St. Mary’s Pee Wee Results Week 3

first_imgBoysThe Lakers defeated the Hornets 26-19. David Kobryn scored 10 points and Christian Szyskowski and Agostino Petrillo each added 8 points for the Lakers. Chance Fischer had 17 points and Raiden Doherty 2 points for the Hornets.The Pirates defeated the Rams 32-14. Anthony Novello scored 16 points, TJ Santos 7 points, Logan Servodio 4 points, Kendrich Tibay 3 points and Angelo Squiteri 2 points for the Pirates. Joseph Olmo had 9 points, Justin Sgotto 4 points and Anthony Gonzalez 1 point for the Rams.The Blue Devils defeated the Knicks 24-14. Savun Raparelli scored 10 points, Nolan Raparelli 6 points, Ian Geisler and Christian Russel each 4 points for the Blue Devils. Brooklyn Kalafat had 6 points for the Knicks and Ryan O’Connor and Tony Olacio each 4 points for the Knicks. GirlsThe Blue Devils defeated the Pirates 22-14. Julia Hester had 12 points and Shelia O’Neill 10 points for the Blue Devils. Grace Iszczyk scored 8 points and Madison Beebe, Megan Beebe and Julia Potls each added 2 points for the Pirates.The Rams defeated the Lakers 21-13. Kayla Santopietro had 8 points, Payton Maguire 7 points and Samara Porch 6 points for the Rams. Sophia Rivera scored 8 points, Ella Janeczko and Alexis Kamrowski each 2 points and Avery Chrzanowski 1 point for the Lakers.last_img read more

Omnicare and Ivax pay Vermont nearly $50,000 to settle allegations of fraud

first_imgAttorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Vermont received $47,000 in restitution as part of an agreement with Omnicare, Inc. and IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to settle allegations that the companies engaged in unlawful kickback schemes that defrauded federal and state healthcare programs. Omnicare is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Kentucky that specializes in providing pharmacy services to long term care facilities. IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Florida corporation that manufactures generic drugs. Vermont joined with other states and the federal government to reach a total of $112 million in civil damages to compensate Medicaid and Medicare programs for harm suffered as a result of the companies’ conduct. Vermont Medicaid received its proportioned share of the settlement last week.The government entities alleged that Omnicare and the other entities engaged in several unlawful kickback schemes that included the following: Omnicare solicited and received $8 million in payments in exchange for the company’s agreement to purchase $50 million in generic drugs from IVAX Pharmaceuticals and to drive utilization for the generic drugs for their nursing home patients. Omnicare paid $50 million to certain nursing home chains in exchange for 15-year contracts with each company to refer nursing home patients to Omnicare for the patients’ drug purchases. Omnicare provided pharmacy consultants to long term care facilities throughout the country at below market rates in exchange for the facilities’ agreement to use the company’s pharmacy services exclusively for their patients. Omnicare solicited and received kickback payments in exchange for the company’s agreement to convince physicians to prescribe the antipsychotic drug Risperdal as an initial drug or in place of competitors’ antipsychotic drugs.As one of the conditions of the settlement, Omnicare and IVAX also entered into Corporate Integrity Agreements with the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS-OIG”), which will closely monitor the companies’ practices going forward.  Source: VTAG. 5.7.2010last_img read more

Two New Epics

first_imgThe International Mountain Bike Association recently released the newest additions to its coveted list of 52 epic trails worldwide: the 22-mile Double Oak Trail near Birmingham, Ala., and the 40-mile MoCo Loop in Maryland.last_img

3 things to avoid when confronting an employee

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details If a member of your team is falling down on the job, approaching them with your concerns can be challenging. Despite your hesitations, it’s important that as their leader, you step up and confront them directly. Below are three things to avoid when addressing an employee to help make that awkward encounter just a bit easier.Making it about youThe key to a successful encounter with the employee is to view the situation from their perspective. Remember that a sit-down with their superior is understandably a nerve-wracking experience for them. Helping them to feel at ease will allow them to feel more comfortable opening up to you which will make the experience more productive.Being meanNo matter how serious the confrontation may be, how many concerns you have, or how frustrated you are, take time before the discussion begins to collect yourself. Do not go into the encounter with a temper or with strong emotion. Being a leader means that even if tough situations arise, it’s up to you to remain professional and encouraging.Being secretiveMake sure that all parties involved are fully aware of the reason for the encounter and what will be specifically discussed. That leaves no room for unrealistic expectations and also gives everyone involved the opportunity to be fully prepared.last_img read more

No rate change expected as FOMC begins 1st 2020 policy meeting

first_img continue reading » The Federal Reserve The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) begins its first two-day, monetary policy-setting meeting of the year today, which is not expected to end with a rate change.The committee last lowered the federal funds target rate to the current range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent at the end of its October meeting, the third rate cut of 2019.“Chairman Powell’s press conference will be eyed for indications in how the committee perceives various downside risks, particularly the coronavirus and its potential to impact the global economy in 2020,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President Curt Long. “But the risks are not yet so clear that they would warrant a rate cut.”Following its December meeting, the committee left economic projections mostly unchanged, indicating that it anticipates rates to slowly rise in 2021 and 2022. Of note, more than half of the committee members projected that the federal funds rate will remain unchanged throughout 2020.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

