North-Link Construction to Begin

first_imgNorthern Enterprises is pleased to announce the commencement of the North-Link network on Friday, May 4th, 1:45 pm at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Senator Patrick Leahy and other dignitaries will be on hand to formally launch construction of this fiber optic high-speed network. The fiber optic system will serve as a backbone for broadband access throughout the Northeast Kingdom where major areas have been sidelined from high speed internet access. North-Link is a $ 10 million fiber optic network designed by Northern Enterprises, in cooperation with the Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont, that encompasses eight Vermont Counties, three States and two countries. The network is a public-private partnership with financial backing coming from the federal government, local businesses and communities.last_img read more

Freshman Bianca Chevarie steps up after Morgan Alexander’s injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm Contact Alex: | @alexhamer8 Starting 20 yards from goal, Bianca Chevarie feinted left before dodging right, breezing past Colgate’s man-to-man pressure. Striding into the 8-meter arc, this time she elected to veer left, absorbing a stick check from one Raider defender and sidestepping another before a shot meshed into the cage’s top left corner.“(Chevarie) has really fast feet, really quick steps, really good stick skills,” senior midfielder Mary Rahal said. “I mean, she’s pretty hard to defend.”After Morgan Alexander’s season-ending leg injury during a Feb. 19 practice, it was unclear who would replace the redshirt senior in No. 4 Syracuse’s (7-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) attack. But Chevarie has started the four games since in Alexander’s left attack position, helping the Orange defeat three top-20 ranked opponents amid their six-game winning streak. The freshman’s scored four goals and dished four assists since joining the starting lineup on Feb. 22 against Northwestern.Chevarie, whose listed and preferred position is midfield, had split reps in practice — and in the Orange’s first four games — with the second midfield line and as Alexander’s backup on attack. Even before starting, she was the only freshman receiving consistent minutes off the bench. The Ontario native said her transition to SU was aided by competing in U-19 World Championships last fall, where Chevarie earned a silver medal after Canada was defeated by Megan Carney and the USA in the final.With four goals and four assists so far this season, Chevarie isn’t scoring at the same rate as Emily Hawryschuk (second in the nation with 4.88 goals per game) or even secondary scorers Meaghan Tyrrell and Carney. But Chevarie said she knows she doesn’t need to.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Probably the biggest thing has been that she’s been working hard and hustling every day,” SU head coach Gary Gait said of the decision to start Chevarie. “We just looked at the energy she brings.”Emily Steinberger | Design EditorFor Chevarie, the defensive side of the game is part of why she loves playing midfield, and she admits at times she “hates being stuck behind a line” on attack. But since transitioning into her left-sided attack role, Chevarie, the Orange’s only freshman starter, has focused more on learning the attacking nuances of Syracuse’s system, often soliciting advice from Alexander.In Chevarie’s first start against Northwestern, Alexander noticed early on that Chevarie was stationed too far back when the Orange were on the offensive. Chevarie said that initially she struggled with her positioning and timing her cuts at different times than her teammates.“I told (Chevarie), ‘Right there, you’re hanging too far out. You’ve gotta step in, have that killer instinct, that attack mindset,’” Alexander said.Chevarie took Alexander’s advice into her next start against Colgate, focusing on being more aggressive. Gait called her effort on the ride against Colgate “relentless.” Not only did her new approach lead to her aforementioned twisting solo goal, but Chevarie also recorded a season-best three points against the Raiders.For Syracuse’s third goal, Chevarie received a handoff from Sierra Cockerille at the edge of the 12-meter arc. Chevarie didn’t hesitate, immediately making a diagonal run toward the cage, stretching to get her shot off beyond a Raider defender’s outstretched stick before finding twine.“I think all of us were just running smoothly,” Chevarie said.But it wasn’t just Chevarie’s goals that stood out; Chevarie said her overall comfort in the offense has grown with each passing game. As Rahal led a counterattack against the Raiders, her pass found Chevarie, who moved the ball on instantly to a wide-open Tyrrell along the crease before another quickfire pass found Carney for an easy goal. Later on from a free position, Chevarie’s shot appeared wide, but Carney emerged from behind the cage for another simple score.In the following game against Maryland, Chevarie was quiet with no points, but the entire Orange offense had a down day, scoring well below their season average with just 10 goals in the victory. Last Sunday against Virginia Tech, Chevarie’s aggression was back, peppering the Hokies’ goal with a season-high five shots as she went on to score one and set another goal up.Now that Chevarie has acclimated to attack and become more aggressive, Gait said she just needs to work on her decision-making. But he has little doubt about whether Chevarie will continue to improve.“She wants to be good and she’s been willing to work at it,” Gait said, “she stays focused and really puts the effort in. We gave her the opportunity and we’re happy with it so far.” Commentslast_img read more

