Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel raises over $5,000 for Vermont Foodbank with 2nd annual charity sale

first_imgOn Saturday, December 10, Vermonters shopped till they dropped ‘ and raised over $5,000 to fight hunger.Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their 2nd annual Charity Sale in December, and the store and its customers collectively raised over $5,000 for Lenny’s chosen charity partner, the Vermont Foodbank. This morning, Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy presented that donation to Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles.Lenny’s customers purchased tickets, for $5 each, to the one-day sale. With that ticket, customers qualified for substantial discounts on top gift items throughout the store. More than 550 tickets were sold, and 100% of the proceeds from those ticket sales went directly to the Foodbank. Each $5 ticket sold enabled the Foodbank to help provide 30 meals for Vermonters in need.In addition to the ticket proceeds, Lenny’s also donated a percentage of the day’s sales to benefit the Foodbank, making for a total donation of $5,148.‘We’re happy with the success of this event, and we’re so pleased to be able to make this kind of donation to the Vermont Foodbank,’ said Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy. ‘We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support – not only of a local business like Lenny’s – but also of the Vermont Foodbank. That’s the true spirit of the holiday season, and we’re so proud to have been a part of it. We’ll definitely be looking to do more of these sales in the future.’Barre, VTVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2010, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonterslast_img read more

MLAX : First-midfield line works to fill departure of vaunted trio

first_img Comments All three members of Syracuse’s new-look first-midfield line have different experiences, and in turn, different expectations.So when JoJo Marasco, Bobby Eilers and Hakeem Lecky come together this season to form the line, it will be a test for them to mesh together.Although the trio has only worked together since the fall, Marasco believes they’ll be able to evolve into an effective unit.‘We’ve developed a relationship with each other that we kind of trust each other a lot now, and one guy’s going to dodge, we’re going to follow him to try and get open,’ Marasco said. ‘It’s good competition because every day we’re trying to work on a better dodge, work on a better shot and try to help one another out on the field.’After the Orange graduated its entire first line after last season, head coach John Desko was forced to assemble a group to replace it entering this season. It wasn’t an easy task, considering last year’s line consisted of All-Americans Jovan Miller, Josh Amidon and Jeremy Thompson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s a challenging situation for three players who haven’t worked together on a starting line before, but each player has recognized the work ethic that needs to be instilled to form a cohesive force in the midfield.‘Communication is the big thing that we’re working on right now,’ Lecky said. ‘Like I said, we’re still going to work on that this week and just get the plays down to on point. We’ll see, we’ve got a long week ahead, a hard week, and we’re just going to try to take it to Albany this Sunday.’Of the three midfielders taking over the first line, Marasco has the most experience. After splitting last season at attack and midfield, he’ll play almost exclusively up top in 2012. Along with him are Eilers, who will see his first time as starter this season, and Lecky, who will step on the field for his first collegiate lacrosse experience Sunday against Albany.Each player brings something different to the table. Marasco has been an attacking fixture for the Orange throughout his career. He was tied for the team lead with 41 points a year ago.Eilers, at 6 feet 5 inches, is a big body and has a knack for scoring goals when given the chance. Last season, he led SU’s second midfield line with eight goals. The senior said he plans on using his size to his advantage more this season, especially working with smaller players like Lecky and Marasco.And Desko had high expectations for what Lecky could achieve last season before he injured his wrist and missed the entire season, choosing to redshirt his freshman season. He brings an unheralded speed to the first line to match the physicality of Eilers and the dodging talents of Marasco.‘I think they’re doing a good job,’ Desko said. ‘JoJo comes back to us with probably the most game experience, playing two positions, and Bobby Eilers I think really in the second half of the season started to play pretty well in the second midfield unit.‘Hakeem Lecky was with us last year, got hurt. We expected him to play a lot as the year went on, but because of the injury and when it happened and how long it lasted, we decided that he would redshirt, and I think he’s got some good talent.’All three enter the season with something to prove. And in the limited time they’ve played together, they’ve shown flashes of what they might be able to achieve later on this season. In the Orange’s scrimmage against Maryland last Sunday, Eilers notched two game-tying goals and an assist, and Lecky added a goal of his own.Lecky admitted that there are still areas that the unit can improve as a whole, but there have also been glimpses of how the unit can function together thus far.‘We’ve still got a lot of stuff to work on, but we’re getting better, practicing the things that we’re going to translate over to the games,’ Lecky said. ‘I think we’re doing a good job now. We just got to keep our hard work this week and get ready for the big season opener this Sunday.’adtredin@syr.edu Published on February 14, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NHL rankings: Midseason replacement head coaches with best odds to win Stanley Cup

