Supreme commanders of our Constitutional ethos

first_imgHonourable President is the first citizen; Supreme Commander of the Forces. Without his assent, no law can be made. The candidature is first identified by a political ruling regime; thereafter elected by teams of citizen-reps. Our present President is well-versed in the law, human nature, philosophy and protocols.  After 16 years of scrutiny & to & fro journey, GUJCOCA (anti-terror law) got his nod – thrice returned by incumbents earlier. The intent of the law is noble – those who disrupt law & order, public order and endanger unity, integrity & security of the state or spread terror among sections of the people, can be booked. The law provides, inter alia, for intercepted phone talks and confession before a police officer as admissible evidence in the court. Anyone can be arrested without giving any explanation, etc. are some stringent provisions there-under. This shows how much Hon’ble President is on the same page with the political rule on ‘National Security’ a top agenda. However, a spate of episodes, abuse of authority under sedition law and denial of even simple info/data under Official Secrecy Act (both inherited from the colonial era) – do they augur well for this law too? Exceptions – can they make the general rule? Rarest of rare anti-national / terror elements – who could not be nabbed by shrewd detective networks – can they be booked by this omnibus extra-ordinarily authority-empowering law, at the cost of common citizenry open to harassment – more so when the political rules are sucked in by hot-hate political waves; a pertinent question whether  Neta = Nation has arisen long back; no answers yets?Top Constitutional powers during the Maharashtra political mayhem…. bent backwards… in somersaults — first President rule was imposed (when the opposition alliance was known & their inability to form a govt.)………2nd in the wee hours of 22/11, emergency-powers of PM to waive cabinet com. meeting before recommending revocation of Article 356 was misused, as obviously the nation wasn’t under any serious threat ….. 3rd Hon”ble President instantly gave nod (application of mind to favour a ruling central power?)….. 4th within 3 hours after the wee-hour dramas, a minority party leader Sri Fadnavis was sworn in as CM …. a lot of bluffs was let loose as if they have majority; Ajit Pawar demonstrated unbelievable extent of treachery….irrigation scam trump card was also abused (9 cases were closed in a hurry, after many years in a deliberate limbo)…….all along the State Guv played second fiddle to His political masters – such arbitrary partial siding with ruling power is n”th time in recent times…… he gave 15 long days to prove majority to unethically sworn in CM (probably he was blissfully unaware of Court rulings that majority needs to be proved on the floor within 24 to 48 hours as a thumb rule as per court verdicts)…. the role-plays of SG & AG in such crises times reveal they represent their political masters more than the citizen interests at large…. and an opportunistic alliance got power chords, as if they have achieved a lot in the dramatics theatrics played by the political class…. the loser is the citizen and of course institutional independence & vibrancy…….??Our Hon’ble PM is a man of high principles; very kind-heart is his asset.  His noble messages, speeches say a lot about how great a proponent of honesty, visionary in visualizing distant future glory, he is.   Do the latest sequences live up to his high moral grounds and values, we enjoy in his best of speeches?   And of course in recent times similar happenings – are rather inexplicable considering such a noble persona!Will the Honorable Supreme Court, as custodian of our constitution, examine such sequences, wherein the ethos of our constitution, even at times ethical values, were put to severe tests….? And come out with a comprehensive system & mechanism to uphold inbuilt checks & balances in governance? A more transparent better merit-oriented selection process, beyond political compulsions/equations, can also be so handy? Judicial scrutiny of unlimited application & abuse of Sedition Law, Official Secrecy Act, and the present GUJCOCA such draconian laws can also help our largest democracy, citizens, who have compromised with a lot in recent times,  in many ways.  GOKlast_img read more

