Emmanuel Wins 4-inch Heel Race

first_imgIn her remarks, the Senior Client Service Manager, Mercy Ukpai Uma, said that the event was also an empowerment programme where ladies receive cash prizes and build their future. “I am excited to be associated with the maiden edition of 4 inch heel race competition. We intend to take this concept to a higher level beyond Nigeria,” she stated.The 19 years old SSCE student, Emmanuel Francisca who emerged as the winner of the maiden edition won a cash prize of N100,000, while Unaigwe Nkiruka Jennifer won the second prize with a cash prize of N50,000 and Azide Judía clinched the third prize, and won for herself N30,000. Other participants went home with consolation prizes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The maiden edition of the much anticipated 4-inch high-heel race came to an exciting end last Saturday with Emmanuel Francesca, a 19-year old secondary school student, as the champion.The unique event which was a mixture of entertainment, leisure and sport attracted 50 ladies between the ages of 18-28 years held in Lagos.Speaking during the event, the organiser and the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, DAK Marketing Services Limited, Elder Dede Kalu, expressed enthusiasm and excitement about the event. According to him, “we are concerned about the numerous injuries ladies encounter on a daily basis while walking on heels. We have provided this platform to inculcate smartness and build confidence in them while wearing heels,” he pointed out.last_img read more

FB : Cohen: SU’s comeback win product of luck more than performance

first_img Published on September 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments I won’t let Syracuse get away with this one. It wouldn’t be fair. It wouldn’t be right.To sit here and say the Orange deserved that season-opening win Thursday night against Wake Forest simply isn’t true.Would you disagree?Well, consider this: The team that racked up 406 yards of offense (or 107 more than its opponent), ran 26 more offensive plays and forced six three-and-outs in the first half alone left the Carrier Dome 0-1.That team which was forced to finish the game without its starting quarterback looked up at the scoreboard in disbelief as it read Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29. SU was nothing but lucky to steal that win away from the Demon Deacons on a night when the visitors were far and away the better side.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Honestly, I do not know,’ Wake Forest nose guard Nikita Whitlock said of the fourth quarter. ‘All I know is there was a lot of ‘ifs,’ ‘ands,’ and ‘buts,’ and ‘shouldas,’ ‘couldas,’ ‘wouldas’ that were not to our advantage late in the game.’In Whitlock’s list, the ‘ifs’ and the ‘wouldas’ are the most relevant. If starting quarterback Tanner Price hadn’t gotten hurt, Wake Forest woulda won.Plain and simple.Price crumpled to the Carrier Dome turf after Orange defensive end Chandler Jones rolled up onto his knees, forcing redshirt junior Ted Stachitas into duty.The fact that Stachitas is most famous for being the quarterback to succeed Tim Tebow at Nease High School in Florida puts the magnitude of the change into context.When Price left the game on his team’s opening drive of the fourth quarter, everything changed.The previously unstoppable Wake Forest offense sputtered with Stachitas under center. His four possessions at quarterback resulted in a punt, an interception, the end of regulation and a turnover on downs to end the game in overtime. Sixteen total plays with 29 net yards and zero points on the scoreboard.‘I think it was a big momentum shift, it was hard to get the momentum to slow down at all,’ Whitlock said of the injury to Price. ‘I think it was a big part of the game.’Prior to the injury, Price abused the Syracuse defense to the tune of 289 yards and three touchdowns through three quarters and three minutes. He and wide receiver Chris Givens toyed with the Orange secondary, hooking up six times for 162 yards and two scores.The shortest reception was 13 yards, and every single one resulted in a first down or touchdown for the Demon Deacons. Givens finished the game with 170 receiving yards — he later caught an eight-yard pass from Stachitas — good enough for fifth-highest total in the country among wide receivers for Week One.Both of his touchdowns exposed flaws in the Orange defense. The first — a 60-yard bomb in which he beat the double coverage of Phillip Thomas and Keon Lyn. The second — a quick pass out to the left sideline that he took 22 yards to the end zone after running right by SU cornerback Kevyn Scott.‘I think the coaches did a great job preparing me for this game with film study, and I was really comfortable with what we were doing offensively,’ Price said.It showed as he picked apart a defense that ranked No. 7 in the country a season ago.But Stachitas was visibly uncomfortable. As the momentum began to swing in SU’s favor, he looked rushed in the pocket. He forced his second pass to Givens, and it was picked off.On the final play of the game, he flung a desperation heave toward Givens in the back right corner of the end zone, but Scott’s provided good coverage and Givens couldn’t haul it in, giving Syracuse the win.SU head coach Doug Marrone will tell you the team ‘accomplished a lot in this game.’ He said as much in his postgame press conference.It was the first time the Orange won back-to-back season openers since the 1999 and 2000 seasons. And the first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since 2003.Yet Marrone also points out how easily the game could have gone the other way.‘We didn’t make plays early in the game, and we were very fortunate to win that game,’ he said.If Price stays in, the Demon Deacons probably keep rolling, and the SU head coach is suddenly forced to explain why his team can’t win at home for a second consecutive year.But it didn’t happen like that. Somehow, Syracuse won when it shouldn’t have.I’m left wondering just how much a team can accomplish in a game it was lucky to winMichael Cohen is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mjcohe02@syr.edu or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Filmmakers receive Student Academy Award nomination

