Roger Willey 5K scheduled for Saturday

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first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Roger Willey 5K is scheduled to be held Saturday, Sept. 22.Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA gymnasium with the race itself beginning at 8. The cost to enter is $20, and the first 75 registrants will receive a complimentary hat.Former Ellsworth American reporter David Roza won the 2016 and 2017 editions of the 5K race. Evan Merchant of Beals was the runner-up last year, and Seth Young of Ellsworth took second two years ago.The race will also feature a 10K division. Louie Luchini won the 10K last year with a time of 33 minutes, 41 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor more information, contact DEFY Fitness Director Robin Clarke via email at [email protected] or via phone at 667-3086.last_img read more

Julius Randle earns rare start in wake of team meeting

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLast week veteran center Andrew Bogut revealed following a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers  that he would be“lying to say that there are guys that are not frustrated on this team.”Plans to chase two maximum-level free agents next summer have not been lost on the players who would need to depart to clear the way for LeBron James and Paul George. Julius Randle, before being thrust into a starting role Friday, had watched his minutes plummet in recent weeks.Oh, and the Lakers had lost four straight going into Friday’s matchup with the Clippers.“I think it was well-needed at the point in time that we were at,” Ingram said. “I think in these last two games, very winnable games, I don’t think we played up to our potential.”Recognizing the need to clear the air, Walton said he even considered burning sage, a la Phil Jackson. “There’s some frustration,” Walton said. “But there’s frustration on every team unless you win every game. Whenever you lose games, there’s frustration, people want to play more as everyone in the league should want to play more.”The situation with Randle has been perhaps the most difficult to read. The fourth-year forward played just 11 minutes in Wednesday’s loss to Memphis and was held to just eight minutes one week earlier in a victory against the league-leading Houston Rockets.Then on Friday he made his first start of the season.“Julius has shown us how great he can be,” Walton said. “And I believe in Julius and I continue to challenge him and some nights when he doesn’t play big minutes, is because other guys are rolling.“And some nights it’s because I don’t believe he is playing up to the standard that he set for himself. I want him to feel and realize the difference in those nights as part of his growth as a player.”BALL ALONELonzo Ball is likely to miss at least two more games before returning to the court, with Walton saying Friday that the rookie point guard is unlikely to play Sunday in Houston or Monday in Minnesota.Ball suffered a sprained left shoulder against the Blazers.“His shoulder’s feeling better,” Walton said. “It’s something we’re just going to keep treating and if he feels good enough to go we’ll get him on the court for shooting. After that we’ll et him to practice and then we’ll get him back on the court.”The Lakers will practice Tuesday before facing the Thunder a night later, potentially creating a window for Ball to get back on the court. What remains unclear is whether Ball will travel on the upcoming back-to-back.“We’re still deciding that,” Walton said. “Normally I would tell you yes but because of the travel, the back to back and flights like that it might be more beneficial for treatment purposes to leave him home. We’ll have a decision by the end of the night on that.”CONFIDENT KUZMAKuzma shot 4-for-24 against the Grizzlies, but that didn’t seem to faze him once the Lakers finally got back on the court two days later.“He’s a confident young man,” Walton said. “He hit his first 3 in shoot around and said he was back.“With people that can score like that and have the confidence he has in himself it normally takes the ball going through the net one time and they feel like they’re the hottest player in the gym again.”Kuzma was listed as questionable to play against the Clippers but started and did not seem to be limited by the bruised quadriceps that landed him on the injury report in the first place. EL SEGUNDO – With players grousing about playing time and the offseason strategy seeping into the locker room, the Lakers on Thursday canceled practice and instead gathered for an airing of grievances.Kyle Kuzma called it a “heart-to-heart,” while second-year forward Brandon Ingram said the team meeting was the first of his kind since being drafted two summers ago.“Hopefully we think about what we said to each other,” Ingram said. “What we said to the coaches and that the coaches have listened to what we said. Hopefully we can take it into practice, into games and just get better.”Coach Luke Walton downplayed the significance of the impromptu summit, saying “every team has issues” and “this is nothing new in sports and I think every athlete knows that.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lampard sees positives as Chelsea miss out on Super Cup

