Share Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success by: – June 14, 2012 28 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Teachers singing as part of festival activities Roseau, Dominica – Education officials have dubbed the recently held Eastern District School’s Festival a success that gave students the opportunity to showcase the work they had done over the past school year.Chief Education Officer Stephenson Hyacinth said the festival maintained “the tradition of the East where we focus on output within the education system.”“Being here today to see some of the things you are doing, it shows that you are continuing the legacy of excellence in the East,” Hyacinth said, adding that Education Officer Madura Walter deserved high praise for her work in that district.The festival was held at the Castle Bruce Primary School under the theme, “Showcasing our Achievements,” and included an exhibition of art and other works completed during the term by all schools in the east.A mental math competition was also held among students of grades 4, 5 and 6 of the various schools and a poetry competition involving participants from all grades.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo viewing some of the exhibits.Hyacinth commended the Eastern District principals for answering the “challenge together” in the organization of the festival.“I believe the district serves a very important function in that we can all learn together. We would experience much success if we would utilize the potential which lies in each district. Each principal in the district has a particular strength,” Hyacinth said.“Every school in the east should rely on the strength of the other principals in the district to support their efforts,” he advised.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo, who represented the Education Minister, Hon. Petter Saint Jean, told students they had a “golden” opportunity to access quality education.He also called on parents, and other community interest groups to get involved in the children’s education.“From the politicians down, all of us a have to play a bigger part in ensuring that no child is left behind, no child falls through the cracks and every child achieves to the best of his abilities,” Drigo said.The Eastern District Schools Festival also included performances in song and dance from students of the various schools and climaxed with a medley of song by all the district principals. Press Release
By Gene CherryDOHA, Qatar (Reuters) – American Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world’s top distance runners including British multiple Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, has been banned for four years for doping violations.The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said Salazar’s punishment was for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct” as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), a camp designed primarily to develop U.S. endurance athletes.The 61-year-old was quickly stripped of his accreditation for the world athletics championships in Doha at the request of the U.S. track and field federation, the sport’s governing IAAF said in a statement. Salazar said he would appeal USADA’s decision, and sportswear giant Nike said in a statement that it would stand by him.“I am shocked by the outcome today,” Salazar said in a statement. “My athletes and I have endured unjust, unethical and highly damaging treatment from USADA.” “The Oregon Project has never and will never permit doping. I will appeal and look forward to this unfair and protracted process reaching the conclusion I know to be true. I will not be commenting further at this time.”Yesterday, Farah said he was relieved that the investigation was over. “I have no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules or crosses a line,” he said. UK athletics said in a statement that its own investigation in 2015, which cleared Farah to work with Salazar, was “restricted to the interaction of the Nike Oregon Project with Mo Farah and not an anti-doping investigation.”Salazar stopped coaching Farah in 2017 when the runner decided to move back to England. Farah said at the time that the doping investigation was not the reason they parted ways.USADA said that Salazar, who also coached American Olympian Matthew Centrowitz among other top distance runners, trafficked banned performance-enhancing substance testosterone to multiple athletes. Salazar also tampered or attempted to tamper with NOP athletes’ doping control process, the agency said after concluding its four-year investigation.Jeffrey Brown, who worked as a paid consultant endocrinologist for NOP on performance enhancement and served as a physician for numerous athletes in the training programme, also received a four-year ban. REACTION IN DOHASeveral members of NOP are competing in the world championships, including newly-crowned 10 000m champion Sifan Hassan.“I am shocked to receive the news of today’s ruling, especially during this time in which I am fully preparing for my next race in the world championships in Doha,” the Dutch runner said in a statement.“I like to state that this investigation is focussed on the period before I joined the Oregon Project and therefore has no relation to me. I was aware of the ongoing investigations when I joined the team and have always had a clean conscience, knowing we are being monitored to the absolute fullest by USADA and WADA.”None of the athletes Salazar has worked with was mentioned in Monday’s report.“The athletes in these cases found the courage to speak out and ultimately exposed the truth,” Travis Tygart, USADA chief executive officer, said in a statement. “While acting in connection with the Nike Oregon Project, Mr Salazar and Dr Brown demonstrated that winning was more important than the health and wellbeing of the athletes they were sworn to protect.”Salazar said that Tygart’s comment was misleading and he had never put winning above the athletes’ safety.This is completely false and contrary to the findings of the arbitrators, who even wrote about the care I took in complying with the World Anti-Doping code,” he said.Nike, which funds NOP, the nation’s most elite long-distance running training centre in Portland under a $460 million, 26-year sponsorship deal with US Track and Field, said it would support Salazar’s appeal“Today’s decision had nothing to do with administering banned substances to any Oregon Project athlete. As the panel noted, they were struck by the amount of care Alberto took to ensure he was complying with the World Anti-Doping code,” it said. “Nike does not condone the use of banned substances in any manner.” Salazar was a celebrated distance runner, winning three consecutive New York City marathons starting in 1980.
