Justin T. Martin joins Pomerleau Real Estate’s Commercial Brokerage Team

first_imgJustin T. Martin, a Commercial Sales Specialist and licensed Real Estate Salesperson, has recently joined the Pomerleau Real Estate Commercial Team. Justin is a board member of the Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association (CCREA), member of the Essex Rotary Club, Board Member of the VT Sports and Events Council, and a University of Vermont graduate. His strong business background and community involvement make him a great fit with the Pomerleau Commercial Team!Pomerleau Real Estate was founded in 1951 with a commitment to provide unparalleled service to our clients. The firm has established an outstanding reputation throughout New England and is one of the largest commercial brokerage and development firms in the State of Vermont, owning and managing over 2 million square feet of commercial property. The firm maintains leadership positions in the fields of Development, Commercial Brokerage, Property Management, and Business Services.Though each client’s needs differ considerably, the Pomerleau commitment to excellence in service remains constant. We apply our insight, experience, intelligence and resources to help our clients make informed real estate decisions. We are proud to be leaders in our industry and in the community in which we live.last_img read more

COMDABRA: Ensuring Brazil’s National Sovereignty

first_img Lt. Gen. Carlos Baptista Jr.: For over 10 years COMDABRA has been performing aerial defense combined operations with all of Brazil’s neighboring countries. The Brazilian Air Defense Command (COMDABRA, for its Portuguese acronym), is one of the most important commands in Brazil because it is responsible for national sovereignty. Diálogo spoke with Lieutenant General Carlos de Almeida Baptista Jr., head of the command, to discuss air space security, integration with partner nations’ air forces, unmanned aerial vehicles operations, and the 2013 multinational exercise CRUZEX. Diálogo: The FAB is undergoing a program to update its fighter force. What changes will it bring to the Air Force capacities regarding the fulfillment of their duties to ensure protection and sovereignty of national airspace? Lt. Gen. Carlos Baptista Jr.: Although Brazil is located in a peaceful geographical area and has excellent relationships with all its neighbors, our multiple borders have been used for illegal drug trafficking, which requires firm actions from the Brazilian government. Lt. Gen. Carlos Baptista Jr.: As a result of international agreements, Brazil has a vast responsibility on SAR operations in the South Atlantic, which corresponds to 3.5 million ft sq. beyond its own territory. By Dialogo September 04, 2013 The objective of the exercise is to train in modern air war strategies and tactics within the context of a coalition of countries. New air combat tactics will be tested and there will be an exchange of experiencesbetween the fighter units, transportation, refueling, and helicopter crews, as well as the members of the Special Forces. The internal structure is made up of a Joint Staff and by an Air Defense Operations Center (ADOC). The ADOC is responsible for supervising the activities at all four Military Operation Centers (MOC), which execute the Air Defense actions at each of its regions. Although the COMDABRA could choose to use higher performance airplanes, experience shows that the Super Tucano is the best platform for this type of operation, mainly because it can fly at adequate speed, it can be easily deployed to aerodromes without any type of logistical support, even if the landing strips are not prepared, and it has a very low operating cost. The Super Tucano airplane has been designed for counter-insurgency missions, close aerial support, and interception at low and medium speeds, with a proven record of success in these missions. Three out of four FAB squadrons that operate Super Tucano airplanes are located in Boa Vista, in Roraima state; Porto Velho, in Rondonia state; and Campo Grande, in Matto Grosso do Sul state, and they are permanently involved in this type of activity, achieving excellent results. Diálogo: The FAB also performs a very important job for the country and other nations, on