first_imgJCF to get Vehicles to Transport Prisoners UncategorizedMay 15, 2006 RelatedJCF to get Vehicles to Transport Prisoners Advertisements RelatedJCF to get Vehicles to Transport Prisonerscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of National Security today (May 15), signed a contract for the acquisition of five specialised vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to be used in transporting detained prisoners from penal institutions and lock-ups to courthouses.The $18 million contract was signed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Gilbert Scott and General Manager of GM Challenger Transport Ltd., Nigel Pagan, at the Ministry’s Oxford Road office in Kingston.According to the Permanent Secretary, the acquisition of the vehicles would supplement the current capacity of the JCF and enhance the security of prisoners being transported and the officers who transport them.“The vehicles are specifically designed with security provisions to ensure the containment of prisoners being transported and will ensure the safety of officers who are carrying them,” he said.Mr. Pagan pointed out that the vehicles would be manufactured by General Motors, which will configure the interiors to suit the needs of the Government. He further noted that the delivery date for the vehicles was set for August this year.The contract to secure the vehicles was approved by Cabinet on April 10. Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing last month, Information and Development Minister, Senator Colin Campbell, pointed out that the acquisition of the vehicles, “will ease the severe shortage of adequate vehicles to transport prisoners”.“The lack of these vehicles is severely restricting the movement of detainees to and from courts and is contributing to the backlog of court cases,” the Information Minister noted at the time. RelatedJCF to get Vehicles to Transport Prisonerslast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Omar Davies has said while expenditure on the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 would not be recouped immediately, Jamaicans should be proud of the assets that would remain after hosting the event.These include the newly upgraded state-of-the-art Sabina Park and the brand new Trelawny multipurpose stadium.“A year ago in Parliament I unambiguously stated that I did not expect to make this [expenditure back] but we had made a commitment and therefore went ahead with the investment. So, I am not sure why the surprise, but I am not surprised at what has happened,” he told journalists at a recent press conference at his offices in National Heroes Circle.He said the current task at hand was how to maintain the assets as well as maximize their usage. “They are assets that you can subsequently earn from,” he added.The Finance Minister acknowledged that there would be the usual challenge of maintaining such assets, and stressed that he would be taking a personal interest regarding this issue.“My frank assessment is that what you are dealing with is a major plant and if you assume that your maintenance cost will be perhaps 10 per cent of your initial capital cost, the 10 per cent you are dealing with is a major commitment,” he said.“It is just like the National Stadium, built in 1962. A lot of persons felt that it was splurging, but now I think of how often you . use the stadium. The fact is that you could not have Boys and Girls Championships now, if you did not have the National Stadium,” the Minister emphasized.The region reportedly spent in excess of US$200 million to either build brand new stadia or renovate existing venues to stage the 49-day spectacle, which is still in progress. Advertisements RelatedExpenditure on CWC will not be Recouped Immediately – Finance Minister RelatedExpenditure on CWC will not be Recouped Immediately – Finance Ministercenter_img Expenditure on CWC will not be Recouped Immediately – Finance Minister UncategorizedApril 19, 2007 RelatedExpenditure on CWC will not be Recouped Immediately – Finance Ministerlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedSchool Garden Programme Well Underway in Manchester School Garden Programme Well Underway in Manchester UncategorizedDecember 6, 2008 Advertisements RelatedSchool Garden Programme Well Underway in Manchestercenter_img RelatedSchool Garden Programme Well Underway in Manchester FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National School Garden Programme, which was re-launched by the Ministry of Agriculture on October 10, is well underway in Manchester.The $108 million project, which is being administered by the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, is seeking to establish some 1,000 school gardens across the island by 2011. It is part of Government’s efforts to encourage Jamaicans to plant more of what they eat to ensure national food security.School Garden Representative for Manchester, Dean Collins, told JIS News that 23 schools were selected by the Parish Development Officer to be registered under phase one of the programme, but other institutions have expressed an interest in coming on board.He said that because of the heightened interest in the project, he has visited 28 schools to date to look at projects and there are a number of other schools waiting to be assessed.The Jamaica 4-H Clubs, he said, is heartened by the overwhelming response and will try to accommodate as many schools as possible.Giving an update on the project