MDI Sharks Place Fifth, Down East Dolphins are Eighth

first_img Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Tarryn Rourk (above) and Ryann Rourk were among the 27 swimmers from the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA who competed last weekend, placing eighth among 22 teams, in the Maine Swimming Winter Combined Championships at the University of Maine.ORONO — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks placed fifth and the Dolphins of the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA were eighth in last weekend’s Maine Swimming Winter Combined Championships at the University of Maine.Talor Hamilton swam his way to wins in two events and Maks Grover also notched a win to lead the Dolphins.For MDI’s Sharks, Leila Johnston took a first place in the 50-yard butterfly as the only 11- or 12-year-old to break 30 seconds with a time of 29.92.Ian Carbone took several firsts, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:23.69 and the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:00.02 and 2:13.37, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTo round out his first place finishes, Carbone won the 400-yard individual medley, overcoming a six-second deficit to Long Reach Swim Club’s (LRSC) Phillip Jacques on the breaststroke leg to win the event with a time of 4:17.81.Carbone ended up with a second place finish in individual scoring in the 15-and-over age group, trailing James Wells of Long Reach by nine points.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Ellsworth American.center_img admin Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Shaw relishing England return after long road back from leg break

first_imgFollowing a difficult first season at Old Trafford, he was in fine form during the first few weeks of the 2015/16 season before having his leg broken by PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno in the Champions League.Shaw has only played seven minutes of international football in the three years since as he has struggled to hold down a place in the United team until the start of this season.Manchester United’s Luke Shaw suffered a horrendous leg break against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015 © AFP / JOHN THYSBut it could have been much worse were it not for emergency surgery before being flown home from the Netherlands after his leg break.“I was really close to losing my leg. I never knew that until six months later when the doctor told me,” said Shaw on Tuesday.“At the time they were thinking about flying me back and, if I had flown back, then I would have probably lost my leg because of the blood clots and stuff in the leg.“I’ve got two scars down the side of my leg where they had to cut them open and remove them.”– World Cup ‘gutting’ to watch –A lot period of rehab followed. But even after returning to the field, Shaw has struggled for form and fitness over the past two seasons and been singled out for some stinging criticism by manager Jose Mourinho.As a result, he was just another fan as Gareth Southgate’s England side captivated the hearts of a nation in reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.“That made me want it more. The World Cup is the biggest stage for any footballer. It was wonderful to see how well we did as a team, and how far we got was brilliant. But also it was quite gutting not to be there,” he added.Shaw went away to do extra training in Dubai over the summer to get fit for the new campaign and has impressed Mourinho in an otherwise troubled start to the season for United.That has been recognised by Southgate with a return to the national team when qualifying for Euro 2020 begins with a Nations League opener against Spain at Wembley on Saturday.“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about stopping playing football but I had a lot of good people around me, good friends, good family and they helped me through it.“This is where I want to be, playing football in the biggest games possible. I want to be winning trophies and doing this kind of stuff.“That’s my motivation and I want to one day be recognised as one of the best left-backs in the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fighting fit: Luke Shaw has battled back from a lack of form and fitness to earn an England recall © AFP / Oli SCARFFBurton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, Sep 4 – Luke Shaw considered retiring after a horrific injury that could have seen his right leg amputated three years ago, but the Manchester United left-back believes he is finally fully fit and ready to deliver on his potential after earning an England recall.Shaw was the world’s most expensive teenager when he signed for United from Southampton for a reported £27 million ($35 million) in 2014, weeks after representing England at the World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

