first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Photo Credit: FacebookKeron Pinard Byrne has won his suit against journalist Lennox Linton, Island Communications Corporation Limited and Raglan Riviere. In his judgement, Justice Brian Cottle concluded that,“The defendants, especially the first defendant, remain unapologetic. He continues to insist that his statements were based on facts, revealed by his very “thorough” investigation, although at the trial no evidence was led to establish the truth of those statements.” Justice Cottle explained further that, “His demeanour in the witness box was more consistent with personal animosity towards the claimant rather than an unbiased search for truth. The overall tone of the offending publications also reeked of rancour rather than even hatred reporting.”“The court also cannot be blind to a growing disturbing tendancy of the part of some local media practitioners to make reckless and very unfortunate statements without any factual foundation. In societies such as ours there is a tendancy to conlcude that statements made in the media are to be believed. The mass media is largely trusted and consequently weilds much influence. With such great power should also come commensurate responsiblility.”“When I take into account awards in other recent defamation matters before these courts the award to the claimant is as follows. The fisrt and second defendants will pay damages to the claimant in the sum of $50,000.00 each. The award against the third defendant is in the amount of $10,000.00. The first and second defendatns will pay prescribed costs in the sum of $14,000.00, each while the third defendant will pay costs of $3,333.33.”Judgment_Lennox_linton_et_alDominica Vibes News 60 Views   one commentcenter_img LocalNews Lennox Linton to pay $64,000.00 to Keiron Pinard-Byrne by: – March 23, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_img Loading… But Everton just wouldn’t lie down, and Richarlison was able to bundle the ball home on the stroke of half-time, although Arteta was unhappy with the Brazilian’s boot being high as he challenged Bernd Leno. Nicolas Pepe’s cross was headed in by Aubameyang straight after the restart, with Ancelotti slumping into his seat as his side got off to the nightmare start in the second half. And while his side huffed and puffed, they just could not find another equaliser as the second period wore on. They came closest to breaking through when Calvert-Lewin’s stoppage-time header flew agonisingly wide, but the Gunners just about held on for the three points. Read Also:Arteta set to offload Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil in major shake-up Ancelotti was able to turn to Andre Gomes, however, as the Portuguese midfielder made a welcome early return from his horror November injury from the bench. The wily Italian also turned to compatriot Moise Kean in the closing stages, but it was Arsenal who held firm to seal the points FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The win takes the Gunners up to ninth in the Premier League table – now just three points behind rivals Tottenham after going ten matches unbeaten in all competitions. It was opponents Everton that had gotten the game off to a flyer, however, as England hopeful Dominic Calvert-Lewin acrobatically fired Carlo Ancelotti’s men into the lead in the opening minute of the match. Some eyebrows were raised when Mikel Arteta again selected youngster Eddie Nketiah over the more experienced Alexandre Lacazette. But the teen striker paid back his manager’s faith in the 27th minute when his smart first-time finish put Arsenal back on level terms. And the Gunners soon found themselves ahead when skipper Aubameyang confidently slotted past Toffees ‘keeper Jordan Pickford just six minutes later.Advertisement Promoted Content40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s header a minute into the second half clinched a 3-2 victory for Arsenal over Everton in a frenetic Sunday afternoon tussle at the Emirates.last_img read more

