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The fire broke out early in the morning of September 11, Seoul time. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injures reported. According to local media reports, the sinking took place due to the flooding caused by the fire fighting on the deck of the cable layer. The ship went down after more than 12-hour long firefighting campaign. Built in 2000 by Volkswerft shipyard in Germany, the Responder sailed under South Korean flag – managed by subsea cables services firm KT Submarine. The fire was extinguished by, among others, Korean SAR and coast guard ships. Cable laying ship Responder sank on the afternoon of September 12 Seoul time, west of southern tip of Tsushima island in East China sea off the coast of South Korea. Also formerly known as Maersk Responder, the vessel has a total length of 106 meters and a breadth of 20 meters. All 60 people on board evacuated to a nearby smaller cable laying ship, which was working in pair with the Responder.
WILLIS, Texas – Gator Motorplex honors one of its own this weekend at the second annual Kent Lewis Sr. Classic.The veteran driver will be among the Southern United Sprint Series drivers running in the $1,000 to win, minimum $325 to start non-winged event on Saturday, June 6.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are also on the card with the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprints, along with Lone Star 600 Sprint Cars, limited modifieds, stock cars and pure stocks.There is no entry fee.Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $25 for kids.Racing starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. More information is available at the www.gatormotorplex.net website.
Sunman, In. — St. Nicholas Parish will hold a fish fry at the Sunman American Legion Friday, March 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.The menu for the freewill offering dinner includes fish sandwiches, salad bar, potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, toppings and drinks. Beer and soda will be available for purchase.
RelatedPosts NEC 10th Edition: UBA Foundation calls for entries, increases prize money by over 33% DigiConverge launches, signs exclusive content distribution partnership with VivaliveTV Standard Chartered, Airtel form partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa The International Olympic Committee has postponed the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympics for four years due to the coronavirus pandemic.IOC President, Thomas Bach, said the delay was discussed two days ago in a telephone conversation with Senegal President, Macky Sall. The Youth Summer Games would be the first Olympics organised in Africa.“This was really too heavy workload for everybody,” Bach said, citing the postponed Tokyo Olympics, now opening in July 2021. The Beijing Winter Olympics are due to be held in February 2022.The central government, on Tuesday, authorised states and Union Territories to “independently” decide about the resumption of sports activities in their region, depending upon the COVID-19 situation.However, the government has urged the states and UTs to keep exploring possibilities to start some kind of activities within the next two-three months.“We would have had to master five (Olympic) Games in just three years,” Bach said. Tags: africaDakar Youth OlympicsIOCMacky SallThomas Bach
ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced in a statement Monday.The Celtics will receive the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft and a protected pick in next year’s draft. The 76ers own the rights to the Los Angeles Lakers’ first-round pick if it falls between the No. 2 and No. 5 range. If the Lakers’ 2018 pick falls outside of that range, the Celtics will instead receive the more favorable pick from either the 76ers or the Sacramento Kings in 2019.“We’re thrilled to be able to select what we expect be an impact player with the third pick in this year’s very talented draft class while also adding a highly valuable future asset as we continue to build towards Banner 18,” Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said.The draft will be televised live on ESPN at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22. It will also be streamed at www.TheVertical.com.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ELLSWORTH — Hancock County basketball teams have held their own against opponents from around the state in recent years. Judging by one team’s recent performances on the AAU circuit, that trend could be set to continue in the not-too-distant future.On Sunday, the Black Bear North 3rd/4th-grade girls’ team won the New England AAU-sanctioned Maine state championship at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. It was the second major tournament win of the month for the team, which had claimed the Zero Gravity state title with an undefeated tournament run just three weeks earlier.Black Bear North draws players from the Hancock County, Belfast, Bangor and Midcoast areas, but it’s the local contingent that provides the bulk of the squad. Five of the Black Bear North 3rd/4th-grade team’s 11 players over the weekend hailed from Hancock County.Players hailing from Hancock County at the month’s final AAU tournament were Lamoine Consolidated School’s Calleigh Trenholm and Sydney Mason, Hancock Grammar School’s Kaylee Bagley, Cave Hill School’s Olivia Jordan and Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s Lizzie Boles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJust as they did en route to winning Zero Gravity championship, the team finished off an unbeaten tournament run to take the title and complete the month of April without a loss.“They’re best friends on and off the court, and they’re always there to help and support each other,” said Becky Mason, Sydney’s mother. “It’s been very rewarding to see them succeed and grow throughout the past month or so. Their love for each other and for the sport of basketball has united them in a truly special way.”The win qualified the team for the national championships July 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. If the team attends, it will be the trip of a lifetime for the players and their families.“We all want to go because it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Sydney Mason said. “It would be cool to play against new teams.”In one contest, the team was trailing by as many as 12 points — a significant deficit in youth basketball, in which games are shorter and scores are lower. Not only did the team come back to win, but it did so against one of the state’s toughest opponents in Blue Wave Basketball of Portland.“It was exciting because we were able to come back after we were losing,” Sydney Mason said. “We worked hard and found a way to win.”The 3rd/4th-grade squad was far from the only Black Bear North team to excel at the weekend tournament. At the 5th/6th-grade level, the club finished second on the boys’ side and third on the girls’ side.Combine that with the triumphs Down East Family YMCA and Mount Desert Island teams had at the Sheriff’s Cup and Great Harbor Shootout, and one thing is clear: Basketball in Hancock County has the talent and the resources it needs to be successful for years to come.“It’s just amazing how many of the local teams are winning, and you can’t take that for granted,” Becky Mason said. “It’s great to see the future of basketball around here in such great shape.” Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020
