Losing streaks continue for men, women

first_imgMen also lose twoThe Gophers men’s tennis team traveled across the South this weekend but couldn’t find a win.Minnesota fell to Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., and to Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The team has now lost four straight matches.The No. 37 Gophers hung with No. 22 Tulsa but couldn’t finish off the upset.Minnesota failed to capture the doubles point as two match wins gave Tulsa the decision. Minnesota’s No. 1 doubles pairing of Rok Bonin and Mathieu Froment lost its first match as a duo.The Gophers battled on the singles side as Leandro Toledo, Froment and Jack Hamburg won their respective matches. Still, Minnesota couldn’t squeak out a fourth win and fell 4-3 to the Golden Hurricane.Minnesota fell to Arkansas 4-3 on Sunday. The Gophers’ only wins of the day came on the singles side from Toledo, Froment and Brendan Ruddock.Minnesota will host Louisville and Boise State next week at the Baseline Tennis Center.Palen out with monoSenior Alexa Palen didn’t compete for the Gophers women this weekend. Merzbacher said she was diagnosed with mononucleosis.Merzbacher said he hopes to have her back for the meat of the spring schedule. Losing streaks continue for men, womenBoth Gophers teams have lost four matches in a row. Dane MizutaniFebruary 4, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota’s women’s tennis team lost matches to Louisville and Virginia Tech this weekend in Blacksburg, Va., to move its current losing streak to four.Head coach Chuck Merzbacher said the streak isn’t indicative of the way the season will turn out.He said the team has been plagued by injuries and misfortune that has contributed to the skid.“We’re putting together a good doubles and singles lineup with what we have,” he said. “I can’t complain about the effort. It’d just be nice to throw our full throttle at these teams.”Minnesota battled Louisville on Saturday but fell 4-2 in the first match of the weekend.The Gophers earned the first point of the afternoon after wins from their No. 1 and No. 2 doubles squads.But Minnesota dropped all but one singles bout as freshman Jessika Mozia collected the only point with a 6-3, 6-0 win.On Sunday, against Virginia Tech, Minnesota lost the doubles point and won only two matches on the singles side en route to a 5-2 defeat.Natallia Pintusava and Tereza Brichacova were the lone bright spots on the team, as the two bounced back from losses Saturday with wins Sunday.Despite the four straight losses, Merzbacher said his team isn’t feeling sorry for itself.“It’s going to be good for them in the long run,” he said. “It’s just the short term is not as much fun.”Minnesota will continue its cross-country road trip next weekend at Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.last_img read more

Tourism service providers told to safeguard sector

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 89 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Claudia BellotCraft and souvenir vendors and tour operators have been admonished to safeguard the tourism sector by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Claudia Bellot.On Tuesday, 26th February forty craft and souvenir vendors and forty tour operators received certificates of participation for completing a series of refresher courses.Mrs Bellot who attended the ceremony informed the service providers that they are involved in a “service oriented and service sensitive industry”.According to Bellot, the success of their business depends on how well they are able to please your clients as well as meet and surpass their expectations.She noted that from recent reports it has been indicated that some aspect of service standards have declined.“A sector which generates about $3 million in our economy is not a sector to be taken lightly. So those of us who work within the sector have to ensure that we do our best to ensure that the sector continues to thrive. “I urge you as persons in the forefront of providing service to the visitors that we have to work very hard to raise our ratings and ensure that we continue to provide excellent service”, she said.Mrs. Bellot noted that the Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) places great emphasis on ensuring that all tourism stakeholders are provided with the opportunity to upgrade their skills and to remain current in their areas of service within the sector.She identified a misconception that if the service provider thinks that the standard of service they offer is good enough, then it is good enough for the client.In dispelling that notion, however, Mrs. Bellot said “excellent service is always about meeting and surpassing the needs and expectations of the customer”. While a provider may think that he/she has done an excellent job, in fact, “you have left your customer feeling dissatisfied”.She therefore advised the service providers to realize that the impression they give to the visitor is what he/she will take back with them when they leave. “I therefore implore you to ensure that you give the best impression of Dominica,” she noted.The refresher courses were organized by the DDA in collaboration with the Dominica State College (DSC).Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Tourism service providers told to safeguard sector by: – February 28, 2013last_img read more