SA mobile users shift from voice to data

first_img4 December 2013 South African mobile phone networks are seeing call revenues declining for the first time in their histories as the younger generation leads the consumer charge into a “new data economy”, according to a new study from research company World Wide Worx. World Wide Worx’s “Mobility 2014” study, released last week, reveals that the 19-24 age group, representing students and entrants into the workforce, is abandoning calls faster than any other segment. “Only 56% of this group’s cellphone budget is now spent on calls, down from 66% in mid-2012,” the company said in a statement. “Data spend, on the other hand, [on text messaging and internet surfing and downloading] has increased from 17% to 24%.” The study is based on face-to-face at-home interviews conducted in late 2013 with 1 200 South Africans, aged 16 and up, in urban and rural areas across the country. It found a dramatic shift in the trend for the overall market, with call spend dropping from 73% of cellphone budget to 65%, while data spend increased from 12% to 16%. At the beginning of 2010, calls stood at 77% and data at 8%. Spending on text messaging remained steady at 13%, while spending on downloading music tracks, which featured for the first time in 2012, doubled from 1% to 2% of the average mobile phone budget. “Older users continue to spend far more overall, but the powerful shift in spend from voice to data will work its way up the age segments in the coming years,” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement. “Already, we are seeing a flattening out of the curve of data use from the 25-34 through to the 46-55 age groups. Only above that age does data spend drop off – but not very significantly.”Mobile banking The survey also reveals substantial shifts in the South African mobile banking environment, with the biggest proportional shift coming in the use of banking apps. From only 1% of all banking customers using banking apps in mid-2012, the figure shot up to 9% in late 2013. Cellphone banking also surged, from 28% in mid-2012 to 37% in late 2013. “One in 10 banking customers are now using apps, and that number is still rising fast, which vindicates our strategy of expanding our offerings as the market’s use of these tools evolves,” said Dione Sankar, head of cellphone banking at FNB. “At the same time, looking after the non-smartphone customer through basic cellphone banking has also paid off. We have never experienced such dramatic growth across all mobile channels.”Mobile phone brands According to the survey, Nokia remains the most popular phone brand in South Africa, although its market share has dropped significantly, from 50% to 44%. Blackberry has increased its market share locally from 18% to 23%, despite almost vanishing as a force from Western markets, thanks to its continued aspirational appeal in younger markets. Samsung, meanwhile, has increased its share marginally, from 18% to 19%. “In mid-2012, consumers had indicated they would move away from the brand, with a third of its users saying they would opt for other phones,” World Wide Worx said. “However, the appeal of its Galaxy range of Android devices across all smartphone price segments has resulted in a resurgence for Samsung.” The most popular feature used on phones remains the camera, at 73% of mobile users, with FM radio far behind at 51%, and the music player on the phone catching up to FM at 49%.Tablet usage Tablet usage was measured for the first time in World Wide Worx’s latest study, revealing that approximately 5% of South Africa’s adult cellphone users also have a tablet. The vast majority use it for internet access (77%) and e-mail (57%), with social media and downloading apps in joint third place (43%). Samsung dominates tablet usage by adults, with 52% market share, while Apple iPads hold 23% of the adult market. “Both tablet penetration and market share is set to shift in the coming year,” World Wide Worx said, noting that “a quarter of respondents said they expected to buy a tablet, with 44% of these saying they will buy a Samsung device, and 32% opting for Apple”. SAinfo reporter and World Wide Worxlast_img read more

Cruz Azul vs Club America: TV, live stream & preview

first_imgThe Clasico Joven between Club America and Cruz Azul will decide which team finishes the weekend as the top team in Liga MX. With just three weeks remaining, it will give the winner the inside track to the Superlider spot and home-field advantage throughout the Liguilla. The Estadio Azteca, now both teams’ home stadium after Cruz Azul’s move there this summer, will be the site for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash that will have major repercussions for the rest of the tournament. Game Cruz Azul vs Club America Date Saturday, October 27 Time 10 p.m. ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States, the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position Cruz Azul players Goalkeepers Corona, Allison, Pelaez Defenders Aguilar, Dominguez, Lichnovsky, Flores, Aldrete, Sanchez, Maduena, Silva Midfielders Salas, Montoya, Hernandez, Mendez, Dominguez, Mena, Baca, Marcone, Alvarado Forwards Cauteruccio, Caraglio, Renteria, Zuniga Cruz Azul has a shorter turnaround than America in this contest, coming off a win over Leon on penalty kicks in the Copa MX semifinal earlier this week. While the final comes on Oct. 31, Pedro Caixinha isn’t going to put out a weakened lineup in a rivalry game against the league leader.Cruz Azul right back Gerry Flores is out with an injury. Forward Milton Caraglio was kept out of last week’s league match as a precaution for the Copa MX contest but wasn’t fit for that match either. Misael Domínguez will join up with the Mexico U-20s after the contest. Potential Cruz Azul XI: Corona; Maduena, Dominguez, Aguilar, Aldrete; Baca, Marcone, Alvarado; Menez, Cauteruccio, Hernandez Position Club America players Goalkeepers Marchesin, Jimenez, Estrada Defenders Vargas, Sanchez, Alvarez, Reyes, Valdez, Aguilera, Aguilar, Torres, Leon, Zamora Midfielders Rodriguez, Menez, Uribe, Dominguez, Ibarguen, Corona, Arce, Insaurralde, Lainez, Lopez, Moreno, Garcia, Ibarra, Rodriguez, Aguilar Forwards Martinez, Martin, Peralta, Gonzalez Diego Lainez and Carlos Vargas are traveling with the Mexico U-20 team to take part in the Concacaf Championships, which serve as a qualifier for next year’s U-20 World Cup, but will leave just after Saturday’s contest.Oribe Peralta, Andres Ibarguen, Emmanuel Aguilera and Cecilio Dominguz all had been on the injured list recently but participated in full training this week. Jeremy Menez is still sidelined for the rest of the tournament. Potential America XI: Marchesin; Aguilar, Valdez, Aguilera, Sanchez; Uribe, Rodriguez; Ibarra, Lainez, Ibarguen; MartinezMatch Preview Club AmericaToo often in recent years the Clasico Joven has been a top team against an outmatched one (usually America on top with Cruz Azul being outmatched). Former America sporting director Ricardo Pelaez’s summer rebuild of Cruz Azul has worked out, though, and now with just four weeks left in the regular season Cruz Azul sits one point behind league leader Club America.They’ve done it with one of the league’s best defenses, allowing just 11 goals through 13 contests. Even though the attack has cooled off since Elias Hernandez and Roberto Alvarado were ripping up fullbacks at the start of the season, manager Pedro Caixinha is getting decent showings out of his squad, though last week’s 2-0 loss to Queretaro in which the Gallos Blancos notched two goals in the final five minutes of the match created frustration.La Maquina bounced back by moving into the Copa MX finals during the week with a semifinal win over Leon and would be feeling just fine if they could get the better of their rival and move back to the league’s summit.America will have something to say about that. Las Aguilas have made a mockery of the pundits’ predictions before the season that they’d have trouble finding the back of the next. They’re average more than two goals a match and have scored a dozen goals in the last five matches.The scoring has been spread around, with plenty of defenders in the mix as well as players like winger Andres Ibarguen, but teenage midfielder Diego Lainez also has to get some credit for the role he has played in setting up goals, not to mention the stunner he hit to cap a 3-0 thrashing of Tijuana last week.The contest profiles to be a thrilling match to watch, with two of the top teams in the Apertura jockeying for playoff position ahead of a potential rematch in the latter rounds.Perhaps the biggest shame of all is that the Azteca pitch continues to be in horrendous condition, and the surface is unlikely to be the type that a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in the country’s most historic stadium deserves.last_img read more

