Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest InTown Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, May 12, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls:The Columbus Crew would not back down from this back and forth match. The offensive pressure from Griffin Crowe, Matthew Lawler, Sanjeev Puvanendrakumar and Nathan DiSchino brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Jonathan Poulose and Tristan DeHart. In addition, the midfield play of Marcus Dawson, Scott Anderson and Bijon Pourshadi kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net. The goalkeeping tandem of Christopher Cali and Brendan Cohen made timely saves, standing strong the entire match.DC United vs. New England Revolution:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between DC United and New England Revolution commenced. Fantastic ball skills were displayed by Caden Merritt and Ryan Fitzgerald resulting in goals by Garrett Lanagan, Chase Daly, Jake Gryglik, and Connor Jamieson. The midfield and defensive play of Ryan Hudd, David Poulose, Ryan Fitzgerald, Jacob McGahey and Jacob Afthim kept DC United in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Caden Merritt, Chase Daly, Jacob Afthim and Ryan Fitzgerald made some spectacular saves.Girls Grade 2 Games:Chicago Red Stars v. Orlando Pride:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Ava Szczesuil and Georgia Hanson scored for the Orlando Pride in this hard fought game. Anna Ward, Emily Laquidara and Jacqueline Warren added the offensive punch and Courtney Perkins, Julie McMullen and Chloe Stryhalaeck held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by birthday girl Hanna Hadzic and Georgia Hanson.Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars:Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Julia Navarro, Molly Kenney and Niamh McNeil applied heavy pressure causing the NC Courage to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Olivia Long and Abigail O’Donoghue fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Courage. The goalkeepers also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand. Boys Grade 1 Games:Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo:The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the Philadelphia Union, led by the offensive skills of Michael Belanger and Cameron Jones resulted in scoring opportunities by Davio Dicenso and Sean Marzani. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Andrew Poyant kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between Chicago Fire and D.C. United commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Benjamin Card and Matthew Roque resulting in goals by Jacob Schoenholtz, Nathan Ricciarelli and Lucas Pereira.  The midfield and defensive play of all players kept the Chicago Fire in excellent shape. Top-Notch play kept people watching this one.Girls Grade 1 Games:NC Courage vs. Portland Thorns:The NC Courage’s Emily Falk, Allaina Holman and Isabella DeOliveira stayed on their toes creating many scoring opportunities. The play of Olivia Howie, Alaina Roy, Olivia Smith shut down the other end of the field on defense that set the tone for this game.Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dash:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Kaitlin Pryse, Taylor O’Connell, Emily Ruzzo and Taylor Stone scored for the Houston Dash in this hard-fought game. Grace Daley and Kiera Barry, added the offensive punch and Olivia Marasca and Bridget Bloom held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort.Boys Kinder Games:Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union:The Philadelphia Union would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Charlie Kennedy (2), Rowan Norton, Brody Aprile, and Declan Riley brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Mikey Doucette and Maxwell Madore. In addition, the midfield play of Connor Mangini and Andrew Power kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net. Girls Kinder Games:Orlando Pride vs. NC CourageThe crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the Orlando Pride, led by the offensive skills of Alaina Wang, Kyla Pereira, Sofia Gomez and Sofia DeLucia resulted in scoring opportunities by Maeve Hennigan, Aubrey Coyne and Adalyn Maloney. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Abigail Coyne and Olivia Downing kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.Pre-K Girls Games:Harvard vs. NortheasternThe crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Harvard led by Sophia Rocco, Quinn Moulden and Parker Pryse got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Brooke Spirito and Paityn Loughran led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Olivia Contarino and Lily Falk kept the action going.Boston College vs. Boston University:The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as Boston College, led by the offensive skills of Sofia Hunt, Amara Chimwanda  Katie Downing and Grace Connolly resulted in scoring opportunities by McKinleigh Frizol, Lillian Bastien. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Emily Lane, Emilia Gregorio Ariana LaRosee and Madelyn Peltz kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game Summaries (May 1)In “Sports”last_img read more

