Ireland beat England to claim bronze at EuroHockey Championships

first_img Press Association Elsewhere, Spain beat France 4-3 to maintain their place in the top tier and Belgium’s Tom Boon raced to the top of the tournament’s goal charts by scoring seven times in an 11-4 win over Russia. Ireland claimed their first international medal at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in London with a 4-2 victory over England.center_img Goals from Shane O’Donoghue (two), Alan Sothern and Eugene Magee settled the bronze medal match in Ireland’s favour, with Harry Martin and Adam Dixon replying for England. Germany were handed a Dutch masterclass as Holland claimed their first European title since 2007, and their fourth overall, with a 6-1 victory. Mink van der Weerden scored two of their five first-half goals. last_img read more

Late Ramos header denies Barcelona in Clasico

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA,(Reuters)-Sergio Ramos again proved Real Madrid’s last-gasp hero by heading a 90th-minute equaliser to force a 1-1 draw at champions Barcelona and preserve his side’s six-point lead at the top of La Liga yesterday.Zinedine Zidane’s team looked set to lose their 32-game unbeaten run in all competitions after Luis Suarez climbed highest to head in Neymar’s free kick in the 53rd minute in a ‘Clasico’ that failed to live up to its billing early on.Neymar then curled a shot just over the bar after a breathtaking run into the box while Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi narrowly missed the target for the hosts.Real captain Ramos earned a point that could prove decisive in the title race by powering in Luka Modric’s free kick, just as he had done in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.“We did everything we could to take the three points. We were the superior team but if you don’t take your chances this is what happens,” Suarez said.“We have to stay strong, keep going and hope Real drop points here and there. There’s still a long way to go.”Barca coach Luis Enrique deployed the same team that he said produced the worst display in his tenure to draw 1-1 at Real Sociedad last week and they struggled to prise open an organised Real side.Visiting winger Lucas Vazquez had a penalty appeal waved away in the third minute when he went down under a challenge from Javier Mascherano while Barca called for a spot kick at the other end when Sergi Roberto’s shot was blocked by Raphael Varane.TOO MUCH POWERSuarez’s header opened up the game and Barca went all out to try and kill off their rivals.Neymar sliced open the Real defence but put too much power into his shot while substitute Iniesta shot into the side netting after magnificent play from the Brazilian.Real took their time to offer a response but upped their pursuit of an equaliser as the game wound down. Ramos headed over the bar and Cristiano Ronaldo had an effort cleared off the line by Jordi Alba.Just as Barca thought they had got away with it, however, Ramos had the final say.“We had more chances in the first half and lacked effectiveness but hard work is always rewarded and we still have a big advantage,” said Ramos.Real are top with 34 points from 14 matches while second-placed Barca have 28. Atletico Madrid can move to within a point of the champions when they host Espanyol later on Saturday.Third-placed Sevilla missed the opportunity to take advantage of the ‘Clasico’ draw as they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Granada who recorded their first league win of the season.last_img read more

Young Money

first_imgUSC students talked to a General Electric representative about potential jobs during the Spring 2011 Career Fair on Thursday. The Career Fair was held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Trousdale Parkway. The Spring 2011 Internship Week begins on Monday, Feb. 14 with business firms and ends Thursday, Feb. 17 with gaming and technology companies and non-profit organizations.Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojanlast_img

