Little League World Series canceled due to COVID-19

first_imgThis is the first time the Little League World Series has been canceled since it began in 1947. Little League International also canceled its regional tournaments. (WBNG) — The Little League World Series has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual states sill have flexibility. Maine-Endwell Little League President Joe Chesna said there is still a chance for a local season. Maine-Endwell won the Little League World Series in 2016.last_img

Alpena High School Creates ‘POWER’ to Promote Good Deeds

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisTrying to create a wave of good behavior throughout the entire school year, Alpena High School is up to something new.“So to promote positive behavior these are our ‘power tickets,’” Dean of Students, Katie Nimcheski said.Promoting ‘purpose, optimism, willpower, excellence and respect,’ all of the teachers have tickets in the each classroom. A raffle is drawn each week for deserving students and staff to pick out neat prizes. “The yellow ones we have staff giving other staff these power tickets and they can turn them in for free lunches and other prizes. These are the student ones that our staff passes out to students,” Nimcheski explained.Keeping track of student behaviors with a computer program, Nimcheski said the program seems to be working.“On a monthly basis we try to get in there and figure out where the referrals are happening, or how many different types of referrals are happening just to make sure we don’t have any lose ends in parts of the building that aren’t being supervised enough, or maybe the teacher that needs more support and has a really difficult class we would be able to track that and give support with that student,” she said.With will power, hopefully you could be the next student or staff member to hear: “Congratulations, and thank you for being so awesome.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Adult Drug Court In Need Of FundsNext Local Students Wrap Up 30 Days of Peace With Art Collectionslast_img read more

Endless Adventure in Crescent Valley plays host to fun-filled weekend

first_imgReally, it’s the start of summer.And the folks at Kootenays — Borderline Boaters are stoked to be presenting this year’s Kootenay Whitewater Festival this weekend on the Slocan River near Crescent Valley.The event, hosted at Endless Adventure, starts off with some meet and greet at the Endless Adventure campground and leads up to some exciting paddling Saturday and Sunday.This is an intermediate paddle fest with a variety of clinics for all skill levels, including beginners.The weekend starts off with a river run and clinics, followed by lunch, land games and more paddling in the afternoon. Dinner on your own then back in action for The Evening Entertainment — opening act Roy Has Fire, featuring Almanak and Wrapping up the evening with DJ ELF . Pilates Sunday morning with Live It Up Fitness, then a river run, Team Ball Race and Boater Cross for the rest of the afternoon. Finishing the weekend off with prizes and give-aways.Guided river runs on the some of the West Kootenays classics.The Kootenay Whitewater Festival is for intermediate paddler and the clinics are available for those that want to brush up on their skills. Endless Adventure is hosting a Playboating clinic on Saturday, a Creaking clinic on Sunday, and the Basic skills and rolling clinic both days. The clinic are an additional $30 each.Early registration is before Thursday for a discount of $10 at Endless Adventure, or register at Endless Adventure on Saturday  $60 for the weekend which includes lunch both days, T-shirt, prize, Party, camping.Registration and sign up goes from 8:15 to 9 a.m.! For more info about the festival or other events, feel free to call Endless Adventure at 1-877-FUN-8181 or email [email protected] [email protected]last_img read more

This is another great test of the Nelson Leafs

first_imgSporting a 3-3 record, the Nelson Leafs play host to hottest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Friday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks have been tearing up the league, outscoring the opposition 29-13 en route to a six-game winning streak to open the campaign.“It’s early in the year,” said Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan when asked about the tail of two different teams taking to the ice for the 7 p.m. puck drop Friday.“It’s not like we’re getting blown out in our games. We’re out shooting most of the teams we’ve played against.”Some of the Leafs troubles have been the tough, early season schedule McLellan penciled in during the summer and the roster filled with younger, but skilled, players needing understand the difference between junior and minor hockey.Nelson has played league heavyweights like Kelowna, Fernie and Osoyoos, all in the first month of the season.“I did that on purpose . . . schedule us against a lot of the top teams,” McLellan explained. “It provides us with a benchmark of  where our team is in the league.”Beaver Valley has been led by 20-year-old forwards Braden Fuller and Jace Weegar, and set-up man Allan Pruss, leading the Hawkls with eight assists.Nelson travels to Spokane Sunday to meet the Braves in an afternoon encounter.The Leafs defeated Spokane 4-1 in the first meeting of the season.
New players join the Leafs McLellan told The Nelson Daily he’s added a few new players to the roster, a little earlier than the skipper previously thought would happen.Tyler Garia, who played for Nelson in the past, arrives in camp from 100 Mile House Wranglers to provide some much-needed leadership on the forward line for the Leafs. “Tyler is a 20-year-old forward we’re looking to to help some of our younger players learn how to score,” McLellan explained.“We’ve got 14 rookies on this team who are very skilled but are not used to playing at the junior level.”Garcia, from Anchorage, Alaska, played 26 games for Nelson in 2013-14 before being traded to Kimberley Dynamiters.He started the next season with Kimberley before being dispatched to 100 Mile House.Also expected in camp soon is defenceman Austin Anselmo, who was released by Coquitlam Express of the BC Hockey League.Players in, Players outMcLellan said forward Timothy Nichols should be back after missing the past four games due to injury.However, captain Rayce Miller is gone for both weekend games after being hit with a two-game suspension.Miller twice was whistled for goaltender interference penalties during Friday, September 25 against Princeton Posse.The two goalie infractions carries an automatic two-game sit.Green and White Rotation between the Pipes It’s goaltending by committee to start the season for the Leafs as the coaching staff continues to rotate goalies.McLellan said both Joseph Barton and Everett Yasinski will continue to see action as the Leafs sort out the the net minding position.Parent to fill seats on Parent WeekendNext weekend Nelson hosts three games at the NDCC Arena as the franchise welcomes the parents to the Heritage City to see the players in action.Nelson meets Golden Rockets, Friday, Beaver Valley, Saturday, and Summerland Steam, Sunday.last_img read more

Arcata High point guard Vanessa Holland signs letter of intent to play at Chico State

first_imgArcata >> Even before playing a collegiate game, Vanessa Holland can say she’s as familiar with the friendly confines of Lumberjack Arena as any high school player can get.She’s played in four Dick Niclai Tournament title games. She’s watched endless amounts of games as she’s grown up and gone to high school just a few minutes away.Come next season, though, Holland will be sitting in a different place come what has seemingly become her annual trip to play a game at Lumberjack Arena — the …last_img read more

Twitter Redesigns As Streaming Trends Site

first_imgTwitter just announced its new home page redesign complete with trending topics and search. Publicly launched at the 2006 South by South West interactive festival, users first flocked to the site as a way to communicate with friends and festival attendees. However, as we’ve seen in the past few years, the site has evolved into a multifaceted real-time tool. The community has given timely updates on earthquakes, the Iran election and we’ve even seen professional poker players bluff in real-time Tweets. Twitter has evolved into a community where users can discover breaking news and trends and the new home page certainly matches that. Says Twitter cofounder Biz Stone in a blog post , “Demonstrating the power of Twitter as a discovery engine for what is happening right now through our Search and Trends often awakens a sense of wonder which inevitably leads to a much more compelling question, “How do I get involved?”And it seems at this point, if you haven’t gotten involved you’ve been living under a rock. While the site always contained the ability to search and discover trends, these features were buried. Today, with the new design, all of those television viewers who refused to give into the peer pressure of Oprah and Ashton Kutcher’s hour-long Twitter tutorial will finally understand the value of the service. Twitter isn’t just an emotional weather report generator, it’s a taste of zeitgeist. In some cases, the spirit of our times is simply our lust to win an iPhone in a Twitter sweepstakes or our willingness to spam our friends with Spymaster, and in other cases it is breaking news about the events, companies and issues that effect our lives. One of the interesting aspects of the new trends section is that unlike real-time search engine One Riot, Twitter not only offers the list of related-tweets, but it also offers a short rationale for a topic’s popularity. This contextualization makes it particularly useful for news discovery. Those who’ve abandoned their Twitter accounts might point to the frivolity of some of the home page’s current trending topics; however, Twitter’s ebb and flow is only as silly or intelligent as our society dictates. When the President of the United States encourages you to tweet your senator to support health insurance reform, you know you should probably continue to keep an eye on this micro blogging superstar. dana oshiro The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh directs ministers to draw action plan

