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Young Nigerian reporter’s body found in Lagos morgue

first_img RSF_en RSF already voiced alarm on 22 October about the attacks on media and journalists that have accompanied recent protests in Nigeria. Several media outlets were torched and reporters were physically attacked in connection with major protests against violence by a police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) – protests identified by the #EndSARS hashtag on social media. News Pelumi is the third journalist to be killed while covering a large gathering or protest in Nigeria in just over a year. Two journalists, Precious Owolabi and Alex Ogbu, were killed by live rounds while covering protests in Abuja in July 2019 and January 2020 respectively. Those responsible have never been identified. News On 24 October, Gboah TV sent the 20-year-old Pelumi to conduct interviews in the north Lagos suburb of Agege, where residents had massed outside a government warehouse with the aim of taking food they believd to be stored here for alleviating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an impartial and independent investigation into the circumstances of the death of a young Nigerian reporter whose body was found in a morgue in Lagos, the economic capital, a week after he was arrested while covering a large gathering of local residents outside an alleged food depot. Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms February 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation NigeriaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Pelumi’s last interview with one of the residents was cut short by the arrival of the police. Lekan Egberongbe, a lawyer engaged by Pelumi’s family, told RSF that the police used violence to disperse the crowd and arrested Pelumi. According to another reporter who was there at the time, Pelumi was alive when the police took him away. News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria The discovery of Onifade Pelumi’s body was announced by Gboah TV, the Lagos-based Web TV for which he was working as an intern. NigeriaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence “We call for an independent, impartial, rapid and thorough investigation to clarify the circumstances that led to this journalist’s death in police custody,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “As we feared, the worst has happened and a new threshold has been crossed in the level of police violence that Nigerian journalists are also the victims of. It is absolutely unacceptable that a reporter should lose their life for covering a large gathering. We urge the Nigerian authorities to not let this crime go unpunished.” November 7, 2020 Young Nigerian reporter’s body found in Lagos morgue Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nigeria to go further June 10, 2021 Find out more Le journaliste Onifade Pelumi était en stage à Gboah TV lorsqu’il a été arrêté le 24 octobre 2020 puis retrouvé mort quelque jours plus tard à Lagos, Nigeria. Crédit : Gboah TV Help by sharing this information In the days that followed, the family visited many Lagos police stations in the hope of finding him. It was a week later that they finally discovered his body in a morgue in Ikorodu, several dozen kilometres from where he was arrested. “A gunshot wound was found on his body,” the family’s lawyer told RSF. Nigeria is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. January 28, 2021 Find out more Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Newslast_img read more


