Meet with Farmington Hills council member Rich

first_imgTheresa Rich (contributed)Farmington Hills City Council Member Theresa Rich will host a Coffee Hour on Sunday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room B on the second floor at the Farmington Community Library Main Library.The event gives constituents an opportunity to talk about city happenings, voice concerns, and ask questions.The library is located at 32737 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lifesavers upsets Spikers in Superliga Invitational

first_imgGenerika-Ayala Lifesavers’ Marivic Meneses foils the shot of former collegiate teammate Cherry Rondina of Petron Blaze Spikers during their 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational game at the San Juan Arena on July 12, 2018. Generika scored 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 31-33, 15-11 over Petron. SPIN.PH PHOTO MANILA – Generika-Ayala Lifesavers showed its toughness in clutch situation. It scored 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 31-33, 15-11 over Petron Blaze Spikers in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational at the San Juan Arena.After failing to close out the Blaze Spikers in the extended fourth set on Thursday night, the Lifesavers came up with a strong showing behind Bacolodnon Patty Orendain and Angeli Araneta to pull off the huge upset.Orendain topscored with 23 points, while Araneta scattered 15 kills, three blocks and a pair of service aces for 20 hits.Lifesavers improved to 3-1 win-loss slate in Group A. Fiola Ceballos was also instrumental for the Lifesavers with triple-double13 points, 22 digs and 16 excellent receptions while fellow Ilongga April Hingpit made 43 excellent sets facing her former team the Blaze Spikers.“We’re lucky that the breaks of the fifth set belonged to us,” Lifesavers head coach Sherwin Meneses said. “I just told them that we have nothing to lose against Petron. I believe in my team because we have a balance line-up anyone can contribute.”Ilongga Aiza Maizo-Pontillas finished with 14 points while Negrense Bernadeth Pons and Mika Reyes chipped in 13 markers apiece for the Blaze Spikers.Petron slid to third place in the group with a 2-1 card.In the first game, the Philippine national women’s team shut down its campaign on a high note. It dominated Smart-Army Lady Troopers in straight sets, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17.Jaja Santiago led the way with 15 points off 12 kills including seven excellent receptions while Mylene Paat, MJ Phillips and Maika Ortiz chipped in seven points apiece.The Nationals capped its guest team stint in the league with 3-0 card./PNlast_img read more

