Ministry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum

first_imgRelatedMinistry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum RelatedMinistry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum Ministry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum UncategorizedAugust 17, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Salomie Evering, Acting Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Youth, has said that the Ministry was making every effort to ensure that the supporting material for the revised primary curriculum for grades one to three, would be made available for the new academic year.“We are making all the effort to have the supporting material completed for September, and that is under the Primary Education Support Programme. It is an integrated curriculum so we do not have discreet areas, but children will have work books on ‘Who am I’, ‘My Body’ and various other things,” she told JIS News.The revised primary curriculum, which has already been implemented across the island, covers topics such as citizenship, rights and responsibilities, conflict resolution and essential features of Jamaican culture.Meanwhile, the Acting Chief Education Officer told JIS News that the revised early childhood curriculum, which provides for a smooth transition between the basic and primary levels, was ready. “We have always noted a gap between the early childhood and the primary levels and what we want to do is to close that gap so there is a smooth transition,” she said.Mrs. Evering added that at the early childhood level, more emphasis was being placed on the developmental stages of the child, and some of the topics covered include ‘Myself’ and ‘Who am I’.Education Minister Maxine Henry Wilson, in her sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives on July 12, had said that the new early childhood education curriculum was “child-centered in approach and is supported by a framework of developmental objectives such as language and aesthetics, which ensure progression and continuity across age ranges and stages of development”.Turning to the secondary level curriculum, Mrs. Evering pointed out that the programme was more competency-based. “While you are going through the curriculum, you are consciously thinking of the competencies the students need to possess, so it is more skill and competency based,” she informed.In the meantime, Mrs. Evering revealed that the special education curriculum at the Mico Teachers College has been revised.“They have done some revision and there are going to be three new options in the special education curriculum. They will be looking at areas such as mild and moderate disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, blindness and visual impairment,” she informed.The Ministry of Education and Youth revises the curricula from the early childhood to the secondary level every five years.Teachers’ colleges are involved as stakeholders in the process, Mrs. Evering said, as “the teachers will have to come out to teach the guides”.center_img RelatedMinistry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum Advertisementslast_img read more

Ford, Domino’s Pizza partner on autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Domino’s autonomous pizza delivery vehicle Clearly, there is some work still to be done. But autonomous delivery of food and goods could certainly be the future.  advertisement RELATED TAGSFordFusionElectricElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesAnn ArborAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignChevrolet SparkCulture and LifestyleFord FusionFord Motor CompanyHybrid VehiclesMichiganPassenger CarsScience and TechnologyTechnologyUnited States In 2015, Domino’s unveiled the Chevrolet Spark-based DXP delivery vehicle. But just two years later, the pizza giant has teamed up with Ford to deliver pizzas in self-driving cars.The autonomous vehicles are based on the Ford Fusion and are currently operating only in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The test of of the program allows randomly selected customers to choose to have their pizza delivered by an autonomous vehicle. “As we increase our understanding of the business opportunity for self-driving vehicles to support the movement of people and goods, we’re pleased to have Domino’s join us in this important part of the development process,” said Ford vice president Sherif Marakby.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada But despite all the tech on the car, the actual Fusion will still be driven manually to the delivery location, says Ford. Differences from a standard delivery include being able to track the car via GPS as it drives to you, and being able to pay and retrieve the pizza without interacting with an actual human. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

COMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories

first_img By ALLAN BROOKS, JIS Senior PR Account Executive FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — COMPLANT International, the China-based company which has acquired the state-owned assets of Jamaica’s sugar industry, is now set to roll out its investment of some US$156 million to renovate three factories and sugar cane lands over the next four years. This commitment was reinforced at an elaborate ceremony marking the handing over of the Jamaican Government’s sugar assets to Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of the COMPLANT Group, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston on Tuesday, August 16. The ceremony brought together major stakeholders in the local sugar industry, including Ministers of Government, Opposition representatives, the hierarchy of the major trade unions and representatives of the productive sectors, with the principals of COMPLANT and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The event was held in the wake of the official handing over by Prime Minister, Hon Bruce Golding, of the remaining state-owned assets in the sugar industry to the China-based company on Monday, signaling what both parties described as “a new era of development for the sugar industry in Jamaica”. Chief Executive Officer of COMPLANT Group, Tang Jianguo, disclosed that the company has already invested more than US$8 million (approximately J$680 million) in the production of sugar cane since the start of the year. “We have kept our promise …rehabilitation work is underway including plans to modernize the operations,” he said. Mr. Tang emphasized that revitalising Jamaica’s sugar industry demanded more than capital investment. He advised that, in order for all stakeholders to achieve a “win, win” situation, policies must be implemented in support of the sugar industry, and that an interdependent relationship between workers, growers and the factory must be maintained. This process he said will ensure the success of the enterprise, and ultimately result in “the sharing of the benefits of a revitalized sugar industry.” Former Minister of Agriculture and current Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Hon. Christopher Tufton, who led the divestment charge which began just over a year ago, described the deal as a historic achievement with the twin goals of pumping massive investments into the ailing sugar sector over the next four years, while removing the accumulation of more debt on the public budget. He observed that the divestment of the state owned enterprise represented the first phase of the process of transformation, while the handing over represented the start of a most critical stage. “We have all the ingredients to make this a success. The challenge is that all of us work together as stakeholders. The industry has to undergo significant changes in order to survive…transformation is a process and today is the beginning of that process,” Dr. Tufton said. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Robert Montague, alluded to the historic ties of the migrant Chinese community to Jamaica’s sugar industry, and envisioned that, “within 10 years”, there will be a merger beyond economic expectations, as the Chinese workers build conjugal relationships and adopt Jamaica as home. However, he sees the next 12 months as a transitional period, critical to the success of the venture. He posited that understanding and appreciating cultural differences and an acceptance that profit in agriculture is not a bad word, are important in the process. Once these issues are resolved, and with the co-operation and collaboration of all stakeholders, “the best days of sugar are ahead of us,” he said. Mr. Montague also charged the investors to look to other areas of opportunity, such as the divestment of the Wallenford Coffee Company and the island’s potential for rice production. RelatedCOMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories RelatedCOMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories Advertisements RelatedCOMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories COMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories AgricultureAugust 17, 2011last_img read more

Austria nets more than €200M in latest 5G sale

first_img Tags Author Home Austria nets more than €200M in latest 5G sale 5G auctionAustria Bulgaria faces legal challenge to 5G allocation Previous ArticleVodafone Egypt saga rolls-on as deal expiresNext ArticleGamers tipped as $150B 5G opportunity Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore4 14 SEP 2020 Ofcom stalls UK 5G auction Austria finalised its second 5G spectrum auction, bringing in proceeds of almost €202 million for the 700MHz, 1500MHz and 2100MHz bands.The Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) said Magenta Telekom spent nearly €87 million for 90MHz, A1 Telekom Austria secured 80MHz for more than €65 million and Hutchison Drei Austria receiving 90MHz for almost €50 million.Under the auction conditions, operators had committed to provide mobile broadband in an additional 802 communities which were poorly supplied or not covered at all, in exchange for price discounts for their bids. Some 900 areas had previously been identified as lacking coverage entirely or being underserved, bringing the total covered in the sale to 1,702.Following the auction, 80 per cent of 2,100 not-spots and poorly covered areas in Austria are set to be supplied with “high-performance mobile broadband coverage” by 2027, managing director of telecommunications at RTR Klaus Steinmaurer explained.He noted the regulator had designed a “much more liberal” framework than in the past, with clearances for active and passive sharing, alongside the shared use of spectrum. The RTR also aimed to promote cooperation in supplying coverage on transport routes including motorways and railway lines.The auction was delayed by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more last_img read more