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first_imgFrank Lampard fell just short of winning silverware in just his second match in charge of ChelseaIstanbul, Turkey | AFP |  Coach Frank Lampard took great encouragement from Chelsea’s display in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday, despite the disappointment of losing on penalties to English rivals Liverpool.“I think we can get better, there are things I still want us to improve on in terms of how we play slightly, but I am really happy with the performance,” said Lampard after Chelsea held the European champions to a 2-2 draw after extra time, only to lose 5-4 in the shoot-out.“To lose the game was disappointing but if it means Chelsea’s season can be something like how we played today, we’ll be OK.”Chelsea took the lead in Istanbul through Olivier Giroud, but Sadio Mane’s equaliser meant the match at the home of Besiktas went to extra time.The Senegal star then put Liverpool in front in the 95th minute, only for a Jorginho penalty to restore parity again.The decisive moment came after nine successful spot-kicks when Tammy Abraham’s effort was saved by Adrian.However, Chelsea were a match for Jurgen Klopp’s team for long spells and Lampard believed they were moving in the right direction after his first competitive game at the helm ended in a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.“You know Liverpool have got to where they have got, and I have complete respect for Jurgen Klopp,” said Lampard.“I am a new manager who’s been here for six weeks or so, and what I saw today were things that I want in the team.– Abraham ‘will come back stronger’ –Lampard had already twice been on the losing side in the Super Cup as a player for Chelsea, including the 2013 shootout defeat to Bayern Munich. He admitted that having two days fewer to prepare had been a factor as the match went all the way. Chelsea played at Old Trafford on Sunday, two days after Liverpool beat Norwich City in their Premier League opener.“To have two more days recovery at this stage early in the season, it’s clear that it affects your preparation and it’s an advantage to them going in,” said Lampard, whose side next host Leicester City on Sunday.“But that said I think it happens a lot. I don’t want to look like I’m moaning, I’m delighted with our performance, we didn’t lose the game because of that but it was a bit frustrating.”Lampard said he had offered words of comfort to Abraham, the 21-year-old who has returned after a loan at Aston Villa with Chelsea unable to make new signings due to a transfer ban.Abraham had started against Manchester United but was on the bench at kick-off Wednesday before replacing Giroud in the second half.“He will come back stronger. It is part and parcel of being a player at a top level which is what Tammy now is.”Lampard was also delighted with the contribution of USA star Christian Pulisic, who made his full debut after signing from Borussia Dortmund in January.Not 21 until next month, Pulisic played 74 minutes and set up Giroud’s opening goal.“I think there’s a lot more to come. I think the expectation is right because he is a big signing for us, but we must also remember his age, he’s 20. I am really happy with him.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Central Catholic falls to Philly’s St. Joseph’s Prep in Class AAAA title game

