Woman turns 107 says secret to longevity, ‘I never got married’

first_imgA New York woman who turned 107 on Wednesday shared her secret to longevity is staying single.Louise Signore, who lives in the Bronx, maintains a healthy diet and exercises regularly.However, she credits never having been married for living for more than a century.“I never got married, said Signore. “I think that’s the secret.”Singapore also said that her sister, who is 102-years-old wishes she’d never tied the knot.Signore celebrated her milestone with a birthday party at the Bartow Community Center in Coop City, according to reports.Over 100 people attended the special occasion.Alelia Murphy, 114, currently holds the record for being the oldest living woman in the United States.Murphy is also a New York resident; she and Singapore were both born in Harlem.last_img read more

Alyssa Dewes excels in ninth spot in Syracuse’s batting order

first_img Published on April 7, 2016 at 12:43 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Alyssa Dewes, Syracuse’s ninth batter in the order, is breaking the stigma of being the worst hitter on the team.Out of the nine spot, the junior outfielder leads the Orange in batting average (.351), slugging percentage (.649) and on-base percentage (.406). She’s five for her last 12 and has Syracuse (17-16, 4-7 Atlantic Coast) set for its upcoming weekend series at Virginia (12-25, 2-7).“I’m comfortable being there, I’m happy being there,” Dewes said of the nine hole. “Sometimes when you get moved around in the order, you get nervous. I’m just more confident, more comfortable there.”Before she became the everyday ninth batter on March 12, Dewes moved around the order fairly often. From Feb. 12 to March 5, she hit in the five, six, seven, eight and nine spots.Head coach Mike Bosch tried Dewes higher up in the lineup to give her more at-bats, but the offense wasn’t working as well. When not hitting ninth, Dewes is hitless in 10 at-bats. In the ninth spot, where she gets better pitches to drive, she has all of her 20 hits. In 47 at-bats there, she’s hitting .426.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBosch has since penciled Dewes in the nine hole, where Dewes has been a model of consistency. With the exception of one 0-for-8 stretch, she hasn’t gone more than three consecutive games without a hit.“She gets in the confidence and she takes her hacks,” assistant coach Alisa Goler said. “When we saw her in the fall, she didn’t necessarily look like she always was just gearin’ to go. I think now when she gets up there, she feels like when she takes a hack at the ball she’s going to have a good chance.”Dewes’ 1.055 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging) also leads the team. She’s hit three home runs, four doubles and three triples on the year. She’s also tied for second on the team in stolen bases, with four.“I like her speed, she’s thrived there,” Bosch said. “Honestly, if she gets on base, we know we have people if we flip the lineup over, that will be able to drive her in.”As a freshman in 2014, Dewes hit .307 with four home runs. Last year she hit .220 with two home runs. This year, though, she’s been more comfortable out of the nine spot.“From a mental standpoint, she’s just a — I hate to say it — much happier kid this year,” Bosch said. “She just feels more relaxed at the plate.”Bosch and Goler also credit Dewes’ has quick bat speed for her success at the plate. This leads to high bat-exit speeds and hard hits off the bat. Her ability to stretch singles into doubles and doubles into triples has also helped her produce from the the last spot in the batting order.“For Dewes, that’s just her niche,” Goler said. “She owns it.” Commentslast_img read more

HawkEye to go ‘live’ in Semple Stadium

first_imgThere’s also a possibility that the score detection system could be used at the Thurles venue if it’s selected to host the Allianz National Hurling Semi-Finals on April 17th or the Final on May 1st.The technology was trialled at Tipp’s three home NHL games – against Dublin, Waterford and Cork – and also the All-Ireland Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final betwen Na Piarsiagh and Oulart the Ballagh last month.It’s also reported that it could be tested again during the All-Ireland Colleges Hurling Final between Ard Scoil Ris and St Kieran’s College on Easter Monday. HawkEye has been used at Croke Park since 2013.However, its operation has not been without controversy – Limerick were denied a perfectly good point in the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final against Galway in August that year after the technology wrongly determined the shot hadn’t gone over the bar.last_img read more

Boylesports expands domestic portfolio buying Bambury betting shops

first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Related Articles Irish bookmaker Boylesports has continued its domestic retail expansion by acquiring the portfolio of nine betting shops from independent bookmaker Bambury.Having agreed sale terms with Bambury owners, the purchase of the nine betting shops is currently awaiting approval by the Irish competition authority.Should Boylesports governance be successful in its purchase of Bambury estates, the Dundalk bookmaker will increase its domestic betting shop portfolio to 219 active premises.    Founded in 1980 by Jimmy and Barbera Finlay, with a view of servicing punters in the Leinster area, Bambury is one of the few independent bookmakers left in Ireland.The Boylesport acquisition of Bambury properties, will see Ireland’s second largest bookmaker takeover premises in the Irish counties of Kildare, Meath and Dublin.All Bambury betting shops will be converted and rebranded into Boylesports properties, with Boylesports retaining all 31 staff members.Issuing a purchase note, John Boyle Founder of Boylesports congratulated the Finlay family on its achievements stating that they had created a ‘great business’ and that Bambury punters should expect the same level of service for the shops’ new owner. Share Share Submit Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020last_img read more