Exclusive Excerpt: “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” by Tom Purcell“You got fired because your company had a Christmas party? You’re going to have to explain.”“Look, I’ve been going to company Christmas parties a long time. The mix of office politics and adult beverages has caused some nutty things to happen over the years. But now everybody is so serious and so easily offended, things are worse than ever.”t now everybody is so serious and so easily offended, things are worse than ever.”“What did you do?”“Well, the owners of my company threw a traditional office Christmas party after work one evening — the last such party they’ll ever have. Thanks to me and the boys in the sales department, adult beverages were flowing. I thought everybody was having a good time. But something was missing.”“Missing?”“There was no Christmas tree! I went out to the woods and cut a couple of pine branches and put them in a vase. I went to my desk and made a paper star. I placed the star on top of the tree. I figured everybody would love it, but somebody filed a complaint with Human Resources.”“A complaint?”“Some fellow said I was imposing a specific faith on him — that I was creating a hostile work environment. He said I was insensitive to people of other faiths — that even though the Supreme Court ruled that a Christmas tree is a secular symbol, the only acceptable tree would be a diversity tree that represented everybody’s point of view.”“I see.”“Anyhow, about then — I believe the boys and I had a few more drinks — we started singing Christmas carols: “Silent Night,” “Hark! The Herald …,” “The First Noel.” We were working our way through “Hallelujah Chorus” when it happened again.”“Another complaint to Human Resources?”“Bingo. I don’t know why anybody would be upset about Christmas carols being sung at a Christmas party. Something about Christian songs being insensitive to non-Christians. But that was the least of my worries. Things got worse when we conducted our annual raffle.”“I can only imagine. Go on.”“Well, every year the boys and I buy the finest bottle of hooch we can find. We raffle it off and give the funds we raise to charity. How was I supposed to know that some religions are offended by gambling and alcohol? As you might expect, the raffle caused another compliant. But that was nothing compared to what happened next.”“Things got worse!”“Oh, yeah. Just after the boys and I had a few more drinks, in walks one of the ladies from order entry. You wouldn’t believe some of the clothing she wears to work — or, to be more precise, the clothing she DOESN’T wear.”“Please don’t tell me there was mistletoe.”“How’d you guess? The boys bet me 20 bucks I could coax her under the mistletoe and give her a little peck. Silver-tongued devil that I am, I began commenting on how great she looked in her scanty duds when —”“Another complaint was filed with Human Resources?”“You’re good, buddy. She dresses like a pop star and I’m the one hit with a multimillion-dollar sexual-harassment lawsuit?”“I recently read about such Christmas office-party woes in The New York Times. Because our work force is so diverse — and because people have so many different social styles, religions and points of view — the article said many companies don’t know how to approach Christmas parties anymore.”“You can add me to that list, pal.”“Employees are so sensitive and easily offended, employers can’t please one without agitating another. Some say Christmas parties are too overtly Christian — others that they’re not overt enough.”“They’re not overtly FUN enough.”“Traditional Christmas parties are rife with liabilities, too — company-funded alcohol consumption is a huge red flag. Thus, more companies are abandoning the traditional Christmas party for dull, generic, daytime events — another trend that reflects how humorless, serious and overly sensitive America is becoming. Though you have to admit: You were awfully boorish and brash at your Christmas party.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare read more

Eyes on the future

first_imgTo Leila Fawaz, Harvard isn’t just where she launched her academic career in Middle Eastern studies; it’s also where she learned to swim in the waters of Blodgett Pool under the eye of a Harvard Swim Team member.To Robert Shapiro, Harvard isn’t just the source of his bachelor and law degrees; it’s a place where he experienced the turmoil of the Vietnam War era as an undergraduate and where, through his continued involvement as an alumnus in very different times, he has never really left.Fawaz and Shapiro today are decades removed from their student days, but they remain important members of the Harvard community. The two are among the 30 alumni elected to sit on the Board of Overseers, one of Harvard’s two governing boards. Fawaz, Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University and a recent Carnegie Scholar, is the board’s current president. Shapiro, a lawyer at the Boston-based international law firm Ropes & Gray, is vice chair of its executive committee.Unlike many universities led by a single board of trustees, Harvard’s governing structure, dating to the University’s early days nearly four centuries ago, consists of two boards. The smaller of the two is the President and Fellows of Harvard College, also known as the Harvard Corporation. The larger — and slightly older — body is the Board of Overseers, whose membership is selected by graduates of Harvard’s Schools.Over their six-year terms, Overseers contribute significantly to Harvard, exerting broad influence over the University’s strategic directions, counseling University leaders on priorities and plans, and exercising the power of consent to certain actions of the Corporation, such as the election of Corporation members (including the president). Board members also watch over the external review of the University’s Schools, departments, and selected other programs through more than 50 visiting committees that bring together Overseers with experts from elsewhere.Serving as an Overseer, Fawaz said, is exciting to her because of Harvard’s place in history and its impact on the wider world.“As a historian, I’m fascinated to be part of a board that has been in existence since the earliest days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony,” Fawaz said. “As a Harvard graduate, I’m honored to be part of a board that brings together such an extraordinary mix of people and that aims to be a continuing force for assuring academic excellence and supporting thoughtful change. It’s an experience that combines the opportunity to explore intriguing issues with the sense of helping guide an institution that means a great deal to all of us, and to the world.”Three of Harvard’s newest Overseers attend a recent board meeting at Loeb House: (from left), Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Nicole Parent, co-founder and managing partner of Vertical Research Partners, and Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University.Being an Overseer demands both time and travel. Five times a year, including four weekends and Commencement week, Overseers gather in Cambridge. Additional trips are needed to attend visiting committee meetings. Time is required to prepare reports, read background material, participate in conference calls, and pursue other activities. On a typical Overseers weekend, the board’s executive committee meets Saturday afternoon, and the full board then has dinner and participates in a panel discussion on a topic of importance to the University. Sunday sees more committee meetings in the morning, followed by a plenary session at which Corporation members are welcome. These sessions touch on topics that range from innovation in teaching to interfaculty collaboration to campaign planning to international strategy. Joint Overseer-Corporation committees meet Sunday after the plenary session.Current members of the board are accomplished in many fields, including academia, health and medicine, the arts, government, business and finance, law, even the exploration of space.Past Overseers have included an array of prominent people, including John F. Kennedy, Al Gore, Gov. Deval Patrick, former Labor Secretary and Sen. Elizabeth Dole, actor John Lithgow, authors Michael Crichton and Frances FitzGerald, former National Institutes of Health Director Bernadine Healy, Nobel laureate scientists Michael Bishop and Torsten Wiesel, current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and current Food and Drug Administrator Margaret Hamburg.“I love Overseer service,” said Diana Nelson, director of Carlson Companies, who received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1984. “The diversity of perspective is remarkable and I am very energized by the opportunity to work with a broader group of people than I otherwise do.”Pictured at a session of the governing boards’ Joint Committee on Alumni Affairs and Development (from left) former Overseer and current Corporation member Susan Graham, Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Emerita, University of California, Berkeley, Karen Nelson Moore, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Flavia Almeida, head of the Sao Paulo office of the Monitor Group, and Walter Clair, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.Board members’ diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise are best leveraged through the counsel given to the president and the Corporation, according to Shapiro, also a former president of the Harvard Alumni Association.“At our best, we’re a group — neither vast nor tiny — committed to bringing a great range of insight and experience to the president and the Corporation. [We are] first a sounding board for the president and Corporation, and work in close colleagueship with them,” Shapiro said. “It doesn’t always break down neatly to specific tasks and duties, but it’s a tremendously important role.”That role has been enhanced in recent years by a growing collaboration between the Corporation and the Board of Overseers. The two bodies have made significant efforts to work together more closely, with Corporation members attending and participating in the Overseers’ plenary sessions, with occasional joint dinners, and with more informal interactions.In 2010, this enhanced relationship was strengthened through a new joint committee of the two boards, focusing on alumni affairs and development, bringing the total of joint Corporation-Overseers committees to four: inspection (audit), alumni affairs and development, appointments, and honorary degrees.One of the Overseers’ most vital and distinctive roles is that of visitation, the term used for the periodic, in-depth reviews of Harvard’s Schools and departments.The visits are conducted regularly by committees of experts in relevant fields. The visiting committees usually include Overseers and are sometimes headed by them. Committee members typically spend two days talking to deans, department heads, faculty members, and students. The goal is not only to ensure the department or School is functioning properly, but to assess teaching and research, morale, emerging priorities, and how Harvard’s efforts compare in quality and scope with those of peer institutions.“It’s an intense experience and an intellectually exciting one,” said Fawaz, who has served on six visiting committees. “It’s both an education for us and a chance to make a difference for Harvard.”Walter Clair, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology and an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School, has been an Overseer since 2009 and serves on the visiting committees for the Psychology Department, the Medical and Dental Schools, and the School of Public Health. Clair said he has been impressed by the commitment of visiting committee members, even those from competing institutions.Violinist Lynn Chang (from left) and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof talk during a break at a recent meeting of the University’s Board of Overseers.“People on those committees really want Harvard to succeed, even those who are competitive with us,” Clair said. “They really genuinely put an effort into our institutions.”To Clair, the visiting process may well be the most interesting part of the job.“Visitation is a deep dive into what the Schools are doing, what the departments are doing,” Clair said. “We get beyond the headlines when you visit a School or department and get into what you have to do to strengthen the academic mission.”Other Overseers echoed Clair’s belief in the benefit of the regular visits and his enthusiasm for the experience of visiting a School or department.Nelson said the recent visit to the Harvard Graduate School of Education was “a fantastic experience” and that Dean Kathleen McCartney embraced the review as a way to help push the School into the future.“Dean Kathy McCartney views us as important thought partners.  It was a very interesting group to be part of,” Nelson said. “There is a sense that Dean McCartney is looking to build the most effective education school of the 21st century. She fully embraced the experience of the visiting committee.”Eight candidates for the Board of Overseers are nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) each year. Five are elected in a vote by Harvard alumni and serve six-year terms. HAA Executive Director John Reardon said that the candidates are selected by a 15-member HAA nominating committee that includes three sitting or recent Overseers. Candidates can also petition to be on the Overseers ballot.Though Overseers are lending their skills to improve Harvard for tomorrow, many have taken note of the changes from yesterday. Overseers who graduated decades ago say they are struck by how diverse the institution has become, how the number of women and minority students has grown. Others say Harvard is a much more international institution than before, both in student representation and in the outward-looking stance the University takes in its research and teaching.Others have seen changes that have resulted from the efforts of Overseers, like actor John Lithgow’s emphasis on Harvard’s arts community and his leadership in founding one of Harvard’s rites of spring, the annual Arts First celebration.Overseers also reach out to the Harvard community and the greater community beyond. For instance, Overseer Walter Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and biographer of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs, recently co-led a January “Wintersession” offering for undergraduate writers, for which one of the guest speakers was Overseer Anne Fadiman, an author and Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale University. Fadiman and Isaacson are also taking part in the Boston and Cambridge library lecture series created to mark Harvard’s 375th anniversary, the John Harvard Book Celebration, which will also include two Overseer colleagues, Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, and Nicholas Kristof, a Times columnist.“The library series is a great idea. What a wonderful way to integrate us into the community,” Fadiman said. “I said yes on the very day I was invited.”When asked why they’ve chosen to dedicate significant time to Harvard in their already busy lives, Overseers talk about the institution’s leadership role in higher education, about the cutting-edge research being conducted, and about the students being educated as global citizens and future leaders.“I like to think that Harvard is and will remain an enormously important institution in setting the standard for education in the United States,” said Overseer Richard Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975. “There are a lot of initiatives under way that show that Harvard is not just a stodgy institution that does things because they’ve always been done that way. It’s changing, and it has its eye on the future.”Overseer Paul Finnegan, co-CEO of Madison Dearborn Partners and a graduate of the College and the Business School, talks about his admiration for how the University has weathered difficult financial times and about the growing excitement in playing a role that will help Harvard choose new directions for the years ahead.“We’re at an inflection point,” Finnegan said. “Harvard is in a position to really move forward.”last_img read more

