Labor Day weekend; JHSASN 9th Annual Alumni Football/Soccer Tournament

first_imgSince 2009, soccer enthusiasts in the southeast USA and the Caribbean have throng Lauderhill’s Sports Complex for the annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer Tournament (JHSASN).  The two-day event is known amongst “ballers” and sports enthusiasts as the areas premiere Caribbean sporting competition.“This event has become such a cultural convening. It is another great reflection of our county’s diversity.  The City of Lauderhill is proud to partner with and support this initiative,” said Howard Berger, Lauderhill Commissioner.16 alumni teams competeEach year, over 16 alumni teams vie for the coveted National Weekly Cup and the $2,000 in cash prizes they use to support programs at their alma maters. “Many of the teams comprise former DaCosta and Manning Cup players and it is always fun to see them reliving their glory days,” says Lavern Deer, Tournament Organizer. “But most impressively, year after year, teams donate their winnings to their alma maters. As a result, we have been able to donate approximately US$10,000USD (J$1,000,000) to high school sports programs in Jamaica.”Slated for Monday, September 4th, (Labor Day), the match-up will feature past Manning Cup players against past Dacosta Cup players. The match is an effort for these players to have their name etched in history on the prestigious JHSASN All Manning/ All Dacosta (AMAD) trophy.  This specialty game is a way to ramp up excitement and competition as former high school football stars, over age-35, get to demonstrate they are still skillful at the game.The teamsThe confirmed alumni teams for this year’s tournament includes, Kingston College; Meadowbrooke High; Cornwall College; Manning’s High; Tivoli High; Calabar High; Ferncort High; Bridgeport High; -St Mary’s College; Wolmers; Clarendon College’ Herbert Morrison; STETHS; Glenmuir High; Dinthill High; andExcelsior College.Fans are encouraged to come support their old school team, and wear their alumni school colors.Admission is free Admission to the tournament is free and the event is for the whole family. There will be an exciting children’s area and a Caribbean-American Market of local vendors.Sunday, September 3rdtournament hours are from 10am to 6pm.  Matches resume on Monday, September 4th– Labor Day – at 9am and continue through 10 pm; with performances by Soca entertainer Rudy Live.last_img read more

Hilcorp To Begin Seismic Project In Cook Inlet

first_imgThis survey will occur within the lower Cook Inlet, south of the Forelands and west to southwest of Homer. Hilcorp plans to start the project in April which would allow completion in early summer.The data will be acquired using a specially designed marine seismic vessel towing 8‐10 approximately 1.5 mile long recording cables with a dual airgun array. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hilcorp Alaska will be conducting a 3-D seismic survey in the federal waters of lower Cook Inlet during the next couple of months. Mike Dunn, Project Manager: “We expect to have the vessel here in the middle of April, the permits to happen the first week of May, and we will shoot about 175 square miles of seismic. We expect the project to take about 40 days.”  Hilcorp will conduct the seismic survey over 8 lease blocks to determine the location of possible oil and gas prospects during the 2019 open‐water season. According to Dunn these surveys provide the resolution needed for detailed geological evaluation and data resolution for  placement of drill rigs or platforms.center_img Dunn: “If the surveys indicate that there is oil and gas here then we could be drilling some wells by next summer.”  The 3D seismic survey program is proposed to be completed by the end of June, prior to fall and winter storm activities in the Inlet region. According to Hilcorps Environmental Evaluation Document, no impacts to climate and meteorology are expected as part of the proposed project.last_img read more

Kansas’ Bill Self responds to notice of allegations, says ‘enforcement staff has created a false narrative’

first_imgOther school officials and head football coach Les Miles also released their own statements.  The University of Kansas received an official notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday which includes a number of allegations toward the men’s basketball program, the school announced.The university firmly “rejects the assertion” of Adidas and Adidas employees participating in a pay-for-play scheme with the university and expressed their full support for Bill Self, who has a head coach responsibility charge in the allegations. The allegations come in the wake of the pay-for-play scandal that rocked the NCAA basketball world two years ago which saw Louisville coach Rick Pitino lose his job and Kansas center Silvio de Sousa suspended for two years — it has since been reduced to one.In June, the NCAA issued a statement saying six schools would be notified of major allegations.Once notified of violations, a school has 90 days to respond and Kansas has said its “response will fully and comprehensively present its positions regarding the notice.” Self, who has spent 16 seasons at the helm of Kansas released a statement following the notice.“By the NCAA’s own admission through its public statements early this summer, it’s no secret that there is tremendous pressure on the NCAA to respond to the federal court proceedings involving college basketball. …”In its haste and attempt to regain control, the enforcement staff has created a false narrative regarding me and our basketball program. The narrative is based on innuendo, half-truths, misimpressions and mischaracterizations. In reality, we all know there is only one version of the truth. The truth is based on verifiable facts, and I am confident the facts we will demonstrate in our case will expose the inaccuracies of the enforcement staff’s narrative.”I have always taken pride in my commitment to rules compliance and led programs that operate with integrity and within the rules, and I am proud of the success that we have achieved at each program along the way. Every student-athlete who has ever played for me and their families know we follow the rules.”These allegations are serious and damaging to the University and to myself, and I hate that KU has to go through this process. With our staff’s full cooperation, these allegations will be addressed within NCAA procedures and with urgency and resolve. I will strenuously defend myself and the program, but I will respect the process and will not speak to the details of the case.”In total, Kansas was charged with five Level 1 violations, including a lack of institutional control. Related News Bruce Pearl’s new Auburn contract has some eye-popping numbers Kansas basketball expected to be notified of multiple major violations from NCAA, report says Rick Pitino reaches settlement with Louisville: ‘I move on to a new chapter in my life’last_img read more