West Florida Volleyball Derails Mobile 3-2 in Five Set Thriller

first_img Luciana Rapach (Photo by Jim Hogue) Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 19 Argonauts outlasted the University of Mobile Rams, snapping their 18-game win streak with a five set 3-2 victory on Tuesday evening. A committed West Florida squad won a tough fought battle and emerged on top, improving to 14-6 on the season. Senior All-American Luciana Rapach (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Iowa Western CC) brilliantly led her Argos to a win as the offensive leader. Rapach was named UWF Player of the Game for the second time this season, posting a triple-double with 17 kills, 10 assists, and 15 digs. Sophomore Jamie Nichols (Crawfordville, Fla./Wakulla HS) also hit in the double digits, posting 11 kills at .259 on the match. Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) found herself on the heels of the single-match dig high of 30, as she spearheaded a phenomenal defense with 28 digs. Wilhoite has spent much of the season balancing herself both offensively and defensively, and was just one kill shy of a double-double in the win. Jerica Carter (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) was also instrumental in the Argo defense with 16 digs. The Argos burst into action in the first set, claiming a 25-20 victory for the lead. “We started strong in the beginning,” said Assistant Coach Rafa Maranhao. West Florida outhit Mobile .333 to .296 in the first set, led by Rapach’s efficient .417. “They made a decision at the start of the match, and committed to each other,” said Maranhao. With set one under their belts, the Argos found themselves against the ropes as the Rams fought back. Junior Patricia Gandolfo (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Missouri State-West Plains CC) opened set two with a service ace, but Mobile came from behind to secure a 25-19 win over the Argos. “Mobile is a tenacious, athletic, fearless team,” commented Head Coach Melissa Wolter. “I told our team I was excited all day to play them. They present a great match and challenge us in ways that average teams won’t.” UWF entered set three tied at one with Mobile, but made their statement as they took the set 25-13. The Argos posted a .316 hitting percentage to the Rams .071, taking advantage of seven Mobile errors in the win. Kara Gonzalez (St. Augustine, Fla./St. Augustine HS) led her team offensively, flawlessly producing five kills at .417. Kylie Dorton (Muncie, Ind./Delta HS) executed a crucial five-point rally, as she came in from the sidelines to serve. With a win on the horizon, the Argos confidently entered set four leading the match 2-1. Gandolfo again opened the set with a service ace, though Mobile would edge ahead. Jesse Keroack (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside HS) came in off the bench as the Argos trailed the set 7-12, and put down a huge kill to spark the UWF momentum. Both sides continued to battle as West Florida pulled ahead, riding the five-point serve rally of Rapach. Despite a tremendous effort by the Argos, the Rams topped the set 26-24. “Both teams made adjustments throughout the match, but we had some players that were crucial in our changes,” commented Wolter. “I could go on all night listing names, but several players came in off the bench and were big changes in our game.” West Florida was named the receiving team at the start of set five, with a big win laying on the line. A defining Gandolfo kill set the pace for the Argos, and they were the first squad to eight in the deciding set. Relentlessly, UWF retained control and a Wilhoite service ace closed out the 15-8 win. “They were never satisfied; they fought for every ball,” said Maranhao in closing remarks about the victory. The Argos will enter the weekend 14-6 on the season, 4-0 in the conference, and set to face tough GSC competition on the road. The Argos open weekend play at Alabama-Huntsville on Friday evening at 7pm, and continue Saturday afternoon at 1 pm at North Alabama. Both matches can be followed by live stats and live broadcast at Print Friendly Versioncenter_img West Florida Volleyball Derails Mobile 3-2 in Five Set Thriller last_img read more

Men’s Soccer jumps to #18 in latest poll

first_imgAn early 3-0 start for the University of West Florida Men’s Soccer program has allowed them to rise all the way up to the number 18 spot in the latest United Soccer Coaches which was released Tuesday afternoon.The Argonauts have played a tough early season schedule with matches against Sunshine State Conference opponents, Tampa, Saint Leo and Rollins College as UWF prevailed with stellar defense and timely scoring in each game.On the offensive side, there has been a different hero for the Argos in each contest.  Against Tampa, redshirt senior forward Sean Hoffstatter came up clutch as he rocketed a ball past the goalkeeper to deposit the ball in the top left corner of the net, while freshman forward Davi Alves came up big against Saint Leo with a 68th minute goal to lift UWF to another 2-1 result.  Hoffstatter and Alves were rewarded for their efforts as they were named by the Gulf South Conference as GSC player and freshman of the week respectively.In their most recent match, it was sophomore transfer forward Bernardo Torres who sealed the win.  In the 67th minute, midfielder Andrew Wentz fed a beautiful ball to the Brazilian native Torres who was able to go top shelf on the Rollins’ netminder and gave the Argonauts a win in their first road contest of the season.While the offense has been clutch, the defense has led the way for UWF with it’s rock solid unit.  Led by senior defenders Brandon Jose and Jerry Wiltshire and sophomore goalie Jihad Gomes, the Argos have given opponents plenty of trouble on the young season as they have only allowed two goals in three matches.  The unit has been boosted by the play of freshman, Lucas Barankiewicz as he has given the backline key steady play in his 272 minutes of action.UWF looks to maintain its strong early season play as it begins conference action away from home against the 24th ranked Spring Hill College Badgers on Saturday, September 21st.  Kickoff is slated for 1pm at Library Field.Fans can follow the action all season long by keeping up with, on Twitter @UWFMSoccer and on Instagram @UWFSoccer.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Antara Mimpi AS, Ambisi Cina dan Jaringan Kereta Api Cepat Nasional

