Jeffords’ Statement Announcing Decision Not to Seek Reelectionin 2006Statement of Senator Jim JeffordsApril 20, 2005For almost 40 years, the voters of Vermont have honored me with their support and their trust. I have tried my best to be worthy of that honor, whether serving in Montpelier or Washington, D.C.I have had an enormously satisfying career, one that I would not have traded for any other. In no other job do you have both the freedom and obligation to solve problems and help people on a daily basis.But it is time to begin a new chapter, both for me personally and for the people of Vermont. After much thought and consultation with my family and staff, I have decided to close this chapter of my service to Vermont, and not seek re-election in 2006.Between now and the end of my term, I will be working overtime to accomplish as much as I can for Vermont, in education, the environment,agriculture, health care and so many other areas.I still relish the challenges in Washington, but there are even better reasons to step down and return to Vermont. My wife Liz has put up with a lot over the years, and it is long past time I spent more time with her. Liz, as you know, is battling cancer, and will soon have to undergo another round of chemotherapy. If you know her you know that cancer has probably met its match.I look forward to seeing a lot more of my children and their families. And in a few weeks, I look forward to greeting our first grandchild into the family.There have been questions about my health, and that is a factor as well. I am feeling the aches and pains that come when you reach 70. My memory fails me on occasion, but Liz would probably argue this has been going on for the last 50 years.I am excited about coming home and working with the University of Vermont and other institutions to focus on what I think is the biggest challenge we face as a nation, the education of our children. If we were a nation at risk in 1983, two decades later that risk is even graver.We will never be able to maintain our standard of living against competitors around the world if we do not maintain the advantage of a highly skilled workforce. Unfortunately we are now importing thousands of skilled workers per year. This has to turn around.The people of Vermont will have a new U.S. Senator for the first time in almost a generation. I am making my announcement today because it seems only fair that Vermonters have ample time to consider that decision, and that the many able Vermont candidates, for this and other offices that may be open, have time to make their own plans.I have been blessed by a wonderful family, great friends, and a fine staff over my entire career. And I am forever grateful for the trust ofthe people of our state.Thanks, Vermont.
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While Barkley will give Everton an extra dimension going forward, it is at the back where Martinez had problems – even before the Stones setback. Full-back Seamus Coleman has not played since mid-September and centre-back Sylvain Distin has missed the last three matches with injury. “John will need surgery. We expect him to be out for probably the next 10 to 14 weeks depending on how everything goes,” the Spaniard told evertonfc.com. “Obviously, it’s a little bit of a setback because you don’t want to lose any players, but in John’s case we were very worried in the moment that it happened because those injuries can become a little bit difficult to treat. “But this one is going to be straightforward and we are already counting down the days for him to come back and we’ll make sure he comes back stronger and ready for the final and most important part of the season.” Distin is likely to return for the visit of Aston Villa when the league campaign resumes a week on Saturday, but doubts remain over Coleman and midfielder James McCarthy (thigh), while forward Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) is out for a few more weeks and striker Arouna Kone has still to feature in a matchday squad after a knee operation last October. “Sylvain needed a bit of a rest. He is fully fit, has trained really well and is ready to fight for a place in the team,” Martinez added. “It’s too early to tell whether Coleman and McCarthy can play against Villa. We are going to assess them day by day. “Kevin has got a typical sprinting injury. We expect him to be out for a few weeks as well. “Kevin does not need surgery, just conservative treatment. We hope to have him fully fit soon.” Midfielder Bryan Oviedo pulled out of Costa Rica’s squad this week in order to have a screw removed from the leg he broke in January, but Martinez expects him to be available sooner rather than later. “Bryan has reacted well to the procedure,” he said. “In a couple of days, he will be working towards selection again.” Press Association “On Monday we expect Ross, with the green light from the medical department, to join the group,” Martinez said. “Now it’s a matter of getting him match fitness and getting him up to speed. “Ross has been working really well and I don’t expect any setbacks. I expect Ross to have a real clear path to get his match fitness back. “One of Ross’ biggest strengths is his physicality and how strong he is sometimes helps in terms of getting his match fitness. “But he has been out for a while and we need to give him the right work now to make sure he is at his very best. “From Monday I want him to be part of it and in probably a couple of weeks we should be able to see Ross in the squad. “His desire and hunger to be in the team is contagious, and that is something I want to have with the group. “He’ll be like a fresh, new player for us.” England international Barkley was sidelined by a knee ligament injury on the eve of the Barclays Premier League season but is now potentially just a fortnight away from making a competitive return. While that is positive news for Toffees boss Roberto Martinez, Stones’ ankle problem – sustained against Manchester United at the weekend – is a significant blow to a defence which, after criticism this campaign, cannot afford to lose someone of the 20-year-old’s quality for such a length of time. Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will resume first-team training next week, but his return has been offset considerably by the loss of defender John Stones for more than three months.