Lyod and Keatley started the game after Duncan Williams and Tyler Bleyendaal were withdrawn before kick-off, but the South African outhalf came on to kick the winning conversion.Rory Best and Luke Marshall with the tries for the visitors and Paddy Jackson with the rest. Locally, Nenagh have stolen a win beating Belfast Harlequins 42 – 38 at home.Cashel lost away to Malone 45-15. Munster have ground out a two-point win over Ulster at Thomond Park.They’ve won 22-20 to stay on course for the home semi and crush the visitors hopes of making the playoffs.Scrum-half Angus Lloyd – on loan from Ulster – Keith Earls and Dave O’Callaghan with the Munster tries and Ian Keatley kicking five points. Photo: © Munsterrugby.ie
Bottom line: The Cowboys could go in either direction from .500. But with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott still together as highly compensated offensive triplets, and with Mike Nolan scheming up a new-look defense that can help mitigate its veteran personnel losses, Jones isn’t wrong to have grand expectations for the beginning of the McCarthy era.Things ended roughly for McCarthy in Green Bay, but his track record suggests he can get the best out of Prescott and all of his Dallas teammates with an aggressive approach. Beating out Philadelphia to take back the division will be tough, especially in a loaded NFC, but it might require improving only two games to double-digit wins. At worst, the Cowboys should be considered dangerous wild-card contenders.Record prediction: 10-6 The Cowboys, after being stuck mostly around .500 with a few spikes, finally made a coaching change from Jason Garrett to Mike McCarthy. Garrett finished 85-67 in his 10 years with the Cowboys, making the playoffs three times in his tenure. Before his year away from the NFL, McCarthy went 125-77-2 in 13 years with the Packers, earning a more impressive nine playoff trips and leading his team to a Super Bowl 45 victory after the 2010 season.Jerry Jones stuck with Garrett as long as he could, but with a talented team the owner believes can get him that elusive fourth ring before the championship drought extends to 25 years, Jones went for big-name pedigree in looking for better results.Here is a complete breakdown of the Cowboys’ 2020 schedule, including dates, start times and analysis for all 16 games.NFL OFFSEASON 2020:Draft grades | Power rankings | Best free agents availableDallas Cowboys schedule 2020Here is the Dallas Cowboys’ complete schedule for 2020.WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV1Sept. 13at Rams8:20 p.m. ETNBC2Sept. 20vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETFox3Sept. 27at Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETFox4Oct. 4vs. Browns1 p.m. ETFox5Oct. 11vs. Giants4:25 p.m. ETCBS6Oct. 19 (Monday)vs. Cardinals8:15 p.m. ETESPN7Oct. 25at Redskins1 p.m. ETFox8Nov. 1at Eagles8:20 p.m. ETNBC9Nov. 8vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBS10Bye—11Nov. 22at Vikings4:25 p.m. ETFox12Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving)vs. Redskins4:30 p.m. ETFox13Dec. 3 (Thursday)at Ravens8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLN/Amazon14Dec. 13at Bengals1 p.m. ETFox15Dec. 20vs. 49ers8:20 p.m. ETNBC16Dec. 27vs. Eagles4:25 p.m. ETFox17Jan 3at Giants1 p.m. ETFox(For Canadian viewers, each game can be streamed on DAZN.)The Cowboys were doomed last season by their peaking early with an opening three-game winning streak only to be burned by two losing streaks of the same length both before and after the halfway point. There’s a chance for a little more stability in 2020.Dallas must overcome its biggest bugaboo, which was going only 4-4 at home last season while losing critical games to the Saints, Packers, Vikings and Bills — all playoff teams. Having an overall easier home schedule helps.This year, the Eagles, 49ers, Ravens, Seahawks and Vikings represent the five playoff returnees on the slate. For the Cowboys to break through and prove they belong with the NFC’s elite, they need to dig deeper with McCarthy to go better than .500 in those games.MORE: Strength of schedule for all 32 teams in 2020Cowboys strength of scheduleThe Cowboys, based on their 2020 opponents’ winning percentage in 2019, have the NFL’s third easiest schedule. Their 13 foes combined for a 117-138-1 record (.459) last season.The Bengals, Redskins, Giants, Cardinals and Browns contribute much to the overall weakness of the schedule. Those teams did things in the offseason to change and improve, however. The top end of the schedule features the Ravens, 49ers and Seahawks, who went a combined 38-10 as Super Bowl contenders a year ago.Considering all that, Dallas is more facing a slate that’s more middle of the pack than near the bottom.Toughest tests: The Cowboys will be seeing purple reign twice on the road against the Ravens and the Vikings. They also have two challenging West Coast trips with the Rams and the Seahawks hosting them.It’s also well-documented that the Cowboys don’t have the best home-field advantage, especially when inviting strong fan bases. That applies to three games at AT&T Stadium this season, with the Steelers, 49ers and, yes, the Browns bringing their own noise to Arlington.Biggest breaks: Dallas is aware that every game in the NFC East comes with some baseline of toughness. The Giants (Joe Judge) and Redskins (Ron Rivera) also carry renewed optimism and drive that come with new coaches. With that said, New York and Washington both might need another year before challenging for the division title.Outside of the division, the Cardinals and Falcons at home are the Cowboys’ most manageable games because of matchups that favor of the Cowboys’ explosive offense. On the road, the Bengals represent their best chance at a “free space” game. The Cowboys will be trying to win their third NFC East title in five years when they navigate their 2020 schedule. After finishing 8-8 last season and letting the Eagles take back the division title, the Cowboys also missed out in the playoffs last season.Dallas per usual will have six tricky games against Philadelphia, Washington and New York in the East. But it also must face every team from the NFC West and AFC North once this season as part of the interdivisional rotation.