Under-fire WhatsApp delays divisive update

first_imgHome Under-fire WhatsApp delays divisive update Español India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp Previous ArticleBoosting business in the era of eSIMNext ArticleTelefonica Deutschland outlines open RAN targets Author Chris Donkin WhatsApp Relatedcenter_img WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations WhatsApp pushed-back the imposition of a change in its terms, blaming misinformation and user confusion about what it intends to do in the controversial update.In a corporate blog, the company said an update to its privacy terms which had been scheduled to come into force on 8 February would be pushed back to 15 May.This, it added, would allow it to “do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp” and give people longer to consider the changes.Originally, those not accepting the new conditions by the February deadline would have been unable to continue messaging on the app.When WhatsApp first announced the change earlier this month, privacy organisations and vocal opponents of the company slammed a perceived attempt to increase the data shared with parent company Facebook.Pressure group Privacy International said the change and its planned implementation showed “how much Facebook values their users’ data over their users. Accept our data grab or get out is pretty far from what consent should look like under laws like GDPR”.Several users also looked to alternative platforms, with app analytics company Sensor Tower reporting an upsurge in downloads of rival platforms Signal and Telegram.The change applied to a large part of the world, but not the UK and European Union due to specific privacy legislation in these regions.Just businessWhatsApp maintains conversations on its platform will remain secure after the update and, rather than being about sharing sensitive personal information with other Facebook apps, the new terms are about making it easier to deal with businesses on the platform.In its blog, the company added: “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts.“The update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and it’s important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore8 18 JAN 2021 WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressurelast_img read more

Additional €500,000 in funding for Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Additional €500,000 in funding for Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub By News Highland – March 30, 2021 Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articlePetrol bomb thrown at police in DerryNext articleSubstantial sum of money stolen from house in Ballyness, Falcarragh News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal County Council has committed an additional €500,000 in funding for the Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub.The Council says the increase in funding is a result of Covid-19, Brexit and an increase in construction costs.Enterprise Ireland previously announced a €1.1m grant for the Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub with Donegal County Council committing €1.4m in co-funding.Now, an additional €500,000 has been provided by the Council to allow for cost increases, delays in receiving income from occupants, due to Covid-19 delays and a contingency amount of €150,000.The construction tender price is over €226,000 higher than expected.It’s been confirmed that construction work could start within the next two months, subject to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft

first_img Add to Google+ The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft Subscribe by Email Named in 1968 after the late Morrie Silver, Silver Stadium was home to the Rochester Red Wings from 1929-96. (Photo courtesy of the Rochester Red Wings)By BILLY HEYENFrom 1998 to 2008, 10 players with Rochester-area ties were either drafted or signed contracts with professional baseball organizations. From 2009 through 2018, that number jumped to 34. Players either from Section V schools or Rochester-area colleges have been selected in most Major League Baseball drafts. While none were selected in the first, in 1965, five players from the area were selected in 1966, and the majority of years after had local selections, too. A few handfuls of others have signed professional contracts as free agents. All-in-all, almost 200 players have been picked or signed by MLB ballclubs after gracing ballfields right in Rochesterians’ own backyards. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SECTION V DRAFT PICKS AND FREE AGENTS SINCE 1965. The recent increase in draft selections might be astounding, but it came after the only real dry period in Rochester draft history. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, stretches just like the one Rochester is in now were common. Two area baseball coaches who both played at Monroe Community College, now-MCC head coach Dave Brust and University of Rochester head coach Joe Reina, provided thoughts on Rochester and the MLB Draft throughout the years. There’s been plenty of contributions to Rochester’s rich baseball past. Brust went so far as to say, “This could literally be a book.” From Brust’s three pillars of the Rochester Red Wings, Ed Nietopski and Dave Chamberlain up through the sprouting of numerous training facilities that allow upstate New York ballplayers to get fundamentals work in during the winters, the influences provide a thread through the many names of Rochester’s own professional baseball players. Brust doesn’t see the recent trend slowing down.“I see the trend going up,” Brust said. “It’s in a good place, even if it doesn’t go up, it’s in a good place. It’s doing what it’s supposed to do.”Red WingsRochester’s professional baseball team, since its inception as a Triple-A ball club in 1899, took on four names before becoming the Red Wings: the Bronchos, the Hustlers, the Colts and the Tribe. For the last 89 years, Red Wings has been the name of the team that Brust credits for much of Rochester’s baseball culture. “Every little kid, at least back in the 70s and 80s, you go watch a Rochester Red Wing game and you are hooked,” Brust said. “If you’re a baseball player, if you’re an athletic kid and you’re a baseball player, and even if you’re not an athletic kid, you’re just somebody who loves baseball. You go watch a Triple-A game, it might as well be the big leagues.”The Red Wings provide a backdrop for most baseball in Rochester. They hold clinics for youth baseball players and hold countless promotions that bring little league ballplayers into Frontier Field, wearing their teams’ uniforms, for a night of high-quality baseball. The biggest influence to Rochester baseball that the Red Wings have made, though, comes in three people, Brust said. It starts with Nietopski, who played the 1950 season in Rochester as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. It includes Dave Chamberlain, the legendary MCC coach who was good friends with six-year Red Wing manager Joe Altobelli, Brust said. And it ties into the sprouting up of local baseball facilities with John Valle, who spent five years in Rochester as a player and now helps run John Valle Baseball, one of the many opportunities for Rochester-area kids to play ball year round.“I know that your 25 year old reader is gonna be like, ‘Who’s Ed Nietopski? Who’s Dave Chamberlain?’” Brust said. “I think they should know who they are.”Ed NietopskiEd Nietopski finished with a record of 705-201 during his high school baseball career. (Photo provided)The middle infielder Nietopski spent just one season in Rochester as part of a nine-year minor league career. But after his career wrapped up, he came back to study at SUNY Brockport and soon after had a job coaching football at Brockport High School, according to The Daily Messenger. After spending 1957-64 coaching at Brockport, he moved on to Cardinal Mooney and then Bishop Kearney after Mooney closed. In terms of baseball at the professional level, Mooney was where Nietopski spawned most of his influence. Brust played basketball and baseball for him there. “His player tree and coaching tree is ridiculous,” Brust said. “But again, a former Rochester Red Wing who was tight with the Wings throughout his years at Mooney. And when he had camps for 30-plus years, the Red Wings would always stop in, a couple of them would stop in and do a clinic and so on and so forth.”The player tree speaks for itself. From 1969 to Mooney’s closing in 1989, with Nietopski leading the way all the way through, nine players were drafted or signed either straight from Mooney or after attending college following their graduation from Mooney. In the whole of Rochester’s draft history, no single high school has produced as many as the nine professional baseball draft picks/signees that Nietopski coached in his 20 years at Mooney.It’s not hard to trace that tree one step further. Brust, for one, has coached professional draft picks in his time at MCC. He’s not the only Nietopski disciple who can say that. Fred Tillinghast, who played under Nietopski in the early 1990s at Bishop Kearney, went on to coach (and still does) at The Battery, where he coached Matt Dryer, a pro player himself who went to high school at McQuaid. Dryer now coaches hitting at Diamond Pro, and he’s spent time coaching a handful of Rochester’s current pro ballplayers. Nietopski also coached Roger Klimek at Mooney, whose son Steven Klimek now pitches in the Baltimore organization. The tree extending from Nietopski’s coaching continues to grow, a tree that most likely wouldn’t exist in Rochester if not for the Red Wings. Nietopski’s high-school coaching record speaks for itself. 545-321 in basketball. 705-201 in baseball. But for a man who spent just one year as a pro ballplayer in Rochester, he certainly influenced a lot to come. Brust is just one example, a guy who played for Nietopski in the late ‘80s and now keeps on helping kids get to whatever the next level may be, whether it be a four-year school or pro ball. To Brust, Nietopski’s legacy makes sense.