I ate insects at ComicCon and now I want more

first_imgAnd now you know where to find cricket protein bars at Comic-Con. Erin Carson/CNET In the press room at San Diego Comic-Con, early Thursday evening, it’s snack time. Well, for me at least. At the risk of spoiling my dinner, I’m digging into a very particular type of protein bar — the kind that’s going to power me through my last story of the day, in more ways than one.The bar, brown and moist, is meant to taste like peanut butter and strawberry jelly. In truth, biting in you’d think that’s all that was in it. But along with the real strawberries and bits of peanut, this bar also contains crickets. Cricket powder, to be precise.Now, I’m not sitting here eating a cricket protein bar because I hate convention food that much. Share your voice 62 Photos Culture Comments The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 5 Now playing: Watch this: It’s actually in promotion of the upcoming TBS television series Snowpiercer. Snowpiercer is a TV adaption of a comic (it was also a movie in 2014) slated for 2020. The show takes place a few years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. A train carries what remains of humanity, and even in the apocalypse there’s a disparity between the folks in the fancy front of the train and the ones barely getting by in the back.And by barely getting by, we’re talking about subsisting off nutrient bars of jellied cockroaches.Fortunately, the protein bar that Comic-Con goers can pick up from one of several vending machines is nothing like that. Tragically, it’s not made with cockroaches. It’s also pretty good — dense, chewy, a bit crunchy, the strawberry lends a fresh note, and it doesn’t taste like, well, crickets.snowpiercer2.jpgMmm… crickets. Erin Carson/CNET As for the idea of subsisting on protein bars, I get it. When I arrive at the Snowpiercer booth on the expo floor at 4:30 p.m. PT, I’ve eaten two caramel toffee sea salt bars and nothing else all day long. The world might not have frozen over, but these are, nonetheless, meager times on the food front in the midst of a 130,000-plus person convention with entirely too much to take in.To get the cricket bar, you go up to a vending machine with a giant touchscreen, and enter your email address, watch a short video from Snowpiercer, and down drops a cricket protein bar in a black wrapper with blue and white lettering.Scarfing down a bug bar isn’t just a promotional stunt. The bars come from the Aspire Food Group, a company based in Austin, Texas that raises crickets for human consumption. Aspire’s been on a mission to educate people about how edible insects like crickets are often higher in iron, protein, calcium and the like, and are also a more environmentally sustainable source of nutrients, than meat. And since Snowpiercer is essentially dealing with the aftermath of climate change, Aspire CEO and co-founder Mohammed Ashour thinks it’s a point worth underlining.”The show talks about a dystopian future where as a result of a lot of social collapses, you end up in this world where there’s this asymmetry in how nutrition and wealth and abundance and opportunity is distributed,” Ashour said. That’s not merely science fiction. “We are using tremendous amounts of resources to produce nutrition calories at an incredible environmental cost.”Can swapping out steak for some crickets keep us all off the apocalypse train? That remains to be seen, but Ashour is hoping Comic-Con’s attendees will consider it.And hey — at least it’s not cockroaches. Whole roasted crickets infest snack time Tags 3:04 Comic-Conlast_img read more