Former ‘Scrubs’ actor discusses the R-word

first_imgOn Wednesday night, as part of a nationwide campaign to stop the use of the word “retarded” as a derogatory and insulting adjective, actor and National Down Syndrome Society ambassador John C. McGinley spoke to students in the Leavey Auditorium on how young Hollywood has the power to make a change through what they write and produce.Change · Actor and advocate John C. McGinley spoke to students in Leavey Auditorium Wednesday night on ending the use of the R-word. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanMcGinley has been coming to USC for the past few years to speak about this campaign, known as “Spread the Word to End the Word,” in conjunction with Delta Kappa Alpha, the professional cinema fraternity.The actor and advocate, best known for his role on the hit television show Scrubs, is actively involved in the campaign. Along with an interview on KDVR Fox 31’s “Everyday Dish,” McGinley published an article on March 4, a day before Spread the Word’s annual awareness day, in The Huffington Post entitled “What Really Happens When You Use the R-Word” in which he encourages the public to substitute kinder words for the R-word.“Perhaps next time you feel compelled to use the words ‘retard,’ ‘retarded’ or the suffix ‘-tard?,’” wrote McGinley, “Stop. Just for a second. And see if sprinkling your language with love and compassion, doesn’t lead you to discovering a new, different and possibly better way of saying the exact same thing?”McGinley encouraged students at the event to use his blogging and social media efforts as a model for how they should go about raising awareness. On the most basic level, McGinley encouraged students to — when they hear someone use the R-word — say to them, “Is there a better way to phrase what you just said?”McGinley became interested in the movement 17 years ago, when his son Max was born with Down syndrome. Since then, he has been an active participant in a variety of movements to educate the public on Down syndrome and other conditions. He cited the Special Olympic games in particular.“Some of the athletes [in the Special Olympics] are                       self-advocates, which I had never heard of,” McGinley said. “They’d stand up and it started to become a consensus in the room and then it started to get some momentum, and they decided they wanted to do something about it.”One of McGinley’s missions is to have people equate the R-word with other derogatory words such as the N-word, so that it no longer becomes acceptable in everyday conversation.“When we do use that language, there’s zero tax on it,” McGinley said. “If you go around disparaging Jews or blacks or gays or lesbians with disparaging language, there will be an expense, but with the “R-word,” our population can’t A) defend itself, and B) get back at you,” McGinley said.Since becoming involved in the movement, McGinley has made a conscious effort to both not sign onto films that use the R-word and encourage directors and writers to take derogatory language out of their productions.McGinley and the Special Olympic athletes, for instance, wrote a letter to political commentator Bill O’Reilly when he used the R-word on his show, and days later he publicly apologized for using it.“The kids — they had moved the meters an inch,” McGinley said. “They had got a win [over O’Reilly].”Kimberly Goldstein, a sophomore majoring in occupational therapy and psychology, said she tries not to use the R-word in her everyday vocabulary, and she also hopes to encourage friends not to use it as well.“I always make a conscious effort [not to use the R-word] because I think it’s not a word that should be used,” Goldstein said. “But I will make a conscious effort to not have people use it as well so they can understand the magnitude of language in general.”last_img read more

AnnaMarie Gatti wins ACC Pitcher of the Week

first_imgAfter a strong showing at the Big Ten-ACC Challenge in Atlanta this past weekend, Syracuse pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week. This is the first conference honor of her career.The sophomore saw the mound three times this weekend, earning one win, one loss and a save.In the two games against Ohio State, Gatti held the Buckeyes to just three hits in eight innings of play.In Saturday’s contest, the right-hander tossed a complete game shutout against the Buckeyes, giving up just two hits in seven innings in a 1-0 duel.On Sunday, Gatti wasn’t called on until the seventh inning. She came into the game in relief of senior Jocelyn Cater and surrendered one hit, earning the save in the 3-2 game. The duo allowed just three hits total in the seven inning contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Sunday’s save, Gatti’s ERA moved to 2.45, the second best on the SU staff. Her 25.2 innings pitched are the most of any Orange pitcher this season by 8.2 innings, and she leads the team with 10 strikeouts. Comments Published on February 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ashantigold’s woes deepen after being knocked out of FA Cup

first_imgAshantiGold’s troubles were compounded after suffering a humiliating exit  from the MTN FA Cup at the hands of second tier side  Asokwa Deportivo .The Miners were ousted after losing 4-2 on penalties with the game ending 1-1 in regulation time.The Miners conceded on 38 minutes when Ernest Adu beautifully converted a free kick for the hosts.When all it seemed doom and gloom for the Miners, Godfred Rockson popped up to head home a cross on 87 minutes to send the game to penalties.During the penalty shootouts, Asokwa Deportivo converted all first four kicks but Godfre Rockson and Paul Abaka missed their kicks to send Deportivo through.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Dodgers at Mets: Friday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