Hadžiahmetović is Qualified Among Top 8 at the ITTF Tournament in Luxemburg

first_imgThe best B&H table tennis player Emina Hadžiahmetović is qualified among top 8 players of the ITTF tournament in Luxemburg, which is rated for the world senior ranking list.“Emina won three matches yesterday. First match she won against Wales competitor, then she won against the representative of Ireland and at the end won against the excellent French table tennis player Chasselin Pauline, who was the main favorite for the medal. Emina in Luxemburg showed that is in a great shape and participation at this tournament against top players will be a good start for her before the World Championship in Japan”,  said Amela Haždiahmetović – Mujezinović, sister and trainer of our best table tennis player.Emina Hadžiahmetović is a member of Sarajevo Spina 2012, that with victories of the last weekend against Banja Luka and Prijedor continues to dominate in our country and again won the champion’s trophy in table tennis competition.(Source: read more

Names of BH Participants at the Olympic Games announced

first_imgA total of 11 BH athletes, participants of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will be officially presented tomorrow at the Olympic Committee of BiH (OC BiH).At this Olympics, BiH will have the most numerous team in history. Colors of BiH will be defending following: athletes Amel Tuka, Hamza Alic, Kemal Mesic, Mesud Pezer, Lucija Kimani; tennis players Damir Dzumhur and Mirza Basic; swimmers Amina Kajtaz and Mihajlo Ceprkalo; judoka Larisa Ceric and shooter Tatjana Djekanovic.Coaches will travel with athletes and the Olympic delegation will consist of 24 persons.“Amel Tuka put his professional masseur on disposal to the whole team, so for the first time, we will be a complete Olympic delegation with all supporting contents,” said the Secretary General of OC BiH, Said Fazlagic.For the first time, BiH is going to the Olympics with great ambitions, including a wish to win a medal. The most is expected from the athlete Amela Tuka and judoka Larisa Ceric.For the first time on the Olympic Games, two BH tennis players will perform, since Mirza Basic received an invitation as well.(Source: read more

Change is good — just ask Noelle Sylvester

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsDuring youth soccer Noelle Sylvester was counted on for filling the net.Rep teams, house league, even high-level women’s tournaments, the speedy Sylvester was the “go-to girl” when it came to scoring.Fast forward a few, well, a lot of years, and the Nelson Youth Soccer grad has found out what life was like for all those defenders she burned en route to bulging the onion bag.Sylvester, 29, has been counted on as one of the main cogs on the defence for the 2010 edition of the University of Victoria Vikes Varsity Women’s Soccer Team.“Well I’m not scoring any goals but I am stopping a lot of them,” the 5’4” Sylvester said on the eve of a pivotal weekend in CIS Women’s Soccer League play.“I play (on) defence now so while still involved in the attack I am not the one scoring all of the goals. We have some really technically talented girls up front and in the mid (field) who are scoring for us.”Sylvester’s new found skill on the defensive line will be put to the test when the Vikings enter the final weekend of the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Women’s Soccer season.Following a mid-season skid that saw UVIC (4-5-3) lose five of six games, the Vikes have an outside shot at qualifying for the post season after a pair of wins over Regina (2-0) and Manitoba (2-1).Victoria currently occupies seventh spot in league standings, four points out of a playoff spot.The Vikes face 1-10 Lethbridge Pronghorns Saturday at home before concluding the season Sunday against University of Calgary Dinos.U of C, three points in front of UVic, is also in the hunt for the final playoff spot. Both teams are chasing University of Saskatchewan, which plays second-place Trinity Western and third-place University of B.C.So the post season is not out of the question just yet.“There is still a glimmer of hope for playoffs,” said Sylvester, pursuing a degree in Physical Education and English minor at the Island University. “We won both of our games last weekend so we are just clawing our way to the top.”“This weekend will be huge,” she added. “We played well last weekend so we are hoping to continue with that momentum and have a good week of training and get some wins next weekend as well.”It’s been a transition season for Sylvester and the Vikes. Injuries have slowed the once-mighty Vikes, forcing the team to switch gears when the losses began to pile up.“We decided last weekend that we needed to have fun while we were playing or what is the point (of playing) . . . and it worked, we won both of our games,” Sylvester explained.“(Plus during the losing streak) we also had our two biggest weekends back to back playing Trinity and UBC two weekends in a row and that is just mentally and physically exhausting.”Unfortunately for Sylvester, she too was also injured, which didn’t help either.“This season has been a good and bad,” Sylvester admitted. “I had a starting position but ended up with a concussion and some other injuries that held me out of some games.”This is Sylvester’s second season with the Vikes, which is quite remarkable considering the 20-plus L.V. Rogers grad is playing with some teammates nearly ten years younger.Sylvester decided to take a few years off after high school before heading to university. In 2007, a good six years after graduating from L.V. Rogers, Sylvester decided now was the time to get an education and tryout for university ball.But days before the sessions she became ill. The sickness, combined with being from the hinterland of the province and not being known on the provincial stage, cost her a shot at a spot on the team.Sylvester played in the Premier League for two seasons before convincing herself to take another shot at the Vikes in 2009. And by all accounts, the wait was worth it as the soft spoken Sylvester is making her mark with the Vikes.“When I am healthy I am getting a lot of playing time so that is good,” Sylvester said. “I am playing defence now so it’s a little different than I am used to but so fun.”Fun, even when she is not scoring goals.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Mates open the 2012 season by pounding Vikings

first_imgLast season the Dam Inn Mates looked very impressive in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League Final.The Mates continued that impressive showing Sunday as Dam Inn opened the 2012 season with a lopsided 29-6 victory over Castlegar at the Mount Sentinel Field. In the other game on opening day, the Brewers defeated Nelson Hour Glass by forfeit.The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League is a four-team league and plays Sundays at Mount Sentinel.Game times are 11a.m. and 1 p.m.Sunday the Mates meet Brewers at 1 p.m. while Hour Glass battles Castlegar in the preliminary game at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Valley singer wows on ‘Idol’

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sherman Oaks’ very own “American Idol” contestant Katharine McPhee bowled over the show’s resident meanie Simon Cowell this week, causing him to exclaim, “Tonight, Katharine, you became a star.” McPhee’s blockbuster version of the standard “Come Rain or Come Shine” solidified her standing among voters, and it was fellow contestant Kevin Covais, a 16-year-old from Levittown, N.Y., who was booted from the popular singing contest Wednesday. Cowell said McPhee, 21, appeared “seasoned,” adding “I loved it.” Along with high notes, “Idol’s” fifth season hit another peak this week when the Fox show scored its biggest audience yet Tuesday for a performance episode. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A gigantic 33.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the remaining 11 finalists sing the music of the ’50s for a shot at a record contract during Tuesday’s two-hour broadcast, Nielsen Media Research reported. Viewers’ votes were announced Wednesday. Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 and fred.shuster@dailynews.comlast_img read more

‘Griezmann to cost €200m’ – Barca & Man Utd warned

first_imgTransfers ‘Griezmann’s release clause is €200m’ – Atletico warn Barcelona & Man Utd they face pricey transfer fight Dom Farrell 23:35 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) AntoineGriezmann - cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Atlético Madrid Primera División Antoine Griezmann Manchester United Multiple clubs are reported to be interested in the French forward but Atletico’s CEO has promised to work to keep him from leaving Manchester United and Barcelona have been warned they could need to splash up to €200 million to buy Antoine Griezmann this summer.Atletico reported Barcelona to FIFA last week over their alleged transfer pursuit of the France star after Camp Nou director Guillermo Amor said it was possible Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu “had a meeting with Griezmann’s family”.The 26-year-old forward was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United before the start of this season but opted to stay with Atletico. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Head coach Diego Simeone recently stoked speculation by saying he would not stand in Griezmann’s way should he desire a new challenge, but Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has sounded a more combative tone.”Atletico doesn’t want to sell Griezmann either now or in the summer,” he told Mega. “For us he is a very important player, who has grown a lot and we have grown up with him.”Our intention is to keep growing all together. Last summer we made an effort beyond the possibilities of the club and we’ll do it again next summer.”Griezmann departure isn’t in our hands, but until summer is impossible to leave us.”Atletico will be able to pair Diego Costa with Griezmann in attack in the new year, when their FIFA player registration ban is lifted.Gil Marin conceded putting together that all-star forward line has been no easy task, making him keen to renegotiate Griezmann’s contract, which runs until 2022 and contains a release clause of €200m until July next year when it will become €100m.”It’s been hard for us to get Griezmann and Diego Costa together and I think it’s going to be very good for Atletico,” Gil Marin added.”Until July 1, Griezmann’s release clause is €200m.”Atletico lie second in La Liga but defeat to Espanyol in the final game before the mid-season break means they are now nine points behind Barca at the summit.last_img read more