Thousands in Ukraine protest Kiev regime

first_imgMass rally in Kharkiv against right-wing junta.Photo: BorotbaAs reported by the Union Borotba (Struggle), a mass protest took place on the March 8 International Women’s Day holiday in Kharkiv city center in the eastern Ukraine. Many of the thousands carried red flags and gathered near the monument to Lenin, “which we managed to protect from the Nazis during recent rallies.”Borotba describes itself as representing four or five anti-capitalist and anti-racist groups, including former members of the youth organization of the Communist Party of Ukraine.Participants denounced the new Kiev regime as representing a collaboration of the oligarchs and Nazis who, unable to cope with the socioeconomic crisis looming in Ukraine, are trying to dump the costs onto the majority of working people.The speakers also opposed war within Ukraine, arguing that workers in western Ukraine are not their enemies. They attacked the Kiev right-wing junta for trying to “bang their heads” against the people living in the southeast of the country.Borotba reported that the Kiev regime had sent political police to Kharkiv who tried to intimidate printers from printing leaflets against the coup “government.” They were printed anyway.For more information on the protest or on the Borotba program, see a longer article online at workers.org or the English section of borotba.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mitchell scores 23 as surging Jazz beat Pistons 104-81

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points and Jordan Clarkson added 20 to lead the Utah Jazz over the Detroit Pistons 104-81.Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 19 rebounds for the Jazz, and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17.Utah won for the eighth time in nine games. Derrick Rose had 20 points to lead the Pistons, and Andre Drummond added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Detroit has dropped seven straight games against Utah.The Pistons fell to 6-34 all-time at Salt Lake City with the loss. December 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 23 as surging Jazz beat Pistons 104-81 Tags: Detroit Pistons/Utah Jazz Associated Press Written bylast_img

Freshman Charlotte de Vries’ offensive prowess becomes main option for SU

first_img Published on September 12, 2019 at 1:24 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ Charlotte de Vries lined up another shot, but this time, the ball didn’t go directly in. Syracuse trailed Lafayette 2-1 on Sept. 2, her earlier goal trimming a two-goal deficit to one. Yet, an upset of the then-No. 18 Orange still brewed.Laura Graziosi’s pass arrived to de Vries, and forward Tess Queen stood in front to deflect the ensuing shot in. de Vries didn’t get the assist, but it was another scoring chance that SU’s most impactful freshman created.During the first four games of Syracuse’s season, de Vries has been the focal point of the Orange offense. She’s tallied 11 points — five goals and an assist — in that span, and is on pace to surpass Roos Weers’ team-leading total of 11 goals last year. It stems from international competition and a 173-goal high school career that’s allowed de Vries to develop her reverse hit and quick first step, her “signature” skills, said her Conestoga, Pennsylvania High School coach Megan Smyth.Because of de Vries’ ability to capitalize on scoring chances, No. 23 Syracuse (3-1) has overcome its lack of secondary scoring heading into its Friday night matchup with No. 14 St. Joseph’s (3-0), the first of three ranked opponents in five games.“She just has a scorer’s mindset, a shooter’s mindset,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s just a mindset plus obviously a lot of talent.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the past three seasons, the Orange relied on Weers’ drag flick on penalty corners and sturdy defense. Last year, Weers’ role expanded to mentoring an inexperienced SU roster. With the four-year cornerstone now graduated, SU’s 14 returning players, including junior Chiara Gutsche (eight goals last season), factored in as the main offensive threats heading into the season.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorBut in March, Bradley secured de Vries, a top-10 recruit. The recruit that played for the US U-19 team during the High Performance Tours in Europe in 2019 and competed in the Young Women’s National Championshipin Lancaster, Pennsylvania months later. Those two different styles of play, de Vries said, are the same that helped shape her style of play: aggressive and physical, yet smooth with ball possession.She lived in Belgium for seven years and said she witnessed players more skillful and faster with ball control and stick speed. Then, de Vries moved back to the United States and competed against players stronger on the ball, a trend that continued throughout high school and national tournaments.“It makes me a better player to see different types of field hockey around the world,” de Vries said.Her family moved to the Conestoga district for her freshman year of high school, and de Vries walked into Smyth’s office — her coach for two years was also a school counselor — while on a tour and expressed an interest in playing field hockey.Smyth spent the next two seasons watching de Vries, whose goals led the Pioneers to an undefeated Central League record her first year. de Vries would receive the ball and immediately break free because of her first step. She’d finish off possessions with her signature reverse hit, Smyth said, the flipped stick providing just enough launch angle to fling past the goalie.“She’s constantly thinking two, three plays away,” Smyth said.de Vries’ anticipation has helped her provide the bulk of the Orange’s scoring through the nonconference games, as Syracuse heads into the more difficult portion of its schedule. For her game-winning goal against UMass Lowell on Sept. 1, she gathered the ball on the right wing and weaved through the River Hawks’ defense before using the reverse hit to slice the ball into the net.Against Lafayette, de Vries found a new way to score. Positioned in front of the cage, de Vries watched sophomore SJ Quigley’s shot after a penalty corner possession ricochet off Leopards’ goalie Sarah Park and eyed up a rebound. Then, “I just kind of did what I do,” de Vries said, chuckling as she looked back on the goal.The ball settled in the net’s right corner. Even when another SU player couldn’t finish an opportunity in the crease, the freshman found a way to convert.“She just puts a lot of movement in our forward line,” Graziosi said. “On the field, it’s the hard running and the goal-making, she’s already become an important player.” Commentslast_img read more

Betway, Stephen Appiah launch “The Betway 12th Man” to help former footballers

first_imgSports betting company, Betway, and former Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah, have joined forces to organise a project to help and empower former Ghanaian footballers live more productive lives when they retire from the sport.The project dubbed  “The Betway 12th Man” was launched at the Alisa Hotel in Accra at an event which was attended by several former Ghanaian footballers as well as the general public.We are excited to announce and launch the #Betway12thman Project ❤️🥳🥳🕺🕺💃The Project seeks to empower and up skill former Ghanaian footballers pic.twitter.com/1wCSLCfOev— Betway Ghana (@betway_gh) February 26, 2020Appiah shared his reasons for partnering with Betway on such a project which would help some of the nation’s best former footballers find a purpose and relevance in the Ghanaian society.Betway Ghana Country Manager, Rex Danquah Jnr, stated the entity was very interested in giving former footballers something more than coaching to do in their retirement days.Apart from Appiah, other footballers who will be on the project include:Ali Jahra, Amankwah Mireku, Awudu Issaka, Adabass Hamdia, Adjoa Bayor, Lydia Ankrah, Dan Quaye, Isaac Amoako, Patrick Villars and Peter Ofori Quaye.The activities in relation to the project will be rolled out in coming days for the benefit of the former footballers as well as the general sporting public.last_img read more