Argos Fall 12-6 to North Alabama in Game Two of GSC Tournament

first_img   CLEVELAND, Miss. –  The University of West Florida baseball team fell to the bats of North Alabama 12-6 in game two of the 2010 Morgan Keegan Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Argos grabbed an early first inning lead but could not hold off the offensive power of the Lions as they pounded out 18 hits in the contest. After pulling within one late in the game the Argos surrendered five unanswered runs to fall 12-6.Kyle Brown led off the game with a base hit, the first hit West Florida has got off Lion’s starter Trey Mitchell this year. Earlier in the season Mitchell tossed a no-hitter against the Argos in a 3-0 win for North Alabama. The Argos added two more hits in the inning off Mitchell, a RBI single from Zach Cates and a two-run single from Greg Pron to give them a 3-0 lead.Argo’s starter Jason Postill held off the Lions for the first two innings but then ran into some trouble in the third. After striking out the first batter of the inning the Lions then knocked five base hits in the inning, including a two-run single by Josh Cyr to give them a 4-3 lead. In the fifth the Argos re-took the lead with a two more runs on RBI singles by Tyler Hastings and Jack Materne. The lead would be short lived as the Lions put up three more runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 7-5 lead. After a run in the sixth from the Argos pulled within one but the Lions once again responded back in the bottom half of the inning on a solo homerun by Jacob Lamar. The game would get out reach in the seventh as they tacked on four more unanswered runs, going on to take the game 12-6.With the loss the Argos fall to 34-17 overall and will now have to battle a tough road to a conference championship. They will take on Alabama-Huntsville in at 9:30 a.m. CT in an elimination game.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Photo courtesy of Kim Hastings Sharecenter_img Argos Fall 12-6 to North Alabama in Game Two of GSC Tournamentlast_img read more

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CSPPA partners with universities to study mental health in CS:GO

first_imgRELATED: CSPPA appoints Mads Øland as full-time CEOThe CSPPA is hoping the survey will help “advance the current lack of understanding of the factors influencing mental health in CS:GO.”In a statement, the association added: “By [using the survey], we will be in a better position to support professional players to deal with the intense demands of professional gameplay. The findings of the project may help other esports better understand the mental health of their players and highlight the importance of mental health to the broader esports ecosystem.”Esports Insider says: Mental health is a serious topic, not just in esports but universally. There are several instances of players expressing poor health in esports, not just in CS:GO, so something does indeed need to put in place to help with the turmoil of rigorous practice and travel. Hopefully, by performing this study, and by spreading more awareness, the CSPPA can ignite more conversation and ideas to help combat symptoms of stress and burnout.Listen to ESI Network, a suite of esports podcasts The Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) has partnered with the University of Chichester and the University of Winchester to conduct a survey of CS:GO players’ mental health.The survey, led by Dr. Phil Birch, Ben Sharpe, and Dr. Matt Smith, will help identify factors influencing mental health in professional CS:GO players. The CSPPA released a statement revealing that preliminary evidence found that “elite CS:GO players face significant stressors in their competitive lives.”Photo credit: CSPPARELATED: HUYA acquires broadcast rights to ESL CS:GO and Dota 2 eventsThis is said to be the first study of its kind, utilising “the expertise of researchers, professional players association, and ex-professional players and coaches.” Mental health has already been a major concern in CS:GO. Earlier this year, Astralis player Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander announced a temporary medical leave, revealing his struggle with “symptoms of stress and burnout.” His Danish teammate Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth also took leave, elsewhere Olof “olofmeister” Kajbker left FaZe Clan’s active roster to recover from fatigue.Shortly after gla1ve stepped down, the CSPPA released a statement on Twitter titled “We need to talk about mental health issues in professional CS:GO and esports.” The association announced plans to reach out to players and teams to discuss initiatives to improve mental health. 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img read more

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Sports deaths 2015: Banks, Gifford, Smith, Tarkanian, Berra

