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24
Sep
2020

Local minister reflects on the passing of Billy Graham

first_imgRev. Dr. Michael Layne, senior pastor at FaithPoints Church in GreensburgGreensburg, In. — On February 21, the man known as, America’s Pastor, passed from this life into eternity. William Franklin Graham, known to everyone as Billy Graham, was an internationally recognized preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who was always sowing Gospel seeds.Over many years of watching and listening to Dr Graham, I became aware of something that characterized his services. He always called the listener to a point of decision. This is something that challenges young evangelists today. May Dr. Graham’s legacy inspire a multitude of new evangelists to rise up for the sake of the Gospel, and like Billy Graham, never give up.As a young evangelist, illy Graham conducted crusades in the Los Angeles area and garnered the attention of William Randolph Hearst who owned a newspaper empire. It is said that Hearst put out the challenge to his editors to make Billy Graham a known figure in America. However we know differently, it was the call of God upon his life that took him to many countries, enabling him to speak to millions of people.At one point Dr Graham’s radio program, The Hour of Decision was heard on 1,200 radio stations.  Some years later the ministry expanded into television. Graham’s popularity continued to grow and he is to be commended as a televangelist whose name was never muddied. He had a simple policy to never meet alone with a woman other than his wife and immediate family. This is a policy that many ministers have adopted for themselves over the years.Billy Graham’s style of preaching and calling people to repentance was as skilled as any boxer who entered the ring. He garnered a gift that only the Holy Spirit empowers.Billy Graham has passed from this life at the age of 99 and will be greatly missed, but we all can look forward to that time of seeing Billy once again and rejoicing with the multitudes who are in Heaven due to his obedience. In his words, “Come forward now. Make your way to the front of this platform and say yes to the Lord.”last_img read more

20
Sep
2020

High school football roundup

first_imgEllsworth Eagle quarterback Jake Shorey is tackled as heis about to unload a pass against the Dexter Tigers in Fridaynight football action. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSELLSWORTH — Bucksport’s Golden Bucks moved into second place in the Little Ten Conference Friday as they downed the Orono Red Riots 27-14.The Bucks got off to a quick start as Jack Cyr took the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown and Carter DeRedin booted the extra point.The Bucks added another touchdown later in the period on an eight-yard run by quarterback Matt Stewart, with DeRedin again kicking the extra point, for a 14-0 Bucksport lead.Orono got o the scoreboard in the second period when Tom Lucy took the ball into the end zone from 18 yards out, but the extra point attempt failed.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport pushed the lead to 21-6 on a six-yard touchdown pass from Stewart to Hayden Craig and DeRedin’s third extra point kick.Orono closed the gap in the third quarter, scoring on a three-yard touchdown run by Matt Fowler with Lucy rushing for two extra points.But Bucksport put the icing on the cake with 13-yard touchdown pass from Stewart to Craig in the final period.The Bucks piled up 265 yards on the ground with Cyr carrying the ball 28 times for 195 yards and Asher Bowden adding 41 more on eight carries.Stewart completed five of nine passes for 48 yards.Defensively for the 4-1 Bucks, Alec Dyer led the way with five solo tackles and four assists. Tyler Pye also had five solo tackles to go with two assists and Josh Geagan had four solo tackles and three assists.Waterville 46, MDI 20At Waterville on Saturday, the undefeated Purple Panthers rushed for 435 yards en route to a 46-20 win over the Mount Desert Island Trojans.The Waterville defense limited MDI to 178 offensive yards.The Purple Panthers took a two-touchdown lead before the Trojans got on the scoreboard in the second quarter.Taner Bickford raced 51 yards on a kickoff return, putting the ball at the Waterville 29-yard line.It took eight plays before MDI quarterback Colby Candage connected on a five-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Keene.The extra point kick by Billy Laverdiere cut the Waterville lead to 13-7.But that was as close as the Trojans would get.MDI didn’t score again until the fourth period when Bickford had another long kickoff return, this one of 70 yards, then took the ball into the end zone on a one-yard plunge.Jalique Keene led the offense for the 2-4 Trojans, rushing for 83 yards on 15 carries.Dexter 27, Ellsworth 8For the first time in program history, the Ellsworth Eagles ended the first quarter with a lead in their 27-8 loss to Dexter on Friday night at Ellsworth High School.“They were excited,” Ellsworth Coach Duane Crawford said. “That’s never happened before.”Devin Wright set the Eagles up to take an early lead with a long run into the red zone. Connor Petros then rushed the ball six yards into the end zone. On the two point conversion, quarterback Jacob Shorey completed a pass to Wally Rumill.The Eagles ended the opening quarter up 8-6, but Ellsworth turnovers and Dexter’s success with onside kicks ultimately decided the game.“Take away those mistakes, it would have been a different game,” Crawford said. “Despite the loss, it was the best game we’ve ever played.“Those are the kind of mistakes young teams make.”On offense, Wright ended the game with 18 carries for 88 yards. Petros had 10 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown.On defense, Wright led the team with six tackles and one assist. Calob Chipman had five tackles. Petros had four tackles, one assist and a sack. Shorey had four tackles, one assist and an interception.Ellsworth will play John Bapst away on Friday at 7 p.m. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017center_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Biolast_img read more

