Topics : Researchers from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and Zoologische Staatssammlung in München, Germany, have discovered four new beetle species in North Maluku.The four new beetle species have been identified as Epholcis acutus, Epholcis arcuatus, Epholcis cakalele, and Epholcis obiensis. The Epholcis genus is a nocturnal beetle.The beetles were found through joint collaboration between LIPI researcher Raden Pramesa Narakusumo from LIPI and Zoologische Staatssammlung researcher Michael Balke during an exploration of the Maluku islands. Pramesa said two of the beetles were named based on their physical appearances, acutus means “sharp edge”, while arcuatus means “bow-like”, referring to the species’ curved back leg. The cakalele beetle is named after a traditional Maluku dance, and obiensis is named after Obi, the island where it was found. Pramesa also explained that the researchers used classic taxonomic methods to identify the species as new discoveries. He said that Indonesia had a lot of potential for new beetle species discoveries. Currently, most beetle specimens are kept in the Zoologicum Bogoriense Museum in Bogor, West Java. (dpk)
Sharing is caring! Tweet FaithLifestyleLocalNews People’s Pentecostal Family Church and Master Academy to provide eye care to public. by: – May 23, 2011 Share Share 63 Views no discussions Share Pastor Bill Daniel. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comThe People’s Pentecostal Family Church Missions Project in collaboration with Master Academy a Canadian based missionary group will provide three days of free eye care clinics to the public commencing today.The clinics will be conducted by Drs Charles Klettke and Roland Bauder.While here, the group will also build a computer Lab, install computers and a wireless network at the St. Luke’s Primary School.The team of seventeen missionaries along will also engage several community projects which include, Replacement of toilets at Operation Youth Quake Orphanage, Painting of the PPFC Children’s Ground in Stock Farm.Visits and care for the elderly and presentation of food hampers to needy families in the communities of Stockfarm and Yam Piece.Dominica Vibes News
The Northern SportMod Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. More information is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website. Other event sponsors are Croplan by Winfield and Latham Hi-Tech Seeds Also running that evening at Britt are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. National, regional and state points will be awarded in those three divisions. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Kids 12 and under get in free. Pit passes are $30. BRITT, Iowa – Rain was the winner Tuesday night at Britt, as Hancock County Speedway’s $2,500 to win Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod Nationals were postponed to June 25 The MaxYield Seed-sponsored special pays a minimum of $300 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded and top finishers from each heat advance to the $200 to win DeKalb/Asgrow Dash to determine their starting spots in the main event. Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.
“This game is no different and I strongly urge everyone in the ground to show each other respect and not to chant songs that could be regarded as insulting to others – particularly from a religious or political perspective.” “I hope everyone bears that in mind, and every time we come to support our national team.” England fans’ reputation has been restored by their behaviour at recent tournaments, with Hodgson adding his praise, while underlining that it could be quickly eroded. “In my time as England manager the support this team has received at home and abroad has been nothing short of fantastic,” he said. “I have been taken aback by the sheer scale of passion and commitment our supporters have shown. “Long before I came into the job I knew that the behaviour and reputation of England fans has developed into something we all should be very proud of. “World Cups in South Africa and Germany in the last decade are shining examples of this. So I hope everyone who follows England understands that position has been built by many fans over a long period of time and sadly it can be undone very quickly by a minority.” Roy Hodgson has heaped praise on England fans while urging them not to sing “religious or political” songs in next week’s friendly with Ireland. Press Association The Ireland encounter at Wembley on May 29 will be their first meeting with England since 1995, when a friendly in Dublin had to be abandoned due to rioting by the visiting supporters. An anti-IRA song ‘No Surrender’ continues to be sung by England fans and, after escaping a charge for the alleged behaviour of their supporters in San Marino recently, the Football Association are desperate to avoid more controversy. In his programme notes for next Wednesday’s game, published on the FA website, Hodgson wrote: “As much as we all want to win, respect for the game and for our opponents is paramount.
