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Eight screen rules all parents should adopt – U.K. Expert

first_imgDaily Mail 25 May 2017Family First Comment: Some excellent common-sense advice here…Parenting expert Katharine Hill, UK director of the charity Care For The Family, is releasing a book that offers advice to mums and dads anxious to ensure their children are being smart and safe when it comes to the web.DO NOT TRY TO BAN TECHNOLOGY‘It’s not about making their world a smaller place and banning technology,’ Katherine said.‘At the end of the day even if yours doesn’t, other kids in the playground will have a device – it’s about teaching them to discern what is right and wrong.’DO NOT LET CONSTANTLY BEING ON A PHONE BECOME THE ‘DEFAULT’‘Be intentional as a parent, or a grandparent, don’t let constantly being on a smartphone or looking at a screen the default media use,’ the expert said.‘Being intentional also involves talking about media use, little and often… on the school run, in the home.’Katharine also advises setting guidelines for each of your children depending on their age around when and where they are allowed to use their devices.DO DRAW UP A ‘FAMILY MEDIA AGREEMENT’The mother-of-four says the most important thing parents can do is equip children with the ability to deal with the technology around them – and the opportunities and threats it poses – through shared ‘family values’.‘Parents have to equip young people to deal with the internet themselves through family values around technology,’ she said.‘As they get older, make a family media agreement. Just sit down and talk about what they are allowed to watch, who pays for media, talking about all this in line with your [own] family values.’DO CHARGE DEVICES DOWNSTAIRS AT NIGHTKatharine said: ‘Simple parts of the family media agreement can include things like everyone – including mum and dad – charging all devices downstairs at night.‘When our kids were young we put the computer in the family room, but with smartphones there is no equivalent to shutting the internet off… this is the closest thing.’DO HAVE PARENTAL LOCKS ON DEVICES FOR KIDSAccording to Katharine her research shows that when children are younger it is especially important to have parental controls and locks on websites and phones.‘The average age we have found for kids to come across pornography is 11,’ she reveals. ‘They are not necessarily looking for it, but they come across it. One boy typed in “Big Ben” and didn’t get a clock in Westminster.’DO GET INVOLVED IN THEIR ONLINE LIVESWith teenagers it is about staying informed, Katharine said – even to the point of following them on Instagram.She said: ‘Encourage teenagers to use technology as part of family activity. So take a family photo on a walk and post it to Instagram together.‘Doing this makes the family part of that social media life, part of that identity they are setting up on Instagram. It is important to show interest and join in.’DO GET INFORMED AND BE READY TO TALKKatharine said: ‘Don’t bury your head in the sand and just avoid difficult issues. Parents think ‘my child never look at porn’, but they will, so parents need to be informed about what is going on technologically, so our kids know they can come to us and talk about anything.‘The sexting thing is massive, it’s often a precursor to dating now – the guy asks for topless photo and then he sends one back. It’s actually illegal under 18, but parents dealing with that best is not just telling teenagers off – it’s about coming alongside and helping them.‘Help them think through the consequences of their actions – is it going to be passed on? Would you do it offline? That way they are less likely to do it again, or ever start.’DO CURB YOUR OWN SCREEN USEThe expert explained: ‘It is very important is to be a good model yourselves. Values are caught, not taught. On the playground, at school, parents are doing emails and not making eye contact, that is not ideal.‘Surveys show young people want to know about how to act around technology from their parents, though it may not seem like it. So you need to show them you know how to deal with digital technology, not just tell them what to do.’Katharine explores these themes and more – including tackling teen Internet addiction in the age of Snapchat and Instagram – in her new book Left To Their Own Devices? Confident Parenting In A World Of Screens. READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4530366/Expert-reveals-dos-dont-s-screen-time-kids.htmllast_img read more

Director of Continuing Education encourages trainees to deliver world class service