Coordination must for sustaining disaster risk management

first_imgDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya addresses the launching ceremony of National Resilience Programme (NRP) at a city hotel on Thursday. Photo: UNDPDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said Bangladesh always faces natural disaster due to the adverse impact of climate change.“We need to continue our efforts to protect the lives and livelihoods from natural disasters,” the minister told the launching ceremony of National Resilience Programme (NRP) at a city hotel on Thursday.The government and UN agencies have jointly initiated NRP at a cost of $12 million  to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive and gender responsive disaster management and disaster risk informed development, says a UNDP press release.Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya hoped the newly launched programme would further build the capacity of the relevant ministries and increase resilience to natural disasters.He called upon all the line ministries and development partners to implement the programme effectively and efficiently for disaster risk reduction in line with the government commitment to implement the Sendai Framework.Disaster management and relief ministry secretary Shah Kamal said that 18 ministries are engaged with disaster management, so effective coordination is must for sustaining the disaster risk management initiatives.He said it is essential to have strong partnership for inclusive disaster risk reduction plan to sustain the economic and human development.The secretary hopes that NRP will enhance the strategic intervention and minimise the challenges of disaster management.“The government is following Whole of Society Approach in disaster management.”Shah Kamal underscored the need for construction of 3,000 cyclone centers in line with the 7th Five Year Plan for minimising the disaster risks of vulnerable people in cyclone prone areas.Disaster management and relief ministry additional secretary and also NRP national programme coordinator Md. Mohsin presented the overview and action plan of the programme.The programme is funded by the government, Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).The disaster management and relief ministry, the programming division of the planning commission, the women and children affairs and the local government division will implement the 3-year programme. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will provide technical support.The disaster management will focus on disability inclusive and gender-responsive capacities, the programming division will focus on the capacity for disaster and climate risk informed planning, the department of women will focus on the gender dimension of the programme and the LGED will focus on resilient infrastructure.UN resident coordinator Mia Seppo emphasised on inclusive development, resilient infrastructure, engagement of private sector in risk informed business continuity plan and integration of global commitment in national development planning.Swedish ambassador Charlotta Schlyter said Bangladesh needs the engagement of women to fight and adapt disaster and climate risks.She underscored the need for gender responsive disaster management planning for enhancing sustainable development efforts.Water resources ministry secretary Kabir Bin Anwar, local government division additional secretary Mahbub Hossain, women and children affairs ministry additional secretary Md Ainul Kabir, planning division additional secretary Kazal Islam and DFID humanitarian adviser Omar Farook, among others, addressed the event.last_img read more

Reward for building owenrs adhering to rules

first_imgParticipants pose for a photograph at a roundtable on ways to curb fire incidents organised by Prothom Alo at Karwan Bazar on Sunday. Photo: Prothom AloDhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam has said that building owners who will comply with fire safety checklists will get special concessions from authorities while those not adhering to the rules will face punishment.“The factories which will not comply with the checklist would be stripped off their trade license,” Atiqul told a roundtable on Sunday.Prothom Alo organised the roundtable on ways to curb fire incidents in association with Sheltech at the daily’s Karwan Bazar office.Mayor Atiqul urged the house owners to build awareness to ensure fire safety of their respective buildings.“I request all to take measures such as installing fire protection alarm, conducting fire drills and installing emergency exit sign so that no more lives are lost in fire,” Atiqul added.Terming the future of Dhaka city as hazardous, former chairman of University Grants Commission and urban development planner Nazrul Islam said, “We will face many problems without a master plan and detailed area plan for the city.”Dwelling on importance of efficient implementation of plans taken by government authorities, he said that honesty and accountability of the officials are most important.Nazrul Islam also stressed coordination among the government bodies for efficient urban management.Sheltech managing director Towfique M Seraj in his presentation pointed out several inconsistencies in related codes and stressed periodic reviews of the codes, including of Bangladesh National Building Code 2006.Terming the recent FR Tower fire incident as a wakeup call, BUET’s mechanical engineering department professor Maksud Helali called for consulting fire engineers before approving the design of any building.Institute of Architects Bangladesh’s former president Mobasshar Hossein underscored the need for introducing city government and empowering the city corporation mayor to ensure effective governance.BUET’s urban and regional planning department professor Ishrat Islam said that the developers who construct a building without following proper building code should be immediately banned.She also called for introducing fire insurance system for every building.Fire Service and Civil Defence’s outgoing director general Ali Ahmad Khan said that strengthening regulatory bodies is necessary for curbing fire incidents.He also called for setting area based hydrant system or water reservoir in Dhaka city.Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakka’s (RAJUK) chief engineer Raihanul Ferdous agreed that RAJUK failed to implement occupancy certificate system fully.RAJUK has failed to set up proper monitoring mechanism due to lack of manpower, he added.Prothom Alo associate editor Anisul Hoque, managing director of Building Technologies Ideas (BTI) FR Khan, former REHAB president Tasbirul Haque Proval, BUET’s professor of architecture department M Shahidul Ameen, BUET’s architecture department’s chief Nasrin Hossain, Bangladesh Institute of Planners’ general secretary Adil Mohammad Khan, and Sheltech director Samia Seraj, among others spoke at the roundtable moderated by Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayyum.last_img read more

