Mets claim second Open’s title

first_imgBoth teams started off strong with opportunities but due to solid defence could not get the ball across the line.When it looked like the Mets would score the first touchdown after five minutes, the Cobras Emily Hopkin put everything into a diving touch to stop the half before the pass could be thrown. The Mets eventually scored the first touchdown of the game after a well planned half runner picked up Megan Campbell getting away from her winger.Both teams continued to pressure each other’s lines but with strong defence and touchdown saving touches Mets kept the lead at 1-0.The Cobras got the scores to 1-all with a few minutes to go in the first half with a diving touchdown to Stevie-Lee Thompson on the wing.Cobras started off the second half with the first two touchdowns to get out to an extremely handy lead, both scored by Stevie-Lee Thompson on the wing with one being a controversial decision with the wind playing havoc. The Mets were equal to the challenge thrown down by the Cobras and found themselves in the lead with three quick touchdowns. Nicky Albery started the second half scoring with a touchdown on the wing, which was followed by a dive over touchdown to Kate Fitzsimmons after a middle link switch. The third straight touchdown was scored by Kristen Boss bitting a hole between the two middles.Sam Hopkin came to the rescue, scoring in the link to get Cobras back to level pegging late in the second half. Comments were already starting to make their way around the fields question if the game would go to a drop-off or not?   The Cobras and Mets then traded touchdowns through Louise Winchester and Nicole McHugh for the Mets and Sam Hopkin and Kirsty Quince for Cobras.The drop-off only lasted three sets of six, with Cobras holding Mets off in the first set of six touches but were unable to score themselves.  The Mets took the ball down to the Cobras line and Louise Winchester scored a similar touchdown to her one during the match switching in from the link and diving at the line. The Touchdown secured the win for Mets.last_img read more

Man with the most beautiful dogs in Fort Chip gives tourists a

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsHis team of dogs is something Robert Grandjambe of Fort Chipewyan takes great pride in.It’s his hobby, his income and his culture.He passes the tradition on to visitors of Fort Chip with Atim Ostogwan Dog Sledding and Boat Tours, a company he created with his wife.“It’s really, really important to pass that on,” he said. “It’s sad that a lot of young people aren’t interested in this anymore.”People from the south travel to the community to get a taste of northern culture. And it’s the only business like it in Fort Chip.“A good way to retain that culture is to practice it and share it with visitors,” Grandjambe said. “We see that in the eyes of the guests. They’re so interested.“They’ve never seen this before and perhaps I may be the last person who’s doing this.”But getting the dogs ready to hit the trails isn’t an easy task.Grandjambe has a fishing net on Lake Athabasca which he pulls regularly to feed his family and his dogs.Rather than buying dog food at the local grocery store, Grandjambe said fish is healthier and more cost effective.With oil production a few hours away near Fort McMurray, fishing also allows him to monitor the condition of the lake.“If you see the fish every day and you’re keeping an eye on things, you’re watching what’s going on,” Grandjambe said while pulling his net.“So I think that’s why it’s so important to continue this lifestyle.”After the fish are frozen, it’s feeding time.As the hungry dogs whine and howl, Granjambe cuts the fish into pieces and hands them to the dogs.When it’s time to take the dogs out, Grandjambe harnesses them up with dog blankets that his wife made.“The reason they did this a long time ago was because the elders in the community would give away their daughters,” he said, “When they gave their daughters away they wanted to give to a good provider. So if you had a beautiful team of dogs well you were naturally a good provider and a good trapper or hunter.“So it was a competition to have the most beautiful dogs.”Decorated with tassels, flowers and bells, the dogs are ready to take off.The hour long ride takes tourists through creeks, forests, and muskeg and sometimes through town.Residents stop and watch the most beautiful dogs in all of Fort Chipewyan.tpimentel@aptn.ca@tamara_aptnlast_img read more