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first_imgCentral Catholic’s quarterback Joseph Cosentino (16) drops back to pass during the first half of a PIAA high school Class AAAA championship football game against St. Joseph’s Preparatory in Hershey, Pa., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Quarterback Chris Martin threw for a Class AAAA-championship record three touchdowns Sunday night to lead Philadelphia power St. Joseph’s Prep to a 35-10 win over Pittsburgh Central Catholic and its first PIAA football title at Hersheypark Stadium.Martin finished with 192 passing yards and the Hawks limited three-time state champion Central Catholic to less than 250 total yards of offense.  Martin had two long TD passes in the second half as the Prep scored 28 unanswered points to seal the win.It is St. Joseph’s Prep’s first Class AAAA title.Vikings quarterback and Florida State recruit JJ Cosentino completed one pass before leaving in the third quarter with a leg injury. Central Catholic was just 1 of 12 on third-down conversions and finished the season at 15-1.“It’s amazing, the way we started the season with not a lot of seniors,” said Martin, a 5-foot-10 senior who completed 18 of 25 attempts. “A lot of people doubted us, but to come here and finish No. 1 in the state is just unbelievable.”The Vikings used Cosentino’s 1-yard plunge and Mitchell MacZura 29-yard field goal late in the second quarter to build a 10-7 advantage at intermission.But Prep linebacker Ryan McNulty and linemen Jake Strain, two defensive standouts, helped turn back Central Catholic’s opening series after the break.Martin made the most of his first chance in the second half, finding John Reid for a 59-yard scoring strike that put the Hawks ahead for good. The Prep pushed its lead to 21-10 just seconds into the fourth when Joe DuMond grabbed a perfectly executed back screen from Martin and raced 14 yards for a score with 11:51 remaining.The seven-play, 80-yard drive was extended by an ill-timed personal foul call on Central Catholic linebacker Niko Thorpe.“They just came out and took the momentum away from us in that first series, and they didn’t give it back,” Vikings head coach Terry Totten said. “Then we got a penalty and had a couple of injuries that added to the momentum that they created.”Central Catholic’s comeback bid was hampered by the losses of Cosentino and top rusher Luigi Lista-Brinza, who missed three drives with a leg injury down the stretch. Lista-Brinza finished with 129 yards on 22 carries.“We did it week in and week out. Our defense bowed up and didn’t break when it counted most,” said Prep coach Gabe Infante, who interrupted his postgame celebration with field a call from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. “I’m very proud of those kids. We played our game. We did what we do. We played great competition this season and that competition prepared us for this game.”Pittsburgh CC-St. Joseph’s Prep statsPIAA Class AAAA ChampionshipSt. Joseph’s Prep 35, Pittsburgh C.C. 10Pittsburgh C.C. 7 3 0 0 0 – 10St. Joseph’s Prep 7 0 7 21 – 35___FIRST QUARTER=SJP-Vince Moffett 27 pass from Chris Martin (Pat Walsh kick), 3:24PCC-JJ Cosentino 1 run (Mitchell MacZura kick), 1:06SECOND QUARTER=PCC-FG MacZura 29, 4:58THIRD QUARTER=SJP-John Reid 59 pass from Martin (Walsh kick), 9:37FOURTH QUARTER=SJP-Joe DuMond 14 pass from Martin (Walsh kick), 11:51SJP-De’Andre Scott 35 run (Walsh kick), 5:58SJP-Moffett 16 run (Walsh kick), 4:35___Team Statistics PCC SJPFirst downs 12 17Rushes-yards 45-191 28-125Passing yards 49 192Att-Comp-Int 3-9-0 13-21-2Punts-avg. 5-33.2 4-39.0Fumble-lost 3-2 2-1Penalties-yards 6-47 9-50___INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRushing – Central Catholic, Luigi Lista-Brinza 22-129, Riley Redman 9-56, Devin Faloon 5-18, Cam Sutherland 1-18, JJ Cosentino 4-(minus-4), Graham Adomitis 4-(minus-16); St. Joseph’s Prep, De’Andre Swift 7-68, Olamide Zaccheaus 10-22, Vince Moffett 3-18, Chris Martin 6-10, Dillon DeIuliis 1-4, John Reid 1-3.Passing – Central Catholic, Cosentino 1-4-0_7, Adomitis 2-5-0_42; St. Joseph’s Prep, Martin 13-21-2_192.Receiving – Central Catholic, Lista-Brinza 2-19, Darnell Clemm 1-30; St. Joseph’s Prep, Reid 4-83, Zaccheaus 3-37, Moffett 3-33, DeIuliis 1-17, DuMond 1-14, Swift 1-8.NOTES: Two-way standout Vince Moffett, who hauled in Martin’s first TD pass, good for 26 yards, capped the scoring with a 16-yard touchdown run with 4:35 to play. … The Hawks picked up four sacks and recovered a pair of Central Catholic fumbles. … The title game and the Class AA championship were postponed on Saturday due to inclement weather.last_img read more

Barry Bonds’ final home run ball is about to net its owner a small fortune

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first_imgYou have a choice. Make an all-cash offer for a 917 square-foot condo in Sunnyvale, or scoop up the final home run ball of Barry Bonds’ career.Either way, the freight is about the same: In the neighborhood of $750,000 scoots.TMZ is reporting that the home run ball — career No. 762 for Bonds — will be up for auction Monday at Goldin Auctions. If the auction house realizes its greatest hopes, the ball will have doubled in value since its first sale in 2008.But before you go raiding your kid’s …last_img