Post-Covid-19 – The futrure of work culture

first_imgAll industries in the entire globe, are suffering badly because of the #Covid19 outbreak. #Ecologicaleconomics is reflecting a sense of disquietude. The entire business world has shaken due to a sudden downfall in the economy which is the result of lockdown. In this current scenario, it is expected from the establishment to come up with better policies to retain their existing employees and reducing less impact on wage policies to avoid cut or discontinuation of salaries. At which point, employees also need to be more supportive and productive during this tough period by welcoming such policies, if any establishment introduces to fuel their business till the time, things are normalized in market. Everything will be back soon, but patience and adaptability towards the state guidelines are only the key to come out from this situation. The state should come up with new labour policies which are not only in favour of employees but for employers too as both are supplementary to each other.I believe in saying that, there is always something good in bad. During this period, we have also learned from mother nature that we should not take natural resources and this earth for granted at all. The way nature is healing itself as per various reports published in newspapers and media reports, this is a clear indication to us that we, human beings are the only responsible greenhouse effect, deforestation, and spreading poisonous wastages through rivers and many more factors. Due to rapid industrialization, we have started living in an artificial place made by concrete and cement called a villa, luxuries hotel and offices, shopping malls and restaurantsbut how can we neglect mother nature, after all, whatever we are constructing is surrounded by nature, and we do not have any escape if it presses the restart button to fix all changes made by a human. I am not against development, but it should nothappen at the cost of nature, else this is the only trailer.Now coming back to the actual and realistic scenario of the industry, I must say post-COVID 19 we are now entering a new world where small offices may take place in your house/home. The residential house coming in future will provide space for the so-called call mini office or work from home space. Organizations may preparethemselves for such kind of working culture and will attempt to establish such policies which will motivate employees to work from home and reserve the rights of the organization to avoid any statutory losses. Such policies would be a great start forthose female workers, who have young babies at their home, and nobody at home to look after them in their absence. They will not be much dependent on a maid or if they hire too, still they can keep an eye on household activities by managing home and the office same time now they will be more productive, and this pattern ofworking will suits to women as they are a born -multitasker. This is just an example.An employee can manage their old parents and work also from home.This will reduce the number of leaves in a year and increase productivity and focus on goal achievement. From the Recruitment perspective, now you will have more opportunity to tap those candidates earlier were out of your screen because of theirdomicile location or preferred location scenario. Now they can also be tapped.The company may cut its expenses in managing big corporate houses or branches.WFH will reduce the expense of office administration (electricity, phone, and infrastructure maintenance). The workforce will be more attentive now to connect with the entire team as they are working in virtual space so their proactiveness efficiency will enhance. The organization will not require big parking spaces and cafeteria spaces to entertain all employees. This cost-cutting can be used inemployee welfare by introducing new policies by HR. By adopting this practice, all best possible profiles which can be managed as WFH will save their fuel, jam on the crossing will reduce and no worries to reach on time to your office. This culture will boost the economy of the country and will reduce pollution and the number ofaccidents and crimes happen on the road. Such culture can be developed and implemented but for which concrete work policies, the cooperation of employees in terms of dedication and enthusiasm will be highly required. Information technology can make this dream come true. All we just need to make proper policies, guidelinesfor work from office and home, rotational requirement of the employee in the office or home et, state support to execute these policies to make a win-win situation for employee and employer.We are standing in front of the new world of work culture, now it is time for us to embrace the change.last_img read more