first_imgDirector of Continuing Education at the Dominica State College, Mr. Merril Matthew.Director of the Department of Continuing Education at the Dominica State College, Mr. Merril Matthew is encouraging trainees to deliver world class service to visitors when performing their trail guiding duties.Mr. Matthew, who was at the time addressing the graduating ceremony for forty-five participants of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project Trail Guides Training Programme, noted that for the country to benefit from its treasures, the trainees must deliver world class service.“Unless the service providers and that’s you, are trained to deliver world class service then we as a country will not benefit as we should from its treasures. And this is where the Department of Continuing Education at the Dominica State College comes in. Our mission it to stimulate empowerment through personal and professional lifelong education and training. Our partnership with the WNTP was to provide both personal and professional training and to encourage our trainees; you, to be engaged in lifelong learning,” he said.The Director also highlighted the tremendous efforts of the local experts, Ms. Avril Daniel, Mr. George Dill, Mr. Julien Carter, and Mr. Michael Eugene who facilitated the training programmes.“We used local experts because they are the people who understand the dynamics of the industry; they are the ones, whom people have spoken badly about, and they are the ones who have learned from the bad things people say about them and they have grown, and that’s why we call them home grown. We are confident that each graduate is now better prepared to deliver an excellent service to the visitor to our country.”He also underscored that excellent service is “what will bring out the best in the WNTP; it is our hospitality and service that will cause our visitors to enjoy the Waitukubuli National Trail.”As such Mr. Matthew told the graduates that they must recognize how special they are as this will assist them in ensuring that they provide excellent service to visitors.“We encourage our graduates to recognize that they are very special. “I think everybody here knows that we are SURE; Special, Unique, Rare and Exceptional – that’s who you are and you must rejoice in that,” he said.Mr. Matthew concluded that we must all cherish, care and maintain the Waitukubuli National Trail as it is ours and not that of the funding agencies or the Government of Dominica.He concluded by urging the participants to “play your part, take advantage of every opportunity to learn something new to enhance your competence as a trail guide, become a lifelong learner, and become the best in your craft.”Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Director of Continuing Education encourages trainees to deliver world class service by: – July 29, 2011 47 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Motorist dies in road crash

first_imgRolanda Pineda lies dead on the road after his driven motorcycle crashed against a truck in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City on Jan 20. POLICE STATION 5/BCPO The truck driver was identified as44-year-old Edgar Maribao of Barangay, Sambag, Cebu City. The 55-year-old Roland Pineda ofBarangay Mansilingan died of body injuries, police said. According to police investigation, the motorcycledriven by Pineda hit a parked 10-wheeler truck around 11:10 p.m. on Jan. 20.center_img BACOLOD CITY – A motorist figured in a roadaccident in Barangay Granada. He was detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 5, facing charges./PNlast_img

Igbaras quarantine violators chided but not penalized

first_imgThe quarantine violators were all from Tigbanaba village. It took them at least an hour to reach Mt. Napulak, a popular mountain hiking site. Esmeralda, medical doctor, appealed to the public to stop the hate comments at these could cause psychological harm. ILOILO – Mayor Jaime Esmeralda of Igbaras summoned to his office 17 violators of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in his town and discovered that two of them were minors. The ECQ is being imposed to restrict the movement of people. Everyone is in fact required to stay home unless it is very necessary to go out. The goal is to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. The local government unit turned over the two minors to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for proper custody. The violators got the ire of netizens. Esmeralda sought to stop the hate comments online against these 17 individuals. Esmeralda said the violators rode motorcycles to reach the mountain.center_img “I am concerned because they posted photos online (Facebook) and they were bashed. Some of them were minors. I’m afraid the hate comments would adversely affect them,” he said. “They would be reprimanded but not penalized. We don’t have provisions in our executive order that penalize these violators. But we will monitor them so they will not repeat what they did,” he said. They asked permission from a village councilor Thursday last week to bring farm fertilizer “but they had other reasons for the hike,” said Esmeralda. Those who were of legal age, meanwhile, were turned over to the Igbaras police station. Even those of legal age could be negatively affected by the hate comments, he added. (PNA)last_img read more

Scots close in on Four Nations spot

first_img Press Association Skipper Danny Brough, man of the match in the Bravehearts’ opening 42-18 win over Wales, was again influential for his side, creating tries for Callum Phillips and Danny Addy as well as kicking four conversions and a drop goal. Winger Alex Hurst and full-back Oscar Thomas were the other tryscorers for Scotland, who will need a draw or to lose by 17 points or less against the French in Galashiels next Friday to clinch the Championship and a place in the next Four Nations Series. Scotland edged closer to a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series after claiming a 25-4 win over Ireland in the second round of matches in the European Championship at Dublin’s Tallaght Stadium.center_img France ran in seven tries in a 42-22 win over the Welsh in front of a 5,225 crowd in Albi to keep their outside title hopes alive. Scrum-half Remy Marginet scored 22 of his side’s points with two tries and seven conversions while Mathias Pala touched down twice and other tries came from Clement Soubeyras, Theo Fages and Aaron Wood. Dan Fleming’s early try had the visitors on level terms and it was only 12-6 at half-time but the French stretched their lead to 42-12 before Matty Fozard, record tryscorer Rhys Williams and Christiaan Roets scored consolation efforts. last_img read more