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for Frbruary 17-22.Boys Basketball Player of the Week:  Austin Clark-Switzerland County.Congrats to The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles and Coach Scott Smith on winning The Sectional and Regional Crowns.  The best of luck at The Semi-States.ORVC Weekly Report (February 17-22)Submitted by ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced its newest class of inductees for the Sports Hall of Fame.The following will be inducted at a ceremony Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. inside the Bucksport High School gymnasium: Robbie Carmichael, Josh Carter, Lorii Hake Fowler, Dominique Kone, Bain Pollard, James Soper, Karen Leach Wardwell and special contributor Hugh Bowden.The public is invited to attend the ceremony and dinner. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person.Below are summaries of each inductee:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRobbie Carmichael, Class of 1975 (football): Carmichael was a three-sport star who lettered and captained the football, basketball and baseball teams. He was the starting quarterback and cornerback on the 1973 state championship football team. He was named first team All-Little Ten Conference cornerback and second team quarterback in 1973.Carmichael went on to play for the University of Maine-Orono football team as a quarterback and wide receiver.Josh Carter, Class of 2000 (wrestling): Carter was a four-year starter for the BHS wrestling team. He finished his career with 121 wins and a Class C Eastern Maine championship. He was a state runner-up.Carter competed at Muhlenburg College in Pennsylvania for four years, finishing fifth in career pins for the college.Lorii Hake Fowler, Class of 1985 (indoor and outdoor track): Hake Fowler was a multiple-time sprint champion. In outdoor track, she won five individual regional championships in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter runs during the 1984 and 1985 seasons. She also captured four state championships in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was a member of a state championship 4 x 100 relay team.An indoor track standout as well, Hake Fowler won regional crowns in the 60 and 300, placing second in the 60 and third in the 300 at the state meet. She still holds the school records for the 60 and 300 in indoor and the 100 and 200 in outdoor.Dominique Kone, Class of 2009 (outdoor track): Kone, a three-sport star, was a stellar track athlete who won three individual state championships in the 100, 200 and long jump. Kone was twice a member of 4 x 100 winning relay state championship team. He still holds the Class C outdoor track state record in the 100 as well as school records in the 100 and 200.Kone continued his track career at Colby College and won a Division III national championship in the indoor 60-meter dash and the outdoor 100-meter dash. He is the only track athlete from BHS to win an individual national collegiate championship.Karen Leach Wardwell, Class of 1973 (basketball): Leach Wardwell was a two-sport star for the Golden Bucks, playing basketball and softball during the early 1970s.Leach Wardwell continued her sports career at Husson College (now Husson University), playing softball and basketball. She was also inducted into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame.Bain Pollard, Class of 1972 (baseball): Pollard played four sports, but he stood out in baseball. Pollard started three years as an outfielder and shortstop. His senior year, he batted .447, hitting four home runs and helping the team to an Eastern Maine runner-up finish. During the summers, he played with an Eastern Maine semi-pro baseball team in Northeast Harbor.Pollard attended Colby College and played baseball for John Winkin. A starter for three years at Colby, he was a first team All-American in 1974, batting .426.James Soper, Class of 1955 (football): Soper, one of three brothers who played football for BHS at the same time in the early 1950s, was selected twice to the All-LTC first team in both his junior and senior year. Soper continued his football career at University of Maine earning three letters.Hugh Bowden, Special Contributor (sports reporter): For almost 30 years, Bowden covered Hancock County sports for The Ellsworth American, writing and photographing sporting events in an unbiased manner. His coverage of sports gave all competitors and teams publicity. Though he recently retired from his position as sports editor, Bowden continues to write editorials for The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