first_imgMORE: Jim Montgomery seeks treatment for alcohol abuse, says firing was ‘appropriate call’Before we get into the rankings portion, here’s a breakdown of each midseason replacement (Sheldon Keefe of the Toronto Maple Leafs is the only non-interim), and how they have faired since taking over.GamesCoachTeamRecord priorRecord sinceStandings (Jan. 3)19Sheldon KeefeMaple Leafs9-10-4 (.478)14-4-1 (.763)Atlantic 216*Geoff WardFlames11-12-4 (.481)10-5-1 (.656)Wild Card 314Alain NasreddineDevils9-13-4 (.423)6-6-2 (.500)Wild Card 910Rick BownessStars17-11-3 (.597)6-3-1 (.650)Central 39Bob BoughnerSharks15-16-2 (.485)3-5-1 (.389)Wild Card 7*Geoff Ward coached in the Flames 3-2 OT win against Buffalo on Nov. 27 before Peters resigned. That game is reflected in the above chart.Here are our rankings for which replacement head coach has the best chances to win the 2019-20 Stanley Cup:5. Alain Nasreddine, New JerseyThis isn’t necessarily Nasreddine’s fault. The Devils’ interim took over the worst of the five records with a win percentage of just .423, and while he has a .500 record as head man, the Devils are more than a long shot for the Stanley Cup.Silver lining? The Blues were last in the league this time last year and the Devils have two more points now than the Blues had then. “Nas” has his team playing better than Hynes did, even more so following the departure of Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes, but this team is still a year or two away from contention.MORE: Devils finding new identity under interim head coach Alain Nasreddine4. Bob Boughner, San JoseThe only reason Boughner’s Sharks aren’t last on this list is that he took over a slightly better squad than Nasreddine. Boughner is the only midseason replacement with a losing record at 3-5-1 and the only one with a worse win percentage after taking over than before.Also, the Sharks are currently closer to a playoff spot (eight points out) than the Devils (13) halfway through the season. So despite the team’s poor performances since making the switch, San Jose’s Stanley Cup chances are still greater than Nasreddine and Co.3. Geoff Ward, CalgaryNow we have legitimate contenders.When Peters resigned, it was a byproduct of bigger issues not only with the coach but the league as a whole. However, some would argue his seat was warming up underneath him before the allegations surfaced of verbal abuse toward players.As per #Flames GM Brad Treliving, Geoff Ward will act as interim head coach. pic.twitter.com/KHIj8gEyyF— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 29, 2019Geoff Ward has taken an under-performing Calgary Flames team back to a playoff spot. The team that finished first in the Western Conference last season was almost unrecognizable in 2019-20, but now Ward has his team climbing back to the top. He began his tenure on a seven-game win streak, solidifying the changing of the tides in Calgary.2. Rick Bowness, DallasRecent news regarding Montgomery’s firing has made it clear that his departure was alcohol-related but for much of the last near-month, the team has played under a cloud of uncertainty surrounding what happened to their head coach. While the Stars are playing well, fresh off a dramatic win at the Winter Classic, Rick Bowness is still not the top replacement coach on this list.He inherited the only above-.500 team of the five replacement coaches and has still managed to improve their record even with the distractions surrounding the former head coach. But Bowness’ history as a head coach in the NHL suggests that he might not be the man to take the Stars all of the way.Only once in the seven seasons that he has finished a regular season as head coach of NHL club has that team made the playoffs (1993 Bruins), so while Dallas looks like a shoo-in for the postseason, Bowness’ experience in that arena is few and far between as a head coach. Fortunately for this team, the players have experience and should know what to expect. When Bowness has been an associate, his teams have made the playoffs seven times, most notably losing in the Finals with the 2010-11 Canucks.MORE: What the Winter Classic meant to the NHL, Dallas and the southern hockey fan1. Sheldon Keefe, TorontoThe only coach who is not under the “interim” title is residing in Toronto. Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe is the most likely midseason replacement to win the Stanley Cup. On the anniversary of the start to the St. Louis Blues’ Cinderella run last season, led by then-interim head coach Craig Berube, we compiled our rankings for who has the best odds to repeat what the Blues did last season: win the Stanley Cup under a midseason replacement head coach.To date, five NHL coaches have lost their jobs this season: Mike Babcock, Bill Peters, John Hynes, Jim Montgomery and Peter Deboer. While these five men are no longer employed, they all parted ways for different reasons, meaning the men who stepped up as bench bosses for these five teams all walked into very different situations. Sheldon Keefe has been named the 31st head coach in Maple Leafs history.Details: https://t.co/xazRWM5PS2 pic.twitter.com/uQm9fIparo— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 20, 2019Of the five coaches on this list, he has (by far) the best win percentage this season (.763) and has his team playing hot just into the new year, riding a nine-game point streak (8-0-1). Perhaps the Leafs knew it was coming and that’s why the transition has been so smooth, or perhaps Keefe is just that good of a coach.But Toronto’s chances go beyond the bench boss. The Maple Leafs’ roster is filled with talent and, should the goalkeeping stay intact, the firepower upfront can light up the scoreboard any night. Babcock’s coaching methods have been critiqued, especially with the list he asked Mitch Marner to make regarding his teammates’ work ethic.Also, as the standings sit right now, Toronto is the only team on this list who would have home-ice advantage in the first round, possibly making the difference in whether or not the Leafs are dealt another first-round exit.last_img read more