first_imgIlustrasi Kereta Cepat. Sumber: Moneycontrol Ketika Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump berselisih paham dengan Gubernur California Gavin Newsom atas pendanaan untuk kereta berkecepatan tinggi yang telah direncanakan negara bagian, di sisi lain, Cina malah semakin memperluas jaringan rel berkecepatan tinggi – mungkin bisa dibilang yang terpanjang di dunia.Ya, Negara Adikuasa tersebut beserta Cina pernah mengumumkan rencana ambisius untuk mendanai proyek kereta api berkecepatan tinggi seperti yang pernah dibayangkan oleh pendahulu Donald Trump, Barrack Obama.Baca Juga: Mercitalia Fast, Kereta Kargo Berkecepatan Tinggi Asal Negeri Pizza Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related[Bagian 1] Fakta Unik Kereta Cepat di Cina – Punya Jaringan Terbesar di Dunia dan Angkut 2 Juta Penumpang Per Hari21/08/2019In “Darat”Dengan Maglev, Cina Siap Buktikan Perjalanan 2200 Km Hanya Butuh Waktu 2 Jam!09/10/2019In “Darat”Australia, Jadi Satu-satunya Benua Tanpa Kereta Cepat!15/08/2019In “Darat” Seperti yang dikutip dari laman (22/2/2019), adapun negara-negara bagian yang dipilih untuk dialirkan dana proyek kereta api berkecepatan tinggi termasuk Wisconsin, Ohio dan Florida. Ketiga contoh negara bagian ini menolak uang federal karena mereka melihat sedikit manfaat untuk memulai proyek ambisius semacam ini. Adapun satu negara yang dianggap bakalan menjadi suksesor dari proyek kereta cepat ini adalah California, dimana negara bagian ini memiliki populasi 40 juta orang dengan total pendapatan sekira US$2,5 triliun.Dengan dukungan dari mantan Gubernur Jerry Brown, California mulai membangun rel berkecepatan tinggi pertama pada 2015 – digadang-gadang mampu menembus kecepatan 160 mph atau yang setara dengan 257,5 km per jam. Namun karena satu dua hal, rencana pembangunan jaringan kereta cepat ini terpaksa meruntuhkan asa sebagian orang yang mengharapkan kehadirannya.Kondisi ini jelas berbanding terbalik dengan di Negeri Tirai Bambu. Dengan kepadatan populasi yang lebih tinggi dan tingkat kepemilikan mobil yang lebih rendah per orang, tidak mengherankan jika Beijing menunjukkan antusiasme yang lebih besar dalam membangun kereta api berkecepatan tinggi. Bagi sebagian orang di Tiongkok, ini juga menggambarkan keunggulan institusional yang dimiliki Tiongkok atas AS.Di bawah sistem satu partai, pemerintah Cina mendukung proyek kereta api dengan berinvestasi dalam inovasi teknologi dan infrastruktur, yang juga dapat mendorong pertumbuhan Produk Domestik Bruto (PDB). Cina juga telah berkembang dari pembangun teknologi kereta api berkecepatan tinggi menjadi pengekspor teknologi tersebut ke negara-negara seperti Rusia dan Meksiko.Perlu digarisbawahi, panjang jalur kereta api berkecepatan tinggi di Cina telah berkembang hingga 18.000 mil, terhitung lebih dari dua per tiga dari total panjang keliling dunia dan nilai tersebut lima kali lebih panjang ketimbang yang sudah dibangun Jepang sejak 1960-an.Kendati selama masa perluasan jaringan kereta api Cina tidaklah berjalan mulus – ada saja problematika, terutama dari segi finansial, namun Cina tidak sama sekali mengendurkan ritme pengerjaannya. Dengan 6.000 mil lagi sedang dibangun, Cina bertujuan untuk mencakup 80 persen wilayah metro dengan kereta api berkecepatan tinggi pada tahun 2020.Baca Juga: Tak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat“Sementara investasi satu kali dalam proyek kereta api (berkecepatan tinggi) tidaklah murah dan siklus pemulihannya terhitung cukup lama. Namun post-effect dari hadirnya kereta api tersebut juga merupakan fakta yang tidak terbantahkan,” tulis artikel yang diunggah oleh People’s Daily.Seolah enggan kalah dengan dengan mantan tandemnya, Amerika terus menggenjot rencana pengadaan jaringan kereta api berkecepatan tinggi di sana. Baru-baru ini, pemberitaan tentang pengadaan kereta api ini datang dari Green Deal yang diperkenalkan oleh anggota Kongres Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dan Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) pada bulan Februari kemarin. Lagi, inisiatif dari Green Deal mendesak Negeri Paman Sam untuk sesegera mungkin memiliki jaringan kereta api berkecepatan tinggi.last_img read more