to date, Mr. Collins informed that Cross Keys High, Frankfield Primary & Infant, and DeCarteret College have each received 40 layer birds, while 1,130 broiler birds were distributed to Cross Keys High, Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, Grove Town Primary and Frankfield Primary & Infant.The eggs collected from the layer birds are being utilised in the schools’ breakfast programmes and sold to members of staff, while the meat from the broiler birds being used in the School Feeding Programme, and sold to members of staff as well.Institutions that wish to be part of the National School Garden Programme, are required to submit a proposal form, after which an assessment will be carried out to ascertain the level of assistance needed. The assessment process will determine, among other things, the tools that are needed and examine the land area that will be used for the farming project.Following the needs assessment, the school will be given tools, seeds, pesticides, fencing wire, et cetera.The project will be monitored by the school garden representative for the parish, the 4-H Clubs leader, the principal, and the environmental club leader at the primary level and the agricultural science teacher, at the secondary institutions.A combination of Government and non government organizations including Food for the Poor, have been providing assistance to the School Garden Programme.last_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand ready to host APEC virtually Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting.“We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While this isn’t an in-person meeting, it will be one of the most important international events New Zealand will host in decades,” Jacinda Ardern said.“I am excited to have received the mantle of APEC leadership from Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin.“As Chair, New Zealand will build on Malaysia’s work and ensure APEC is focused on making a difference for all our people. This will include continuing APEC’s critical work in leading a collaborative regional response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.“Working together, we will show the value of APEC to New Zealand and the broader region in driving the economic recovery and enabling sustainable and inclusive economic growth.“Most significantly, APEC Leaders launched a new Vision which will provide APEC’s guiding mandate for the coming decades,” Jacinda Ardern said. The Vision will succeed APEC’s 1994 Bogor Goals which set an ambitious objective of free and open trade in the Asia-Pacific by 2020.“The new Vision commits us to working together across the region to achieve prosperity for all our people by 2040, in a way that is sustainable, innovative, and inclusive”, Jacinda Ardern said.“New Zealand will have the privilege of leading the development of an action agenda during our host year to achieve this Vision. This will shape APEC’s work for decades to come.“Delivering an innovative and well-run virtual APEC will demonstrate New Zealand’s digital and creative capabilities, along with our commitment to continued and effective diplomacy. In a COVID-19 world – It is more important now than ever.“This is not just one single meeting. It takes on a full year of work and is an opportunity for New Zealand to lead on the world stage and to play a role in shaping the future for the Asia Pacific region.“We look forward to providing all APEC delegates with a warm, virtual welcome from Aotearoa New Zealand very soon,” Jacinda Ardern said.EndsNotes to editors:APEC was established in 1989, and in 1994 adopted the Bogor Goals – a vision of free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific by 2020. APEC’s 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration. The new Vision aspires to “an open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community by 2040, for the prosperity of all our people and future generations” based on three drivers of growth: Trade and Investment; Innovation and Digitalisation; and Strong, Balanced, Secure, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.APEC brings together Leaders, Ministers and officials from around the Asia-Pacific region for a series of meetings and events between December and November each year.The first APEC meeting hosted by New Zealand will be the Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) between 9 and 11 December 2020, followed by a first formal gathering of officials in February 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ardern, Asia, community, covid-19, digital, Diplomacy, future, future generation, Government, innovation, Investment, Malaysia, Minister, New Zealand, pacific, Prime Minister, sustainablelast_img read more