first_imgIn this 1970 file photo, Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks poses. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83. (AP Photo/File)The loss column is where to look in the standings. Those are the ones that can never be made up.And losses, of a different kind, hit Philadelphia in 2015 with the deaths of two 76ers centers — backboard-busting Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone, who gave basketball a math lesson with his playoff sweep prediction of “Fo’, Fo’, Fo’” that fell just short.Joining them was Dolph Schayes, the Syracuse Nationals center who briefly played for and coached Philadelphia in its Wilt Chamberlain days.There were losses in baseball of Joaquin Andujar, Dean Chance, Darryl Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Bill Monbouquette, Al Rosen. In hockey, the bespectacled Islander coach Al Arbour and the great Canadiens winger Dickie Moore.Losses of boxing champions Gene Fullmer and Bob Foster. And in football of Ken Stabler, the left-handed quarterback of the renegade Raiders, and Garo Yepremian, whose slapstick field-goal attempt lives on in Super Bowl lore.Losses of those who cut a path for Black players to follow: Minnie Minoso (baseball), Earl Lloyd (basketball), Pete Brown, Calvin Peete, Charlie Sifford (golf); and Mal Whitfield (track).And those while on the job: IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, struck by debris at Pocono and gone the next day at 37.Below, other losses, lives that soared across the games:In this Aug. 31, 1955, file photo, Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks, center, demonstrates the long stride and wrist action which has brought him close to the leaders in the National League home run race at Ebbets Field in New York. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83. (AP Photo/File)ERNIE BANKSLots of players are in the Hall of Fame. But how many bring a credo, a way of life, with them? “It’s a great day for baseball. Let’s play two.” Ernie Banks wouldn’t have it any other way.He came up in the old Negro Leagues, a skinny shortstop with a whip-fast swing and sinewy wrists, playing his way into the hearts of Chicago baseball fans.At a time when the National League could point to the mighty Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson, Banks stood beside them as noble peer. He died at 83.He played 19 seasons and hit 512 homers. And he did it for the Cubs, who for more than a century have crafted the art of frustration and defeat.Banks never made it to the postseason but he did make the All-Star team 11 times and was MVP in 1958 and 1959. He was a Gold Glove shortstop before switching to first base.But the stats, in all their indisputable evidence, don’t’ account for why there is a statue of “Mr. Cub” outside Wrigley Field or his No. 14 flies on the left-field foul pole.Banks spoke to the transcendent joys of sports. He always found time to chat with fans. He never was ejected from a game and never argued with umpires. Why stoop to such pettiness when it’s a privilege to play baseball?He once said the “riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.” The thrill he wanted most eluded him: hitting three homers in the last game of the World Series at Wrigley. But, as Hall of Famer Al Kaline reminds, Cubs fans had ample compensation.“They never got to see a World Series,” he said. “But they can always say they got to see the great Ernie Banks.”___FRANK GIFFORDHis was the golden life.The USC All-American with chiseled looks who became the face of the great New York Giant teams of the 1950s and ’60s and then rode another wave of celebrity in the “Monday Night Football” booth and as husband of TV host Kathie Lee Gifford.Frank Gifford often said his life was divided into three parts, and each was a blueprint in elegant living. Not everyone at Yankee Stadium shares a locker with Mickey Mantle.Gifford — a running back, defensive back, wide receiver and special teams player — played in five NFL title games and was the league’s MVP in 1956. Giants co-owner John Mara called him “the ultimate Giant.”In 1960, a pulverizing hit by the Eagles’ Chuck Bednarik (who also died this year, at 89) left Gifford with a head injury so severe he didn’t return to football until 1962. In 1964, Gifford was back in the Pro Bowl.For many, though, Gifford was the calm at the center of the rollicking storm of “Monday Night Football.” On one side of Gifford was Howard Cosell, all bombast and grandiloquence, a raging Jeremiah in a network blazer. On the other was Don Meredith, ladling out country corn as if accompanied by the banjo soundtrack of “Deliverance.” It was left to Gifford to return everyone to Planet Football. “Third and long, two receivers split wide .”Gifford died at his Connecticut home at 84. Months later, his family said he showed signs of degenerative brain disease. (Two of Bednarik’s daughters said their father had dementia, tied to football injuries.) The Gifford family took comfort in knowing Frank Gifford “might be an inspiration for others suffering from this disease that needs to be addressed.”in this May 5, 1984 file photo, North Carolina guard Michael Jordan, left, and Tar Heels coach Dean Smith are shown at a news conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., where Jordan announced he would forfeit his final year of college eligibility to turn pro. Smith, the North Carolina basketball coaching great who won two national championships, died “peacefully” at his home Saturday night, Feb. 7, 2015, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith’s family. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)DEAN SMITHIf college basketball had a Mount Rushmore, a place in the mountainside would be carved for Dean Smith.He was the soul of basketball at North Carolina. He led the Tar Heels to 11 Final Fours, won national titles in 1982 and 1993, gave the sport its clock-draining Four Corners offense, earned an Olympic title in 1976 and coached some of the game’s best. Among them was Michael Jordan, who said he loved Smith for always being there when he needed him.Roy Williams, the current Tar Heels coach, lauded Smith as the “perfect picture of what a college coach should have been.” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Smith helped “mold men of integrity, honor and purpose.”Smith died at 83, his basketball roots going back to Kansas, where played on a Jayhawks team coached by Phog Allen that won the 1952 NCAA title. Smith would go on to surpass Adolph Rupp for the most coaching victories in men’s Division I (879 in 36 seasons). Krzyzewski now has the record.Off the court, Smith left a different imprint. He was among the first to recruit black athletes in the South, helped integrate a Chapel Hill restaurant and, in his way, spurred the civil rights movement.“Basketball,” President Barack Obama said in connection with Smith, “can tell us a lot more about who you are than a jump shot alone ever could.” In 2013, Smith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.“Sometimes the word legend is used with too little thought,” said John Swofford, the Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner and former North Carolina athletic director. “In this instance, it almost seems inadequate. He was basketball royalty.”In this Nov. 15, 1995, file photo, Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian watches his team play Weber State during the preseason NIT in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo/Thor Swift, File)JERRY TARKANIANHe was a sketch artist’s dream: the basset-hound eyes, the bald head, the forlorn look and, of course, the towel clamped between his teeth.Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball power at UNLV, coaching teams full of bravado that became a dazzling piece of the Strip’s high wattage. He was also in perpetual war with the NCAA, a legal entanglement spanning his career at Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State.The casino lights dimmed when Tarkanian died at 84, three days after Dean Smith. Las Vegas pays homage to headline acts.Tarkanian was the consummate teacher on the court, preaching a fierce defense that may not have gotten full due because of all the noise from the Runnin’ Rebels’ amped-up offense.He drew respect from coaches and love from players. But the NCAA sang no songs for “Tark the Shark.” Lawsuits do that. (Tarkanian won a $2.5 million settlement, but the sting never left.)Tarkanian was among the first to rely on junior college players and go with all-black lineups. The NCAA felt he played fast and loose with rules. Probation followed his teams. A photo of UNLV players in a hot tub with a game fixer only heightened the team’s outlaw aura. For his part, Tarkanian felt the NCAA pounced on small schools while letting the big boys off easy.Tarkanian coached the likes of Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony. The Rebels made it to four Final Fours and won the 1990 title, shredding Duke 103-73 in the final. In all, he coached 31 seasons (19 at UNLV). Only twice did he not win 20 games in a season.“I knew right from Day One I wanted to be a coach,” he said. “Coaching has been my entire life.”___YOGI BERRAAfter all the countless tributes — his decency, his friendship, his love of family, his dignity, his faith, his wit (intentional or otherwise), his valor in battle — it’s important to never lose sight of this:What a player he was.Yogi Berra, the anchor behind the plate of all those imperious Yankee teams, played 19 seasons in the majors in a career covering three decades. He was the American League MVP three times (1951, 1954, 1955). He played on 10 World Series winners and in 75 World Series games — both records. He made 18 straight All-Star teams.Casey Stengel once said Berra understood how every hitter should be pitched to. He caught Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, his leap into the pitcher’s arms a moment frozen in baseball history.But No. 8, the Hall of Famer with that welcoming mug of a face who died at 90, was more than all the compilation of his records. He managed for George Steinbrenner, and stood head and shoulders above the owner’s unending tirades. Berra always had the right thing to say, and say it as only he could. He became the country’s everyman philosopher, coming off the bench to pinch-hit for Mark Twain and Will Rogers.“The Baseball Encyclopedia” speaks to one side of Berra, “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations” the other: “You can observe a lot by watching”; “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”; “I really didn’t say everything I said.”“Yogi was a beacon of Americana,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said.Jorge Posada, another ex-Yankee catcher, said Berra “made you feel good inside.” Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken knew he was in special company when Berra was around.“When Yogi spoke, everyone was quiet and hung on every word,” he said. “He owned the room.”___Contributing to this report were AP sports writers Aaron Beard, Tim Dahlberg, Mike Fitzpatrick, Ben Walker, Barry Wilner and AP writer Mike Stewart.last_img read more

