Eskridge, Gulley to play against Florida State

first_img Published on November 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley will play against No. 2 Florida State on Saturday.Eskridge watched practice on Tuesday while Gulley participated fully.‪Both missed the second half of SU’s 20-3 win against Maryland with injuries this past Saturday. Gulley suffered an ankle sprain that held him to just one carry for three yards while Eskridge was sidelined with an upper-body injury.After the game, cornerback Julian Whigham said Eskridge’s injury was unrelated to the broken right ring finger that kept his hand in a cast for about half of the season.While it’s still unclear what Eskridge is working through, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said the medical staff informed him that Eskridge will be ready to play on Saturday.He sat out of Tuesday’s practice for precautionary reasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They told me he’s going to be ready to play,” Bullough said. “They just want to take precaution. Always with any injuries you want to take precaution.”Linebacker Dyshawn Davis confirmed Eskridge’s status.“You’ll see Durell play this weekend,” Davis said.Running backs coach DeAndre Smith said Gulley not only returned to practice Tuesday, but also had a great session.“He’s doing great,” Smith said. “He had a great day today, full speed, making cuts, so I’ll have all hands on deck.”‬Running back Jerome Smith agreed.Said Smith: ‪“He’s doing good. He practiced fast, looked good. Faster than usual.”‬ Commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21.Crimes against a personAt 5:58 P.M. on April 19, it was reported that a student was sexually assaulted while on 28th Street.At 7:23 P.M. on April 19, a student reported to DPS that another student punched him in the face when he entered a party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.At 1:51 a.M. on April 20, a student reported that another student bit his ear during a disagreement at The Lorenzo. The student was arrested and sent to 77th station for booking. The student reporting the incident was transferred to the Good Samaritan Hospital for medical treatment.Crimes against propertyAT 5:06 P.M. on April 18, it was reported that a suspect had stolen a bag full of cash and checks from an unattended vehicle parked outside the Dollar Dollar store at the University Village.At 2:22 P.M. on April 19, it was reported that someone had removed a secured bicycle from the Annenberg House.At 4:42 P.M. on April 20, it was reported that an unidentified suspect entered the West 27th Place Apartments and removed a laptop computer.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 4:44 P.M. on April 18, DPS officers received a report of a non-USC female suffering from chest pain at the Keck Hospital of USC. A Rapid Response team evaluated the patient when officers arrived at the scene and she was released after declining transportation for further treatment.AT 7:08 P.M. on April 18, DPS officers received a report that a student at Century Apartments had potentially taken an unknown amount of prescription medicine to possibly harm himself. When the officers arrived, the student was conscious, but lethargic. A Responsive Ambulance unit arrived and examined the student before transporting him to the California Hospital for further medical treatment.At 4:36 A.M. on April 19, DPS officers were notified of a student at Pardee Tower who was vomiting in a restroom. The intoxicated student remained conscious and coherent once officers responded to the report but declined further medical treatment.At 9:36 A.M. on April 20, a staff member reported that a university key broke in one of the door locks at the Physical Education 6:49 P.M. on April 20, DPS officers received a report that a non-USC male injured his knee while playing soccer at the Dean Bartlett Cromwell Field. The male was transported to California Hospital for further treatment after being examined by a Responsive Ambulance unit.At 9:29 P.m. on April 20, DPS officers received a report of a student with a BB gun in Birnkrant Residence Hall. The student admitted to having five BB guns, a rifle, another gun and a sword in his dorm room. The weapons were confiscated.last_img read more