first_imgPhoto courtesy of USC School of Cinematic ArtsRoad to the red carpet · Halima Lucas, a third-year Masters of Fine Arts student in the production program at the School of Cinematic Arts, works with actress Kira Jane Pinkney on the set of Amelia’s Closet.Two graduate students from the School of Cinematic Arts received nominations earlier this month for Student Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Halima Lucas, a student pursuing an MFA within the production department, worked on her film, Amelia’s Closet, for her Thesis 581 class. Lucas did everything herself, from developing ideas to post-production. She credits her success to her team’s cohesiveness. “It has been an amazing collaborative effort from an amazing team,” Lucas said in an interview with the Cinematic Arts department. “We made the film on God’s grace and gaff tape.”Lucas’ story of an 11-year-old girl learning how to face harsh words received recognition under the Narrative category. She is one of seven finalists.“I was stunned and humbled,” Lucas said. “I couldn’t wait to tell the team what we had accomplished. Truly it came together with a team of people who were passionate about the story and deeply committed to the project no matter what we were facing or resources we had.”Lucas worked closely with Helaine Head, an associate professor at SCA. Head mentored Lucas, offering advice and strengthening her direction. According to Head, Lucas’ story captured a perspective not commonly told.“I thought her ideas were great,” Head said. “She had a very personal and unique point of view and experiences not everybody had. She’s a really talented filmmaker who has some interesting ideas and more stories to tell that we would be interested in seeing.”But Head didn’t overwhelm Lucas with guidance. He let her have her own artistic direction to enhance her learning experience.“She can address the problems the way she wants, as opposed to saying, ‘You should put this here,’” Head said, “The object of this exercise was so that people can make a film that reflects their point of view. That will make them stronger when they leave here.”Head felt that Lucas’ production style aligned with the school’s stance on diversity. The school’s admissions team has tried to foster diversity by hiring faculty from different backgrounds and expanding academic opportunities, according to an SCA statement.“This is a place that tries to foster the vision of the students who come here, and we get students that come from a lot of different places and points of view within the United States,” Head said. “Hopefully, they’ll be part of a new wave. Halima will be one of the people who will change the stories that are told and how they will be told.”The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972, and its awardees have included industry giants such as Robert Zemeckis, Spike Lee and Trey Parker, according to the Academy. Student candidates cannot apply individually, but need the endorsement of a faculty adviser in their film school to be considered for an award.Alicja Jasina, a master’s student from the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, created the short film Once Upon a Line. Her story features how a man escapes his dull life by falling in love. She was nominated under the Animation category.The awards ceremony will take place Sept. 22. The University has had long-standing success with Student Academy Awards, with their first victory dating back to 1975. Last year, then-graduate student Alexandre Peralta won the gold medal in the Documentary category for his film Looking at the Stars.last_img read more

