Ellsworth woman to walk 39 miles in The Walk to End Breast Cancer

first_imgNEW YORK — Donna Kitchen, 63, of Ellsworth will join thousands of other participants in the upcoming AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer — a fundraiser for cancer research and to provide patients access to mammograms and medicine.Kitchen will walk the 39.3-mile course in New York City over the weekend of Oct. 17-18.Kitchen’s daughter, Tanya Ryno of Alpine, N.J., suggested the pair participate in the event in honor of Kitchen’s niece and Ryno’s cousin, Valerie Grondin of Etna, who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer.Kitchen also lost her mother to cancer when Kitchen was in her early 20s.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textKitchen and Ryno will compete as a team: Team Virago, which means Women Warriors.Some 15,000 walkers from across the country participated in 2014, including more than 2,000 breast cancer survivors.“AVON 39 encourages walkers to prove their willpower by the miles they walk and validate their impact through the dollars they raise,” said Kevin Honeycutt, executive director of Avon Foundation for Women. “This challenge truly reflects the spirit and attitude of our dedicated participants and our goal to end breast cancer.”Proceeds will go to the Avon Foundation for Women — a public charity for breast cancer research and patients.Kitchen and Ryno have set a fundraising goal of $3,500. To support Team Virago’s fundraising campaign, donations can be made at www.goo.gl/mgvcBI.For more information or to register for AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, visit www.avon39.org or call (888) 540-WALK.last_img read more

Cricket News Women’s World T20 semi-final: India eye revenge against England

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India women’s cricket team has put in a solid display in the ongoing World T20 in the West Indies. Harmanpreet Kaur’s side has been dominant, with the Indian skipper leading the way with a blazing century against New Zealand. Having secured a victory over three-time champions Australia in their last league game, India head into the semi-final against England high on confidence but they will be gunning for revenge. The last time the two teams clashed on the big stage, India had a chance to create history by winning the Women’s 50-over World Cup for the first time but an inspired spell from Anya Shrubsole (6/46) gave England a nine-run win and a fourth world title.Read More | Mandhana 83 helps India thrash Australia in ICC Women’s World T20Shrubsole will once again be the key focus for the Indian batters, with the England pacer taking a hat-trick against South Africa. Apart from Shrubsole and the powerful batting line-up, India will have to adjust to the conditions. All their three league games were on the slow, low Providence wicket while the pitch in North Sound, Antigua has assisted the pacers a lot more.Read More | Women’s World T20: West Indies beat England in last-over thrillerIn Guyana, India were well-served by spinners Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma in the league games. Poonam, in particular, has been superb with eight wickets and a fantastic economy rate and she has received great support from Radha and Sharma. In addition, Dayalan Hemlatha has also given great support. When it comes to the batting, Mithali Raj has demonstrated her class with two fifties but she has been plagued by injuries. Jemimah Rodrigues has been solid in the middle order but she has not converted her starts into big scores. The lower middle-order has not been tested much and this could be a problem heading into the knock-outs.England eye great startHeading into the contest, England’s confidence will be slightly dented after they lost in the last over to the West Indies in their last league game. However, the side will be aware of the threat posed by India, most notably from Harmanpreet and Mithali.England’s batting has not been tested much in this World T20, with the game against Sri Lanka getting washed out while South Africa was bowled out for 85. The likes of Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont and Amy Jones have not fired for the inaugural World T20 champions. It is the bowling, led by Shrubsole and Kirstie Gordon with seven and six wickets respectively that has helped England reach this stage.India and England have squared off four times in the World T20 with England winning all four of their encounters. However, India registered their first win in this competition against Australia recently and they have the chance to break yet another jinx. last_img read more