NFL great Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Favre, who played 321 straight games during his career — a record for a quarterback — retired in 2010 after nearly 20 years in the NFL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – Green Bay Packers players talk to Hall of Famer Brett Favre as he is introduced after the NFL Hall of Fame Game against the Indianapolis Colts was cancelled due to poor field conditions at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Canton, Ohio. Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFPFormer Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday.While Favre was known to have spent time in rehab in 1996 to address problems with drink and the painkiller Vicodin, the 48-year-old told Sports Illustrated’s MMQB.com blog he had also undergone two other spells in treatment.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Favre said he was first admitted to rehab for 28 days to treat an addition to prescription pills, saying on one occasion he had taken 12 Vicodin tablets at once.“I actually went to rehab three times. I saw the most successful, smart people – doctors, professional people – lose it all, ruin their lives,” said Favre, adding he was persuaded to get treatment by his wife Deanne and his agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I didn’t think I had a problem, but they talked me into it,” Favre said.He was then admitted to a facility in Kansas for alcohol problems. Spurs disbanding cheer squad for ‘family friendly’ act LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “When I drank, I drank to excess. So when I went in the second time, to the place in Kansas, I remember vividly fighting them in there,” Favre said. “They said drinking was the gateway drug for me, and they were right, absolutely right, but I wouldn’t admit it. I will never forget one of the nurses. I fought with this nurse all the time. I would not admit the drinking problem. At the end, she said to me, ‘You’ll be back. I was back.”Favre said his third stint in rehab was to address problems with alcohol.“I was in there 28 days, and it worked,” he said. “When I got out, the toughest thing was the first three months, because I had to change my thought process.“When I played golf before, I realized the only reason I wanted to play was to drink. After a while, instead of thinking, ‘How many beers can we drink in 18 holes?’ I fell into a pattern of what could I do to get good at golf. I realized with each passing day I really didn’t like drinking.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gareth Southgate takes swipe at English media over ‘leaked’ Panama team

first_imgThe notes appeared to show the Three Lions, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with victory over Tunisia, are preparing to start Ruben Loftus-Cheek in place of the injured Dele Alli and pair Marcus Rashford alongside captain Harry Kane in attack at the expense of Raheem Sterling. 1 Gareth Southgate has told the English media to decide whether they want to help or hinder the England team after the XI to face Panama was ‘leaked’.The England manager’s assistant Steve Holland was pictured holding training notes at a session in Repino on Thursday ahead of the second Group G clash. England boss Gareth Southgate conducts a training session England team for Panama #WorldCup clash ‘leaked in training notes’ https://t.co/onopaMIW6D pic.twitter.com/7QMmf5tNh2— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 21, 2018Speaking to talkSPORT on Friday, Southgate insisted it was NOT the team to face Panama written down on Holland’s pad but issued a rebuke to the media for publishing the photographs.He said: “There is a squad of 23 names on the sheet. The next sheet has different players in different positions because we swap people in and swap people out.“The stories are then run as they are. For me, it’s no drama.“Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it’s a disadvantage to us so of course our media has to decide whether they want to help the team or not. But given that it was just a squad list, it doesn’t really make any difference to us really.”Southgate went on to reveal he had not yet named his team for Sunday’s match, live on talkSPORT.Dele Alli is major a doubt due to a thigh problem, although he has been progressing well and has not been completely ruled out of selection.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more