Sophomore performs on ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ soundtrack

first_imgSophomore Katherine Ho had 24 hours to submit a demo after being asked by music producer Ben Bram. She performed Coldplay’s “Yellow” in Mandarin for the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)When audiences rushed into theaters Wednesday for the release of “Crazy Rich Asians” — a comedy that has gained significant attention for its representation of Asian culture —  the song they heard accompanying the final scenes was sung by a USC student.The daughter of Chinese immigrants from Thousand Oaks, Calif., Katherine Ho is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences and minoring in songwriting.Her song “Liu Xing” (“Shooting Star”), a Mandarin cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow,” appeared in the final act of the film, marking the end of a dramatic scene between characters Rachel Chu and Eleanor Young. Ho said it was significant to her in the larger context of Asian American representation in Hollywood, particularly in the first major movie with an all-Asian cast since “The Joy Luck Club” was released 25 years ago.“To me, the Mandarin lyrics tell a story of taking a leap of faith to pursue a dream or person/thing you love,” Ho wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “On a broader level, for me, this song embodies what it means to be Asian American. Getting to put a Mandarin twist on one of my all-time favorite Western songs was a sort of musical marriage between the two cultural worlds that have shaped my identity.”Ho delved into the world of music at a young age. She started playing classical piano at age five and began taking voice lessons at nine. Since then, Ho has been singing and dancing in every annual production of the Chinese New Year show in her hometown.Her first professional singing job was as a children’s choir singer in the film “Valentine’s Day,” before she went on to start a YouTube channel in eighth grade dedicated to covers, live performances and original songs.In high school, Ho performed in choir and music clubs, competed on Season 10 of NBC’s reality television competition, “The Voice,” and attended an a cappella summer camp for three years.In January 2017, Ho received a phone call from Ben Bram, one of the camp’s founders, asking if she could sing in Mandarin and if he could submit her work for a film/TV project. Ho had to submit a partial demo of Coldplay’s “Yellow” in Mandarin within 24 hours. A few days later, after she started losing hope in the opportunity, Ho received a email saying she got the job and immediately called her parents to share the good news. “I couldn’t believe that I would have the honor of being attached, even in a minor way, to the same project as my idol Constance Wu,” Ho wrote. “My mom and dad were super proud and happy — they have always unconditionally supported my singing, and I think the fact that I got to sing in Mandarin made it all the more special.”While lots of practice went into preparing herself for the recording session, it wasn’t until about an hour before that a Warner Brothers executive called Ho and told her the song was for “Crazy Rich Asians.”Ho said that despite the song’s significance in the film, it almost didn’t make it in the final version. After Coldplay initially rejected the proposal to use the track, the film’s director, John Chu, who graduated from USC in 2003, wrote the band a letter on what the song meant to him. “He explained how their song transformed “yellow” from a derogatory, ugly, negative term to a beautiful, magical one that re-defined his self-image,” Ho said in an email to the Daily Trojan.Following the release of the film, many viewers have reached out to Ho to share their emotional experiences when listening to the song. “One of the most memorable messages I have received is from a 26-year-old Chinese American who told me that the song was ‘the first time in my life I thought that this language, the language of my family and my culture, was beautiful.’” Ho wrote. Alongside Ho, several other Trojans were involved in the making of the film.  Cheryl Koh, who graduated in 2018 with a degree in business administration, sings the opening and remixed  the credit song “Money (That’s What I Want)” with Awkwafina, while Kina Grannis, who graduated in 2007 with a degree in social sciences sings “Can’t Help Falling in Love” during the wedding scene. Ho said she felt grateful to be a part of a “historic” film. “Seeing people that looked like me represented on screen was honestly quite an eye-opening, emotional experience whose value is hard to put into words,” Ho said.last_img read more

