Two Syracuse football players arrested for stealing Yeezy boots, computer and PlayStation 4

first_imgTwo Syracuse football players were arrested for stealing two pairs of “Yeezy” boots, a laptop and a PlayStation 4, according to Sgt. Richard Helterline of the Syracuse Police Department.Redshirt freshman defensive end Jaquwan Nelson, 19, was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. Redshirt freshman safety Devon Clarke, 19, was charged Friday with second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.Nelson and Clarke entered a South Campus residence at 241 Winding Ridge Road and stole the property on Dec. 26, 2016, Helterline said. When reached on his cell phone, Clarke quickly hung up. Syracuse Athletics declined to comment. Both Nelson and Clarke, Florida natives who have not played for SU, have been released from the Onondaga County Justice Center. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

No mass gatherings casts doubts over Irish sporting events returning before September

first_img Betway strengthens racecourse presence with Cork sponsorship April 18, 2019 Share Betway backs Galway Festival with Super Saturday sponsorship July 17, 2018 Share 21Bet pays out on Wolves winning the league title January 29, 2018 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Major sporting events across Ireland are to face further setbacks after the Irish government confirmed that all mass gatherings of over 5,000 people will be banned until 1 September.The new restrictions will impact the 2020 All-Ireland championships, the League of Ireland, racing festivals and a number of other sporting events.Issuing a statement, government sources have said that local authorities will be told not to grant licences for large events in this period due to the coronavirus crisis.The Interim CEO of Football Association Ireland, Gary Owens, has called for a meeting with the government to discuss the impact of the latest ruling on the SSE Airtricity League and also its potential effect on international football if it is extended into September.The association had originally earmarked 19 June as a possible date for recommencing the League of Ireland, with plans to resume the Women’s National League a week later. Following the latest government statement, however, this date appears increasingly unlikely.Owens told FAI TV: “This is breaking news this evening and in two respects for us. The obvious question is, can we hold the international matches in the autumn period?“We really need to be able to hold those matches and have mass gatherings in September. Hopefully we can get to the end of August and that 5,000 limit will be increased.“That is a significant input and we need to take that into account, along with all the other factors which we are now analysing in advance of making a decision on the 5th of May when the Government will make their formal decision known.“Like everything else, the devil is in the detail. We really need to understand what they mean by 5,000 in terms of mass gatherings and whether that applies in stadiums and what are the criteria we would have to comply with.“We have been working with the medical team in Uefa who are helping us with guidelines, but obviously, we need to talk to the HSE and try and understand whether or not they would allow mass gatherings in football stadiums and if they do up to that level of 5,000, that could be a significant breakthrough for us.”Meanwhile a statement issued on behalf of Balybrit Racecourse, which is due to host the Galway Festival, has suggested that this year’s festival could possibly still go ahead behind closed doors.Manager of Ballybrit racecourse, Michael Moloney, confirmed that the festival ‘will not be able to take place as an event open to the general public this year’.The statement said: “In light of the evolving situation regarding Covid-19, for public health and safety reasons Galway Race Committee has reached the difficult but unavoidable decision that the 2020 Galway Races Summer Festival, due to be held from Monday 27th July to Sunday 2nd August will not be able to take place as an event open to the general public this year. We know this will be a huge disappointment for all our racegoers that attend year on year.“It may prove possible to run the Galway Races behind closed doors, dependent on Government policy and the approval of Horse Racing Ireland and Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board.“This would be for the benefit of the racing industry, our valued partners and our television audiences at home and internationally. We are currently planning for this scenario and we will update you on progress as and when we can.”last_img read more

The need for a revamped honors system is essential to WHS and the community at large

