Noah Malone is a 15-year old freshman at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Last week he finished 8th in the state track meet in the 100 meter dash. This would not make the headlines, but Noah is legally blind. He lost his sight in Middle School to a genetic disorder. I happen to know one of the track coaches at Hamilton Southeastern.This reminds me of one of my former track runners in the late 1990’s. He was John Saner, son of Jim and Maureen Saner. John was even more unusual because he volunteered to run hurdles. John was able to do this because he had a tremendous sense of timing.These two stories prove that you don’t need to let a disability hold you back. Congratulations to Noah on his success this year as a freshman. We should be hearing from him again in the next few years.
email@example.com Shannon Pospisil picked up his first win in the division, moving up this season after several years in the Mach-1 Sport Compact class. Winning this early in the season was ahead of schedule but after starting on the outside of the front row, Pospisil was able to remain among the first three cars of the 16-car field until securing and holding onto the lead with seven laps left. NORFOLK, Neb. (June 1) – An IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock rookie enjoyed an admitted unexpected victory Saturday night at Off Road Speedway. “It feels great; I wasn’t expecting anything like this until maybe next year,” Pospisil said. “It’s nice to start up front.” By Randy Pospishil Jason Wilkinson won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.
After an 0–2 start, the Baldwinsville girls bowling team had dropped a pair of matches, but got back on track with two more wins right before Christmas.The Bees first ventured to Solvay Recreation Alleys last Friday to take on West Genesee and, led by Amelia Ponto, earned a 3-0 shutout of the Wildcats.Ponto opened with a 210 game, continued with a 172 and finished with a 524 series, tops among individuals. Madison Hass was next, shooting a 474 series and high game of 173. Tags: Baldwinsvillebowling As for the B’ville boys team, it lost, 2-1, to West Genesee, with Dylan Love’s 514 series just ahead of a 490 set from Tanner Rozyczko and a 470 series from Dylan Williams. Bobby Bidwell led the Wildcats with a three-game total of 554.Against ESM, though, things improved plenty, especially with Rozyczko, who helped push B’ville to a 2-1 victory over the SpartansRozyczko’s twin games of 244 followed a 216 opener and left him with a season-best 704 series. Williams also bowled well, his 651 including games of 225, 220 and 206 as Love got a 208, 204 and 226 in his 638 series.All of this was needed, since five ESM bowlers had series of 554 or better, though no one matched the series of Rozyczko, Williams or love as Tyler Talarico led the Spartans with a three-game total of 606.Each of B’ville’s teams will resume on Jan. 7, hosting Cicero-North Syracuse.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Jenna Spiech’s 172 highlighted a 470 series as Julia Spiech got a 423 set and Jenna Heirholzer earned a 401 series. Each of them topped WG’s best individual, Rebecca Wituszynski, who had a 386 series.Then the Bees faced East Syracuse Minoa Monday at B’ville Sports Bowl, and again got a 3-0 shutout over the Spartans, with Ponto again at the forefront, her games of 226, 219 and 202 leading to a 647 series.The Spiech sisters had series of 567 and 564, with Jenna getting a 224 game and Julia a 202 game as Hierholzer earned a 487 series and Hass a 479 set. ESM got a 521 series from America Carhart.
The horrifying killing of a transgender woman in the Dominican Republic – the second such killing this year and 38th since 2006 – highlights the extreme violence faced by many transgender women in the country and the need for strengthened legal protection for discriminated groups, said Amnesty International.“The grotesque killing of Jessica Rubi Mori is a tragic reminder that the Dominican authorities need to take bolder steps to eradicate discrimination, including that based on gender identity and sexual orientation,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director for Amnesty International.The body of Jessica Rubi Mori (whose legal name was Elvis Guerrero) a transgender sex worker and activist with community organization Este Amor (This Love), was found on 3 June 2017 in the eastern Dominican municipality of Higüey. Her body was found dismembered in a wasteland. According to news reports, one suspect has been placed under arrest.According to Cristian King, executive director of TRANSSA – Trans Siempre Amigas (Trans Always Friends), only four people have so far been convicted for the 38 cases of killings of transgender women that the organization has documented since 2006. King told Amnesty International his organization has been working closely with the Human Rights Unit of the Office of the Attorney General on recent cases.Several weeks ago, a 20-year-long sentence was given for the killing of another transgender woman, Kimberly Sody, in 2014.Dominican LGBTI-led organizations have long called for a gender identity law to protect the rights of transgender people. A proposal for an anti-discrimination law was drafted last year seeking to address entrenched and historical discrimination affecting many groups in the country, in particular based on gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, amongst other categories. The proposal is yet to be tabled in Parliament.According to a study by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), published in 2012, in the Dominican Republic less than 35 percent of transgender women sex workers have completed secondary school. As they are pushed away from education, many become involved in transactional sex as early as 16. This early social exclusion leads to poverty and more violence. Transgender people are often pushed into criminalized work, such as sex work, which further exposes them to police abuse and arbitrary detentions.The same study found that 80 percent of transgender sex workers felt they were more discriminated against for being trans than for being a sex worker. More than 35 percent of transgender sex workers had experienced physical violence walking on the street, more than 40 percent had suffered physical violence by clients, and more than 20 percent, physical violence by a partner. Eighty percent had been arrested or detained at least once, and 36 percent had exchanged sex with police officers to avoid being arrested.