first_imgGROS ISLET, South Africa, Jun 10, CMC – Captain Jason Holder has minced no words in his assessment of West Indies’ stunning defeat to minnows Afghanistan, describing the performance as “poor” and calling on his embattled side to change their mental approach for today’s must-win encounter.The Caribbean side produced a dreadful performance in Friday’s opening One-Day International at the Darren Sammy National Stadium, crashing to a shocking 63-run defeat to the ICC Associate nation.Chasing a modest 213 for victory, West Indies were embarrassingly bundled out for 149, with 18-year-old leg-spinner Rashid Khan picking up seven for 18 – the fourth-best figures in ODI history.“I think Afghanistan played better cricket and they deserved to win the game,” Holder said in a frank interview.“When we look back on our performances, I don’t think we were as energetic as we wanted to be in the field. We lapsed a bit in the end. I felt the bowlers did a reasonable job but when we batted, we were in no uncertain words, poor.“We’ve got to be better as international cricketers. I just felt we didn’t show that intent up front. I think the pitch was a very good pitch, it was not one that hampered stroke-play so I think we all have to be accountable for our actions as batsmen and now going forward into this game on Sunday – a must-win game – we just need to put things right.”West Indies were heavily favoured to make a clean sweep of the series against a side with little experience against major Test-playing nations.But opener Javed Ahmadi struck a career-best 81 to lift the visitors up to 212 for six off their 50 overs, aided by some loose bowling at the back end of the inings which saw 52 runs coming off the last six overs.In reply, the Windies struggled to score from the outset and after crawling to 52 for two after the first 20 overs, lost their last eight wickets for 81 runs.Holder said it was clear his players needed to make adjustments to their mental approach.“It’s more of a mindset. I think we’ve got to adjust our minds to the fact we are playing a very important series against Afghanistan,” the Barbadian all-rounder explained.“I think we just lacked energy at many stages of the game, especially in the field, and it’s something we’ve been talking about in the dressing room for a while, so I think if we can improve our attitudes and body language on the field – look more alive during the innings – I think that would go a long way and then obviously we can trasncend that into our batting.”He added: “The intent wasn’t there when we batted. I think we can put the Afghans under a little more pressure when they bowl to us and just try to stamp our authority on the game.”He was quick, however, to praise his bowlers even though pointing out they could have had more of an impact earlier in the Afghanistan innings.“We could probably look for a little more wickets in the middle overs. I think things kind of meandered in the middle and we just tried to push through the overs,” Holder noted.“We were always behind in terms of over-rate. If we could be ahead of the game a bit earlier, it gives us a bit more cushion as the game goes on. Those are a few areas I can point out [where we need to improve] but I am still pleased with the way the guys bowled.”The second ODI is set to bowl off at 14.30 hrslast_img read more

first_imgREGISTRATION for the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) Grand Emancipation horse race meet closes today, and according to president of the club, Justice Cecil Kennard, no late entries will be accepted.The meet is scheduled for next Sunday at the club’s track at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.The activity has already attracted some of the country’s top thoroughbreds to compete for millions in cash and trophies from 12:00hrs.The annual event has been one of the country’s traditions over the years and this year’s meet is being deemed one of the biggest in recent times.In excess of $4M in prizes will be up for grabs on the seven-race card with the feature C and Lower one-mile event having a $700 000 prize for the winner.In the co-feature H and Lower race, West Indies-bred non-winners and Guyana-bred Open, the winning steed will take home $240 000 for its owner.As usual, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market will sponsor the Champion Jockey trophy. According to Trophy Stall Managing Director Ramesh Sunich, the Champion Jockey Trophy known as the Neville Sunich Trophy is in memory of his late father.Other races carded on the provisional programme are L class non-winners ($120 000), J and K Lower ($180 000), the L non-winners for 2018-2019 ($140 000), the Two-year-old Guyana-bred ($200 000), and L Open ($160 000).The races will be run under the Rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority.To enter, contact Cecil Kennard 623-7609, Nikita Ross 662-4668, Ivan Dipnarine 331-0316, Fazal Habibulla 657-7010, Dennis Deroop 640-6396 or Campton Sancho, 691-1174.last_img read more