The GOP has tentatively selected Jacksonville, Fla., as the host for most of the Republican National Convention this August, according to The Washington Post.The convention, which is scheduled to take place from August 24 through 27, was supposed to be held in North Carolina.However, President Trump was not pleased with that state’s policy on not committing to allow a large gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated several times last month that the Sunshine State would like to have the RNC, due to the potential economic benefits.GOP expects to move its convention to Jacksonville after dispute with North Carolina over pandemic safeguards https://t.co/MOGfTOW39f— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 10, 2020 The Washington Post reports that the plans are being finalized.Republican officials were in Jacksonville last Monday, surveying the city and surrounding areas, WaPo said.Certain convention meetings could still take place in Charlotte, the original host city, according to two officials. Those meetings are intended to honor the RNC’s contractual obligation to hold its convention in North Carolina, and to protect the Republican party from lawsuits for moving events elsewhere.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — MLS star Kevin Molino scored the only goal as Trinidad and Tobago revived their 2018 World Cup dream with a 1-0 victory over Panama in their all-important CONCACAF final round qualifier here Friday night.Desperately in need of a victory following losses in their two opening games last November, Trinidad were given a huge boost when the 26-year-old fired home what proved to be the winner in the 37th minute at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.The win left Trinidad fifth on three points in the six-team standings ahead of their clash with Mexico at the same venue on Tuesday.Head coach Dennis Lawrence, in his first full international in charge after being appointed in January, praised the side for the character and national pride they displayed.“I think the most important thing … that was demonstrated, was that what I asked the boys to do was to make sure the people of Trinidad and Tobago came out and saw a team that wanted to fight for the country. I think they did that well,” Lawrence told a media conference afterwards.“I am pretty pleased with 90 per cent of the game itself. They tried to execute some of the things I wanted. We can enjoy it only for five minutes because the focus goes immediately onto to Mexico.”Trinidad and Tobago were positive from the opening whistle, with Joevin Jones sending a free kick narrowly wide early before forcing a fine save out of goalkeeper Jaime Cano with a rasping drive.Panama went close when Abdiel Arroyo sent his header wide but it was Trinidad and Tobago who grabbed the lead with half-time approaching.Jones, just beyond the half-way line, played a pass into Minnesota FC forward Molino who found space to turn and surge to the top of the 18-yard box before unleashing a low right-footed volley that beat Cano to his right.Goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams then pulled off a key save to preserve the scoreline when he denied Edgar Barcenas on the stroke of half-time.In the second half, Panama pushed hard for the equaliser and while they had a couple of half chances, they failed to break down a stubborn T&T defence.Veteran striker Kenwyne Jones came closest to adding to the hosts’ tally late on but only managed to lash his shot into the side-netting from close range.
The victory dropped into Keselowski’s lap when Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided as they raced for the win. Keselowski was third with a lap and a turn remaining when opportunity opened. Logano cleared Elliott for the lead with three to go, but Elliott stalked him while seeking his second win in three days.They made contact in the fourth turn and drifted into the wall as Keselowski slid past. He had just one trip around the 0.533-mile concrete bullring to close the victory.Clint Bowyer was second in NASCAR’s fifth Cup race in 14 days, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Eric Jones.MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH-SPORTSCollege Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-SUPERMARKET HEROES 500Keselowski wins NASCAR race at BristolBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski inherited his second win in a week when the leaders crashed in front of him with a lap remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway. He won the Coca-Cola 600 seven nights ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway when a caution with two laps remaining helped him get to victory lane. Cokes took the World Boxing Association welterweight title in 1966 belt with a unanimous decision over Manny Gonzalez and added the World Boxing Council crown three months later with a unanimous decision over Jean Josselin in Dallas.Cokes lost the titles to Jose Napoles in 1969. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003, the 5-foot-8 Cokes fought 80 times from 1958 to 1972, finishing 62-14-4 with 30 knockouts.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 UNDATED (AP) — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta.The facility’s most valuable trophies and artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble breaks out amid nationwide unrest over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. The handcuffed black man died Monday after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.Hall chief executive director Kimberly Beaudin said that the extensive glass facade of the nearly 95,000-square-foot building was shattered Friday night. She said rioters also broke into the street-level gift shop, stole merchandise and left it “pretty trashed.” But other than some broken glass that fell into a large exhibition area shaped like a football field, the interior of the hall wasn’t breached by the protesters.In other related developments:— New York Mets star Pete Alonso is the latest high-profile athlete to speak out against racial injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Alonso posted on Instagram that his ‘heart has been broken’ and says he won’t remain silent on the subject. Alonso says he will stand with those who have been discriminated against based on the color of their skin. The NL Rookie of the Year says there needs to be change made for the better of humanity. Associated Press May 31, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The first major North American professional sports league to announce a format for its potential return to competition also has a comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy.The NHL has screening protocols in place for voluntary workouts and training camp in the hands of individual teams. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says if play resumes, players would be tested for COVID-19 daily while games are going on. That could require 25,000 to 30,000 tests at a cost of millions of dollars. The league doesn’t expect that amount of testing to interfere with the needs of the general public.Daly said one person testing positive for the coronavirus would not necessarily mean another pause for the NHL. Leaguewide testing done daily would allow the isolation of an infected player, coach or staff member before the start of an outbreak.While players vary on their general concern about contracting the virus by resuming the season, many seem to be on board with frequent testing.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says an urgent need for action remains following Floyd’s death and the ensuing the protests around the country. In a statement Saturday, Goodell said, “As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league.” Goodell added that the protesters’ reactions “reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel.”— Thabo Sefolosha (TAH’-boh sehf-ah-LOH’-shuh) says watching video of George Floyd’s death awakened painful memories of what happened to him five years ago in New York City. The NBA veteran suffered a broken leg and other injuries while being arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub. He later settled a case alleging his civil rights were violated. Sefolosha tells The Associated Press that his leg has healed, but the emotional wounds have not. He says his treatment by police left lasting feelings of anger, frustration and a distrust of law enforcement.— Several German soccer players have joined in protests over the death of George Floyd. A Borussia Dortmund player lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message “Justice for George Floyd” on the front. In another game Sunday, a player took a knee. On Saturday a player wore an armband with the handwritten message “Justice for George.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years. English soccer has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Premier League is set resume June 17. Liverpool has a massive 25-point lead and stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days.— The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he had COVID-19 and was concerned for his life mid-March. Gian Piero Gasperini told the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. He says that when he returned to Bergamo, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, he didn’t have a fever but “felt destroyed.” The 62-year-old coach quickly recovered and only recently confirmed that he had the virus when the entire team was tested 10 days ago.OBIT-CURTIS COKESCurtis Cooke, Hall of Fame welterweight champion, dies at 82DALLAS (AP) — Curtis Cokes, the Hall of Fame welterweight who became Dallas’ first world champion in 1966, has died. He was 82. Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at the Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday after a week in hospice. Update on the latest sports
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 12, 2013 at 12:58 am Contact Danny: email@example.com Lauren Brooks comes from a family of athletes. Her eldest sister Ashley went to Messiah College for basketball, while middle sister Kristen went to Shippensburg University for field hockey. Lauren Brooks used to watch her sisters play field hockey when she was little. She observed them until she could finally grasp a stick and play herself. “I really looked up to them,” Brooks said. Kristen Brooks was the first of the children to play collegiate hockey. Lauren Brooks remembers playing field hockey in the backyard with her sister when they were younger. While it may have taken some time, junior forward Lauren Brooks’ presence on the SU field hockey team is louder than words. She’s developed into the team’s leading scorer, tallying a hat trick against Kent State last weekend. She’ll lead No. 6 Syracuse (4-0) into its toughest games of the season on Friday when it hosts No. 7 Massachusetts at 3 p.m. and on Sunday when it hosts Ohio State at 2 p.m at J.S. Coyne Stadium. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrooks aged and continued to develop her skills, blossoming into an elite field hockey player at Hempfield High School in Landisville, Pa. She finished her Black Knights career with 40 goals and 26 assists, captaining the team to an appearance in the state semifinals as a senior. “It was really cool to work with a lot of girls that I had played sports with all the way up the years,” Brooks said.Brooks slowly built up her confidence at the Division I level. After scoring just four goals in her freshman campaign, she exploded for 12 goals last season.It was all part of the adjustment period that exists when a high school player makes a jump to major Division I field hockey.“I think just the speed of the game is so much faster at the college level,” Brooks said, “and once you adjust to that it’s a lot better. You can produce a lot more goals.”And produce she has. Dating back to the beginning of last season, Brooks has scored 18 goals in her last 26 games. She notched her first career hat trick in SU’s most recent game against Kent State. Brooks attributes that to her relentless attitude on the field, saying she’ll do “whatever it takes to put the ball in the cage”. Head coach Ange Bradley can attest to that. “She’s always putting herself out there and doing whatever it takes to get that ball across the line,” Bradley said.Bradley alluded to the “score or die” attitude of her forwards that Louisville head coach Justine Sowry spoke of when referring to Brooks and the offense. While Bradley believes Brooks embodies the “score or die” spirit, she doesn’t show it verbally. “She’s a quiet competitor,” Bradley said. “She speaks softly and carries a big stick. You don’t notice her and then all of a sudden she’s the one that’s finishing for you.”While Brooks may be tenacious on the field, off the field she cares just as much about her players as anything. She’s built a strong camaraderie with the players who she captained to a state semifinal appearance in high school.“I think I truly care about my teammates as teammates and as people,” Brooks said. “I’m not just concerned about them on the field, but them off the field as well.” But the focus is still on winning. Brooks’ favorite moment while playing for Syracuse is making the final four last fall. Key players such as Brooks will be crucial to Syracuse returning to the final four. Brooks still remembers the elation last season when the Orange defeated Penn State.“We were just all riled up because we hadn’t made it there since 2008,” Brooks said. It will be the play of upperclassmen such as Brooks that may determine if the Orange can get back to the final four in 2013. Comments