maritime patrol and search and rescue (SAR) missions within their area of responsibility in the South Atlantic. What resources are used and what is the relevance of these missions to ensure the security of the aircraft and vessels in the Atlantic region? According to the guidelines, the COMDABRA has operational control of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Defense Units, while using four operation centers on national territory, in which all tactic controls are performed. In its seventh edition, CRUZEX will bring together over 2,000 men and women, including aviators, mechanics, special forces, and local and foreign support personnel, throughout the cities of Natal (Rio Grande do Norte), Recife (Pernambuco), and a small contingent in Caicó (Rio Grande do Norte). For the first time this year, the exercise will count on the participation of the AH-2 Sabre attack helicopters from the Brazilian Air Force, along with the H-60 Blackhawk, for the attack and combat search and rescue missions (C-SAR). Diálogo: Brazil has been conducting coordination aerial defense exercises with air forces from neighboring nations. How have these exercises been conducted and what practical results have they achieved? These procedures reduce the reaction time of the neighboring country, and also allow for the continuity of actions by the other country, contributing to the control of illegal activities. Diálogo: The Air Force has been using Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations for Operation Agatha in the border areas and in the big cities, during the international events that Brazil hosted. How important is the use of UAVs and what were the lessons learned by the FAB after using these devices? Diálogo: What is the function of the Brazilian Air Defense Command and how is it structured? Among the goals of the exercise, the Brazilian Air Force expects to consolidate procedures and tactics with the operating mode of the combat equipment of participating Air Forces, therefore enriching pilot training and increasing our air units’ level of operation. Among these actions, I want to point out the use of aerial resources for detection, control, and interception, such as the AE&W/C E-99 airplanes, and interception aerial resources, such as helicopters and the Super Tucano airplanes which are part of a very efficient team. Such a highly anticipated decision will represent an important leap in the Brazilian air defense capacity. The possibility of employment for long periods of time, the risk reduction for the crew and operators, the low cost of operation and the possibility of maintaining situational awareness of the operational area are only some of their most important characteristics. center_img Lt. Gen. Carlos Baptista Jr.: Although Brazil has good relations with its neighboring countries, and our social demands are fair and typical of a developing country, we still need modern armed forces with enough dissuasive power. Lt. Gen. Carlos Baptista Jr.: Between November 4 and 15, once again, the north east region of Brazil will be the stage for the largest air war exercise in Latin America. The Southern Cross exercise, better known as “CRUZEX Flight 2013”, will gather over 90 aircraft from Brazil and eight more from other countries at the Air Bases of Natal and Recife. This ability was proven in June 2009, during the search and rescue operations performed in the rubble of Air France flight #447, and it was performed, among others, by the R-99, P-95, C-130, P-3, and C-295 aircraft, the first two having been manufactured locally by EMBRAER. Although many activities are under the responsibility of the public security agencies, the Radio-Controlled Aircrafts (RCA), as they are known in the country, have proved to be very important for the Command and Control actions during the large sporting and political events that Brazil is hosting this decade, because they enable awareness of the scenario in real time, helping with the decision-making process. Certainly, this capability exceeds the issue of available aerial resources, requiring surveillance and control capabilities of the entire area. It is important to point out the Brazilian Airspace Control System, implemented and operated by the FAB for decades, and widely