first_imgBy Peter HallBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s unbeaten 46 helped Australia recover to 124-3 in their second innings before bad light stopped play with the tourists 34 runs ahead at the end of day three of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.England’s first innings resumed on 267-4 as Rory Burns added eight to his overnight score, falling for 133.However, England lost three wickets in 11 balls before Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes came to the rescue by adding 65 runs for the ninth wicket. England were eventually all out for 374.The injured Jimmy Anderson was kept out of the bowling attack, with Broad opening, and he soon had his 450th Test wicket as he enticed an edge from David Warner (8), with Cameron Bancroft next to go for seven to leave Australia 27-2.Usman Khawaja (40) batted well before Ben Stokes had him caught behind.But Smith, who scored a brilliant century in the first innings, once again proved immovable as he and Travis Head (21 not out) stayed at the crease until the umpires took the players off as daylight faded.“Smithy is battling unbelievably,” James Pattinson said. “The best players stand up when it really matters, and he has done that here against England.”England started well as Stokes passed 50 in front of a raucous crowd but nicked the ball through to Tim Paine the very next ball.Burns’ innings then came to an end as he misjudged a Nathan Lyon delivery straight into Paine’s hands.Lyon struck again in the same over when Moeen Ali was out for a five-ball duck. Australia kept up the pressure as Bairstow was dismissed in the next over for eight, with Peter Siddle claiming the wicket.The middle-order collapse stalled England’s progress before Broad and Woakes kicked on.Broad’s longest Test innings in six years came to an end as he was caught on the boundary for 29.Anderson was last to go for three, but the 37-year-old paceman’s calf injury kept him out of England’s bowling attack.“It is well poised,” Woakes said. “It has been a great match so far.“We leaked a couple too many tonight. But if we can start early in the morning, with two quick wickets first up then the partnership with Stuart could be a big part of the game.”SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1st innings 286 ENGLAND 1st innings (overnight 267-4)R. Burns c Paine b Lyon 133J. Roy c Smith b Pattinson 10J. Root c & b Siddle 57J. Denly lbw b Pattinson 18J. Buttler c Bancroft b Cummins 5B. Stokes c Paine b Cummins 50J. Bairstow c Warner b Siddle 8M. Ali b Lyon 0C. Woakes not out 37S. Broad c Pattinson b Cummins 29J. Anderson c Cummins b Lyon 3Extras: (b-10, lb-11, nb-1, w-2) 24Total: (all out, 135.5 overs) 374Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-154, 3-189, 4-194, 5-282, 6-296, 7-300, 8-300, 9-365.Bowling: P. Cummins 33-9-84-3, J. Pattinson 27-3-82-2, P. Siddle 27-8-52-2 , N. Lyon 43.5-8-112-3, M. Wade 1-0-7-0, T. Head 2-1-7-0, S. Smith 2-0-9-0AUSTRALIA 2nd inningsC. Bancroft c Buttler b Ali 7D. Warner c Bairstow b Broad 8U. Khawaja c Bairstow b Stokes 40S. Smith not out 46T. Head not out 21Extras: (b-1, nb-1) 2Total: (3 wickets; 31 overs) 124Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-27, 3-75.Bowling: S. Broad 6-0-26-1, C. Woakes 6-1-20-0, M. Ali 9-0-47-1, J. Root 3-0-12-0, B. Stokes 7-2-18-1last_img read more

first_img“I am moving up. I will beat Odhiambo. Very easily. I am gunning for the Commonwealth and world titles. Nothing will stop me,” he said. Also at GOtv Boxing Night 13, his compatriot, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, will fight Egyptian Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title.The event will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Falz The Bahd Guy, Reekado Banks and Simi.Another international title bout will see Nigeria’s Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed defend his West African Boxing Union (WABU) title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana. Two national title bouts are also on the cards, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde taking on Chijioke “Painless” Ngige for the national light welterweight crown, while Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu against Kehinde “Ijoba’ Badmus will duel for the lightweight title..The latter category will equally see a challenge bout between Rilwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Jimoh “Hogan Jimoh Jr”, Lukman, with Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna and Cosmos “Awosika” David also clashing in super middleweight challenge bout.Tickets are available online at ariiyatickets..com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets as well as the National Staidum.Buses will be made available to transport ticket-holding fans from the National Stadium to the venue of the event and back to the stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi has vowed to win the African Boxing Union (ABU)light welterweight title when he takes on Kenya’s Michael Odhiambo at GOtv Boxing Night 13 on 26 December. The event, which holds at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, will feature seven bouts.Fijabi, a darling of the Lagos boxing crowd, after having reigned as the national and sub-regional champion, his coming clash with Odhiambo gives him an opportunity to become the continental king.