O’Neill backs forwards to win games

first_img O’Neill said: “International football is a wee bit like that these days, teams not running away with matches much. “It would be nice to be hard to beat because you feel you would have enough ability to create something. “[Aiden] McGeady in the final third has terrific feet and is a genuine danger. His own attacking instinct, he wants to think he can dribble himself out of any position on the park.” Poland represented a significant step up in class after Latvia, but Ireland took the game to them in the early stages and might even have gone ahead when defender Stephen Kelly saw a 21st-minute header loop up off the ground and over the bar. But the Poles stepped up a gear as the game wore on and exerted sustained pressure, although keeper David Forde did not have a save of note to make. O’Neill said: “That’s true, and I should look at that as a positive. The level of opposition was not in question. Poland are a wee bit unlucky not to be involved in play-off games. “It was tough and was always going to be. I made seven or eight changes, getting players into the fold and feeling they are part of it.” The manager, his assistant Roy Keane and their players flew back to Dublin in optimistic mood after a more than satisfactory first get-together, although they will not reconvene until March next year ahead of a home friendly against Serbia. Press Association That is something to which O’Neill, who has spent the past 23 years working day-to-day in club management, will have to get used in between international breaks. He said: “We will get back in the early hours and we are going to a hotel, and I won’t see them for some time. “I’ll have withdrawal symptoms – I’m not so sure it will be the same for the players. “I might be on the phone to them, but I’m not sure they are looking forward to that.” Martin O’Neill is confident Ireland have the firepower to win games if they continue to be hard to beat. The 61-year-old saw his team fight its way to a 0-0 friendly draw in Poland four days after launching his reign with an impressive 3-0 victory over Latvia. Where flowing football was the order of the day against the Latvians, Ireland had to show their once traditional grit at the INEA Stadium in Poznan to keep Robert Lewandowski and his team-mates at bay, and that was a source of contentment for their manager. last_img read more

Week in Sports: Dungey hurt again, no minutes limit for Coleman, field hockey loses and more

first_img Published on November 8, 2015 at 8:38 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Field hockey loses second consecutive ACC ChampionshipMultiple chances, and a perfect season, slipped by Syracuse on Sunday. Here’s how.Blum: Dungey should not have been in the game when he was injured in 4th quarterIt’s not the first time Eric Dungey went to the locker room with an injury, but it’s the first time SU trailed by 31 points with just a few minutes left. Read why Dungey shouldn’t have been in the game.Jim Boeheim doesn’t expect to have Dajuan Coleman on a minutes limit“Jim Boeheim isn’t going to treat Dajuan Coleman’s left knee like a prized pitcher’s elbow, even if a lot of Syracuse’s potential hinges on Coleman’s health.” More on Boeheim’s approach here.Men’s soccer moves to ACC semifinalIn penalty kicks, Syracuse beat North Carolina to advance. Read about the wins and the team’s next game.Men’s basketball is (almost) backWith a strong showing in the team’s last exhibition game, Syracuse looks ahead to Friday for its official start of the 2015-16 season. Malachi Richardson continued his strong preseason in the blowout win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRead all The Daily Orange’s coverage of men’s basketball here. Commentslast_img read more

Nick Young enjoys resurgence under Lakers coach Luke Walton

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersYoung has rewarded the Lakers for keeping him by averaging 13.8 points and shooting a career-high 41.3 percent from 3-point range. A delayed flight kept Young from basking further in his latest achievement during media availability on Friday, but it’s clear he feels somewhat vindicated. Earlier this week, he largely credited the support of Lakers coach Luke Walton for his being asked to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend for the first time in his 10th NBA season.“With having a coach behind me, I don’t have to look over my shoulder or worry about coming out. That plays a major part,” said the 31-year-old Young, who grew up a Lakers fan and attended championship parades while starring at Cleveland High of Reseda and USC. “It messes up with your whole cycle when you have a coach who harps on everything you do and talks so down on you. It was tough.”Walton has resisted taking credit for Young’s resurgence.“Nick’s a really good guy; he really is. So whenever you see someone like that who has put in the time and really took advantage of his second, third chance or maybe his last chance and see him having the success he’s having …” Walton said, trailing off. “As far as being a coach, that is not what is most important. But the big part of the rewards is watching the players have success and enjoy that success.”Nonetheless, Young and his teammates offered real and imagined explanations for his comeback season. NEW ORLEANS >> In his own unique way, Lakers veteran Nick Young reflected on his resurgent season while blending in some commentary on the turmoil of the past few years.When the NBA hosts its 3-point shooting contest as part of All-Star Weekend on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, Young will become the third Lakers player to participate in the event after Byron Scott (1987, 1988) and Michael Cooper (1987). Young didn’t miss an opportunity to take a jab at the former Lakers coach, who he frequently clashed with over playing time and public criticisms.“I might pick Cooper’s brain,” Young said of his contest preparation. “But I don’t know if Byron would tell me the right thing to do.”The reason for Young’s dig is obvious. He averaged 10.4 points per game on 35 percent shooting over the previous two seasons, much of which he spent in Scott’s doghouse. Even after Scott was fired in April, many believed the Lakers would trade or waive Young before the 2016-17 season. Young used the speculation as “a lot of motivation” to train extensively during the summer hoping he could reshape his future. After praising Young for making what he called “tough shots,” second-year Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell echoed Young’s belief that he has benefited from Walton’s offensive system that puts more emphasis on passing, floor spacing and 3-point shooting. Walton added Young “has done a good job of accepting that challenge” to become a complete player by studying film, something that does not fit Young’s “Swaggy P” persona.“They are focusing on my 3-pointers so much, so I have to figure out how to get shots off. That’s been a major key,” Young said of his film study. “You have a coach that tells me he’s going to put me on tough defensive assignments. So I have to go out there and try to prove that he’s not wrong.”Young, who is bringing his parents to New Orleans, hasn’t abandoned the goofy side of his personality, though.He joked he “almost had a divorce” with the rim over his previous shooting slumps before teammate Jordan Clarkson apparently mediated.“We had them sit down in the room and talk it out,” Clarkson said. “Nick and the rim were going through a tough time, so he and the rim came to me. I told the rim to open up.”Young jokingly called Clarkson “a rim counselor” for his therapeutic help. If Young wins the 3-point contest, he might thank Clarkson for another reason.So Young could sharpen his rhythm, timing and shooting accuracy before the 3-point contest, Clarkson moved a rack of basketballs around the court during a practice last week in New York. To become what Young considered “the best rack mover,” Clarkson joked he worked in extra push-ups with the Lakers’ training staff to prepare for his recent assignment.“I got my money on Nick with all the time he put in,” Clarkson said. “He worked hard on it.”Because of that preparation, Young said he feels “confident” he will win the 3-point contest against a field that includes Golden State’s Klay Thompson, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Portland’s C.J. McCollum, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, Houston’s Eric Gordon and Dallas’ Wes Matthews.“If you were a betting man and the odds were 8-to-1 on me,” Young said, “you should bet on me.”Young is less certain about his future.The Lakers tried trading Young the past two seasons because of his ineffective play. He’s nearing the end of his contract – he has one year remaining on it if he does not opt out – so the trade speculation has resumed. Leading into Thursday’s deadline, the Lakers could look to deal the veteran, who represents one of the few assets they might be willing to part with during a rebuilding season.“It’s better when you know you’re wanted,” Young said. “I’ll be all right. We’ll see what happens. I’ve been hearing this forever. It’s either stay home or hopefully go to somebody that’s making a push to the playoffs.”For now, Young is going to push to leave his mark on All-Star Weekend.“The main thing is not to get distracted by the lights,” Young said. “It is All-Star Weekend and a lot of people there. But it’s everyday in the park.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mirsad Abdaković from Cazin participant of 164 km long ultra-marathon

first_imgMirsad Abdaković is the proof that human body and will know no boundaries. He is going to participate at the ultra-marathon which will be held in Istria.Ultra-Marathon is 164 kilometres long and 121 people will participate from all over Europe and Mirsad is the only one who’ll present BiH and promote it with his participation.The race will start on Friday, 12 April at 9 p.m. in Umag.Mirsad Abdaković said that for him it is the most important that he finishes the race in the appropriate limit and acquire 4 qualification points which are needed for Ultra Trail Mont Blanc which will be held in 2014 or 2015.last_img

Fast-finishing Tree denies Dick in Welsh playoff

first_img England international Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) fired a closing round eight-under-par 64 in the weather-hit Welsh Open Amateur at Conwy then needed a playoff to deny Jamie Dick (Forest Hills, Gloucestershire) the title. Both players tied on 202, 14 under par, for the 54 holes played after the first round had been abandoned because of heavy rain. However, the Conwy greens staff are to be congratulated for making the course playable despite the weather. “It was a tough week, but they kept the course playable,” said 19-year-old Tree. “It was the same for everyone and it was just a question of keeping under the umbrella as much as possible. “They managed to keep the course dry, but it was soft for a links course which I didn’t mind. You could pitch it at the flag much more and play it like a parkland course. “In the last round I played well and kept making the putts. I wasn’t nervous going into the playoff because it was just a question of carrying on doing what I was doing well – you cannot control the outcome of a playoff so I just tried to control my own game. “It was a good win for me to start the summer off. I put the event in my schedule as a links course to prepare for the St Andrew’s Links and British Amateur.” Tree (image courtesy Golf Union Wales) began the final round five strokes behind Dick, who returned 64 in round two, but the Sussex teenager covered the front nine in 31 shots to close the gap to three. But for his only bogey on the par-four 16th, Tree would have come home in less than 33, his 64 containing nine birdies. Dick recorded five birdies in his 69 and two bogeys, one coming at the last in an inward 36. They halved the first playoff hole but a par at the second was good enough to see Tree to the title. Two more England internationals, Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent) was equal third on 207, and Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire) fifth on 209. 29 May 2014 Fast-finishing Tree denies Dick in Welsh playoff last_img read more