What Did Jennifer Hudson Cause John Doyle to Ban from The Color Purple?

first_imgJennifer Hudson may be known to “Push Da Button” on stage as Shug Avery in The Color Purple, but she’s also pushing some buttons off stage. While chatting with Seth Meyers on Late Night, the Oscar and Grammy winner revealed that she can pop gum like no other, and while director John Doyle initially tried to work that habit into her portrayal of Shug, he eventually had to ban her from chewing gum. Don’t worry, though: She’s still popping a plethora of high notes at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre alongside co-star Cynthia Erivo, who just so happens to be the object of affection for her six-year-old son. Take a look below to learn all about the adorable crush and more, including J. Hud’s first preview surprise. Star Files Related Shows View Comments Jennifer Hudson The Color Purple Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017last_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges House Leaders to Hold Vote on Severance Tax

first_img October 24, 2017 Governor Wolf Urges House Leaders to Hold Vote on Severance Tax Budget News,  Economy,  Energy,  Environment,  Press Release,  Severance Tax,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement calling on House Republican leaders to consider severance tax legislation for a vote:“It is well past time for House Republican leaders to allow for a vote on a commonsense severance tax that will make oil and gas companies finally pay their fair share. A majority of Pennsylvanians support a severance tax, along with many Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate, and Pennsylvania should no longer be the only gas-producing state in the country without one. I am calling on the House to hold a vote on a severance tax this week.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

