Hyde, Portmore part ways

first_imgPortmore United, last year’s Red Stripe Premier League’s beaten finalists, could have undermined their chances of going one better this year with their untimely separation from technical director Lenworth Hyde.Hyde, according to sources, was informed on Thursday last by Mrs Donna Ming, wife of Herman Ming, who founded the club under its original name, Hazard. Mrs Ming, the Sunday Gleaner was informed, brought Hyde on board in October to assist Coach Linval Dixon as two other members of last season’s coaching staff, Andre Waugh and Geoffrey Hewitt, were not re-engaged.In an attempt to get confirmation, Hyde was contacted, but he declined to shed any light on the matter. While not denying that there was a separation between himself and the club, Hyde said he had no comments to make.”I am neither in a position to comment on the situation nor do I wish to. You will have to speak with Mrs Ming or someone in the leadership of the club,” Hyde said tersely.Pressed further, Hyde again referred the Sunday Gleaner to Mrs Ming, expressed thanks for the call and said he had to go.The Sunday Gleaner called the phone of Mrs Ming no fewer than five times, but on each occasion, it rang and eventually went to voicemail.Hyde, one of the more successful coaches in the league, having led Tivoli Gardens, Portmore United and Harbour View to the title, was said to be very popular with the players and his departure has caused a division in the squad, the source also said.- N.W.last_img read more

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Meb to run last NYC Marathon, retire where he began in 2002

first_imgKeflezighi also won silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the first U.S. man since Frank Shorter in 1976 to win a medal in the marathon.“Meb is the premiere American distance runner of this generation,” said George Hirsch, who with Fred Lebow started the NYC Marathon in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial. “We have to really go back a long way to Frank and Bill (Rodgers) and Joanie (Benoit Samuelson) and Alberto.“That was a golden age of American distance running when we literally had Olympic champions in the marathon and runners ranked No. 1 in the world.”Keflezighi says his parents and siblings could have stayed in Italy after escaping East Africa. But they traveled to the United States, settling in San Diego. Keflezighi arrived at 12 in 1987, trading a future as a child soldier in his native country for good grades, a track scholarship at UCLA and a transformation from miler to Olympic marathoner.His athletic journey began when junior high school gym teacher Dick Lord suggested students run a mile around the playground, and young Meb gave an eye-opening performance.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Messi donates money won in court case against newspaper Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2009, file photo, Meb Keflezighi holds a U.S. flag after winning the men’s division of the New York City Marathon. Keflezighi is retiring after the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, capping a career as the only person to win an Olympic medal and New York and Boston titles. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK — He’ll wear the familiar “MEB” bib one final time at the New York City Marathon.Meb Keflezighi, the face of American long-distance running, wraps up his marathon career where it began in 2002 on the multicultural streets of New York. An immigrant of war-torn Eritrea who became a U.S. citizen in 1998, he’ll be cheered by thousands of spectators and some 70 relatives and friends.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “People give you confidence,” he said, mentioning college coach Don Larsen. “They kind of see something that you didn’t see. At end of the day, I squeezed everything there is to squeeze out of it.”In his NYC Marathon debut 15 years ago, Keflezighi thought he could win and made a move on First Avenue in 39-degree weather. He went from fourth place to ninth.“My Irish (runner) friend said to be patient,” Keflezighi said. “When you hit the wall, it’s hard to bounce back. My mom said ‘No more marathons for you, just 5K or 10K.’ My dad was massaging my legs to keep me warm (after the race).“I told my coach it’s my first and last marathon. I got my Ph.D. that day, what to do and what not to do.”His parents will be in New York again Sunday. He posted two photos on Twitter, showing his parents and several siblings upon their arrival in the U.S. in 1987 and a more recent photo of the group.The caption reads, “Where did your family immigrate from?”“This country is built on immigrants, unless you’re Native American,” Keflezighi said. “Whether it was 30 years ago like myself or 50 years ago or 100 years ago or someone who just came here last week.”His father cleaned floors, drove a taxi and helped them learn English while his mother raised 10 children.“That’s why my parents got here, by hard work and perseverance. We could have been in Italy forever, it was peace and tranquility,” he said. “But the land of opportunity lies in the United States.“All my brothers and sisters graduated from medical school, engineering, MBA or law. All those things because the great United States gave us opportunities. I maxed out my potential in terms of running. But all my siblings also reached great things to be a positive contributor to society.”Up next? He’ll spend more time with his wife, Yordanos, and three young daughters, run some half-marathons, coach and work with his MEB Foundation. It stands for “Maintaining Excellent Balance” and promotes healthy living and motivation for youth.NYC Marathon officials say they’ll retire the “MEB” bib, the last time a pro athlete wears a first name. Always an ambassador of the sport, Keflezighi plans to return to the finish line Sunday and greet the last stragglers in the dark at Central Park. View comments “They’re going to have tears in their eyes when he drops a medal around their necks,” Hirsch said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img He vowed to never run the grueling 26.2 miles again after going out fast and hitting the wall at mile 21 in his first NYC Marathon. But 26 marathons later, he’s retiring at age 42 after Sunday’s race, capping acareer as the only person to win an Olympic medal and New York and Boston titles.“It’s very emotional coming back,” Keflezighi said. “I’m excited, but at the same time it’s bittersweet. It will be a sigh of relief when I get to the finish line.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn 2009, Keflezighi became the first American man since Alberto Salazar in 1982 to win the NYC marathon. His most dramatic win came at the 2014 Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line with fist pumps in the air and the names of three victims of the bombings and a slain police officer written on his bib. As a spectator in 2013, he’d stood in Copley Plaza to greet finishers and left only a short time before the bomb attack injured hundreds.He kissed the pavement after a Boston Strong and personal-best time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds at age 38. 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I REMEMBER