Though each indoor track and field season for CNY Indoor Track Association sides starts with the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet, this one had a bit more meaning.That’s because the event’s namesake, Jack Morse, a long-time radio and television sportscaster who spent a large part of his four-decade career highlighting area high school sports, passed away in November at age 84.Baldwinsville’s indoor track team was part of the Thursday portion of this two-day event, and won both the boys and girls titles. On the way to the 1,600-meter team title in 19:51.98, B’ville was 1-2 individually, Jack Michaels taking the top spot in 4:42.21 to edge teammate Colin Delaney, who posted 4:43.10. That predated a sprint medley relay where Weaver, Sam Mellinger, Kenneth Svitak and Connor Waldron got a Bees victory in 3:53.02, the only time under four minutes.Quinn Peters, David Mahar, Logan Hayes and Robert Thompson went 1:42.24 in the 4×200 relay, just behind the winning 1:42.09 from Institute of Technology Central. Thompson and Aden Kostolecki were fourth in the long jump.Matt Komuda cleared 9 feet in the pole vault for third-place points. The Bees also finished fourth in the 4×800 relay in 9:41.89 and fourth in the 4×400 (4:08.76) as Tom Hagopian and Tom Bernardin got fifth place in the 55-meter hurdles.On the girls side at the Morse meet, the Bees also excelled at field events, including the pole vault, where Ella Smith’s clearance of 7’6″ meant an individual title and 10 first-place team points, too. In the weight throw, B’ville had three of the top four finishers, with Sarah Smiley heaving it 29’10” to beat Kathryn Mitts (27’2″) and Lauren Shaler (26’9″).Lauren Addario, by herself, got fourth-place points in the triple jump thanks to her individual victory with 37’3 1/2″. Hannah Johnson and Allyson Surowick paired for 29’7 1/4″ in the long jump, second to F-M (31’3 1/2″), while Karen Ekure and Natalia Lewis were second in the high jump, combining to top 9’3″.Vivian Holden-Betts, Sarah Fawwaz, Annabelle Horan and Sage Springsteen won the 1,500-meter four-runner event in 23:50.43, while in the sprint medley Addario, Ekure, Olivia Creelman and Anna Conklin were second in 4:53.19.Mary Sabatino, Lily Horan, Emilee Salzman and Catherine Thompson were third in the 4×800 in 12:13.58. Johnson, Brianna Natoli, Katie Nice and Bailey Nicholson got third in the 4×400 in 4:40.71 as Courtney Bostic, Madison Kennedy, Brook Wirtheim and Olivia Muscolino took third place in the 4×200 in 2:01.43.Elsewhere, Surowick and Nadia Kozman were fifth in the 55 hurdles, with Carlie Desimone and Alida Menickelli fifth in the 55 sprint. Shaler and Sarah Smiley were sixth in the shot put.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The boys Bees had 94 points, well clear of Cazenovia’s runner-up total of 71 points, while the girls Bees got a scare from Cazenovia and Fayetteville-Manlius, yet won with 87 points to the Lakers’ 85 and the Hornets’ 84.Dominating field events, the B’ville boys had Ryan Dupra clear 6 feet 3 inches to win the high jump and gain team honors with Owen Weaver, who topped 5’6″. In the triple jump, Weaver and Aidan Priest prevailed with 75’5″, Weaver second among individuals with 39’11 1/4″.Steven Miller, second in the individual shot put with 39’2 1/4″, paired with Adam Graham for the team victory with 75’8 1/2″, while in the weight throw Miller (second) and Alex Boak (fourth) finished on top, their throws adding up to 81’2″. Tags: Baldwinsvilleindoor track
Published on November 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm Contact Jacob: email@example.com | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK – Kaleb Joseph wasn’t supposed to try to win the game. Jim Boeheim said he should’ve given the ball to Rakeem Christmas or Chris McCullough.But when the freshman point guard pulled up at the free-throw line with 43 seconds left, trying to extend a one-point lead, he could’ve punctuated the contest. He didn’t, but he had helped play Syracuse to a point where it ultimately wouldn’t matter.On Thursday night, the Orange (3-1) had to play in spite of its guards. And while bad passes and clanked open 3s persisted in a 66-63 win over Iowa (2-2) in Friday’s 2K Classic consolation game on Friday, Joseph and junior shooting guard Trevor Cooney’s improved play put its big men on the scoreboard, kept Rakeem Christmas out of trouble and — just barely — kept SU ahead of the Hawkeyes.“It was good to just be a ball player again,” Cooney said.In the first half, Cooney found frustration. With 12:15 left in the frame, he missed his third 3 of the game but stole the ball back seconds later only to bounce a wide-open dunk off the back of the rim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut he would finish the first half with a pair of assists and the game with 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting and 3-of-9 from 3. Joseph had four helpers, beating his total from the Orange’s loss to California on Thursday night.They both ensured that Syracuse’s bigs were a consistent threat. SU led 34-29 and McCullough and Christmas’ combined point totals only trailed Iowa 29-20 as the Orange got better in its ongoing effort to get its most consistent threats the ball.And they made sure SU’s best weapon got to play 33 minutes Friday night.“They stopped people from coming down in the lane,” Christmas said. “That’s foul trouble for me.”Still, the Orange guards all but wasted a 15-point lead. The Hawkeyes defended Syracuse from a three-quarters-court press after makes for much of the first half.Twice, trying to break the press, Cooney caught a pass from a teammate, bounced the ball once, picked up his dribble then threw the ball away. There was nothing terribly confusing about Iowa’s press, as he and Syracuse were all but beating themselves.