England’s U16 on top form v Wales

first_img24 Sep 2018 England’s U16 on top form v Wales Caption: The U16 team, from left, Ben Schmidt, Joe Sullivan, Taylor Paul, Ben Pierleoni, Dom Clemons, Matthew Jackman, Billy Groom and George Leigh. Tags: England teams, Heysham Golf Club, U16 boyscenter_img England scored a comprehensive 16-4 win over Wales in the weekend’s U16 international at Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire.They won all three sessions, scoring 7-1 in the opening singles, 2.5-1.5 in the foursomes and  6.5-1.5 in the final singles.Three players scores maximum points, winning all three of their games. They were Ben Schmidt, Taylor Paul and Matthew Jackman.The full team was:Dominic Clemons, 16, (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire)Billy Groom, 16, (Worthing, Sussex)Matthew Jackman, 16, (Southport & Ainsdale,Lancashire)George Leigh, 16, (Trevose, Cornwall)Taylor Paul, 16, (Stoke Park, BB&O)Ben Pierleoni, 16, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)Ben Schmidt, 16, (Rotherham, Yorkshire)Joe Sullivan, 16, (Chartham Park, Sussex)last_img read more

Message From The North Thurston Public Schools Superintendent

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0Message from the SuperintendentOn behalf of North Thurston Public Schools, I would like to encourage voters to gain a better understanding of the 4-year, 2012 Replacement Levy and the role it plays in basic education. When levies first started, they were for enhancements. Today, the levy is a major source of funding for basic education, making up 22 percent of our operating budget. The majority of this amount — about 80 cents per $1 — goes to hire teachers not funded by the state, and also to educational programs like Special Education, Advanced Placement, Vocational, and Visual and Performing Arts.All of our schools receive levy dollars. Without them, we would not be able to provide the comprehensive education system our community has come to expect. As the largest and most diverse district in Thurston County, North Thurston prides itself on our commitment to excellence in educating the whole child, which means meeting both academic and social/emotional needs. While more than 40 percent of our families receive Free and Reduced lunch, our state assessments are at or above the state in almost every area and grade level. We also have a Fulbright Scholar, National Merit Finalists, award-winning arts, athletics and vocational programs, as well as one of the top student newspapers in the country!North Thurston is one of the largest employers in Thurston County, with more than 1,700 certified and classified staff. We have acted as good stewards of public dollars and have made sacrifices — building our reserves, cutting 7 administrative positions while adding 800 students since 2006, saving nearly $1 million in staff salary reductions or freezes, receiving more than $5.6 million in grants since 2008, and saving $500,000 annually in printing and energy reductions.All these savings aside, we have had to make continuous cuts every year to balance our budget while providing consistent quality education to our students. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling that hopefully over time will put more state dollars towards the true costs of basic education, school districts will still have to tighten their belts. Every dollar counts when it comes to kids and learning. By going to a 4-year replacement levy instead of 2, we can continue great teaching and learning, while at the same time help voters avoid levy fatigue, provide a more reliable source of funding, and help make our technology education more equitable in all our schools.The replacement levy is a vital part of all school district budgets. You can learn more details at www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/levySincerely,Raj Manhas, Superintendent North Thurston Public [email protected]last_img read more

LVR grad George Pearkes likes the interest from the CFL but has sights set on career off the gridiron

