Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse fell to 0-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 3-1 loss on the road at No. 3 Virginia on Friday night.A poor start to the game left the Orange in a 2-0 deficit with just over eight minutes played, a deficit the team would not recover from en route to the loss.The Cavaliers’ hot start was led by freshman Tara Vittese, who won ACC Player of the Week this past week. The midfielder was able to score her team’s first two goals of the game in a first period her team dominated. Along with outscoring SU 2-0, the Cavaliers outshot the visitors 16-4 in the first period.The Orange played with more aggression during the second period, but the Virginia defense was able to keep SU off the board. The Orange fired four shots on goal within the first four minutes but they were all saved by Virginia goalie Jenny Johnstone.Before Lieke Visser was finally able to score the first goal of the day for the Orange, the Cavaliers snuck in another goal. Even though the Orange outshot the Cavaliers 13-3 in the period, each team scored only one goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will try to rebound from the loss with a nonconference matchup against Hofstra on Sunday at 3 p.m. at J.S. Coyne Stadium.-Compiled by staff writer Ryan Raigrodski. Comments Published on September 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State Police of Alpena responded to 81 calls for service this past week between March 4 and March 10.Troopers arrested 11 men and women for causes related to operating while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, suspended licenses, no insurance and registration violations.State police handled 12 traffic crashes stretched across Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties. Up to 125 drivers were pulled over and 23 of them received traffic tickets. The remainder received verbal warnings.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 3 Girl Scouts to earn Silver Award on International NightNext Here with Beier: Red Dog, Red Carpet
National Chapters committee chairman of Hearts of Oak, Barimah Atuahene has declared that he would give up his position as a member of the board despite his opposition to two newly appointed board members.Atuahene has publicly expressed his discontentment with the appointment of Sowah Odotei and Alhaji Ankabi onto the board of management of the club.According to Atuahene, although he would not quit his seat on the board, he wants to be on record to have vehemently opposed the appointment of the duo.In an exclusive interview with Joy Sports, Barima Atuahene said:“If really, the board is going ahead to approve the appointment of the two gentlemen,I will walk out of the meeting and meet my people.””I will come back to give them (the board) the message which I discussed with my people. I will still be part of the board.” Atuahene replaced Alhaji Akanbi as the chairman of the national chapters committee.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Based on questions posed by the parliamentary Opposition about the Guyana People’s Militia, the National Assembly was told that 1608 persons have been recruited into the resuscitated group. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said these persons were recruited at various levels, and they were between the ages of 18 and 35, and physically and mentally stable for entry. These persons, he said, are not forced to join the Militia, but do so of their own free will and are paid $2829 per day.Thus far, 36 persons have been recruited from Region One (Barima-Waini); 154 from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); 365 from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); 204 from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); 405 from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); 93 from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); 42 from Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); 45 from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and 264 from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).According to the Minister, recruitment teams are deployed to the various regions to sensitise persons on the programme and to recruit those interested. Special consideration is given to highly-skilled retired military personnel and skilled professionals. Advertisements are also placed on social media, radio, and television and flyers are distributed to attract interest.The officers are required to attend specialised training three times per week in the regions. The training entails personal drills, map reading and navigation, jungle and weapons training, internal security, national policy and more.Eighteen years after it was disbanded, the Guyana People’s Militia was reactivated on December 1, 2015 in keeping with the defence policy of the six-month-old administration.At the relaunching, the then Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips explained the advantage of having the Militia as a separate entity rather than being part of the GDF as the 2nd Infantry Battalion, as since August 1997.The Chief-of-Staff said several drill halls countrywide would be rehabilitated and Regional Companies would be strengthened through recruitment and the provision of more leadership training for officers and senior non-commissioned officers.The Militia was first established in 1976 in accordance with the Defence Act at a time when the country had been facing internal and security threats.An estimated 1000 persons have been recruited in 2014 and 2015. Phillips said a number of the 55 persons who went Absent Without Leave (AWOL) have since been taking steps to return to duty.Government also expects to boost the GDF’s Engineer Corps to be involved in infrastructural development in the hinterland. The GDF plans to acquire more aircraft and patrol vessels during the next few years.