first_imgWith his government completing its half-term, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday directed his ministers to formulate a comprehensive action plan for their respective departments and engage more closely with legislators to give further impetus to the development work in their regions. The Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers discussed the progress made by the government over the past 30 months and the way forward as they geared up to take the State’s development plans forward, an official statement said here. Mr. Singh expressed satisfaction over the work done so far by all the departments, despite the severe financial crunch faced by his government as a result of the gross mismanagement of the State by the SAD-BJP coalition in the 10 years of their rule. Terming the half-way mark of his government as “an occasion to stop and review the work of the past and to draw out a detailed strategy for the second half”, he underlined the need to go forward with focussed action plan. He asked the ministers to work closely with the MLAs in their respective areas to get their inputs and feedback on a regular basis. Mr. Singh directed them to pay special attention to the development work identified or initiated by the MLAs in their constituencies. He said it was important to look at the future strategy from both political and administrative viewpoints. “Politically, we need to identify how to engage better with the people, take our achievements to them and prioritise their issues that need urgent attention,” Mr. Singh stressed. Underpinning the administrative aspect of the government’s role, he urged the ministers to review their work of the past 30 months from the perspective of the progress made with respect to implementation of the poll promises and the manifesto announcements. In this context, he asked them to take particular note of the performance on the flagship government of India programmes and the new legislations or policies of the government. Restructuring of the departments and recruitment of critical manpower for smooth and timely execution of policies and projects were identified by the Chief Minister as a crucial focus area for all the ministers, as the government prepared to move forward even more pro-actively and aggressively towards the development of the State. He was of the view that every department should check and review its achievements holistically with a focus on issues that had not been addressed very effectively so far or were yet to be taken up by the government. Mr. Singh emphasised on the importance of ensuring that the aspirations of the people, who continue to have high hopes from the government, are fulfilled completely. He said while every member of the government had shown exemplary performance in these 30 months, it was time now to scale up the levels even further. While 140 of the 161 announcements of the government had been implemented already, the remaining were also in the process of execution, he said. Mr. Singh called for concerted measures to bring Punjab back on the track as India’s leading State in terms of overall development and across the key indices of health, education, industrialisation, agriculture and law and order. While considerable progress had been made on every count, his government was committed to ensuring the highest levels of all-round development for the State and every section of its people, the Chief Minister said.last_img read more

Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematch

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Ateneo’s Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed moment Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Justin Brownlee. PBA IMAGESDefending champion Barangay Ginebra gets a shot to defend its crown after dispatching TNT, 115-105, in Game 4 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings arranged a finals rematch with Meralco starting on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.ADVERTISEMENT “But our guys came collected in the second half and started playing like we do.”Tenorio chipped in 25 markers, seven assists, and four boards, Slaughter had 21 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks, and Sol Mercado added 11 markers, three boards, and three dimes in the Ginebra win.With its back against the wall, TNT came out like a house on fire as it established an early 16-point advantage, 35-19, courtesy of a three from Anthony Semerad.But that blaze was quickly doused after KaTropa reinforcement Glen Rice Jr. was ejected with 1:41 remaining in the opening frame after incurring a flagrant foul penalty one and a technical for throwing the ball to a fallen Kevin Ferrer.Though Jayson Castro kept TNT in the driver’s seat and put his team up by 18, 72-54 in the third quarter, Brownlee had other plans as the import commandeered Ginebra’s 28-point third quarter outburst to cut the KaTropa lead down to six, 86-80, at the end of the third quarter and set up the close finish.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Justin Brownlee anchored Ginebra’s fourth-quarter surge to finish with 46 points, 10 rebounds, five assists to send the 11,891 in attendance, including legend Robert Jaworski, in jubilation.The Gin Kings’ relentless pursuit finally paid dividends in the fourth quarter as the Brownlee-led 24-8 charge coincided with the KaTropa’s shooting going ice cold, with TNT firing a paltry 2-of-20 clip in the first eight minutes of the period. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGinebra, then, took a 104-94 lead with 4:07 left to play punctuated by a three from LA Tenorio before Greg Slaughter iced the game with a huge slam to give coach Tim Cone his 32nd finals appearance.“We were just fortunate that Glen Rice went out. But it was still a great game; they were making shots. It was quite a frustrating first half,” said Cone. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Gin Kings’ 18-point comeback was the biggest comeback in the playoffs in seven years, or since the franchise crawled back from 20-points down to upend Alaska in 2010-11 Philippine Cup quarterfinals.Troy Rosario topscored for TNT with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Castro carried the mantle with a near triple-double performance of 26 markers, nine assists, and seven boards in the losing effort.The scores:GINEBRA 115 – Brownlee 46, Tenorio 25, Slaughter 21, Mercado 11, Aguilar 6, Ferrer 4, Caguioa 2, Thompson 0, Devance 0.TNT 105 – Rosario 28, Castro 26, Pogoy 14, Semerad 12, Williams 10, Tautuaa 9, Reyes 4, Rice Jr. 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Hernandez 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 32-41, 52-66, 80-86, 115-105.last_img read more