MDI boys make history with 1st state track title; GSA has big day in Class C

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) DOVER-FOXCROFT — Whether it’s been in track and field alone or in other sports, Mount Desert Island High School has been no stranger to winning team championships the past two years. On Saturday, the Trojans brought home yet another piece of hardware to add to the trophy case.The MDI boys’ team tied York for first place at Saturday’s Class B track and field championship at Foxcroft Academy. The result marked the first state outdoor track title in school history after the Trojans came three points short of claiming the crown last season.“It feels great to make history,” MDI senior Owen Mild said. “We just felt throughout the meet that everything was going really well, and the confidence we had in ourselves was enough to get it done in the end.”The Trojans got off to a strong start to the day and led Brewer through 13 events. York, though, withstood an individual win from MDI’s Griffin Maristany in the 200-meter dash and the Trojans’ team win in the 4-by-100 relay to surge to a two-point lead entering the decisive 4-by-400.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textYet with MDI having won the 4-by-400 in all but one of its six previous meets this year, the team had a good reason to be optimistic. A win in the final event would make up a minimum of two points and guaranteed to give them at least a share of the state championship.MDI’s Elijah Joyce competes in the 110-meter hurdles at the Class B track and field championships June 2 in Dover-Foxcroft. Joyce finished fourth in the event. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“We both had had teams in the last heat going head to head,” head coach Aaron Long said of the Trojans’ showdown with York entering the final event. “The boys running the relay knew we were in contention for the team title, but they weren’t aware of the exact score before their race.”In the end, both MDI and York would be satisfied with the final result. MDI’s Billy Kerley, Jose Chumbe, Owen Mild and Griffin Maristany led the Trojans to a first-place finish in the 4-by-400 with a time of 3 minutes, 32.19 seconds, and York took second to leave the two teams tied on 86 points.In an interesting twist, the Trojans’ 3:32.19 time in the 4-by-400 was the exact same as the one MDI posted in the same event in the 2017 state championships. Whereas that effort clinched MDI second place behind Winslow, this one was enough to earn the team a share of the title.“I essentially told [the relay runners] that I believed in them but that the only things they needed to focus on were the things they can control,” Long said. “I had complete faith that these boys would rise to the occasion.”Aside from their three event wins, the MDI boys had a number of other strong performances on the track. Elijah Joyce’s 15.97-second effort in the 110-meter hurdles final earned him fourth place, and Maristany took third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.02 seconds.MDI also had a successful day in the field, where Croix Albee finished second in the shot put, javelin throw and discus throw. Sophomore Elijah Denning cleared a height of 12 feet to place second in the pole vault.The first-place finish marked the fourth state championship in the past two seasons for MDI athletics. The Trojans won the Class B boys’ basketball and indoor track titles last year before edging Ellsworth for the Class B swim championship in February.“Honestly, I think the success we’ve had as a school is just a matter of having good team cultures and a lot of drive and determination in each sport,” Mild said. “We all play and compete for each other and our community, and the rest of it just comes down to trusting our coaches and giving it 100 percent.”Ellsworth’s Javon Williams (middle) competes in the 100-meter dash at the Class B track and field championships June 2 in Dover-Foxcroft. Williams finished in 12 seconds flat to place 12th of 28 runners. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLMDI’s girls’ team also enjoyed an excellent day in Dover-Foxcroft, The 4-by-100 relay team of Alahna Mild, Marilyn Sawyer, Adriana Novella and Ashley Anderson finished with a time of 51.43 seconds to give the Trojans first place over Belfast.Individually, Anderson took second place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.59 seconds. Zoe Olson added another second-place finish for the Trojans in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:25.63.In the field, MDI’s Mackenzie Hanna finished fourth place in the discus throw with a 106-foot effort. The Trojans finished the day with 37 points to place ninth as a team.MDI will send its boys’ 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relay team and girls’ 4-by-100 relay team to the New England championships Saturday, June 9, at the University of New Hampshire. Albee will compete individually for the Trojans in the discus throw and shot put.That meet will be the last high school competition for seniors Owen and Alahna Mild, Albee, Maristany, Lee, Kerley, Chumbe, Novella and Anderson. Set to compete in MDI uniforms one last time, they want the occasion to be a memorable one.“I think the biggest thing is going to be just doing our best there and enjoying it because it’s the last chance for a lot of us as seniors,” Mild said. “Setting school records is a big goal, but I want to be at my best in general because it’s the last meet for us no matter what.”For Ellsworth, Matt Shea finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:30.04. Nate Mason led the way for the Eagles in the field with 10th- and 12th-place finishes in the high and long jumps, respectively.Lillian Frank, Abby Mazgaj, Kiona Osterlin and Margo Kenyon led the Ellsworth girls to sixth in the 4-by-800 relay with a time of 10:33.42. In the field, Emma McKechnie cleared 4 feet, 8 inches to tie for fifth in the high jump.(From left) George Stevens Academy 4-by-800 relay runners Mary Brenna Catus, Zeya Lorio, Mary Richardson and Eliza Broughton pause for a photo during an interview at the Class C track championships in Waterboro. The four led GSA to a first-place finish in the event to qualify for the upcoming New England regional championships. SHARON CATUS PHOTOGSA athletes shine at Class C championshipsGeorge Stevens Academy athletes were among the top performers at the Class C championships Saturday in Waterboro.GSA’s girls’ team placed fifth at the meet with 46 points. The team’s biggest moment of the day came when Eliza Broughton, Mary Richardson, Zeya Lorio and Mary Brenna Catus won the 4-by-800 relay with a time of 10 minutes, 14.30 seconds.Individually, the Eagles got second-place finishes from Richardson (3,200-meter run) and Broughton (300-meter hurdles) and third-place efforts from LeeAnn Varnum (shot put) and Ava Sealander (pole vault).For the GSA boys’ team, Max Mattson finished second in the triple jump at 42 feet, 4 1/2 inches and third in third in the high jump at 6 feet. The Eagles earned 32 points to place sixth.Senior Danny Bunker finished sixth for Bucksport in the triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 7 3/4 inches, and Carter Tolmasoff took seventh in the 100-meter dash final with a time of 12.11 seconds. Meaghan Goodine took 12th for the Golden Bucks in the girls’ 200-meter dash and 15th in the 400-meter dash.For Deer Isle-Stonington, Brendan Penfold took fifth in the 1,600-meter run and fourth and the 3,200-meter run. Gabby Richardson of Sumner took 10th in the girls’ 100-meter dash. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Biocenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 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 mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Wisconsin getting better