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments At home in the dead of the night, the craving for that next Winston cigarette must have been insatiable. How bitter that next cup of half-black coffee must have tasted.Jake Crouthamel piped down on 30 cigarettes and drank 10 cups of half-black coffee a day during his 27 years as director of athletics for Syracuse University. But in June 2003, this Winston, the first after Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford told Crouthamel the ACC had revoked Syracuse’s invitation to the ACC — one the Orange had accepted, Crouthamel said — must have provided the most requisite release of all.‘As far as I was concerned, a formal invitation is a formal invitation,’ Crouthamel said. ‘I had assumed — and this was not a one-person decision, this was a conference decision — that it had been through and through and verified. The decision was made to invite Syracuse. The call was made extending the invitation, and Syracuse agreed.’In 2003, eight years before Syracuse accepted an invitation three weeks ago on Sept. 18 to join the ACC along with Pittsburgh, SU accepted an invitation to join the very same league. Was it well known? No. But had Crouthamel and Swofford, together, come to some kind of terms on the direction of the ACC and Syracuse?Yes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘In my mind the process has been thoroughly completed and it’s over,’ Crouthamel said. ‘So all of this stuff that was going on behind the scenes was unbeknown to me at the time.’‘A friend was calling a friend and telling me that the original phone call that I had received before was no longer valid,’ Crouthamel added. ‘And I thought it was a betrayal.’But why was it a betrayal? On June 4, 2003, three ACC officials visited the SU campus and the ACC was set on inviting Syracuse, along with the league’s top target, Miami, and Boston College. Yet two weeks later, Swofford made that phone call to his friend, rescinding the original offer and effectively ending their relationship. The two haven’t spoken since.Crouthamel and then-SU Chancellor Kenneth ‘Buzz’ Shaw weren’t aware of exactly what and who were truly affecting Syracuse’s ACC candidacy and why Swofford rescinded the offer. That Boston College and Virginia Tech would ultimately enter the league over the Orange lay more in unknown politics hundreds of miles away.Simply, why didn’t Syracuse end up in the ACC when it wanted to, eight years prior to 2011? When it had not only one, but arguably two chances?***Bill Leighty will be happy to tell you. He was, after all, the man who screwed a Virginia Tech-ACC license plate onto the governor of Virginia’s car mere days after Virginia Tech and Miami joined the ACC in late June 2003 — days after Swofford called Crouthamel — with a smile on his face.Leighty, the former chief of staff to Gov. Mark Warner of Virginia, knows the reason why Syracuse’s invitation was revoked: Warner. The governor spearheaded a resilient lobbying and politicking plan in June of 2003 with the goal of the ACC and its presidents extending membership to Virginia Tech, Leighty said.‘I think a lot of people worked on it,’ Leighty said. ‘But the bottom line is it would not have happened without Mark Warner’s involvement. Period.’Warner’s expansive efforts targeted not only Virginia administrators and its Board of Visitors, but also Division-I presidents from the ACC and across the country.What Leighty meant was that the ACC ultimately inviting Virginia Tech over Syracuse in 2003 was contingent upon Warner’s efforts. His eleventh-hour lobbying ultimately persuaded seven of nine ACC presidents to vote for Virginia Tech. And it helped that then-University of Virginia President John Casteen was on Warner’s side from the beginning.