Metamorphosis of a teenager into an adult

first_imgA mixture of feelings or emotions mentioned unaligned, right? This is what an adult goes through unpremeditatedly very often. But the above process makes the guy a strong, real adult if he/she survives it! They are getting inclined more than ever to useless fantasies, social media, relationships, fashion, politics and liabilities, making them susceptible to misdirection.There is a huge role of right culture and conditioning by parents for their child(ren) which later get reflected in them during this adulthood. Parenting plays the most important role in directing a child on the righteous track. Parents should give their child(ren) the freedom to give opinions, to open up himself/herself in front of them, to choose a trend, their career and even life partner in a brainstorming session with them. During this democratic discussion (regarding all those topics), an adult child expects his/her parents should understand him/her. Otherwise, he/she feels left out, alone, confused and ultimately depressed. He/she then searches for alternative ways to get rid off those bad feelings, to get a company to discuss his/her happenings. But, he/she sometimes ends up with adopting a wrong company or way and that’s either any ill-cultured companion or addiction. Many serious blunders are committed by adults between the age of 18-25. Moral support and friendly companionship should be given by the parents to their child(ren).These adults now are engaged in having fun to gain pleasure, more than indulging in their career goals or any quest of opportunities to have personal growth, skills development or to provide financial aid to themselves or their family. They don’t wish to spend their time and money on books, skills, mental engineering, proper health, useful seminars/webinars but, they easily spend it on their girlfriend/boyfriend, on web series accounts, games, clothing, parties, clubbing, gadgets, etc. They tend to be less serious and more neglectful of what they actually should be doing. They spend hours in showing off themselves, playing digital games, chatting and phoning for hours, etc. for the sake of pleasure but they don’t take out time for their own personal development which gives them long-term happiness.This pandemic period has been a blessing in disguise for many people. This has given a sense of proper utilisation of the digital world to attain productivity. Even Lord Krishna once advised Pandavas to upgrade themselves when they were just wasting their time during their vanvas so, this pandemic period should be utilised by every adult to create his/her own next version. Every adult should go on a tour through their inner world and trust me, I’m also doing it and I’m exploring a lot of things which I could merely find anywhere around the globe! I’m observing my vibe, listening to my emotions, tasting my desires, smelling my potential & feeling my thoughts. Inner engineering is what makes you plant the right seed of thoughts to bring you the right kind of tree of subconsciousness. You’ll see the whole universe lying within you if you find your ultimate form. Take time & travel in your mind.Time Heals & Strengthens you. Just Stay Busy & Active, Keep Patience, & Stand Tall! After all, an adult follows someone who does the same which he/she has been advised to do. Naturally, they won’t realise things at once but proper guidance and influence through leadership are needed for them. Right training of the right process is what they need. As, consequently, real-life starts after this phase as this period of transition (from being a teenager to an adult) is a decider one for their entire life. At last, an adult should analyse and introspect himself/herself to live a happy life. Every boy/girl faces a whole new dimension of life in his/her adulthood. However, gradually after crossing the teenage period, there are more excitement & energy, mental & physical growth, identification of passion, problem-solving & decision-making abilities, observation of the real world, acquiring of new goals, advanced studies & researches, arrival of blunders, varieties of mood & emotion, infatuations & attachments, betrayals in friendship/relationship, days of sadness after/before days of joy, building of connections & respect, fun & addictions, rationality, openness or frankness, truthfulness as well as dishonesty, increase in smartness & cleverness, soberness & kindness, diplomacy & politics, greed & selfishness, overthinking, chaos, fears, procrastination, perturbation, nostalgia, anger & ego issues, pain, guilt, worries, depression & anxieties, trauma & mental attacks, accidents & mishaps, blessings & curse, frustration & demotivation, jealousy & insecurities, hopelessness & annoyance, embarrassments & insults, stupidity & ignorance, influences, misdirection, circles & groupism, arguments & fights, and professionalism.last_img read more

It’s yesterday once more

first_imgMy heart missed a beat when my  New York-based daughter said that she would like to talk with both Papa and me, not separately but together. I could sense that there was something exciting up the sleeve– and within two minutes it was announced. My grandchild was on its way.My first reaction was a mild yell, followed by a pinch on my husband’s hand. We were to become grandparents. It was just a few decades back that my husband as the sub-divisional magistrate while posted in Bastar had come home singing and announcing the arrival of our first child. Was it not just a while ago that I had held my baby for the first time on the lap, massaged her and packed her off to school? Images of my small baby growing into a beautiful woman filled most of my waking hours.Now my baby was going to have her own baby.  Time had flown.  I was drowned with mixed emotions.I started googling on what an expectant mother should eat, what should she read, what should she wear– something I had never done while  I was travelling through my pregnancy. My daughter was ten steps ahead of me in googling and taking all precautions. She and her husband took virtual classes for parenting, something that I would have passed off as ‘mere waste of money’. But soon it dawned on me that parenting has donned a new attire.I sketched my plans to take on the role of a grandmother, started looking at air tickets, started visualizing myself as singing lullabies to the baby. And then corona happened.Despite a hazy travel climate, I was optimistic about travelling and being with the baby at the time of his birth.  But as the situation of the pandemic worsened, my plans became bleak and finally evaporated. There were too many hassles, quarantine rules and most importantly I did not want to carry the guilt of being a carrier.  The travel plans were put on a brake.I bought some cute clothes for the baby and had to courier them lest they were outgrown. We had a zoom baby shower for our daughter where I virtually offered her besan ke laddus to eat. Then one afternoon after my weekend siesta, I saw the message from her husband that Aditi was in the hospital.  I could sense my heart racing.  I started praying, something that I always do when my mind and heart are not in sync. And within four hours  I got another message– a congratulatory one, with my grandson sleeping beside my daughter. That moment was frozen for me. Tears rolled down overlapping a  weak smile. I cried aloud to my husband– “the baby is born”.There were no sweets in the house so we exchanged a bit of chocolate to celebrate our enhanced status. I took a quick peek at the mirror. Do I look like a grandmother? My inner instinct cried– No.It has been nearly one and a half months since Ari’s arrival – I give him virtual hugs,  embrace him over the short video calls and watch him smoothly transport from a playful to a crying zone.   My mobile is inundated with his photos and videos. My day begins with his smile and ends with his cries.I  yet don’t know when I will be able to transcend from a virtual to physical cuddling of my grandson.  But as I see my daughter feed and cradle her boy, far away in a different continent, I can strongly inhale the resonance of Carpenters song. It’s yesterday once more.last_img read more

