They offer prayers and platitudes that are quickly forgotten, instead of working to enact policies to help defend a nation that is constantly under attack from its not-so-well-regulated militia.Americans don’t need another debate on “gun control.”What’s needed is a dispassionate discussion about specific policies that can save lives.For instance, the Sutherland Springs shooter was reportedly convicted of domestic violence and received a one-year sentence.If true, this should have disqualified him from passing a background check, but it didn’t.Discovering what went wrong — and fixing it — can help stop future murderers.After the massacre at Virginia Tech in 2007, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed a law aimed at getting mental health records into the background system. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:There are many unanswered questions about the man who on Sunday shot and killed at least 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.In the days ahead, more facts will emerge. But the most common question — could anything have been done to stop him? — will also be the most difficult to answer, the most hotly debated, and the most irrelevant for public policy.If the goal is to stop future shooting sprees — and it should be — the right question to ask is simple: What steps can be taken to reduce their likelihood?Nothing can change what happened, and no law can stop every murderous madman.But by examining data and evidence, there are ways to increase the chances that future plots can be foiled, and to mitigate the harm that the successful ones inflict.That’s why Congress banned fully automatic rifles, for instance, and created the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.Both have saved countless lives.The trouble is, whenever such a mass shooting occurs, elected officials who fear the gun lobby pretend that nothing more can be done. But gaps still exist. Sunday’s shooting spree again highlights how a functioning background check system is as much a management issue as a policy one.Sunday’s massacre should also prompt elected officials to contemplate two facts.One, mass shootings are often committed by domestic abusers.And two, in states where background checks are required on all handgun sales, as opposed to states where they are required only at registered gun dealers, 47 percent fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners.Americans do not elect representatives to pray for them, nor to kneel at the gun lobby’s altar.But until voters demand a more active and urgent response from Washington and state capitols, funeral bells from mass killings will continue to ring across the land.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
Lille forward, Loic Remy, had described his partnership with Osimhen as a good one, and he also hailed the attributes of the Nigerian star. Osimhen is currently Lille’s highest-scoring player in the French top-flight with 11 goals in 22 games this campaign and the 33-year-old is full of praise for the deep understanding they have forged together. “When I play upfront with him, I feel the complementarity. He’s physical and quick,” Remy told the Ligue 1 website. “He fights for every ball. I was fast (laughs), less so now. I feel comfortable with him playing as a second forward. With a certain game intelligence, I manage to create space for myself with my movement. Read Also:Ighalo, Osimhen, battle for 2019 Nigeria Pitch Awards “For now, it’s a good partnership. Victor has played more of his games as a lone forward. I spoke about things to the coach, and he told me he had the strike partnership in mind. Against Nimes and Strasbourg, it worked pretty well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is seeking fresh goalscoring power and has turned to young Nigerian Osimhen, reports Le 10 Sport. Discovered by Lille sports chief Luis Campos last summer from Charleroi, Osimhen was signed for €12m less than a year ago. But he could now be sold on for seven times that amount. Lille would be prepared to sell this summer if offers exceeding the €80m Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe 12 months ago arrive. Along with United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have also made contact with Lille to register their interest.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?It Looks Like An Ordinary Doughnut, But It Glows In The Dark!Top 10 Disney Male Role ModelsTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone MoviesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Manchester United have added Nigeria and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, to their summer shopping list in a bid to boost Red Devils attacking formation.
ECVB traveled to Connersville last night for a conference match-up. EC won 25-19, 25-12 & 12-11. We started slow and were playing just good enough to win in set one. Set two started slow, but they finally found their groove and didn’t let up from that point forward. It started with stronger, more precise serving and from there we were able to run our offense behind a strong backcourt led by Alex Disbro. Varsity is now 14-6 on the season and 6-0 in the EIAC. Next up: Muncie Central Invite on Saturday.East Cental vs Connersville 9-26-19Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.ECVB JV vs. Connersville Lady Spartans winning 25-15 25-8. In tonight’s victory over the Lady Spartans, ECVB was able to capture a victory and begin the uphill battle once again to continuous victories. I am proud of their effort in tonight’s match for it seemed a lot more heartfelt and purposeful in more times than not. Before the match even began we talked about playing for an opportunity. In other words, we wanted to perform so well that opportunity was available for some of the Freshmen who don’t always get the chance during the JV game. The girls were able to do so, therefore, I am happy to say everyone saw the court tonight. We have a win back under our belt, now it is time to continue that streak and continue to prepare for EIAC tournament time. ECVB JV is 12-7 on the season and 6-1 in the EIAC. Next up, ECVB is at Springboro, OH on Oct 3rd starting at 5:30. Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josie Andres.
A lawyer in Florida announced that he will be traveling to different beaches around Florida dressed up as the Grim Reaper in order to warn people to keep social distancing on beaches as states reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.Daniel Uhlfelder made the announcement via Twitter:Many of you have asked if I am willing to travel around Florida wearing Grim Reaper attire to the beaches and other areas of the state opening up prematurely. The answer is absolutely yes. Beginning May 1 we will hit the road here in state. Please retweet and spread the word. pic.twitter.com/UO7QKg161n— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) April 22, 2020
Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles aren’t the only ones gearing up for baseball and softball season. All across the county, teams are ready to take the field and put the seemingly endless winter behind them.After seven of the 10 teams in the rest of Hancock County made playoff appearances last year, 2018 is shaping to be another exciting year on the diamond. The Ellsworth American takes a look at each squad and its prospects for the upcoming year.Bucksport Golden BucksThe Bucksport baseball team came agonizingly close to one of the state tournament’s biggest upsets last year when it lost 6-5 to eventual state champion Orono in the Class C North quarterfinals. The Golden Bucks return quite a bit of production from that squad in their quest to make it even further this time around.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAll but one starter returns for the Golden Bucks this season. With Chase Carmichael leading the way on the mound and Tyson Gray, Tanner Stegner, Jacob Ames and more returning to the lineup, Bucksport has the chance to be even better than it was a year ago.Mike Carrier’s Bucksport softball team claimed the state title for the eighth time in school history in June with a 20-0 season. A big reason for the team’s success was pitcher Kate Saunders, who has dominated opponents and lost just one game over the past two years.Saunders will be back on the mound for her senior year in 2018, and Brittney Dewitt, Darian Jellison, Mikayla Tripp and Maggie Bires will be back as well. A fundamentally strong team at the plate and in the field, Bucksport has the tools to compete for — and win — another state title.“They’re always a well-rounded team, and you have to fight them all the way,” Mount Desert Island head coach Jamey Lewis said. “They do all the little things well.”Mount Desert Island TrojansAndy Pooler’s first season as head coach of the MDI baseball team saw the team get better with each passing game. The Trojans started off slowly but turned their season around down the stretch as they won eight games in a row from May 13-31.Mount Desert Island’s Stanley Grierson dives for a ground ball during a high school baseball exhibition game against Orono on April 11 in Bar Harbor. The Trojans won the game 5-3. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOMDI must replace 2017 ace Seth Clark on the mound and leading hitter Drew Shea at the plate. Yet with Matt Perconti heading the pitching staff and more than half of the team’s starters returning, the Trojans have a chance to continue their progression in Pooler’s second year at the helm.“We have the benefit of having a lot of kids this year,” Pooler said. “Even when you consider what we’ve lost, I think it’s a deep team with a lot of quality players.”Across the parking lot in Bar Harbor, head coach Jamey Lewis leads a young MDI softball team. Maddie Thornton is the only senior on a 14-player roster that’s loaded with sophomores and juniors.Despite their youth, the Trojans have already shown plenty of promise in the preseason. In an exhibition game against Bucksport last Thursday, MDI took the game to the wire before falling to a 5-3 defeat.“We hit the ball really well and fought a good team the whole way,” Lewis said. “I was really happy with our performance.”George Stevens Academy EaglesGeorge Stevens Academy started the season 8-0 last year and eventually claimed the top seed in the Class C North with a 13-3 record. Yet the Eagles’ season ended in the regional quarterfinals when they fell 3-2 at home to Fort Kent.GSA rarely lit up scoreboards last season, but neither did its opponents. Although the Eagles must replace leading pitchers Beckett Slayton, Jake Keenan and the track-team bound Taylor Schildroth from last year’s squad, Stefan Simmons will be back on the mound.At the plate, GSA will return Simmons, Marshal Lebel, Tyler McKenney and Ben Parker. With a