first_imgI remember this day forty five years agoI remember that it was a rainy rainy FridayI remember how we ran half clothed thenI remember we were sliding and bathingI remember the chill from the heavy rainI remember too that Mama was absentI remember she was taken to the hospitalI remember the semi freedom the house hadI remember the older ones having fun tooThe Brand New Baby BoyI remember the Volkswagen pickup comingI remember it was with the hazard lights onI remember the soft candor that engulfed himI remember he told us that Mama had a boyI remember the cheer that broke across his faceI remember he was not vex at all that day at usI remember the brown or blue higher height suitI remember the glasses case and pocket bookI remember the happy news he shared with usThe Brand New Baby BoyI remember Mama holding this bundle of joyI remember how I held the new wrapped babyI remember they thought I was too young to holdI remember it was the first baby I had knownI remember I hugged him tight as if I owned himI remember he was called ‘Shoe’ a favorite nameI remember he had huge wisdom like a patriarchI remember that he spoke and men were awedI remember he was destined to be a human linkThe Brand New Baby BoyShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MP dubs Govt’s 2018 fiscal plan ‘checkbox’ budget

first_img…says divestment plan will cripple sugar workersThe 2018 Budget debate was opened by Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Priya Manickchand who wasted no time in reproaching Government for its lack of vision, describing the fiscal plan as a ‘check box’ budget and urged them to state their ideology and philosophy for Guyana.Manickchand, a former Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government, told the National Assembly that the paper was robotic in laying out a proper programme for the development of Guyana. She is of the firm view that it does not address the needs of the people.Priya Manickchand during her budget presentationIn addressing some of her concerns about the local economy, the Opposition MP said because of the politically unstable environment, people feel uncomfortable to invest in Guyana. But importantly also, Manickchand said there are several reasons that continue to cause the local economy to perform poorly, which has to do with the Government’s incompetence to strategise.She argued that the PPP laid a solid foundation to propel the economy to greater heights but accused the current Administration of “dumping years of democratic practices.” Manickchand therefore urged the Government to work with the Opposition to craft and present a stimulus plan. She noted that this is lacking in Budget 2018 and all the previous budgets that were presented by the current Government.The former Minister noted also that the Government has adopted most of the programmes and projects that were started under the PPP Government which continue to show some progress. However, in a few cases where these programmes have been altered, they are not achieving the goals that they were created to achieve and this, according to the MP, should be addressed.Further, she debated that Government seems incapable of properly projecting Guyana’s annual income, noting that this has happened twice last year when they had to make adjustments. Manickchand pointed out that Government had to come back twice and admit to making mistakes on the projections.“I want to invite the Government and the Ministers in the Cabinet to consider why it is they might have not seen the expected income they wanted. I am asking directly, Sir, of the Ministers for them to ponder if perhaps the fact that they declared the country to be bankrupted from the beginning has seen no investments coming here and therefore no growth,” she added.Touching on the PPP’s performance in Government, Manickchand said her party delivered development that benefited all groups of citizens and during their leadership poverty was reduced. She therefore challenged the coalition Government to continue to ensure that poverty is further reduced but noted that the 2018 Budget did not contain any tangible measures to support this reduction.Crippling sugar workersSpeaking specifically about the plight of sugar workers, most of which will no longer have a job in 2018, the Opposition MP said the coalition Government is ‘crippling’ these workers. “We failing to give them anything they can do to earn for their families. So it’s like a car, you’re walking out of this Parliament lick you upside down and change your life automatically. The Government is doing that.”Manickchand argued that the Government’s move is unconscionable especially since they have made no effort to train the affected workers to become employable in any other field. She said, “These are not skilled and educated people that you can get up from one desk job and move to another assuming that those existed for 2000 people. These are people with special skills, you have to retrain them.”Reference was also made to President David Granger’s visit to Kenya, as he addressed a United Nations forum and encouraged the gathering that people must be put first before profit. “We don’t need to go to Kenya to hear people before profit, let your actions speak right here in Guyana. Put the people of the sugar estates first… Aren’t they people or because they aren’t your people?” she questioned. “I want to ask this Government if they feel comfortable knocking off these people because they do not believe these people aren’t theirs. That’s not an insinuation but a clear question. Answer it!”The former Human Services Minister has suggested that the Government utilise the money earned from the imposition of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on education to assist the families of those who will be laid off by the end of this year by the Guyana Sugar Corporation. Manickchand said this will help to cushion the effects these soon-to-be unemployed parents face ins ending their children to school, especially in light of the fact that Government had removed the school uniform subsidy.last_img read more

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SHE’S HOME! DONEGAL SAYS ‘WELCOME BACK’ TO CHLOE MAGEE

first_imgBACK HOME IN RAPHOE: CHLOE MAGEESUPER Olympian Chloe Magee returned home to Raphoe tonight – and received a welcome fit for the heroine she is from people from across County Donegal.Even fellow Olympian Brendan Boyce joined the badminton star as thousands turned out to welcome Chloe back.Ironically both Chloe and Brendan are being tipped for medals when the next Olympics come around again in 2016 in the glamourous surroundings of Rio. Veteran politician and proud local Paddy Harte was among those who spoke to welcome Chloe home.“She has done her town proud and she had done her county proud,” said the former TD.Chloe, 23, was joined by family and friends.“It was incredible,” she said, “there were so many people who came out and it really is very humbling. “It’s so great to be home.”Chloe made it through her first round but was beaten narrowly by a the former world No1.Experts in the sport predict that by the time 2016 comes round, Chloe could be in a position to challenge for a medal.From all of us here Chloe, well done – and welcome home!LITTLE ELLA AND MIRIAM GET TO MEET OLYMPIAN CHLOECHLOE AND BRENDAN IN RAPHOEPADDY HAS HARTE FOR CHLOEFANS COME OUT FOR CHLOE IN RAPHOEMAKING US PROUD: FANS TURN OUT IN FORCE FOR CHLOE MAGEECROWDS TURN OUT FOR CHLOEHELLO CHLOE: CROWDS WELCOME MAGEE HOMESHE’S HOME! DONEGAL SAYS ‘WELCOME BACK’ TO CHLOE MAGEE was last modified: August 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SHE’S HOME! DONEGAL SAYS ‘WELCOME BACK’ TO CHLOE MAGEElast_img read more

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Bellevue expands horizons

first_imgIn case you haven’t heard, there’s a high school football game of some significance being played at Qwest Field in Seattle Friday night. After winning its fourth consecutive Washington State 3-A championship last December — in a season in which it also snapped Concord De La Salle’s 151-game winning streak — –the Bellevue High football program was looking to expand its horizons even further. “We were looking to schedule another game (against a non-Washington school),” Butch Goncharoff, the head coach at the school located in the Seattle suburb said Monday afternoon, just before his team took the field for practice. “And everyone in the world said we should go after Long Beach Poly, that they were going to be the best team in California.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Some eight months after discussions about a Poly-Bellevue matchup began, the game will take place Friday night at 8 o’clock, in the home of the Seattle Seahawks and in front of Fox Sports Network cameras. “Now,” he added, laughing, “after watching film (of the Jackrabbits), I absolutely believe what they told me (about Poly). I’m a little star struck.” When Goncharoff called Raul Lara winter and suggested the game, the Poly High coach — –not one to duck any challenge — –gave it a conditional thumbs up. And Bellevue, through the effort of its football booster club, took care of that condition. The airfare and hotel accommodations for the Jackrabbits — –the traveling party of players, coaches and support personnel will total 70 — –are being covered by the booster club, as is the cost to rent Qwest Field. center_img “We told them we would do it,” Poly co-Principal Shawn Ashley said Monday morning, “but that it couldn’t come at any cost to our student body. We played a game a few years ago in Hawaii under those conditions. And we’ve been contacted by the Ohio Athletic Association to play a team from Cleveland in Cincinnati two years from now, and it will be the same thing.” One thing is certain, this will strictly be a football “business’ trip for the Jackrabbits and their coaches. The traveling party is scheduled to fly out of Long Beach Airport early Friday morning and fly out of Seattle at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. So the Poly players will miss just one day of classes. The only “sights’ the Jackrabbits will be seeing in Seattle are the ones they can catch through bus windows, at their downtown hotel and inside Qwest Field Friday night. “If we say we prioritize education,” Ashley said, “then we have to do things to match that (statement).” FOOTBALL STUFF: Butch Goncharoff and his staff are doing the best they can to make sure they have their players’ sole attentions, football wise, this week. Practices will be closed to visitors, included the media. According to those who follow that sort of thing very closely — –including college recruiters — –the Wolverines have the best offensive line prospect in the West in 6-foot-5, 295-pound Stephen Schilling, who is expected to sign with Washington, USC, California or Michigan in February. The Jackrabbits scored pretty much at will in their 49-27 season-opening win over Corona Centennial Friday night at Veterans Stadium. And Raul Lara didn’t appear nearly as upset with his defense’s performance (it allowed nearly 400 yards) as was his coordinator on that side of the line of scrimmage, Jeff Turley, afterward. “I was a little disappointed that we gave up 27 points,” Lara said afterward, “but we will fix that. It’s just the first week of the season. We still have a long way to go but everyone else does, too.” He smiled. “But, “he quickly added, “we don’t care about everyone else.” Lara doled out plenty of praise to an offensive line that returned just one full-time starter (Matthias Duran) from last season. “We had a couple of question marks there,” he said. “But two guys who were on the junior varsity last year (Andrew Dunkley and Samuel Thoman) blocked very well.” USC Coach Pete Carroll and his offensive and recruiting coordinator/receivers coach, Lane Kiffin, were on the Veterans Stadium sidelines (and in back of the end zones) for nearly all of Friday night’s game. One could imagine that they were paying close attention to Poly receivers Terrence Austin and Travon Patterson. But