Yelin announces Syracuse volleyball’s 2 new signees in recruiting class

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse has signed two high school seniors to national letters of intent, head coach Leonid Yelin announced via two SU Athletics press releases Wednesday.Middle blocker Santita Ebangwese and setter Annie Bozzo are the only members of the SU’s recruiting class of 2015.Yelin has expressed his desire to lock up local prospects and landed one in Ebangwese. A Rochester, New York native, Ebangwese was named an Under Armour All-American. At Pittsford Sutherland high school, Ebangwese is a three-time volleyball state champion, according to SU Athletics.Bozzo has been recruited as both a setter and a hitter at Shaler Area High School near Pittsburgh. She will graduate early to attend SU in the spring.“She’s a very good athlete,” Yelin said in a video posted on Cuse.com, “a good student, it’s kind of what we call a package deal.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Women’s T20 tourney proposed by Jamaican sports minister

first_imgOlivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says women could make big impact in T20Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has put forward a proposal for the creation of a T20 cricket tournament for women in the region.Grange concept is one similar to the format currently being played by males in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).    Expand opportunities for women cricketers in the regionWomen cricketers should afforded the same opportunities she argued. “This is my challenge to you. It’s time to expand access and opportunities for women in cricket in our region,” Grange said. Female cricketers would benefit greatlyShe argued that female cricketers in the region would benefit significantly from the exposure and experience to be gained against the background of a global viewership of more than 130 million for the CPL, which is contested by six franchise teams.Speaking at a breakfast meeting with members of defending CPL champions, Jamaica Tallawahs squad on Thursday,  Grange noted that the CPL sponsors were pleased and encouraged by the fact that the CPL, which started in 2013, provides the region’s young male cricketers, with an opportunity to advance their careers.  last_img read more

Memorial Boxing Tournament to start on Saturday

first_imgSeventeenth International Memorial Boxing Tournament ‘Hakija Turajlić’ will be held on 18 and 19 May in organisation of Boxing Association of BiH and boxing club ‘Sarajevo’. Tournament will be held in Skenderija and 65 boxers from Qatar, Albania, England, Scotland and countries from the region will participate, reports Fena.Member of the Organising Committee Said Čolpa said that 10 boxers will represent BiH.Alija Turajlić, brother of deceased Hakija Turajlić thanked organisers for keeping the memory of his brother alive.Semi-final fights will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. after the solemn opening of the tournament.last_img read more

72nd annual Algona Band Day Festival will not be held in 2020

first_imgThe annual Band Day Festival in Algona that regularly features more than a thousand high school musicians from northern Iowa has been cancelled. Algona Schools Superintendent Joe Carter says about 25 bands typically participate.“It’s really tough decision because it’s such a fabulous event for the community, for our kids and all of the participating schools,” he says “but our ability to house that number of schools and their teams — it’s just not something we can safely do that this time.” The event, which has been held annually for the past 71 years, features a parade during the day and a marching band competition at night on the Algona High School’s football field. Algona Chamber of Commerce Director Vicki Mallory says the parade portion of the Band Day Festival presented its own set of problems.“It all comes down to the safety of everyone involved,” she says. “We’re very disappointed, but we’ll come back next year bigger and better.” The Algona Band Day Festival has a traveling trophy that goes to the band with the highest scores from the field and street competitions. It is scheduled the week before the Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Festival. That event has been cancelled as well.last_img read more

SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL IN INISHOWEN DECLARED A SUCCESS

first_imgAn exercise drill involving many of Donegal’s emergency service was declared a success yesterday.The multi-agency Search and Rescue (SAR) took place around the Dunree area.The Sligo Coastguard helicopter dropped members of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team and other agency members onto the Urris Hills. Other searches took place along the coastline.The RNLI carried out sea search and rescue and the operation was later declared a success.The following pictures are courtesy of Seamus Bradley of the DMRT.  SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL IN INISHOWEN DECLARED A SUCCESS was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DMRTRNLISEARCH AND RESCUElast_img read more

Garda whistleblower cleared to return to work in Donegal

first_imgA Donegal-based Garda whistleblower has been medically assessed and cleared to return to duty after being on sick leave for 30 months. The garda claims he suffered panic attacks following an alleged intimidation campaign lasting five years. He claims he had been put under surveillance after he arrested a fellow officer in 2009.Garda Keith Harrison arrested a serving member of the drugs unit in Westmeath for alleged drink-driving seven years ago. He then made claims about how the drunk-driving case was struck out of court on dubious rulings and how evidence relating to the case was stolen by a member of the gardaí. After being on sick leave for two and a half years, Harrison was reportedly assessed by a medical officer and deemed fit for work by the Gardai. It is reported that he can return to work in the coming weeks.Harrison was confined to a desk job and later transferred to Buncrana after the incident in 2009. He was then transferred to Donegal Town. He claimed he was subjected to a hostile environment from his colleagues in both stations. It is now expected that he will be moved to a different station.The garda had been living without an income after the first two years of his sick leave, as his illness benefit payments expired.Garda whistleblower cleared to return to work in Donegal was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more