DAME high scorers concert on this weekend

first_img 88 Views   3 comments Sharing is caring! Tweet Iyka Dorival obtained the highest score in the ABRSM examThe Dominica Association of Music Educators (DAME) will be holding its annual High Scorers Concert on Sunday.The concert will feature students who obtained distinctions on their examinations and prizes will also be awarded to students who obtained highest scores in the various disciplines. Students who have demonstrated discipline, diligence and commitment from the various studios will also be receiving prizes.Leanne Christian a Grade 4 violin student of the Christian Musical Class is Student of the year for the 2nd time.One hundred students in total sat the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) practical exam and the Dominica Association of Music Educators (DAME) practical exams from April 23 – 27, 2012 at the UWI Center for Continuing Studies.Students were drawn from Henckel and Muriel Studio, Valena Letang, Christian Musical Class, and Huguette Andrew St. Hillaire as well as several independent entrants.Sixty three students attempted the ABRSM exams: 17 received Distinctions, 34 Merits and 12 Passes while 42 students took the DAME local exams; 6 received Distinctions, 27 Merits and 9 Passes. Iyka Dorival obtained the highest score in the ABRSM exam.DAME Top student is Jodie Johnson a Grade 2 Flute student of Henckel Muriel Studio.After a hiatus of several years, trombone was added to the list of instruments examined for the ABRSM. These included Flute, Recorder, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Clarinet, French horn and Saxophone. A Voice student was examined for the DAME exams for the first time.The ABRS Examiner, Brenda Dykes was pleasantly surprised at the high standard displayed considering the relatively small population on the island.The concert will commence from 7pm at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DAME high scorers concert on this weekend by: – May 4, 2012center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Makienok in no hurry over Fulham

first_img He said: “It’s very important for Simon to make the right move. “But there is no panic and no rush. “If the right offer comes along then we will take a look at it. “We would need to look carefully to ensure any club can help him reach his potential. “We have set our specific criteria, and I’m sure Brondby have done the same for themselves, in terms of the fee they would expect.” Fulham boss Meulensteen is understood to have been quoted a £3.3milion fee for 6ft 7in target man Makienok for a January transfer. Press Association Sport understands the ex-Manchester United coach could try to prise the 23-year-old away from Brondby if Dimitar Berbatov leaves this month. Rene Meulensteen must map out Fulham’s long-term Barclays Premier League future to convince Simon Makienok to move to Craven Cottage in January, according to the Brondby striker’s agent. Makienok’s agent Michael Stensgaard said the six-cap Denmark forward is in “no rush” to leave Brondby, and is currently fixed to a “long-term” contract. “Obviously there is interest from a number of sources and not just from England,” Stensgaard told Press Association Sport. “We will wait to see what happens in the coming window, and then perhaps again in the summer. “We have a very good dialogue with Brondby and we are in no rush. “So we will make a decision to suit all parties.” Makienok has scored six goals in 12 outings for Brondby this term, taking his tally to 26 in 48 appearances since his March 2012 signing. A number of Premier League managers are confident his towering frame would suit the English game’s physicality, with Meulensteen believed to be chief among them. Stensgaard, however, pointed out any potential transfer must allow Makienok to take a significant step forward in his career. Press Associationlast_img read more

Frappart to Become First Female Ref in Ligue 1

first_imgA men’s top flight game in France will be refereed by a woman for the first time this weekend when Stephanie Frappart takes charge of the Ligue 1 game between Amiens and Strasbourg, the French Football Federation (FFF) has announced.Frappart, 35, makes the step up having been a referee in France’s Ligue 2 since 2014.She will also referee at the women’s World Cup, which will be held in France in June and July. The FFF said the appointment for Sunday’s match followed a request from Fifa to help referees involved in the World Cup “prepare in the best conditions”.Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee in one of the top European leagues when she took charge of a Bundesliga match between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen in September 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Butler to play in national title game