19
Sep
2020

ICC Committee recommends changes to DRS

first_img(CMC) – West Indies and other international teams are likely to welcome the ICC Cricket Committee’s recommendation that an “umpire’s call” verdict on an lbw appeal under theDecision Review System in Tests should no longer cost them.The sport’s world governing body announced yesterday that the Committee, under the chairmanship of current India coach Anil Kumble, will recommend that teams will not lose a review when an lbw review comes back as “umpire’s call”.“Should that be adopted however, the 80-over top-up of reviews in Test cricket would be removed,” said an ICC media release.“The Committee will (also) recommend to the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee that DRS should be able to be used in all Twenty20 International games.“If the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee approves these recommended changes, the new ICC playing conditions will come into effect from October 1 this year.”At present, each team may make no more than two unsuccessful review requests per 80 overs during a Test, and no more than one unsuccessful review request an innings during a One-day International.Under the DRS rule, only clearly incorrect decisions are reversed; if the video replay umpire’s analysis is within established margins of error or is otherwise inconclusive, the on-field umpire’s original call stands, hence the term “umpire’s call” for lbw verdicts specifically.Several other recommendations were made by the Committee that met in London on Tuesday and Wednesday, and includes ICC umpires manager Adrian Griffith, the former Barbados and West Indies opener.The Committee expressed unanimous support for the implementation of the long-mooted Test championship, deeming that context was crucial to the future of the international game. It also reiterated its full support for the game being involved in the Olympic Games.The Cricket Committee also considered the new Laws of Cricket (2017 Code) and has recommended the adoption of the majority of the changes to the Laws, most significantly giving umpires the power to send players off the field in response to the most serious incidents of player misconduct, such as violence on the field.All other offences would continue to be dealt with under the ICC Code of Conduct.Other major changes to the Laws that will be adopted by the ICC are the restriction on bat dimensions (thickness of edges and depth of bat), and that a batsman will have made his or her ground when a bat bounces after being grounded behind the crease by a running or diving batsman.A presentation on the findings of the no-ball trial held in England during the ODI series against Pakistan last year was given to the Committee, which recommended that the video replay umpire should call all no-balls in international matches using instant replays.The issue of concussion substitutes was revisited by the Committee and it will recommend to the CEC that the Classification of Official Cricket be amended to allow members to run a two-year trial into the use of concussion substitutes.last_img read more

