Guyana team ready for Senior Squash Championships in TT

first_img– GSA President says squad is well preparedTHE national senior squash team that will represent Guyana this week in the Caribbean Senior Squash Championships (CASA) slated for Trinidad and Tobago is expected to depart Guyana today for the twin- island republic. The championships are scheduled to run from 8 – 16 of August, and will see the participation of top players from all across the Caribbean.The Guyana men’s team is led by world-ranked player Sunil Seth, and also includes 2010 men’s champion Richard Chin as well as Alex Arjoon, Kristian Jeffrey, Jason Ray Khalil, and Benjamin Mekdeci. On the women’s side is current Caribbean junior girls’ Under-19 champion Larissa Wiltshire, and finalist Taylor Fernandes, as well as former junior Caribbean champions Akeila Wiltshire, Mary Fung-a-Fat, and Victoria Arjoon.The female team of course will continue to go without the leading skills of world-ranked Nicollette Fernandes.Fernandes has been unable to represent Guyana for some time now due to her professional commitments on the international stage, where she continues to excel.The veterans’ team will be made up of Raman Chan-A-Sue in the over-40 category, Joe Mekdeci in the over-50 and Alwyn Calledar in the over-60 category.President of the Guyana Squash Association, David Fernandes, is of the opinion that the team is very well prepared for this year’s championships and he expects some good performances.“Both the men and women’s teams are very balanced. The seniors that have been in Guyana they have been training very hard for the past few weeks, I would even say they are better prepared than last year and I think that they have good team spirit and I believe they will do very well,” Fernandes said.The Guyana ladies’ team are currently the defending champions in that category, a title they have held for the past three years. The men’s team on the other hand relinquished the title to Jamaica last year. Overall, Guyana has not held the team title since 2013, when the competition was held on home turf.last_img read more

Devonte Graham’s 35 points too much for Syracuse to overcome in 76-60 loss to No. 2 Kansas

first_imgMIAMI — Kansas needed an answer. For much of the night, the Jayhawks defense stymied Syracuse. The Jayhawks raced out to a 14-point advantage at halftime.But now, to start the second half, the Orange was back. Tyus Battle and Frank Howard, as they’ve done all year, were leading the offense. Battle made his first 3-pointer of the game. Then he drove in and got the and-1.Next it was Howard’s turn. A steal and a layup, followed up by an and-1 for himself. Then he hit a 3-pointer. The clunky Syracuse offense of the first half was gone. The Kansas fans, who’d been the louder supporters before the tip, ceded way to a raucous Orange crowd. A 20-point lead was down to seven.The Jayhawks’ next possession was falling apart, too. The ball was handed off to Devonte’ Graham with the shot clock winding down. Graham stepped back from Tyus Battle and shot an NBA-range 3-pointer with Frank Howard charging at him. It hit nothing but net.“On a night where basically we didn’t have much going on, he needed to do that,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “He picked his spots well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (6-1) was playing the toughest team it had all season on Saturday, and as a result, was seeing one of the best individual players in the country. Graham led the No. 2 Jayhawks (7-0) with a career-high 35 points, including seven 3-pointers. The performance was too much for the Orange to overcome in its 76-60 loss.The senior point guard missed his first three shots from deep in the game. It was part of a back-and-forth first 15 minutes, in which both teams struggled to hit anything from the field.Late in the first half, Graham knocked down a tough midrange jumper with Howard guarding him closely. On the next KU possession, Howard picked up his third foul trying to aggressively go over a screen and stay with Graham. Howard was sent to the bench and Graham hit two free throws.Then, in a blur, Graham knocked down three-straight 3-pointers. He smacked his chest and walked back with a swagger after the last one, culminating the stretch in which he scored the Jayhawks’ last 14 points of the half.Many of his 3-pointers, in both halves, came from the top of the key. Graham knew he’d find success there from his own experiences playing in a zone.“When we run our 2-3 zone, when the ball goes to the middle, we fan out,” Graham said. “You’ve got to leave somebody open, it’s usually the guy at the top.”Graham, who started the season in the conversation for the National Player of the Year award, struggled with his shot early this season. Through four games, he was shooting just 34 percent and averaging only 11.5 points.Then, in KU’s last matchup against Toledo, he exploded for 35 points. He matched that total again in Saturday’s contest.Graham, who came into the game averaging 8.5 per game, said that he balances his scoring and passing based on game flow. His shot wasn’t falling over the first four games. When it was tonight, he made sure to take advantage of it.Boeheim said that he felt the defense wasn’t the issue on Saturday, instead pinning the brunt of the loss on offensive ineffectiveness. Still, he wasn’t pleased with the defense played on Graham.He helped the Jayhawks pull away from the Orange late in the first half. When the Orange started creeping back in the second half, he made sure to keep it at bay for good.“Graham was really good today,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He kept making a shot every time we needed something.” Comments Published on December 2, 2017 at 10:59 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wichita man charged with 7 felonies after domestic disturbance in Wellington