known for its safety, efficiency and reliability, made the country a worldwide point of reference regarding successful integrated operations of Air Traffic Defense and Control System resources. Diálogo: Brazil has been protecting its borders with Super Tucano airplanes, preventing the aerial invasion of illegal aircraft. Which aviation units are involved, and how do you perform the operations and coordination of these interceptions? Lt. Gen. Carlos Baptista Jr.: The operation of these aircraft is still very new for the Brazilian Air Force. However, its use during the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission has been very relevant. Based on the threat level, the Brazilian Aerospace Defense System, (SISDABRA) operates in different “States of Alert” which determine the level of readiness to be observed by the system, as well as the resources to be used. Such levels represent different situations that vary from a peaceful state to a major conflict. The modernization of the F-5 and AMX aircraft has extended their operating life for few more years, as well as allowed for the integration of new missiles and mission equipment, essential elements in modern conflicts. Finally, I would like to emphasize that the acquisition of the first RCA is part of the Brazilian strategic project to manufacture this type of product itself, nationally, for this type of resource, with many civil and military applications. These Bi-National Air Defense Standards are reassessed every other year and support the information exchange between each country’s Air Defense Operations Center, an important part of the battle against illegal activity. In this regard, the FAB’s Modernization and Retrofit Program includes the update of some platforms, such as the F-5 and AMX aircraft, as well as the acquisition of fourth generation airplanes – the F-X2 Project –the initial allotment of 36 airplanes which seeks to reinstate the Brazilian combat capacity currently reduced to an adequate level. The goal of these operations is to establish guidelines to identify and transfer information regarding unknown or suspicious cross-border traffic. They have served as a basis for the creation of the Bi-National Air Defense Standards, which determine procedures to be followed by the countries whenever it is not feasible to follow the guidelines of the aerial space law enforcement prior to when traffic crosses the border. The Natal Air Base will house combat aircraft such as the A-4AR (Argentina), F-16 (Chile, United States and Venezuela), IA-58 (Uruguay), A-37 (Uruguay and Colombia), and the A-29 Super Tucano (Brazil and Ecuador), in addition to the F-5EM, F-2000, and A-1, from Brazil. Diálogo: In November of this year, at the Natal Air Base, Brazil will once again host exercise Southern Cross, gathering air forces from the entire region, including the United States. What are the expectations for this exercise and what type of operations will be conducted? The tactic transportation force will be comprised of the C-130 and C-105 airplanes from Brazil, as well as the C-130 from Canada and Colombia, the KC-767 (Colombia), KC-135 (United States), the KC-130 (air-to-air refuel), while the Brazilian Air Force E-99 radar airplanes will be located in Recife. TO DEFEND: To Guard! To Analyze! To Act!… Cheers to the Air Defense… Lieutenant General Carlos de Almeida Baptista Jr.: The COMDABRA, which is the only permanently active operational command of Brazil’s military defense structure, is responsible for Brazil’s defense against any type of aerospace threat. It is commanded by a general of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), it has a joint structure – comprised of military members from the three branches of service – flexible enough to allow operations during crisis or conflict without interruption. We have been studying its use to relay communications and serve as a data link relay to benefit the Aerospace Defense, monitoring incursion routes and low speed traffic for early warning. Regarding the F-X2 Project, and considering the deactivation of the Mirage 200 airplanes scheduled for December 2013, I anxiously await the president’s choice from among the F-18 Super Hornet, the Dassault Rafale, and the SAAB Gripen aircraft. last_img read more