Two-sport athlete leaves ice rink for field

first_imgA quick look at her stats and Alev Kelter appears to be just a run-of-the-mill athlete at first glance. Kelter is a senior midfielder on the Wisconsin women’s soccer team and her numbers during her three year career at Wisconsin – nine goals and three assists – would lead to a conclusion that she falls under the spectrum of what could be considered average. Dig a little deeper though, and any hint of mediocrity is a distant first impression.Kelter is one of the few athletes on the UW campus, along with those who compete in both cross-country and track and field, who play two sports. But unlike the track and field and cross-country runners, Kelter’s two sports are hardly related.In the fall, Kelter takes to the pitch with the soccer team and then, without a break and only a short adjustment period, hits the ice with the hockey team.Playing two sports is something that used to be fairly common – before breaking the color barrier with Major League Baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers, the late Jackie Robinson played four different sports while at UCLA – but has become somewhat of a rarity in more recent times with how much dedication it takes to excel at just one sport.“I would say you have to obviously be passionate about both of them, which she was,” Kelly Jaminski, Kelter’s teammate on the Wisconsin hockey team, said. “It takes just a lot of dedication to both and that balancing act that she had to do was really tough – probably why most athletes don’t do it.”But what has allowed Kelter to do what most athletes cannot comes from her competitive nature, which she remarked is due in large part to her twin sister, Derya.“I think growing up, my twin and I, we just always were pretty competitive and aggressive with each other,” Kelter said. “Just that competitive mentality, I don’t think it’s necessarily … aggressive, ‘I want to hurt you.’ It’s more just like ‘Let’s win the game and do what we need to do.’“It’s just like you have that [twin] growing up and it’s just exciting to have someone to push and pull off of each other, and I don’t think I’d be where I’m at right now without her.”Growing up, Kelter moved around sporadically because of her dad’s involvement in the military, spending time in Florida, Colorado, Texas and Arkansas before finally settling in Chugiak, Alaska when she was nine. While in Arkansas, Kelter got her start in soccer, which was her first sport, at the age of four. Her start in hockey didn’t come until she was nine, after she had moved with her family to Alaska.But although she didn’t start hockey until later, Kelter’s competitive and aggressive nature was fostered in her early years as she played nearly every sport she could. At one point, Kelter noted that both she and her twin were playing six different sports, which included softball, baseball, swimming, hockey, soccer and track and field.And as her high school years approached, Kelter hardly slowed her sports binge. Kelter starred on the soccer team and led it to the state title in 2007. Her high school also boasted a female flag football team, which Kelter helped guide to a 17-0 season. During an interview Aug. 27, Kelter said she also relished in her other high school sports experiences, one of which was being a defenseman on the Chugiak boys’ hockey team.But Kelter didn’t just play multiple sports in high school. She starred in them. Kelter was named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year in soccer and the Daily News Girls Athlete of the year in 2008, among many other accolades that included being a member of the U.S. U-17 national team for soccer and the U. S. Women’s Ice Hockey U-18 National Team.Since coming to Wisconsin, Kelter has played four seasons of hockey and three seasons of soccer, taking a year of leave absence from soccer last season to focus on hockey and the Olympic tryouts. So, with all four years of hockey eligibility used up, soccer will be the sole focus for Kelter in her last year at UW.Without hockey on her agenda, Kelter was able to train with the soccer team in the spring and summer for the first time in her career, which Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins thinks will play only to Kelter’s benefit.Wilkins also discussed the qualities, other than her competitiveness, that have allowed Kelter to succeed at so many sports, and how those qualities have helped her on the soccer field.“Well, I think one of her strengths is her strength,” Wilkins said. “She’s extremely athletic, extremely powerful, and I think that really benefits her on the soccer field.“And she’s really good in the air. Her aerial game, winning battles and winning and competing for balls is probably her strength.”With the soccer season just underway, it remains to be seen how those strengths may pay off for Kelter this season, but no matter what she does this year, her experience is one that few other athletes can say they’ve had.“I just think having the option and the ability to have the experience happen here at Wisconsin is a testament to the university and to the staff and to the people here. It’s just a great experience and also the teachers are phenomenal to letting this happen and being accepting of a dual athlete,” Kelter said, noting that she didn’t come to just compete in sports, but in the classroom, as an art major.“Knowing it’s a lot of work, at the same time, I want to be a student first and excel in that area, too. I’m excited to be a student for the last semester, just a student. I’m looking forward to that and creating some art and working on that aspect of my life.”last_img read more

GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research

first_img Submit Related Articles Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Supporting the UK’s National Gambling Treatment Service, GambleAware will form a ‘lived experience group’ to represent those affected by gambling-related harms and addiction.The group will provide real-life experiences on gambling-related risks, triggers, disorders and stigmas helping further develop the research of treatment support initiatives.GambleAware will form a core advisory group which will require participants to be abstinent from gambling. However, the Charity will maintain a wider advisory group which will accommodate others who may not be abstinent.The lived experience group will meet online every month, mainly via either Zoom or Microsoft Teams apps, as well as in-person once per quarter in Birmingham at a set location.Applicants who would like to contribute to the service are required to contact for more information,  registering their interest in joining the group before 31st July 2020.Last June, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced that it had formed its own ‘Experts by Experience Group’, broadening its advice and recommendations by individuals who had ‘livid the experience’ of problem gambling.Forming its undisclosed group, the UKGC stated that its guidance would provide valuable insights in how the Commission interprets its research panels, consultations and further customer care related matters. UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Athieno wins gold, sets new personal best time in swim 100 Y freestyle

first_imgAthieno Wandera after grabbing a couple of swimming medals recently. She added a gold and a Snow Globe Classic record to these yesterday COURTESY PHOTOSAthieno breaks Snow Globe Classic 100 Y record set by Davey Zoe last yearIowa, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | US-based swimming prodigy Athieno Grace Wandera has grabbed the first of two medals she is gunning for – and she did it in style on Saturday.Athieno set a new personal best of 55:56 in the 100 yard freestyle final for 12-year-olds, lowering by close to a whole second her previous best of 56:44 seconds as she stormed to gold in the Snow Globe Classic final in Iowa in a new record time. She broke the  Snow Globe Classic 100 Y record set by Davey Zoe last yearShe will compete in the 50 yard freestyle final later today.DesMoines Iowa is this weekend hosting the annual Snow Globe Classic that has attracted over 600 competitors from five different states. The event is also a preparation meet ahead of the 2020 Midwest All American Stars competition.Athieno, 12,  recently bettered her 50 butterfly time by 0.07 seconds, after clocking 29.88 against a previous best of 29.95 seconds. Athieno is ranked number one in both 100 and 50 yards freestyle category for her state in her age category.Athieno already looks a candidate to be added to Uganda’s list of candidates to feature in international events in the coming years, if her performance in the US state of Iowa is anything to go by. The DSMY Marlins Travel Team star has a time of 25:79 seconds in the 50 yards freestyle competition, a result which currently makes her the 2nd best in the state of Iowa in her age category, and 114th in the USA – after only three years in the sport.Athieno Grace Wandera was born in Iowa, Waukee U.S.A on March 31, 2007 to a sporting family.Athieno’s parents were born and raised in Uganda and they were very competitive athletes throughout their youth.Athieno’s dad is Dr. Apollo Wandera from Tororo who was a track and field star, and mum is Justine Grace Etima Wandera from Arua who was a star netballer. Justine Grace Etima is currently a doctoral candidate at Walden University USA and daughter of former Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) Joseph Etima (RIP).<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Spurs hero ballboy Callum says Jose’s high-five ‘made my life’

first_imgSPURS’ hero ball boy has admitted his contribution to their crucial equaliser has made him for life — more so than the maths exam he has been studying for.Quick-witted Callum Hynes, 15, was hailed by Jose Mourinho for having a sharp understanding of the game.4 Teenager Callum Hynes quickly threw a replacement ball to Lucas Moura who set up Harry Kane for a huge equaliser for TottenhamHe quickly tossed a ball to Serge Aurier, who then catapulted a long throw-in to Lucas Moura.Moura then squared the ball into the box for Harry Kane, who bagged a crucial equaliser and provided the platform for Spurs to go on and beat Olympiakos 4-2.Ecstatic new boss Mourinho raced over and high-fived the baseball-capped teenager.After the game the Portuguese asked where the lad was, but he was already on the way home to Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, to get ready for a maths exam on Wednesday.Hynes told Tottenham Hotspur’s website: “Jose didn’t have to do that. It was really nice of him to come over to me. It’s made my day, my life, really!”I love Spurs and it was an amazing moment I’ll never forget.”For most 15-year-old kids, the thought of playing with their footballing heroes in a big Champions League tie is the stuff of fairytale.But being a ballboy with such a huge contribution is surely a close second — even if he missed the goal itself, because he was retrieving the ball.Callum added: “It’s all a bit surreal. I was just doing my job and I still can’t quite believe what happened.”I didn’t even see the goal!”I was busy getting the ball that had come off (after Masouras tackled Serge) and then I heard the cheer.To do that you have to be a very good ballboy. I was, between 10 and 15, 16-years-old, a very good ballboy. He is a very good ballboy, understands the game, reads the game.Jose Mourinho”I turned around and Harry was celebrating.”I looked at the replay on the screen and watched exactly what happened. You can see from my smile it was just unbelievable.”Proud mum Keeley and dad Matthew are both Spurs fans and were watching from the stands while Callum has been a ballboy for six seasons, at the old White Hart Lane, Wembley and now the shiny new Tottenham Stadium.4MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsShe said: “We were in the stadium and saw Jose go over to Callum.”We just thought it was going to be a high-five and didn’t expect any more than that but then both of our phones started pinging!”The smile on Callum’s face! It was such a lovely thing that Jose did to say thanks like that.”4 Jose Mourinho raced over to high five Callum Hynes after Harry Kane’s goalCredit: PA:Press Association4 Young Callum has admitted he is made for life after his quick thinking helped Spurs qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions LeagueCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltdlast_img read more