“His wins were only the residue of who he is and what he stands for,” Brust said.Dave ChamberlainDave Chamberlain had a record of 735-232 over 33 years as head coach of MCC. (Photo courtesy of Monroe CC Athletic Communications).From 1964 to 1996, the head baseball coach at MCC was Chamberlain. Brust recalls the relationship Chamberlain always seemed to have with Altobelli, the Red Wings manager from 1971-76 and a three-year player in the major leagues. “My year at MCC I remember specifically, I remember seeing Joe Altobelli in his office,” Brust said. “And he was very tight with, or he could make a call and say hey Joe, I’ve got this kid. You need to send somebody out here to see this kid. Next thing you know, kid is drafted.”Chamberlain’s tenure was prolific in terms of pro teams wanting his players. At least 39 players who spent time as a Tribune for Chamberlain were drafted or signed by major league clubs. A high number of these came in the MLB’s January draft, which largely featured junior college players being picked. But plenty more also came in the regular June draft, which features four-year college players and high school graduates, as well. Many of Chamberlain’s players who were picked had played ball in Section V before heading to MCC. Just as with Nietopski, a direct line can be drawn from Chamberlain to Brust, who played at MCC for a year. And then the line can go on to a guy like Matt Brooks, who was drafted out of MCC in 2016. Reina, the U of R head coach now, also played at MCC for Chamberlain. Looking back, he was glad to see so many names of MCC pro prospects from his era. It made him realize just how good those teams were. “For me it goes back to, I think guys my age know how good they were,” Reina said. “But when you kind of see that, you’re like, whoa, they were really good. I think that gets kind of lost with some of these younger generation kids.”Reina hasn’t slacked in coaching pro prospects either. John Ghyzel was selected in the 2017 draft by Cincinnati after coming to the U of R as a shortstop. Now, Reina said he’s throwing 99 miles per hour as a reliever in Single-A. He leads the Midwest League in saves.Both Nietopski and Chamberlain benefitted from a connection to the Red Wings. Rochester’s pro baseball tree wouldn’t be what it is without those two coaches.“Of course the MCC player family tree is another, it’s like oh my god,” Brust said, and then added about Rochester’s pros: “All you see is Cardinal Mooney or MCC.”The recent picksTen of the last 11 MLB Drafts have featured multiple players with Section V and/or Rochester ties selected. Brust and Reina both thought the growth of indoor baseball facilities, like Valle and Diamond Pro, played a big part in that. Reina said kids in Section V don’t get enough practice time outside. He estimated that a player from Florida might get to practice outside 200 more times in his high school career than the same player would in Rochester. That’s why the indoor setups have been so vital. “You’ve got these places that have turf facilities where they can not only hit, but they can pitch, they can develop defensively,” Reina said. “So I think kids are doing it at younger and younger ages, so they’re developing those skills quicker and quicker.”The recent upswing in area draft picks has featured almost solely players drafted out of college, and Reina thinks that makes sense, too. Players who get less practice time outside will generally be rawer as baseball players than those who spend a ton of time practicing outside. They might be an equivalent athlete to someone from Florida, but just need that extra time in college to develop. Ghyzel is the perfect example of just needing extra development, Reina said. He came in as a shortstop who couldn’t hit, then found a lifting program and a faster paced game. The shortstop who couldn’t hit and threw 84 miles per hour when he arrived at U of R could touch 95 by his final season there, Reina said. And now he’s throwing near 100. Ernie Clement, a Brighton grad and Cleveland farmhand who spent three years of college playing at Virginia, is another example that Reina came up with.“Out of high school, you’re kinda looking at him going, okay he’s a good athlete,” Reina said. “Plays a lot of sports. I could see it. You kinda watch him get into a system that’s great for him at Virginia, and those guys develop really well, that coaching staff does. And kid starts as a freshman, goes through the ups and downs, goes off to play summer ball going into the summer going into his junior year and is MVP of the Cape (Cod League) and is a fourth round pick.”Brust pushed back against the indoor facilities being the sole cause in the upswing, though. He didn’t deny that players benefit from them. But rather, he said, it was the people running the facilities that matter. He pointed to his time as a young ballplayer, when he would go over to Valle’s setup, in Charlotte then, and hit. Brust said he’d hit 300 balls, and Valle might charge him for 100. “Or if he charged at all,” Brust added. “He’s like, ‘Yeah just pick up all the baseballs, turn off the lights.’”Conner Simonetti was selected in the 35th round out of Fairport, didn’t sign, and was a 13th round pick after three seasons at Kent State. Grant Heyman raised his stock three rounds after two years of collegiate ball.The rest of the area players drafted out of college of late were much like Greg Cullen: not yet ready for pro ball at the end of high school. For 15 of the guys picked since 2008, their first time being selected was out of college. Based on Reina’s thinking, that’s no surprise. “I think the caliber of baseball in western New York is kind of up and down,” Reina said. “But I think there’s a lot of great athletes that have a skill set, they just need to go and kind of polish it all up. And I think that’s where college comes in.”What’s next?Current MCC head coach, Dave Brust played at Cardinal Mooney High School under Ed Nietopksi and at Monroe CC under Dave Chamberlain. (Photo courtesy of Monroe CC Athletic Communications)In the recruiting he does for U of R, Reina has seen the three-sport athlete come back into focus. He recalls that most of his teammates on some juggernaut MCC teams came in as three-sport guys, but then the era of specialization dawned and people started to focus on just one sport. Without giving a definite reason, specialization is falling off, he said.“I think the secret is coming out, like hey, you need to go back to playing three sports,” Reina said. “You need to go back to being athletic. There’s no drill for that. There’s no drill for a baseball player getting on a basketball court, playing four quarters, having to move and defend kids, and now you take that on a baseball field and it transfers.”Brust sees travel programs as the thing that will sustain the recent draft pick trend. With what he called a limited hiring selection for high school baseball coaches, due to processes which look in the district first, Brust doesn’t think guys like Nietopski will be coaching at high schools very often.He thinks instead that you’ll find the ex-pro or former college stars in the travel leagues. And he suggested that much like Altobelli communicated with Chamberlain back in the ‘70s, there are relationships there that make all the travel ball pay off. “I think that’s gonna help the kids,” Brust said of travel ball. “It’s gonna help them certainly improve and help them move on. He’s gonna call one of his buddies and he’s gonna call one of his buddies.”Travel baseball has benefited from the use of facilities that allow those teams to practice when there’s snow on the ground. Valle Baseball, for one, runs travel teams of its own. The players that play for Valle, and other travel teams like it, surely have spent plenty of nights watching the Rochester Red Wings play. It all comes full circle.There are more area players committed to Division I programs that give a shot to continuing this trend: McQuaid’s Ben Beauchamp (Albany) and Tyler Griggs (Connecticut) along with Fairport’s Mike Sabatine (Maine) and Tyler Holmes (Hartford). They’ve seen the guys before them make it, like Cullen at McQuaid and Simonetti at Fairport. Because of the facilities and history and Rochester baseball lineage, they’ll have a chance, too.And the snow on the ground that might create a bias against players from northern climates, players like Rochester’s current D-I commits? Reina simply thinks the list of draftees disproves any of that.“I think one of the big things that a lot of people think is because of the weather, it makes it tough or guys are at a disadvantage, whether they play or grew up in upstate New York,”Reina said. “And then you look at the list and you’re like, uh, not really.”  Dave Brust, Dave Chamberlain, Dave Chamberlin, Ed Nietopski, Greg Cullen, Joe Reina, Rochester Red Wings Print This Post Follow on Facebook The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft added by Billy Heyen on July 16, 2018View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo By Billy Heyen on July 16, 20182 Comments Connect on Linked in Share on Facebook 2 Responses to “The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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Lucky Qatar draw with Tunisia

first_imgRussia VS Qatar for President Cup, Angola against Japan to avoid bottom ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWith four goals in the last four minutes, Qatar avoided the second defeat in a row at the Olympic Games in Rio! Tunisia had everything to win clash of two strong non-European teams in group A, but at the end Malash netted for 25:25 (12:11) only 12 seconds before the final buzzer, while Wael Jallouz didn’t score at the end.Tunisians were in the lead almost during whole match, but Qatari left back Rafael Capote didn’t let that his team lost all the chances. He scored 12 goals, many of them in critical moments when Valero Rivera’s squad didn’t have anything else to offer.Chourief netted for 25:21 when on clock was 56:03, but experienced Qatari squad managed to get back in the match and save realistic hopes that win against Argentina lead them to quarter-final.Boughami netted eight goals for Tunisia, while Maggaiz had 15 saves, three more than two Qatari goalies, Saric (10) and Stojanovic (2).STANDINGS:France 4Denmark 4Qatar 3Croatia 2Tunisia 1Argentina 0 Click to comment Recommended for you Pots for Olympic Handball draw! Spain secure three points and sent Tunisia to President Cup Related Items:Olympic handball, Qatari handball, tunisian handball ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Five legends inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame in Class of 2020

first_imgJoe Gibbs, the third member of the Class of 2020 to enter the Hall, capped more than two decades of excellence with his fifth Cup championship in 2019, courtesy of driver Kyle Busch. The victory of the No. 18 Toyota in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was the second for the elite driver, and it completed a season in which Joe Gibbs Racing drivers won a record 19 of 36 points races.Gibbs’ induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame also had a bittersweet aspect, since it came barely more than a year after the death of his son, J.D. Gibbs, who was integral in building JGR’s success as president of the organization. J.D. Gibbs passed away on Jan. 11, 2019.J.D.’s brother, Coy Gibbs, performed the induction honors, after an introduction by JGR drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin—and a video appearance by former President George W. Bush. Gibbs, who coached the NFL Washington Redskins to three Super Bowl wins, is the first person to be inducted into both the NFL Hall of Fame (1996) and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.“Whatever he puts his mind to, he achieves it, whether it’s winning the Super Bowl, Daytona 500, NASCAR Championship or just being a great family member,” Hamlin said of the man known simply as “Coach.” “I’m proud to have raced my entire career for a man I’ve looked up to my entire life.”RELATED: First wins at Joe Gibbs Racing | Memorable 1-2 finishes by JGRAll told, Gibbs has accumulated 176 Cup victories as a car owner—third behind the 268 of Petty Enterprises and the 256 of NASCAR Hall of Fame owner Rick Hendrick—and fielded the cars for Labonte’s championship in 2000 and for two of Stewart’s three titles, in 2002 and 2005.Gibbs also has been a prolific winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with his drivers having won 165 races and two driver championships, with Kyle Busch in 2009 and Daniel Suarez 2016.“We had 17 people our first year,” Gibbs recalled of his initial—and successful—plea for sponsorship to Norm Miller of Interstate Batteries. “At that point, JGR was born. I was so nervous coming from football over to racing. How were we going to be accepted, the family, everybody?“I just want to say big thanks to everybody here. The NASCAR family—just unreal. I want to say to the France family: thanks for your guidance, leadership and the way you accepted us. The fans, the fellow competitors, all you guys … that meant so much to us as we took off in racing.“The problem was, you’ve got to win.”That’s exactly what Gibbs did. After a barren inaugural season in 1992, he fielded the race-winning car for Dale Jarrett in the 1993 season-opening Daytona 500.WATCH: Gibbs’ first win comes in 1993 Daytona 500Current Roush Fenway Racing driver Chris Buescher introduced Labonte, a fellow Texan.Labonte, the fourth member of the 2020 class inducted Friday night, follows his brother, Terry Labonte, into the NASCAR Hall of Fame—becoming part of the second “brother act” to earn that distinction, the first being Glen and Leonard Wood. Years earlier, with his Cup championship in 2000, Labonte became the first driver to win titles in what is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series (1991, with his family team) and in NASCAR’s premier division.Labonte won 21 Cup races and 26 poles during a career that spanned 26 years. His most prolific period came in the 1999 and 2000 seasons, when he collected nine of his 21 victories. During his championship season, Labonte took the checkered flag in the vaunted Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Labonte developed an obvious fondness for Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the claimed six of his 21 wins.PHOTOS: Bobby Labonte through the yearsTerry Labonte, a member of the class of 2016, inducted his brother.“To be inducted along with legends, to be added to the Hall with the previous inductees and to be a part of NASCAR, I’m very, very grateful,” Bobby Labonte said. “From as early as I can remember, there were two things I did as a kid. I raced quarter midgets in South Texas, and I watched my brother race.“I idolized him. So, after all these years, I stand before you, following in my brother’s footsteps. I’m even wearing the same tie he wore on his induction night.” Stewart’s long-time hero, A.J. Foyt, provided an introductory video, citing Stewart’s accomplishments in a wide variety of racing disciplines, but concluding with the statement, “But you know, Tony, you could never beat me.”Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick followed with an introduction from the stage.Stewart, Friday night’s final inductee, earned two of his three NASCAR Cup titles with Gibbs before embarking on a partnership with Gene Haas to form Stewart-Haas Racing in 2009. In 2011, Stewart won five of 10 Playoff races, including the season finale at Homestead, to claim his final championship in a tiebreaker over Carl Edwards.The quick-witted Stewart retired from full-time Cup racing in 2016 after winning his 49th and final event at Sonoma Raceway that same year. As a co-owner with Haas, he fielded Harvick’s championship-winning car in 2014. Since its inception, Stewart-Haas has accumulated 55 Cup wins and 53 poles.RELATED: Every Stewart Cup win | ‘Smoke’s schemes through the years Stewart said he felt honored to be one of such a small number to become a NASCAR Hall of Fame member.“I’m not old … or, at least, I don’t feel like I’m old,” said Stewart, who was inducted by Haas. “I’m still racing. In fact, I’m racing now more than I ever have in the past. And in my mind, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is there to honor the completion of one’s career… “But in the eight months since being nominated to this year’s class, I’ve come to appreciate what an honor it is. I’m one of just 55 people to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. And, considering that NASCAR has been around for more than 70 years, I think that’s pretty much nuts for me to be here. It truly is an elite group, and it’s incredibly humbling to be a part of it.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In an emotional ceremony Friday night at the Charlotte Convention Center, two champion drivers at NASCAR’s highest level; the owner who fielded cars for both of them; one of the hardest chargers in the history of the sport; and the crew chief/engine builder who guided that driver to victory in the 1980 Daytona 500 all took their places in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Ushered into the Hall were three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart, 2000 champion Bobby Labonte, five-time champion car owner Joe Gibbs, 19-time Cup winner and beloved broadcaster Buddy Baker and 19-time race-winning crew chief Waddell Wilson.RELATED: Hall of Fame merchPHOTOS: Every member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame | Scenes from the HallIntroduced by driver Corey LaJoie, Wilson was the first member of the class of 2020 to be inducted.The fourth crew chief ushered into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Wilson turned wrenches for a wide array of NASCAR stars, including Baker and fellow NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip and Benny Parsons.In his second start with Baker, and his second start as a crew chief at NASCAR’s highest level in 1980, Wilson guided Baker first to the Daytona 500 pole and then to the race win. Baker led 143 of the 200 laps and took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Allison, the only other driver on the lead lap.WATCH: Wilson gets first win with BakerEleven years later, Wilson got his final victory as a crew chief in the spring race at Darlington with driver Ricky Rudd.“Well, I have plenty of stories about races and individuals that I could share with you all, but I don’t want to tell my stories,” said Wilson, who was inducted by daughter Lisa Hawkins and sons Gregg and Freddie Wilson. “What I want to do is to thank all of the people that helped me throughout the years.“I have been blessed to work with some of the best and most talented people in NASCAR, and I will always be grateful.” Known as NASCAR’s “Gentle Giant,” Baker was the second member of the class of 2020 to be enshrined, with sister Susie Baker accepting the induction for her brother, who passed away in 2015. With a heart and passion for the sport commensurate with his 6-foot-6 frame, Baker ran his first race at Columbia (S.C.) Speedway in 1959 and his last at Talladega in 1992.In between, he won 19 times in NASCAR’s premier series, the first victory coming in the fall race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1967. Baker had a predilection for the big races on the larger tracks, and numbers among his wins the 1970 Southern 500 at Darlington, the 1972 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and the 1980 Daytona 500.Baker went to Victory Lane four times at Talladega, NASCAR’s largest oval, and swept both races there in 1975. The Gentle Giant was especially adept at qualifying, as his 38 poles attest. He is credited with mentoring Ryan Newman, currently foremost among active Cup drivers with 51 poles.Appropriately, it was Newman who introduced the late driver, who was also known as “Leadfoot.”“The only thing faster than his wit was his speed in a race car,” Newman said of the man whose 177.602 mph speed record for the Daytona 500 still stands. “…Once he got out front, no one was getting by him.” Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford and current board member of the Ford Motor Company, received the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR from NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of NASCAR Lesa France Kennedy.At the NASCAR Hall of Fame dinner that preceded the induction ceremony, long-time broadcaster Dick Berggren was honored with the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.last_img read more

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