first_imgButler forward Gordon Hayward secured key rebounds down the stretch to help the Bulldogs advance.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS — Butler coach Brad Stevens said he wasn’t happy with his team’s poor shooting in Saturday evening’s matchup against Michigan State.The Bulldogs barely cracked 50 points. They shot 70 percent from the free-throw line. They were outrebounded.Yet Butler continued its historic run with a 52-50 victory in its Final Four semifinal.“I never would have dreamed we would’ve won if we shot 15 for 49,” Stevens said, “but our guys did a great job defending in the last 30 minutes of the game.”MSU coach Tom Izzo said he thought the toughness of the Bulldog defense caught his team off guard.“We didn’t get it done,” Izzo said. “I thought the physical play bothered us, that surprised me.”For a game with only 102 total points, four first-half minutes without a basket and a nine second-half minutes in which Butler couldn’t make a field goal, this Final Four matchup started fast for both teams.Michigan State guard Korie Lucious and Butler forward Gordon Hayward came out firing for their squads, nailing two 3-pointers each in the first two and a half minutes. MSU’s Draymond Green and Durrell Summers also chipped in for the Spartans, while Shelvin Mack of the Bulldogs put up 14 points.Green picked up the majority of his minutes after the Spartan’s second-leading scorer Raymar Morgan hit the bench. Morgan committed three fouls by the halfway point of the first half. Except for those fouls, the beginning of the first half was clean, with only three turnovers in the first 10 minutes.As time went on, though, the game lost its luster, with nine turnovers and a significant scoring dip. Both teams went into the second half with 28 points.“It was definitely Butler basketball,” Bulldog forward Avery Jukes said. “We had to grind it out. It was a long game.”Lucious started the second half the same way he did the first, putting up a three-pointer and bringing MSU fans to their feet. They would be silenced toward the middle of the half, though, as Morgan picked up his fourth foul.As Morgan walked off the court, it was the Bulldog fans’ turn to make some noise, and Butler jumped ahead for the first time since its 7-6 lead in the first half.As the second half went on, the Spartans’ foul troubles grew. Green, Morgan’s main replacement, picked up three fouls. So did starter Delvon Roe. Butler was in the bonus within the first nine minutes of play.“You keep putting yourself on the edge of a cliff. You’re not going be able to stand on it long,” Roe said.Still, Butler could not capitalize. The game remained close, and the Bulldogs went on the scoring drought that lasted more than nine minutes.The lack of baskets didn’t lead to a lack of confidence, though.“We’ve gone through stretches like that before where it feels like we can’t throw it in the ocean if we’re standing on the beach,” Hayward said. “For us, as long as we guard, we feel like we can still stay in the game.”With a little less than a minute to go, the teams were within three points of each other. Butler took possession. After driving the clock down to 23 seconds, the Bulldogs’ Ronald Nored drove in for a layup. He watched the ball bounce in and out of the hoop and then fall into the hands of a Michigan State defender.The Spartans would, presumably, have the final shot of the game. But at the other end, Nored made up for the miss. After a scramble near the basket, Nored stretched out for the ball, leapt across the court and drew a foul. He went to the free throw line, where he has been less than successful during the tournament.He made both of his free throws, putting the Bulldogs up by three.“I just thought they were going to go in,” Nored said of his free throws. “I’ve been practicing all week, practicing for the last few weeks.”After Hayward grabbed a game-ending rebound with two seconds left, the noise level in Lucas Oil Stadium reached a new high.Hayward stood at center court before the game. He looked around, took the scene in. He said he knew this was his team’s time.“This is it,” he said. “This is what we’ve all played for. This is where we should be.“This is where we want to be.”last_img read more