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Deal reached for Ronaldo-led investment group to take over Valladolid

first_img Mariano called up by Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr left out 01/09/2018 An investment group led by former Brazil star Ronaldo Nazario has reached an agreement with the current Real Valladolid president, Carlos Suarez, to take buy 51 percent of the club’s shares for 30 million euros.  RELATED STORIES All Barcelona’s squad numbers for the season ahead Ronaldo’s plan, therefore, seems to be to take a seat in the background. EFE Suarez is happy to take on the role of CEO and for the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker to become president, but souces close to the deal says that is not a deal-breaker for Ronaldo.  IN SPORT.ES Ronaldo llega a un acuerdo para hacerse con el Valladolid The newspaper El Norte de Castilla revealed the details of the operation on Saturday. All that’s left to be decided is who will take on certain roles at the club, although the idea is that Carlos Suarez continues to be involved.  Upd. at 17:21 CESTlast_img read more

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Galway footballers injury crisis deepens for trip to Monaghan

first_imgThe Tribesmen, however, have been hit with further injury setbacks as Declan Kyne, Cillian McDaid and Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh (shoulder) will all be sidelined for a number of weeks, with Kyne (ankle) and McDaid (foot) set to miss the remainder of the league. Long term injuries to Damien Comer, Eamon Brannigan, Paul Conroy and Adrian Varley continue to be monitored, while John Daly has also not played due to injury since lining out against Mayo in the FBD League last month. With the Corofin contingent absent due to their upcoming All Ireland club semi final on February 16th, manager Kevin Walsh is facing something of a crisis heading to Iniskeen on Sunday. Galway and Monaghan had little or no history in the league until the sides drew 1-8 apiece in the league in 1981, a year in which Galway last went on to win the title. Since then, Galway have played Monaghan on 7 occasions, with Galway winning 4 and losing 3. Galway’s first win in Monaghan came in December 1990, when Conor O’Dea kicked 2-2 and Val Daly 1-1 in Clontibret as Galway won promotion that season from Division 3. Their next win came in 2012 when Alan Mulholland’s side won by 1-14 to 0-12 in Iniskeen, with Padraig Joyce kicking 0-6 and substitute Danny Cummins getting the goal. All of Monaghan’s league wins over Galway have been at home; in 1996 corner forward Declan Smyth kicked 1-7 in a comfortable 1-13 to 0-8 win in Clones, Paul Finlay (0-6) and Conor McManus (0-5) did the damage in 2011 in Iniskeen in a 0-19 to 0-14 win, while Finlay also kicked a last gasp winner in Clones in 2014 when Monaghan won by 0-13 to 0-12.Galway V Monaghan Previous Meetings1981 – Galway 1-8 Monaghan 1-8 – Castleblayney1991 – Galway 3-12 Monaghan 0-6 – Clontibret1996 – Monaghan 1-13 Galway 0-8 – Clones2010 – Galway 1-20 Monaghan 1-14 – Pearse Stadium2011 – Monaghan 0-19 Galway 0-14 – Iniskeen2012 – Galway 1-14 Monaghan 0-12 – Iniskeen2014 – Monaghan 0-13 Galway 0-12 – Clones2018 – Galway 0-17 Monaghan 1-10 – Pearse StadiumGalway and Monaghan have met twice in the championship: lastyear in the Super 8s when Monaghan won by 0-16 to 0-8 in Pearse Stadium and inthe 1938 All-Ireland Semi-Final when Galway were victorious by 2-10 to 2-3.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email After a chastening 1-15 to 0-7 defeat to Dublin last Saturday night in Croke Park in the Allianz Football League, next up for Kevin Walsh’s side is a trip to Inishkeen to play Monaghan on Sunday (2pm). Both sides are on 2 points in Division 1 after Monaghan suffered a surprise defeat late on against Roscommon, so the loser next Sunday could find themselves in a battle to stay in the top flight. last_img read more

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Ripley County Man Arrested Following Pursuit

first_imgAt the intersection of County Road 325 North and County Road 525 West, Snapp lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail.  The vehicle then overturned before landing in a creek. Trooper Albrecht, along with other officers, pulled Snapp from the vehicle.  Suspected methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle. Snapp was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  He was then released into police custody. Snapp was transported to the Ripley County Jail where he was then incarcerated on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine, Operating While Intoxicated, and Reckless Driving.Snapp was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in the Ripley County Circuit Court.Trp. Albrecht was assisted by other troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Versailles Police Department, Osgood Police Department, Osgood Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker. Yesterday, at approximately 9:30 pm, a Holton, Indiana man was arrested on numerous charges after leading troopers on a vehicle pursuit in Ripley County.The incident began when Trooper Nicholas Albrecht attempted to stop a 2000 Buick LeSabre at High Street and Tanglewood Road in Versailles, Indiana for a traffic violation. The vehicle, being driven by Bradley R. Snapp, age 32, Holton, Indiana fled from Trooper Albrecht.  Snapp drove westbound from Versailles before traveling northbound towards Osgood, Indiana. last_img read more

