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13 Haitian migrants stranded at sea rescued near Martin County

first_imgMartin County Sheriff’s Office marine units assisted the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Border Patrol in rescuing 13 people, nine men, three women and a 4-month-old baby, who were stranded at sea for almost a week.Officials said the migrants were located Friday several miles offshore and they told officials they were seeking a better life.  According to the sheriff’s office, the boat originated from Haiti and lost power at some point, becoming afloat for an unknown period of time until it was spotted.Officials say one of the women and her child were suffering dehydration.All passengers were turned over to the Coast Guard.last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball’s Jalissa Trotter follows in mother’s footsteps on collegiate stage

first_img Published on October 4, 2016 at 1:22 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez While in college, Melissa Trotter-Hardy needed help raising her daughter. In between attending volleyball practice and night classes, Trotter-Hardy’s coach at Henderson State University, Rhonda Thigpen, would look after her daughter. Thigpen would take the newborn girl to volleyball practices and church, and even became her godmother.“She became the little sister of the program,” Thigpen said. “Her mother worked around campus, and you would see Jalissa (Trotter) in the gym with a ball.”In these early days, Trotter developed a love for volleyball that would stick with her throughout her life. Nineteen years later, Trotter still finds herself on collegiate volleyball courts, playing as the starting setter for Syracuse.Both Trotter’s current head coach, Leonid Yelin, and Thigpen believe her competitive edge comes from her mother. Thigpen remembers picking Trotter up from school and seeing her goddaughter challenge other kids in races.Trotter brings that mindset every time she steps on the court for the Orange (3-11, 2-2 Atlantic Coast). She’s become a versatile force for SU, filling in the team’s need for a setter, even though it’s not her natural position. She leads the team with 266 assists and averages 6.19 assists per set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That’s all I ever was around … her playing volleyball, her coach and her teammates,” Trotter said. “I’d just sit on the side and play around with the ball. I kind of became addicted to it then.”As a child, Trotter attended several volleyball camps offered by her godmother. At the camps, she learned a mindset that she believes allows her to succeed on and off the court: M.T.X.E., Mental Toughness Xtra Effort.This philosophy that Thigpen teaches all of her players centers on working hard and becoming a role model for others.In high school, Trotter-Hardy would drive her daughter over two and a half hours every day from their home in Texarkana, Texas to Dallas for volleyball practice.Last year, Trotter’s freshman year at Syracuse, she wrote Thigpen a letter. In it, she thanked Thigpen and Trotter-Hardy for everything they had done to help get her to Syracuse. If not for them, Trotter said she would not have made it to SU.Now that she’s at Syracuse, Trotter has demonstrated her growth as a player. In the third set against Boston College on Sept. 23, Trotter rose up and struck a ball with a force that elicited an audible gasp from the Orange crowd.In that match for Syracuse, Trotter made an impact as she led the team with 19 assists.Trotter-Hardy and Thigpen are what got Trotter into volleyball. They ushered her every step of the way through the sport. Every time Trotter steps on the court for SU, she strives to make an impact akin to the mark that Trotter-Hardy and Thigpen left on her. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

What is XFL? What is the major difference between The Rock’s XFL and NFL?

first_imgLast Updated: 4th August, 2020 13:25 IST What Is XFL? What Is The Major Difference Between The Rock’s XFL And NFL? What is XFL? Analysing the rise and fall of NFL’s only rival after its $15 million takeover by former WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and group. Just months ago, the future of XFL appeared grim after it was forced it suspend its revamped season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, the league declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and had been looking for a new buyer ever since. The only viable competition to the National Football League (NFL), XFL will be heading into a new direction after the league was purchased for $15 million by a group including Hollywood’s one of biggest names, Dwayne Johnson.  Written By Sujay Chakraborty 3 months ago McMahon defends firing Luck just before shutting down XFL LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | How Much Did Vince McMahon Invest In XFL? XFL Files For Bankruptcy After Laying Off StaffDwayne “The Rock” Johnson along with his business partner Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners acquired the league on Monday and the new owners are already planning to play next season. Garcia, who became the first female owner of a major American sports league, told ESPN: “We’re planning for it. We’re doing all the steps that need to happen for the execution of that. But we’re also being mindful to what has actually been successful.” Garcia also confirmed that the new owners are planning to kickstart a new era in XFL history by adopting a bubble format for 2021, similar to that of the NBA and MLS. Having just eight teams will make it easier for the league to create a safe “bubble environment,” reckons Dany Garcia.What is XFL? Difference between XFL and NFLA professional football league, XFL initially played its debut season in 2001, when it was joint-venture between WWE chairman Vince McMahon and NBC Sport. Due to the popularity of the NFL, America’s leading football league, the inaugural season was a major let down with reports suggesting the partners lost up to $35 million in the XFL. It wrapped up its proceedings after the first season bust. In 2018, McMahon once again aligned himself with the XFL, trying to create a separate niche for itself alongside NFL. Consisting of eight teams divided equally between an East and West division, the league was all set for its revamped season in 2020. The season was scrapped on March 8, just a month after its Opening Day. XFL has long strived to be the rival to the NFL that hasn’t had one since it merged with the American Football league (AFL) in 1970. However, the football league faced several setbacks which curtailed its aspirations on both occasions. Also Read | Vince McMahon Claims He’s Not The ‘bad Guy’ After XFL Bankruptcy SagaHow much is XFL worth? A new direction for NFL’s rival?XFL filed for bankruptcy on April 13, where it listed its value between $10 and $50 million. Most of the XFL employees including commissioner Oliver Luck were fired when the league suspended its business. President and chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack are among the few active employees currently working towards formulating an organisational format for the third iteration of XFL. It is important to be noted that the acquisition of XFL must be first approved by a bankruptcy judge. The hearing is reportedly set for coming Friday. Also Read | Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Acquires XFLAlso Read | McMahon Defends Firing Luck Just Before Shutting Down XFL(Image Credits: Dwayne Johnson Twitter Handle) COMMENT WE RECOMMEND First Published: 4th August, 2020 13:25 IST 3 months ago Vince McMahon claims he’s not the ‘bad guy’ after XFL bankruptcy saga With my trail blazing partner @DanyGarciaCo & Red Bird Capital, we have acquired the XFL.With gratitude & passion I’ve built a career with my own two hands and will apply these callouses to our @xfl2020 brand.Excited to create something special for the fans! #XFL #fullcircle pic.twitter.com/LprJ6HjglD— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 3, 2020last_img read more