The Latest: 3 more Diamond League track meets postponed

first_imgThe events in Stockholm on May 24, Naples and Rome on May 28, and Rabat, Morocco, on May 31 have all been postponed with no new dates set.The first six events of the year have been called off and only the Shanghai meet has been given a new date. The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 is now the first scheduled event on the calendar.The Diamond League says “the meeting organizers, the Wanda Diamond League and World Athletics remain committed to delivering a structured extensive season in 2020.”___Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus pandemic. Barcelona says its executive board has decided to temporarily suspend player contracts. That produces a “proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The players’ contracts will remain intact during the job suspension.Employers in Spain are allowed to reduce labor costs while guaranteeing that workers will return to their jobs once conditions improve.The club says it has not decided by how much the salaries will be lowered.___ March 27, 2020 A Russia-based basketball league with teams in five countries has abandoned its season without declaring a champion because of the coronavirus outbreak.VTB United League CEO Ilona Korstin says it’s not appropriate to continue the season “in the current situation when borders are closed, teams can’t train at basketball arenas and clubs have to allow foreign players to go home.”Korstin says the league will start preparing for the 2020-21 season.Russian club BC Khimki was leading the league with an 18-1 record when it was suspended.___ Associated Press center_img The Latest: 3 more Diamond League track meets postponed Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Diamond League has postponed three more track meets because of the coronavirus outbreak. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Suriname beat Guyana 3-1 at CONCACAF U-15 Championships

first_imgSURINAME defeated Guyana 3-1 yesterday in their second match at this year’s Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-15 Championships in Florida, USA.Guyana had opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against St Kitts and Nevis and coach Bryan Joseph had hoped for a better showing by his boys against rivals Suriname.Joseph said prior to the match, the team was told how important the game was, given the rich rivalry between the two countries in the sport of football.However, the U-15 coach noted that Guyana went into the game looking ‘disorganised’ and despite scoring the opening goal of the game through Orville Daniels in the 18th minute, it was Suriname who had the upper hand from the beginning.“We scored on the run of play; Orville Daniels scored a nice volley from in the box and just for a moment I thought that the goal would have changed how we played,” Joseph noted.But Suriname’s Fernando Heopel connected in the 20th minute to equal the scores, while in the 36th minute, Faisijo Burnett scored to give the Dutch-speaking country a 2-1 lead.Suriname kept their feet on the gas and Burnett scored his second in the 60th minute to give his country a 3-1 advantage.Guyana will play St Lucia tomorrow in their final Group F game.last_img read more

Andrews, Waldron explode for GDF in big win against Ace Warriors

first_imgLEON Andrews and Damian Waldron starred with bat and ball to lead the Guyana Defence Force to a 238-run victory against Ace Warriors when action in the Noble House Seafoods Second-Division Two-Day cricket competition continued over the weekend at the GDF ground, Camp Ayanganna.GDF exploded with the bat after losing the toss on Saturday morning. Both Andrews, who captained the team and Waldron, who batted at four, blasted centuries.For the third wicket, the pair put together 198 runs. Andrews, who opened the batting, struck seven fours and five sixes, while Waldron hit eight fours and seven sixes.Devendra Lall eventually dismissed both batsmen, but not before Andrews had scored an even 100 and Waldron had hit 109.GDF declared at 300-5 in 43 overs. Dameon Ross and Deamon Whitney had added 21 and 20 runs respectively.In reply, Ace Warriors were bundled out for 113 in 33.4 overs after Andrews and Waldron combined for six wickets with their off-spin bowling.Andrews finished with 4-37, while Waldron took 2-30. None of the Ace Warriors’ batsmen reached 20.GDF then raced to 225-8 in their second innings, before they declared after 35.1 overs.Andrews and Ross took the initiative early, after blasting a quick 115-run opening wicket partnership.The skipper, whose first four scoring shots were boundaries, finished with 63 (8x4s, 1×6), while Ross, who scored 50, struck seven fours.Whitney added 48 (5x4s, 1×6) and Colvis Sam (28) before GDF declared.Raul Enmore, who got the wickets of both openers, finished with 3-75, while Lall picked up 3-57 and Selwin Collier, as he did in the first innings, again finished with two scalps.With a lead of 412 GDF, led by Andrews and Waldron, were able to dismiss their opponents in 32.3 overs for 174 runs.Enmore, who was initially able to manoeuvre around the off-spinners, scored 91 runs. The opener struck six fours and six sixes and looked set for a century, but a straight ball from Waldron struck him on the pad, resulting in an LBW decision.Andrews finished with 5-85, while Waldron took 3-39 and Sam 2-46.last_img read more

GAW home games ticket sales postponed

first_imgTHE Guyana Amazon Warriors OPCO has announced that the commencement of ticket sales for the Franchise’s home games have been postponed.In an urgent release sent out late Sunday evening, the body said that new release would be issued regarding the new date for the commencement of ticket sales“CPL OPCO wishes to advise that the sale of tickets for the Guyana Amazon Warriors home matches of the 2019 Hero CPL, which was due to commence tomorrow, Monday, 29th July, 2019, has been postponed to a date to be announced.”“A Media Release will be issued soon advising of the new start date of ticket sales.”“CPL OPCO apologizes to all our fans and especially to our overseas supporters for any inconvenience caused,” it concluded by saying.On Saturday, the body released an email saying that ticket sales were to begin on Monday.Prices in the initial release ranged from G$5,000 for the green stand, G$5,000 for the Red Stand, G$3,000 for the Orange Stand and G$2,000 for the Grass Mound.The game dates that were being advertised were Thursday September 5 (Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St. Lucia Stars at 18:00), Saturday September 7 (Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts Patriots at 20:00), Sunday September 8 (Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents at 17:00), Thursday October 3 (Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs at 18:00) and Friday October 4 (Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders at 20:00)last_img read more

BCQS Guyana Masters Squash Tournament off to exciting start

first_imgSOME of the Caribbean’s former top players rolled back the years and ignited the Georgetown Club Squash Courts with some dazzling display of Squash, when the BCQS Guyana Masters Squash Tournament served off on Thursday evening.The first match of the night between Barbados’ Errol Pilgrim and Douglas Beckford of Jamaica was a close battle that went to five games. The two Over-65 players treated spectators to a real treat of experience.Both athletes settled in comfortably but Pilgrim moved out ahead to earn the first game win 11-5. Beckford came back out determined and despite Pilgrim starting strong again, Beckford worked the court to even up at 10-10 before pushing for the 12-10 win.The third game played out the same as Beckford again took the win 12-10, before a close fourth that could have gone either way saw Pilgrim come out on top. In the 5th and deciding game some fantastic shots were played but Pilgrim prevailed 11-7.In the lone women’s match of the night a strong Guyana’s Lydia Fraser defeated her fellow countrywoman Tian Edwards in three straight sets 11-2, 11-5 and 11-5.The final game of the night was also entertaining with Marlon White of Barbados taking on David Fernandes in a spirited match.A solid Fernandes showed glimpses of brilliance with well-placed shots and timely drops to take the first game, much to the delight of the crowd. White came back fighting and fitness prevailed as he stayed ahead for a 3-1 victory, finishing 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.Action is ongoing at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts, and play will continue tomorrow at 17:00hrs.last_img read more

Aribo Delighted to Return to Action after Covid-19 Ended Scottish Season

first_imgThe outbreak of coronavirus in March forced football activities to be suspended in Scotland and around the world as many countries imposed a total lockdown to curb the spread of the pandemic.The 2019-20 Scottish Premiership was subsequently ended abruptly as a result of Covid-19 and the Gers finished second on the league table behind Celtic.After the Scottish government allowed football activities to return, Rangers immediately kick-started their build-up to the 2020-21 season.Aribo, who has been part of the preparations, has taken to the social media to express his feelings on his return to action after 17 weeks of inactivity.“Felt good to be back on the pitch,” Aribo posted on Instagram with his image during the game.Aribo has been in fine form since joining the Gers last summer after turning down a chance to extend his contract with Charlton Athletic, where he spent two years.The 23-year-old midfielder scored eight goals and provided eight assists in 45 appearances for the Ibrox Stadium outfit in his debut campaign.His eye-catching performances earned him a call-up to the Nigeria national team and he has since made four appearances for the three-time African champions.Aribo will hope to continue his impressive performances for the Gers in their remaining pre-season games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles star and Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo, has expressed his delight after returning to action in their pre-season game against Hamilton on Saturday.The Nigerian international featured for the Ibrox Stadium outfit in their first pre-season game against the Steven Gerrard’s tutored side but it was Calvin Bassey’s strike that cancelled out Ronan Hughes’ opener before Markus Fjortoft scored the match-winner from the penalty spot to earn Accies 2-1 win against Rangers.Super Eagles midfielder Aribo came close to scoring in the encounter when he struck a shot but the effort was blocked by Hamilton’s defenders. Joe Aribo last_img read more

Game rewind: USC helpless to stop Stanford’s home invasion

first_imgThe setup: After finishing off the last of their away games, the road-weary Trojans returned to the Coliseum in hopes of solidifying their standing in the Pac-10.The story: Stanford made itself at home on homecoming day for USC by running roughshod over the Trojans in a 55-21 blowout. The 34-point loss was the worst in the Coliseum in almost 43 years for USC.Daily Trojan | Mannat Saini“I’m not sure I have the right words to describe being humbled like this,”Stanford racked up 325 yards rushing and was led by senior running back Toby Gerhart, who tallied 178 yards and three touchdowns. The Norco, Calif., product was only recruited as a fullback and linebacker by USC coaches, who believed he would not be able to be a running back in the Pac-10.But Gerhart ran through the heart of the Trojan defense all day behind Stanford’s gritty offensive line. The Cardinal repeatedly utilized the power play, as coaches and players called it, to get Gerhart moving downhill.Stanford’s offensive success was all the more startling given the few number of surprises they offered.“They ran the same plays we thought they were going to run,” senior safety Taylor Mays said.Saturday’s outcome was the latest in a frustrating series for USC’s maligned defense. Last week’s performance against Arizona State gave the Trojans reason for confidence, but Carroll said that he did not think his team had solved its glaring errors.“We’ve just fallen apart here and given our opponents the chance to do whatever they want,” he said.Barkley’s struggles: True freshman quarterback Matt Barkley threw a career-high three interceptions and fumbled once against the Cardinal.With wide receiver Damian Williams sidelined by ankle injury, Barkley finished with fewer than 200 passing yards for the third straight game.The recent woes perplexed the signal-caller, who said he would have to look at film to determine the source of his struggles.“I don’t feel flustered,” Barkley said. “We’ve had some bad breaks. When we’re turning the ball over like this, it’s tough to bounce back.”Barkley’s most costly mistake came when a pass intended for Brice Butler was intercepted by Stanford cornerback Richard Sherman, who then streaked 43 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. The score gave Stanford a decisive 42-21 lead with less than 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.“He looked like a kid,” Sherman said. “He’s a great quarterback and he’s going to make great plays, but everybody has to grow.”The call: Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh surprised many with a fourth-quarter decision to attempt a two-point conversion with the game well in-hand after Gerhart’s third touchdown put the Cardinal up 48-21. Gerhart was stopped short of the goal line, but Harbaugh’s move still drew plenty of questions following the game.“I think he was trying to go for 50,” Gerhart said with a smile.Carroll said he was not offended by the decision and did not address it in the postgame handshake.“In that situation, they can do whatever they want,” Carroll said. “Sometimes those decisions are for attitude and your own team, so you do what you have to do.”The decision did grate some USC players, however.“It was kind of dispectful,” junior linebacker Malcolm Smith said. “It was definitely a punch in the face.”Insult to injury: Mays’ postgame press conference was drowned out by the sounds of Stanford hollering and knocking against their lockers, rattling the wall.“They deserve to have that feeling,” Mays said.last_img read more

Gardiner loses out in European Olympic qualifers

first_imgIn the afternoon session, David Oliver Joyce will face a Georgian opponent in their last-16 contest while Michael O’Reilly will go up against a Finnish fighter in his first outing in the middleweight division.During the evening session heavyweight Darren O’Neill will face Gabriel Richards of Sweden in their last-16 bout. The Clonmel Boxing club member was up against Mahammad-rausl Majidor of Azerbaijan in the 91 kilo weight division.Gardiner was beaten by a unanimous decision in his opening fight in the men’s Super Heavyweight division.There’s a further three Irish boxers in action todaylast_img read more