Related Stories Alana O’Neill’s two goals lift Syracuse to first win of seasonSyracuse women’s soccer opens season with 1-1 tie against Colgate Published on August 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com Eva Gordon scored the only goal to move Syracuse (2-0-1) past Army (0-3-0), 1-0, at home on Friday afternoon. The win comes off another shutout victory on Sunday when the Orange hosted Delaware.“It wasn’t a particularly attractive soccer game,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon told Cuse.com. “The team fought hard, and they worked for each other, and they came out on top against a very good Army team.”In the high temperatures, the first half between Syracuse and the Black Knights was a defensive stalemate. Each team only came away with three shots, putting one on target. Missed opportunities were the story for the Orange in the first half. Wheddon’s squad was unable to get a shot off from four different crosses and was the victim of six offside calls during the first 45 minutes.Junior forward Sheridan Street also managed to pick up her first yellow card on the season. Freshman forward/midfielder Sydney Brackett sustained an injury and did not return to the game but was able to walk off the field on her own power.A halftime substitution made the difference in the game as Gordon put a roller past Army goalkeeper Jordan Cassalia to put the Orange up by one. The ball bounced around following a Taylor Bennett corner before Gordon found the back of the net off the Street assist.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Eva came in and gave us a spark,” Wheddon said. “She was at the right place at the right time.”Following the goal, Syracuse switched to a more conservative tempo and failed to record a shot, but they deterred the Black Knights, who only notched one shot on goal during that period.In the 62nd minute, a breakaway from Alana O’Neill ended with her walking off the field and subbing out with an injury to her midsection after she collided on the ground with Cassalia following a slide tackle.One final attack in the closing minutes from Army nearly sent the game to overtime. Nicole Bautista got an open look in the 89th minute, just barely missing high in what was the last shot attempt for Army.Syracuse and Army tied with eight shots apiece, with Orange narrowly edging them out with shots on goal (3-2). Army though was not called for a single offsides, while the Orange drew 11. SU’s 2-0-1 start is its best since 2004.Syracuse will look to continue its winning streak as it hosts in-state rival Albany on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on September 9, 2017 at 9:14 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (6-4) defeated Iona (2-7) Saturday afternoon in the Dartmouth tournament in Hanover, New Hampshire. After splitting the first two sets, 25-18, 17-25, the Orange were dominant, winning the final two sets, 25-14, 25-12.The Orange controlled every statistical category, notably besting the Gaels in aces (6-2) and digs (52-41). Anastasiya Gorelina (13 kills), Kendra Lukacs (11 kills) and Santita Ebangwese (11 kills) powered the Orange on the offensive end, along with Annie Bozzo (40 assists). SU also posted a hitting percentage of .342, more than doubling Iona.The two teams were knotted at six in the first set before SU began to pull away. Scoring nine of the next eleven points, Syracuse was able to separate itself from the Gaels, led by Lukacs with five kills.Iona came back in the second set, going on two separate 4-0 runs to pull away from the Orange. SU had its worst set of the match, posting a .214 hitting percentage with just 10 kills. Five different Gaels had a kill, helping their team win the set, 25-17.The next two sets Syracuse dominated. In two of its most impressive sets of the season, the Orange held its opponents to a combined 26 points in the final two sets. Early in the third set, SU won nine of ten points, setting the tone for a 25-14 win. SU used another run to win the fourth set, led by four kills from Gorelina. The Orange ended the match by scoring the 11 points in a row.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments