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Syracuse football players express displeasure with campus hoverboard ban

first_img Related Stories Why Syracuse University temporarily banned the on-campus use and storage of hoverboardsUse and storage of hoverboards banned on campusSyracuse University’s temporary ban on hoverboards is justified Department of Public Safety chief law enforcement officer Tony Callisto said hoverboards pose a “serious safety threat.” Winfield says he only charges his for two hours before letting it sit, comparing the device to a cell phone in that malfunctions can be avoided if it isn’t left on a charger for an extended period of time.Elliot Kaye, the chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Corporation, pointed to battery packs and charger compatibility as reasons for the “dozens” of fires involving hoverboards.Players actually saw physical benefits from riding hoverboards to class, often preserving their legs after workouts at Manley Field House before Saturday games.“I feel it’s crazy, now I got to walk and everything because I was getting used to the hoverboards,” safety Antwan Cordy said. “The hoverboard was great because you don’t have to catch a bus.”When Syracuse head coach Dino Babers was asked if he’s into the hoverboards, he deflected the attention to his shortcomings in other activities, like his inability to ski or swim.“There are certain things that if you’re a really good player your coaches just won’t let you do … so no I never learned how to ski,” Babers said. “I would probably jump on one and play with it for a while but I wouldn’t be on it all the time. Those things are burning up anyway so you don’t want them on your feet.”Vines are circulating the internet of people taking calamitous falls on hoverboards or having the devices explode after a collision. That’s what SU wants to avoid with not just its athletes, but its students, even if the ones who ride them often don’t agree.“They fun, I love ‘em,” Winfield said. “So I don’t know why they would ban them.” Comments Published on March 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman In a single file line, Alvin Cornelius, Brisly Estime and Corey Winfield rode down Comstock Avenue, the busiest street on Syracuse’s campus. Hoverboards were their mode of transportation, and the three SU football players stayed to the left of the road’s white line as cars and busses drove by. They had their own way to class this fall.Last week, SU announced a temporary ban on the possession, storage and use of hoverboards on university property because of evidence that they are prone to catching on fire.“I don’t see what’s the big problem,” Winfield said Thursday. “I think it’s because what they don’t read is it says don’t leave them on the charger for too long.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Pattaya Marathon runs again Sunday

first_imgThe 25th King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon hits the streets Sunday, offering 2 million baht in prize money.Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome and Gen. San Saruthanon, president of the Athletic Association of Thailand, announced the event with Pattaya and tourism officials July 2 in Bangkok.Mr. Sontaya said that the Pattaya Marathon has proved successful in promoting sports and tourism and attracting athletes from around Thailand and the world. The race includes the full 42.2-kilometer marathon, as well as half and quarter marathons, plus a 10.6-km. wheelchair race and 3.7-km. jog for students under age 14.Pattaya city will provide security along the routes and needed facilities for the 15,000 participants expected.Kickoff is at 3:30 a.m. in front of Central Festival Pattaya Beach.  For more information, visit the race’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pattaya-Marathon or call 02-957-5880 or 038-253-128 ext. 9.Pattaya city and tourism officials along with race organizers pose for a group photo at the press conference to promote the King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016 at the Esplanade Cineplex in Bangkok, July 2.last_img read more

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Trayvon’s dad thanks Heat, athletes

first_imgby Tim ReynoldsMIAMI (AP)—The father of the unarmed Black teen whose killing has sparked widespread outrage said Sunday night that he and his family have been overwhelmed by sports stars such as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James speaking out about the case. I AM TRAYVON—In this image, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded sweat shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages, in response to the death of Trayvon Martin. (Dwayne Wade via Facebook) In an interview with The Associated Press, Tracy Martin thanked the NBA’s Miami Heat for “taking notice” of the killing. Martin is the father of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed self-defense and has not been arrested.The teen was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, known as a hoodie, when he was shot. On Friday, Wade posted a photo of himself in a hooded top to his social media pages, while James tweeted a photo of 13 Heat players wearing Black hoodies with their heads bowed in a tribute to the slain boy. Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks made similar gestures.“I saw a post that D-Wade had saying, ‘I am Trayvon Martin,’” Tracy Martin said. “To see all these athletes put Trayvon in the same sentence with them, it feels real good. Trayvon was an excellent athlete and if he could hear them saying his name, he would be so moved by it.”As they did in Friday night’s game against Detroit, several Heat players scrawled messages about Trayvon Martin on the sneakers they wore on the court Sunday. The Heat have said they hope having players speak out about the killing helps “in our nation’s healing.”“We just couldn’t imagine (anyone’s) son leaving to go play basketball or go to the drugstore or go anywhere and he doesn’t return,” James said Sunday in Oklahoma City, where the Heat were playing the Thunder.Tracy Martin said a number of athletes have reached out to the family, asking how they can help.“These athletes are saying, ‘It’s not about who I am. It’s about right and wrong,’” Tracy Martin said. “It’s like everybody’s taking notice. The Miami Heat came out in their hoodies, and that’s just saying, ‘We are people, we have hearts, we have feelings, we have emotions.’ That’s a warm feeling. The sports world has embraced this big-time.”last_img read more

