“I was proud of how our guys fought,” said Hill. “It was probably really symbolic with the way that our season was. It was a fight. It wasn’t always the prettiest thing but it was gritty the whole time. We left it all out there.” “It was a typical tournament game. We had a couple of chances to win the game they just happened to get the swing at the right time.” After Reid Bourque struck out for the second out of the inning, Payton Harden singled to left field as Maxwell was forced to hold up at third on the hard hit shallow single that loaded the bases. Meanwhile, Peyton McLemore, the Cowboys’ fourth reliever of the game, was rolling along by keeping the Buckeyes off the bases through the 12th inning, but in the 13th, Ohio State drew a lead off walk that was followed by a sacrifice bunt to move the runner to second, then a grounder to third for the second out. OSU center fielder Ridge Winand then placed a single up the middle to score Conner Pohl from second to give the Buckeyes a 9-8 lead. Offensively, the Cowboys finished the game with 10 hits, led by Harden’s three knocks while Selman and Maxwell each had two hits. Selman also knocked in three runs while Dickerson finished with two RBIs. “It was a memorable game,” said head coach Justin Hill. “We just came up on the wrong side of it. I thought both relievers at the back end of the game pitched really well. It’s a shame either one of them had to factor into the decision. Neither team got any offense going in the seventh, but in the eighth, the Buckeyes rallied to tie the game. McNeese (35-26) led 8-5 heading into the eighth inning but four walks and a couple of singles enabled the Buckeyes (36-26) to tie the game at 8-8 before Cowboy reliever Brad Kincaid, the third pitcher of that inning, got the final two outs. NASHVILLE – McNeese’s magical season came to an end on Saturday afternoon when the Cowboys dropped a 9-8, 13-inning dogfight to Ohio State in the elimination game of the 2019 NCAA Baseball Nashville Regional at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field. But the Buckeyes struck again with the long ball in the sixth when Dominic Canzone hit a two-out blast over the left field monster wall to knot the game up 5-5. After that home run, Pohl followed with a single in what would be the final batter Cowboy starter Rhett Deaton would face. Ueckert entered and got the Buckeyes to ground out into a double play then struck out Dezenzo to keep the Ohio State rally short lived. “It was really an unorthodox start to the game for both teams,” said Hill. “We had two errors on one play in the first inning. At one point the score was 2-1 and neither team had a hit. It didn’t make much sense. “We had to go to the bullpen a little early. I thought Cayne Ueckert did a good job. When he came into the ballgame, he settled things down and got a big double play and stretched the game out for us.” Nate Fisbeck followed with a hard hit grounder to second base that was fielded up the middle and the throw barely got Fisbeck at first to end the inning. Bourque followed with an infield single but was then picked off first base for the second out of the inning. Harden walked, and after a Buckeye pitching change, Fisbeck singled which advanced Harden to third. Rasbeary then walked to load the bases and Selman popped a two-run single to center field to score Harden and Fisbeck to make it an 8-5 McNeese lead. McLemore (1-2) suffered the loss after matching a season-high with five innings pitched and allowed just one run and two hits, walked three and struck out one. McNeese scored two more in the third inning when Harden led off with a walk and eventually scored on a fielder’s choice, then Maxwell hit a two-out double to score Clayton Rasbeary to make it a 4-1 lead with just one hit on the board. The Cowboys opened the game up in the bottom of the sixth when Gonzales got things started with a double and scored on a throwing error after advancing to third as the throw attempt at to third base went into the Cowboys’ dugout and allowed Gonzales to score to put McNeese back on top 6-5. McNeese answered in the bottom of the fifth when Fisbeck led off with a walk, advanced to second after tagging on a long fly out by Rasbeary, went to third off a Shane Selman single to left field, then scored on Jake Dickerson’s grounder that put the Cowboys up 5-4. The Cowboys had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 10th inning when Carson Maxwell led off with a double into the right-center gap. Julian Gonzales then flied out and Dustin Duhon was intentionally walked to put the runners on first and second. McNeese went down in order in the bottom of the 13th as OSU reliever Andrew Magno retired the last 10 Cowboy batters he faced with six of those on strike outs. OSU reliever Andrew Magno (5-3) picked up the win after throwing 7.1 innings and giving up one run and five hits, walked two and struck out 12. Ohio State took advantage of two, first inning McNeese errors that happened on the same play and led 1-0 after the top of the first, but McNeese came back and took advantage of a Buckeye error and a couple of wild pitches to grab a 2-1 lead after one. OSU used the big stick to get back into the game, first on a fourth inning, two-run home run by shortstop Zach Dezenzo to trim the McNeese lead to 4-3, then in the fifth inning, left fielder Brady Cherry led off with a solo homer to tie things up at 4-4. The Buckeyes finished with 11 hits and were led by Cherry’s 3-for-5 game.
The photomontage of Mauro ReinierThe Reinier family had so much desire that the official commitment of Madrid arrived for the remainder of the season and six more than Mauro could not stop showing off among his closest relatives of a document sent to his mobile phone during a wait they were made eternal. It was about a photo montage of his son dressed as a Real Madrid player. A close-up, in the style of the chips that appear on the club’s website, with smiling Reinier … and the 2018-19 season shirt, not that of the 2019-20. Mauro didn’t know that detail, but he didn’t care either. He was drooling imagining the crack that he, in support of the coaches of the team quarry like Flamengo, forged based on his experience at the highest level of futsal. 19 Reinier’s father is also the main cause of his son’s Real Madrid, who as a child encouraged to watch the matches of the white club. Moreover, I put videos of several of the players who raised the Bernabéu, among them Zidane, who is expected to be his coach in the medium term. That’s why Reinier will see in Zizou something more than a ‘boss’: an idol the one he imitated in his first kicks. Mauro knows very well what elite sport is, not in vain he has experienced it from within, and values as nobody the early success of his crack. He was world champion of futsal with Brazil in 1985 in Spain, in a discipline in which he was recognized as the best of his country in 1983. In ours he lived three years because his career brought him here. The dream of Reinier Jesus (18 years old), that came true Yesterday afternoon with the official announcement of his signing for Real Madrid, it is not only an illusion of a kid. So is his whole family, that he was waiting for the moment with the desire of whom the opportunity of his life comes. Y surely who best represents that feeling is his father, Mauro Brasília. Reinier’s family started the process weeks ago involving a change of country and continent. From Spain, Several people advise you in the search for a new home in Madrid, where they will land when the player concludes his participation in the Colombian Pre-Olympic. And they have got to work with the language, studying Spanish at their home in Rio de Janeiro. Reinier, meanwhile, with the same teacher as them, began to do so in the concentration of the Sub-23 in the Comary Farm. A talent and an applied guy …
LEADERSHIP BREACH “I must alert you (board) that the JSCA will be calling for the replacement of the board and particularly you (Anderson) as chairman, as we have seen where your leadership of the organisation has breached all public bodies’ guidelines, acts and regulations. Mr Andrews cannot be held liable for any decision taken by the board that he is forced to comply with, despite his declared concerns,” highlighted Grant. Efforts to reach chairman of the INSPORTS board, Anderson, for comments via telephone proved unsuccessful, as all calls went unanswered. The JCSA letter was copied to Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Alison McLean, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mrs. Loris Jarrett, deputy financial secretary, Ministry of Finance and Public Service, the ministry’s financial secretary, Devon Rowe, Mrs. Pamela Monroe-Ellis, auditor general, auditor general’s department, all members of the INSPORTS board and Andrews. UNHEEDED CONCERNS The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has again called for the resignation of the entire board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS). This position, it said, was made on the grounds of a second round of attacks on the agency’s administrative director, Ian Andrews, with regard to having his signing authority removed, as well as its proposed action regarding retirement and contract extension of staff. Last year, the Don Anderson-led board rid Andrews of his signing authority – which is part of the administrative director’s job description – a decision that was overturned after a directive by the Ministry of Finance. Now, the INSPORTS board is headed in the same direction. However, the JCSA, which represents government workers, has filed a strong response. In a letter dated April 27 to board Chairman Don Anderson, President of the JCSA, O’Neil Grant, revealed that they were in receipt of two correspondents sent to Andrews (April 8th and 14th) by Anderson on behalf of the INSPORTS board. Grant raised a number of concerns and insists that the action proposed by the board is “ridiculous” and “untenable” and clearly violates the statutes and regulations applicable to government entities. The letter highlighted that the board had failed to heed concerns pertaining to the institute’s governance and reminded its members of the Civil Service and the Ministry of Finance’s concerns that the agency is regulated by rules governing public-sector bodies, that the board is not an executive board and has no authority to revoke or appoint signing powers, cannot authorise who signs or who does not, or has any authority or privilege to sign cheques. It also objected to the board’s interference in deciding staff retirement and reassignment. “The board is acting beyond its scope and authority in removing senior staff from signing on behalf of the institute without cause,” said Grant. “Furthermore, your letter (April 14) indicates you (board) have informed the banks that staff are not to sign cheques. This is an absurd request, they (bank) cannot ignore the legitimate signatures approved by the Ministry of Finance how signatories must be assigned or removed from government accounts.” He continued: “Any decision by the administrative director is legal and binding. You have indicated that you will decide as a board who should retire or have employment extended. “To be so involved in the day to day issues of staff retirement and reassignment is another ridiculous stance as these persons are treated under the Civil Service Pensions Act,” Grant stated in his letter. Although citing the board’s instructions as “untenable”, the JCSA head advised Andrews to comply with the directives until, but specified that the administrative director cannot be held liable or responsible for any decision taken by the board.
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – It’s a chilling moment that many small business owners go through at this time of the year, when they realize they don’t have enough money to pay their income taxes. They need to start working immediately on two solutions – first, how to pay their tax now, and second, how to avoid the problem in the future. Many owners in this situation understandably feel some panic when the realization sinks in that the IRS will be expecting money that they don’t have. Some might be tempted not to file their returns – but that’s not an option that anyone should consider. Not filing a return on time subjects a taxpayer to steep late-filing penalties in addition to late payment penalties and interest. They might also be thinking of filing for an extension of the filing deadline. That’s not likely to help owners with a funds shortfall; even when they get an extension, they still have to estimate their tax liability and report that amount to the government. Accountants say small business owners do have options, but they should all be considered carefully, since all carry financial consequences. For example, the one that might seem the easiest, dipping into credit cards, can also be the most expensive, considering that the interest rate on cash advances often run 20 percent or more. Another one to avoid is to divert payroll tax money to pay income taxes. Barbara Weltman, a tax attorney in Millwood, N.Y., and author of “J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes,” noted that business owners can be personally liable for payroll taxes that aren’t paid. Many owners decide the solution is to raid their retirement accounts, or to tap a home equity line of credit. These are viable options, but owners need to consider the penalties that can be incurred by withdrawing money from a 401(k) or other retirement account, and the loss of investment income they’ll suffer. And diminishing the equity in their homes will add another monthly payment and can also limit their financial options for the future. Jeffrey Berdahl, a certified public accountant with Berdahl & Co. in Center Valley, Pa., suggests owners consider an installment payment agreement with the IRS. “The IRS is user friendly to work out some kind of installment plan,” he said. Generally, the IRS says you cannot be turned down for an installment agreement as long as you don’t owe more than $10,000 and you’ve timely filed your returns and paid any tax due during the previous five years. You also cannot have entered into a previous installment agreement during that time. And you must pay the amount you owe within three years. If you owe more than $10,000, you can still request an installment agreement, but Berdahl said you might need approval from an IRS district office, and chances are you’ll need to furnish the government with more financial information. To apply for an installment agreement, you need to file Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request; if you’re filing the form with your return, it must be attached to the front. You can download the form from the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov; it includes instructions and an explanation of how the installment agreement works. You will need to pay late payment penalties and interest, and generally there is an administrative fee of up to $105. Before you sign any papers, you should do some number crunching – and maybe even get some advice from a tax adviser – to be sure that this indeed the best and most financially sensible way for you to deal with the problem. There’s a larger problem that an owner in this situation needs to deal with: how to avoid being in the same predicament