Dwellers to hold dedication service

first_imgThe planned dedication service will commence soon after the Lae City Dwellers arrive in Lae this afternoon around 4pm.The team has defended their title and retained the cup as the premiers of the prestigious soccer competition in the country.Team manager Peter Seske, coach Peter Gunemba and team’s spiritual leader Reverend Gary Mangiri will lead the team to church for the service.Lae City Dwellers, a Papua Compound-based NSL team, apart from the game of soccer, commit themselves to God as they know that He is the source of their life and game.And since they entered the competition two years ago, they have put God first.”We thank God for the guidance as He is the source of our lives and games. The church dedication is about thanking God for our victory.”We have gone through many uncomfortable journeys in our personal lives and our games but we are so thankful for the guidance and comfort we see in Him,” coach Gunemba said.last_img read more

Challenges lie in “bureaucratic movement” between Ministries – Holder

first_imgUS-imposed catfish ban …says food safety authority would have accelerated resolution Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder has pointed towards the bureaucratic movement between the Fisheries Department of his Ministry and the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department of the Public Health Ministry as one of the main challenges against compliance with the US-imposed catfish ban which was enforced to achieve standard seafood entering that country.In a recent interview with Guyana Times Holder stated that while work has been done to lift the ban, it is an international issue which has to be dealt with in a holistic manner. For now, “nothing new” has emerged from discussions and they are working towards an arrangement to adhere to the standards set out by the United States of America.“There is nothing new on it. It’s the question of coming to an arrangement with the US concerning our adherence to their rule or how we can best adhere to it. We just can’t lift the ban because it is worldwide and not just against Guyana,” said the Minister.He mentioned that if the food safety authority – which would have been created under the Food Safety Bill – was established, the process would have been faster than having two Ministries involved.“We are working with the US. If we had the food safety authority in place, it would have been way much faster but what is happening here is that you have two different Ministries involved which is the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries Department and the Ministry of Health Food and Drug Department so the bureaucratic movement between Ministries have some challenges.”Holder added, “The other is the negotiation with the US, with regards to how best we can comply with their standards. The thing is, when the US is dealing with us, we got to deal with the Ministry of Health and then the Ministry of Health got to get on with Fisheries [Department], then they got to get back on with the Ministry of Health”.The Food Safety Bill was presented to the National Assembly in 2016, providing for a food safety authority, which would spearhead all aspects of food production including preparation and transportation for exportation.Meanwhile, on the part of the Public Health Ministry, Junior Minister Karen Cummings told this publication that “progress” has been made on their end but did not elaborate on the matter.Last December, Holder was questioned by Opposition officials as to what Government has been initiating to lift the ban after some US$14.7 million was set aside for the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism as part of Guyana’s contribution to international organisations.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira questioned whether Guyana could get help from this very organisation, to which Holder replied in the affirmative. She also inquired whether legislation was being drafted to assist Guyana with gaining compliance.According to the regulations, Guyana must be able to catch catfish and transport it to a processing plant while it is alive. This is in contradiction to what is being practised here, whereby the fish is caught, disembowelled and the carcass is iced until it reaches the shore.Holder noted that the fishing industry represents approximately US$70 to $80 million annually to Guyana, with the ban on catfish costing the country US$1.2 million.The ban by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) was instituted against Guyana in 2018.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had called out the incumbent Administration for not doing enough to address the concerns of the fishing industry with the ban.Jagdeo had said that he is “of the firm view that the coalition Government is fully responsible for the plight of local fishermen, given that they were notified of the USA’s pending changes to export regulations since November 2015. The coalition Government, despite having received notice of these changes, failed to communicate effectively with the stakeholders of the fisheries sector, many of whom have invested heavily in this area”.“To make matters worse, the coalition Government received an extension until February 3, 2018, to bring Guyana into compliance with the new export regulations and failed again” the Opposition Leader had said.last_img read more