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Trump Supporters Loud and Proud at Rally

first_imgStory and photo by John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – The passionate supporters of Donald J. Trump were on full display the afternoon of Monday Feb. 27, expressing their backing of the president and his policies and making no apologies for their disdain for the president’s detractors and for those they say would lead the country to ruin.“We’re here to show what we believe in,” said organizer Frank Cott, co-founder of the Bayshore Tea Party Group, about the rally and demonstration conducted just outside the ShopRite shopping center, Route 35 and Harmony Road in the township. The crowd with Cott appeared to number over at least 200 after its first hour of its planned two-hour span. Many in the crowd wore “Make America Great Again” hats and supportive T-shirts and sweatshirts; many more brandished signs, some proclaiming their endorsements and others offering jeers for a variety of issues, attacking the media, “fake news,” Hillary Clinton (when her name was mentioned it led to chants of “Lock her up!”), opposition to the Affordable Care Act, the political left (“Who are looking to destroy our country,” believes rally participant Darryl Brooks, Trenton), and other hot-button topics among a divided electorate.But the main topic of the rally, by far and away, in discussions and signs, was immigration, as it had been during much of Trump’s presidential campaign and from the beginning of his still early administration. In fact, the timing of the rally for Monday, Feb. 27 was intentional, hoping to encourage participants to travel from the township to neighboring Red Bank. Cott and others were under the impression the Red Bank Human Relations Committee was going to vote on a resolution designating Red Bank a “sanctuary city” allowing the harboring of undocumented  immigrants. The resolution that was eventually approved later that evening – after much debate – was a non-binding, largely symbolic resolution that named Red Bank as a “Welcoming and Inclusive Community” that celebrates diversity and reaffirmed it was not the responsibility of local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration policy, given the limitations of existing resources – actually a longstanding policy for Red Bank. There was even a little politicking, too. Republican gubernatorial candidate Joseph Rudy Rullo worked the crowd. “It’s a great show here, isn’t it,” Rullo said about the attendance.Rullo told the crowd he was an early Trump supporter and takes inspiration from Trump’s longshot victory. “You know how Trump wants to drain the swamp in Washington,” offered Rullo, Little Egg Harbor. “I want to drain the swamp in Trenton.”This is one of two rallies planned this week for the grassroots conservative activist Bayshore Tea Party Group. The next rally will be Saturday, March 4, at noon at the same location, where, “We’re going to stand tall. We’ll stand for freedom and liberty,” Brooks announced.Barbara Gonzalez, co-founder of the group, told The Two River Times two weeks ago her group was working with Breitbart News, the far-right conservative website, which is coordinating similar rallies nationally to continue to voice support for Trump.The Bayshore group, like other similar organizations, grew out of a conservative backlash early in the Obama administration, especially in response to Obama’s plans for federal bailouts following the 2008 financial crash. What really galvanized the groups was opposition to the federal Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare” – which they saw as an expansive overreach on the part of the federal government and contrary to the dictates of a capitalist market system.This article was first published in the March 2-9, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. As undocumented, the immigrants are in violation of the law and if Red Bank offers them safe haven, “That’s aiding and abetting,” Cott charged. “We’re going to have the attorney general look into this.”“We’re out here for our country and our president,” contributed Gary, a Hazlet resident who declined to give his last name.“I feel the media has been unfair to President Trump,” Gary explained, believing the media have taken comments out of context to portray Trump in the worst possible light.Some others wouldn’t submit to an interview saying they didn’t trust the media.Like Cott, Gary said, “It’s really something that we’re worried about,” referring to Red Bank. “Red Bank’s not far from me. You’d be allowing convicted felons in our neighborhoods. We’re not going to allow that.”Mirea Balteau is a native of Ukraine, an Eastern European republic, who now lives in Plainsboro. And as an immigrant, “I support legal immigration,” she said, stressing legal immigration.“I believe America is the best country and I want my children to grow up in this wonderful country,” she said. To ensure that, she continued, “I fully stand behind Donald Trump’s policies.”“I don’t know why there’s so much controversy over what this guy is saying,” wondered Richard Yarczower, Middletown, referring to Trump. “I’ve heard Presidents Obama and Clinton say the same things,” on immigration and other topics. “The difference is this guy is doing it.”center_img “We’re going to Red Bank tonight and show them what this country is about,” Brooks shouted with the use of a bullhorn to the receptive crowd.Cott said he opposed designating Red Bank as a sanctuary city as it would become a magnet for the undocumented and that would cause higher county and state taxes. “Because of the mandated ESL (English as Second Language) classes,” said Cott, a Middletown resident, believing the classes and the needed teachers and social services would drive up taxes.last_img read more