‘What I can tell you is that John Casteen was supportive all along,’ Leighty said. ‘They did it very quietly, but I think that John Casteen recognized that it was a boost for the rivalry between Virginia and Virginia Tech, and I would actually say that Casteen and Warner were co-conspirators in this thing.’Crouthamel said he later found out Casteen was going as far as threatening to pull Virginia out of the conference if membership wasn’t extended to Virginia Tech — whether or not that was just a scare tactic was never tested.None of it was simple. And none of it was apparent to Syracuse’s administrators at the time. Crouthamel found out about Warner’s politicking efforts later, when an ACC athletic director, who he declined to name, informed him of the events.‘Yes, it was the governor of Virginia exerting a certain influence on the ACC on behalf of Virginia Tech, saying again they would pull Virginia out of the ACC if Virginia Tech wasn’t invited,’ Crouthamel said.***Richard Blumenthal effectively gave Warner the time he needed. The Connecticut attorney general filed a lawsuit in a Connecticut court on June 6, 2003, just two days after ACC officials left the Syracuse campus with what seemed like concrete mutual interest.In the suit, Virginia Tech and four other Big East institutions accused the ACC of conspiring to destroy the Big East, seeking millions of dollars in monetary compensation. Virginia Tech vowed to preserve the Big East in the suit, but the school continued working privately toward ACC inclusion with the extra time.All the while, Warner had the administrative backing of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors, and with that, Casteen had all the power he needed to put forth his second expansion vote only for Virginia Tech.According to ACC bylaws, seven of nine schools needed to vote yes to admit another school. Duke and North Carolina were traditionally opposed to any expansion. Virginia and Casteen, in essence, were that seventh swing vote. But one thing is clear: The suit had some effect.It gave Warner time.‘I do remember that we thought we were out (of luck) a number of times,’ Leighty said. ‘But there was additional time, and I guess the lawsuit was why that happened.’Eight times, Leighty recalls, he and Warner thought it was over. Eight times, the prospects of Syracuse joining the ACC would have been better had they given up.But finally on June 24, when the presidents voted on each expansion plan separately, Virginia Tech and Miami were approved as the 10th and 11th teams. Warner and Casteen had won. Crouthamel and Shaw had lost.***Syracuse history professor David Bennett thought it was obvious SU could still join the ACC even after June 24. This was an obvious second chance as, to Bennett, it was clear the ACC would go to 12 teams to have a lucrative conference championship game.Bennett, the former chairman of the Athletic Policy Board and the NCAA Faculty Representative from 1975-95, went to Shaw.‘The question I had for (Shaw), it wasn’t a question, it was a strong feeling, and it was that this could not stand,’ Bennett said. ‘ … They were clearly going to add either Boston College or Syracuse. And I thought we should make a full-court press to be that school.’Shaw and Crouthamel chose not to.Instead, the two, along with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and then-University of West Virginia President David Hardesty Jr., worked to rebuild the Big East into the unbalanced yet formidable 16-team basketball superconference it became, Shaw said.Boston College, though, secretly pursued the path Bennett suggested for Syracuse and ultimately joined the ACC in October 2003.‘At the time we had no intent of leaving, at the time we were obsessed with putting the conference back together,’ Shaw said.Eight years later, though, Syracuse is in the ACC. The move was an ‘axiomatic’ one to Bennett. It was expected by Crouthamel, too.Still, it hurts the former athletic director. Crouthamel is the 73-year-old who birthed the Big East conference with his two Beta Theta Phi fraternity brothers at Dartmouth — the late Dave Gavitt and Frank Rienzo. Gavitt became the first commissioner of the Big East, and Rienzo is a former Georgetown athletic director. Gavitt passed on the same day — Sept. 16 — the world found out Syracuse was in talks with the ACC again.And even with the sudden news, both personally with the death of Gavitt and professionally with his former employer, Crouthamel doesn’t mind talking about what fell apart eight years ago. What once seemed inevitable then finally came to fruition now.‘I was not surprised at the recent news,’ Crouthamel said. ‘ … My question is why they didn’t do it before in 2003.’aolivero@syr.edu—Development Editor Kathleen Ronayne contributed reporting to this articlecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more