Parents Need ALL Effective Methods of Discipline

first_imgAmerican College of Pediatricians January 2017Family First Comment: Here’s a balanced and thorough analysis “Back-up disciplinary (smacking) can be used non-abusively when a child refuses to comply with milder corrective techniques, such as time out. Back-up (smacking) teaches a defiant child to cooperate with the milder disciplinary technique, thereby reducing the need to use disciplinary (smacking) in the future. Parental discipline that uses this form of disciplinary (smacking) has been associated with long term reductions in behavioural problems in children. Research opposing all forms of corporal punishment neglects the findings of these better designed studies in which disciplinary (smacking) is well defined, employed only for defiance, and distinguished from abusive punishments.”#commonsense   #defyinghumannatureParents need effective methods to discipline their young children, and research shows that appropriately applied disciplinary spanking can be one of them. Lately, some publicized research has labeled all forms of disciplinary spanking as harmful to children, even though their methods are so biased that they make all other disciplinary responses look harmful or ineffective. A closer examination of their accusations reveals their methodological flaws and bias-driven claims.Child discipline (or training) is essential to healthy child development. The American College of Pediatricians urges all parents to rely first and foremost upon non-physical forms of corrective discipline, such as explanations, acceptable compromises, and time out. The College recognizes, however, that there are occasions when these forms of correction are not sufficient to correct childhood misbehavior. Under these circumstances, when other methods fail, scientific evidence supports the limited use of a narrowly defined disciplinary spank in specific situations.A recent meta-analysis identified an optimal type of back-up spanking, which led to less defiance or aggression than 77% of alternative disciplinary tactics. This same study found that outcomes of disciplinary spanking were worse than outcomes of other disciplinary responses only when used too severely or as the main disciplinary response. Back-up disciplinary spanking can be used non-abusively when a child refuses to comply with milder corrective techniques, such as time out. Back-up spanking teaches a defiant child to cooperate with the milder disciplinary technique, thereby reducing the need to use disciplinary spanking in the future. Parental discipline that uses this form of disciplinary spanking has been associated with long term reductions in behavioral problems in children.Research opposing all forms of corporal punishment neglects the findings of these better designed studies in which disciplinary spanking is well defined, employed only for defiance, and distinguished from abusive punishments. Spanking should only be used when children fail to respond to milder disciplinary tactics (e.g., time out) or fail to stop harmful misbehavior (e.g., running into a street). Parents should ensure that their children know that disciplinary actions are motivated by love and concern for their well-being. Every child is different, so the effectiveness of disciplinary tactics may vary from one child to another or from one situation to another. Parents need a full range of non-abusive disciplinary options to guide their children toward achieving their full potential, rather than having effective options eliminated on the basis of inadequate evidence. Further information on disciplinary research can be found here on the College website.https://www.acpeds.org/parents-need-all-effective-methods-of-disciplineSpanking Often Gets a Bad RapMedia ReleaseAmerican College of Pediatricians 19 January 2017    Child discipline (or training) is essential to healthy child development.  Parents need effective methods to discipline their young children, and research shows that appropriately applied disciplinary spanking can be one of them. Recent studies, however, claim that all disciplinary spanking is harmful to children. This research has been used to ban disciplinary spanking in many countries, and activists are preparing to lobby US legislators to follow suit. The American College of Pediatricians has reviewed this conflicting research and identified significant flaws in those studies that assert universal harm. See our critique of this research here.The College urges all parents to rely first upon non-physical forms of corrective discipline, such as redirection, time out, explanations and acceptable compromises. However, when these methods fail, scientific evidence supports the limited use of a narrowly defined disciplinary spank. A recent meta-analysis identified an optimal type of back-up spanking, which led to less defiance or aggression than 77% of alternative disciplinary tactics. This same study found that outcomes of disciplinary spanking were worse than outcomes of other disciplinary responses only when used too severely or as the primary disciplinary response. Back-up disciplinary spanking can be used non-abusively when a child refuses to comply with milder corrective techniques, such as time out. Back-up spanking teaches a defiant child to cooperate with the milder disciplinary technique, thereby reducing the need to use disciplinary spanking in the future. Parental discipline that uses this form of disciplinary spanking has been associated with long term reductions in behavioral problems in children.Research opposing all forms of corporal punishment neglects the findings of these better designed studies in which disciplinary spanking is well defined, employed only for defiance, and distinguished from abusive punishments. Spanking should only be used when children fail to respond to milder disciplinary tactics (e.g., time out) or fail to stop harmful misbehavior (e.g., running into a street). Parents should ensure that their children know that disciplinary actions are motivated by love and concern for their well-being. Parents need a full range of non-abusive disciplinary options to guide their children toward achieving their full potential, rather than having effective options eliminated on the basis of inadequate evidence. Further information on disciplinary research can be found here on the College website.https://www.acpeds.orglast_img read more

Ms Dominica to participate in Miss Carival 2011 tonight

first_img Share Tweet Share Miss Carival 2011 contestants. Photo credit: FacebookThe reigning Miss Dominica will tonight participate in her third pageant at the First Citizen Miss Carival 2011, in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.Ms Jacintha Lynn Fagan with ten other contestants will be representing their countries and vying for this prestigious postion. The other contestants are Shellya Kenisha Rogers of Anguilla, Brittany Diamond Marissa Worrel of Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts & Nevis, Barbados, Karen Shih Reyes of The Dominica Republic, Roneisha Avaleigh James of Jamaica, Iantavian Romancia Lynetta Queeley of St. Kitts & Nevis, Louise Liza Victor of St. Lucia, Kia Karen Joachim of Trinidad & Tobago, Yojaisy Deilimar Mendoza Rondon of Venezuela, and Iva Christina Satney of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.The show is scheduled for this evening at the Carnival City, from 8pm and can be viewed live on NBC Radio 89.7 on tunein.com.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Ms Dominica to participate in Miss Carival 2011 tonight by: – July 1, 2011center_img Share 58 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Healy cited for biting