Gala Official Functions

first_imgIn our country, millions are living in poverty. Some 220 million Indians sustained on an expenditure level of less than Rs 32 per day – the poverty line for rural India going by the last headcount of the poor in India in 2013. According to the National Statistical Office (NSO) survey report, consumption expenditure declined 10% per annum in rural areas and 4% in urban areas. Consumption expenditure is used as a proxy for income in India, in turn, form the basis for measuring poverty.  The reduction in poverty has not been impressive as pointed out by an assessment released in January 2020 by government think-tank NITI Aayog. India is far behind the ‘zero poverty by 2030’. States have slipped in their efforts to reduce poverty in 2019, in comparison to 2018. 50 per cent of India’s poor could be termed as chronic poor.While this is the poverty situation here, it is astonishing to know that the Government is incurring huge expenditure on official functions of ministers and officials, even in regular programmes, by way of decorations, garlands and bouquets. People with a conscience cannot indulge in such unwanted and useless expenditure.It is a colossal waste of hard-earned money. These functions can be simple events and need not be conducted like gala celebrations. On an annual basis, such expenditures may run into millions. It only shows that politicians and officials have become totally alienated from people.It is high time that the governments realise that such expenditure on decorations in official functions are wasteful and antipeople in nature as they will not in any way improve the success of the programmes but only drain the exchequer with no benefit whatsoever to the people.last_img read more

Unexpressed Joys- A Treat for the Soul

first_imgLife is the most perfect and enigmatic balance of happiness and sadness. Happiness can be derived from the smallest of wonders. Sadness, we believe in an undesirable and involuntary consequence. But, is that really the case? If we have a right of choosing how we wish to live, can’t we choose happiness? Of course, we can! We all have heard in sermons and great teachings that happiness is a matter of choice. So are joys.Joys are the beautiful delicate beads in the ornament called happiness. If laughter is the charioteer, joys are the wheels of that chariot of happiness. Joys are an integral part of our lives. Sometimes, we celebrate joy; sometimes, we just let it slip away. These joys slipping away unacknowledged and uncelebrated become the ‘unexpressed joys of life’. In the year 2020, we all realized the fragility and uncertainty of life. There was a day when we all were breathing free in clean and pure air; and then, the next day onwards; we were caged inside the confines of our houses during the lockdown. The horizons of our experiences narrowed. As our experiences narrowed down only to our immediate surroundings and just within ourselves, we got more and more familiarized with ‘unexpressed joys’.Joy lies within us. Carlos Santana has rightly said, “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment”. There exists no moment which lacks joy. Joy is the sole ability of our hearts to find peace, happiness and contentment everywhere you look, in every moment you live. Peace begins with a smile and joy begins with a warm and wide smile. Joys are best celebrated with their wholehearted expression. When you acknowledge joy, it doubles up; if you express joy, it gets tripled and if you celebrate the joy, it grows manifolds.last_img read more

