East v West

first_imgFlying into Asheville is a treat, watching the land rise, flow and meander softly in deep shades of green. The riding here is also that way – when I’m in shape. The depths of the forest trails whip through the forest floor with steady climbs and swift descents, spattered with the occasional spankings. There are details – sharp rocks, boulder gardens, and roots, gnarled against the weather. Those features can fill a ride with teeth-chattering descents and exhausting climbs, but with the right mindset, it rolls, jumps and punishes more like a strict mother.The Western range is more like the stormy and wild little brother. It peaks and staggers in a provoking manner, leaving one breathless, joyful, surprised, and a little pissed off at times. The climbing is astonishing and the descents are inconceivable. The flow wraps around and around the jagged peaks, but you’ve still got to get up to it and then back down again.Is any of that better or worse? No. It’s all delightful. In the West you need an oxygen tank and the East you need gills. In the West you have flat hair, in the East you have curly. In the West you wash out in gravel and sand, catapulting off of the mountain. In the East you traverse rock gardens that send you catapulting off of the mountain.It’s generally the same amount of bloodshed, just a different weapon; the same amount of beauty, just a different palette.last_img read more

First scheduled direct flights commence between Canada and Grenada

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 20 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LifestyleTravel First scheduled direct flights commence between Canada and Grenada by: – December 16, 2011 Photo credit: tntisland.comST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The first regularly scheduled direct flights from Grenada to Canada were inaugurated on Thursday.“It’s another history making occasion for Grenada,” declared Tourism Minister Peter David as the Caribbean Airlines flight bound for Toronto got ready to depart.The flight originates in Port of Spain but, for people going between St George’s and Toronto, it will be a no-hassle direct connection, that is now on the permanent schedule.Charter airlines have seasonal schedules between the two cities, but the new deal hammered out by Grenada’s tourism officials allows for the fixed commercial schedule.The new service is twice weekly.The inaugural flight was sent off with much fanfare by a high level tourism delegation including David, new Grenada Board of Tourism Chairman Colin Dowe and officials of the airport authority and the Airlift Committee.The party was on hand to greet vice president of operations for Caribbean Airlines Captain Thomas Lawrence and his team, followed by a short ribbon cutting ceremony.David, speaking after the cutting of the ribbon, said the importance of regular access to the Canadian market could not be over-emphasized.“For us it’s a wonderful day and a good boost to our tourism industry, and anything that is good for tourism is good for Grenada,” he said.“Getting into the Canadian market directly is a hopeful sign and wonderful Christmas gift for Grenadians in the Diaspora as well as prospective Canadian visitors,” David added.Passengers boarded the historic flight amidst cheers following the cutting of the ribbon by David Director of the Grenada Board of Tourism Simon Steill admitted that increased marketing of the island in Canada will have to be given priority.“It is our intention to work with Caribbean Airlines to put a strong marketing campaign package for the year ahead,” he disclosed.“We now have two weekly scheduled flights in addition to other seasonal flights, so we have a lot of work to do to ensure we keep the passenger traffic at its peak,” Steill added.Captain Lawrence of Caribbean Airlines said it’s a landmark occasion for Caribbean Airlines.“We have other services to Grenada but the addition of any new route is an exciting moment and it is our intention to connect Grenada directly with other international markets,” he said.The inauguration comes only weeks after the Ministry of Tourism unveiled a new national tourism master plan to push the industry forward in the next two years, and is the start of a new push for increased regional and international connections out of Grenada.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Barcelona hunt for Lautaro Martinez

first_img The Spanish giants want to sign a striker that could replace injured Luis Suarez and according to TNT Sports, they are prepared to pay £100m for his services.Advertisement Loading… Barcelona are reportedly in the hunt for Manchester United transfer target Lautaro Martinez. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Speaking on Monday, Barca boss Quique Setien admitted that he is on the lookout for a new central striker, but he was cautious not to give away much about the club’scurrent position. Read Also:Barca put off Lautaro Martinez’s €100m price tag He said: ”It’s true we’re speaking about it. But we still have to move things on a little bit. It’s an issue I still can’t answer and I am not going to do so”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bulldogs Muster 3 Hits, Drop Contest To Spartans