in the future. The first thing an owner needs to do is figure out what went wrong, and this might best be accomplished with some professional help. Often, the problem is that an owner doesn’t have a good handle on the company’s cash flow. In that case, he or she needs to set up a better accounting system, or get someone to help them keep track of their finances. Equally common is an owner just doesn’t set aside money for taxes. Weltman suggested owners set up a tax account, which is an interest-bearing account separate from business or personal accounts, and deposit money there so it’ll be available at tax time. While a tax account can help any business, Weltman noted that people whose business is freelancing can be especially vulnerable to tax money shortfalls if they don’t set aside some of their earnings for taxes. “They take money in, collect a fee like $1,000 and look at it like it’s money to spend,” she said. “Put 25 percent of it away automatically so the money will be there.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “People are really upset,” said Juan Jose Gutierrez, president of Los Angeles-based Latino Movement USA, one of several organizers of today’s rally. “For years, the president spoke in no uncertain terms about supporting immigration reform … then this kind of plan comes out and people are so frustrated.” The proposal has been sharply criticized by Hispanic advocacy groups, Democrats, the Roman Catholic Church and unions that have many immigrants in their ranks. They argue the cost of work permits and the green card application – which could total more than $20,000 – are prohibitive for low-wage earners. When 500,000 people marched the streets downtown a little over a year ago in support of illegal immigrants, many were angry over a proposal to build hundreds of miles of new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and criminalize anyone who lent a hand to undocumented immigrants. Immigrant advocates say similar discontent could push several thousand to come out for a rally today. This time the proposed reform is coming from someone immigrant communities had long considered an ally: President George W. Bush. The White House’s draft plan, leaked last week, calls for a new “Z” visa that would allow undocumented workers to apply for three-year work permits. They would be renewable indefinitely, but would cost $3,500 each time. To get a so-called green card, making them legal permanent residents, illegal immigrants would have to return to their home country, apply at a U.S. Embassy or consulate to re-enter legally and pay a $10,000 fine.
Stuart Pearce is ‘astounded’ by reports Michael Keane will join Everton and not one of the Premier League’s leading clubs.The Burnley defender is understood to be closing on a £25million move to Goodison Park as the Toffees continue their summer spending splurge.But Pearce, the ex-England captain, cannot understand why the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United aren’t battling to sign the 24-year-old.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I’ve got to say, if Everton get there before any of the top four, five or six, I’ll be astounded.“I saw him at the back end of last season and he had grown so much as a player – and I think there is more to come from him.“If I was one of the bigger sides, I would get in and get there before Everton.“I think if Everton get there before them they have signed an extremely good central defender that is going to improve and maybe even move on for bigger money when he eventually goes.”
The heartless thieves who attacked a 96 year old woman stole a “substantial” amount of money which she was saving to have new windows put in her home.Frail pensioner Margaret ‘Greta’ Lilly is recovering at Letterkenny General Hospital after being punched and gagged by her attackers.At least one man broke into her home at Aghilly, Buncrana in the early hours of Saturday morning. The man, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a balaclava punched Ms Lilly in the ribs before escaping with her handbag.The terrified pensioner, who lives alone, managed to raise the alarm by pressing a 24 hour panic alarm at 12.30am.Sources last night revealed the thugs managed to get away with a “four figure sum” which Ms Lilly had saved for new aluminum windows at her home.“Greta is very house-proud and she was so looking forward to having her old windows replaced. “Her house is spotless and she had been planning for ages to get the new windows in.“I doubt if she’ll be able to get them now,” said the source.Ms Lilly remained at Letterkenny General Hospital today where she is described as being in ‘good form’ but ‘shook-up.’Her injuries are not understood to be serious.Ms Lilly does not have relatives living locally in Co Donegal but receives daily home help visits from the HSE. Local TD Padraig MacLochlainn, who lives just 100 yards from the victim, said the local community will look after Ms Lilly when she finally gets out of hospital.