Shafer, Petrino talk Syracuse upset over Louisville in 2012

first_img Comments After defeating Wake Forest, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino sensed a different enthusiasm for his team’s next opponent.“I just heard it after our game, after the Wake Forest game, the players being excited about going back to Syracuse,” Petrino said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday. “I asked one of our coaches, ‘What’s that all about?’”It’s about his Cardinals having a chance to redeem themselves after being upset, 45-26, in the Carrier Dome on Nov. 10, 2012. Louisville came with a spotless 9-0 record, the No. 11 rank  in the country and a high-octane offense powered by Teddy Bridgewater.But the Syracuse offense, on SU’s Senior Day, blew out the Cardinals on ABC.“Obviously it was a good victory for us,” said SU head coach Scott Shafer, who was then the Orange’s defensive coordinator, on the ACC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday. “The kids played hard, played well offensively. Ryan Nassib played well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe quarterback, playing his last game in the Carrier Dome, completed just 15 passes but averaged 16 yards per completion and chucked three touchdown passes — two to fellow senior Alec Lemon — as he led the Orange to 514 yards of total offense. Bridgewater’s 424 yards through the air were all in vain.But Shafer was quick to turn the page from the past and focus on Syracuse’s (2-2) 7 p.m. date with Louisville (4-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.“Just a great victory in the Dome and that sort of thing,” Shafer said, “but from a coach’s perspective that’s a long time ago and a lot different situation than we’re fronted with right now.” Published on October 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbbcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rebecca Ekpeyong Upsets Top Two Seeds to Win Girls 16 Title

first_imgBamidele tried to fight back in the second set but the confident hitting and smart placement from Ekpeyong completely confounded her. The Port Harcourt based girl won 10-1, 10-4 to the delight of a teary-eyed father, Peter, who ran to the court to embrace his daughter. She also won the trophy for the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.The boys’ and girls’ 12s and the girls’ 16s matches were abbreviated to three match tie-break sets to allow all finalists display their skills for the benefit of the sponsors.David Dawariye, also from the South-south, who did not lose a match in the round robin playoffs, also had an easy 9-3 pro set victory over Daniel Adeleye from the South-west in the boys’ 16s final.In the boys’ 12 final, Seun “Nadal” Ogunsakin, displaying the dressing and mannerisms of his Spanish hero, started nervously losing the first three points but later found his rhythm to overcome Mohammed Idris from the Abuja programme 10 -5, 11 -9.The Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria, Jeff Ewing, said in his closing remarks that Chevron was very happy to see the impact of their investment in the Nigerian youth and the amazing talent that were on display at the finals.Mr. Ewing, who was represented by Sanjay Narasimhali also commended the International Tennis Academy for a well run programme.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHEVRON JNR MASTERSRebecca Ekpeyong, representing the South-south Zone surprised every one with her mental toughness as she capped a very gutsy semifinal victory with a straight sets win over national junior champion, Omolayo Bamidele of the South-west in the finals of the Chevron Junior Invitational Masters which ended on Sunday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.The petit 16 year-old had saved two match points in an emotional 9-8 victory against second seeded Omolade Aderemi of the South-west on Saturday but she had no such problems against the No.1 seed as she won nine straight points in the first match tie-break set before her opponent could win one.last_img read more

Belize PM in US for talks with creditors

first_imgDean Barrow Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, has travelled to the United States to meet with Belize’s legal and financial team involved in the negotiations to restructure the so-called “Superbond.”A brief statement gave no further details except to say that he is due to return to Belize on Saturday.Last month, the newly formed committee to hold talks with the Belize government on the country’s third restructuring of the so-called Superbond rejected the Barrow administration’s move for further debt relief.The Belize government has said it wanted to conclude negotiations on restructuring the so-called “Super Bond 3.0” of US$530 million ahead of the next interest payment in February this year.last_img

Filipino betting firm LETOU announced as Inter Milan sponsor

first_img Eleven Sports scores Belgian domestic football rights deal March 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Betsson inks new partnership with ibet January 13, 2020 LETOU has announced a partnership deal with Serie A giants Inter Milan to become the club’s first ever Asian online gaming partner.The Filipino firm will become the club’s Official Regional Online Gaming Partner, in an agreement that will see the club’s image and identity used as part of LETOU’s promotions in Asia.Hugely popular across Asia, the betting and gaming company has previously sponsored Swansea City when they were in the Premier League.The partnership will give Asian football fans the chance to engage with Inter, who will provide LETOU with LED perimeter board exposure at all domestic fixtures played at the San Siro stadium.LETOU CEO Paul Fox said: “In recent years, the ever-popular Serie A is becoming even more prominent in Asia and LETOU is honoured to be Inter’s first ever Asian online gaming partner.“The club’s great history, their fantastic international fanbase and the fact that Inter is back in the most important European competition, the UEFA Champions League, makes them ideally placed to support our continued growth in the Asian marketplace.”Inter Vice President Javier Zanetti attended the presentation of the partnership. “We believe that this new partnership will be successful” said Javier Zanetti “we are proud to partner with a premium brand such as LETOU.”Giorgio Brambilla, Inter Sales & Partnership Management Director, said: “LETOU has become an established brand in the football landscape and we are pleased to welcome such a prestigious and well known partner to our portfolio. Through this partnership they will be able to target millions of Inter fans throughout Asia.” The partnership will commence at the start of the Serie A 2018-19 season, which begins on 18 August.last_img read more