Airbnb Agreement With Texas Means Hosts Wont Get Around Paying Tax

first_img 00:00 /01:17 Listen Share X AP Photo/John LocherRandy Tussing, an Airbnb host, looks at his phone while standing in his home, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas.Starting May 1, people who host paying guests through Airbnb in Texas won’t get around paying the 6 percent state hotel occupancy tax.Laura Spanjian, public policy director at Airbnb’s southwest region, said many hosts didn’t know they had to pay those taxes or couldn’t figure out how to.“So we decided, could we actually take on the responsibility of the host and have Airbnb collect and remit the tax?” she said. “So we realized, legally, we could do that if we had agreements with cities and states that in essence transferred responsibility from a host to us.”Texas is not the only place where the company is doing this.By next month, Airbnb will have similar agreements with 250 jurisdictions in the United States, including 20 states.David Stacy has hosted guests through Airbnb for the past two years in his garage apartment north of downtown Houston.He said he has never paid hotel occupancy taxes before, but he’s not concerned that the additional charge will deter potential guests.“I’ve looked at lots of websites for Airbnb in cities that I enjoy traveling to, and I see Airbnb there for a lot less than I would have to pay for a hotel,” he said. “So to me, I think it’s still a good bargain.”Stacy said he wants to abide by the law and is glad Airbnb is stepping in.The city of Houston, by the way, does not yet have an agreement with the company and will still be missing out on a lot of revenue from the local hotel occupancy tax, which is 7 percent.Spanjian said she is in talks with Houston as well. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Cooks Resilience Leads To Shot on NBAs Biggest Stage

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comGolden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook has already become something of a legend in Prince George’s County.  There is a story that he caught the eye of a prominent former college basketball coach as a freshman at DeMatha, who knew he would be a can’t miss, NBA prodigy.The parent of an upperclassmen, who didn’t want to be identified, was investing in his son’s development with a private trainer as he thought his son was a major college prospect heading into his senior year.  The former coach supposedly told the father, “Your son can play mid-major college basketball, but that youngster is going to the NBA.”D.M.V. native Quinn Cook, who instantly became a legend and phenom when he began playing at DeMatha in Hyattsville, is now one of the players keeping the Golden State Warriors alive in the NBA Finals. (Courtesy Photo)That youngster with the greater upside proved to be Cook.He took a circuitous route to the Association and may never become the star that his teammate Kevin Durant is; however, when it comes to being a legend of the P.G. hardwood there is no doubt.  Cook was “a bad man” which is the highest praise that a basketball player can get from peers.Freshmen who play at DeMatha normally have to wait their turn to get minutes, but Cook took his and never looked back.  He was able to earn his playing time on a team loaded with talent, not only because of his skill, but because of his personality.“He has always been good with people,” Ron Bailey, owner of I-95ballerz.com, a local website and blog that covers amateur basketball in the D.M.V. area told the AFRO.  “Stars have always liked being around and playing with him.”However, that never diminished the fact that his confidence in himself was ever lacking.  Despite being what would be considered an undersized guard by today’s standards, Cook was never a player that would back down from a challenge.  Whether it was at Dematha, while playing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, or at Duke University when he played for a team that would ultimately win a national championship, Cook would find a way to make plays that would help his team win.“He played with a moxy from the first time he stepped on the court and played bigger than his size,” Bailey said.  “He’s a guy that figured out how to put the ball in the basket and faced up to every challenge.”Cook’s three year run at Dematha was one of the great eras in the rich history of their basketball program. The Stags were 85-18 during that stretch and were ranked number one after his junior year.  That season he earned all-Met honors from the Washington Post and was the first underclassmen in three decades to earn that award.However, there were still doubts about his size and whether he could really play major college basketball.  Cook vindicated himself after transferring to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. Oak Hill gave him another stage to prove himself, while playing with phenomenal talent that he would ultimately blend with.  He led the Oak Hill Warriors to a 31-4 record, averaging 19.1 ppg, 10.9 apg and 2.5 steals.Cook worked hard to find his niche at Duke before and didn’t play starter’s minutes until he was a senior. He was a co-captain for a team that won a national championship, yet he wasn’t drafted.  He could’ve gone overseas and capitalized on that success but chose the NBA G-League, before getting his NBA shot.In 2018 his resilience paid off as he earned his first world championship ring.  Had it not been for his virtuoso effort in game two of this year’s NBA Finals, the injured world champions would have probably gotten swept.last_img read more