“Honestly, we just made stupid decisions,” said Joseph, who finished with seven points and eight assists. “We tried to force the ball up the sidelines and in the press you always want to keep the ball in the middle and attack.”The press had worked to the point where an offense that zipped the ball around Iowa defenders early in the second half came out of a timeout with 1:34 remaining holding just a 61-60 lead after a 17-4, 6:43 Hawkeyes run.In that span, Joseph coughed up two of his four turnovers, committed two of his four fouls and shot two of his 10 misses. Cooney had one of his three turnovers.But while the press had sapped away the Syracuse lead, Cooney’s 3-point stroke, if only a little, had warmed up. Iowa guard Josh Oglesby stood just inches away from Cooney off the ball, 10 feet from the basket.Instead of rolling out to the arc, though, Cooney cut to the hoop, Christmas threw him a two-handed pass and the SU guard laid the ball in to give the Orange a 63-60 lead with 1:30 to play.From there, all Cooney and Joseph had to do was foul Hawkeye shooters before they could shoot and watch the Orange big men snare rebounds off free throws.“We felt like if we would’ve played the right way yesterday with energy, that’s a game we definitely could’ve walked away with a W,” Joseph said. “We don’t want any other team to take one of those from us this year.” Comments
It is said that USC’s football team does not rebuild, but, rather, reloads, and the same can be said for at least one other team at USC this year.The USC men’s water polo team is coming off of two national championships in four years and a perfect 29-0 season in 2008. And as a new season approaches, it seems to be business as usual for the Trojans.Encore · Two-meter J.W. Krumpholz won last year’s Cutino Award, given to the nation’s best men’s and women’s water polo player. Krumpholz leads a Trojan offense that may be one of the best in the country. – Photo courtesy of Joel Zink“I have no doubt that we’ll have the best team in the country this year, but it’s just a matter of how we approach the season,” said senior two-meter Jordan Thompson.Thompson joins two-meters J.W. Krumpholz and Shea Buckner, and driver Matt Sagehorn as part of a nine-member senior class that has had more than its fair share of experience winning matches.Krumpholz, the 2008 recipient of the Peter J. Cutino award (annually given out to the top player in men’s water polo), leads a returning offense that accounted for most of the Trojans’ scoring last season. Sagehorn, Buckner and senior Justin Rappel all played a large role in the offense, with each scoring at least 20 goals last year.“The senior class we have has been outstanding, and the experience of playing in so many games together is a big part of it,” said coach Jovan Vavic, who recorded his 300th career win at USC last season. “What makes this class so special is it’s very balanced. It’s difficult to have so many guys stay together.”Overall, six of USC’s starters, five of whom are All-Americans, return from last year’s championship team, including goalkeeper and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Year Joel Dennerley. Dennerley anchored a Trojans’ defense last season that allowed the fewest goals out of any team in the nation and was considered by some to be one of the greatest defenses in collegiate history.While the returning starters are a cause for optimism, the Trojans did lose a large part of the defense, with the departure of team leaders Arjan Ligtenberg and Jovan Vranes. The two had been on the team since USC’s last national championship season in 2005 and provided the Trojans with skill and experience in the driver position.Both Ligtenberg and Vranes earned All-American second- team honors in 2008, and played a pivotal role in shutting down Stanford’s offense in last years’ national title match.“Arjan and Jovan were huge players on our team. Defensively, yeah, it’s going to be challenging,” said Buckner of his former teammates. “They filled a lot of holes and did a lot of roles that were really valuable to the team. I think we’re going to recover from it, maybe even excel, but yeah, it’s definitely going to be hard.”USC will get its first test without Vranes and Ligtenberg this upcoming weekend when it competes in the Triton Invitational tournament in La Jolla, Calif.Last year, the Trojans swept the tournament, but it was not without struggle. After demolishing Division-III Claremont, 28-2, USC met head-on with Loyola Marymount University in the semifinals. The Trojans jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but LMU fought to bring the game to sudden death.USC was able to salvage the victory with a late goal, which effectively paved the way for a spot in the championship, an eventual tournament win and an undefeated season.USC will play in three tournaments this season — the Triton, NorCal, and SoCal invitationals — in addition to the MPSF and NCAA championship tournaments at the end of the year. Several key regular season matchups for the Trojans are sprinkled throughout their schedule, with the Cal game in early October and the Stanford and UCLA games in mid-November.“We always look forward to playing [Cal],” said Buckner of USC’s highly anticipated games. “Stanford, we want to give it to them too, so we’re definitely excited for that match. UCLA as well. All those games are huge.”And as with any team finding consistent success year in and year out, the target on the Trojans’ head only seems to grow.“It’s expected that we’re going to be out there to compete,” added Thompson. “Obviously last year was an incredible anomaly, and we’re going to have a little bit extra pressure on us. I’m excited.”