I know, there wouldn’t have been a dry eye in the house.Happily for the Lakers, no free agent was named in the script. With “Lakers” now all but synonymous with “tampering,” it’s not a good time to further annoy Commissioner Adam Silver.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Fortunately, James no longer takes presentations so they don’t have to do a video for him and risk seeing it in some media outlet.The problem in sorting the real from internet clickbait is not that we don’t know anything.We’re just not sure what it means amid all the posturing, even by sources free to talk on the condition that they’re not named. Tick … tick … tick.We’re down to the final hours before the start of free agency (Saturday, 9:01 p.m. PT) when all the LeBron James scenarios, from informed to yearning to clueless, meet real life.In past years team officials popped up on stars’ doorsteps at the stroke of midnight ET, or in the case of James, vied for appointments to make presentations, with props like the five championship rings Miami president Pat Riley dumped on the conference table … or heart-tugging videos like the one the Lakers were making for Paul George, but leaked to Sports Illustrated with its script calling for the narrator to be “less Morgan Freeman/Denzel Washington, and more Jamie Foxx.”Faux Jamie would read a pitch entitled “Two Dreams,” about “a kid in your room, dreaming from Palmdale” – obviously George who’s from there – while the Lakers dreamt, too, while building for his arrival. “The LeBron operation, I don’t know how else to put it, but they have basically thrown cold water and vehemently denied everything that has been out there the last couple of days,” said ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, a long-time James insider.“They have denied that he is communicating with Kawhi Leonard. They have denied he is communicating with Kevin Durant about joining up in Los Angeles. They have denied there is a three-way conversation going on between Paul George, Kawhi and LeBron. They have denied that Kawhi being traded to the Lakers would clinch LeBron going to the Lakers.”In other words, with new attention on James’ pattern of orchestrating player moves, his people are terrified of a tampering bust … the monkey wrench in the process LeBron knows so well of selecting just the right place with just the right people.Nevertheless:• James still looks like he’s the Lakers’ to lose.LeBron is formally separating from the Cavaliers with his agent, Rich Paul, informing the team Friday that LeBron would opt out of the final year of his contract, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.Insiders, led by the stellar ESPN reporting team of Adrian Wojnarowksi, Ramona Shelburne and Windhorst, say LeBron wants to decide quickly – hopefully by July 4 – but doesn’t want to be the first star to sign.That dovetails with reports that he’s looking at the Lakers – but wants to make sure they secure another star so he doesn’t come alone.It also dovetails with a little-noted Black Sports Online interview of Gary Payton, who said that LeBron’s oldest son, 13-year-old Bronny, a top prospect in his age group, has tentatively decided to attend Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth.The school is a hotbed with the sons of former NBA players Scottie Pippen, Kenyon Martin, Duane Washington and Tellis Frank there.The operative word, of course, is “tentatively.”If Dad decides to play elsewhere, the family will easily find another hoops hotbed for Bronny.• The likelihood of Kawhi Leonard coming to the Lakers dropped from “improbable” to “no way.”I thought all along that Spurs boss Gregg Popovich wouldn’t want to trade Leonard to the Lakers, which appears to be the case.The Lakers called up last week. An unnamed Lakers source told Shelburne that the Spurs “basically shut the door on us.”It would be a more difficult decision for the Spurs to make if the Lakers had the best prospects and No. 1 picks to offer. They don’t and it’s not close.There were subsequent reports that the Spurs had resumed talking to the Lakers along with Boston – but prefer the Celtics’ young players, especially Jaylen Brown, another thing that looked likely all along.On Friday, Boston GM Danny Ainge called the possibility of a blockbuster deal “unlikely” … suggesting that he and the Spurs hadn’t found an easy deal to make.• Wherever Leonard is going, it might not be soon.James’ desire to move fast prompted last week’s stories about “pressure on the Lakers to make a deal for Kawhi.” Pressure on them to make a deal with a team that doesn’t intend to trade Kawhi to them?Yeah, right. Someone (James?) was hoping for something (Kawhi to the Lakers) that wasn’t happening.