first_imgDespite a shaky 1-6 Big Ten start, the Wisconsin women?sbasketball team has pulled to .500 with a win Saturday against border rivalMinnesota. Now 8-8 in the Big Ten, the Badgers continue to climb the conferencestandings, going 7-2 in their past nine games and currently riding a four-gamewin streak.?To say that we endured a week of three games in 4 1/2 days,and not in six or more days, [I?m] really proud of our kids,? head coach LisaStone said in her Monday press conference. ?We got some momentum; we?re playingvery well together, getting great production out of our bench and excited aboutthis week. Keep it going. That?s the main focus.?The team has been trying to live up to expectations, hopingto make the NCAA tournament this year. A much needed road victory against theGophers (9-8, fourth in the Big Ten) Saturday helped the Badger cause, as theteam was able to win in ?The Barn? for the first time since 2001. This is thefirst .500 record for the team all season.?Every game is important to us, no matter where we?replaying. If we?re at home right now, we have two games remaining on ourschedule, and, you know, we?re on a little bit of a streak right now,? Stonesaid. ?We can?t stop now. We?ve got to keep it going.??Senior night coming upAccompanying the win was the 21-point performance of seniorstar Jolene Anderson, who set the all-time scoring record for UW this pastweek. With three wins and a scoring record, Anderson couldn?t ask for anythingmore, but she also received the Big Ten Player of the Week honor for the thirdtime this season.Anderson and her fellow seniors will be honored in the finalhome game on Sunday for the annual senior night.?We?ve been working on the Senior Salute for Sunday, puttingsome things together,? Stone said. ?I met with Danielle [Ward] and Jolene, justtalking about this being their last week of the regular season practice andwhat they?ve done for the program and what they still can do.??With fourseniors this season, three of them starters, Stone said each has been animportant part of the team this year, in their own respective way.?They?ve been with us for four years. ? Jo and Janese[Banks] have started every single game since they?ve been here. Danielle isplaying very well in her senior year. And Ivana [Mijalcevic] has been a niceaddition in terms of being the team mom and making sure that there?s a positivevibe in the locker room,? Stone said. ?Each of them has a role, and I think ourentire team understands their roles.?Focusing on Anderson and Banks, these players havecontributed their share and gotten their names etched into the record bookshere at UW. With all of the hype surrounding Anderson, Banks? achievements havelost some of the limelight but are noteworthy nonetheless. Currently, she is 14points shy of becoming the 10th 1,500 points-scorer in UW women?s basketballhistory.?Janese has been a great leader, both on and off the court.She has done a ton of things in the community as well as what she?s done on thecourt,? Stone said. ?She surpassed and became one of our top 10 scorers inschool history.??Michigan and postseason awaitMichigan welcomes this hot Wisconsin team on Wednesday in arematch of a game the Badgers lost in overtime earlier this season in Madison.?We?re going to have to go in there with a very toughmentality, because we?ve got some work to do. They?re a very, very fine team,?Stone said. ?They?re 10-1 overall at home, and it?s an environment that we?vehad success in the past. We?re playing well right now, and hopefully we cankeep momentum going.?Also being tested on Wednesday will be Wisconsin perimeterdefense, as Michigan leads the Big Ten in 3-point field goals, both made andattempted.Looking past this week, the Badgers will enter the Big TenTournament in Indianapolis and hope for a bid into the NCAA tournament.?With two remaining games, a lot can happen with otherteams, but we have to win our games,? Stone said. ?We?ve got tremendousmomentum going into the Big Ten Tournament, and our kids are excited.? LOGAN JAFFE/Herald photolast_img read more

USC extends Hubbs with multi year deal

first_imgFollow Nick Burton on Twitter @NickMBurton USC baseball coach Dan Hubbs has received a multi year contract extension, the school announced on Tuesday.Hubbs was elevated from associate head coach and pitching coach just two days before the first game of the 2013 season after former head coach Frank Cruz was fired for an NCAA violation regarding practice hours.Welcome back · USC head baseball coach Dan Hubbs (left, facing forward) led the Trojans to a 10-20 conference record in 2013, which was good for a tie for eighth-place in the always-difficult Pac-12. – Daily Trojan file photo“I am excited for the opportunity to continue as the head baseball coach at USC. To coach at my alma mater is very special,” Hubbs said in a statement. “I look forward to building upon the rich tradition of USC baseball.”Hubbs pitched for USC from 1991-93, earning All-American honors in his senior season. He has consistently referred to coaching at USC as his “dream job.”The Trojans went just 20-36 last season, the 20 wins marking the lowest win total by any USC baseball team since 1957, when the Trojans went 18-4. A youthful squad showed promise, however, and the 2014 team will return six starters in the lineup and the entire starting rotation.“The culture of this program is changing,” Hubbs said at the end of last season. “Guys are working extra on their own now. The kids have bought into the work ethic. It’s 35 guys invested in winning. And with another year’s experience and comfort, we’re gonna see a difference.”Those comments echo what many of Hubbs’ players said last year, despite their struggles on the field. USC baseball is one of the most successful collegiate athletic programs of all time, but is mired in a decade-plus stretch of mediocrity.The Los Angeles Times reported in July that USC offered UCLA head coach John Savage more than $1 million per year to take over the program, but he chose to stay in Westwood. Savage is a former USC assistant who led the Bruins to their first national championship in June.Current Oregon and former Cal State Fullerton head coach George Horton was also rumored to be interested in the position, but USC chose to stick with Hubbs. Another coaching change would have given the program their fourth head coach in the last five seasons.last_img read more

Graduate transfer rule change shaking up college basketball 5 years after implementation

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When Andrew White sits down to watch a college basketball game on TV, he finds the announcers talking about him. Even though Syracuse wasn’t playing, their discussions centered on players like White.They explained the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule, which allows players who have received their undergraduate degree to transfer without sitting out a year. Some coaches and players like the rule. Others don’t. But many of them, such as the announcers, haven’t been in White’s shoes.“There are a lot of people who have an issue with it,” White said, “until they have an ability to get that player that they can add to their roster last minute. … I’m kind of Mr. Grad Transfer himself. Hey, I mean, that’s the rule. I followed the rule.”As coaches gain familiarity with the rule, more teams nationwide are plugging in players to immediately fill holes in between years. Five years after implementing the rule, five Atlantic Coast Conference teams this season — including Virginia, which kicked Auburn transfer Austin Nichols off the team before the year — have dipped into the graduate transfer market. After never previously taking a graduate transfer, SU head coach Jim Boeheim has added two this year in White and John Gillon.How the rule is viewed varies. For coaches in high-major conferences, it provides an avenue to restock. For coaches in mid-major conferences, their star players could get poached away if they graduate with a season of eligibility left. For players who normally would have to sit out a year for transferring, per the NCAA rule, it’s a way to play at a school with more exposure or competition.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s something that a lot of schools have tried to take advantage of,” Boeheim said. “Some have worked out, and some have been difficult.”Syracuse, for example, lost Malachi Richardson to the NBA after his freshman season and after the 2016 recruiting cycle was already complete. White stepped in to man the same small forward position the day before fall classes began and now leads the Orange in points. Had Richardson stayed, Boeheim said, SU probably wouldn’t have looked for graduate transfers.Boeheim was surprised by how long it took White and Gillon to acclimate to his offensive and defensive systems. He’s said it can be easier to work with freshmen because they haven’t yet developed counterproductive habits. Either way, the two graduate transfers are among SU’s most important players this season.Coaches of mid-major programs, though, occasionally get their players cherry-picked in the offseason. Gillon said he probably wouldn’t have transferred to SU if he had had to sit out a year. But the rule states that once he graduated from Colorado State, he could transfer with no strings attached.“I don’t see what’s the big issue for graduate transfers,” Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner said. “There’s nothing wrong with it.”One byproduct of this rule, Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings said, is that mid-major programs have grown hesitant to pay for players’ summer school since they may fear a player who graduates early and leaves. He understands why a program would stop funding summer school, but that limits the player academically. On the flip side, many of the players who transfer for graduate programs never complete their multi-year requirements since they’ll play only one season.The academic side has muddled as players spin an early graduation into a more desirable professional basketball launching pad.Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning, who coached at Tulsa from 2012-14, has seen both sides. He experienced the fear that Stallings mentioned. This season, Manning has taken on Austin Arians, a graduate transfer from Milwaukee.“If you’re just thinking in an idealistic world,” North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said, “it’s not a bad situation for that individual. But looking at the big picture, I think it’s a bad move.”That’s because of the way the mid-major programs could be affected. After what’s likely a four-year investment in a player, he can bail right as he peaks.Another way major programs gain from adding graduate transfers is they help a team fill out its roster (e.g. Syracuse after losing Richardson). It also doesn’t affect recruiting in future years. The commitment is for only one season, so a junior in high school doesn’t have to worry about his scholarship spot. And instead of filling out the roster with players from high school, more experienced players are more desirable, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said.That’s a contrast from Boeheim’s sentiment, illustrating how murky the situation can be and how much of one’s view is based on perspective. As chatter has increased, there’s a growing push for the NCAA to change the rule. But regardless of what people around the sport have said, both White and Gillon agree that having the chance to play one final season at a school of their choice benefitted their careers.“I don’t like the rule, but the rule is there, and if you can help your team, you try to help your team,” Boeheim said. “We certainly helped our team with Johnny and with Andrew so that’s what we’re looking to do.” Comments Published on February 6, 2017 at 11:48 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Ayittey Powers calls for a rematch with Banku

first_imgBoxer Ayitey Powers has hinted he is ready to face rival Braimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom  Banku in a rematch t after securing his first title in three years.  Ayitey Powers  secured his first win after seven defeats in a row after  he  knocked out Bennois opponent Anicet Amossou in the fourth round of their  10-round international light- heavyweight bout  and tells   JOY Sports he is willing to stage a comeback  but only  after  these conditions are fulfilled .”Will  definitely  face off with Bukom Banku again, but the thing is i have  two more fights before I agree I tackle Banku, I want to be in great shape before fighting him again, but the thing is we want good promoter who can promote fights we don’t want  a local promoter who will cheat us” he saidAccording to the new International light Heavy weight title holder his insistence on a good promoter stems from the fact that he received a rather meagre sum of money after their much publicised  May 16  bout with Bukom Banku at the Accra Stadium organised by Box Offices Promotions.”If I told you how much I got from that fight you will cry for me, the promoter earned 4million Ghana cedis and only gave us 20,000 Ghana cedis  each and after my expenses I was left with 5,300 Ghana cedis, which is  very bad .I should have left for Australia but still around clearing bout so I can’t fight for a selfish promoter to take all the booty “Ayitey addedAyitey Powers lost in a unanimous decision to Bukom Banku in a non title local grudge bout that attracted almost 20,000 fans at the Accra Stadium on May 16 last year.last_img read more