16
Sep
2020

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Toledo

first_imgForty-eight hours after beating up on Oakland, Syracuse (4-0) will look to improve to a perfect 5-0 with a home contest against Toledo (3-0). The Rockets have won each of their games by at least 10 points, including an 87-74 win over Oakland on Saturday. The Orange beat Oakland, 74-50, Monday night.“Toledo coming in Wednesday, they’re very good,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Very, very good basketball team.”Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s matchup, which begins at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 2-0Last time they played: Twenty-seven years ago, on Nov. 23, 1990, Syracuse rolled over Toledo, 84-68. It was the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii, where the Orange commanded the game in the teams’ second all-time meeting. (The first was in the 1950-51 season.) Former SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins hit a 3-pointer in the game, while David Johnson led SU with 16 points. Adrian Autry, current Syracuse assistant coach, scored 11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Toledo report: The Rockets finished last season 17-17 overall and 9-9 in the Mid-American Conference. Three starters are gone from that team, including Jonathan Williams, the leading scorer, and Steve Taylor Jr., who was second in points and led the team in rebounds and assists.Among those picking up the production: Junior guard Jaelan Sanford and Colorado transfer Tre’Shaun Fletcher, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward who shot 40 percent from deep in the Pac-12 two seasons ago. Junior Nate Navigato is effective spreading the court as a 6-foot-8 forward who can shoot it. He knocked down 40.8 percent of his 3-point attempts a year ago.Head coach Todd Kowalczyk’s offense is based on tall, long players shooting 3-pointers. So far this year, Toledo is shooting the ball effectively (33rd in the country, per Kenpom) and not turning over the ball much. About one-third of the Rockets’ points come via the 3.How Syracuse beats Toledo: Syracuse’s toughest game this year came against Iona, which plays a similar style to Toledo. Both are fairly long. Both play fast. And both can score quickly with the 3. Syracuse defended the interior well Monday night, not allowing Oakland to get any inside-out action. A key to beating the 2-3 zone is working the ball inside to set up open 3s. Should the Orange hold Toledo inside like it did Oakland, it will be difficult for Toledo to generate uncontested 3-pointers and stay within striking distance.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse an 85 percent chance to win the game.Stat to know: 56Through four games, Syracuse has allowed only 56 points per game, good for 14th in the country. The Orange held Cornell to fewer than 50 points in the opener, then held Iona and Texas Southern to fewer than 70, and Oakland on Monday night to only 50.Player to watch: Jaelan Sanford, guard, No. 13The 6-foot-4 junior guard leads Toledo with 23.3 points per game through three games. He begins his third year as a starter, bringing both height and an ability to stretch the floor with his 3-point shot abilities. He averages nearly 38 minutes per game, 4.3 rebounds and rarely turns over the ball. He was recently named Mid-American Conference West Player of the Week and leads the Toledo offensive attack. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

16
Sep
2020

Irish boxers in last -16 action at World Championships

first_imgWith one win already under his belt, light-flyweight Brendan Irvine takes-on a Turkish fighter for a place in the quarter-finals.Also during the evening session, Olympic medallist and team captain Michael Conlan will begin his campaign against a Brazilian opponent.And middleweight Michael O’Reilly will return to the ring for his last-16 bout against Australian Daniel Lewis.last_img

31
Aug
2020

Reggae Stars, Celebrities Take to Soccer Field to Celebrate Marley’s Birthday…

first_imgMiramar, FL (January 29, 2020) – Reggae icon Bob Marley was an avid soccer player, whose love for the game drove him to play at every opportunity. Even while on tour, the famed singer found time to participate in friendly scrimmages at the nearest park with members of his band.After his passing, close friend and soccer executive Clive “Busy” Campbell, began the Bob Marley One Love Football Fun-Day in Jamaica to celebrate Marley’s birthday (February 6).For the first time in its 38-year history, the celebration will be held in the USA, on Sunday, February 16 at the Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, FL from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.Hosted by Miramar Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers, and under the patronage of Jamaica’s Consul General Oliver Mair, the event will feature three friendly soccer games between the Reggae Girls Invitational Team, Masters and Celebrities from Jamaica and a team of locally-based former National players and Celebrities.In keeping with tradition, four individuals will be recognized for their outstanding community service. This year’s honorees are soccer promoter Mikey Barnes, Minister Tyrone “Papa San” Thompson and educators Janet Morales, and Bruce Klassner.The Bob Marley One Love Football Celebration will also serve as a fundraiser for Commissioner Chambers’ Community Plus One water bill initiative. This program provides assistance to qualified residents who face a challenge in paying their water bill. The goal is to prevent disconnection of water to these residents in the City of Miramar. Funds from the event will also benefits the Reggae Girlz Foundation and basic schools in Jamaica.A number of celebrities and entertainers have committed to participate including artist such as, Agent Sasco, Tony Curtis, Iba MaHr, Everaldo Creary of the NoMaddz, Tamarley, radio personality Pat Montague and Tanya A AKA Deja of 1170 WAVS Radio as well as former Reggae Boyz “Pepe” Goodison to name a few. Mikey Mike and the WZPP crew will provide music and an entertaining half-time show is being planned.Tickets are available online at www.caribtix.com or at Sam’s W.I. Grocery, Rainbow Variety Store, Juney’s Restaurant and Barbican Square. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children’s ticket is $10 and is available at the gate only.last_img read more