first_img The statement continued: “The incident occurred in the 17th minute. Healy will now appear at a judicial hearing tomorrow, Thursday June 6, at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane.” Match citing officer, South African Freek Burger, asked Sheehan to provide him with a statement after he made a biting allegation to referee Glen Jackson during the game. The game was held up while television match official Glenn Newman looked at replays from different angles of any alleged offence, but nothing materialised from that footage. Healy, who had been widely tipped to win a Lions Test place against Australia later this month, could face a lengthy ban. But he is also battling to overcome a suspected ankle ligament injury, the full extent of which the Lions management hope to know within 24-48 hours. The Lions leave Perth for Brisbane on Thursday, where they face the Queensland Reds on Saturday. Press Association Healy is alleged to have committed the offence on Western Force scrum-half Brett Sheehan during Wednesday’s tour game at Patersons Stadium, the Australian Rugby Union has announced. Ireland and Leinster forward Healy was later carried off after suffering an ankle injury that is threatening his future participation in the tour. The ARU said, in a statement: “British and Irish Lions prop, Cian Healy, has been cited for acts contrary to good sportsmanship against Emirates Western Force scrum-half, Brett Sheehan, in the opening match of the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour. Healy has been cited under Law 10.4.m Acts contrary to good sportsmanship, a player may not bite an opponent.” center_img British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy has been cited for allegedly biting an opponent.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Tickets: Where can you book tickets and what are ticket prices?

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just one day away with England taking on South Africa on May 30 at The Oval. The World Cup is back in England after 20 years and the hosts will be bidding to win the cup for the first time. The demand for tickets in this quadrennial event is massive and most of England and India’s games have been sold out. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are the star attractions and obviously, most of their games have been sold out. However, there are still some games which the fans can still view. Here is how you can book tickets for the games and here are the prices.How to book tickets online?Go to the official https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com and you need to create or register an account to apply for tickets. The tickets will be available to purchase on a first-come, first served basis. The tickets will be sent out by Royal Mail Tracked, or DHL Tracked for overseas delivery. Once the tickets are on the way, the applicant will receive a tracking number from either Royal Mail/DHL. The latest one can receive the tickets is 5 days before the selected match.Which matches are sold out?As expected, most of the India games are sold out and one will have to burn their wallets to get a ticket in black. However, India vs West Indies still has tickets available as well as India vs Bangladesh. Here are the matches that have been sold out England vs South Africa, South Africa vs India, India vs Australia, England vs West Indies, India vs Pakistan, India vs Afghanistan, Pakistan vs South Africa, England vs Australia, New Zealand vs Australia, England vs India, Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Sri Lanka vs India, Semi-final 1, Semi-final 2, FinalWhat is the cost of the ticket?Most important. The cheapest ticket will be 40 British Pounds, which is Rs 3600. The most expensive is 100 British Pounds, which is approximately Rs 9000. However, the ICC’s ticketing policy has stated that 80,000 tickets will cost GBP 20 or less and 200,000 will cost GBP 50 or less, so supporters of other teams are likely to find value when tickets go on sale.For which matches are the tickets cheap and expensive?For the GBP 40 ticket, it will be for England’s matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan or India’s match against Afghanistan. England and India fans will pay a minimum of GBP 55 to see their teams and GBP 70 in the biggest games. India’s games against Pakistan, Australia and England are sold out.The cheapest tickets are 40 GBP which is rupees 3600.The most expensive tickets are 100 GBP which is close to Rs 10,000. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Chelsea in talks to sign winger de Bruyne

first_imgChelsea have entered discussions with Genk over the signing of winger Kevin de Bruyne.The 20-year-old has come to the attention of several top clubs during the last year and is believed to be close to an £8.5m move to Stamford Bridge.Genk director Dirk Degraen is in London for talks and a deal could be completed within the next 48 hours.AdChoices广告De Bruyne played against the Blues twice in this season’s Champions League and last term helped Genk win the Belgian title.He is expected to be loaned back to Genk for the rest of this season once his sale to Chelsea has been finalised.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