Roundtable: State of Syracuse men’s basketball heading into ACC play

first_img Published on January 6, 2020 at 9:58 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ The first half of Syracuse’s season has left much to be desired. Though SU handled lesser-talented out-of-conference opponents like Oakland, North Florida and Bucknell, the Orange stumbled through the BIG10/ACC Challenge and NIT Season Tipoff games in the Barclays Center. Still, the Orange were a blown whistle away from sending Notre Dame to overtime and possibly winning their fourth-straight game.As conference play heats up, SU (8-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) has sunk toward the bottom of a struggling ACC.Here’s what our beat reporters think about three major storylines thus far:With the conference in somewhat of a down year, how many ACC teams will make the NCAA Tournament and how many conference wins would SU need to be one of them?Nick Alvarez: I’d definitely consider this a down year for the ACC. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi has just five teams slated for the big dance, the fourth-most from any conference. I think that number rises a bit, let’s say seven, due to conference play artificially boosting lower-tier teams — like Georgia Tech, who just beat North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’d also keep an eye on Notre Dame, and that’s only partial recency-bias after they outlasted Syracuse in the Carrier Dome last weekend. The combination of T.J. Gibbs’ shooting and John Mooney’s interior dominance (he leads the nation with four 16-point, 16-rebound games) sold me on the Irish’s ability to beat up on lower-tier ACC teams, get to 20 wins and secure a tournament berth. Where does that leave Syracuse? Well, the Orange are a perennial bubble team and conference play usually gives them the opportunity for marquee wins. But with the ACC struggling, the Barclays Center losses loom large. Even if they pull off home upsets against Duke and North Carolina, I can see the overall resume costing the Orange, like it did in the 2016-17 season when 19 wins left them hosting the NIT.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael McCleary: I’d say six. Maybe seven. For Syracuse’s sake, they’d definitely hope for the latter. As far as the NET rankings go, the Orange aren’t too far out of it. At least they’re not done for already. SU currently ranks 88th in the NET rankings, which is the ninth-ranked team in the ACC. But the distance from nine to seven is only nine slots, and the team the Orange would need to catch is Notre Dame. Syracuse just lost a close one to the Irish, and while it does no actual good for their resume, if the Orange gather some resume-boosting wins in the second half I could easily see the committee giving SU the edge. Here’s the problem for Syracuse: To earn that edge, they would need among their best conference years in recent memory and they need the ACC to improve too. Nick made a good point above that the conference will probably get the boost that it always does because ACC wins are continually given a lot of weight. But if Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech don’t win big conference games, Syracuse’s wins over against them could be insignificant. Sure, the Orange can get into the tournament by beating Duke, Louisville, Virginia, Virginia Tech and NC State, but what’s the likelihood of that? The more likely scenario is SU pulls off some good wins against ACC teams that have increased their own credibility by way of their own quality wins. If that’s the case though, Syracuse’s early season struggles may still cause the Orange to find themselves behind the very teams they beat.Josh Schafer: The NET rankings currently have six ACC teams in the top 68 right now and it’s hard to see that changing too much. As Michael said, there’s a chance that a seventh ACC team slides in but with the conference having a weak nonconference showing, the lower teams beating each other up won’t help resumes that much.The ACC record for teams in the tournament is nine, which was set in 2018 and Syracuse qualified with eight wins. Last year, the conference had seven teams in the tournament and Syracuse qualified with 10 conference wins. Since the logic indicates when the conference is down, Syracuse needs more wins, the Orange probably needs somewhere around nine more conference wins in its final 17 ACC matchups.The real deal breaker for Syracuse won’t necessarily be how many wins but against which teams. Syracuse hosts North Carolina this year and that game is quickly slipping as a marquee matchup. But the Orange do host Duke and travel to Louisville. With an average (at best) nonconference performance, Syracuse will either need an eye-popping win against one of the powerhouses or must consistently beat up on other mid-tier ACC teams to qualify for the tournament. From what we’ve seen thus far, it’s hard to predict the latter.Against Notre Dame, SU played seven players, with Elijah Hughes, Marek Dolezaj and Buddy Boeheim playing all 40 minutes. Out of Syracuse’s role players, who do you expect to have the biggest impact in ACC play and down the stretch?N.A.: Marek Dolezaj. Syracuse’s do-everything forward offers something more than the shooting prowess displayed by the triumvirate of Hughes, Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard III: Interior playmaking. He’s shown the ability to go coast-to-coast, providing a potential boost to SU’s