they also couldn’t help but be impressed by a litany of players from both teams, including Centennial’s junior running back, Tracy Johnson (29 carries for 168 yards). After Mission Viejo had run up 49 points in the first half of its first two games, first halves, it’s not hard to picture the Diablos going unbeaten and winning a CIF Southern Section Div. II title for the second year in a row. The question is, can anyone can hold them to less than 50 points this season? The Lakewood Lancers did a pretty good job, during their 27-22 win against Servite, of demonstrating that — –until someone demonstrates otherwise — –they still have dibs on the “the second best team in the Moore League’ claim. BASKETBALL HAPPENINGS: CIF Southern Section Commissioner James Staunton said Monday morning that his office “has been in contact with (ABC) school district’ regarding the ABC Unified School District’s investigation of the Artesia High basketball program. No one, including Coach and Athletic Director Scott Pera, at the school or at the school district will speak about the investigation while it is on-going, an ABC spokesperson told the Press-Telegram last week. Staunton would not address any of the apparent allegations (or suspicions) of possible rules violations by those within or connected with the Pioneers’ program. “We’ve had conversations with Gary Smuts (the superintendent of the school district, who, according to Staunton, is heading the district’s investigation) and they are moving quickly,” Staunton said. “But there is no timetable. They will be as thorough as possible. And then we will advise them (the ABC investigators) as to possible (CIF) rules violations.” Smuts was involved in the district’s investigation of the Pioneers’ program five years ago that led to the eventual departure of Wayne Merino as its coach. Quincy Pondexter, a 6-7 forward at San Joaquin Memorial High in Fresno and the son (of Roscoe Pondexter) and nephew (of Clifton Pondexter) of former Long Beach State standouts, will sign with the University of Washington in November, a source very close to the player’s recruiting said Monday. Pondexter was expected to tell Huskies’ Coach Lorenzo Romar of his decision when Romar visited the family’s home in Fresno Monday night. Pondexter, a standout this past summer on the EBO/EA Sports Fresno-based traveling team, also visited Connecticut. He will be among the leading vote getters on the Press-Telegram’s 2005-06 Best in the West team, which will be published in early November. Dominguez High guard Patrick Christopher visited the University of Texas over the weekend but returned early enough Sunday to play in the Top Seniors game during the Fullcourt Press/Pangos Fall Class Showcase at Ocean View later Sunday night. The 6-4 Christopher said coaches from Cal (Sept. 20), Kentucky (Sept. 21) and Texas (Sept. 23) are set to visit his home later this month, and that USC is among the other schools whose coaches have offered him scholarships. Each of the six games played Sunday at Ocean View was entertaining, with a multitude of college prospects, spread across the classes, on display. Sophomore point guard Brandon Jennings of Dominguez, playing in the game for juniors, was easily the most impressive performer of the day. Anything I can write about him now falls into the realm of the repetitive. Some of the freshmen who played well included twins David and Travis Wear (Mater Dei), Aaron Moore (Dominguez, who hit the winning bucket in his game), Chris Cunningham (Diamond Ranch in Diamond Bar), Dominick LaCoste (Poly) and Sam Ferguson (Mayfair). Among the better sophomores were Troy Gillwater (6-7, 225 — –wow!) of Fremont, Demar Derozan (Compton), Jerime Anderson (Canyon of Anaheim; a very good point guard prospect) and Nick Sanchez (Wilson; another solid point guard). Impressive juniors included Jesse Woodard (Centennial), James Harden (Artesia), Jamelle Horne (San Diego High), Quinton Watkins (Dominguez) and Darnell Gant (Crenshaw). The Fullcourt Press/Pangos Fall Classic, featuring traveling teams and not individuals, gets under way Friday at 4 p.m. at the Southern California Basketball Academy in Cypress and wraps up with a title game set to start at 3:30 on Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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South Dakota State Defeats Women’s Basketball, 85-78