Coalition politics has failed to live up to expectations – WPA

first_img…as threats of split from Govt gather steamBy Jarryl BryanCiting instances of decisions being made at Cabinet without consulting the smaller coalition partners among other exhibitions of strong-arm politics, a Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member is of the view that coalition politics in Guyana has failed to live up to expectations.According to WPA heavyweight Tacuma Ogunseye, leaders of the party owe it to their members to put their continued involvement in A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on the agenda for serious discussion. He noted that there are concerns that the party’s time in the coalition has not done the party, and the country as a whole, any good.“Relations with the WPA and the PNC/R in the APNU, on a number of issues, have been a serious problem. It has created a lot of internal tensions within the party, both at home and overseas. And I believe that during the last almost three years in Government, many people in the party, both abroad and home, have varying views as to whether the WPA’s presence in Government has been beneficial to the country and the party,” Ogunseye disclosed.He made it clear that after observing coalition politics and the way it has played out in Guyana since 2015, he is convinced it has failed to live up to his expectations.According to Ogunseye, coalition politics has involved the cabinet making and executing policies with the WPA party leaders ultimately being informed through the press.“I am disappointed that in the APNU, the way in which the coalition has developed over the last three years leaves much to be desired. There is little consultation. Little forum for articulating concerns and views; and in any coalition, the groups form policies and the cabinet executes the policies that are designed by the parties.“But the way in which matters have developed in this coalition is that the cabinet usurps both positions,” Ogunseye explained.Ogunseye stressed that this is not how a coalition is supposed to work. According to him, a comparison with the PNC’s dealings with the WPA and with the Alliance for Change (AFC) shows that the latter party is shown more consideration than his party, and for obvious reason.“The AFC will have to speak to what extent they are satisfied…(but) the AFC is in a position to make the Government collapse. It’s a strategic position, (and) they have to deal with them differently,” he explained.Additionally, he noted that the AFC negotiated an arrangement, the Cummingsburg Accord, with APNU. He pointed out that the WPA was not afforded the opportunity to negotiate a formal arrangement for the 2015 elections. As such, only the PNC’s “moral decency” could hold it to the principles of coalition politics when dealing with the WPA.In the meantime, Ogunseye noted that the WPA has been forced to accept collective responsibility as a party on issues it played little to no part in. Far from improving, he expressed concerns that things were getting worse.“We don’t believe it is helping the coalition. The coalition is not getting better. We don’t believe it is helping the country, because the country is not getting the best demonstration of coalition politics. Coalition politics is gradually becoming the politics of the past.”No concernMeanwhile, PNC/R General Secretary Amna Ally has expressed unconcern to talk of the WPA breaking away. According to Ally, things were being blown out of proportion.When contacted, WPA Executive Dr David Hinds dispelled any ambiguity about the party’s intention. He noted that contrary to Ally’s assertion, the party leaving has always been on the agenda, and its members have always been aware that the day may come when hard decisions would have to be made. Early talks of leaving, however, were suppressed in the interest of “the collective and country.”“The strength of the Coalition is its (unity). Yet the Minister is saying that she is not worried that one partner is so dissatisfied that some of its leaders are raising the possibility of leaving. How can a spokesperson of a Government and Coalition with a tiny majority in the National Assembly not be worried that there is grave dissatisfaction within the coalition?”But Hinds made it clear that the idea of a coalition party was much more popular with voters than the idea of the individual parties: the PNC, AFC and WPA. He made it clear that none of the parties could have achieved victory at the polls in 2015 on their own.“The Coalition won the election in 2015 because a small majority of the electorate perceived that a coalition of parties stood a better chance of defeating the incumbent PPP,” Hinds explained. “And my knowledge of Guyanese politics tells me that any rupturing of that coalition would work to the disadvantage of the Coalition at the next election.”last_img read more