Sheriff hosts ‘Treats for Tots’

first_img By Patricia Beech – [email protected] Volunteer Kim Browning (left) and Sheriff Kimmy Rogers pose with the trick or treat cast of Star Wars and Captain America in Peebles on Friday evening. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Sheriff1.jpgVolunteer Kim Browning (left) and Sheriff Kimmy Rogers pose with the trick or treat cast of Star Wars and Captain America in Peebles on Friday evening. Tina Gordley | People’s Defender Sheriff Rogers joins trick or treaters on Beggar’s Night in Peebles. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Sheriff2.jpgSheriff Rogers joins trick or treaters on Beggar’s Night in Peebles. Tina Gordley | People’s Defender Program promotes improved community relationsBy Patricia [email protected] PreviousTrick or Treat at the ManorNextCommunity Announcements Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Volunteer Kim Browning (left) and Sheriff Kimmy Rogers pose with the trick or treat cast of Star Wars and Captain America in Peebles on Friday evening. – Tina Gordley | People’s Defender Sheriff hosts ‘Treats for Tots’November 4, 2015Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 Program promotes improved community relations Sheriff Rogers joins trick or treaters on Beggar’s Night in Peebles. – Tina Gordley | People’s Defender center_img Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] HomeNewsSheriff hosts ‘Treats for Tots’ Top Searches Top Searches Covid 19LovaSchw The 2015 “Treats for Tots” program, sponsored by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Union Hill Church, was held on Friday night, Oct. 30.Sheriff Kimmy Rogers and his deputies were stationed in towns around the county passing out candy and other goodies to Trick or Treaters.Rogers was assisted by a group of enthusiastic volunteers including: Kimberly Browning, Melissa Adams, Danny and Carol Browning, Diane Rogers, Logan Gordley, Brittany Lloyd, Tina Gordley, and Tammy Graham.“The volunteers get all the credit for this they’re the ones who do all the work,” said Sheriff Rogers. “All I do is hold the babies and hand out candy, I got the easy part. All the thanks should go to the Union Hill Church volunteers and the deputies who donate their time for this program,” he added.Treats for Tots is an outreach program developed in response to children who, for various reasons, were taught to be fearful of law enforcement officials.The focus of the program is to alter young people’s perceptions of law enforcement officials by interacting with them in an atmosphere that promotes trust.The program is especially geared toward at-risk children.Rogers frequent encounters with frightened children during the performance of his duty was the driving force behind the development of the program.“Children need to know that they can trust us and turn to us when they need help,” Rogers said.“Initially the program provided toys that the Sheriff and deputies kept in the trunks of their squad cars to give to children they encountered during arrests or investigations,” said Kimberly Browning, a Treats 4 Tots volunteer, “Sheriff Rogers keeps track of the most at-risk kids, he visits them and checks to see how they’re doing.”The Toys for Tots campaign eventually led to Treats for Tots and a five week Summer Boot Camp in each of the county villages.last_img read more

Dora E Midlam

first_img Dora Ellen Midlam, age 86 of Georgetown, Ohio died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. She was a deli manager for Medary’s in Williamsburg, Ohio. Dora was born July 30, 1931 in Adams County, Ohio the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Blevins) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years – Chester Midlam in 2009, son-in-law – Tim Mayes, two sisters – Gladys Black and Isabel Swain and  three brothers – Bill, Jim and Bob Thompson.Mrs. Midlam is survived by three daughters – Bonnie Chadwell and husband Marty and Melinda Cahall and husband Paul all of Georgetown, Ohio and Jennifer Williams and husband Tom of Mt. Orab, Ohio; five grandchildren – Mary (John) Holland, Clint (Jamie) Chadwell, Megan (Jeremy Neal) Mayes, Ryan (Sara Tobe) Cahall and Ethan (Jessica Hamm) Mayes; two step grandchildren – Michelle (Chris) Patterson and Brett Williams; eight great grandchildren – Isaac, Isabella, Brody, Sam and Lillie Holland and Will, Miles and Ella Chadwell; one brother – Richard Thompson of Texas; three sisters – Margaret Goodan and Ruth Martin both of Decatur, Ohio and Charlene Gaunce of Georgetown, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Georgetown Church of Christ in Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. Sam Talley will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thursday at the church. Interment will be in the Sanders Cemetery near Georgetown, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio is serving the family.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cahallfuneralhomes.com Dora E MidlamApril 10, 2018Peoples DefenderObituaries0 Top Searches Top Searches FootballCovidCommon HomeObituariesDora E Midlam Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. PreviousDonald L MeffordNextSix in 10 Ohioans favor raising minimum age to buy tobacco Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel last_img read more