The No. 1 Sumner Newscow news story of the year: The Kansas Star Casino

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — When former Wichita mayor Bob Knight came to Wellington in the mid-2000s to propose building a new casino, it started a soap opera much more intriguing than “Days of our Lives.”But by 2012 that soap opera was over and the Kansas Star Casino was in operation. On Dec. 20, the casino celebrated its first-year anniversary.So how is it going? From a revenue standpoint, things appear to be going quite well. Kansas Star has generated $173 million thus far. It has significantly outdistanced the two other state run casinosThe Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City opened in December of 2009 and has generated $122.8 million. The Hollywood Casino in Kansas City opened in Feb. 3, 2012 and has generated $103 million. Although it has opened later than the Kansas Star, it isn’t generating the same kind of revenue. In fiscal year 2013 which starts on July 1, Kansas Star has generated $74.5 million to Hollywood’s $48.4 million. That has meant a nice payday for the three local governments which earn revenue from the Kansas Star casino. Sumner County, Sedgwick County and the city of Mulvane get 1 percent of every dollar generated there. Since Nov. 30, the latest figures available, $5.2 million have been placed in the three local government coffers. Split that three ways, and Sumner County has received an additional $1.73 million thus far.That has opened all kinds of budgetary possibilities for the Sumner County Commissioners. However, the commissioners decided to reward the county property tax owners and reduced the county mill levy by around 30 percent in 2012. All told when combining other taxing entities such as the city, school, recreation, cemeteries, etc., property taxpayers were saving around 8 to 9 percent in taxes from the year before.According to a Kansas Star press release, the construction of the casino brought in $121 million in construction contracts. On an educational standpoint, the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund distributed nearly $1.5 million to students, teachers and families in Sumner County in 2012. Each K-12 student received $100 for back-to-school shopping and teachers received $500 to offset the costs associated with their classrooms. Graduating seniors were given $1,000 if they chose to continue their education.Kansas Star continues to expand. It opened its permanent facility in December and a hotel was built nearby. By July 2013 a multi-purpose arena will be built and a 24-acre equestrian center will be ready for the 2015 equestrian season.But for all this good will, there are the ramifications. Of course, it is hard to gauge the casino’s impact on local citizens. Some would argue, locals no longer have money to spend on other things such as eating out, fixing a car or for other mandatory expenses.Earlier this month, a group of citizens from the Peck area asked the county for more law enforcement due to the increased crime.With the advent of more shops, restaurants and entertainment options at the casino, how will that affect the locally owned businesses trying to generate the same kind of revenue?It most certainly is a two-edged sword. But no matter how you look at it, the Kansas Star Casino is changing the landscape of the local economy.That is why we have made Kansas Star Casino our No. 1 story of the year. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 397 weeks ago “Some would argue, locals no longer have money to spend on other things such as eating out, fixing a car or for other mandatory expenses.” I’m not really sure what you’re saying here. Are you saying that the ‘locals’, which would be sumner county residents(?), are addictive gamblers? Report Reply 0 replies · active 397 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Baffled · 396 weeks ago If you dont know how to control yourself and your spending and your unaware as to what your priorities should be and you gambled it all away than do us all a favor and please remove yourself from the gene pool, you are no longer needed. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Oklahoma didn’t falter as Jalen Hurts, Sooners defense led historic comeback against Baylor