• George’s likelihood of coming to the Lakers continues to rise as Leonard’s falls.ESPN reported Friday that he will opt out of his last season in Oklahoma City … ending any Thunder scenario in which he waited another year for his maximum extension and helped them rebuild. Nevertheless, insiders say George might still opt to return to OKC.Of course, the Lakers could also give this slot to Chris Paul if James insists.If LeBron leaves it up to the Lakers, they figure to prefer maxing out the 28-year-old PG to the 33-year-old, oft-injured CP3.The Lakers might even be able to get three stars with sign-and-trades … with the proper flexibility and orchestration, of course.• Showing there’s no limit to where this story can go, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who sounds like he has a line to someone who’s involved, said Thursday that James has been texting Kevin Durant, a free agent who’s expected to re-sign with Golden State, to ask if he would team up on the Lakers.• Houston remains an option for James, albeit a problematic one.With no young players to send the Cavs in a sign-and-trade, the only path would be slashing their roster for cap space – and asking James to join a talented skeleton crew.• The 76ers remain eager to get into this.As one of two teams with the cap room to sign James, Philadelphia was the other potential destination that gained when LeBron opted out. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen what interest LeBron has in them.• Cleveland made the top two, anyway. Insiders think it has come down to the Lakers and Cavaliers – but opting out put the Cavs even more at arm’s length than James already had when he told them he wouldn’t be available to them before the draft.LeBron orchestrates. It’s what he does. But as much as he loves Ohio, he’s not orchestrating anything with the Cavaliers.This was yet another easy call after an agonizing season in which the Cavs changed out almost half their roster in a desperate attempt to rebuild on the fly.Their last hope was a miracle finish that tempted James to entrust the rest of his career to owner Dan Gilbert, who couldn’t build a great team around him before he left or after he returned … and, oh, yes, once excoriated him, vowing revenge on the “cowardly … so-called King.”Actually, the Cavs did pull off a miracle, reaching the Finals. It just wasn’t a big enough miracle.Relative to their competition in the East, they’re in worse shape than in 2010 when James left.That season they were coming off a first-place finish with the aged Celtics their only competition.Last season they finished fourth, nine games behind the rising Celtics who didn’t have Gordon Hayward or, after mid-March, Kyrie Irving.So much for the months of speculation. Finally, happily, real life awaits.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His weekly column runs regularly on Sundays for Southern California News Group print editions. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Nelson Leafs remained perfect in September by outlasting the Summerland Steam 5-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Travis Wellman scored twice as Nelson ran its record to 3-0 and a first-place tie with Grand Forks Border Bruins in Murdoch Division standings.The Bruins lost 5-4 to Beaver Valley in Fruitvale.After Paulsen Lautard opened the scoring for Summerland, Leaf rookie Nolan Percival scored his first goal in Junior on the power play late in the period.Wellman gave Nelson the lead two minutes later with his first of two to help the Leafs grab a 2-1 first period lead. The team exchanged goals in the second before Nelson outscored the Steam 2-1 in the third to secure the win.Matt MacDonald and Aaron Dunlap, on the power play, also scored for Nelson.Jordan Boultbee and Michael Winnitoy replied for Summerland.Jamie Vlanich added three assists to move into a tie for third spot in the KIJHL scoring race.Wellman leads the league in goals with six.Nelson outshot the Steam 51-29 in the contest.The Leafs are idle until the team travels to Spokane for a date with the winless Braves Friday.Saturday Nelson hosts the new-and-improved Grand Forks Border Bruins at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: It didn’t take long for burley defenceman Patrick Croome to stake his claim on the ice for Nelson. Croome went toe-to-toe with Ryan Donaldson of the Steam in the second period. . . .Tyler Moffat registered his second win of the season in goal for Nelson. Moffat had 20-seconds of help from backup Adam Maida during the second period when a neck-guard issue forced the Leaf starter to the bench for repairs. . . .Nelson saw a former teammate between the pipes for Summerland as Darren Hogg made a return to the NDCC Arena. Hogg, 20, played 19 games for Nelson during the 2010-11 season, recording an 11-6 record. . . .Beaver Valley Nitehawks scored three unanswered goals in the third period to knock Grand Forks from the undefeated ranks. . . .Two power play goals by the Leafs means Subway in Nelson is donating $20 to KidSport. . . .The three regular season wins runs Nelson’s record to 8-0, including exhibition games, in September.