Busta Warner wins Roseau Valley Football League

first_img Sharing is caring! Warner team; valley league champions 2014.Busta Warner has emerged champion of the 2014 Roseau Valley Football League.Busta Warner defeated the Trafalgar Football Club in a resounding 6-1 drumming on Wednesday September 10, 2014 in the final at Trafalgar.Goal scorers for Busta Warner were Ewin Bruno 4, Sheldon Pierre 1, and Frankie Pierre 1. Errol Blaize scored the only goal for Trafalgar.Busta Warner came to the game full of confidence after having a perfect run during the league and was never defeated. It all started in the opening minutes of the game when the Warner boys capitalized on the lack of communication that was going in Trafalgar defense.Errol Blaize from Trafalgar quickly found the back of Warner net and the game was all square again. Additional sloppy defense mistakes from the Trafalgar team led to a half time score of 4-1 in favor of warner.Trafalgar team moments before the match.With the pressure from the home crowd and a trophy at stake, the plan from Trafalgar was to play the last forty-five minutes like there is no tomorrow but it was not meant to be.The home boys showed a lack of energy and with no fight left in them, two additional goals from warner is the second half ensured that they would go home with the trophy.Captain of the Busta Warner team, Brad Jno Baptiste commented, “I said we would beat that team, that team is not a team to beat us”. He said they had a simple game plan to feed the ball to the striker who he describes has the ability to score any goal. Brad said once Warner gets an invitation they will be coming back to defend the championship.Meanwhile, captain of the Trafalgar team Kimran Jean Jacques said a defeat is not what the team expected. “We had a good plan, but we had a breakdown of the team. No individual player is to be blamed but the entire team.” Jean Jacques also congratulated the Warner team on emerging champions.He further stated that this is a lesson for the team and “we will go back to the drawing board with our coach and work on the areas needed to work on”.– / 6Dominica Vibes News Share Share 229 Views   no discussionscenter_img NewsSports Busta Warner wins Roseau Valley Football League by: – September 12, 2014 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Kaori Icho plans to launch comeback at All Japan Women’s Open Championships

first_img RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Kaori Icho | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES olympics, Tokyo 2020, Kaori Icho, 2020 Olympics center_img KEYWORDS Winners of the competition advance to the All Japan Championships in December, which in turn serves as the qualifier for the World Wrestling Championships next year.The first woman in any sport to win individual gold at four consecutive Olympics, Icho is reportedly eyeing competing in a lighter division than 58 kg in Tokyo. Four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho will return to competition with the aim of earning selection for the 2020 Tokyo Games, sources said Tuesday.Icho, 34, who has not competed since winning the 58-kg division at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, is expected to enter the All Japan Women’s Open Championships in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Oct. 13-14.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Ozil and Kolasinac escape knife-wielding attackers

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil and Arsenal team mate Sead Kolasinac escaped unhurt after an attempted carjacking by knife-wielding attackers in North London yesterday, British media reported. The Dail Mail website said former Germany international midfielder Ozil was driving his black Mercedes when the car was boxed in by motorbike riders wearing helmets.A video clip accompanying the story showed Bosnian defender Kolasinac, who was a passenger, outside the vehicle and confronting the attackers.Ozil was shown in a photograph talking to police outside a Turkish restaurant. The paper said waiters and chefs had rushed to the players’ aid. “Ozil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives,” witness Azuka Alintah told the website.“He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was.”Arsenal said both players were fine and the incident was being treated as a “private matter.” Police said they were called out shortly after 1700 local time after reports of an attempted robbery.“It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car,” a spokesman said.“The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Ezekiel Elliott gets his extension; Antonio Brown finally picks helmet