Despite recent struggles mens hockey team improving coach says

With only four games remaining in the regular season, the Ohio State men’s hockey team has little time to make a push for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament. OSU is currently the ninth seed with the top five seeds receiving a first round bye. “It’s crunch time,” senior forward C.J. Severyn said. “These last four games could mean life or death for us.” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said he likes the way his team is playing, though it lost six of its last seven games. He said he thinks the team hasn’t gotten the puck to slide its way. “That’s the hard thing,” he said. “We don’t have that puck luck.” Osiecki said it has been the same for his team all year. The pucks don’t seem to go its way, but he said that’s something the team has to overcome. “You’ve got to have great will,” he said. “You’ve got to have a relentless part of your game.” Though Osiecki said he thinks his team has been playing well, he said it’s not where the players expected to be at the beginning of the season. “I’m not sure if it’s where we want to be,” he said, “but we’re certainly better.” Four of the six losses — all of which were conference games — have been by two goals or fewer, so the team is usually within a couple of plays of winning. “We’ve got to play a full 60 minutes of Buckeye hockey,” Severyn said. “That’s where we’re going to get our wins.” The Buckeyes have two home series, of two games apiece, to round out the regular season: one against Lake Superior State and one against Ferris State. This weekend’s series against Lake Superior State is senior weekend, a time when the senior players reflect on their four years — especially this one — at OSU. One of the things the seniors have had to adjust to is a coaching change. Osiecki is in his first year as the men’s hockey coach, and it has been a transition for the seniors who had a different coach the previous three seasons. “It’s a hard thing to go through as a senior,” forward Kyle Reed said, “but I’m happy with it.” The Buckeyes (14-15-2, 9-13-2) have played well at home this season, going 7-5-1, and will look to continue to do that this weekend against Lake Superior State (10-12-8, 8-9-7). The games are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. read more

Townsquare Media Buys Music Sites From AOL

first_img“We completed the transaction and have spent the past several months working with their fantastic editorial staffs to develop the sites on our platform” said John Lerner, CEO of Breaking Media at the time of the deal.  “We were attracted by the quality of editorial teams and the fact that these sites have been reaching insiders in their markets for almost two years. We also feel the that the Defense, Energy and Government sectors fit well with our legal and finance verticals.”The Townsquare deal adds another 3.5 million visitors per comScore numbers, reports AllThings D. The company already has 250 companion websites for its radio stations as well as a network of owned and operated sites across the indie, hip hop, rock and country genres, claiming 60 million unique monthly visitors. Radio, live event and digital media company Townsquare Media is acquiring The Boot, The BoomBox, NoiseCreep and comics enthusiast site ComicsAlliance from AOL in what appears to be a last-minute save for the brands.In April TechCrunch and Billboard reported the AOL Music sites were on the verge of being shut down, with many of the staff let go. Terms of the deal were not released, but some staff of AOL Music and ComicsAlliance will be joining Townsquare Media going forward. AOL has recently been divesting some of its smaller niche sites—in mid-May Breaking Media announced that it closed on a deal to buy AOL Defense, AOL Energy and AOL Gov.last_img read more

Hasan Mahmud attacked Fakhruls motorcade BNP

first_imgBNPBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday alleged that Awami League leader Hasan Mahmud attacked its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgirs motorcade in Chittagong at the behest of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.Speaking at a human-chain programme, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said Hasan Mahmud is making comments over the incidents like a professional liar to hush up his involvement.All that Hasan Mahmud is telling over the incident that happened in his election area is a blatant lie. He wont be able to mislead people with his false remarks over it, he said.The BNP leader further said, Awami League and its leaders are professional liars. We would like to say it was a planned attack. This is the fact that Hasan Mahmud made the attack instructed by the prime minister.Leaders and activists of BNPs Dhaka City units different wings arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club, demanding the release of Jubo Dal joint general secretary Sayeed Hasan Mintoo.On Sunday, Mirza Fakhrul and some other party senior leaders were injured as local Awami League supporters allegedly attacked his motorcade at Isakhali in Rangunia upazila, Chittagong on their way to landslides-hit Rangamati.Rizvi said Awami League could not have attacked BNP senior leaders had it had minimum respect for democracy.He alleged that the government is overcrowding jails by sending innocent BNP leaders and activists there only for raising their voice against its misrule and injustice.Rizvi warned that their party men will come up with a strong resistance if the government continues its repressive acts.He demanded the government immediately release Mintoo after withdrawing all the cases filed against him.Rizvi also warned that those now indulging in the incidents of political killing and enforced disappearance will be tried someday for committing crimes against humanity.last_img read more

Most Americans Dont Want Dreamers Deported Poll Shows

first_imgJulián Aguilar / The Texas TribuneDACA supporters held a press conference in front of the Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, after the Trump administration announced the program was ending.Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress.Americans also have largely negative opinions about President Trump’s signature immigration pledge to build a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just under half — 49 percent — oppose construction while 32 percent support it.On Sunday, Trump told lawmakers his hardline immigration priorities, including the wall, must be approved if he is to go along with protecting the young immigrants from deportation.About 800,000 young immigrants had been given a deportation reprieve under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, until Trump ended the program last month. He’s given Congress six months to act.Houston Public MediaAbout 60 percent of Americans favor allowing those young immigrants, commonly referred as “Dreamers,” to stay in the U.S. legally, compared to 22 percent who are opposed. Just 19 percent of respondents say all these childhood arrivals should be deported.Sixty-eight percent of Hispanics, 61 percent of blacks and 57 percent of whites favor extending protections. Eight in 10 Democrats favor allowing the young immigrants to stay legally. So do more than 4 in 10 Republicans.“For the ones who are already here, there should be a way for them to stay because it wasn’t their fault,” said Nik Catello, a 57-year-old independent film producer from Orange County, California. “But you have to give them a path to citizenship.”Showing sympathy for the young immigrants does not always translate into softer views on immigration. Catello, for example, favors the construction of a wall along the Mexican border.Among those who favor a border wall, 38 percent also favor allowing “Dreamers” to stay.“What you see is growing support within the voters overall in giving Dreamers a path to citizenship,” said Todd Schulte, president of FWD.us, an immigration advocacy group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “Giving Dreamers the ability to earn citizenship is the most popular bipartisan, not just immigration, issue, the single most united issue in the country.”When Trump ordered the phase-out of the DACA program last month, he gave 150,000 young immigrants the chance to quickly renew permits that are to expire before March 5. Officials say that more than 35,000 didn’t make his Oct. 5 deadline. And many others will see their status begin expiring after March 5, unless Congress acts before then.Trump suggested at the time that he was eager for a deal to settle the matter, telling reporters, “I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly.” He also tweeted that if Congress was unwilling to find a fix, he would “revisit this issue!” in six months.Joe Brueggeman | Houston Public MediaHouston dreamers protest against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who was visiting Houston on August 8th, 2017.Trump had previously said he wanted a DACA deal to include significant money for border security and eventual funding for the wall. But the priorities released by the White House this week went far beyond that.The White House’s demands include limiting green cards to spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, hiring 10,000 more immigration enforcement officers and making it easier to deport unaccompanied children. The White House says the measures are to soften the impact on the U.S. caused by granting benefits to DACA recipients.Carolyn Kurtz, a 62-year-old retired engineer from Monument City, Colorado, who wants protections for young immigrants, said Trump hasn’t done “the research necessary” on immigration.“Do I believe that immigration should be more carefully monitored and maybe limited? Yes. But the way he wants to go about it is not the way to do it,” Kurtz said. She called the president’s stance “very close-minded.”Two-thirds of Americans — 64 percent — say they disapprove of Trump’s handling of immigration, and a similar percentage — 65 percent — say the same of his handling of foreign policy. Both of those are similar to Trump’s overall approval rating.The poll also revealed more Americans favor than oppose another aspect of Trump’s immigration policy — his latest travel ban. Forty-four percent favor it compared to 37 percent who say they are against the new rules.In September, the administration announced the most recent restrictions which affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — and some Venezuelan government officials and their families. They are to go into effect Oct. 18. It was the administration’s third try at limiting travel after a broader ban sparked chaos in January and was challenged in courts across the country.The AP-NORC poll of 1,150 adults was conducted Sept. 28-Oct. 2 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.___Gomez Licon reported from Miami. Follow Gomez Licon and Swanson on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/agomezlicon and http://www.twitter.com/EL_Swan___Online:AP-NORC Center: http://www.apnorc.org/ Sharelast_img read more