first_img Print Friendly Version South Dakota State (9-3) capitalized on a season-high 24 turnovers by the Bulldogs and scored 20 points off the miscues. The Jackrabbits had five players score in double figures led by Macy Miller with 20 points. Preview Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – South Dakota State defeated the Drake University women’s basketball team, 85-78, on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Knapp Center. PDF Box Score Following Sunday’s home game, Drake closes its non-conference slate at Iowa Dec. 21. Tipoff against the Hawkeyes is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Full Schedule Roster For the second consecutive game, Drake (5-6) was led in scoring by sophomore Brenni Rose(Shawnee, Kan.), who finished with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with a career-high six assists, five rebounds and a career-best three blocks. Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) nearly had a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds after she missed the previous two games. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) continued her impressive all-around play this season with 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Drake shot 54.0 percent from the floor (27-of-50) and tallied an impressive 26 assists on its 27 field goals. The Bulldogs’ bench paced by Rhine scored 33 points as Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) added eight points. At the 6:04 mark, Rhine made a basket and was fouled on the play with a block called on SDSU as it looked like Drake could pad its lead with a potential three-point play. However, the foul was reviewed and changed to a charge on Rhine. In addition, a technical foul was called on the Drake bench as the Jackrabbits made both free throws to hold a 69-66 advantage. Drake responded by forcing a turnover on the possession following the technical, but missed its next shot as SDSU went and made a three-pointer right after. Later with less than two minutes to go, the Bulldogs twice pulled within three points but each time the Jackrabbits stretched their advantage back to two possessions as they held on for their first win in the series (1-1). HTML Box Score Rose made a three-pointer 22 seconds into the fourth quarter to give Drake a two-point lead, 60-58. SDSU answered with a 7-2 scoring run to lead 65-60 with just over eight minutes left in the game. Rose stepped up again with another three-pointer as the Bulldogs pulled back to within a point, 67-66, with 6:42 on the clock. Story Links at Iowa 12/21/2017 – 7 PM Sunday was the program’s annual alumni game as Drake women’s basketball alums from five different decades were recognized at halftime. Following the game, the annual alumni scrimmage was played on the Knapp Center floor. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines BTN Plus/FloHoops Listen Live Watch Livelast_img read more