first_img“It’ll be a hell of a story,” said Grinch, “if we come back and win this football game.”“We’ll just add another one to the list,” Hurts said.MORE: SN college football rankings, Week 13What seemed an impossible burden became instead an historic opportunity.Grinch rallied his defense to its finest hour, and Hurts stopped giving the ball away, leading No. 10 Oklahoma to complete the greatest rally in the program’s 125 years of football in a 34-31 victory over No. 13 Baylor.It was, as Grinch predicted, a hell of a story. It was the first time in major college history that a 9-0 team had blown a 21-point halftime lead, according to ESPN Stats & Info.“I know who they are,” said Baylor coach Matt Rhule, who watched his team’s perfect record fizzle into the Waco night. “You don’t win that many championships in a row without fighting back. I expected it to be a battle.”OU improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in Big 12 play, and a rematch seems likely in the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 7. With ESPN’s “College GameDay” originating from the banks of the Brazos River, and with McLane Stadium sold out all week, Baylor and its fans swarmed the Sooners early to build a 28-3 lead.Never before had an Oklahoma team come back from more than 21 down.“Y’all didn’t think we were gonna come back,” Hurts said.No one did. Except the Sooners.“You still have to make it happen,” said coach Lincoln Riley, “but the belief for a comeback like that is where it starts.”Oklahoma outscored Baylor 24-0 after halftime (17-0 in the fourth quarter), with Grinch’s defense collecting two critical takeaways — their first in 5 ½ games — and Hurts putting together his most memorable performance of the season.The Sooners also fell behind by 25 in their last road game, 48-23 at Kansas State. They rallied to within a controversial onside kick in that one but fell short. This one swung for good on Gabe Brkic’s 31-yard field goal with 1:45 to play, and ended when Nick Bonitto intercepted Charlie Brewer’s final pass with 29 seconds left.It was the Sooners’ 19th consecutive November victory — they call it “Championship November” — and it puts them within one game of earning another trip to the Big 12 Championship Game, where a fifth straight Big 12 crown awaits.MORE: College Football Playoff picture, Week 13Does it put them closer to their fourth College Football Playoff appearance in five years?Maybe. Maybe not.“You have to win,” Riley said. “I know all the people all TV talk about style points, how much you win by, how much you lose by. I just think you have to find a way to win. That’s all I know. That’s been a decent formula for us the last few years. You’ve got to win the tough ones like these.”It was as tough as anything Riley has won in his three seasons at Oklahoma, and as tough as anything Hurts won in his three seasons at Alabama. Hurts completed 30 of 42 passes for 297 yards with four touchdowns, and he did it without All-American candidate CeeDee Lamb, who missed the game with what Riley termed a “medical decision.” Hurts also rushed for 114 yards on 27 carries.Against the Big 12’s most formidable defense, Hurts’ halftime deficit seemed a Himalayan climb — especially with his two fumbles and an interception in the first half. But he pulled it off with the help of Grinch’s defense, which was similarly hapless against the Bears in the first half. Baylor scored on five of its six first-half possessions, including drives of 5 and 7 seconds after Hurts turnovers. WACO, Texas — The two men who felt most responsible for what seemed an impossible task for Oklahoma on Saturday looked each other in the eye coming out of the halftime locker room.Having surveyed the scoreboard — a 21-point deficit to Baylor — Sooners defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and quarterback Jalen Hurts sized up the situation. The second half, with Hurts hanging onto the football and Grinch’s defense forcing its first turnover in more than a month (Parnell Motley’s strip of JaMycal Hasty and Pat Fields’ recovery) and three straight three-and-outs, the Sooners surged. Oklahoma held the football for more than 41 minutes, including 24:20 in the second half alone.Meanwhile, without Lamb, Hurts delivered the football to receivers who hadn’t caught it all season: freshman tight end Austin Stogner scored twice, freshman Theo Wease opened the fourth quarter with a touchdown, and H-Back Brayden Willis tied it up at 31 with 5:25 to play on his first career touchdown. Those three had combined for just 15 catches all season.“I give our kids credit,” Riley said. “They made so many phenomenal plays. It would have been easy to pack up the tent tonight. We didn’t do it.”last_img read more

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