by Jim LitkeWhat apparently began as a practical joke would have turned out a lot funnier if only Gilbert Arenas brought a squirt gun to work instead of the real thing.Now there’s no laughing it off.The Wizards star is scheduled to meet with law-enforcement authorities to present his side of the story about a locker-room dispute with teammate Javaris Crittenton nearly two weeks ago. Not only does Washington, D.C., have some of the strictest handgun laws in the nation, but federal authorities are investigating as well. GILBERT ARENAS Yet even if Arenas’ legal headaches end there, he still could face a lengthy suspension from NBA commissioner David Stern and tempt the Wizards to invoke a morals clause in the standard NBA player contract and seek to void the remainder of a six-year, $111 million deal signed in 2008.“I know Gilbert is a good guy,” Pacers guard T.J. Ford said. “I don’t think, like he said in his statement, that he was trying to hurt anybody.”Probably not.But Arenas has already tarnished his image as one of pro basketball’s more entertaining and eccentric personalities, and put the league on the spot. The NBA’s gun culture is no more prevalent than that of other leagues, nor the population in general, yet every time an athlete gets caught with a weapon, the publicity feeds the public notion that officials are incapable of policing their players.That perception, in part, led to the NBA’s toughened antigun stance in the collective bargaining agreement, which bars league personnel from bringing weapons to league property, sites or charitable events.Arenas has already admitted bringing three unloaded firearms to the Verizon Center—to get them out of the house and away from his kids—and storing them in a locked container. According to Yahoo! Sports, he took them out of the container before a Dec. 21 practice and laid the guns on a chair, then told Crittenton to choose one and make good on a threat that stemmed from a card game on a late-night flight from Phoenix back to Washington two days earlier.As the game got more expensive, Crittenton joked about what could happen to people who didn’t honor their debts. Arenas has a well-deserved reputation as a prankster and laying out the guns apparently was his way of trying to diffuse any lingering tension between the two.Instead, the gesture enraged Crittenton. According to a New York Post report, Arenas and Crittenton wound up drawing guns on each other.“I can’t speak on that,” Arenas said Saturday. “But if you know me, you’ve been here, I’ve never did anything (involving) violence. Anything I do is funny—well, it’s funny to me.”Asked if the accounts of what happened have been blown out of proportion, Arenas laughed and said: “A little.”His standing with the Wizards was already shaky. Arenas missed almost two seasons because of knee surgery, and his problems with former coach Eddie Jordan have only exacerbated under new coach Flip Saunders. Arenas’ production barely justified his selfishness in seasons past, but he hardly resembles the scorer he was then.Teammates who tolerated Arenas once now find him frustrating.His defenders say the needling, as well as the need to laugh everything off, is Arenas’ way of coping—with insecurity, a tough childhood and being overlooked at the start of both his college and pro careers.“I’m a goof ball and that’s what I am, so even doing something like this, I’m going to make fun of it and that’s how I am,” Arenas said. “Some people say I’m not taking it serious, but why be depressed at home when I can just make myself laugh?”The problem with gunplay, though, is that it’s never funny and that a casual attitude toward violence only encourages more of the same. Arenas has already been suspended once, after pleading no contest to misdemeanor weapons and vehicle charges following a traffic stop in California 2003; he sat out Washington’s season opener in 2004.No matter how this latest incident is handled by authorities, Arenas should know better than to expect leniency this time around.Another former NBA player got off easy the first time he, too, was charged with a weapons violation, lecturing schoolkids and taking out ads in the local newspaper touting gun safety.His name is Jayson Williams. As you read this, he is scheduled to be retried on a reckless manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a limousine driver during a party at his home.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at email@example.com)