Government Estimates on Renewables Are Way Off

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first_imgThe U.S. government agency responsible for forecasting trends in energy supplies and consumption has “consistently and significantly” underestimated the growth of renewable energy and developed a track record of providing flawed reports to policymakers and planners, a report from the Advanced Energy Economy Institute says.The AEEI, a nonprofit that promotes alternatives to fossil fuels, released a report this week skewering the U.S. Energy Information Administration for its history of faulty energy predictions.“Official U.S. government energy forecasts are widely used by policymakers and other stakeholders for analyzing energy supply and demand for long-term planning and policy development purposes,” the report says. “But the [renewable energy] projections bear little resemblance to market realities.”For example, the EIA predicted that installed solar capacity would double between 2014 and 2026 while a market analysis that takes actual projects in the pipeline into account shows that capacity will actually double by next year, 10 years before the EIA said it would, the report says.“Similarly, U.S. wind installations have averaged about 6.5 GW [gigawatts] per year from 2007 to 2014,” the report adds, “but the 2015 AEO [Annual Energy Outlook] projects a total of 6.5 GW of new wind capacity will be added between 2017 and 2030, less than one-tenth the average rate in recent years.”The Institute argues that the inaccurate forecasts have raised questions of whether renewable energy and increased energy efficiency can provide “substantial emission reductions at reasonable cost” under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan when in fact they could. Underestimating renewables isn’t newThe pattern goes back at least to 2010, the Institute says, when the AEO projected that the solar market would grow from about 2.5 GW to about 13 GW in 2030. The solar market actually hit the 13 GW mark in 2014, just four years later.Ditto for wind. The AEO said in 2010 that the wind market would grow from about 40 GW to 69 GW by 2030. In reality, with between 8 and 10 GW of new wind capacity coming online in 2015, total capacity will reach about 75 GW by the end of this year, a decade and a half before the government thought it would.“As these examples show, AEO forecasts are consistently off by a wide margin, always underestimating — and never overestimating — future deployment of renewables. Such persistent inaccuracy is indicative of a more fundamental problem in understanding the dynamics of growth for these technologies, as well as constraints on how the EIA is required to conduct its modeling.”The report notes that comparing actual market conditions to predictions for energy efficiency is harder because forecasters must measure something that’s missing — the energy that would have been used were the efficiency measures not introduced.But the EIA has been off here, too.“The trend in overall electric demand growth has been consistently downward in recent years, in parallel with the rise in EE [energy efficiency] spending, which more than tripled from 2005 to 2013,” the report says.Retail sales of electricity have been flat to slightly declining since 2010 even as the economy gained strength. The EIA, however, is predicting future demand growing at a little less than 1% all the way through 2040, “apparently discounting the potential, or likelihood, that EE improvement — through investment and innovation — would continue to reduce demand growth in the coming years.”Although the EIA would have it otherwise, the report notes that the levelized cost of wind and solar energy declined 58% and 78% respectively between 2009 and 2014 so that renewables are “increasingly competitive with other power sources.” Utility purchases of renewable energy, once based on the requirements of renewable portfolio standards adopted by state governments, are now based on economics alone. Why are the forecasts so wrong? Writing at Politico, Michael Grunwald posits that the consistently inaccurate reports are caused in part by “technical constraints” in how EIA makes its calculations. The agency assumes that legislative influences on renewable policies won’t change, when in fact they do.“But part of the problem is also that the EIA is a prisoner of its own models, which are in turn prisoners of the past,” Grunwald writes. “Wind power was much more expensive than fossil energy in 2009, so the EIA expected it to continue growing slowly. Instead, costs dropped sharply and installations tripled.“Solar power was cost-prohibitive and virtually nonexistent in America at the time, so the EIA had no reason to expect installations to increase much,” he continues. “Instead, they’ve increased more than 20-fold in just six years, as prices have plunged more than 80 percent.”In a tweet, he explained it this way: “We’ve had five straight weekdays so according to EIA projections tomorrow will be a weekday too.”The problem is not just a failure to predict the growth of renewable energy, he adds, but that projections are used to set national policy.“Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency leaned heavily on those scenarios when devising its Clean Power Plan, which helps explain why the plan’s targets for coal retirements and renewable deployment are so unambitious,” he says.last_img read more