Lady Pioneers blaze a trail, right past North Adams in three

first_img Top Searches Top Searches AdamsMulliLova HomeSportsLady Pioneers blaze a trail, right past North Adams in three North Adams’ outside hitter Wylie Shipley (1) goes high for a kill attempt over a pair of potential blockers from Zane Trace in action from Wednesday’s Division III district semi-final match played at Waverly High School. (Photo by Mark Carpenter) Lady Pioneers blaze a trail, right past North Adams in threeNovember 1, 2018Peoples DefenderSports0 Lady Devils ousted in Division III district semi-finals – By Mark Carpenter – A young team that surprised a lot of people saw their 2018 season come to an end on Oct. 24 in a Division III district semi-final volleyball game played at Waverly High School Coach Katie Ragan and her North Adams Lady Devils, who replaced all six starters to begin this season and were fresh off an upset win over Fairfield in the sectional finals, saw 2018 come to a close as they were downed in straight sets by the Zane Trace Lady Pioneers, 25-22, 25-12, 25-16.Zane Trace came into the sectional tournament as a number one seed and they showed why on Wednesday night. The Lady Pioneers are not one of the district’s biggest teams in terms of height, but dynamite comes in small packages as their serving and hitting games proved to be too much for the Lady Devils as the winners advanced to the district championship match.The young North Adams squad showed their mettle in the first set, going blow for blow with the Lady Pioneers, but perhaps using up a bit too much of their pre-game adrenaline in the process. Early in the first set, the two sides were neck and neck before the Lady Devils forged a 19-15 lead behind the serves of Myla Toole. Zane Trace answered back in a big way, getting seven consecutive points to go up by three. A block by DeLaney Harper pulled North Adams within 23-22 but the Lady Pioneers grabbed the next two points to take the first set 25-22.“I thought we played a good first set,” said Coach Ragan. “I liked the energy that we started the match with but we just made too many mistakes in the other two sets.”North Adams Sierra Kendall, right, and Christin Young celebrate a point in the district semi-final match up with Zane Trace on Oct. 24. (photo by Mark Carpenter)Zane Trace took control quickly in the second set, racing to a 12-1 lead from which the Lady Devils never recovered. The Lady Pioneers rode the strong serves of Maddie Rann and Hannah Unger to extend that margin out to 18-4. The Lady Devils mounted a mini-rally with Marah Call at the service line, but Zane Trace’s Evie Bennett served out the final four points of the set as the number one seed cruised to a 25-12 win and a 2-0 lead in the match.Unfortunately for the Lady Devils, the beginning of the third set resembled that of the second with their opponent jumping out to a 10-4 advantage, again behind some strong serving from Unger. With kills by Wylie Shipley and blocks by Christin Young, North Adams stayed within striking distance, but four straight points by the Lady Pioneers gave them a 17-8 advantage. Credit again the Lady devils, however, for hanging tough, getting a kill and three service points from Harper to make it 18-13, but the talented Lady Pioneers answered with a later 6-0 run to put them on the verge of winning the match, which they did on a kill by Unger that sealed the deal on a 25-16 third set triumph and a 3-0 win that sent them to the district finals.Even with the disappointing defeat, it was yet another successful season for the North Adams volleyball program as they finished 17-8, won their division in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference for the 12th consecutive season, and won their fifth consecutive sectional title.“I think we exceeded a lot of people’s expectations,” said Coach Ragan. “We have a nice core of young talented players returning and the future is definitely bright.”center_img PreviousHelen EasterNextGreyhounds will certainly ‘Remember the Titans’ Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Tomlin, Kingsolver lead West Union to Classic championship