McCullough flashes potential, deficiencies in loss to California

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 21, 2014 at 2:36 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb NEW YORK — With a flick of the wrist, Chris McCullough gave a quick tease to just how versatile he can be. Four minutes into Syracuse’s matchup with California, the freshman saw space in front of him, pulled the trigger on his first career 3-pointer and nailed it.But his weaknesses were also on display, losing the ball twice around the rim as he attacked the basket — the second of which led to California guard Jabari Bird dunking easily on the break and SU head coach Jim Boeheim folding his arms and calling timeout as the Golden Bears pulled away in the second half. While McCullough’s offensive game was efficient and he defended the rim well with five blocks on the night, the freshman didn’t match up well physically during the No. 23 Orange’s (2-1) 73-59 loss to the Golden Bears (3-0) in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.“Chris has some really good basketball skills, but his stamina and physicality — that only comes over time,” Boeheim said. “He’s a smart player, he knows what he’s doing, he understands the game, but he’s not physical enough for the college game right now. And his stamina is not as good as it needs to be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn addition to showing reliability on the defensive end as a rim protector, McCullough’s offense — 5-for-8 shooting and 12 points — was economical compared to how he performed in SU’s exhibition against Adrian and the season opener against Kennesaw State.McCullough accounted for six of SU’s first eight points Thursday night, swishing the 3 and then getting a basket in the paint after a free throw. In the second half, he added a dunk off a pass from point guard Kaleb Joseph.But ultimately, Syracuse’s offense as a whole fell flat with Christmas relegated to just 23 minutes.“I think Chris is another guy who can score, but … he gets pushed around a little bit. That’s to be expected,” Boeheim said. “Really, we have got to find some scoring in other places.”Against Adrian on Nov. 10, a Division III team with no players taller than 6 feet, 5 inches, the 6-foot-10 McCullough finished 2-of-11 from the field despite grabbing nine offensive rebounds.SU’s success on the offensive glass stood out and caught the Golden Bears’ eyes while watching tape, Bird said. The Orange had pulled down 36 offensive rebounds through its first two games, but grabbed just 13 in its third as it scrapped with a team of similar size. In 38 minutes against the Golden Bears, McCullough collected just three offensive boards. He cleaned up a Tyler Roberson air ball with a layup, and a misfired Trevor Cooney 3 bounced long and he drove to the basket and flipped it in.“That was the bulk of their offense,” Bird said of SU’s offensive rebounds. “We just decided to keep them off the glass and make them make tough shots all game, we’ll have a chance to win.”As Christmas’ early foul troubles persist, McCullough showed promise as a rim protector. Within a minute of Christmas fouling out with 6:23 left in the game, McCullough deflected a dunk attempt by California forward David Kravish in transition, then rejected another fastbreak attempt at the rim a possession later. When Boeheim’s discussed Christmas’ unhurried development as a big man, he’s pointed to the fact that big men generally take longer to improve than guards and small forwards. He expects McCullough to progress at the same rate.“Nobody wants to hear it, but it takes time,” Boeheim said. “Hakim Warrick was like that and even a little bit thinner when he was a freshman. He struggled the whole freshman year really into his sophomore year, but it does take time.” Commentslast_img read more

Salo chosen as FINA women’s head coach

first_imgUSC head swimming and diving coach Dave Salo has been named USA’s national women’s head coach for the 2015 FINA World Championships. The meet is scheduled for July 24- Aug. 9 in Kazan, Russia.Salo is entering his ninth season as head coach of USC’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. He will serve alongside Cal’s head coach Dave Durden, who will coach the USA’s men’s national team. This is the second time that Salo will direct the women’s national team at Worlds, as he coached the team in 2013 in Barcelona. Salo’s 2013 team included Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky. His team won a tournament-best nine gold medals.Salo has coached in three Olympic games and served as an assistant coach to the women’s national team in the 2012 Olympics, helping his team win eight gold medals. In 2010 he was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Salo earned his Ph.D. from USC after earning his undergraduate and master’s degree from Long Beach State. Salo returned to USC as an assistant coach under Peter Daland. In 1990, Salo took a head coaching job with the Irvine Novaquatics. While head coach of the Novaquatics, Salo coached his team to the Junior National Team Championships and the United States Swimming National Championships. Salo returned to USC, this time as head coach, in 2006. In his time at USC, Salo has regularly coached his team to title contention, routinely securing a place in the top 10. The 2014 NCAA Championships saw the women’s team finish fifth and the men’s team finish eighth. It was the fifth consecutive top-seven finish for USC’s women’s team. The men’s team boasts an undefeated 4-0 record to start this season while the women are 3-1. All wins are in conference.last_img read more