first_imgDODGERS at METSWhen: 4:10 p.m.Where: Citi FieldTV: SportsNet LA (where available) Loves to face: Jose Reyes, 0 for 11, 2 strikeoutsMETS RHP JACOB deGROM (12-4, 3.29 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 0-2, 2.94 ERAAt Citi Field: 22-12, 2.02 ERAHates to face: Corey Seager, 4 for 12 (.333), 2 doublesLoves to face: Logan Forsythe, 0 for 3, 2 strikeoutsUPCOMINGSaturday: Dodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 8-4, 3.35 ERA) at Mets (RHP Seth Lugo, 5-3, 4.53 ERA), 1:05 p.m., SportsNet LA, Fox Sports 1Sunday: Dodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 3-6, 3.83 ERA) at Mets (LHP Steven Matz, 2-4, 5.50 ERA), 5 p.m., ESPN Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img THE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (6-9, 4.01 ERA)Vs. Mets: 0-0, 5.11 ERAAt Citi Field: 0-0, 7.20 ERAHates to face: Jay Bruce, 4 for 6 (.667), 2 home runslast_img

Hamza Turulja became World vice-champion at the World Karate Championship

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s karate player Hamza Turulja became world vice-champion at the World Karate Championship currently being held in Chile.Our representative won in competition up to the age of 21 considering that he is only 18 years old, and in the grand finale he was defeated by the representative of Morocco.On the road to the finals, Hamza beat champions of India, Hungary, Spain, three-time European champion from France and Chinese Taipei, and this medal is also the only one for BiH in the World Cup in Chile so far.Hamza justified his well-deserved place in the Karate national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the only medal for Bosnia and Herzegovina, silver, but all of us worth gold, and the greatest credit goes to his coaches Asmer Seta and Adnan Besic from the Okinawa Karate Club, news portal reports.last_img read more

Eighth graders Marisa Black and Max Scott win KSHSAA Citizenship Award for 2014

first_img 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 Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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… 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Local · 325 weeks ago Congratulations Max and Marissa! Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down redfanx2 · 325 weeks ago Congrats to Max, Marissa and their parents! Thank you for the example everyone should follow. Be Proud!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 325 weeks ago Congratulations to Max & Marissa! We need lots of good citizens in every generation. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 comments Max Scott and Marissa Black win citizenship award.Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award was presented to Wellington eighth graders Max Scott and Marisa Black.Each year the KSHSAA Citizenship Award is given to deserving recipients based on a number of criteria.•Show respect to the flag, the National Anthem and the Constitution;•Respect both public and private property. •Demonstrate responsibilities in school and in the community.•Work to build school pride through active participation in projects.•Display good sportsmanship whether as a participant or spectator.•Are friendly towards new students and encourage them to become involved in school activities.•Show reverence, concern and respect for the well being of others.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Diontae Johnson injury update: Steelers WR in concussion protocol after helmet-to-helmet hit

first_imgDiontae Johnson’s ears are bleeding after a helmet-to-helmet hit. I’ve never seen that before. @NFL— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) November 15, 2019TIMELINE: Browns, Steelers add another incident to AFC North’s ugly decadeJohnson remained on the ground for a few minutes after the hit before being helped off the field. He was later carted to the locker room.Randall was ejected for the hit. Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson is in concussion protocol after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit from Browns defensive back Damarious Randall, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.Johnson was seen bleeding from his right ear while walking off the field in the third quarter of Thursday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns DB Damarious Randall was ejected for this helmet-to-helmet hit #PITvsCLE— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) November 15, 2019Bleeding from the ear is associated with concussions, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed after the game that Johnson did, in fact, suffer a concussion.Earlier in the game, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster took two helmet-to-helmet hits on one play and suffered a concussion, forcing him out of the game.Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster sustained a concussion on this hit #PITvsCLE— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) November 15, 2019Cleveland defensive backs Greedy Williams and Morgan Burnett hit Smith-Schuster on a pass play over the middle in the second quarter.last_img read more