first_imgQuinn’s thoughtsQuinn McCue1. I think this summer has gone very fast but I have enjoyed it so far and it can only get better.2. If it was sunny I think it would be the perfect weather out side.3. I was watching tv last night and I saw a fat cat trying to get in a box, I laughed so hard I woke up my dog.4. Pie…..do i have to say anything else?5. Its not that I hate reading books, I just hate reading the boring parts of a book. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (20) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +23 Vote up Vote down Morgen Townsend · 370 weeks ago I was very fortunate to have Mrs. Meeker and Ms. Leslie for teachers. It was great to have someone who challenged the students and expected high quality work. They deserve much praise. Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down Whs grad · 370 weeks ago You should be asking these questions to our curriculum director. I think our principle is taking the bullet here. Mr. Hodson is the one that probably had the most influence on this. Problem is he is now in charge of 3 departments and it is all departments where we are struggling as a school district. We are so far behind in technology we will never catch up, our buildings and facilities are falling apart and we have no answer or plan for any of it. Fly by the seat of your pants and make short term decisions for long term problems is our image now. I am sick of hearing we have no money when every district around us is building and improving. Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Scooter · 370 weeks ago My daughter has enrolled for the upcoming school year in two honors classes, both her mother and I are very proud of her. She read the initial article she told me what is the use of going the extra mile, I agree. Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 370 weeks ago The incentive is intrinsic, as it should be. Want to take an honors course which will scholastically push you ahead? Great idea. Because you want an academic challenge? Good for you! Because you thirst for knowledge? Awesome. Because it “pays” extra and you might increase your chance to be valedictorian? Stupid reason, bad mindset, and most likely parent initiated. This is a result of the participation-trophy thinking which has permeated society. College registrars are fully aware of the weighted/nonweighted systems. If you have what it takes, you’ll make it to the college of your choice. Report Reply 1 reply · active 370 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Just saying · 370 weeks ago Traci You make no sence. When did we start the weighted classes? We had honors/advanced classes before and the kids still took them. Before you keep crying about it be a real reporter and check other school districts. Find out who has weighted classes and who doesn’t. Also check our numbers from before we had weighted and after. How many took the classes then and now. Base it on percentages not just numbers. Check with colleges and see if they care. You sound like an upset parent and not a reporter. Your son got into TCU because he works hard, got good test scores, and was involved. Probably not because his GPA was above 4.0. Report Reply 2 replies · active 370 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down tired of the B$ · 370 weeks ago Honors courses are great, until it is your child that can’t seem to get into that course…so then what???? Do we blame the teachers? Do we blame the student because they were not deemed qualified to enter into an “Honors” course? Are those courses any different than a regular course, or does it depend on who is teaching? I find it quite bothersome that Cueball loves to stir the pot with these postings. You’re right Tracy, you have made one too many articles on this subject. Stop trying to put the citizens against the school faculty and what is worse the students against the school! It really doesn’t help the situation at all. In fact, it makes it worse! Report Reply 2 replies · active 370 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 370 weeks ago Amen, Tracy!! I’m with you. Keep having honest dialogues, and if necessary, stir the pot. From the article written by Mr. Adams, it was my understanding this was not a faculty decision, as the teachers were not consulted, merely the school board. Perhaps, the system does need tweeking, and college courses taken by the students should not be included in their GPA. However, advanced classes should be offered to students, and those classes should be labeled as such. When my children were in high school this was not the case. When one of my children went to college, she came home after six weeks the first six weeks ranting that Wellington High School had not prepared her for college. I suggested she go to her favorite high school teacher to voice her concerns His reply to her was, ” Well, Jane Doe, you must remember you are not the average student, and that is what Wellington High School is geared for”. No, she was not the average student, she was an excellent one. However, this appeared to me to be a sad commentary on our school system at that time. Mediocrity is not what we need now and was not what we needed years ago. Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Shawn · 370 weeks ago I know that Dale Adams gave great consideration to this situation and was working on a fair solution for all the students. The problem is that a greatly accelerated student(middle schooler taking hs courses) would not get the benefit of the weighted honors courses and would run out of weighted courses before ending high school career, since they took them in middle school. Their classmates would have more honors opportunities and a higher GPA, thus the accelerated student would not have a high class rank. You also a similar problem when you want to add an honors class, for example a highly motivated freshman takes two science classes, neither of which has an honors course offered. The next year they add an honor class in one of those classes, now the highly motivated student does not have that opportunity to enhance their GPA. Motivation and incentive need to come from within, not from a number. Many state what is the incentive to take a tougher course, how about to make them better students going into college. I was motivated to learn and improve as a student to better prepare for college, not a number. We did not have honors courses, but had very tough classes. A lot of students dodged those classes to preserve GPA, motivated college bound students took those classes to prepare for their future. If your only motivation is to be the best in your school, then you are very short sighted and will likely struggle at the next level. I speak from experience, you will get scholarships and opportunities if your ACT score is high enough, even if GPA is not top 10%. Report Reply 1 reply · active 370 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down guest · 370 weeks ago My daughter graduated from KU. She told me the same thing as “Guest” above quoted her daughter as saying. Wellington High School had not prepared her for college. Her friends who came from other school districts were much better prepared. Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 370 weeks ago “Do you think having a school district without honors classes for their children will help them move here?” If they are checking out schools they will probably look at Dept of Ed numbers first. They may check to see if honors courses are weighted first, but KSDE numbers would catch their eyes at some point. Those numbers would be far more problematic as a draw for prospective residents. Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue —Wellington High School Principal Dale Adams changes with non-weighted scheduling and honors classes are not without merit (see story here).Adams is correct in holding the top tier students accountable to Kansas Board of Regent scholar curriculum standards. It not only requires students to take more difficult classes, but makes them more accountable in college preparation.I also believe Adams is sincere in his effort to provide more college courses to high school students. He is right that if a student can’t afford a particular class, he/she should not be penalized on his GPA against someone who has the financial means to do so.Nor is Adams wrong about penalizing the eighth grade student, who takes an accelerated class in middle school and does not get the benefit of a weighted grade, when his/her peers are getting a weighted grade for taking the same class in high school.However…. This is where Adams is wrong. Taking away the weighted grades and the “honors” class system not only moves the Wellington school district curriculum toward mediocrity, but it places the district and community at large in peril when attempting to attract high-achieving scholastically minded parents to the area.Wellington is in need of doctors since the closing of a physician clinic. Do you think having a school district without honors classes for their children will help them move here?Adams has said he is not taking away the honors classes – just the title and the extra point a student achieves by taking the challenging courses.But incentives are essential in production. Just ask the good folks at Federal Express.I remember reading an article about the company that made a fortune delivering packages to the masses overnight. When the company first started, executives were having a dickens of a time getting their employees to buy into the system. Rarely could they get the package to the consumer on time.They held motivational meetings. They threatened employment extermination, etc. But nothing was working.Then they decided to implement an incentive program. If drivers delivered these packages in a timely enough fashion, they would get paid a bonus.Problem solved. The employees needed that carrot to get them going.High school students are no different. If you offer an honors course, that student should be rewarded for taking the tougher assignment. Otherwise, those honors type courses will go by the wayside because most students will be uninterested.The argument that students will want to take those courses on their own freewill to better themselves, only goes so far. Again, you take away incentives, you push your students toward mediocrity.I have said this once and I’ll say it again.We can put as many billboards on the turnpike touting the greatness of our town. We can provide all kinds of tax incentives to get people to come. We can fix every pothole in town. But if we don’t provide a strong school system that people are comfortable with scholastically, we aren’t growing as a community.In the 1990s, when I had no children going through the school system there were two names that kept popping up when people around town were talking about the school. The names I kept hearing were Dana Meeker and Louise Leslie. They were either getting high praise or great scorn depending on who was doing the talking. But they were definitely not going unnoticed.Now, today these two teachers are still being talked about even though they have long retired, especially by the WHS graduates of the time. In my experience, it is usually in a glowing, most reverent tone.The students loved the way those teachers challenged them in high school to be better and they were better for it later in life.Wellington students even though they might not like it when they are going through the system, will love you for it later. But they need to be pushed. They need that carrot.Mr. Adams said he is not against having honors classes – and hopes to revamp them with a specific syllabus and outline, distinguishing them above the other classes.I hope he follows through.Wellington needs one class per subject that challenges the brightest of minds.The Wellington school board was right in eliminating the weighting of college courses. But they took it too far in eliminating the weighting of honors courses.The board should reconsider its June decision and revamp a system in which we provide an honors system that not only challenges the best of our students, but also gives them the incentives to do so.Please, board, bring back the weighted grading for revamped honors classes – even if it involves just four or five courses.last_img read more