first_img“I would assume because of mandatory minimum Canadian players, and the fact that two of my teammates have contracts in the CFL (most notably Ontario native Chris Rwabakumba of the Tiger Cats),” Pearkes said when asked why a player with limited college experience would garner interest in professional ball.“Further, CFL teams have huge turnover and regularly invite many players to work out; not surprising to see them cast a wide net.”Pearkes, 22, isn’t planning to hit the weight room right away to prepare for a shot at the pros.Instead the son of Tim and Eileen Pearkes plans on taking his skills learned at Duke to the boardroom where a full time job offer with Bank of America Merrill Lynch awaits.Pearkes, graduating with a degree in Public Policy, a minor in Economics along with a Markets and Management Studies Certificate, will join the Global Markets Analyst program after receiving his diploma from Duke in May.“I never even considered professional football,” confessed Pearkes, who played a handful of years in the now-defunct West Kootenay Minor Football League for the Nelson Wildcats before attending Duke after graduating from LVR in 2008.“This was a really fun thing to have happen, but my career with Duke Football was pursued for entirely different reasons — the off field skill set, the camaraderie of the team, and the stability and family offered by the program over the four years I was there.”So George. What was your best memory at Duke? Football. Attending the Blue Devil basketball games?“I can’t sum up my Duke experience in one moment,” Pearkes answered.“Football was amazing. Tenting as a freshman and getting to see one of the greatest rivalries in sports inside Cameron Indoor Stadium was amazing.“The classes and professors I’ve been exposed to hear have been amazing. And last but certainly not least the people I’ve gotten to share life here with have been incredible and life changing.”And athletes say playing time is [email protected]y.com By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyGeorge Pearkes never caught a game-winning touchdown during his collegiate football career at Duke University.The L.V. Rogers grad never started during his four-year career or played a full game.However, in the Canadian Football League, Canadian born players are about as hard to unearth as gold in Canada.So finding 20 non-imports, or Canadians, is not that easy for CFL scouts.Which is why despite not setting the world on fire at Duke University, the CFL still wanted to know what the future held for a tight end named George Pearkes.“I was asked informally by TSN’s CFL analyst Duane Ford what my plans for next year were,” Pearkes told The Nelson Daily from Duke.“He did not mention a specific combine or camp (although he did ask if I was interested in one), but reached out by Facebook and email informally to see what I was thinking.”For those keeping score at home Pearkes did not see any time during his first three seasons with the Blue Devils.And during his senior year the 6’2”, 240-pound tight end played only a handful of minutes.“My definitively non-illustrious Duke career (on the field) was limited to three snaps running out the clock against Tulane this year,” Pearkes explained.“I was never a real depth chart player, but contributed through show-team offense, defense and special teams all four years.”Still the CFL came calling.last_img read more

Defending champion LVR Bombers begin road to AA provincials Friday in Creston

first_imgThe road to the BC High School AA Boy’s Soccer tournament begins Friday in Creston for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.The Bombers join five other teams — J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Golden Eagles, David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and host Prince Charles Comets — in the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Soccer  Zone Championships.LVR, the defending champs, open play Friday againsat the Selkirk Storm at 10 a.m. before facing the host Comets at 12:30 p.m. Golden, David Thompson and J. Lloyd Crowe play in A-pool round robin.The two pool winners meet for the Kootenay title at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.LVR enters the zones having won its own tournament last week.The Bombers have lost just once this season, a 2-1 decision to triple-A Mount Baker Wild at a tournament earlier this season in Cranbrook.The winner advances to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships November 17-19 in Burnaby.last_img read more

Bombers grounded at Trail Hawks Baseball Tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers showed their youth and inexperience as the club finished the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks High School Baseball Tournament with a 1-4 record this weekend in Trail.“(This is) the first time this year we struggled both at the plate and on the field,” said Bomber manager Ron Mace.“The pitchers threw the ball well for the most part but making on average six errors per game did not help.”LVR opened the tournament with a loss to the host Hawks.The Bombers, missing several key players due to school commitments, had four hits in the game with Reese Tambellini collecting two of them.Aeden Osika started the game and he got relief help from Connor Comishin and Steven Ross, in total they gave up 14 walks, four hits and struck out six.A red-hot Cranbrook Wild squad then pounded the Bombers in Game two. “Our pitchers gave up 11 hits while we walked 11, combined with eight physical errors lead to a lopsided loss for us,” Mace explained.Casey Harrison, Jordan Mcleod and Chase May picked up hits for us in Game two.In Game 3, LVR got into the win column by defeating Vulcan Alberta.LVR jumped on the Albertans, scoring six runs in the first inning due to one key error.Chase May had three hits to lead LVR while  Nate Ingram had two and Connor Comishin, Jodan Mcleod and Reese Tambellini each collected one hit.Mount Boucherie of Kelowna pounded out 18 hits while and walked another eight times to dump the Bombers.LVR also committed eight errors in the blowout loss.Marty Ingram picked up two hits while Connor Comishin and Reese Tambellini each had one hit.Game 5 Sunday morning was a close game until our defense let the pitching down and we allowed 10 unearned runs in a 13 – 8 loss.Harrison, May and Tambellini (one of which was a 3 run Home Run) collected two hits, while Joel Aubert, Marty Ingram and Connor Comishin collected one each.The team travels to Cranbrook on Wednesday and then to Mt. Spokane on Saturday.last_img read more