Nakamura Gets Revenge against Mahal, The Singh Brothers

first_imgWWE SMACKDOWNFemi Solaja in New York courtesy MultiChoiceThe sweet revenge for Shinsuke Nakamura against The Singh Brothers was one of the major high point at the WWE SmackDown bouts late Tuesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Two days ago the Japanese wrestler was handed his first single loss of the championship to Jinder Mahal.The loss to Mahal was caused by the Singh Brothers who distracted Nakamura long enough for the champion to gain the upper hand for the controversial victory.However, at the SmackDown event, it was a different scene as Mahal watched helplessly as the master of flying kicks gave the challengers enough dose of punishment.Before the bout, Bryan, an acquaintance of Nakamura had told Mahal that it’s payback time by going up against his cronies the Singh Brothers.In the ring, Nakamura blasted both Sunil and Samir Singh, knocking them around with hard strikes. A distraction from Mahal opened the door for the heels to battle back.A triangle choke, though, was enough to put away the brothers. Mahal tried to ambush Nakamura afterward, but he countered with a Kinshasa.The flamboyant Japanese wrestler won via Samir’s tapout to a triangle submission leading to a pin fall and thereafter blues and red lighting illuminate the hall as passionate fans celebrate with him.Before the bout, AJ Styles kicked off the night by issuing an open challenge for his U.S. title. McMahon screwed him over and few minutes later, Shane-O-Mac stepped out to highlight his dominance, stating he called the match fairly.In hot exchange of words, Styles demanded to defend the title, and the commissioner agreed to the match. Owens, though, demanded to choose his own referee.And per McMahon, this would be Owens’ last shot at the championship while Styles held it.“I told the world that I am the workhorse of the WWE,” Styles responded following Owens claim that “you should be focused on your right hand hitting the mat three times,” he responded.The efficient segment followed up the SummerSlam controversy well. Owens, Styles and McMahon all had a ton of tension here. We’re getting closer and closer to the McMahon vs. Owens feud that will be the highlight of SmackDown in the coming weeks.And WWE continues to find ways to keep the Styles-Owens matchups interesting. KO picking the ref is a unique, fun stipulation. The last-chance element of the bout adds high stakes.In the women tag team championship match, Natalya and Carmella teamed up against Naomi and Lynch in the epic battle. In exchange of pin fall claims, Natalya and her partner were on the losing side.The stage appearance of Naomi was awesome, wearing a sweet Technicolor-esque dream coat during her entrance. She hung it on the ring post, then immediately got in Natalya’s face.Naomi started the match against Carmella, who danced around the ring for a lap before tagging in Natalya. They lock up as the fight got to a break.Upon return, Lynch hit a running legdrop on Natalya. The new champion attempted to call a timeout, then pulled Lynch into the turnbuckle and kicked away at her. Natalya hooked a sleeper on Becky, who freed herself, only to be floored by a discus clothesline.Natalya pushed Lynch back into her team’s corner. She attempted to tag Carmella, who dropped to the floor to avoid getting involved in the match. Natalya glared down at her partner. Lynch took advantage of the situation with a schoolboy, then hit an enziguri.Both women regained their feet. Lynch hit a charging Natalya with an elbow in the corner, but was thrown onto her face when she climbed the ropes to follow up. Natalya scored a two count, then yelled, “What are you doing?” at Carmella. Outside the ring, the wave is back in Brooklyn.In the exchange, Naomi and Becky Lynch beat Natalya and Carmella when Naomi pinned Carmella after a split-legged moonsault.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more