Wednesday September 18th Local Sports

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have set another major league home run record, becoming the first team in history to have five players go deep 30 or more times in one season. Miguel Sanó gave the Twins the all-time mark with his 30th homer, a three-run shot to the third deck in left field off Chicago White Sox left-hander Ross Detwiler. Nelson Cruz (37), Max Kepler (36), Eddie Rosario (31) and Mitch Garver (30) all made it before Sanó. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ronald Torreyes was hit by a bases-loaded pitch in a three-run 12th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox that kept their lead in the American League Central at five games. Marwin Gonzalez hit the tying two-run single off José Ruiz. Then Torreyes, a September roster addition who has only six plate appearances for the Twins this season, crouched in front of a 2-1 fastball that grazed his right forearm as he lowered it over the plate. AMES — Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard says he has no idea what happened to University of Iowa band members during Saturday’s football game in Ames. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta released a statement on Monday saying the University had been made aware of inappropriate actions toward members of the band and staff.Pollard says they are waiting to find out what happened.Hawkeye Marching Band director Eric Bush told ESPN that the athletic department is taking the lead in the investigation, and that he doesn’t want to give out any details yet because they’re still trying to collect information from the students and trying to figure out what events took place. AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says even without starting center Colin Newell the offense line made major progress in a loss to Iowa. Campbell says Newell is questionable for Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe.Campbell says it was the best game the offensive line has played against the Hawkeyes.Campbell likes the balance on offense through two games. Ten different receivers have caught a pass and five running backs have at least 10 carries.Campbell says the next step for the offense is to do a better job finishing drives.ISU hit Iowa with a couple of big plays and Louisiana-Monroe’s attacking defense the Cyclones may get more opportunities on Saturday.Kickoff on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium is scheduled for 11 o’clockcenter_img AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use “arts, culture and community district’ between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium.The school announced the plan Tuesday, saying athletic director Jamie Pollard and Iowa State Research Park President Rick Sanders will lead a feasibility study on the area, which is mostly a series of parking lots.Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen transferred oversight of the Iowa State Center, a series of buildings near the basketball coliseum and the football stadium, to the athletic department. The proposed plan would also look into relocating commuter and football game day parking to a new parking area east of the stadium. — high school volleyballValley 25-25-25, Mason City 13-19-11Northwood-Kensett 26-25-21-26-15, Newman 28-22-25-24-13Central Springs 25-25-25, Rockford 14-17-21Charles City 18-30-25-25, Decorah 25-28-22-13Forest City 25-22-25-25, West Hancock 20-25-19-5Lake Mills 25-25-25, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 6-10-16Osage 25-25-25, Nashua-Plainfield 10-11-7Saint Ansgar 25-25-25, West Fork 21-13-16last_img read more