High Wind Warning in Whittier and Seward Areas

first_imgWest winds from 35 to 50 miles per hour, and gusts up to 65 mph are forecast in Seward and Moose Pass. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning around Whittier and Seward as of 10:00 am Thursday morning, extending until 10:00 am Friday morning. Drivers in those areas are urged to take caution around anything unsecured that may be able to blow into the roadway.center_img North winds 35 to 50 mph are forecast for the Whittier and Girdwood areas with possible gusts up to 60 mph.last_img read more

Shimahara places third in Chicago

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES CHICAGO (Kyodo) Kiyoko Shimahara finished third in the women’s race of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.Shimahara, sixth at last year’s world championships, crossed the finish line behind Russians Lidiya Grigoryeva and Alevtina Biktimirova with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes, 19 seconds. Grigoryeva won with a time of 2:27:17 and Biktimirova followed in second in 2:29:32. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Hubert Lawrence | We must preserve Carifta success and significance

first_imgWhile it wasn’t the strongest team possible, Jamaica’s 2019 Carifta Games contingent acquitted itself brilliantly. Competing at Grand Cayman on the Easter weekend, Jamaica won 36 gold medals from a total of 85. The medal haul squelched worries that Jamaica had selected a weak team. In truth, with several eligible ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships winners unavailable, the Carifta team could have packed more punch. It wasn’t needed. With the biggest population, the widest spread of coaches and the best high-school Championship in the world, Jamaica lords it over the Carifta region. Those absent would have bolstered the quality of the results. For example, had Ashanti Moore and Kevona Davis been available, they would likely have accompanied under-20 sprint double winner Briana Williams to the podium in the 100m and 200m. In addition, working together, that speedy trio might have boosted a real world record shot in the 4×100 metres. 45.65 400 metre man Jeremy Farr, injured 10.20 speed merchant Sachin Dennis, and the Calabar dream team trio of Tyreke Wilson, Dejour Russell and Michael Stephens were all absent, too. Records were few in Cayman, but the opportunity for another group of youngsters to imbibe their first experience of competing for Jamaica internationally was important. Such trips build bonds beyond school borders by turning rivals into teammates. In one such instance, long jumpers, Wayne Pinnock and Jordan Turner, champions for Kingston College and Calabar High School, respectively, were the epitome of teamwork. The same goes for Calabar’s World Under-20 discus champion Kai Chang and the exciting Kingston College prospect Ralford Mullings. Winning combination It helps that Jamaica has 2.7 million people, GC Foster College trained and IAAF certified coaches aplenty, and great champions from the MVP and Racers track clubs walking down the street inspiring young aspirants. It’s a winning Carifta combination. Unless Jamaica’s track and field programme collapses, the dominance should continue. A few years ago, the maximum Carifta team size grew from 70 to 80. That gave Jamaica an added advantage. It’s far harder for the 400,000 people of The Bahamas or the 300,000 citizens of Barbados to consistently build teams that big. Notably, the Bahamians selected just 50 athletes this year. That left 30 team slots unoccupied. As you can well imagine, the Jamaican team was 80-strong. That aside, the Games have brought benefits for all. Early championship experience has helped Jamaica, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, and St Kitts and Nevis to test-drive the skills of young athletes, their coaches and administrations. Names like Usain Bolt, Keshorn Walcott, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Kirani James and Kim Collins should ring a bell. Change lies ahead. With local high school recruitment slashed, Jamaican high schools could see an influx of arrivals from the rest of the Caribbean as Champs chasing schools seek to win. The Bahamians have a wonderful programme that extracts the best from their small numbers, but already, Jamaican high schools draw talent from St Lucia, the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos. Important mission The anti-recruitment rules have an important mission. However, they need to evolve so they help Jamaica. At the same time, those who stay where they are planted will only grow if they have the facilities and support they need. If that doesn’t happen, Jamaica will end up helping others more than it helps itself. That’s grist for another mill. For now, it’s enough to reflect on another boon of Jamaican sport. When Chris Gayle scores a triple century, when Alia Atkinson breaks a world record in the pool, when gymnast Danusia Francis dances her way into the hearts of new admirers of this land we love, and when Usain Bolt blows everybody’s mind with his speed and panache, it shows Jamaica at its inspiring best. At Carifta, Jamaicans living in The Cayman Islands beamed with pride. As they exited the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, they left smiling and with a skip in their steps. When the Olympic team dazzles the world, Jamaicans everywhere get that same surge of national pride whether they play sport or not. It’s a source of inspiration the country must preserve. Hubert Lawrence has been making notes at trackside since 1980.last_img read more

Video: Niclas Eliasson Pre-Hull City away

first_imgNiclas Eliasson chats to BCTV prior to Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash at Hull City.last_img

Daly Cherry-Evans ‘unlucky’ to miss out

first_imgDARIUS Boyd and Matt Scott were notable absences from the list of 17 names read out during Queensland’s team announcement for this year’s opening State of Origin match — but they weren’t the only stars snubbed. Also missing from the team for Game 1 were Newcastle young gun Kalyn Ponga and Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans (pictured). Fullback Ponga, 20, is an excitement machine who has lit up the NRL this season. He was far from a certain inclusion but some pundits believed he may have won the utility role on the bench — but that responsibility fell to Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan. “No Kalyn, no,” Walters said. “We spoke about Kalyn over the last few weeks. He’ll play for the Maroons one day, when that is — that’s in the hands of the football gods.” According to, Queensland selector Gene Miles said Ponga will still join the camp later this week so soak up the experience of what Origin is about. Ben Hunt’s irresistible form for St George and the way Cameron Munster acquitted himself on Origin debut last year meant they were both odds-on to start in the halves, but Morgan’s inclusion is fortunate given North Queensland’s woeful season so far. The Cowboys are second-last with three wins from 12 outings and Morgan — who kept his Origin spot after performing strongly for his state in the past — has been terribly out of form. The playmaker led his side to last year’s grand final in the absence of an injured Johnathan Thurston but despite the two being back together in 2018, they’ve been unable to spark the Cowboys into action. Morgan took control of the ship last year but looks unsure of his role alongside Thurston. His touches per match have dramatically decreased compared to last year’s numbers and more errors have crept into his game. That the Queensland selectors have shown faith in the 26-year-old must be a cruel blow for Cherry-Evans. He was arguably the form half in the opening rounds of the competition but then Manly suffered an alarming slide — both in terms of results and off-field distractions — and punters could easily have forgotten about him. But he bounced back to form by steering the Sea Eagles to upset wins over Brisbane and Melbourne before Friday’s one-point loss to Canberra. Still, it wasn’t enough to win an Origin jersey. “We felt there was a number of candidates to play in the number seven for Queensland,” Walters said. “DCE was one of them. Michael Morgan could have done the job there.” No matter how often it gets denied, Cherry-Evans has long been plagued by a conspiracy that suggests he is not well liked by Queensland players, crushing his hopes of adding to his tally of six Origin appearances. He last wore Maroon three years ago, and this year was his best chance to win a recall. Thurston and Cooper Cronk have retired from rep footy so there was a vacancy in the halves begging to be filled.last_img read more