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Bombers continue impressive field hockey performance on pitch

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers continue their strong play this High School Girl’s Field Hockey season finishing with a 3-1 record at the South Okanagan Hornets Tournament in Oliver.The Bombers defeated host South Okanagan, Enver Creek of Surrey and GW Graham of Chilliwack. The lone loss came against a strong team from Churchill in Vancouver.LVR opened against the host Hornets.“This was a very good game as Oliver worked hard checking the bombers tenaciously,” said Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.“Even under pressure the experienced seniors, Hanna Quinn, Shianne Michalchuck and Julia Burkhart turned the tide of the game and began to control play. Quinn scored three times and goalies Rylee Zondervan and Johanna Brochhagen shared in the shut out for a Bomber 3-0 win. LVR then matched up against Enver Creek.The offence was flowing as the Bombers routed the Fraser Valley squad 6-1.“The Bombers started the game fast and pressed Enver Creek right from the start never giving them a second with the ball,” Walgren explained.Quinn continued to score in bunches along with Shianne Michalchuck and Julia Burkart.Saturday, LVR was edged by Churchill.“This was a really hard game for the girls as Churchill is a very fast and highly skilled team, this really tested the Bomber defense and mid-field,” Walgren said.In the final game, Quinn scored twice while Michalchuck added a single to lead the Bombers to the 3-0 win.Bomber Senior keeper Rylee Zondervan shut the door to register the shutout in goal.LVR played a league game this week before heading to Chilliwack Friday to compete in a tournament.last_img read more

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Thompson smiling again after tough four years

first_imgPersistent injuries have jeopardised the promising athletics career of 2013 World Youth champion hurdler Yanique Thompson. Despite those troubles, the GC Foster College student-athlete is slowly getting back on track. Now, with some encouraging wins under her belt, Thompson is smiling again. The former Holmwood Technical High school star was beaming after her 100 metre hurdles win at last Saturday’s JAAA All Comers meet held inside the National Stadium. “I’m feeling great apart from the injuries and stuff”, she said cheerfully. “It’s good to be back on track, trying to run myself back in some form.” Improved form has brought her the 2017 Inter-Collegiate 100 metre hurdles title and a new career best of 13.13 seconds. Thompson, however, isn’t getting ahead of herself. Better times “This year, I’m just focusing on me”, the 21 year-old reasoned. “Just to better my times each time I run.” “So, it’s not to have that goal that I’ll have to make the Trials or something like that, It’s just to get back myself in form because as you know, I’ve been out for almost four years, so it’s just basically working back my way to the top,” Thompson shared. A bothersome knee injury has been the problem. “Sometimes I cannot hurdle. Sometimes when I hurdle, it hurts and stuff, so I have to try and be patient with it and try to get the best doctors to look at it and go with the best decisions,” she added. Thompson is one of the most successful sprint hurdlers in Boys and Girls Championships history, with wins in classes two, three and four and a Carifta Games Under 20 title from 2015. The Maurice Wilson – coached speedball has high hopes for the future. “When I’m over my injuries, (and I am able to) build my confidence and everything, I don’t know, I’m just going to continue to do great things”, she hoped.last_img read more

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Dawson Creek heads to referendum

first_imgThe city of Dawson Creek will listen to residents, and hold a referendum on its borrowing bylaws. The Dawson Creek Daily News reports a petition, signed by at least a thousand people, has prompted city council to schedule the vote for November 21st. At issue, is a policy that allows the city to borrow money for major capital projects, rather than having to raise taxes by a large percentage in one year. – Advertisement -That’s been standard operating procedure for the city for 30 years, but concerned citizens have now demanded a referendum on the issue, out of concern for spiraling costs. Councilor Bud Powell is quoted by the Daily News as saying “a vote against this referendum will completely destroy where the city has gone over the past 10 years.”Powell implies residents of Dawson Creek have three simple choices, borrowing money, raising taxes, or cutting services. Advertisement The city’s current five-year plan includes a tax increase of approximately zero per cent in 2010, three per cent in 2011, three per cent in 2012, and zero per cent in 2013 and 2014.last_img read more

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Re- Stór: A one day retreat that will radically recharge your business and your life!