first_imgThe day before the start of the regular season was all about contracts, and there could be more to come this week.Meanwhile, one player is taking the opportunity to remind people he’s still looking for a job. Colin Kaepernick posts video of himself training with Odell Beckham Jr. Josh Rosen ‘still learning’ Dolphins offense, offensive coordinator says 🔙 in action❕@EzekielElliott | #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/AZ3kkLHz6u— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 4, 2019The Cowboys open the regular season against the Giants on Sunday.Antonio Brown has his helmet, but is still left with finesThe Raiders receiver will wear a Xenith Shadow after previously sporting a Schutt AiR Advantage, which was no longer approved by the NFL because it was deemed outdated. Brown said the new helmet makes him feel “agile and comfortable” while also allowing for “better visibility.”After the summer drama, Raiders’ WR Antonio Brown has opted to play this season in a Xenith Shadow helmet. Brown believes the Xenith Shadow makes him feel more agile and comfortable, and allows for better visibility.RIP, Schutt AiR Advantage. pic.twitter.com/dNFWO9Z8QD— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019Brown had filed two grievances against the league as he hoped to avoid wearing a new model, but he lost both hearings. Given he didn’t have proper headgear until now, he’s left with more than $50,000 in fines he racked up for missing mandatory team activities while the equipment debacle was ongoing.Nick Foles dealing with abdominal sorenessNonetheless, the Jaguars quarterback is still expected to be under center for Jacksonville’s opener Sunday against the Chiefs, but his status is something to be monitored Thursday when the team resumes practice.Foles was held to just 19 snaps in the preseason, all of which came during the third game against the Dolphins. Should his limited availability continue, though, the Jaguars only have rookie Gardner Minshew and second-year quarterback Chase Litton on the depth chart.Two things that don’t matterMelvin Gordon trade market lukewarmMaybe it’s the high asking price, as the Chargers are rumored to be seeking a first-round pick and a fifth-round pick. But the running back hasn’t garnered much interest beyond Philadelphia. The Eagles reportedly proposed sending Jordan Howard to the Chargers in exchange for Gordon and a swap of mid-round picks. However, this would cause the Chargers to take on some of Gordon’s salary, so naturally, the team declined the lopsided trade.Gordon will miss Week 1 against the Colts since he failed to report to the Chargers’ facility this week, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens in Week 2.Atlanta “very, very close” to agreement with Julio JonesThe Falcons receiver never had plans to hold out but team owner Arthur Blank offered some assurance, saying he has every reason to believe the two sides will reach a deal soon.”I’d be surprised and disappointed if we didn’t get it done this week. … I think it’s very reasonable to assume it will get done this week,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Athletic.Jones, who is set to earn $9.6 million in 2019, has two years left on the five-year deal worth $71 million he signed in 2015, though the expectation has long been that he will have a new contract in place before Atlanta kicks off the regular season Sunday against the Vikings. Browns to wear ‘Color Rush’ jerseys as primary uniforms for 2019 season Three things that matterEzekiel Elliott ends holdout after getting Cowboys extensionJust hours after Jared Goff signed a record-breaking deal with the Rams, Elliott got the contract he’s been holding out all offseason for — a six-year deal worth $90 million in new money that included $50 million guaranteed to make him the NFL’s highest-paid running back. The 24-year-old returned to Dallas on Tuesday and was back at practice with the team Wednesday for the first time this year. Related News One video you have to seeA shirtless Odell Beckham Jr. caught passes — including a couple one-handed beauties — from Colin Kaepernick in a video the former 49ers quarterback tweeted.From putting in work predraft, to staying ready against the odds! Love to my Brother @obj – #StillReady🎥: @REL @djtonedef @GaryNgUSC pic.twitter.com/mcSCn8vpHE— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 4, 2019Wednesday’s tweet of the dayBrown let the Raiders know exactly how he felt when he shared a screenshot of his fines to his Instagram story with the caption that read, in part, “when your own team want to hate but there’s no stopping me now.”Antonio Brown posts his displeasure with fines from #Raiders pic.twitter.com/0OMhdwFu7K— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 4, 2019last_img read more

Bravery under pressure

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Police investigate string of shed burglaries

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Be healthy outdoors, part two