Maine Baseball Hall of Fame head coach in Dan Kane, the Eagles could be a tough out once again in Class C.Sumner TigersSumner’s Lauren Hanna throws a pitch during a game against George Stevens Academy last season in Blue Hill. Hanna is a returning starter for the Tigers this season. FILE PHOTOSumner’s baseball team won a playoff game for the first time in 13 years last year when it defeated Central 2-0 in the Class C North prelims. It was a rewarding win for the Tigers, who had lost six games by three or fewer runs in the regular season.Sumner must replace Issiac Christiansen and Jacob Shorey but will return Kollin McLean and William Colson. The team has a new coach, Dana Smith, who takes over for Kyle Joy.In softball, Sumner brings back Lauren Hanna on the mound and a slew of other key players in the field and at the plate. The Tigers missed out on the last Class C North playoff position by one spot last season with a 3-13 record.Deer Isle-Stonington MarinersAfter a tough start to the year, the Deer Isle-Stonington baseball team won five of its final seven games to make the playoffs as the No. 10 seed in Class D North. The Mariners also came close to a spot in the quarterfinals, falling to Southern Aroostook 9-8 in the prelims to finish the year 7-10.Class C/D All-Star Ethan Shepard won’t be back for the Mariners after graduating last June, but key hitters Tyson Rice and Nathan Winchester and pitcher Silas Bates all return. The team is seeking back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 2012 and 2013.On the softball diamond, Deer Isle-Stonington’s 7-9 record in 2017 saw it finish one spot short of the final Class D North playoff position. It was nonetheless a very eventful year for the Mariners, who beat Bangor Christian in a 30-29 thriller to open the season and won their final four games to finish it.With only one player from last year’s team having graduated, the Mariners should be primed to make even more noise in 2018. Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at email@example.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020
BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer teams advanced to the Northern Maine quarterfinals with shutout victories in Friday’s preliminaries.In Blue Hill, seventh-ranked GSA scored early and often to breeze to an 8-0 win over No. 10 Piscataquis (4-10-1). The victory gave the Eagles their fourth 10-win season in a row and propelled the team to a quarterfinal showdown with Orono.Facing the No. 2 Red Riots on the road Wednesday, GSA went down 1-0 in the first half before Lars Hooper scored in the second to send the game to overtime. After both teams failed to score in the two overtime periods, the game went to penalty kicks.After three rounds of penalty kicks, though, officials made the decision to call the game due to darkness. That decision nullified the entire contest, meaning the Eagles had to return to Orono on Wednesday to replay the quarterfinal.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the replay, GSA went down 2-0 at halftime before scoring twice to force a second overtime game in as many days. Yet Orono (11-4) came away with the win courtesy of Trent Lick, who completed a hat trick to sent the Red Riots past the Eagles (10-6).In Class B North, the MDI boys defeated No. 8 Hermon (6-6-3) 3-0 on the road Friday. Oliver Johnston, Leao Nelson and Derek Collin scored for the ninth-ranked Trojans, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the third time in five years.“That was one of the best games we’ve played all year,” MDI head coach Tyler Frank said of his team’s win over Hermon. “We’ve played that well before, but we haven’t played that well for that long. We were communicating well, and we did very well at being the first team to the ball.”On Tuesday, MDI traveled to The County to take on top-ranked Caribou. The Trojans (6-8-2) fell behind 4-0 to the Vikings (13-1-1) but fought back to make the final score 4-2 with goals from September Murray and Nelson in the final 15 minutes.On the girls’ side, the No. 10 Ellsworth girls traveled to Thorndike to face No. 7 Mount View in prelim action Saturday. Playing in their first playoff game in five years, the Eagles (7-8) fell to the Mustangs (11-4) 3-0.Elsewhere in Class B, the 12th-ranked MDI girls went on the road for a prelim contest against Caribou on Saturday and succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. Jocelyn Hartin and Willow Whitten scored for the No. 5 Vikings (8-4-3), who handed the Trojans (5-9-1) their eighth loss in the past nine games.Hancock