first_imgInspired by the Irish word ‘Stór’, with a focus on restoring ourselves and recharging our businesses, Re-Stór is a business retreat with a difference.Over the course of one day, in the stunning surrounds of Rathmullan House hotel and with lunch included, you will get the chance to work with experts in the area of business storytelling and communications, digital strategy and financial best practice.You will learn practical skills and gain a new perspective on how to stay both mentally and physically well in a world that offers increasing distractions, burn-out and overwhelm. Re-Stór is for entrepreneurs and business owners who long for a brief escape from their ‘Customer To-Do Lists’ to focus on what they want in business for a change. Co-founders Shane Breslin and Sally Murphy will lead the day. Business owners and entrepreneurs, they consult in digital, storytelling, marketing and communications with people all over the world, in industries from blue-chip technology giants to boutique drinks start-ups.For this event, they are delighted to introduce their Donegal audience to guest speaker Conor Devine. Conor is a Belfast-based entrepreneur, investor and author, who through several business interests has assisted business owners throughout the finance spectrum — from debt mediation on one end to alternative finance and investment on the other.Conor is also a Multiple Sclerosis survivor and plant-based wholefood Ironman triathlete! He will share his phenomenal personal and business experience, astutely linking the health of our minds and bodies to the health of our finances and businesses. In this one day retreat we will explore topics like:What’s going on in business and communications? How did we get here? And where should we go next?!How can we tell our stories with honesty in a way that helps us connect with our ideal customers?Can we grab the digital opportunity and the best of the internet – without falling victim to overwhelm?Here’s the truth. If the only thing you got from the Re-Stór retreat was that you walked away feeling nourished, like you had learned something worthwhile, got great value for money and made connections to support you going forward then it would be worth it.The reality is that the Re-Stór business retreat will give you all that and much, much more.You will leave the room with a clear sense of how to nourish your health so that you can grow your business, what your totally unique story is and, what digital strategies you will embrace!What other people have said about Re-Stór – “It was a great experience to take a day out of my business and reassess a few things. It helped me to have another look at the big picture of what I am trying to achieve and how I am going to do it in an energised and savvy way. Hearing other people’s stories also helped to get ideas and to reaffirm my own path. This is something all business owners should take part in, both for connecting with a fab community as well as the well-needed recharge.”Tickets available via this linkhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/re-stor-a-one-day-retreat-to-radically-recharge-your-business-your-life-tickets-71342638753Further Info see: www.restor.ie Contact: Sally Murphy, [email protected], T: 0871476339Re- Stór: A one day retreat that will radically recharge your business and your life! was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessRe- Stórlast_img read more

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Cattlemen’s Gala fundraiser to be held Aug. 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The third annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at Leeds Farm in Ostrander. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax deductible charity, and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will coordinate the event.Ohio’s cattlemen have a lot to celebrate. Plan to join the celebration on Saturday, Aug. 24 to support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. The 2018 event raised $35,000 for scholarships, and the 2019 event will build off that success.Gala attendees will gather in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm. Each registration includes 2 drink tickets, appetizers, a beef tenderloin dinner and entertainment. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and will feature live music by the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt country music group from Missouri.Silent and live auctions will also be held during the evening to support youth scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are also available. From event sponsorships to live or silent auction donations, don’t miss out on the chance to support the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund. The Cattlemen’s Gala is open to all. Don’t miss what is sure to be a good time for a great cause.For more information on the day’s events, sponsorship opportunities or to register, visit www.ohiocattle.org or contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The registration deadline for the event is Aug. 12, 2019.last_img read more

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Cause-Based Funding: Startl and Philanthropic Startup Investment

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts The rise of such philanthropic investment groups may open up new categories for startup funding. EBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s Omiyar Network prides itself on being an organization that offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to “catalyze economic, social and political change”. The network has invested in government transparency, micro-finance and education-focused companies. Meanwhile, the Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge offers funding for community news innovations. Past prize recipients have included EveryBlock and Spot.us. We know we’re just skimming the surface for cause-related startup funding. If you’ve got suggestions, let us know in the comments below. Raising funding is hard any way you slice it, but the emergence of cause-base resources is helping pave the way for ethical startups that might have otherwise gone unseen. A few years ago we featured 13 seed funding options for entrepreneurs. Since then a few investment groups have come forward with a different approach. One such funder is the education-focused incubator Startl. As mentioned in Fred Wilson’s latest blog post, Startl is similar to seed fund incubators like Techstars and YCombinator except that its a nonprofit organization focused specifically on advancing new learning experiences. While the program offers a mobile app design bootcamp in New York, it’s Startl’s 3 month accelerator program hosted by Philadelphia-based DreamIt Ventures and Ideo design firm that will allow entrepreneurs to learn the ins and outs of creating an education-based business. DreamIt celebrated a graduation and demo day in August and the new Startl program will be folded into the next cycle of DreamIt participants. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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