“There is a great community spirit in Buncrana and we will make sure she is looked after when she gets out of hospital.“We will assist her and her family in any way to ensure security at her home is stepped up and that people call in to see her,” he said.Gardai have been conducting door-to-door enquiries since Saturday’s raid as part of their overall investigation. A Garda spokesman appealed for anybody who may have noticed anybody near Ms Lilly’s house on Friday evening or early Saturday morning to contact them.However, a statement yesterday said there was “nothing new at this point” in regard to the investigation.THIEVES STOLE ‘WINDOWS’ MONEY FROM 96 YEAR OLD PENSIONER was last modified: January 7th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:assaultbuncranaPENSIONERtheftTHIEVES STOLE ‘WINDOWS’ MONEY FROM 96 YEAR OLD PENSIONER
A SICK stalker who harassed a family for six days whilst they were grieving over the death of a son showed no empathy towards his victims, a court has heard.Stephen Flood, 19, from Carnasaul, Kilmacrennan but now living in Gortlee, Letterkenny, bombarded members of a family in Convoy with hundreds of sickening phone calls and text messages.During one session he sent 68 text messages over a four hour, period – some of them urging a member of the family to take their own life in the same way another family member had done 18 months earlier. Judge Paul Kelly, who heard the case at Letterkenny District Court, said he had read victim impact statements given by members of the family and they found their ordeal to be “extremely distressing.”“I couldn’t begin to imagine how these events must have effected all the members of this family,” said the judge.The sickening harassment lasted for six days and six nights from November 15th to 21st 2011 when family members called in Gardaí. Flood however faced just one charge of harassment and stalking.Sgt Jim Collins, who investigated the case, said Flood had gotten to know some family members through mutual friends.Judge Kelly said that he had read probation reports prepared for the court and could find no remorse whatsoever from Flood.“I’m concerned about his lack of insight into his behaviour as set out in the probation report and the lack of empathy towards this family,” said the judge.“It must be a torment for them for it to be brought up yet again,” he said, looking at the victims at the back of Court No1 in Letterkenny.Even Flood’s solicitor acknowledged this.“When I try to speak to him (Flood) it is like staring into a dark pit because he won’t say anything to me; there is an emptiness when it comes to his own well-being,” said defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher“When I try to do my best for clients I speak to them but he won’t say anything to me; his demeanour and the way he holds himself is of concern. He even has an uncaring attitude towards himself,” said Mr Gallagher.Judge Kelly told the court: “I am very conscious of the grievance and distress caused to this family and in particular to the young members of the family….who were coming to terms with a very grievous loss.“The defendant has expressed little in the way of insight or understanding of his impact on the victims.“They have been very courageous with the way have come forward and in their victim impact statements which detail all too graphically the pain and suffering they have gone through.Mr Flood, he said, should be acknowledged for having pleaded guilty to the charges.“He has at least spared the family of having to give evidence and I am obliged to take that into consideration but I also have a detailed probation report which I must also take into account. He has no convictions prior to this incident.“He (Flood) needs some attention from the probation service – for the sake of others in the community.”He sentenced Flood to serve 180 hours community service in lieu of 9 months in prison.Judge Kelly said Flood should attend for medical and/or psychiatric counselling as directed by the probation service.Any breach of those conditions would trigger the prison sentence.Judge Kelly concluded the case by offering his deep condolences to the family.SICK STALKER WHO HARASSED SUICIDE TEEN’S FAMILY ‘SHOWED NO EMPATHY TOWARDS VICTIMS’ was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:chargedGortleeguiltuharassmentJudge Paul KellykilmacrennanletterkennystalkerStephen Flood
“I like to talk. I admit it. If I can’t talk, I’m crippled, blind, deaf and dumb.”— Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe to Sports Illustrated before Super Bowl XXXIIIt appears Sharpe can’t talk and think at the same time. On Tuesday morning, appearing on FS1’s “Undisputed,” he gave birth to the most ridiculous Kevin Durant conspiracy theory so far. In fact, he just might have retired the trophy.Sharpe, based on nothing but the chirping of the birds in his head, asserted that the Warriors …