transition woes if he can start passing on the break, and he’s been more willing lately to heave mid-range jumpers while defenses focus on the 3-point line. SU is a shooting team. We know that. The problem is that every other ACC team is aware of that, too. For the Orange to make a strong ACC run and piece together an NCAA Tournament resume, they’ll have to offer something different. Dolezaj’s dynamism could be the answer. And on the defensive end, while Bourama Sidibe continues to struggle, Dolezaj will repeatedly be thrust into the center role in the 2-3 zone. We’ve talked about it endlessly, but Syracuse’s interior defense is its weakness and it will look to Dolezaj to handle the likes of Louisville’s Steven Enoch and Duke’s Vernon Carey Jr.M.M.: I’d say Bourama Sidibe. If we use the Notre Dame loss as an example, even without Elijah Hughes scoring at all, Syracuse stayed in the game early in the first half because Sidibe dominated on the offensive glass. Sidibe has the ability to do that, as he showed Saturday. But he was also wildly ineffective in the second half. Jim Boeheim said teams beating the Orange on the inside is a constant struggle for SU, and that might be an understatement. Sidibe is certainly a major culprit. But, he’s also the only Syracuse player with a large enough frame to make an impact down low. Jesse Edwards is too raw at this point, Marek Dolezaj is not strong enough and Quincy Guerrier probably fits better at the power forward spot. If Sidibe can get going — that means improving his defense, remaining consistent rebounding the ball and adding an element of offense off put-backs, dump-offs and lobs — he can turn a middling Syracuse team into a real threat.J.S.: If the last five minutes against Notre Dame are any indication, Joe Girard III could be the player that helps this Syracuse team win some tough games. The point guard position has been a question for Syracuse since the season started, and Girard has slowly solidified his role up top.Though he turned the ball over four times against Notre Dame, his 10-point run late in the second half nearly won the game for the Orange – Girard finished with 20 points. Girard flipped a switch similar to what many saw him do in high school and it appeared like he couldn’t miss for those few minutes against the Fighting Irish.The best part of that performance is Syracuse didn’t need Girard to do it for 40 minutes. Elijah Hughes is the scorer for this Orange team, but if Girard can catch fire in short spurts, he can be the third scoring option Syracuse desperately needs. How consistently Girard can help spark runs and hit 3-point shots could decide whether this Syracuse team finds a way to make a run in conference play.Does Elijah Hughes deserve to be considered for ACC Player of the Year?N.A.: Considered? Yes. Win? Not at all, barring a historic Syracuse conference run. Hughes is far and away the best player on this team and there may be only a handful of defenders in the ACC that can stop him one-on-one. Yet, I fall into the category of thinking that team performance matters in awards like these. Carey might be one of the final stalwarts of the one-and-done era and Louisville’s Jordan Nwora is an all-around talent who, in my opinion, will carry Louisville to an ACC tournament title. Hughes will continue to stuff the stat sheet, and probably post the triple-double he nearly got against Niagara, but playing in low-stakes contests hurts his case. It should do wonders for his draft stock, however.M.M.: Absolutely. I actually think he can win it, too. I agree with Nick’s point that team performance has to factor in a little, but Hughes is for real. Hughes ranks in or near the top-five in nearly every statistical category in the ACC and can go on absolute scoring explosions at any given moment. It will probably take a signature moment, but from watching Hughes the entire year, he’s been the best player on the court in every game he’s played — including against Virginia, Georgetown and Notre Dame. His biggest competitors at this point are probably Carey, Tre Jones, Cole Anthony and Nwora. Despite a down year in the conference overall, there’s no shortage of individual talent. Anthony’s case will struggle (despite being the best overall player, probably) because of missed time due to injury. Among the rest, none of them have an individual skill as good as Hughes’ shooting. The fact he’s not on every NBA Draft Big Board by now is absolutely mind-boggling. A player like Hughes could, and probably should, get drafted in the first round. Eventually, that talent will shine through in the biggest games SU will play this season. That alone could be enough to keep him in the conversation.J.S.: Syracuse has never had an ACC Player of the Year, but that doesn’t mean Hughes can’t be the first.Part of the reason this question is hard to answer is because it’s unclear what matters most when these things are voted on. Recent history (the last five players were from Duke, North Carolina or Virginia) indicates that the player needs to be on a good team. But the counter argument to that would be if Hughes proves himself to be the best player on the court in losing efforts to the conference’s top teams, he’ll be hard to ignore.The lack of support around Hughes will attract a lot of defensive pressure. If he still scores and creates opportunities for others while being the center of defensive attention, there’s no way he’s not in consideration. Commentslast_img read more