Department of Education Clears Fort Bend ISD After SixYear Probe into Disciplinary

first_imgiStock.com Listen 00:00 /06:14 Xcenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Fort Bend Independent School District announced this week the U.S. Department of Education has completed a six-year investigation of the District’s disciplinary practices without findings of any wrongdoing.The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) conducted the investigation. It focused on “whether the District discriminated against African-American students by disciplining them more frequently and harshly than other similarly situated students,” according to a news release from the District.“The OCR did not make any finding that the District discriminated against any students and did not otherwise identify any wrongdoing or non-compliance with federal law,” added the news release.Shelby Webb, a Houston Chronicle education reporter, told Houston Matters that Charles Dupre, the current superintendent, implemented measures on disciplinary practices when he joined the District in 2013.“His administration took several steps. One of the first was creating a Department of Student Affairs to address these issues, provide more teacher training when it comes to discipline practices,” said Webb.Dupre also put in practice restorative disciplinary practices. Webb noted that measure aims to provide students with more tools to “self-regulate their behavior, in terms of working out issues with their classmates.”Webb said Fort Bend ISD has had success with those measures given that the in-school suspension rate dropped from about 12 percent in the 2011-12 academic year to less than five percent in the 2016-17 academic year. Additionally, the out-of-school suspension rate fell from about eight percent to about 3.7 percent in the same time frame.Webb pointed out that, nonetheless, African American students are experiencing higher rates of in-school and out-of-school suspensions than their peers.“About eight percent of all black students in Fort Bend ISD were placed on out-of-school suspension in (academic year) 16-17 and that’s much higher when you compare them to Hispanic students about 3.2 percent of whom were placed on out-of-school suspension,” noted the reporter, who added that only about 1.6 percent of white students were placed on out-of-school suspension.The District said in its news release it will “continue to review and provide training regarding its discipline policies and procedures and will track and monitor discipline data.”last_img read more

Valerie Ervin Drops Bid for House Seat in Marylands 8th District

first_imgFormer Montgomery County, Md. council member Valerie Ervin. (Twitter Photo)Former Montgomery County, Md. council member Valerie Ervin has halted her campaign for the House of Representatives seat in the state’s 8th District.Ervin, the first Black woman elected to Montgomery County’s council, cited a lack of funds as the reason for ending her campaign.In an e-mail sent to supporters, the Democrat detailed the struggle she faced while attempting to get her campaign moving.“In politics today, fundraising is the sign of a campaign’s viability,” she wrote. “Not your ideas about how to serve your constituents, not your track record of service, not even the groundswell of grassroots support—but your ability to raise money. And unfortunately, I just haven’t been able to raise enough.”Ervin announced July 1 that she would run for the seat after its current holder, Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, began a campaign for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Mikulski plans to retire when her term ends.Ervin served on the Montgomery County Council from 2006 until 2014. She left the Council to become the executive director of the New York-based Center for Working Families, where she remained for 14 months.Ervin has not detailed her future plans. State Sen. Jamie Raskin, William Jawando, State Dels. Kumar Barve and Ana Sol Gutierrez, and Kathleen Matthews remain in the race for the seat.last_img read more

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