13
Aug
2020

Depression made Fury ‘want to die’

first_imgA prolonged period away from the ring saw Fury lose his titles although he still regards himself as the “lineal champion” having not been beaten in the ring.Fury added he had sought professional medical help but that it was his religious belief that had enabled him to resume his boxing career.“I was out at Halloween in 2017 dressed as a skeleton, but I was 29 and everyone was younger and I thought, ‘is this what I want from my life?’ he said.“I left early and went home into a dark room, took the skeleton suit off and I prayed to God to help me. I’d never begged to God to help me. I could feel tears running down my face.”Fury added: “I almost accepted that being an alcoholic was my fate but after praying for 10 minutes, I got up and felt the weight was lifted off my shoulders.“For the first time in my life I thought I was going to be OK. I knew I couldn’t do it on my own.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | British boxer Tyson Fury has revealed that suffering from depression meant he “wanted to die so bad”.The 30-year-old, who faces Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1, also had problems with drug addiction and alcoholism.Fury told video podcast The Joe Rogan Experience: “I would start thinking these crazy thoughts.“I bought a brand new Ferrari convertible in the summer of 2016. I was in it on the highway and at the bottom, I got the car up to 190mph and heading towards a bridge.“I didn’t care about nothing. I just wanted to die so bad. I gave up on life, but as I was heading to the bridge I heard a voice saying, ‘No, don’t do this Tyson, think about your kids, your family, your sons and daughter growing up without a dad.’”Fury said his life had become unstable following a shock win over Wladmir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in 2015 that saw him crowned the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion.“I’d wake up and think, ‘Why did I wake up this morning?’ he said. “And this is coming from a man who won everything. Money, fame, glory, titles, a wife, family and kids — everything.”last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

first_imgDallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam speaks to reporters after team practice at the team’s headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.Sam spent seven weeks with the Cowboys after signing to their practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason.The Rams drafted the former SEC defensive player of the year from Missouri late in the seventh round in May. He was pick No. 249 out of 256. Sam had three sacks in the preseason with St. Louis playing mostly against second- and third-stringers.The Cowboys are among the league’s worst in sacks but have been getting solid production with a rotation in the front four of a defense exceeding expectations.Dallas also has rookie second-round pick DeMarcus Lawrence close to coming back after breaking his right foot in training camp. He was placed on short-term injured reserve and will be eligible to play next week against Arizona.Veteran defensive end Anthony Spencer has been getting stronger each week in his return from microfracture knee surgery that sidelined him all but one game last season.The Cowboys (6-1), off to their best start since they were 12-1 in 2007, are playing their second straight NFC East opponent at home, with Washington (2-5) visiting Monday night.While releasing Sam, the Cowboys added linebacker Troy Davis of Central Florida and defensive tackle Ken Bishop of Northern Illinois to their practice squad.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