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1960s Standout Bill Hahn Passes Away

first_imgBill Hahn, a standout member of the Drake University men’s basketball team in the 1960s, passed away July 27, 2018, in Michigan City, Ind., at the age of 77. A native of Michigan City, Ind., Hahn lettered for the Bulldogs from 1961-63 and as a sophomore, helped lead the Bulldogs to a 19-7 record in 1960-61 and the following year scored 17 points in a Drake victory over Indiana at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Des Moines. One of the most accurate shooters of his era at Drake, Hahn was named to the Bulldogs’ All-Decade Team for the 1960s. Following his graduation from Drake in 1963, Hahn embarked on a decorated coaching career that included 18 years as a head coach at Indiana High Schools where he won 246 games with five sectional titles. He also spent five seasons as the associate head coach at Ball State University before returning to the high school ranks. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Bloom Carroll FFA’s Smith makes Extemp Speaking top four

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At the 89th National FFA Convention currently underway in Indianapolis, Evan Smith of the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter made the top four of extemporaneous public speaking, one of the more unique and challenging of the public speaking events. He finished third in the nation.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with Smith about the honor and his preparation for the finals in this video.last_img

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Blogger Gets an Android App

first_imgTags:#Blogging#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “We are excited to announce our first version of the Blogger Android App,” writes Vinay Sekhri, technical lead at Google. “Using the app you can easily compose a post, attach a photo that you just took with your phone, and either save it as a local draft for later or immediately publish it to your blog.”The app can handle multiple accounts, if you’re one of those with multiple online identities, gives you the ability to preview your posts while on the go. Everything beyond that looks pretty standard – quickly post text and pictures to your Blogger blog using your phone, view your content, share your stored photos and even share you location. The best part, however, might be the platform integration. By installing the Blogger app on your Android device, it becomes one of the default sharing options, alongside Picasa, Gmail, and others. Whenever you come across a photo in your gallery or on a website, you can share directly to blogger from the sharing menu.The Blogger app is available in the Android Market. On another note, isn’t it nice that we can just give you a link to that Android app and not make you scan a QR code and check out the details on your phone? And, if you click on that link in your Android phone, it will take you to the Android Market app, not the website. (To read more about Google’s updated Web-based Android Market, check out yesterday’s live blog of it’s unveiling.) mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Blogger, the Google-owned blogging platform, announced today that it finally has an Android app. The funny part, of course, is that Android is Google’s smartphone platform and Blogger has had an iPhone app since September 2009. That said, Google loyalists rejoice! You can now update your Google-powered blog on your Google-powered Android phone! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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