TNT import says Tautuaa antics after dunk ‘very disrespectful’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De Jesus was an opposite hitter for FEU while Pascua was the middle blocker.The two had a friendly chat with one another during the Final Four game between Ateneo and FEU in the men’s tournament.Pascua said they didn’t talk about their respective assignments in the semifinals, and all they did was joke around while reminiscing about their playing days.“We were just joking around, and thinking of the time when we still played at UP [University of the Philippines] wherein we can’t even fill up a row in the bleachers and the roof leaks when it rains,” said Pascua in Filipino Saturday. “But now, you can look at this, thousands of people are already watching the games.”Pascua added that De Jesus rebuffed his claim that they weren’t able to take part in the time when volleyball boomed into one of the most watched sport in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The narrative in the UAAP Season 80 Finals duel between De La Salle and Far Eastern University in the women’s volleyball tournaments just got another chapter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The championship series between two of the most successful UAAP programs won’t just be for the glory but for the pride of the two teams’ head coaches, who were once teammates, as well.FEU head coach George Pascua and La Salle mentor Ramil De Jesus once teamed up for the Tamaraws during the early 90s, and now their career paths have intertwined more than 20 years since they’ve called each other teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“George has done a good job with his team and he’s really a very hard working person,” said De Jesus of his former teammate Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Pascua said he spent just one year being teammates with De Jesus in FEU and that was when the Tamaraws won the Season 54 title. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “He told me that we were still part of the sport when it became this big, although we made a different kind of contribution,” said Pascua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
In a collaborated venture between the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Rights of the Child (ROC) Commission, a Human Rights and Leadership Workshop for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was hosted at Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown, where the spotlight was placed on the rights of children and the roles and responsibilities of the police in protecting them from abuse and neglect.According to UNICEF Deputy Resident Representative Paolo Marchi, the purpose was to engage the GPF in preventing, identifying and protecting abused and neglected juveniles since research shows that 70 per cent of children are victims of such and the police are entrusted to serve as a form of protection towards them.He relayed that his belief is that the Force’s involvement will enhance thei capacity of providing protection as they internalise the essential ROC mechanisms to provide a wider comprehension of the realistic and lawful children rights.While acclaiming the organisations for initiating the learning session, Force Training Officer Paul Williams highlighted, on behalf of the GPF, that there was no such thing as “too much” training in light of the daily occurrences of change. He added that because of theUNICEF Deputy Resident Representative Paolo Marchiappropriate training programmes, ranks of all abilities were efficiently trained.The Training Officer asserted that facilities are in place to ensure Juvenile delinquents are segregated from adult prisoners through a standing order under the Juvenile Offenders Act. He voiced that if a minor needs to be interviewed, members of the Force and faith networks are present. He also noted that the GPF regularly provides assistance to the homeless and impoverished children.Williams highlighted that the GPF will implement the practices they’ve learnt when engaging with children as law enforcers and vowed that other officers who were unable to participate in the learning sessions would be trained by trainers.He noted that in relation to child custody, court orders would be enforced and there is an intention to create sustainable relationships with agencies and the ministry in this regard.Pointing out that the rights of children are often breached in the vicinity of their homes and even the courts, ROC Consultant, Queenla Cameron stressed on the need for the human rights standards to be applied by the police when carrying out their duties. She also voiced that it is necessary for the ROC Convention to be applied without delay in an effort to ensure the best interest of the children.Cameron added that children should not be used to provide evidence in court and should not be subjected to agony by the police. She also encouraged the GPF to adapt to the policies of ROC.
Plan International has started the construction of a modern school in Lontuo, Twah River District near the Liberian/Ivorian Border in Nimba County, a release from the entity has said.Lontuo, a large community of more than 4500 inhabitants, has a single public elementary school in Twah River District which was founded in 1975. The school hosted 445 pupils in academic year 2015. The classes are overcrowded with no chairs, there are no toilet facilities, no libraries or safe drinking water.“We are building this modern school to ease the burden of over-crowdedness, increased enrollment and meet the enormous challenges faced by the community,” said Joseph Nyunkor, Plan International Liberia Nimba Office Manager.The new school will have a laboratory and two libraries for senior and junior students. Plan International will also construct a recreation center, five modern latrines, two safe drinking points and a playground.“Education is the only pathway and policy to sustainable development, economic revitalization and prosperity,” said Nyunkor.The development chairman for Lontuo Town, Oscar D. Wopleh said during the introduction of the contractors to the community that the day was like Christmas Day, “because my dream has come to reality.” “This is a dream come true. All of our neighboring towns in Beo Clan have at least a school building even though they are not modern like the one Plan International is about to construct for us, our children will now go back to school and acquire quality education,” Wopleh said as he celebrated with the school-age children.“Our children,” he said, “Will now have access to a modern school system that will encourage them to be serious with their education. For that, I say many thanks to Plan International Liberia and their partners who provided the money for the construction of the modern school.”Plan International has been working with 326 communities in Liberia since 1982 with programs targeting the areas of Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education and women’s empowerment, Livelihoods for household economic security, Protection, including in emergencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. — At approximately 11:18 p.m. last night Fort St. John RCMP responded to a car crash involving at least two vehicles in Charlie Lake. Not many details are available as the incident remains under investigation, however police did confirm it was the result of impaired driving.The accident occurred on the Alaska Highway at Old Hope Road.There’s no update at this time as to the condition of those involved in the accident.- Advertisement –