14
May
2020

Raúl looks for a miracle with Castilla in 2020

first_imgRaul face your second calendar year as a coach of Real Madrid Castilla. The white legend has a big challenge with the subsidiary: the promotion to Second, which Castilla does not achieve since 2011-12 season, with Alberto Toril on the bench. You won’t have it easy, since your team closed 2019 at eight points playoff of ascent (with one game less) and only three of the descent. Five wins, seven draws and five losses leave their future in the air, given that the coach’s contract It expires in summer.The IFcome and go have been a constant since the beginning of the course. Castilla hthrashed to good teams like Getafe B (3-0) and Rayo Majadahonda (3-1)but has also fallen defeated before Athletic B (2-0), Racing de Ferrol (1-2), Sporting B (4-2) and Ibiza (1-2). And has conceded 21 goals, almost as many as he has marked (23). But if this Castile is characterized by something, it is by tie: after Melilla (8 games), he is the second team that has finished his appointments most times in tables: seven. Still, Rthere he hopes to follow the trail of Zidane, that by this time of his first season in Castilla he had won eight games (he finished sixth that season, with 58 points). The Castile has the younger template of the category next to Las Palmas Atlético (19 years on average). An incentive for training, but a result level handicap for inexperience The planning of the first staff has hurt the subsidiary: unknowns about him Rodrygo’s future (played against Langreo and Rayo Majadahonda, who scored a goal) and Kubo (played a friendly against Alcorcón) were other inconvenience for Raúl, also stopping the signing of the forward Bell, already agreed.In the goal, Raúl has not had it easy either: Altube has combined the first team with the subsidiary and not regularly. Despite these mismatches, Raúl has won the trust of some of his players, especially César Gelabert, He returned on November 2 after his clavicle injury and is indisputable.The return to activity will be intense: Castilla receives this Sunday at Melilla (11: 30h.), then he will travel on day 8 to Vigo to play his match against Celta B (postponed since December 20 by the alert that Galicia lived) and on January 12 will receive the visit of Las Rozas (12:00).last_img read more

14
Jan
2020

10 Guineans, 1 Ivorian Charged for VR Fraud

first_imgTen Guineans, including two women, and an Ivorian national were on Friday forwarded to the Monrovia City Court in connection with their alleged attempt to register during the ongoing voter registration exercise for the 2017 presidential and legislative elections. They were charged by the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), formerly the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), with multiple crimes, including possession of valid voter registration cards, illegal resident, election fraud and falsification of Liberian citizenship.If convicted, they face a possible three-year imprisonment and a fine that will be determined by the court.The arrests come amid warning by Liberians about the trucking of foreign nationals into the country by some aspirants to have them registered to vote in their favor in the October elections.Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission (NEC) recently announced that it has registered about a million eligible voters nationwide in the first week of the five-week voter registration exercise that began on February 1.At Friday’s hearing, the alleged fraudsters were remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison, because they could not obtain lawyers to file a bond that would have stopped the court from sending them to prison.Minutes before they were surrendered to the jurisdiction of the court, LIS Commissioner Lemuel Reeves told journalists that most of the voter registration suspects were picked-up by NEC staff at various polling precincts around Monrovia, but two of them, including a new mother, were arrested when they used their voter registration cards as traveling documents to leave the country to enter Guinea.He did not disclose the particular area they were arrested.“Her voter registration card had on it a Liberian name, Amelia Kollie, which she posed to be, rather than a Guinean,” Commission Reeves alleged.The other Guinean who he said was arrested had a voter registration card with the Liberian name Kollie Flomo.“The remaining nine persons, some of them tried using their own Guinean names and posed as Liberian citizens to obtain the voter registration cards fraudulently, before they were arrested by NEC staff,” the LIS boss further explained.According to Reeves, the NEC and the joint security have carried out a series of arrests of aliens around the country, particularly Guineans, trying to obtain voter registration cards.“Some of them have been processed for prosecution at the areas where they were arrested,” Reeves disclosed.However, he could not say exactly how many aliens have been caught in possession of voter registration cards, or how many have been arrested while attempting to register.Commissioner Reeves said none of those arrested, upon interrogation, ever mentioned that a presidential aspirant was behind their actions; and all denied that any aspirant trucked them into Liberia.“When we investigated them, none of them were able to mention the name of any aspirant, maybe for reasons best known to them,” he maintained.“But, we cannot keep them in our prison more the 24 hours statutory period as provided by the law, so we have to forward them for prosecution.“Some of them are residents in the country, but are not eligible to vote in the election. But, they tried to violate the system and to have themselves obtain our voter registration card, which is illegal under our laws.”The LIS boss used the occasion to warn aliens who are considering registering in the ongoing voter registration exercise to desist from doing so.Commissioner Reeves warned aliens in the country to “stay away from the voter registration process or you will be arrested, because we are stepping up security to work closely with the NEC to carry out mass arrests, because it is not good for our electoral process; and it is a very serious offense.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more