throws and defending slap-hitters, lefty hitters who start a run to first base before their swing, give Dossett trouble. “There’s so much responsibility you don’t think of,” Dossett said of playing first base, “and I feel like at lower levels, you’d kind of hide someone there if they weren’t that great in the field. But I think at this level, to play it well is very hard.” This year, with sophomore transfer Alex Acevedo at first base, Dossett returned to her more comfortable position on the opposite corner of the diamond, third base. Still, Dossett makes her biggest impact from in the batter’s box. Her .315 batting average is the best on the team, and her nine runs batted in are the fourth most on Syracuse, despite having roughly 20 fewer plate appearances than several of her teammates. After Dossett hit the go-ahead double in the eighth inning against Louisville, Toni Martin’s single scored her. As Dossett rounded third base and headed to home, she remained stoic, like when she entered Doepking’s office in mid-February to ask for an expanded role. As Dossett crossed home, she didn’t hoot or pump her fist, instead offering Acevedo, who was waiting for her, a soft high-five. “Hannah’s kind of come out of nowhere, to be honest,” Doepking said. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 18, 2019 at 11:31 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

  • Alexander: Why do the NBA Finals feel like a warm-up act to free agency?

    first_imgFree agency? That’s the unspoken yet unmistakable subplot/distraction. Durant and Leonard are 1-A and 1-B on everyone’s free agent wish lists, and Clippers and Knicks fans will be watching this series with particular interest, just because.Lakers fans probably shouldn’t go down that road. As their team’s organizational dysfunction continues, with disgruntled rank-and-file employees following (and implicating) Earvin Johnson in blurting out damaging information, the chances become ever more remote that a megastar will show up to join LeBron James.And while the Warriors and Raptors players will try to focus on winning a championship the next two weeks, no one can assure that those around them will remain mum. Dennis Robertson, Kawhi’s uncle, already popped the lid on that theory in an interview with Yahoo Sports that was published Sunday. He didn’t speculate on the future but instead dredged up the past, the spat with San Antonio last year over the severity of Leonard’s calf injury that ultimately led to Kawhi being traded to Toronto.“They didn’t believe Kawhi couldn’t play and that caused a lack of trust in us and then us not believing in them,” Robertson told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes. “… They didn’t believe him, and after that, the relationship couldn’t recover and we decided we had to move on.”Related Articles Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt is the consequence of an environment where what happens off the court has become more intriguing than what happens on it. These are the best players in the world, on display nightly, but even compelling basketball often takes a backseat to the drama and the personalities, who’s saying what about whom on social media and who might or might not have a burner Twitter account.(And we haven’t even gotten to the latest chapter of As The Lakers Turn yet.)The NBA is enjoying runaway popularity precisely because it is a personality-driven league, and because those personalities take on a larger-than-life aura, even with someone like Leonard who does as much as he can to eschew the spotlight while staking a claim as the game’s best player. But the flip side of that popularity comes when an entire season competes for attention with speculation about who’s going to be where next season.According to the interview transcripts supplied by the NBA, the media on hand for Wednesday’s pre-series interview sessions in Toronto limited their questions to the matchup at hand. That’s to their credit, because this best-of-seven series deserves to stand on its own.Then again, Kevin Durant was not listed among the interview subjects Wednesday. He is officially not playing in Game 1, Steve Kerr confirmed, and how soon he does play will be determined by how soon he’s able to practice. But no time at the podium means no questions to the notoriously sensitive Durant about his role or about the Warriors’ ability to win without him. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years When Kawhi and his people asked for a trade, his preference was said to be a return home to Southern California, though it was never explicitly stated. So, naturally, Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford shipped him about as far from L.A. as you can get in the trade for DeMar DeRozan.All season, the question was whether Kawhi was happy enough in Toronto to entertain the thought of staying. And when he and the Raptors were at Staples in December for a game against the Clippers, I asked him if there were things about playing in Toronto that were maybe a little different or took some getting used to.“Not really,” he said. “It’s still two goals and a basketball. Just different teammates.”So true. Maybe, for the next two weeks, we’d all be better off tuning out the stay-or-go chatter and focusing on the basic elements.Two goals. One ball. And one trophy, which is the point of the whole exercise, isn’t [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Does anyone remember when the NBA Finals represented the league’s crown jewel event, the absolute crescendo of the season?No longer. Now, if you listen to the chatter surrounding the league, the championship round might as well be a way station, a stop on the way to June 30 and the new start of the free agency period, when the real action begins.When the Warriors and Raptors tip off Game 1 on Thursday night in Toronto, Canada’s euphoria over basketball and the Warriors’ bid for a three-peat will almost be side issues. The other storyline will involve Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant, where their next stops will be and whether the result of the Finals will influence their decisions.Gee, whatever happened to winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy for its own sake? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • Twitter reacts to Antoine Griezmann’s TV special

    first_imgHas a footballer ever done anything as self indulgent and embarrassing than this Griezmann video ?🤦‍♀️ Did nobody think to tell him it was a bad idea?— Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1) June 14, 2018 Spanish TV station Movistar+ aired a documentary which followed his decision-making process throughout the season.For 45 minutes, he described a mental struggle between adoration at Atletico and Champions League glory at Barca while everyone screamed at their TVs: ‘JUST TELL US WHAT YOU’RE DOING.’ On a serious note this Griezmann video is a disgrace. He literally had two sets of fans on strings for 45 minutes then publicly snubbed millions of them. To do that to football fans who provide him with that position of arrogance was massively misguided— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) June 14, 2018 How can Griezmann talk about Atleti ‘missing something to win the Champions League’ when he literally missed a penalty in the final?— Billy (@billyedwards94) June 14, 2018 Griezmann got the whole world watching him on the opening day of the World Cup just to say he’s staying, have to admire that level of arrogance— Billie (@Billie_T) June 14, 2018 Just before he went on air, Antoine Griezmann was licking himself to see if he tasted as good as he thought he would. Taken ego to new limits.— Duncan Wright (@dwright75) June 14, 2018 If you think that Griezmann nonsense is ok…just wait until it catches on and we’re watching a 30 minute documentary that ends with Jason Puncheon signing a new contract with Crystal Palace.— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) June 14, 2018 Antoine Griezmann has just made an extraordinary TV appearance in which he (eventually) announced he will be staying at Atletico Madrid.The Frenchman had been heavily linked with an £88million move to Barcelona this summer, but he rejected the Catalans in remarkable fashion. 2 Griezmann eventually announced he would be staying at Atletico Antoine Griezmann is the kind of guy who would propose to his girlfriend at his friend’s wedding.— R™ (@RealTalkMUFC) June 14, 2018 2 Griezmann’s TV stunt did not sit well with a lot of football fans I’m glad Griezmann is staying but this whole thing has been embarrassing.— Kinga (@atleticorner) June 14, 2018 Antonie Griezmann has truly embarrassed himself with this ‘decision’ nonsense. Class player, but this attention seeking stunt is poor form.— United Xtra (@utdxtra) June 14, 2018 I long to be as shamelessly dramatic as Griezmann— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) June 14, 2018 Twitter was mightily unimpressed by the reveal, which came just hours before Griezmann and France play their first World Cup game against Australia.Here are some of the best tweets.last_img read more

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