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Govt pushes use of all official languages

first_img8 August 2012 The South African government took a step towards promoting the equitable use of the country’s 11 official languages when Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile tabled the Use of Official Languages Bill in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday. The Bill was approved without dissent and will now go to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence. It is aimed at ensuring that the government elevates the status of indigenous languages, in particular, and promotes their use. The Bill will also make a contribution towards the national effort to promote multilingualism. “This Bill is not aimed at diminishing the significance and use of any of the South African official languages. Through this Bill, we will promote equitable use of all official languages,” Mashatile said. “In the long run, we will endeavor to equally promote the use of sign language.” It also means South Africans will have an opportunity to use the official languages of their choice in interacting with government. “This, we believe, will strengthen efforts to ensure equal access to government services and programmes and contribute to the goal of building an empowered citizenry,” he said. “Specifically, this Bill seeks to provide for the regulation and monitoring of the use of official languages by national government and public entities for official purposes.”Establishing national language units Mashatile added that it provides for the establishment of a national language unit. The unit will advise the Arts and Culture Minister on the policy and strategy to regulate and monitor the use of official languages. It also provides for the establishment of language units in every national department, public entity and national public enterprise to advise the national department on the development, adoption, and implementation and monitoring of its language policy. He said that through the Bill, government was giving effect to the provisions of Section 6 of the Constitution, which not only identifies 11 official languages but also obliges the state to take practical and positive measures to elevate the status and advance the use of indigenous languages. In terms of the Bill, language policies by national departments should identify at least three official languages to be used for official purposes. When identifying these three official languages, departments must take into account its Constitutional obligation to take practical steps to elevate the status and advance the use of indigenous languages whose historic use and status was diminished. The Arts and Culture Minister will be required to annually table a report to Parliament on the use of official languages for the provision of government services. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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SA’s Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World

first_img14 December 2014An estimated one billion viewers around the world watched as Miss South Africa – 22- year-old Rolene Strauss – was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday.Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar was the first runner-up, and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit was second runner-up. The title was contested by women from 121 countries.“South Africa, this is for you,” Strauss said in an interview after the pageant, CNN reported. “I’m so proud of you and I’m proud to be your representative.”Strauss is the third South Africa to win Miss World. Penny Coelen won in 1958 and Anneline Kriel in 1974.This year marks the annual competition’s 64th event. It was held at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, was contested by women from 121 countries.The event was presented by Tim Vincent and Megan Young, the first reigning Miss World to host her own final show.Strauss, a medical student, clasped her hands together in surprise and was presented with the sash by Young.“My country is my pride and my purpose has and will always lie within it,” Strauss said in her acceptance speech, saying she was both proud and humbled to have won.In the build-up to the finale, the contestants took part in the Miss World Challenge Events in London. These included a sports, top model and beach fashion competition, a talent contest, Beauty with a Purpose and a debate at the Oxford Union.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program

first_imgThe objective of the MYSP Program is to create sustainable opportunities for youth from new and emerging communities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in sport and physical activity within local communities.Grant funding available under the MYSP Program is $300,000 annually. Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 are available to eligible organisations that can demonstrate a capacity to develop strong partnerships to deliver sustainable sport participation programs for youth from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and assist in integrating them into sporting and physical activities.  Grants are available for programs/projects consistent with the objective of the MYSP Program to engage multicultural youth in participating in sport and physical activity, such as: Cross cultural awareness training for sporting organisations Sport awareness training for community groups Sports coach and official training for community groups Facilitating English as a Second Language training for volunteers Promotion of local sporting opportunities and inclusive club-based activities Facilitating linkages between school and club-based activities Running community sporting carnivals and participation programs Running modified sport exposure programsApplications will be open until Friday, 27 May 2011.For more information about the 2011/12 MYSP Program, please visit the Australian Sports Commission webpage for the MYSP Program at: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all_cultures/get_involved/grantlast_img read more

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Drug Smugglers Board HapagLloyd Boxship

first_imgzoom A number of unauthorized persons boarded the German-flagged containership Rotterdam Express last week in an effort to smuggle 185 kilograms of cocaine aboard.The vessel’s crew reported the presence of unknown persons on board shortly after leaving the port of Cartagena, Colombia. At the time, the ship was some 12 nautical miles off the coast of Cartagena.Colombian naval and coast guard units were immediately sent to assist the crew. Once on board the 66,975 dwt vessel, the officials conducted an inspection, locating ten illegal passengers. The officials also inspected the containers and found the cocaine.Rotterdam Express, which is operated by German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd, continued its voyage following the incident.AIS data provided by MarineTraffic shows that the ship departed the Colombian port on January 25 and was bound for the port of Caucedo, Dominican Republic.Relevant authorities launched an investigation to find out how the illegal passengers and the drugs arrived on board the ship.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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