US Open 2017: Sharapova Knocked out by Sevastova

first_imgSharapova, ranked 146th after returning from a doping ban in April, was given a wildcard into the main draw.The 2006 champion had played just one match since May coming into Flushing Meadows, with injuries forcing her out of the grass-court season and US Open build-up.She played superbly to upset world number two Simona Halep on the first day of the tournament, and then beat Timea Babos and Sofia Kenin on her way to the last 16.Sevastova proved too strong, however, the 5ft 5in Latvian’s defensive skills and ability to create angles ultimately derailing the Russian.“The first set was very close, it could have gone either way,” said Sevastova.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running every ball, and just stayed there.”Sharapova ended the match with 51 errors to 42 winners as she pressed too hard in trying to break down Sevastova’s brilliant defence.The Latvian went close to taking the first set after coming back from 4-1 down, but Sharapova clinched it with two magnificent forehands in game 12.The momentum had already begun to swing though, and Sevastova would level thanks to a single break at 2-1 in the second – in one rally lobbing Sharapova twice, prompting the Russian to scramble left-handed in desperation.A six-minute bathroom break ahead of the decider apparently did not have the desired effect as Sharapova quickly fell 3-0 down.She had said after her opening match that “this girl has a lot of grit”, and it was in evidence as she cut the deficit to 3-2, but in the end Sevastova had too much.Sharapova fought off three match points before a big first serve left the five-time major winner flailing at a return that flew wide after two hours and 17 minutes. Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round.Latvia’s Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in New York.The 27-year-old will play Sloane Stephens in the quarter-finals, after the American beat Julia Goerges. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Miami-Dade County Sued Over Immigration Policy

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of University of Miami The University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic has filed a federal suit against Miami-Dade County for illegally detaining a U.S. citizen under its controversial jail policy of holding people in lockup for immigration authorities.The suit, filed on behalf of an 18-year-old US citizen, asks Miami-Dade County and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez for monetary damages.The lawsuit, joined by the law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, challenges Miami-Dade County’s policy of detaining people beyond the end of their criminal custody solely for a suspected civil immigration violation.Adopted by Mayor Gimenez on January 26, 2017, the immigration detainer policy violates the U.S. Constitution, including the prohibition against unlawful seizures under the Fourth Amendment and the guarantee of due process under the Fourteenth Amendment, according to the filing. Florida law also prohibits jail officials from detaining people for civil immigration purposes.Garland Creedle was jailed at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after police arrested him after an alleged domestic dispute. Creedle paid his bond shortly after he was arrested, but county jail officials failed to release him and instead held him for immigration officials. No criminal charges were ever filed in court against Creedle.Miami-Dade County has been detaining people in jail for federal immigration enforcement officials ever since President Trump threatened in January to cut off funding for cities deemed “sanctuary cities.”Creedle was born in Honduras to a U.S. citizen father and has been a U.S. citizen since birth. Immigration authorities have been aware of Creedle’s U.S. citizenship since 2015, when they filed a motion to terminate immigration court proceedings against Creedle because he is a U.S. citizen.“The Mayor and County Commissioners failed to listen to our community’s overwhelming opposition to this immigration jail policy,” said Rebecca Sharpless, attorney for Garland Creedle and director of the Immigration Clinic at Miami Law. “Mixing our local criminal justice system with federal immigration enforcement is not only bad policy, it is illegal. We are all now paying the price.”Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

Spanish Copa Del Rey: Top Sides Atletico, Villareal Falter

first_imgAtletico Madrid continued their recent wobbles as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Elche in what was the first leg of their round of 32 clash in the Spanish Copa Del Rey.Ghanaian international midfielder Thomas Parley gave Diego Simeone’s side the lead before Lolo netted a second half penalty to give the home side a creditable result against one of the top teams in Spain ahead of the second leg slated for the Wanda Metropolitano next month. The draw was Atletico’s third in the last four games.Villareal also have work to do in the second leg after they were humbled 1-0 at lowly Ponferradina with Cidoncha getting the only goal of the game. The Yellow Submarines will host the second leg in November. Round of 32 1st leg Results:Eibar 1-2 Celta VigoElche 1-1 Atletico MadridReAl Valladolid 1-2 LeganesPonferradina 1-0 VillarealSD Formentera 1-1 Athletic BilbaoRelatedlast_img read more

Michigan State collecting data at Island Park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State University is currently collecting data from Alpena’s own Island Park. Researchers have planted bug traps around the park to monitor the species in the area.While they’re not hoping to find any, they’re watching for species that aren’t native to Michigan. One example is the Asian Longhorned Beetle, which has been found in Ontario, and our nearby states Illinois and Ohio.Research Technician with Michigan State, Paige Payter says these bugs could have devastating effects on Michigan’s environment, including the state’s maple trees. “Losing a large population of trees like that would be devastating to Michigan as a whole and the economy as well,” she said. “So, if it does get here, we’ll do what we need to do and keep it out.”These traps are meant to be used as early indicators of non–native bugs so action can be quickly taken. Unfortunately, if they are discovered, trees in the area will need to be cut down, but Payter says it would be worth it in the long run. “No one likes to see big beautiful trees get cut down and not even get turned into anything, but you have to make sure if it’s detected that you’re removing any kind of tree that could potentially become a host for it,” said Payter.The traps are usually placed in May and are checked once a month.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Michigan State UniversityContinue ReadingPrevious Local organization hosts summer pig roast fundraiserNext Relief is available for Michigan farms and agricultural processorslast_img read more

Grbavac released the list of players for World Handball Cup

first_imgFrom 14 July to 1 August BiH will be the host of World U-21 Handball Cup, and manager of BiH National team Zdenko Grbavac has released the list of 22 players who’ll play during the Cup.Trainings of BiH team will start on 8 June on Vlašić and will last until 21 June, afterwards they’ll have 5 free days, and then trainings will continue.List of U-21 players: Denis Serdarević (Fenix Toulouse), Josip Ćavar (Redbergslids), Amer Novljanin (Midtjylland), Damjan Šarac (Zrinjski), Enes Skopljak (Bosna Visoko), Ivan Miličević (Čapljina), Haso Ćosić (Čelik), Andrija Bubalo (HSG Varel), Muhamed Zulfić (Bosna BH Telecom), Josip Ereš (Izviđač), Petar Bubalo (HSG Varel), Elis Memić (Bosna BH Telecom), Dejan Malinović (Borac), Josip Perić (Bosna BH Telecom), Said Ajkunić (Drott), Stefan Janković (Borac), Tarik Kasumović (HSV Gotzenhaim), Ivan Milas (Borac), Nemanja Bezbradica (Borac), Tarik Vranac (Bosna Visoko), Elmir Građan (Goražde), Damir Haliković (Bosna BH Telecom)(sportsport.ba)(photo: eurosport)last_img read more