first_imgNew Screenwest production kicks off Lotterywest Films for Perth Festival The McGowan Government, through Lotterywest, supports Perth Festival with grants totalling $7.3 million Festival season opens with Screenwest-funded production of The FurnaceGrant funding to support core program costs and COVID-19 safety measuresFestival season supports jobs and helps boost the local economy  Premier Mark McGowan will officially present the Perth Festival with a Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grant of $6.3 million and will announce an additional $1 million in support, at the opening night of the festival’s Lotterywest Films season.The Lotterywest grant will go towards core program costs of the 2021 Perth Festival to celebrate our place by connecting programs and audiences through the Bilya (river) theme.The opening will be celebrated with the Australian premiere of the Screenwest-funded production, The Furnace which features screen legend David Wenham. It will run for one week as part of Lotterywest Films at UWA Somerville, before its national release on December 10, 2020.This support mirrors the $6.3 million Lotterywest grant provided to Screenwest, plus an additional $1 million, which will support growth and success of the WA screen industry.Highway to Hell, Perth Festival’s closing event in 2020, was named a winner at the 2020 Australian Event Awards, with the upcoming festival a chance for art and film to again inspire unity. The full Perth Festival 2021 program runs from February 5-28, 2021.The State Government, through Lotterywest, has been the principal source of funding for Perth Festival since 1991, and has supported the event with grants totalling more than $137 million.Over the past 25 years, Lotterywest grants to Screenwest have totalled $125 million to support a range of local productions including The Furnace.As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:“The artistic influence of Perth Festival and Screenwest productions will play an important role in reinvigorating local arts and events sectors through investments and flow on benefits to people who work in the industry.“This Lotterywest support also expands Perth Festival’s Connect program – an initiative that invests in Western Australian artists and art organisations, with opportunities to engage in the program and work alongside artists to boost jobs and employment opportunities.“Together we turned Canning Highway into the world’s longest stage for the Highway to Hell closing event this year, and I can’t wait to see how Perth Festival will once again unite the WA community in 2021.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Canning, community, covid-19, Economy, employment, festival, Government, industry, Premier, premiere, production, UWA, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

first_imgNew partnership pledges clear and consistent evidence-based guidance on medicines for pregnant and breastfeeding women A major new initiative to ensure pregnant and breastfeeding women can make informed decisions about their healthcare was announced today by health minister, Nadine Dorries.The Safer Medicines in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Consortium brings together 16 leading organisations under a common pledge to meet the information needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women and healthcare professionals, through accessible, clear and consistent advice.The partnership spans the NHS, regulators, and leading third sector and charitable organisations. Together, this group will develop a long-term programme of work to improve information provision on medicines for women who are thinking about becoming pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.In the UK, hundreds of thousands of babies are born each year, and more than 50% of expectant mums will need to take a medicine of some description when pregnant. However, more needs to be known about the effects of taking medicines in pregnancy.Work on this is already underway. A report published by the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) Expert Working Group on Optimising Data on Medicines used During Pregnancy has today provided recommendations on ways in which data on medicines used in pregnancy and breastfeeding can be better collected and made available for analysis. This will enable more robust evidence to be generated through research and will be important in helping to develop clear and consistent advice about medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding – the main aim of the Consortium.Recommendations of the report include the better capture and linking of existing data, exploring new ways to collect relevant information on exposure to medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and improving access to and quality of data to further enable research. The Consortium welcomes the recommendations of the report.To support the aims of the Consortium, the MHRA has developed a webpage to assist users in finding information and projects related to medicines use in pregnancy and breastfeeding. This webpage includes links to Consortium members’ websites, which also contain important information.Healthcare professionals are asked to report important inconsistencies in UK advice on use on individual or classes of medicines in pregnancy or breastfeeding to the Consortium.Anyone can report suspected side effects with medicines or adverse events with medical devices, including those experienced by the mother or baby during pregnancy or breast feeding, to the Yellow Card scheme.Nadine Dorries, Minister of State for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, said:“It is vitally important women are empowered to make informed decisions about their healthcare during pregnancy and this means accessing timely information and answers about any medicines they consider taking while pregnant or breastfeeding.“I am delighted so many of the health system’s main information providers are working closely together to address this and I look forward to seeing positive results from this new collaboration.”Dr June Raine, MHRA Chief Executive and Chair of the Consortium, said:“We know that in many cases the information on taking medicines when pregnant or breastfeeding can be improved. I would encourage healthcare professionals to report any important inconsistencies you find on our webpage.“There is vital work to be done, as started by the EWG report published today and continued by our new Consortium, which is addressing the issue head on. Today is an important step, and we are proud to have brought this partnership together.”NotesThe Safer Medicines in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Information Consortium was set up following the Commission for Human Medicines report on Hormone Pregnancy Tests, published in 2017.Its launch was announced as part of a statement setting out the government’s response to the recommendations in the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review.The Consortium will focus on delivering recommendation 11 of the report: “The MHRA should work with the key information providers to ensure healthcare professionals and patients receive the best available information, and are empowered to make informed decisions and ask questions about any medicines they may be prescribed in pregnancy.”First level advice for women who are thinking about getting pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding, on taking medicines prescribed or bought over the counter, can be found on the NHS websites’ pregnancy and baby guide.The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) Expert Working Group on Optimising Data on Medicines used During Pregnancy was set up to identify ways in which data on medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be better collected and processed.Members of the Safer Medicines in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Information Consortium:Breastfeeding NetworkBritish National FormularyBritish Pregnancy Advisory ServiceMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)National Childbirth TrustNHS DigitalNHS England and NHS ImprovementNational Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE)Public Health EnglandRoyal College of General PractitionersRoyal College of MidwivesRoyal College of Obstetricians and GynaecologistsRoyal College of PhysiciansRoyal Pharmaceutical SocietyUK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServiceUK Teratology Information Service /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:breastfeeding, childbirth, Commission, General Practitioner, Government, health minister, healthcare, medical devices, medicine, mental health, Minister, pregnancy, public health, research, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsEarth Talk – Stop the madness Sep. 16, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsEarthEarth TalkFeaturedNewsEarth Talk – Stop the madnessGuest Author2 years agoamazonenvironmentfireslash and burnPhoto by NASA Dear EarthTalk: What are the ramifications of these horrendous fires taking place now in the Amazon Rainforest? What can be done to stop the madness? — Jane W., Waterbury, CTFire isn’t new to the Amazon rainforest of South America, but it has certainly reached epic proportions this year. Some 26,000 different fires are now burning continuously throughout the region. Many of these blazes have been set intentionally by ranchers and farmers trying to (illegally) clear and use more and more land for raising cattle and crops.These so-called “slash-and-burn” tactics reduce wildlife habitat and biodiversity accordingly while releasing massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, only adding to our climate woes. Meanwhile, indigenous groups who depend on the rainforest for subsistence teeter on the brink of survival in the face of shrinking habitat.Unfortunately, putting out most of these existing fires isn’t feasible; they’ll have to run their course. Environmentalists agree what we can do is prevent more land from burning in the future as one way of protecting the intact tropical rainforest that remains throughout the Amazon.But how? For starters, by working on the ground in partnership with local indigenous communities on making their forests sustainable through tourism and responsible use without resorting to clearing/burning the land. One of the leaders in this new breed of rainforest activism is Niyanta Spelman and her group Rainforest Partnership, which currently has four different projects underway with the Achuar, Chipaota and Colibri indigenous communities of Peru and the Sani Isla community of Ecuador.“When managed sustainably, ecotourism in the rainforest can help protect biodiverse ecosystems, provide reliable income to forest communities, and educate travelers about the importance of conservation,” says Spelman, who launched Rainforest Partnership in 2007 and has built it into one of the most impactful groups working in the region.Meanwhile, other groups are focusing on converting farmers and ranchers over to more sustainable crops and practices. “Although the fires were set to clear space to occupy the land, a lot of the area is not used productively or is used mainly for land speculation,” reports the Nature Conservancy, another leading non-profit working on the ground in the Amazon and elsewhere to protect tropical rainforests. “There is already a considerable amount of land in the Amazon to increase production of food without deforestation.” The Nature Conservancy sees smarter use of land across the Amazon that’s already been converted to agriculture as one key way to