first_img false false false Here is part two of Brenda Gill’s advice for keeping healty. Remember: it’s still summer, whatever the thermometer says!Discourage those annoying mosquitoes and other biting insects by increasing garlic in your diet or by taking a supplement, such as  Vitamin B1 complex.  I usually have people take 1/d.  I often make up a homeopathic to minimize the reaction to bug bites.  Another useful tool we use is an natural bug spray to minimize the attraction of bugs.  The one I’ve found to be the best is the Citronella Supreme spray.  EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   Consider a probiotic such as Acidophilus/Bifidus to stave off a possible parasite problem when travelling elsewhere or spending time in the mountains or camping. Vitamin E, aloe vera gel and calendula cream help heal sunburns.  B complex with higher amounts of B6 will help heal tendonitis in the elbow, wrist and other problematic areas, as well as resultant numbness and tingling.Any type of muscle damage such as bruising or impact injuries heal much more quickly with homeopathic Arnica montana.  Taking it as quickly as possible increases the speed of healing.  Putting a few drops in your drinking water helps prevent muscle fatigue and soreness and speeds recovery time.  Homeopathic Ledum taken under the tongue can minimize a puncture wound by a stick or a rock.Any open wound should first be rinsed out with clean water to remove any dirt, then Calendula succuss or tincture applied.  It is the best tool I’ve found!  We use in the office often for any skin cut/scrape or stitches as well.  We have it in our office as a cream or tincture depending on the issue.  Calendula is not only anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, but also helps to increase the healing process of new healthy skin tissue.  I’ve used it very successfully with stitches.  DO NOT apply salves to an open wound because this encourages bacterial growth and infection!Overheating requires immediate attention with sufficient fluids, shade and possible cooling if needed.Bee stings can be minimized by taking homeopathic Apis and wasp stings minimized by homeopathic VespSprains & strains of ankles/wrists/back/hips/knees can be helped with Traumeel.  This is a homeopathic cream when applied topically, repairs ligament/tendon/ nerve and muscle tissue.  It also reduces swelling and inflammation.  Normal 0 These should give you some helpful hints for the summer!Brenda Gill is a naturopath practising in Rossland and Nelson, BC.last_img read more

LVR grad Sean Denison experiences career year playing pro hoops in Romania

first_imgWhen Sean Denison hopped a flight last summer for Romania, he hoped the move to the European Basketball team would be a good one.Well the move proved to be good for CSM Oradea, Denison’s new club, and amazing for the former L.V. Rogers hoop star.Not only did CSM Oradea make history but also Denison realized a happiness about playing the sport again that had been missing for a few years.”It was a successful year for me personally . . . and it was felt really good to play in a competitive league again,” the 28-year-old power forward said after completing the successful campaign in Romania.“We made history all year,” the 6’11” 245-pound Denison added.“First we got a nod from the EuroChallenge league saying we were the best new entry (first year team) in EuroChallenge this season.“For the first time the club made the Romanian Cup final and then for the first time in club history we made the finals in the playoffs.”Unfortunately, CSM Oradea came up short in both finals — losing in the Romanian Cup and League Final — the latter, a six-point setback in the final of the best-of-five series. “That last loss was tough because I felt like we were the better team when we were playing our game and our style,” explained Denison, part of two BC Basketball Championships during his time at Trafalgar Junior and L.V. Rogers High Schools.“But they played very good in the last game and we fought hard so none of us on the team have any regrets.”Denison was a star during his high school days, leading the Bombers to a fourth-place finish at the BC High School AAA Basketball Championships during his senior season after titles in Grade 9 at Trafalgar and Grade 10 Junior crown at LVR.The local hoop star went on to play four seasons at Santa Clara in NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball. He played also for Canada internationally program for some years — the Canadian Senior National Team in 2007, the U21 National Team in 2004 and at the Pan-American Games trials.Denison, who came to Romania following stops in Turkey, Germany and Russia, played 37 Liga Nationala games for CSM Oradea recording 10.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.2bpg  — the latter was fifth best in the league.In six games in EuroChallenge Denison averaged impressive 15.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg and 1.7 bpg and was also voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention Team.“I played very well in EuroChallenge but had a hard time adjusting my game for the referees in the Romanian league,” he admitted.“Almost every away game I would have two fouls in five minutes and have to sit until the third quarter. They just call the game different and there is no governing body to regulate or review their calls. So instead of a block or a steal I would get a foul. “These things add up and as a result I couldn’t play as aggressively as I wanted in the normal league.”Denison, on a one-year contract in Romania, is considering his options for next season. He’s returned to Canada to spend his offseason with his wife, Tricia, and two children in the North Okanagan near Salmon Arm.“Not sure where I will play next year, still looking at the possibilities but I feel great,” he said. “I feel better every year and will continue to work on my game and staying healthy.”No doubt after the 2013-14 campaign, a few teams most likely will be calling for his services.last_img read more