Why Bing Video Search is better than YouTube Search

first_imgWhy Bing Video Search is better than YouTube Search by Martin Brinkmann on June 03, 2017 in Internet – 33 commentsYou have a lot of options when it comes to watching videos on your devices. Most users seem to use YouTube more or less exclusively for all their family friendly video needs, but sites like Vimeo or Dailymotion are popular as well.Search on YouTube, with YouTube being a Google property, should be one of the strong features of the video streaming site, but it is not really.While it works, and even lets you filter by upload date and some additional features, it is nowhere near where it could be. It has no preview feature for instance, and while you can add it using extensions, something like it should be built-in in my opinion.I run all my video searches on Bing Video Search instead, and have two core reasons for that which I would like to explain in detail in the coming paragraphs.Note: I understand that the comparison between a single-site search engine (YouTube), and a multi-site search engine is not entirely fair. Google’s own Video Search seems to focus heavily on YouTube as well however.Bing Video SearchBing Video Search is a feature of Microsoft’s search engine Bing. While I don’t use Bing at all for Web searches, as I find the search engine lacking in that regard — especially for non-English queries — I find some of Bing’s other features quite useful and often superior to Google’s offerings.You can use the following URL as your entry point to run video searches on Bing: https://www.bing.com/videos/Simply enter the term you are interested in, and wait for Bing to return results to you. Results are listed with thumbnails, the source site they are hosted on, and information on views, play time, uploader, upload date and title.While most videos may be hosted on YouTube, you may get results from other sites such as Vimeo, Youku, VM, and lots of other video hosting sites as well. This depends largely on your query. This is the first advantage that Bing Video Search offers over YouTube’s or Google Video’s own search function.Sites like Vimeo host exclusive content for instance sometimes. A search on YouTube won’t find those videos, while a search on Bing will.The second feature that makes Bing Video Search superior in my opinion is its preview feature. You can hover over any video on Bing Video Search to get a preview of the video. This preview includes sound, and is a great way to quickly determine a video’s quality, and whether it matches what you are looking for.These two features are not the only ones that Bing offers. Here is a short list of other features that you may find interesting:Better filters: You can sort by date, length or resolution, or filter by a specific source.If you turn off SafeSearch, you will get NSFW results.Save videos to your Microsoft Account, and get personalized feeds based on your savings and activity.Closing WordsBing Video Search is a handy multi-site search engine for videos that returns both family friendly and NSFW results based on SafeSearch settings. Its preview feature is the feature that I like the most, as it does away with the “opening video > realizing it is not what I was looking for > going back”  workflow on YouTube.Now You: Which video search engine do you use, and why?SummaryArticle NameWhy Bing Video Search is better than YouTube SearchDescriptionThis article discusses why Bing Video Search is superior to YouTube Search, or Google Video Search when it comes to finding videos.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more