first_imgMichael Billington, Jr.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Wichita man has been charged with seven felonies and two misdemeanors in Sumner County District Court for an alleged domestic disturbance in Wellington on July 28, 2015.Michael Billington, Jr., born in 1977, of Wichita has been charged with kidnapping, a level 3 felony; aggravated assault, a level 7 felony; aggravated battery, a level 7 felony; aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony; attempted rape, a level 3 felony; violation of protective order, a misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony; criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; and criminal threat, a level 9 felony.According to the criminal complaint filed through the Sumner County Attorney’s office, Billington is accused of entering a house on North B in Wellington for which a Temporary Order of Protection had been issued against him which ordered him to stay away from the alleged victim, her residence and place of business for which she works.The complaint said, after Billington first entered the house without permission, he then allegedly entered the bathroom without permission for which the woman had just taken a shower. Allegedly, despite her attempt to hold the door shut and prevent him from getting in, he successfully entered the bathroom.He then allegedly locked the bathroom door to keep the alleged victim inside, and made a sexual threat to her. He then allegedly exposed himself and grabbed the woman and tried to force her to have sexual intercourse with him.According to the complaint, the woman was able to fight him off. He then pushed her into the wall and punched a hole in the wall with his fist. He then tore a nearby towel bar off the wall and made verbal commands.Billington is then accused of striking the alleged victim using the torn off towel bar.When Wellington police officers arrived while the alleged assault was in progress, Billington is accused of resisting arrest. According to the complaint, after Billington was arrested and handcuffed, he verbally threatened one of the WPD officers with his life.Billington is currently detained in Sumner County jail.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… Commenting Disabled Further commenting on this page has been disabled by the blog admin. You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 260 weeks ago Due to the sensitive nature of this story, we will be disabling comments. Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Nyamityobora sign 8 ahead of League second round

first_img Tags: asaph mwebazeNyamityobora FCtop The new players being unveiled (Agency Photo)MBARARA – Nyamityobora football club have bolstered their squad with 8 new signings ahead of the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.The Mbarara club officially unveiled the new players to the fans and the media at their training ground at Kijungu in Mbarara.The new players are Denis Otim, Joel Ayoku, Edgar Mujuni, John Sserunjogi, Damien Nakalema, Fred Mayindi Junior, James Tongi and Peter Mutebi.Otim is a goalkeeper on the Uganda national U-20 team the Hippos and has been handed shirt number 1 on arrival from Mbarara FC. He will vie for the club’s gloves with Hillary Jomi who has been the Abanyakare’s stand out performer in the first round.Ayoku who has been acquired from Doves All Stars, took up shirt number 2 previously occupied by departed club captain Henry Wamala. He is a defender by trade.Defensive midfielder Mayindi will don shirt number 18 after switching from regional league club Riverside Forest Park Sporting Club.Former Agape Lions left back Mujuni will put on number 13 while offensive midfielder Damien Nakalema from Big League side Water FC has been given number 11.Former Express and Proline offensive midfielder Peter Mutebi who was earlier signed from Rushere FC was handed number 14 while John Sserunjogi “Muchaina” took up number 7 previously occupied by Charles Sebutinde in the first round.Sserunjogi is a diminutive winger signed from Kikyusa Cream FC, a Luwero based club which formerly competed in the Buganda Regional League.James Tongoi a midfielder from Kampala regional league outfit Bweyogerere Football Club is the club’s eighth signing.The new recruits are expected to debut in the club’s subsequent league fixture against Police FC at Lugogo on Tuesday 29th January.The Banyakare have had their first half of the season in the top flight a bitter story to tell but hope to beat the drop under the tutelage of Asaph Mwebaze.Nyamityobora are third from the bottom on the 16-team log having managed only two wins, 3 draws and succumbed to 10 defeats.Comments last_img read more

All the 80s references in Stranger Things Chapter Seven The Bathtub

first_img Get on your bikes and ride1/18Like in Goonies, E.T., and just about every other movie with kids in the 1980s, the gang in Stranger Things hops on their bikes and uses their nimbleness to stay one step ahead of the bad men when they show up.<><> In Chapter Seven of Stranger Things, events are starting to accelerate towards a big finish. Hawkins lab makes a move on 11 which culminates in her using her powers in one of the most awesome ways possible, the gang buries the hatchet, all the people who want to rescue Will finally get together, we get a glimpse into Mr. Clarke’s amazing personal life, and 11 pays a visit to the Upside Down where we learn the fates of Barbara and Will. Of course, just like in the six chapters that proceeded this one, we see lots of references to the decade in which this show takes place, the eighties.This is sadly the last episode we get to see two of the best side characters in the show, Barbara and Mr. Clarke. Both characters have become fan favorites among the growing Stranger Things fan community. Barbara’s best scenes are long behind her, but we get further clarification of what an amazing teacher Mr. Clarke is, when Dustin calls him late at night asking for advice on how to build a sensory deprivation tank. Clarke, in the middle of a date, tries to move the conversation to Monday, but Dustin calls him out on what he has preached to this group about pursuing knowledge and Mr. Clarke helps him open that “curiosity door.”As this is the final episode of Stranger Things I will be breaking down for 80s references, Chapter 8 is being handled by Vic Sage, I would like to add how pleased I am with how they have handled this story being set in 1983. A lot of shows add nostalgia just for the sake of nostalgia, but Stranger Things goes beyond that. It uses the time frame and its sometimes tired cliches and has fun with them. When you think one thing is going to happen, it might, but with a twist. When you think a character might die? Well you might be wrong. The show is unpredictable without being random and it will surprise you, which is why I cannot recommend it highly enough.So if you like the eighties and details that come from frame by frame re-watchings of a show, sit back and enjoy what 80s magic I was able to pull from Stranger Things Chapter Seven: The Bathtub. These are just the 80s references that I happened to pick up on when I watched Stranger Things: The Bathtub. So if you spotted something, no matter how small, please share it in the comments.Check out our other rundowns of 80s references in Stranger Things:Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will ByersChapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple StreetChapter Three: Holly, JollyChapter Four: The BodyChapter Five: The Flea and the AcrobatChapter Six: The MonsterChapter Eight: The Upside Downlast_img read more