Submit Related Articles Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Share Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – reversed a previous proposal to discontinue the sale of live data at the $25k level of the sport, but reaffirmed its recommendation for a ban for the $15k developmental tier to protect the sport’s integrity.The report also recommends “empowering the TIU to monitor betting markets and to disrupt betting based on unofficial live scoring data at ITF World Tennis Tour $15k developmental tier matches”, for which no live streaming or live internet coverage should be permitted. Sportradar, who has worked with the ITF since 2012 and now provides over 200 clients with data direct from the umpire’s chair, has issued the following response through David Lampitt, the firm’s Managing Director of Group Operations.“We welcome the fact that the Panel has reversed their recommendation to discontinue sale of live data at the $25k level of the sport. However we believe that they could and should have gone further. This is for two reasons:“A targeted approach should be applied across the whole sport; we have been consistent in our view that the Panel invites new risks and problems by recommending a prohibitive approach, when it has not succeeded as an effective regulatory tool in relation to the betting industry anywhere in the world, nor in any other sport. Adjusting their arbitrary line (between targeted approach and blanket discontinuance) down a level doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.“This is because the measures don’t match the risks; the Panel’s approach remains disproportionate. They now accept a targeted approach as the most effective response for almost every level of tennis, including quite correctly those levels above the ITF that evidence the highest level of risk. It then makes no sense that they have doggedly maintained a solution that is more draconian, expensive, complex and unpredictable for the $15k tournament level that has lower risk.The panel has justified its proposals by claiming that an absence of betting markets at the $15k level would “reduce by many thousands the number of players whose matches can be bet on, and so who are vulnerable to temptation or corruption, as well as to online abuse”.The report does at least acknowledge that such prohibition – as highlighted by Lampitt at this year’s Betting on Sports conference – does not work “…if the betting markets based on official data are simply replaced by parallel betting markets based on unofficial data derived from live broadcasts, obtained by scouts attending matches, or scraped from the internet”. Lampitt concluded: “Our experience borne of more than a decade investing in the best programmes to fight integrity corruption in sport, is that a targeted approach, where the key stakeholders cooperate and invest into detection, prevention and education rather than prohibition is the most effective way forward for all levels.“Now that the Panel’s work is finally complete, we look forward to working with our trusted partners and the wider tennis family to deliver the best solutions to protect the integrity of the sport.”
Guinea have followed up their verbal interest in hosting either the 2019 or 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with an official bid submitted to the Confederation Of African Football on Thursday the country’s football officials have announced in Conakry.A four-man delegation including minister of sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow and FA chairman Salifou Camara were said to have travelled to the Cairo headquarters of CAF to deliver documents to show how serious they are to host the continent’s biggest football fiesta.DocumentsThe documents submitted by the Guinean officials included motivations and guarantees from the government to host either of the tournaments.-We believe it is time that the Africa Cup of Nations comes to our country, Guinea,” Camara said in a statement.-We are hopeful this will be a reality and it will contribute to the development of infrastructure and grassroots football. HistoricIf finally given the nod, it will be an historic moment for Guinea that has never won or hosted the Africa Cup of Nations. The Syli National’s best performance in the showpiece event in Africa was in Ethiopia in 1976, when they finished as runners-up against winners Morocco.