IOC member expelled from Olympics for run-in with guard

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pengilly, who is British, was one of only two IOC members who didn’t support the decision allowing Russians to compete in Pyeongchang in the wake of a massive doping scandal.Pressed to explain why the British official was expelled while other IOC members facing investigations are allowed to take part in activities in Pyeongchng, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams on Friday said it was because the incident happened during the games and because Pengilly had acknowledged his behavior.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Because this involved … security during the games,” Adams said. “It’s obviously very important for the operations. All the other cases are in process, being discussed.”Adams repeatedly described the security guard involved as a volunteer, but officials later said it involved a paid security guard. Pengilly, who competed in skeleton at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, has apologized to the organizers and written an apology to the guard.The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation issued an apology to Pyeongchang officials for Pengilly’s behavior.While Pengilly has denied making physical contact with the guard, Adams and Pyeongchang spokesman Sung Baik-you said he did.Both men said they had not seen closed-circuit evidence of the incident, and that footage has not been made public.Adams said Bach made an “unreserved apology” to local South Korean organizers and had asked to meet with the guard.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2009 file photo, Britain’s Adam Pengilly pumps his fist after finishing second in the men’s Skeleton World Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. The International Olympic Committee says it is sending home Pengilly, who is one of its members, following an altercation with a security guard at the Pyeongchang Games. The IOC said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, that Pengilly has apologized to the security guard and will leave the Olympics immediately. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — An IOC member expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympics over a run-in with a security guard is also one of the only members openly critical of President Thomas Bach’s move to allow Russian athletes to compete at the games.Adam Pengilly, a vice president of the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, apologized and acknowledged running through the security checkpoint at his hotel and using course language on Thursday. He denied accusations that he pushed the guard in the incident.ADVERTISEMENT The IOC has been much slower to act on other ethics cases involving Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad as-Sabah of Kuwait and Alex Gilady of Israel.Sheikh Ahmad has been identified as a co-conspirator in a United States corruption investigation. He is also the subject of an investigation by FIFA, the international governing body for soccer.He has denied any wrongdoing.Sheikh Ahmad heads the powerful Association of Olympic Committees, a grouping of more than 200 national Olympic federations.Adams said “our ethics commission is aware of this case” but Adams added that Sheik Ahmad “hasn’t been charged.”Gilady has faced accusations of sexual harassment and assault. He denies the charges but has stepped away from business positions in Israel.Adams said “we are aware of that (Gilady) situation. We take note there is on-going legal action at the moment.”Adams said both cases were being investigated by the IOC’s chief ethics and compliance officer Paquerette Girard Zappelli, who handled the expulsion of Pengilly.At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, IOC member Patrick Hickey was arrested by Brazilian authorities on charges of ticket scalping. He denies the charges.Carlos Nuzman, the president of the Rio organizing committee, quit last year as an honorary IOC member after being charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ He was held in prison for several weeks and is fighting the charges. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Djokovic says Wimbledon courts ‘not that great’ this year “There’s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team.”The attacking midfielder has been recruited by the Bavarian giants with a few of their star-studded squad threatening to leave.Brazil forward Douglas Costa is negotiating a transfer with Juventus while winger Serge Gnabry, 21, who has only just signed from Werder Bremen, wants to be loaned out to gain experience. James joined Real in July 2014 for 75m euros from Monaco on the back of his outstanding performances at the Brazil World Cup, where he scored six goals in the finals as Colombia reached the quarter-finals.His best season at Real was in 2014/15, under current Bayern boss Ancelotti, when he scored 17 goals, with 18 assists, in 46 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“Signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“James is a very versatile player.“He’s a goalscorer himself, he sets up a lot of goals and on top of that he’s great from set-pieces. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments MOST READ But Rodriguez struggled to break into Real’s star-studded first team under Ancelotti’s replacement Zinedine Zidane.He made just 13 starting appearances last season in the Spanish league with a further nine off the bench.Matters came to a head in April when James expressed his frustration after being replaced in a 4-2 win at Leganes.“I am satisfied with James and find it perfectly normal for him to get upset in such a situation,” said Zidane at the time.The writing was on the wall for the Colombian at the Bernabeu from then on and he expressed his desire to move long before Bayern came calling.He played against his future employers for just seven minutes when Real beat Bayern in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and was left out of the squad which beat Juventus 4-1 in the final.James will get straight down to business at Bayern.He flies with Ancelotti’s squad on their tour of China and Singapore, which leaves on Sunday, and will include stars Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.James will be joined by fellow new signing Corentin Tolisso, 22, who has just joined Bayern from French side Lyon for 41.5 million euros ($47.3m).Alongside Tolisso, Gnabry and James, the German champions are set to add two new names to their squad for next season with Germany internationals Niklas Suele and Sebastian Rudy signed from Hoffenheim. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ (FILES) This file photo taken on May 6, 2017 shows Real Madrid’s Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrating after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Granada FC vs Real Madrid CF at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada.Real Madrid’s Colombian midfielder James Rodríguez will be loaned to Bayern Munich for two years, the two football clubs announced on July 11, 2017. According to the website of the German champion, the loan contract contains a call option. / AFP PHOTO / SERGIO CAMACHOColombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more