stem the tide of rainforest loss and ultimately global warming.As for what people can do, being more thoughtful about the foods we eat is a big step in the right direction. That hamburger meat you are eating might well come from cattle on a burned-over pasture in a former slice of the Amazon rainforest. That’ll give you pause when you are thinking about what to put in the shopping cart at the grocery store and what to order off of a restaurant menu. The shocking truth is that 80 percent of tropical rainforest destruction across the Amazon is fueled by beef production. So eating a more plant-based diet is a great way to help protect what’s left of the world’s tropical rainforests.EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. See more at https://emagazine.com. To donate, visit https://earthtalk.org. Send questions to: [email protected] :amazonenvironmentfireslash and burnshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentUCLA alumna Mary Osako appointed vice chancellorCity Hall to encourage replacing gas appliances with electric alternativesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

first_img Google+ Facebook By News Highland – June 5, 2020 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Coronavirus restrictions will ease in Northern Ireland from next Monday.Those who are shielding will be able to spend time outside with people from their own household or a person from another household whilst ensuring social distancing is observed.Outdoor sports facilities will be permitted to re-open, and outdoor non-food retailers such as car dealerships are cleared to reopen.Some other businesses are also having restrictions relaxed.Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says it’s significant that measures are being eased, but there is still a long way to go:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mondfgdfgdfg7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Restrictions to ease in North from Monday Previous articleAll clear again at Derry and LOI clubsNext articlePhase two of easing restrictions likely to get go ahead today News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestlast_img read more

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Drumgoole paces Irondequoit victory over Wayne Follow on Facebook Print This Post Add to Google+ Share on Facebook By Paul Gotham on February 10, 2018No Comment Drumgoole paces Irondequoit victory over Wayne added by Paul Gotham on February 10, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Subscribe by Email Irondequoit’s Gerald Drumgoole (4) goes to the basket for two of his game-high 28 points. Wayne’s Braeden Zenelovic (5) defends on the play. Irondequoit defeated Wayne in a rematch of the 2017 Class A Far West Regional qualifier. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)By PAUL GOTHAMWAYNE, N.Y. —  As far as post-season warmups go, this one fit the billing.Reigning Section V Class A1 and NYS Class A champion Irondequoit Eagles visiting the reigning Section V Class A2 champion Wayne Eagles.Twenty-four hours after both squads celebrated their senior nights, they were back at it on the hardwood.Irondequoit was three games removed from its season-long nine-game winning streak being snapped at Greece Athena. Two games separated Wayne and their 13-game winning streak being snapped against Mynderse.The play on the court didn’t disappoint.“To be able to win a big game on the road it’s huge,” Irondequoit coach Chris Cardon after his Irondequoit squad defeated Wayne, 60-50. “If you’re going to be good, you got to beat good teams. You’re not going to be home. You’re going to be on the road in sectionals.  I think it’s a good sign for us.”Irondequoit got bookend efforts from juniors Gerald Drumgoole and Patrick Thomas. Drumgoole poured in 22 of his game-high 28 points in the first half. Thomas scored eight of his 15 in the second half.“Overall, when you look at the game, it comes down to those two players,” Wayne coach Bill Thomson said. “Drumgoole in the first half. Thomas in the second half. I thought those were the two differences.”Drumgoole shot 9-of-13 from the floor for the night including 6 of 8 from behind the 3-point arc.“It was a good team win,” Drumgoole said  “We knew they were going to be ready to play us.”The challenge for Irondequoit was to solve Wayne’s zone defense.“Setting the ball screens on the top of the 2-3 zone helped us,” Drumgoole explained. “We could drive middle and it opened up a lot more space for the shooters. We were able to hit big shots.”“They play it so well. It’s a match-up zone kinda like Syracuse (University),” Cardon added. “We put in a couple new things. “We tried to screen the zone a little bit and then you got Patrick along the baseline. He’s really pretty tough on the baseline.”For Wayne, Saturday’s tilt was an opportunity to measure is improvement since the two teams last met. Last March, Irondequoit breezed past Wayne, 56-36 and advanced to the Far West Regional. Saturday night, Wayne, returning all five starters from last year’s sectional champ, led late in the first quarter before Drumgoole found teammate Robert Diaz-Judson with one of his seven assists on the night, and  Irondequoit had a 13-12 edge going into the second quarter.The teams traded leads early in the second quarter. Drumgoole gave Irondequoit some separation with a catch-and-shoot 3 for a 24-17 lead.Logan Blankenberg sparked Wayne’s response with a three ball from the top of the key. Braeden Zenelovic used an upfake and a pair of dribbles to set up a jumper from just outside the lane. Billy Thomson knotted the game at 26 with a pull-up jumper from the free throw line.Irondequoit led by one at half and by six after the third quarter but did not extend the lead to double digits until midway through the fourth when Josh Stenglein nailed a trey from the top of the arc.“We played them really tough in the first half last year,” Thomson said. “The second half we kinda crumbled a little bit to their defensive pressure. The difference this year I thought in the second half we were still having success.”Drumgoole, the only returning starter from last year’s Irondequoit team, collected seven rebounds and two steals on the night. Thomas corralled 12 rebounds for the double-double.Stenglein added six points. Tanner Pioch and Diaz-Judson scored four apiece. Frederick June, Jr. had three.Blankenberg hit three 3-pointers and paced Wayne with 20. Zenelovic had 13. 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first_img Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Very rarely do competitors tie in a one-round speed class, but Canada’s Erynn Ballard and Israel’s Sydney Shulman did just that in the $36,000 Keystone Classic Speed Stake Friday night at the 2019 Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS). Both went clear during their rounds and stopped the clock at an unbeatable 52.59 seconds.Riding ninth in a field of 25, Ballard quickly surpassed early pacesetters with the blistering time of 52.59 seconds aboard Skymaster LLC’s Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke. No other competitor could catch that time as the class continued, until Sydney Shulman and Azilis Du Mesnil, owned by Jill Shulman, entered the ring as the eighteenth to go in the order.“In a class like this when there are so few strides in between the jumps, it was pretty technical, which is why I think there was a tie,” Ballard said of the Michel Vaillancourt-designed course. “Basically through the entire course, you did no more than eight strides between the jumps. It makes it harder to go super fast, or much faster than somebody else. You have to be accurate – it’s how fast your horse is in the air, how easy they ride.”Ballard and her team saved Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke for Friday’s Speed Stake after competing in Wednesday’s $15,000 Dash for the Cash, knowing they had a chance of taking top honors.“Judge is really straightforward, and I know him well,” Ballard said, noting that she started competing with the 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood in Florida last winter. “He just gave me a great round tonight. I walked all of the turns in my course walk, and I stuck to my plan and nailed all the strides, and it paid off.”Earning a total of 15 points from their classes this week, Ballard and “Judge” also tied with Beezie Madden and Jiva for the Open Jumper Speed Reserve Championship. Taking the top honor and the Showday Farm Challenge Trophy as Champion was Shulman with Azilis Du Mesnil, who earned a total of 21 points.“I really look up to and really like Erynn, so it’s great to be up (on the board) with her,” Shulman said. “I actually didn’t follow my trainer’s plan tonight, so I’m lucky I ended up staying (at the top). I was supposed to do one less stride in the first line, but I ended up adding because I didn’t see it.”Noting Vaillancourt’s courses are usually hard for her, Shulman successfully rode to the win under extra pressure, with Michael Desiderio stepping in as her trainer because John Roach and her mother Jill were unable to attend. It was also Azilis Du Mesnil’s first time indoors.“She’s not normally my speed horse, but I thought (these would be) nicer classes to introduce her to indoors to let her go forward a little bit and teach her,” Shulman said of the 9-year-old Selle Francais. “She handled it great, and every night she got better.”$36,000 Keystone Classic Speed StakeT1 Erynn Ballard and Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke (CAN) | 0/52.59T1 Sydney Shulman and Azilis Du Mesnil (ISR) | 0/52.593 Samantha Shaefer and Zarina de Vidau (USA) | 0/54.244 Mario Deslauriers and Uris de la Roque (CAN) | 0/54.465 Roberto Teran Tafur and Dena-Sienne (COL) | 0/55.436 Laura Chapot and Out of Ireland (USA) | 0/54.217 Amy Millar and Ericson (CAN) | 0/57.408 Laura Chapot and Calafornia (USA) | 0/57.519 Beezie Madden and Garant (USA) | 0/58.2710 Molly Ashe Cawley and Adamo (USA) | 0/62.6811 Ali Ramsay and Casino (CAN) | 4/55.3312 Victoria Birdsall and Djumpsina SFN (USA) | 4/57.56Note: Due to a tie for first, both winners will receive the winner’s share of $11,800. Remaining prize money will be adjusted and distributed to the rest of the top 12.The Amateur Owner Jumper Championship was also awarded Friday night, with Jazz Johnson Merton and her Corona SB earning the tri-color and the Hunterdon Challenge Trophy. Reserve went to Chloe Field and Rubina VIII, who received the winner’s share and the Otis R. Dodson Perpetual Trophy in the $7,500 Amateur Owner Jumper Classic after outpacing fellow competitors earlier in the afternoon.For complete results, please visit Ryegate.com. Tags: Erynn Ballard, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke, Sydney Shulman, Azilis Du Mesnil, Keystone Classic Speed Stake, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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