first_imgHomeSportsTomlin, Kingsolver lead West Union to Classic championship Tomlin, Kingsolver lead West Union to Classic championshipDragons’ pair combine for 53 points in 68-59 win over North AdamsJanuary 8, 2019Mark CarpenterSports0 PreviousFive Classics in a row for Lady DevilsNextThelma Hoover Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. By Mark Carpenter-Many local basketball fans had been longing for the match up that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 29 in the McDonald’s Holiday Classic on the hardwood of Manchester High School. After squeaking out a three-point win over Peebles on Friday, the West Union Dragons were in the title game and their opponent was the 7-1 North Adams Green Devils, fresh off a victory over the host Greyhounds on Friday night. The fans on hand Saturday night got their money’s worth as a battle between two good basketball teams saw the Dragons claims their second consecutive Classic title, downing the Devils by a final count of 68-59.“I just want to win basketball games and make these kids better,” said first-year West Union head coach Austin Kingsolver in a postgame radio talk. “We started off slow again tonight and we did a good job of responding to their runs and keeping the lead. We run and sometimes we get a little out of control and gamble too much on defense but I thought we responded better tonight.”“I was happy with our shot selection and our kids did a good job of switching off on defense and being physical inside.”In a win where they only trailed for a short portion of the second quarter, the Dragons got a pair of outstanding offensive performances from senior Bowan Tomlin and junior Zane Kingsolver. Tomlin, who recently put up 41 points in a win over Lynchburg, fired in a game-high 29 on Saturday night, including a quartet of three-point goals. The slashing Kingsolver added 24 as the two combined for 78% of the West Union points.In the opening quarter, after a three-point play in the paint by Austin McCormick gave North Adams a 5-4 lead, the Dragons went on one of their patented blitzkrieg runs, this time 10-2, all of the points from Tomlin and Kingsolver, to go in front 14-7. The Devils bounced back with a 6-2 run to end the quarter and trail the Dragons 16-13 after one.After trailing most of the first period, the Devils took their only lead of the game early in the second getting a 6-0 run, all of the points courtesy of Cade Meade to lead 19-16, but they could only manage two baskets the final six minutes of the first half, while West Union’s Tomlin went wild. The senior guard began with the old-fashioned three-point play and then put on an impressive display from outside the arc, hitting three-pointers on three consecutive offensive possessions as the Dragons quickly opened up a double digit lead at 30-19. North Adams got late scores from Elijah Young and Cody Rothwell but a Kingsolver bucket in the final seconds sent the Dragons to the halftime break on top 32-23.The halftime “paint-peeling” likely done by North Adams head coach Nathan Copas must have done some temporary good as his team pulled off an 8-0 run early in the third quarter, capped by a Cameron Young trey that cut the West Union lead down to 34-31. A Kingsolver three doubled the lad back to six, but the Dragons couldn’t pull away again as the Devils went on another run, this time of 6-2 to quickly close the gap to just a single bucket. A layup by Brycen Staten and then another three-pointer from Tomlin in the final seconds of the third period left the Dragons on top 44-39 with the final eight minutes at hand.The outcome may have been decided on the first two West Union possessions of the final period, as they got a nice ankle-breaking step back jumper from Tomlin and off a North Adams turnover, a bucket by Conner Campbell to extend their lead out to 48-39 and the Devils just never seemed to fully recover. The next six North Adams points came from the senior Rothwell to keep his team within striking distance, but the Dragons continued to score, with a 5-0 spurt giving them a 59-47 lead with 1:57 to play.The Devils got a three-pointer from Elijah Young and back to back scores from Rothwell and McCormick and a later Rothwell three but the deficit was too much to overcome as the Dragons held on to capture their second consecutive Holiday Classic title by the final score of 68-59.With their big offensive outputs, Kingsolver and Tomlin both earned All-Tournament honors with Kingsolver being named as the Classic Most Valuable Player, and the Dragons improving to 6-4 on the year, currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak.In the loss, North Adams (7-2) was led by Rothwell’s 18 points, with McCormick adding 16 and Elijah Young 9. McCormick and Young were named to the Classic All-Tournament Team.West Union16 16 12 24 —68North Adams13 10 16 20 —59W. Union (68): Rothwell 0 1-4 1, Staten 2 0-0 4, Madden 1 0-0 2, Tomlin 10 5-5 29, Conner Campbell 3 2-2 8, Kingsolver 8 7-11 24, Team 24 15-22 68.N. Adams (59): Hesler 0 1-3 1, C. Young 1 0-0 3, Rothwell 8 1-3 18, E. Young 4 0-0 9, C. Meade 6 0-0 12, McCormick 7 2-2 16, Team 26 4-8 59.Three-Point Goals:W. Union (5)- Tomlin 4, Kingsolver 1N. Adams (3)- C. Young 1, Rothwell 1, E. Young 1West Union’s Zane Kingsolver (22) goes up among three North Adams defenders for a shot attempt in the Dec. 29 Holiday Classic title game played in Manchester. Kingsolver scored 24 points in the finals and was named the Classic Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Mark Carpenter)last_img read more