Happy that IPL has become a global brand: Preity Zinta

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first_imgBy Sanjay Ganjoo Chandigarh, Apr 30 (PTI) Kings XI Punjab team co-owner Preity Zinta expressed his happiness at Indian Premier League becoming a global brand, which has had a positive impact on Indian cricket and other sports as well. “Well, it has been a roller coaster ride. Hope that its going to be a good year for us, Lets cross our fingers. But its been an unbelievable journey also. From how the IPL started and where it has reached today, it has become a global brand,” Zinta told PTI here. Zinta said that one should thank Lalit Modi for being a game-changer of sorts presenting IPL to the people of India. “We definitely need to acknowledge and thank Lalit Modi because it was truly him, he has been a maverick to actually think about it and take IPL to where it was and single handedly in some ways. Whenever we (as owners) had any issue or any problem we would go to him and he would solve in five minutes, which was incredible.” She said when IPL started the whole idea was that apart from churning out talent, it entertains everyone from women to children from, grandmother to grandfather entire family should watch it. “Ten years later, everybody watches it, so its incredible. Younger domestic talent has come up and has become so much confident playing along side the international players. This has had positive impact on the performance of the Indian team also,” she said. Zinta said with the success of IPL, the mindset of the parents towards sports in general has undergone paradigm change. “Earlier, everyone would push their children to become doctors or engineers, but sports as a career is being taken up by many now,” she said. “I have seen players coming from humble backgrounds playing in the IPL and achieving success. The way IPL has changed peoples lives, the way it has changed sports in India and outlook towards sports, outlook of parents, has been incredible. That way IPL has been a game changer,” Zinta added. Speaking about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives by Kings XI Punjab, Zinta said:”Our last CSR initiative was building toilets in schools for girls. Our next CSR initiative is going to be on womens safety.” PTI SUN KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

23 days agoInter Milan attacker Barella: We proved our character at Barcelona

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan attacker Barella: We proved our character at Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan attacker Nicolò Barella says they can leave Barcelona with their heads held high.Inter lost their Champions League tie 2-1, despite taking a third minute lead through Lautaro Martinez. Barca eventually winning via a Luis Suarez brace.Barella said, “We came here to play, the Coach told us that, and we wanted to win. We tried to fight back after the equaliser and conceded at the other end.“It’s disappointing, but we have another big game coming up and will start to focus on that.“We proved our character and put in a strong performance, but it’s always disappointing when we leave with no points. We are Inter, we’ve got Conte on the bench, so we want to win every game.” last_img read more

2 days agoNewcastle target Jarrod Bowen can’t rule out Hull exit

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle target Jarrod Bowen can’t rule out Hull exitby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHull City winger Jarrod Bowen admits he’d be open to leaving the Championship club.The 22-year-old’s contract is up in the summer, and is being linked with Newcastle United.“If I leave, I leave, if I don’t, I am loving it here,” Bowen told the Hull Daily Mail.“What will be, will be.”I have just got to keep my head down, I have got agents that take care of all of that.“I am playing football so I am not surprised that I didn’t leave.”It is out of my hands what happens off the pitch, I have just got to (perform) on the pitch.” last_img

French Cirque du Soleil performer dies after falling at Florida show

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first_imgA 38-year-old Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling during a Saturday evening performance in Tampa, Fla., the Canadian entertainment company announced Sunday. In 2013, acrobat Sarah Guillot-Guyard died after falling more than 30 metres during a show in Las Vegas. Advertisement He was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries. Advertisement The company’s president described Arnaud as an experienced aerialist who was well-loved by his peers. The Montreal-based entertainment group said that French aerialist Yann Arnaud fell to the stage while performing an aerial straps number during a performance of the company’s VOLTA show. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him.” Advertisement While accidents are rare, it’s not the first time that a Cirque du Soleil artist has died during a show. “In a case like this, the human element trumps the financial aspect. We have to give priority to employees.” “I explained to them that the show wouldn’t restart until the whole team feels able to start back,” he said, adding that psychologists had been sent to the site. Reached by phone, Lamarre said the group was offering support to its employees, many of whom are devastated by Arnaud’s death. Cirque du Soleil cancelled its two Sunday performances and has said it is working with investigators. Login/Register With: “The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy,” Daniel Lamarre said in a statement. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more