Vermont Law School continues FEMA assistance for residents

first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School’s Land Use Clinic and South Royalton Legal Clinic are continuing to help residents to fill out FEMA applications for Tropical Storm Irene-related damage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday in the VLS Library. The South Royalton Legal Clinic also will provide civil legal assistance. For more information, call 802.831.1028. Residents should bring their Social Security number, address, contact telephone number, insurance information, total household income, bank routing and account information (if they want FEMA funds directly deposited into their bank account) and a description of losses caused by the disaster. If residents need additional legal advice, VLS volunteers will put them in contact with someone who can assist them. VLS faculty and student-clinicians are available to talk to the media about their relief efforts. VLS 9.6.2011last_img read more

AIBA says boxers ‘in limbo’ as IOC inquiry continues

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Amateur boxing’s governing body AIBA says that uncertainty over the sport’s participation in next year’s Olympic Games is a disaster for boxers who have been left in limbo.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched an inquiry into the finances and governance of AIBA, which has been in turmoil for years, and warned that it could miss out on Tokyo next year.The IOC said yesterday that it was aiming to present the report to its executive board in May but AIBA said it had expected the investigation to be completed by now and that it was time to wrap up the inquiry and move forward.“We have done everything in our power to work with the IOC, providing them with numerous reports and documentation,” said AIBA executive director Tom Virgets in a statement, adding that there was “no more information left to give”.“This further delay has a direct impact on our athletes, it is a complete disaster for boxers around the world who are being left in limbo without any support or access funding,” he added.Virgets said the well-being of boxers should come first.“Our boxers are waiting, our officials are waiting and our fans are waiting.”AIBA said in February that it had addressed IOC concerns over judging at bouts by reverting to five judges instead of three with the panels drawn randomly by computer. It also gave boxers the right to protest against decisions.On the financial front, Virgets said AIBA had reduced its debt from $18 million last year to $15.6 million this year, and that it would be wiped out within four years if boxing was included in the Games.AIBA president Gafur Rahimov, elected in November despite being on the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions list “for providing material support” to a criminal organisation, said on Friday he would step aside.Rahimov has strongly denied the allegations against him and reaffirmed in announcing his decision that they were “fabricated and politically motivated”.The IOC would not give any details about the inquiry yesterday, spokesman Christian Klaue saying only that it wanted the final report to be presented to the Executive Board at its next meeting on May 22.AIBA said the uncertainty meant boxers did not know when, where or how they could qualify for the Olympic Games.It added that it had provided four reports to the IOC over the last year and said it was “gravely concerned” by the indifference shown towards the process and preparation of athletes.The IOC could not immediately be reached for comment on AIBA’s statement.last_img read more

Rice’s 3-goal, 3-assist performance paces Syracuse’s offense in rout of Canisius

first_imgKevin Rice ensured Canisius never had a chance to climb back into the game.Rice finished with a career-high three goals and tied a season-high with three assists, propelling No. 9 Syracuse (6-2, 2-1 Big East) to a 17-5 win over outmatched Canisius (1-7, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic). The game was lopsided from the get-go, and Rice was the catalyst in Syracuse’s dominant performance. He found Derek Maltz twice and Derek DeJoe once, aiding the Orange to its 200th all-time win in the Carrier Dome.Syracuse blazed out to an early 3-1 lead and punished the Golden Griffins early and often. Two unassisted goals by Scott Loy and one by JoJo Marasco set the tone early on. There was no way Canisius could stage the upset.“Obviously we did a good job of that today,” Rice said.Rice got involved in the action with 2:42 left in the first quarter. He toyed with freshman defender Rich Stapleton, waiting for the perfect moment to make his move. Suddenly, Rice twisted his body toward the goal, swiveled outward and then burst back toward the net, finishing past a helpless Alex Govenettio in goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRice tacked on two more goals in the second frame, the latter giving Syracuse an 11-1 advantage with 1:40 to go in the half.  All three goals featured lightning-quick spin moves and were near the crease.“We wanted to be aggressive early, especially in one-on-one situations, and force some slides,” Rice said. “I think we started to do that and that opened up cutters.”Three goals marked a career-high for Rice, his previous best coming in two-goal outings against Providence and Villanova. Rice has scored seven goals in Syracuse’s last three games, emerging as one of the team’s most reliable scoring threats.Last season he only played in six games and netted just one goal. This year, though, the Skaneateles, N.Y., native is a premier playmaker for one of the most explosive offenses in the country. He now has 23 points on the season, placing him second on the Orange, just three behind Marasco.Maltz said Rice worked diligently in the offseason to get to where he is now. He saw Rice’s talent right away last season and knew he had a chance to dominate opponents.“He went to work over the summer basically, and I knew he was going to come back and make an impact right away,” Maltz said. “It was only a matter of time until he did that.”He didn’t just get involved in the scoring. He also served as a distributor Friday night, tallying three assists and making it look easy in the process.The sophomore attack Rice set up Maltz twice on the day, the first connection between the pair coming at the 11:43 mark in the second quarter.On the previous possession, Canisius’ Joe Rautenstrauch attacked Syracuse goalie Dominic Lamolinara one-on-one. Rautenstrauch thought he scored, but the goal was waved off because he stepped in the crease.Maltz’ goal came on a similar play. Rice dangled with the ball behind the net and found Maltz, who stood just outside the crease when he plopped a shot past the goalie. Canisius’ miscues continued to damage its chances, while Rice continued to carry the streaking Orange as SU maximized its opportunities.Rice and Maltz teamed up once more early in the second half, extending Syracuse’s lead to 14-1. Canisius wasn’t stopping Syracuse’s attack Friday night. Not the way Rice was passing the ball.“If Kevin can just keep beating his guy that’s just going to give Derek more rolls and it’s just going to keep our offense going,” SU midfielder Chris Daddio said.In a game where Syracuse’s offense came from a plethora of sources, Rice was the most consistent. He dodged smoothly, facilitated for his teammates and converted around the crease, carrying the Orange to the win.Said Maltz: “When we have a guy like that who can see the field very well and dish the ball out to cutters and whoever’s open, that really helps.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories CLOCKWORK ORANGE: Syracuse makes quick work of Canisius, 17-5 with 2nd-quarter offensive explosioncenter_img Published on March 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

There is a Group of Fans, Zeljo is loved even in Argentina!

first_imgArgentinian Marcello Torre is great fan of Boca Juniors. A while ago, he met a girl from Sarajevo on the Internet thanks to their mutual friend Cristiano Luis.Since every relationship in its beginning is filled with euphoria and “being crazy about another person,” Marcelo decided to visit the capital city of B&H.The fact that his crush was great fan of FC Zeljeznicar, after a short time, caused that the team from Grbavica comes close to the heart of Marcel. Torre visited Dolina cupova several times, and when he returned to his hometown Mar del Plata he brought seven jerseys of Zeljo.Current fan group Maniacs Mar del Plata count eight members, but according to the interest of their friends, that number could be increased very soon. Although they are divided into fans of two great rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate, the love for Zeljeznicar is what unites them.As they emphasized, they are often organizing gatherings where they watch the matches of the Blue together. Moreover, they play recreational football in the jerseys that were present by the biggest Maniac among them. Moreover, Marcelo Torre visited the city on the Miljacka several times and experienced the atmosphere of Grbavica. Fans of Zeljeznicar from Argentina are hoping that a multiple champion of B&H will get closer to the top of the table in the following period. Their big wish is to watch the football match in Dolina cupova together and cheer for the Blue team.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_img:09—Woody High basketball program is BACK. Woody High upsets state ranked Gateway Gators in overtime. Happy New Year’s Gators!:08—Speaking of high school basketball, and I just was. (I can see you people are going to be difficult this year !) Pay attention. I told you last year about Imani Christian Academy. They just beat Greensburg Central Catholic by 20 points. If you read it here…“TAKE IT TO THE BANK!”:07—Ya’ll know Ed Steve up at Dave Smith’s car dealership in Penn Hills right? Well he says Tim Tebow is not being treated Black enough. Other quarterbacks that ran and couldn’t throw like Cordell Stewart were not given their “props” but now the nation wants to “ prop—up” Tebow. You know what Ed, you’re right and you know what I say. “Right on Brother”…free Huey Newton ( not related to Cam Newton)…Bring the Boys home and for God’s sake we got to give more power to the people!!!! (Chi-Lites 1972 for you youngsters). Hey Ed, you’re now in the locker room.:06—Early predictions, Steelers un-wrap “Tee-Bow” and the Broncos in a late Christmas Celebration 24 – 9 – NO TOUCH DOWNS FOR DENVER.:05—HEY anybody seen Sydney Crosby?…Sydney who?:04—Yes boys and girls Cam Newton will be the NFL rookie of the year. Now go back and Read your 2011 August Pittsburgh Courier and see didn’t I tell you that? C’mon Man!!:03—Just so you know, well those of you that never played any sport but ESPN 2, BIG BEN’S ankle ain’t broke and Kobe’s wrist ain’t broke and the reason you know that they’re grandstanding is because their playing. But don’t get me wrong, we all did our grandstanding back in the day (right B.B Hendry…C’mon man just a little New Year’s humor). If it’s broke, you ain’t playing period, end of story. Unless of course you’re Larry Wilson, the the former d- back for the old school St. Louis Cardinals who played with two broken arms for half a season or Ronnie Lott of the 49ers who cut off his finger so he could play in a Super Bowl…Other than that no! (C’mon Neal make up your mind MMMMAAANNN!!!):02—I did a survey and it’s now official. Paula Patton is the finest woman on the planet and I should know. I went to see Mission Impossible three times to be sure. (Oh shut-up I did it for you people so you know the movie is worth seeing!!!!):01—Get ready to get ready. The best first Friday of all time is coming and it’s Fri., Jan. 6, at at The Club Monroeville from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. starring the legendary Flow Band…“That’s Reggae Music Mun” — $10 Donation will Benefit The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Basketball Classic in April—TO IMPRESS * CASH BAR * CASH KITCHEN* FREE PARKING* BIG 50/50 and the fabulous Diamond Models will be there—“We’re gonna Par-Tay all nite long yea- mun!!! For information on the PAR-TAY call Byron “Julie” Morant at 412-628- 4856.GAME OVER :10—Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers Mr. Everything. 1,000 yards receiving…1,000 yards returning… First time in NFL history “HE’S A BBBAAADDD MAN!!!’last_img read more