Winter Storm Dumps 7 Inches of Snow on Parts of Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A snow storm dumped seven inches of the white stuff on parts of Long Island on Monday morning, nearly twice the average amount forecasters predicted.The National Weather Service (NWS) reported the highest amount in Nassau County was 7 inches in Centre Island and the highest accumulation in Suffolk was 6.6 inches in Sayville.Here is the full list of reports:Nassau CountyCentre Island 7.0 1100 AM 4/02 Law EnforcementManhasset 6.3 1035 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterOyster Bay 6.3 1012 AM 4/02 Fire Dept/RescueEast Hills 6.0 1030 AM 4/02 PublicMassapequa 5.6 1030 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHSEast Williston 5.5 1015 AM 4/02 PublicPlainview 5.0 1030 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterAlbertson 5.0 1030 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHS1 S Merrick 4.8 1044 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterBethpage 4.8 1000 AM 4/02 PublicOld Bethpage 4.5 1200 PM 4/02 Trained SpotterEast Meadow 4.5 925 AM 4/02 Social MediaWantagh 3.9 1005 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterSuffolk CountySayville 6.6 1010 AM 4/02 NWS Employee1 ENE Quogue 6.5 1100 AM 4/02 PublicSound Beach 6.3 1030 AM 4/02 NWS EmployeeShoreham 6.3 1040 AM 4/02 PublicRiverhead 6.2 1045 AM 4/02 NWS EmployeeSmithtown 6.1 1045 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterWest Babylon 5.9 950 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterEast Hampton 5.5 1110 AM 4/02 PublicPatchogue 5.3 1129 AM 4/02 NWS EmployeeBaiting Hollow 5.2 900 AM 4/02 Co-Op ObserverJamesport 5.1 1040 AM 4/02 PublicCommack 5.0 900 AM 4/02 PublicIslip Airport 4.6 1100 AM 4/02 FAA ObserverRonkonkoma 4.3 1020 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHSUpton 4.3 1030 AM 4/02 NWS OfficeLindenhurst 4.2 855 AM 4/02 Trained SpotterRidge 3.4 1035 AM 4/02 CoCoRaHSSouthampton 2.8 857 AM 4/02 Trained Spotterlast_img read more

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Ex-GM board member, union leader sentenced to 30 months in prison

first_img“I cannot tell you how ashamed and remorseful I am for what I’ve done,” Ashton said during the hearing. “I betrayed the trust that my union members had in for me for over 50 years, and for that I am genuinely sorry. I take full ownership of my actions and no apology will ever change the damage that I have done.”The charges centered on Ashton’s position overseeing a jointly operated training center with GM known as the Center for Human Resources, which the company dissolved as part of a new labor agreement with the union last year. Ashton oversaw the facility from 2010 to 2014 when he retired from the union.The UAW, in a statement Tuesday, said Ashton’s sentence was “appropriate.” It said his “crimes defy everything we stand for as a union and demonstrate his lack of respect for the oath of office he took and the rank-and-file members he represented.”GM previously called Ashton’s actions “outrageous.” It also reiterated that it “was not aware of his illegal activity until it was recently revealed by the government’s investigation.” Nor was the company aware that “he allegedly continued to benefit from this conduct” while he was a member of the board, it said. Ashton is one of 15 people charged and convicted as part of the federal corruption probe, including two recent UAW presidents and three Fiat Chrysler executives.- Advertisement – Former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton speaks during a GM announcement at a plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. in 2011.GM Former General Motors board member Joe Ashton, a retired United Auto Workers leader, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for fraud and money laundering as part of an ongoing federal probe into the union.Ashton, who resigned from the GM board in December 2017 after being linked to the corruption, pleaded guilty to the charges in December as part of a deal with U.S. prosecutors and agreed to forfeit $250,000 he admitted to illegally receiving in bribes and kickbacks.Money laundering is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, while the fraud charge could be up to 20 years. However, federal prosecutors suggested his sentence be between 30 and 37 months as part of the plea deal.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Ashton’s wife, one of his four adult sons and a family friend spoke on his behalf during the hearing, which was conducted via Zoom. Dozens of supporters wrote letters on Ashton’s behalf, including one unidentified member of Congress, according to The Detroit News.U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said he took the comments as well as the letters into consideration when determining the sentencing. Ashton will not have to report for incarceration until June 2021 due to the coronavirus. Ashton’s attorney had requested leniency from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic, while prosecutors argued for 37 months due to the financial severity of the crimes. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Norovirus outbreak tied to Texas oysters

first_imgMar 5, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Following 25 cases of norovirus infection in people who ate raw oysters from San Antonio Bay in Texas, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against eating raw oysters taken from the bay after Feb 1.The patients ate raw oysters at a Maryland event the weekend of Feb 9 to 11, the FDA said in a Mar 2 news release. Patients tested by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene were found to have the virus.The implicated oyster beds were closed by the Texas Department of Health Services Feb 24 and remain closed, officials said.Two seafood distributors—Bayview Seafood, Seadrift, Tex., and Rose Bay Oyster Co., Swanquarter, N.C.—issued recalls in late February as a result of the outbreak, the FDA reported. Rose Bay mislabeled oysters from San Antonio Bay, indicating they were from Galveston Bay instead. Osyters with tags that read “Gal 1, 2/2/07″ are subject to recall.People who ate oyster products served in restaurants after Feb 1 and had symptoms suggesting norovirus are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider and local health department, the FDA said. Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps; other possible symptoms are low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue.Norovirus contamination in oysters is not unusual, according to Craig Hedberg, PhD, a foodborne disease expert and associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis.”Oysters are filter feeders and do concentrate things in water,” which can include noroviruses from sewage that has been discharged into the ocean, Hedberg told CIDRAP News.”There are a number of people who have tried to decontaminate oysters by flushing them with fresh water, but norovirus will bind to oyster tissues and won’t be flushed out,” he said.The FDA said people with weakened immune systems and those who have liver, stomach, or blood disorders; cancer, diabetes, or kidney disease; or a history of chronic alcohol abuse should never eat raw oysters, regardless of where they come from. Thorough cooking destroys noroviruses and other pathogens.See also:Mar 2 FDA news release with guidance on safe cooking of oystershttp://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01579.htmllast_img read more

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Formula One unveils eight-race schedule in Europe from July 5

first_img“But we know the return of Formula 1 will be a welcome boost to sports fans around the world.”F1 managing director Ross Brawn last month said the Red Bull Ring circuit’s remote location made it a “logical” choice to stage the season’s first two races. ‘Blueprint to follow’With a local airport, the races can be held in an isolated environment, essential in the fight against the pandemic that has killed less than 700 people in Austria, and more than over 375,000 worldwide.”Red Bull have pulled out all the stops to get the Austrian Grand Prix up and running, in order to support a safe start to the Formula One season,” said team principal Christian Horner. “It has been a huge effort by all involved and the two events at the Red Bull Ring will be a blueprint for all other races to follow.He added: “With the first eight races of the calendar now confirmed we have some positive momentum. As a race team and racers, we are excited to get going again and put on a show for our fans.”Silverstone will host two races in Britain on August 2 and 9, with the Spanish Grand Prix set for Barcelona on August 16.The Belgian and Italian Grands Prix will take place on their original dates of August 30 and September 6, completing the European part of the season. Each event will also include the Formula 2 and Formula 3 categories.The blueprint for the rehashed season features further races in Asia and the Americas in September, October and November before finishing in the Gulf in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in December.Officials in Mexico City on Tuesday said the revised program would see the Mexican Grand Prix take place in its scheduled slot between October 30 and November 1.The 2020 season was to have featured a record 22 races, now it is set to be the shortest campaign since 2009 with races in Australia, Monaco, France and the Netherlands cancelled.MotoGP is also expected to release an updated schedule shortly.The first 11 races of the season have been either postponed or cancelled due to the global health crisis. MotoGP organizers Dorna are awaiting Spanish government approval to start the truncated season with back-to-back races at the Jerez circuit in Spain on July 19 and 26.Revised F1 calendar:July 3-5: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)July 10-12: Styrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)July 17-19: Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)July 31-August 2: British Grand Prix (Silverstone)August 7-9: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (Silverstone)August 14-16: Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)August 28-30: Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)September 4-6: Italian Grand Prix (Monza) Last week, the Austrian government sanctioned the season-opening double-header at the Spielberg circuit after F1 organizers “presented a complete and professional plan” to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.The Hungarian Grand Prix will be brought forward to July 19 before a two-week break, followed by consecutive races in Britain and events in Spain, Italy and Belgium. All will likely be run without spectators while participants must adhere to strict safety protocols.Regular health tests will be conducted with the number of team members and race staff at the venue also reduced.”While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back once it is safe to do,” said F1 chief executive Chase Carey. The curtailed Formula One season will start with two races behind closed doors in Austria on July 5 and July 12 followed by six other grands prix in Europe, the organizers said on Tuesday.Formula One said it hoped to have between 15 and 18 races in total, with the season being completed in December.The F1 season was thrown into chaos with the cancellation of the traditional curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix in March only hours before practice was due to begin as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world. Topics :last_img read more

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Charles R. Rollins

first_imgCharles Robert Rollins, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Charles was born January 3, 1925 in Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana to Rueben Hannaniah Rollins and Anna Eliza ( McAllister) Rollins. Charles was in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in France, Germany and the Ardennes.Charles married Hazel Pauline Cutter on July 10, 1948. Charles worked construction for many years including construction of the Markland Dam. He also worked for and retired from Aurora Casket Company as an over the road truck driver. He was a member of the Dillsboro American Legion post for 66 years and also a Mason since 1963. He also is a member of the Moores Hill Church of Christ.Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Pauline on June 3, 2002; son, Jerry Wayne, 1952-1952; parents, Reuben and Ann Eliza Rollins; brother, Harold; sisters, Mary Pearl Ascherman, Helen Smith, Betty Taylor, Wanda Pirtle and Patricia Rowlette.Charles is survived by sons: Robert (Beth) of Aurora, IN, Dennis (Kim) of Osgood, IN, Randy (Jerri Lynn) of Moores Hill, IN. and Gerald/Jerry (Penny) of Lawrenceburg, IN, daughters, Connie Hoffman of Rising Sun, IN, Judy Pressley of Aurora, IN, Vikki (Gene) Autry of Milan, IN; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.Friends will be received Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street , Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 pm.Burial will be in the South Sparta Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana with private graveside services.Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Moores Hill Church of Christ, South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars or South Sparta Cemetery. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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UCL: Mourinho inspires Spurs to last 16

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage for a third successive year with a brilliant 4-2 comeback win against Olympiacos in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge.It had looked like the Greek side were about to ruin Mourinho’s big night as they capitalised on a truly woeful opening 30 minutes by Spurs to lead 2-0 after 20 minutes thanks to goals from Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo.Dele Alli’s reply just before the break proved pivotal as it gave Mourinho’s men a base to produce a fine second-half blitz, with Harry Kane grabbing a brace and Serge Aurier capping a fine performance with the goal of the night.Kane’s double sent him into the record books as he is now the fastest player to 20 Champions League goals, only needing 24 games.The victory, a second in two games for Mourinho, means that Spurs can go to Bayern Munich in a fortnight with their place in the last 16 already secured, though they are unable to top Group B even if they win in Germany.But the manner of their early performance could have the alarm bells ringing for the new boss, who saw his side produce a display that had all the hallmarks of the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.If Spurs thought that the arrival of Mourinho would provide a quick fix then the horror show that was the opening half hour proved how fanciful that idea is.Olimpiacos, without a win in the competition so far, were ruthless enough to capitalise on some gaping holes in the Spurs defence and stunned their hosts by surging into a 2-0 lead after just 20 minutes.Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho reacts to Olympiacos taking a 2-0 lead (Adam Davy/PA)With only six minutes on the clock an awful clearance by Danny Rose fell to El Arabi and he was allowed space to drill a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.Son could have equalised when he saw his header saved by Jose Sa, but it was a shambles at the other end and the Greek side doubled their lead from a set-piece as Semedo converted from close range after a corner was flicked on.Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins, who hailed Mourinho as a trailblazer for Portuguese coaches, said that his compatriot may not have had time to fully prepare for this game and he was proved right.Mourinho had seen enough and hauled off defensive midfielder Eric Dier, replacing him with Christian Eriksen, though in truth any of the outfield players could have no complaints if they were the one taken off.Spurs assumed territorial advantage but looked poor going forward as Kane and Son shot off target.In the end it was a defensive error that allowed the hosts to change the complexion of the game in first-half added time.Yassine Meriah will have nightmares about kicking at thin air when Aurier put an innocuous cross in as that allowed the ball to go through to Alli, who had the easiest of tasks inside the six-yard box.That proved a decisive moment in the match as five minutes after the restart Spurs were level.Mourinho, when he was in his second spell at Chelsea, once memorably told a ballboy at Crystal Palace he would be “punched” if he continued to delay returning the ball.But he was in a far more loving mood with one of his own ballboys as the youngster quickly returned the ball to Aurier, whose throw-in set Moura free down the right and his pull back was perfect for Kane to slot home.It gave his side 40 minutes to try and find a winner and they needed 23 of those.The goal came from an unlikely source, but it was a fine finish as Aurier bent a low effort into the bottom corner after Alli’s cross found its way to the back post.Spurs gave themselves breathing space four minutes later as Kane scored his 23rd of the season for club and country.The England captain got on the end of an inviting delivery from Eriksen and headed home in style.Tags: Jose MourinhoTottenhamUCLlast_img read more

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Kinnear: I’m smarter than Toon Army

first_imgJoe Kinnear risked alienating the Newcastle fans further by claiming to have “more intelligence than them”. Press Association He went on: “I heard a silly comment of ‘what can I attract?’ I can open the door to any manager in the world, anyone, that’s the difference. I’ve spent my whole life talking to Alex Ferguson, week in, week out, what would you do? I can pick the phone up at any time of the day and speak to Arsene Wenger, any manager in the league. In all the divisions. “I don’t know what angle they’ve got, if they want to sit down and argue with me… Some are talking out of their backsides, a load of tosh. I’m not accepting it, as simple as that. I have certainly got more intelligence than them, that’s a fact.” Kinnear’s initial announcement caused surprise in the game, giving how his initial spell with Newcastle panned out. While his time in the dugout was ended by a heart attack, results on the field contributed to the club’s relegation from the Premier League. United’s fans have reacted accordingly but Kinnear, who struggled with some Newcastle players’ names as well as Llambias on talkSPORT, added: “I’m a bit surprised. There’s a certain section, exactly the same when I got there. I got over 10,000 letters when I had my heart attack, I felt very proud of that and thought I did an excellent job. “A lot of Geordies are influenced by the media set, because I stood up to 100 journalists that night. It was the same night we beat Tottenham 2-1, the journalists always had it in, many of the Geordie fans were sucked in.” Kinnear went on to defend his record as a manager, adding: “I look at my record and they keep saying to me ‘what did I do?’. Where have these people been, on another planet? I’ve been manager of the year three times, travelled the world as a manager. “This job came up, a responsible job. Already they’re jumping on the bandwagon, ‘watch out Pards’ (United manager Alan Pardew) but that’s the snidey press around that area that have a grudge. I expect it, it’s water off a duck’s a***.” center_img The 66-year-old has spent the last two days confirming he is back at the club as director of football, heading back to St James Park after a short but controversial spell as manager in the 2008-09 season. Newcastle have yet to officially announce the news but their fans have been quick to voice their dissent. When asked by talkSPORT what he would say to unhappy fans, Kinnear said: “To all the fans who don’t agree with this decision, shall I bring (Derek) Llambias (managing director) back in?. What do you want? What do they want?” last_img read more

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Bucksport football rolls past Dexter

first_imgBUCKSPORT — In more ways than one, the Bucksport football team came out Friday with a different look.From their uniforms, which included white pants rather than the usual purple, to the team’s stout defense, which struggled in previous games, this showing was a stark contrast from some of the others Bucksport has had this season. Perhaps that could be attributed to the fact that, during the week leading up to the game, the Golden Bucks changed their approach.In the week following the team’s Sept. 22 road loss to Foxcroft, the Golden Bucks changed things up at their practices. After the team’s third loss in four games, it was time to step up the intensity; time to hit harder and practice with a vengeance.“Between our players and coaches, we all knew we had to change something about the way we practiced,” quarterback Chase Carmichael said. “We were working hard before, but the results weren’t there.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThis time, those results came. Bucksport, as head coach Joel Sankey put it, “played to its potential” Friday night to earn a dominant win over visiting Dexter. The 47-14 victory stopped a two-game losing streak and put the Golden Bucks in position to make another playoff run in a few weeks’ time.After both teams exchanged punts to start the game, Bucksport would score first on the third possession. With 5 minutes, 52 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Carmichael found Keigan Riccard for a long touchdown pass that gave the Golden Bucks a 7-0 lead.A 7-yard pass from Carmichael to Carter Tolmasoff gave the Golden Bucks (2-3) their second score with 6:08 left in the half, and the Golden Bucks quickly forced a turnover on the kickoff to get the ball back. Twenty seconds later, Carmichael threw a 9-yard pass to Riccard to put the home team ahead 20-0.“We got ahead early, and we were tougher on both sides of the ball than we’ve been this year,” Carmichael said. “That came from what we did in practices. They were harder than usual, but they helped us come together more as a team and were a huge reason we did what we did tonight.”Bucksport soon added a fourth touchdown when Tolmasoff caught a short pass over the middle before juking two defenders and running down the left sideline for a 41-yard score to make it 27-0. It wasn’t until Dexter (3-2) ran the ensuing kickoff back that the visitors got on the scoreboard.Bucksport’s Cameron Soper (left), Keigan Riccard (middle) and Carter Tolmasoff celebrate a touchdown during the second half of a high school football game against Dexter on Sept. 29 in Bucksport. The Golden Bucks won the game 47-14 to snap a two-game losing streak. RICK MCHALE PHOTOBoth defenses forced stops on their first two possessions of the second half. With 4:31 left in the third quarter, Tolmasoff scored his third touchdown of the night on a 45-yard punt return.“I didn’t think they would kick it to me,” Tolmasoff said. “It looked like it was going to go out of bounds, but I picked it up, got some great blocks and was able to take it all the way.”Bucksport added two more touchdowns after back-to-back onside kick recoveries to take a 47-8 lead and push the game to running time with a minute to go in the third quarter. Dexter scored the final touchdown with 3:39 left, but it was a mere footnote in a resounding win for the Golden Bucks.In its four previous games, Bucksport’s defense had given up an average of 41 points. This time, it didn’t allow a touchdown until Dexter finally found the end zone against the Golden Bucks’ backups.With the win, Bucksport finds itself in a position similar to the one in which it found itself when the team earned a Week 5 win after a 1-3 start last year. If they can run the table for the second year in a row, the Golden Bucks will likely earn the No. 2 seed in Class D North and a bye in the playoffs.The team’s next game is at home against Washington Academy (4-1) tomorrow, Oct. 6. A win in that game would put the Golden Bucks at 3-3 with their only remaining games against Mount View and Stearns/Schenck, two of the bottom-three teams in the class.“This is still just one win,” Tolmasoff said. “Like our coaches said, we have to practice like we want to play, and that means going back Monday and working just as hard as we did tonight.” Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Other Sports India lose 2-5 to Australia to lose two-match Test series 2-0

