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Tory MPs ‘warned career under threat’ if didn’t back gay marriage

first_imgTelegraph 29 May 2013Conservative MPs claim they were threatened  by party whips to back gay marriage or their political career would be  finished.Tories were also reportedly warned they would  lose financial and organisational backing at the next election if they refused  to fall into line – something party insiders dismissed today as ‘categorically  untrue’.More than a dozen angry backbenchers have now  written to peers urging them to oppose the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in a  key vote on Monday.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332733/Tory-MPs-warned-career-seat-threat-did-gay-marriage-free-vote.htmllast_img

Centro Basket trials begin today

first_imgTHE Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), in preparation for the 2017 FIBA Centro Basket U-15 Championships, announced that Lugard Mohan has been appointed Head Coach for Guyana’s male Under-15 team.The Guyana U-16 male team qualified for the Championship by coming in second place in the recently concluded Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) U-16 Championships held in Guyana in July.The GABF and Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) will host sessions today and tomorrow, beginning at 17:00hrs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Twenty-three players have been shortlisted for the sessions. The sessions are also opened to other under- 15 players who may try out during the selection process.The final team will be named after the two-day trials.The twenty-three shortlisted players are Jordan Alphonso, Roydon Glasgow, Kwesi Roberts, Anthony Yansen, Corey Graham, Jeter Harris, Josiah Daniels, Jamal Persaud, Shaquawn Gill, Lugard Mohan, Alistair Agrippa (Georgetown), Yannick Tappin, Leon Benjamin, Kobe Tappin, Isiah Adams (Linden), Jermaine King, Matthew Samson, Rafael Sebastian (New Amsterdam), Isaiah Hintzen, Kadeem Dover, Robin Flatts, Nicholoyd Lowden, Joshua Grannum (Kwakwani).Players are asked to walk with their passports on Monday afternoon to aid the selection process.The Centro Basket Championships are scheduled to take place from August 24 to August 28 in Patillas, Puerto Rico.last_img read more

Women’s lacrosse wins fifth-straight season-opener

first_img“To come back down 2 and get the last 3 goals of the game is a testament of them sticking together and trusting each other, and then really executing when it mattered,” USC head coach Lindsey Munday said. With Hofstra up 8-6, the Trojans answered by shutting out the Pride in the last 16 minutes of the game. Senior attacker Hope Anhut rolled from the back of Hofstra’s crease in order to spark the 3-0 run that would lead to a Trojan victory. Senior midfielder and Tewaarton Award candidate Kerrigan Miller, who scored 2 goals during the game, tied the match by shooting off her own rebound. “It was a really long pause before I had to take the eight-meter, but we practice [those shots] every single day,” Concialdi said about scoring the final goal. “And I’m always … trying to be very fast off the line while in practice and it paid off. So I was very excited and also very confident going into that because I knew I put in the work in the offseason.” “I think it was a very good game,” Concialdi said. “It showed us what we have to still work on and also showed us what our strengths are, so I think … building off of this game we’re excited to get to practice on Monday and, knowing what we have to still work on, we’ll take it from there.” The Trojans improved to 14-15 record in games played in the Eastern time zone and 5-3 all-time in season openers.  Graduate attacker Emily Concialdi from Yorktown Heights, N.Y. scored the first 2 goals of the Trojans’ 2020 season and added on the game-winner in the last two minutes off a critical free possession shot. The Trojans used an aggressive offensive strategy, taking 36 shots in total with 23 of them on goal. Hofstra favored a more settled approach, waiting out the shot clock and shooting only 23 times with 19 of them on goal. Hofstra sophomore goalie Jess Smith had eight saves in the first half, bolstering the Pride’s defense and proving to be a difficult obstacle for the Trojans. In total, Smith had a career-high 14 saves in the game compared to USC junior goalie Riley Hertford’s 11. The first half ended favoring the Trojans 4-2, but the Pride returned heated at the start of the second. Hofstra senior midfielder Alexa Mattera, who scored 4 goals in total, equalized the score at 4 just three minutes into the second half. Concialdi’s dish to USC sophomore midfielder Erin Bakes brought the score to 5-4 Trojans, but 4 of the next 5 goals went to the Pride. The Trojans struggled to gain possession of the draw, particularly in the second half. In total, the Pride carried 13 out of the 19 draw controls led by Hofstra senior defender Darcie Smith. The Pride, on the other hand, could not match the Trojans’ defensive vigor in the midfield and turned the ball over during some key clears. The Trojans won out with 16 turnovers versus the Pride’s 21. USC sophomore defender Kaleigh Brennan celebrated with career-highs of two caused turnovers and four ground balls. The No. 16 USC women’s lacrosse team defeated the Hofstra Pride 9-8 in a nail-biting non-conference season opener in Hempstead, N.Y. Saturday. The Trojans have started their last five seasons off with a win and are now 2-0 all-time against the Pride. “I think it’s awesome,” Munday said. “It’s a starting point, the first game of the season … and so we want to continue to improve. We’re really fired up about the season and excited about where it’s going and now we just got to continue to get better every day.”  USC prevailed with a 33-degree wind chill at James M. Shuart Stadium. Eight Trojans returned to play at home in Long Island as Trojan fans overtook the stands. In total, 24 of the 33 Trojans on this year’s roster hail from the Eastern seaboard. Each team scored only once in the game’s first 23 minutes. Hofstra senior midfielder Alyssa Parrella, who U.S. Lacrosse Magazine called “one of the nation’s least talked about impact players,” took the Pride’s first goal of the season off an assist from junior attacker Katie Whelan. The Trojans take on the No. 8 Michigan Wolverines in their first home game of the season at Soni McAlister Field this Saturday at noon.last_img read more