CLONE CLUB HAS A NEW REASON TO CELEBRATE AS ALL FIVE SEASONS

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Almost six years since its debut, ORPHAN BLACK remains a critical darling and a favourite among viewers inspiring memes, cosplay, and fan art. The ground-breaking series premiered March 30, 2013 on Space and viewers can get ready to binge as all five seasons join CTV Throwback beginning Monday, April 1 completely unlocked with no subscription required on CTV.ca and the CTV app.Whether viewers are members of Clone Club, or can’t tell Sarah from Alison from Rachel from Cosima from Helena, they can enjoy it all from the beginning and revel in series star Tatiana Maslany’s award-winning performance. After all, she’s an Emmy® Award and Canadian Screen Award-winner, as well as a Golden Globe® nominee for her multiple roles in the acclaimed series. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement From clone dance parties, to Helena pretending to be Alison, and Sarah pretending to be Rachel while Alison pretends to be Sarah, ORPHAN BLACK ended its unforgettable five season run in 2017.To acquaint viewers with this group of strong, fearless women, below is a spoiler-free guide to some of the LEDA Clones.Sarah ManningThe powerful lead character and main protagonist. Once a rebellious punk on the run with her daughter, she adopts the identity of recently-deceased Beth Childs, an identical version of herself, and becomes sucked into a hidden life-long conspiracy of illegal human cloning.Alison HendrixAn adoptive mother of two who just wants to keep her husband and children safe and uninvolved in the clone conspiracy. Alison had already been in contact with Beth when Sarah (as Beth) approached her and becomes a great source of information for Sarah. Alongside Sarah and Cosima, they band together to uncover where they come from.Cosima NiehausA Ph.D. student in Experimental Evolutionary Developmental Biology who first meets Sarah while she’s pretending to be Beth. She knew there were other clones and had been looking for them long before Sarah got pulled into the conspiracy.HelenaRaised by religious adoptive parents and trained to be a killer …of the clones. She ends up forging a close relationship with Sarah and the other clones.Rachel DuncanOne of the primary antagonists of the series. Unlike the other clones, Rachel grew up aware of who and what she is and continues to work with her creators. After discovering some of the other clones have become self-aware, she tries to get them to join her.Since launching on Dec. 6, 2018, more than 1,000 hours of programming and more than 1,400 titles have been added to the CTV Throwback and CTV Movies libraries for viewers to stream for free. Beginning Monday, April 1, ORPHAN BLACK joins the lineup. Viewers can enjoy all CTV Throwback content unlocked and with no subscription required. Twitterlast_img read more