first_img Perth: The Indian men’s hockey team ended their tour Down Under with a 2-5 loss to world no.2 Australia in the fifth and final match in Perth on Friday. Trent Mitton (11th and 24th minutes), Flynn Ogilvie (3rd), Blake Govers (28th) and Tim Brand (43rd) scored for the hosts while Nilakanta Sharma (12th) and Rupinderpal Singh (53rd) registered their names on the scoresheet for India.     The visitors had the opening chance in the match, but it was cleared by Eddie Ockenden, while on the counter Australia forced Indian goalkeeper Krishan Pathak to make a brilliant save towards his left side as deflected it outside for a long corner. The following seconds saw Australia score the opening goal of the match in the 3rd minute as Ogilvie managed to get the final touch.      The 8th minute saw Mandeep Singh win a penalty corner for India, but the resulting execution was wasted as Nilakanta Sharma could not trap the ball properly. This meant Australia broke on the counter but only for Rupinderpal Singh to return back and clear the ball away. Australia won their first penalty corner in the 10th minute, but the shot was blocked by India, and cleared away. highlights      However, the next minute saw India play out a loose ball from the back which was lost by Gurinder Singh, and it was Australia’s Mitton who took advantage as he found himself in space on the left flank and fired the ball past Pathak to make it 2-0. However, India were quick to respond as Gursahibjit played a pass into the circle from the left flank, and it was Indian midfielder Nilakanta who got the last touch to put the ball into the back of the net, and pull a goal back in the 12th minute.     The first few minutes of the second quarter were quiet for both the teams, but it was India who found the opening chance in the 19th minute when Mandeep Singh’s deflection went over the bar.India maintained possession in the second quarter and had another chance in the 23rd minute when Vivek Sagar Prasad played a quick ball into the circle, but Mandeep could not collect it. Mitton found himself in a great position on the right side of the striking circle as Joshua Simmonds played a great pass to him, and Mitton turned and fired the ball past PR Sreejesh into the back of the net to make it 3-1 after 24 minutes.      In the 29th minute, Gurinder Singh was dubiously fined for a push inside the 16-yard line by the umpire, and the resulting penalty corner saw Blake Govers fire a shot past Sreejesh’s left side into the back of the net to make it 4-1 at the half-time.     The third quarter saw Australia maintain possession but were not able to create any opportunities in the opening few minutes.      The 40th minute saw Blake Govers run down the right flank beating a few defenders but could not keep his shot on target, while on the other end, India struggled to stitch passes together.     In the 43rd minute, Armaan Qureshi had a glorious chance to score India’s second goal but Johan Durst made a fine save on his left side, and it was Australia who managed to score on the counter as Tim Brand pushed the ball past Pathak to make it 5-1 with just one quarter to play.     India needed to score heavily in the last quarter and they tried to create chances but the Australian defence made sure that they did not give them space in the circle.      It was only in the 53rd minute that India managed to score their second goal as Rupinderpal converted a penalty corner as he fired the ball past Durst’s left side to make it 5-2. The Indian team tried to create a few more chances in the remaining minutes, but could not score. India had lost the first match against Austtralia.India had performed well in the warm-up game against Australia A.Gurinder Singh and Rupinderpal Singh scored for India in this game. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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‘Nationals’ set for November 17 – 22 at three venues

first_imgONE week, three venues, one big championship! …That’s the theme of the 59th annual National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championship, set for November 17-22.The event, which was launched yesterday in the Bertram Hamilton Auditorium of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, will be held at the National Park, the National Aquatic Centre and the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora with student/athletes from 15 districts competing.The general consensus by stakeholders is that the 2019 edition of the event would be “bigger and better.”It was also announced that President David Granger is the Patron of this year’s event.Marcel Hutson, Chief Education Officer said “These championships, at the Ministry of Education, we do not take them lightly, for several reasons. There are some who would like to believe that these championships are planned as just a season for some people to maybe enjoy some time and there are different views about what happens during this period.But I want to say, from the inception, that these championships are well-organised and orchestrated because of the benefits that they bring to our students.”Mark Lyte, president of the Guyana Teachers’ Union said, “The Guyana Teachers’ Union plays a very important role in ensuring that we arrive at this stage, the National Championships. As you would know, we just do not wake up one morning and say we’re going to have a National Championships.We would have started in September observing the various schools with their Inter-House Athletics Championships, which then moved into the Inter-School and Inter-Zone Championships.I’m proud to inform that in all our districts– the 15 districts that would be participating in these championships–we have concluded the Inter-Zone Championships and we are ready to commence the National Championships.Our Secretariat is in place and presently doing registration from the different Districts. We believe that we are ready to observe a championship with a difference.”Coretta McDonald, General Secretary– Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) stated, “I need to emphasise that we’re going to be starting on time, so if you’re not there, we will start without you. If a District is not there, we will start without that District because we need to manage our time properly.I know you would have gotten accustomed to us running very late into Friday evening (the final day of the championships) and then into the night, but let me assure you that this year we’re not going to be going into Friday night for the closing of the championships, which means that our events are going to be on time.”Aaliyah Rodrigues of Hits and Jams Entertainment said, “On behalf of Hits and Jams, Guyana Carnival and HJ Radio, it’s a pleasure to be here. It’s amazing to see the Ministry of Education collaborating with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (and) helping students to realise their full potential as an athlete. Not only can sports be seen as entertainment, but it also promotes physical and psychological advantages.”Troy Peters, Communications Manager– Banks DIH Limited stated, “I bring greetings from the management and staff of Banks DIH Limited to you– the organisers– and the competitors of the 59th National Schools’ Championships. Banks DIH is happy to fulfil its corporate social responsibility by partnering with other key stakeholders, but our relationship with the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers’ Union goes from the inception of this event.”(Newsroom)last_img read more

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