County’s misfortunes extended to the lower classes with prelim losses by Bucksport, the No. 8 seed in Class C North, and Deer Isle-Stonington, the No. 12 seed in Class D North. The Golden Bucks finished the year 4-10-1 with a 7-2 home loss against ninth-ranked Penquis Valley (6-7-2), and the Mariners finished 2-11-2 with a 6-0 loss against No. 5 Katahdin (10-5) in Stacyville.In the Class C North quarterfinals, No. 6 GSA (5-6-4) fell 1-0 on the road against third-ranked Fort Kent (8-5-2) on Tuesday. The fifth-ranked Sumner girls (10-2-2), who had their showdown with No. 4 Central (8-4-2) postponed Wednesday, will now face the Red Devils at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, on the turf at Hampden Academy.Sumner’s No. 4 boys’ team (13-1) had its quarterfinal against No. 5 Lee Academy (7-6-1) postponed Tuesday. The game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow under the lights at Ellsworth’s Del Luce Stadium. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A new national men’s senior coach could be announced as soon as this week, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has said.Speaking in the wake of the latest fiasco surrounding the position, FA president David John-Williams said he did not expect the search for a new head coach to be a protracted one.“I feel within the next three to five days we will have a new coach,” John-Williams said in an interview last weekend, without hinting at any likely candidate.Since the shock resignation of Belgian Tom Saintfiet almost a week ago, several names have emerged to fill the vacant position.In a letter sent to the FA, the current group of 23 national players called for the return of the popular Stephen Hart who was sacked only last November, following a series of poor results.The players also put forward the names of W Connection’s Stuart Charles-Fevrier, former England defender and experienced coach Terry Fenwick and former national player and local coach Angus Eve.Colombian Francisco Maturana, who has coached T&T in the past, is also said to be among the candidates to replace Saintfiet.Regardless, the FA’s new choice will face an uphill task with Trinidad and Tobago winless in the ongoing CONCACAF final round of qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Russia.Last November, they went down 2-0 to Costa Rica before crashing to a 3-1 defeat to Honduras days later. They face Panama and Mexico in their next set of qualifiers in late March.National goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, who has spoken on behalf of his teammates in recent days, said there was still belief T&T could reach the World Cup.“The dream is still alive obviously and I think we know as players that we have a lot of work to do,” Williams said.Saintfiet stepped down as head coach after just five weeks and four games in charge, citing a lack of support from the local FA as one of his main reasons.
And manager Com Collins says a change in the Championship structure is needed.Roscommon are through to the Connacht Football Championship final for the first time since 2011.They came from 0-8 down at half-time to beat Sligo by 4-16 to 2-13 in their semi-final at Dr Hyde Park.Donegal eased in to the Ulster Football Championship semi-finals.A goal in either half from Odhran MacNiallais helped them beat 14-man Fermanagh by 2-12 to 0-11.In the Leinster Football Championship, Meath set up a semi-final date with old rivals Dublin.Mickey Newman scored 0-7 as they beat neighbours Louth by 0-20 to 1-13 at Parnell Park.Westmeath are through to face Kildare in the other semi after they edged Offaly by 0-13 to 0-12 at Cusack Park.Meanwhile, the GAA will confirm times and venues for 1B of the football qualifiers later today.After losing to Westmeath yesterday, Offaly will meet London while Fermanagh’s defeat to Donegal sets up a meeting with Wexford.Also in Division 1B it’s Down v Longford and Antrim v Limerick.The matches will be played on June 25th and 26th.This coming Saturday in 1A it will be Laois and Armagh in Portlaoise from half-three while Derry now meet Louth in Owenbeg at 5pm and it’s Carlow and Wicklow at Netwatch Cullen Park at 7pm.On Sunday, Leitrim and Waterford do battle in Carrick-on-Shannon at 2pm. Clare football manager Colm Collins has described the Provincial football championships as “dinosaurs”.They lost to Munster Champions Kerry by 2-23 to 0-17 in their semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday.Clare haven’t played a game since their Allianz League Division 3 final win over Kildare at Croke Park in April.