first_imgDespite a big day at the dish from Zach Britton who finished 2 for 3, the Batesville Bulldogs lost 11-1 as they visited the Connersville Spartans on Saturday, only five days after the Bulldogs beat the Spartans 11-0.Huffman got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed one run over six innings. Huffman struck out 11, walked two and gave up three hits.Leo Enneking couldn’t get it done on the hill for the Batesville Bulldogs, taking a loss. He allowed eight runs (three earned) in four innings, walked two and struck out four. The Bulldogs seven error defensive effort did not help either, according to Coach Justin TuckerIn the first inning, the Batesville Bulldogs pushed across their only run of the day on a solo home run by Britton.The lead stayed with Connersville after the second, when it scored six runs on five errors, a fielder’s choice, and a single by Massey.“WIth our young core, we are going to have peaks and valleys throughout the year. This is a valley, but our guys will be ready to play next week,” states Coach TuckerThis leaves the Bulldogs 4-4 overall, with a 3-3 record in the EIAC conference.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Win Against Lady Panthers

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor Monday night against St. Lawrence at home winning 23-2.The team had an impressive effort and continued to improve, especially in sharing the ball.  They improved their record to 4-4.Scoring for the Cardinals were Isabel Raab with 2, Kenzie Maple & Lucy Abplanalp each contributed 4 points,  and Veronica King had 13 points.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Charlie Raab.The St Louis Girls 6th Grade basketball team hosted the visiting St Lawrence Panthers Monday night and won 36-5.Balanced scoring was the key as points were put up by Ava Owens, Izzy Price, Kate Weber, Rhea Miller, Claire Saner, Lilly Schebler and Sadie Wachsmann. Strong defensive pressure by the Cardinals kept the Panthers from scoring many points.The Lady Cardinals travel to Laurel Tuesday night for their next game.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham will concentrate on own performance

first_img Spurs are on track to finish in the top four for the first time since 2012 but their thunder could be stolen if their bitter north London rivals win the league. Pochettino, however, is not bothered if the Gunners are crowned champions and quoted Britney Spears’ single with Will.I.Am – ‘Scream and Shout’ – to demonstrate the point. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants his players to heed the words of Britney Spears and ignore Arsenal’s title challenge this season. “I think it’s like what Britney Spears and Will.I.Am sing: ‘everybody in the club, all eyes on us, all eyes on us’,” Pochettino said. “Because it’s not important what Arsenal do. For me it’s important to assess our season and how we can compare with us not how we compare with another team. “If you finish in the top four it’s a success because it means we will have improved on last season. “Expectation can develop depending on how the season goes. But I was confident and I still am confident with the squad that we have.” Tottenham can climb to third on Saturday if they beat Norwich and Manchester City lose at home to Sunderland. The Boxing Day match at White Hart Lane kicks off the busy Christmas period, which sees Spurs visit in-form Watford 48 hours later, but Pochettino suggested he will not rotate his key players. “Today it is not a decision to rest them because they are fresh,” Pochettino said. “Last season we played December 26, 28 and January 1 and we didn’t change too much. “It’s all about how we assess players after games, if we detect players need to rest maybe we change.” Danny Rose is available again after missing last weekend’s win over Southampton through illness while Ryan Mason has also recovered from an ankle injury. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Willey, Billings produce career-best figures as England beat Ireland in 1st ODI

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Sam Billings struck a career-best unbeaten 67 as England overcame a mini-wobble to claim an emphatic six-wicket victory over Ireland in a Cricket World Cup Super League One-Day International on Thursday.After being sent into bat, Ireland slipped to 28 for five in a horror start, but recovered to post 172 all out in a first competitive game for four months for many players in their side.World champions England scored at a good rate in reply but lost four wickets inside the opening 14 overs to give the visitors a sniff of victory. But Billings and captain Eoin Morgan (36 not out), a former Ireland international, put on 96 for the fifth wicket to secure victory with 22.1 overs to spare.England were without a number of regulars who are preparing for the Test series against Pakistan next week, but returning seamer David Willey had Ireland in early trouble as he picked up career-best figures of 5-30 in a fine display of swing bowling. The visitors’ innings was rescued by South African-born all-rounder Curtis Campher, 21, who was unbeaten on 59 on debut to go with 1-26 with the ball.He put on 66 for the eighth wicket with Andy McBrine (40) to give Ireland something to defend.Jason Roy (24) and James Vince (25) both got starts for England in their reply and there was a murmur of excitement in the visiting camp when they had their hosts 78 for four.But the experience of Morgan and clean-hitting of Billings, who struck 11 fours, took the game away from the Irish, who will look for improvement in the second match of three at the same venue tomorrow. The Super League will be used to determine the eight qualified teams for the next World Cup in India in 2023.last_img read more

Mourinho’s Move to Man Utd Stalled by Image Rights

first_imgDespite the hold up, Mourinho’s announcement is expected imminently, although these delays could potentially carry into Euro 2016, and affect Mourinho’s transfer dealings.Van Gaal’s exit was formally announced earlier this week, confirming what many believed to be a long-held formality. The Dutchman was sacked despite winning the FA Cup last weekend, as United beat Crystal Palace after extra time.Assistant manager Ryan Giggs is reportedly set to exit the club, ending his long affiliation with United, amid reports that he is unsatisfied that he was not offered the manager’s role himself.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ​ Jose Mourinho’s move to Manchester United is being held up due to complications over image rights, according to top sports lawyer Jake Cohen.Cohen announced on his Twitter feed yesterday morning that Mourinho’s entrance at Old Trafford as Louis Van Gaal’s replacement may not be as smooth as some United fans would hope – even though the issues aren’t believed to be serious enough to scupper the deal completely.He revealed that a delay has occurred due to the fact that former club Chelsea still own the trademark for the Portuguese boss’ real name, adding that his image rights are worth millions and that he was ill-advised during his time in London.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim one of few to dispute allegations in NCAA investigation

first_imgJim Boeheim disputed his responsibility for the allegations the NCAA investigated about the Syracuse head coach and the men’s basketball program.Most of the allegations in the investigation were not disputed, according to the report. But Boeheim argued about if he should be held accountable, NCAA chief hearing officer and Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky confirmed on a teleconference Friday.In a release, Chancellor Kent Syverud said the university doesn’t think Boeheim was responsible for the rules violations. The violations included academic misconduct and impermissible academic assistance and services, which Banowsky focused on when responding to the university’s denial of Boeheim’s responsibility.“The rule is pretty clear that the head coach has a duty to monitor the activities of those in the program and he’s also presumed to be accountable for their violations,” Banowsky said. “And the presumption in this case was not effectively rebutted at all.”“In fact, the coach hired the director of basketball operations to improve the academic performance of the players and he did it by logging into their email accounts, exchanging communication with professors about what the student needs to do. And in concert with the basketball receptionist, assisted in the preparation of coursework for the players. So in this case the panel felt the head coach should be responsible, for the people who report directly to him, most certainly.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe sanctions suspended Boeheim for nine games of conference play and stated that all games in which ineligible players participated from the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11 and 2011-12. SU identified 24 basketball wins – 14 in 2004-05 and nine from 2011-12 – in which ineligible players played, according to the report, but the Committee on Infractions panel will release a final number within 45 days.Syracuse won 74 games from 2004-7 and 61 from 2010-12. Banowsky said finalizing the number of wins to be vacated is “more or less a clerical matter,” but that the number could go up or down.SU has 15 days to appeal the NCAA’s ruling. The university will support Boeheim in any individual appeal he makes, according to Syverud’s release. Comments Published on March 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Q&A with Team Brotherly Love’s assistant coach Danny Holdsman

first_img Published on July 28, 2019 at 12:01 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Boeheim’s Army, the Syracuse alumni team, will face Team Brotherly Love in The Basketball Tournament’s regional final tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a spot in the eight-team final for a $2 million prize. Brotherly Love knocked off Armored Athletes, 90-82, in one semifinal, while BA defeated Gael Nation 84-74 behind Eric Devendorf’s 20 points Saturday afternoon. Before tip-off at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, Team Brotherly Love assistant coach Danny Holdsman answered some questions from the The Daily Orange about Boeheim’s Army’s next opponent.The Daily Orange: What is something that everyone should know about Team Brotherly Love? What’s allowed this roster to click so far?Danny Holdsman: These guys have been together well before I got involved with the team. I think the core group of guys are going on, I want to say, their fifth or sixth summer together coached and organized by Tony Paris, who’s a workout guy in the Philly area. It’s guys who either grew up or played college ball in the area. A couple Drexel guys — Frantz Massenat, Samme Givens, Shannon started his career there, Samme’s brother. Ramone Moore, Semaj Inge played at Temple. Michael Ringgold and Novar Gadson played together at Rider. Wayne Marshall played at Temple, predated Rumon and Samaj.And then the new addition to the roster this year is Maurice Watson Jr., who finished his college career at Creighton, but is another guy from the Philly area. The main connect between everyone is Philadelphia in some aspect — be that growing up, playing college ball there, or both — and led by Tony Paris, who grew up in Brooklyn but has moved to the Philly area and kind of worked his basketball career there. And then this year, I got involved with them. So long story short, that’s Team Brotherly Love.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Out of those players you named, who’s one to keep an eye on and who’s an underdog that has the potential to break out?D.H.: I was talking to a friend earlier today, and I said that Frantz Massenat and Novar Gadson are the two best players you’ve never heard of. Just in the sense that the guys played mid-major college basketball, haven’t spent any time in the NBA but have been quietly killing it overseas for years and have shown that in TBT, at least over the past two years — the Talladega Knights and now this team. Samme Givens is another one of those guys that has been consistently lighting it up.The underdog guy I would probably have to say it’s between Shannon Givens and Maurice Watson Jr., two of our smaller guards off the bench. Both have the ability to be spark plugs and haven’t really broken out yet in the tournament compared to what I’ve seen them do. I think those two guys could have big games.D.O.: What’s the key to stopping Boeheim’s Army tomorrow? Was there anything you noticed over the past two days that work particularly well?D.H.: Devendorf is the engine that makes the team move, that gets the crowd involved. So I think you have to get out to a quick start to limit the crowd and along with that comes stopping Devendorf from getting going like he did today against Gael Nation. I think clearly Jordan Crawford’s a great scorer, he’s going to take a lot so you have to try to not let him make a lot. And then other than that, it’s just finding ways to get good shots in that 2-3.D.O.: Any mention of prior losses or connections with Boeheim’s Army leading up to tomorrow’s game? D.H.: I would say two things on that point. I think the thing they’re most looking forward to — and myself included — is the opportunity to play a game in an atmosphere like that with those kinds of stakes. To kind of come in and play the enemy in a hostile crowd and try to pull off the win. And then the second thing I would say on that is we spent some time getting ready for this week scrimmaging and playing with some different guys, and a couple of them were from Team Foe, the other Philly TBT team in the past who actually, I want to say it was a quarterfinal game a few years back, had a big lead on Boeheim’s Army and blew that away. So when they kind of talked and realized we were in the same region, I think those guys were kind of looking forward to us getting the chance to play Boeheim’s as well and kind of get revenge for their part.D.O.: Is there anything that hasn’t clicked over the past couple days for Team Brotherly Love that needs to tomorrow? D.H.: I think we need to do our best to limit turnovers, which we didn’t do well game one against Playing for Jimmy V. I think we had 20 turnovers in that game. I don’t know the stats off the top of my head from today, but I’m sure it was less turnovers. So, I think just continuing to do that. And then the second thing would just be make free throws. We shot pretty poorly in both of the first two games, so just guys got to be able to put in the free ones if you’re going to win a game like tomorrow. So hopefully we can turn that around. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more