Ahmed Musa (right) celebrating AFCON 2019 QUALIFIER: NIGERIA V SEYCHELLESDuro IkhazuagbeStand-in Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa Thursday aptly summed up Friday’s dead-rubber 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Pirates of Seychelles as ‘Battle of Pride.’ “Yes, we have qualified already (for AFCON 2019), but there is something called pride. And also, we need to be in the mood for the match against Egypt, and again take this as part of the preparation for the Cup of Nations.“The Cup of Nations is less than three months away so our preparation has already started. The bigger picture is the thing,” observed the Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward shortly after Eagles last training session for today’s clash with Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Of course, after picking one of the tickets of the Group E way back in November last year through the 1-1 draw with South Africa in Johannesburg, Super Eagles have nothing to worry against the Pirates of Seychelles who are at the bottom of the table.In reality, the fixture is nothing more than fulfilling the final day fixtures of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers!However, like Musa rightly pointed out, Super Eagles preparations for the African football fiesta scheduled to hold in June in the land of the Pharaohs has started with this game.It will be an opportunity for team handler, Gernot Rohr to assess his wards before the Grade-A international friendly with seven-time African champions Egypt scheduled for Tuesday at the same Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.In the first leg fixture away in Mahe Island last September, goals by Ahmed Musa (a rocket from his weaker left foot), defender Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo sealed a 3-0 win and kept the Eagles in the hunt for the ticket to the 2019 AFCON.Wins over Libya home and away and the draw in South Africa took Nigeria to 10 points and the ticket to the finals.Libya’s Mediterranean Knights, who are involved in the other match of the group against South Africa in Tunisia, incinerated the Pirates 8-1 right in the same Mahé Island in one of the group matches. That remains the highest-score win of the entire qualifying series.Will Eagles attempt to surpass the record set by the Libyans against the Pirates today? Even if that is not the priority of Musa and his colleagues, fans should be ready for an afternoon of goal feast.Cape Verde official Fabricio Duarte is centre referee for today’s match. His compatriot, Jose Carlos Alexandre Pina Mendes is the assistant referee 1, with Delgade Fernandes Wilson Jorge as assistant referee 2 and Delgado Rocha Lenine as fourth official.Before the high-profile Nigeria versus Egypt game, Nigeria Under-23 squad that was subdued 2-0 in Tunisia on Wednesday afternoon in Tunisia will on Monday seek to overturn the first leg loss to their Libyan counterparts in a 2019 Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations qualifying first round fixture.FRIDAY’S FIXTURESNigeria Vs Seychelles (4:00pm)B’Faso Vs Mauritania (6:00pm)Botswana Vs Angola (6:00pm)Sudan Vs E’Giunea (6:00pm)Tunisia Vs Swaziland (7:15pm)Algeria Vs Gambia (8:45pm)AFCON 2019 QUALIFYING TABLESGROUP ATeam P W D L GD PtsSenegal 5 4 1 0 8 13M’gascar5 3 1 1 2 10Sudan 5 1 0 4 -5 3E’Guinea 5 1 0 4 -5 3GROUP BTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Morocco 5 3 1 1 5 102 Cameroon5 2 2 1 0 83 Comoros 5 1 2 2 -1 54 Malawi 5 1 1 3 -4 4GROUP CTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Mali 5 3 2 0 5 112 Burundi 5 2 3 0 6 93 Gabon 5 2 1 2 2 74 S’Sudan 5 0 0 5 -13 0GROUP DTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Algeria 5 3 1 1 5 102 Benin 5 2 1 2 -2 73 Gambia 5 1 2 2 0 54 Togo 5 1 2 2 -3 5GROUP ETeam P W D L GD Pts1 Nigeria 5 3 1 1 6 102 S’Africa 5 2 3 0 8 93 Libya 5 2 1 2 6 74 Seychelles5 0 1 4 -20 1GROUP FTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Kenya 3 2 1 0 4 72 Ghana 3 2 0 1 6 63 Ethiopia4 0 1 3 -10 14 S’Leone 0 0 0 0 0 0GROUP GTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Zimbabwe5 2 2 1 3 82 Liberia 5 2 1 2 -3 73 DR Congo5 1 3 1 1 64 Congo 5 1 2 2 -1 5GROUP HTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Guinea 5 3 2 0 4 112 CIV 5 2 2 1 4 83 CAR 5 1 2 2 -4 54 Rwanda 5 0 2 3 -4 2GROUP ITeam P W D L GD Pts1 Mauritania5 4 0 1 2 122 Angola 5 3 0 2 2 93 B’Faso 5 2 1 2 2 74 Botswana 5 0 1 4 -6 1GROUP JTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Egypt 5 4 0 1 11 122 Tunisia 5 4 0 1 4 123 Niger 5 1 1 3 -7 44 S’ziland5 0 1 4 -8 1GROUP KTeam P W D L GD Pts1 G’Bissau5 2 2 1 1 82 Namibia 5 2 2 1 1 83 M’bique 5 2 1 2 0 74 Zambia 5 1 1 3 -2 4GROUP LTeam P W D L GD Pts1 Uganda 5 4 1 0 7 132 Tanzania5 1 2 2 -2 53 Lesotho 5 1 2 2 -4 54 C’Verde 5 1 1 3 -1 4Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram