17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Despite this month’s liability shift deadline, a number of small business owners have yet to make the switch to EMV at their point of sale (POS) terminals. However, the potential consequences of not doing so could be sufficient motivation for many to change that stance in the coming months.A recent study considered three potential scenarios small businesses might face following the liability shift:Covering the cost of fraudulent transactions Receiving consumer complaintsHearing about other businesses experiencing fraudulent transactionsThe survey gauged 344 small business owners’ reactions to these probable situations to gain a better understanding of what would motivate them to implement EMV at their POS.The majority (60 percent) of small business owners surveyed said they would be unable to recover if they were required to handle a fraudulent charge of more than $500 out-of-pocket. Sixty-three percent of small businesses that currently have no plans to accept EMV said they would adopt the technology if it gave them fraud coverage. Interestingly, nearly half (47 percent) said they would become EMV-capable if they had to cover $100 or less in fraud. continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]I[/dropcap]magine one store that carries batteries of all kinds, from cell phones to cars, plus a gazillion light bulbs and an assortment of chargers, and you begin to understand what one of the nation’s fastest-growing franchises, Batteries Plus Bulbs, is all about. But wait, there’s more: It also repairs cracked iPhone, iPad and iPod screens. All under one roof.From a single storefront in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Batteries Plus Bulbs has expanded into 670 locations since 1988.But there’s only one outlet on Long Island, and since 2012, it’s been run by Scott Palmer, a 42-year-old who was born and raised in East Northport, where he went to John Glenn High School. Palmer’s enthusiasm for the franchise is almost electrifying.“I really, really, really enjoy what I do,” said Palmer, a large affable guy with an ebullient personality. “I love the store! I love the products that I sell! I love being able to give people something that they don’t necessarily know they even need!”How Palmer got to run his own Batteries Plus is a “quite long and ridiculous” story, the proud owner explained recently. It started at a golf course in Florida where Palmer’s father-in-law was complaining that he couldn’t watch TV in the comfort of his home since his rechargeable remote’s battery had just died after he’d spent about four grand on his state-of-the-art entertainment system. First, he had gone back to Best Buy, where the expensive equipment had come from, but the sales clerks told him he was out of luck; they didn’t sell the battery or the remote. Then Palmer’s father-in-law called the manufacturer, who informed him that he had to buy a brand new one for $180 because they didn’t sell just the battery. His frustration is not hard to imagine.“He went out of his mind,” Palmer recalled. “So he’s out playing golf with one of his buddies, who says, ‘Why don’t you just go over to Batteries Plus?’”Talk about a fateful question. Palmer’s father-in-law had owned a chemical company in Long Island City and had recently retired to Florida. Meanwhile, Scott Palmer had been laid off from a cosmetics manufacturer in New Jersey, and he and his wife had begun looking into franchises so they could remain in the New York area. In Florida, Batteries Plus has more than 50 outlets, but few in the Northeast.“Being from New York, he’s never heard of this before,” said Palmer. “So he goes over to Batteries Plus, and $17.99 later, he comes out with a new battery for his remote. So, he said to me, ‘This is the way to go. We’ve got to figure this out.’ That’s how I got into it.”Scott Palmer, proud proprietor of Batteries Plus Bulbs in Commack. (Spencer Rumsey/Long Island Press)Palmer can’t claim credit for being the original local franchise owner on Long Island.“I’m not the first, but I am the only,” he said. In 2009 another man had opened a Batteries Plus in a stand-alone store on Rt. 110 in Huntington across from the Walt Whitman Mall, but by 2010 he was gone because, Palmer explained, he couldn’t generate enough sales to support his family and pay his landlord.MORE: Retail & sales, accounting, management, marketing and more – there’s a lot you can do with a business degree. Learn how to move your passion forward with a business degree.So these days, Palmer operates Long Island’s sole Batteries Plus. The nearest one in New York is in Tarrytown, although the store in Paramus, N.J., is closer as the crow flies. Palmer’s outlet is in the middle of a Commack strip mall along the north side of Jericho Turnpike between Larkfield and Town Line roads. Palmer doesn’t get much foot traffic there but the rent is “too good” for him to consider relocating. He’s open seven days a week, and he’s got three employees.“My competition is spread out among 12, 13 different stores, which makes me unique,” said Palmer, who lists Radio Shack, P.C. Richard & Sons, Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s and local hardware stores among his competitors.“I compete with cell phone stores because I have cell phone batteries, and they pretty much don’t,” he said. “They want to get you in there so they can sell you a new phone.”That kind of bait and switch drives Palmer nuts.“If people need a battery for their car, they can go to Pep Boys and sit in their waiting room watching the Jerry Springer show for three and a half hours while someone puts a battery in their car and then tries to sell them on a transmission service,” said Palmer. “Or they can just come to me, and I’ll walk out into the parking lot and I’ll put the battery in, and 10 minutes later they’re gone.”Now that may sound like an obvious solution but what happens when the battery in your key fob is about to wear out and soon you won’t be able to unlock your car?“People start freaking out,” Palmer said. “They call the BMW dealer, or worse, they call their Audi dealer and the dealer goes, ‘Ninety-seven dollars and we’ll change the battery.’ I do it for seven-ninety-nine. The customers walk in, I fix it, and they leave. It takes all of seven minutes—if that.”Palmer says he loves to be stumped by customers but so far the only problem he hasn’t been able to solve easily is brand recognition. The franchise requires him to spend 4 percent of his gross on promotion but the Long Island market is problematic, given Newsday’s expensive monopoly on advertising. His budget is limited and it’s hard to make an impact.But things have been looking up. Once you google Batteries Plus Bulbs, it won’t leave your computer screen alone. Recently, its spots showed up during the ESPN broadcast of the New York Mets’ season opener in Kansas City against the Royals. Last year Forbes’ named it one of the best franchises to own in America, and that’s good publicity.“Our business is all about making complex things simple,” said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus Bulbs in a press release last year. “As the retail industry evolves, so will our business so that we maintain our relevance in this competitive and constantly changing environment.”Scott Palmer is glad he’s along for the ride.“You go to Home Depot to look for a light bulb and you could stand there for 15 minutes looking through things,” said Palmer. “God forbid you ask somebody in an orange smock and they go, ‘Oh, I don’t work in this department.’ Nobody ever comes into this store without being taken care of.”Batteries Plus Bulbs is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 6231 Jericho Turnpike in Commack; the store can be reached at 631-486-6697.
During this two-day conference, success stories of returnees who have invested in Croatian tourism will be presented, and Croatian branding, investments in tourist niches such as health and cultural tourism, and innovations in tourism will be discussed. Director of the Center for the Study of Croatian Emigration Marin Sopta he said that the conference symbolizes the unity of homeland and emigrated Croatia. “We point to the great economic potential of the diaspora and the need for stronger investment by emigrants. If we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we are in danger of losing the future. This must be borne in mind by all those who create divisions in Croatian society. These topics exhaust us emotionally and mentally, so we decided to look to the future. “, Sopta emphasized, at the opening of the International Conference “Emigrant Tourism”, adding that the Government should include the diaspora in the development strategy of the country. Can our diaspora be one of the opportunities for the development of our economy, tourism, and especially health tourism? It certainly can and must. Our diaspora must be one of our main ambassadors and links to the global market, as it is in other developing and smart countries. President of the Management Board of PwC Croatia John Gašparac he spoke about the prospects of Croatian tourism. “Challenges in tourism are also opportunities. Tourism is a business that lives on emotions and experiences. We can talk about numbers, but that factor is key. We need to change our view of the world and tourism, and if we succeed, then we can experience exponential growth”, Said Gašparac, noting that the plans we have are good, but that it will take time to implement them. RELATED NEWS: State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina he said that now is the right time to return and invest in Croatia. “Whoever dares to take steps in that direction today will benefit greatly from it. Not only material things are worth living in life; the quality of life and the feeling that you are part of the community are also important, and in Croatia you can do that”Said Glavina, who is also a returnee from the United States. Precisely with the aim of connecting and sharing experience and knowledge from the diaspora and for the diaspora in Split at the Milesi Palace, on May 17 and 18, 2019, the Second International Conference “Emigrant Tourism” is being organized. “With their return, representatives of the diaspora brought knowledge, technology transfer, modern business methods and best practices in the tourism sector from around the world. Today we are talking about emigrants in tourism, but we want to encourage cooperation and participation of the diaspora in all strategic sectors of the Croatian economy. In the whole process, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce wants to be a central contact point, support and partner for all representatives of its diaspora who are looking for business opportunities and opportunities.”, Said Ivan Barbaric, Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for International Affairs and the EU. Joe Basic he commented on the growth of his company MPG, with about 150 people today and the transfer of knowledge from Canada to Croatia. “We have been working on the Ultra project for ten years, and today it is visited by more than 150.000 people from more than 150 countries, which is an excellent promotion of Croatia. This is the right time to start a business in Croatia because the risks are the lowest since we founded the country. Croatia invites you to come back and realize your dreams and business ideas “, pointed out Basic. Marion Duzich, owner and director of the Waterman Svpetrvs hotel on Brač, emphasized that everything in business comes down to a quality product and quality people. “Of course, it is also important that they pay you for that quality. I practically came to Croatia to retire – I didn’t even know where Brac was, and in the end I invested in tourism because I believe in this country and these people. It is not easy to do business in Croatia. There are bad days, I spent a lot of money and nerves, but today I have 600 workers. Now we are tormented by the problem of labor, it takes us a lot of time”, Said Duzich and called on the government to facilitate the import of foreign workers. WILL WE FINALLY INTRODUCE THE SLOVENIAN MODEL FOR IMPORTING FOREIGN WORKERS FROM NEXT YEAR? You can find out more about the conference and the program HERE According to the CNB, the diaspora sends over 2 billion euros a year to Croatia, which is a share of about five percent of Croatia’s GDP. However, the mentioned amount is without real investments in our economy, and for which there is great interest. The Diaspora wants to primarily invest and help, but we can never connect the dots and establish a quality dialogue. We have been spinning in a circle for years, without real progress. Waterman Svpetrvs hotel on Brac
When I was much younger, there were conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans. The two parties talked to each other and there was compromise. World War II was still in the minds of the population. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The wealthy, as well as the working class, were primarily concerned for what was good for the United States. The wealthy paid an income tax rate as high as 91 percent. Most benefited and the United States prospered.Over the decades, we have become a nation of greed and self-interest. The Supreme Court approved the ability of the wealthy to spend unlimited amounts of money on attack campaign ads, deceptive propaganda and lies designed to elect their candidates. This power resulted in tax reform legislation that greatly benefited the wealthy. When the tax reform bill ran into opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s only concern was not the voters, but decreasing money contributions. Why? Money buys votes.Today, too many people expose themselves to “news” that is one sided with a specific political agenda. This kind of “news” is actually propaganda. The resulting degree of polarization and ignorance demonizes people and ideas. This isn’t compatible with the ideals of a democracy and not how a functional democracy should work. This is how dictatorial governments operate.We must elect people who bring us together, not tear us apart. We must elect people who are not bought and paid for by special interest groups.John DworakRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a Twitter post comparing him to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (Picture: Twitter)The Gabon international is reported to have been offered a deal worth £300,000-a-week by an unnamed Chinese club and sparked panic among the club’s fans after he deleted his profile picture and any mention of Arsenal on his Instagram account on Wednesday.Some Arsenal fans had been contemplating the idea of boosting Emery’s coffers by selling Aubameyang, potentially representing good business, especially given Alexandre Lacazette’s outstanding contribution last season, but that does not appear to be a view shared by the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner judging by his Twitter activity after he liked a post comparing him to Thierry Henry.Aubameyang scored 22 goals last season as he finished an impressive individual campaign as the division’s joint leading scorer alongside Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.Overall, the former Saint Etienne marksman has scored 41 goals in 65 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal and has two years remaining on his current deal which is reported to include a £3.75m loyalty bonus for every season he completes at the Emirates.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Jun 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Comment Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a big-money move to China (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dropped a major hint he remains committed to Arsenal amid speculation linking him with a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.Arsenal’s failure to secure Champions League qualification following last week’s shambolic defeat against Chelsea has had major ramifications on Unai Emery’s summer transfer budget.The Spaniard has been armed with a measly £40m budget but that could be significantly enhanced should he find buyers for some of the club’s more marketable commodities.Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi have all been deemed surplus to requirements, while Aubameyang would comfortably command a fee in the region of the £56million Arsenal paid to sign him from Borussia Dortmund 18 months ago.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drops hint on Arsenal future by liking Twitter post comparing him to Thierry Henry Aubameyang removed his main picture and deleted his bio (Picture: Instagram)
The share of alternative assets in the portfolios of Swiss Pensionskassen has increased steadily since 2000 to reach 7.7%, as of the end of 2015, according to Complementa.Heinz Rothacher, chief executive at the State Street-owned ratings agency, said the increase was based on “active, new investments” rather than portfolio shifts.Complementa found that private debt, infrastructure and insurance-linked securities were the most sought-after investments in the alternatives space.But Rothacher took pains to emphasise that the investments were made with “much more consideration and due diligence than the run on hedge funds at the turn of the millennium”. Since 2008, allocations to hedge funds have fallen steadily.Rothacher told IPE most Pensionskassen were focusing on “around three” sub-categories within the alternatives space but no more than that.The Complementa survey also found that the share of non-domestic investments remains above 50%, which has been the case since 2014.At the same time, foreign-exchange exposure continues to decline as currency hedging increases.The current foreign-exchange allocation is well below 20%, while, in 2006, it had still been closer to 30% when the share of non-domestic investments was not even at 40%.According to Complementa, more expensive investment strategies have paid off over the last three years.Since 2013, Swiss pension funds have had to publish total expense ratios for their portfolios in their annual reports, which has dissuaded some trustees from pursuing more expensive investments.Rothacher, however, said Complementa was seeing more searches for alternative investments from Pensionskassen.The survey shows that, between 2013 and 2015, the quartile of the most expensive pension funds reported an average annual return of 5%, while the cheapest quartile was at 4.7% – below the average for all pension funds.Meanwhile, the Oberaufsichtskommission (OAK), Switzerland’s top supervisory body for second-pillar pensions, has published its report on pension funds’ financial position.The OAK report (in German and French) is based on estimates reported to the authorities by Swiss pension funds in January, before the filing of annual reports.The OAK confirmed initial estimates on returns and funding levels made earlier in the year by the Swiss pension funds association ASIP, as well as financial service providers such as UBS, Credit Suisse and Willis Towers Watson. It said the average return stood at 0.8% for 2015 and that the funding level for pensions funds – including public ones without a state guarantee – had dropped from 108.5% to 105.1%.OAK president Pierre Triponez warned that future pension promises remain “too high” in light of the returns that can be “realistically expected”. However, he applauded Pensionskassen that have already adjusted their technical parameters such as the discount rate (technischer Zins) or the conversion rate.
NZ Herald 25 Aug 2012Monique and Mahara take turns to cuddle six-month-old Jamie: mum, mum and baby, plus Jazz the dog, make a modern family. Though, as the same-sex marriage debate continues, some would vehemently disagree this nuclear unit living quietly in suburban Auckland is a proper family. Monique and Mahara have been together eight years, wear rings demonstrating their commitment and say they are engaged, though they never followed through on a Civil Union. They are glad they didn’t now because if Labour MP Louisa Wall’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage passes, they would rather get married. Marriage itself is not the drawcard, the women say, but they would like the right to get married because this would mean they were being treated the same as everyone else.The issue for them is equality of human rights. The mood toward same-sex marriage has softened since the law for Civil Unions was passed in 2004. Some of those who were against Civil Unions are now supportive of same-sex marriage and supporters of Wall’s bill now include Prime Minister John Key. Around the world a handful of other countries, along with six states in America, have already legalised same sex marriage. Monique and Mahara say the sky is yet to fall in. But there are passionate opponents, and among those who object in this country is Family First’s Bob McCoskrie who sums up the argument for many who are opposed. He says a family consists of a mother and a father and that marriage encourages the rearing of children by the mother and father who conceived them. Given that all sorts of people already cannot marry, McCoskrie’s argument goes that if same-sex marriage was legalised then what next? “A 5-year old boy cannot marry,” he wrote in an opinion piece for the Herald. “Three people cannot get married to each other. A married man can’t marry another person. Two old aunties living together cannot marry. A father cannot marry his adult daughter. A football team cannot enact group marriage – the list is endless. It is disingenuous to complain about rights being taken away, when they never existed in the first place.”As of yesterday, more than 40,000 people had signed Family First’s online petition at its protect marriage website. The Catholic Church in New Zealand fired up its opposition, too, with a letter from its bishops aimed at Generation Y which used the words of Jesus to argue marriage should not be redefined: “From the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female’. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Marriage is not merely a human construction, the bishops wrote, it is the legal recognition of something natural. Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian clergy hit back at the Catholics, saying marriage had been expressed in many different forms over the centuries.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10829340
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BREWER — Local high school track and field teams participated in their penultimate competitions over the weekend at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Brewer and Caribou.Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island competed in the Large-School meet Friday in Brewer. The meet pitted the Eagles and Trojans against Bangor, Brewer, Foxcroft, Hampden Academy, Hermon, John Bapst, Old Town and Presque Isle.Bucksport, Deer Isle-Stonington, George Stevens Academy and Sumner made the trip to Caribou on Saturday for the PVC Small-School championships. Caribou, Central and Orono were among the other Small-School competitors in the Class C field.Qualified athletes will compete in the state championships at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Ellsworth and MDI will compete in the Class B championships in Dover-Foxcroft, and Bucksport, Deer Isle-Stonington, GSA and Sumner will compete in the Class C championships in Waterboro.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of the top-three local finishers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.PVC Large-School meetBoys’ 100-meter dash9. Jack Sandone, Ellsworth, 11.86 seconds10. Colby Lee, Mount Desert Island, 11.8914. Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 12.14Boys’ 200-meter dash3. Griffin Maristany, MDI, 22.978. Owen Mild, MDI, 23.5411. Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 24.85Boys’ 400-meter dash2. Griffin Maristany, MDI, 51.233. Owen Mild, MDI, 51.5411. Mike Kazmierczak, Ellsworth, 58.68Boys’ 800-meter run6. Jose Chumbe, MDI, 2:10.908. Stephen Grierson, MDI, 2:15.0312. Calvin Partin, MDI, 2:19.72Boys’ 1,600-meter run9. Beckett Markosian, Ellsworth, 5:02.4611. Stephen Grierson, MDI, 5:08.57Boys’ 3,200-meter run3. Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 10:34.728. Nick Cormier, Ellsworth, 11:16.08Boys’ 110-meter hurdles2. Elijah Joyce, MDI, 16.0012. Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 19.67Boys’ 300-meter hurdles3. Elijah Joyce, MDI, 44.544. Jack Sandone, Ellsworth, 44.6314. Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 51.46Boys’ 4-by-100 relay1. MDI, 45.435. Ellsworth, 47.73Boys’ 4-by-400 relay1. MDI, 3:32.616. Ellsworth, 4:00.21Boys’ 4-by-800 relay4. MDI, 9:04.828. Ellsworth, 9:47.02Boys’ 1,600-meter race walkNo local resultsBoys’ high jump3. Nate Mason, Ellsworth, 5 feet, 8 inches7. Billy Kerley, MDI, 5-48. Deandre Reid, MDI, 5-4Boys’ long jump5. Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 19-2 3/411. Billy Kerley, MDI, 18-013. Nate Mason, Ellsworth, 16-11Boys’ triple jump10. Billy Kerley, MDI, 36-2Boys’ shot put2. Croix Albee, MDI, 53-63. Gilbert Isaacs, MDI, 46-0 1/25. Samuel Hoff, MDI, 44-11 1/2Boys’ discus throw2. Croix Albee, MDI, 158-86. Samuel Hoff, MDI, 121-47. Micah Hallett, MDI, 120-3Boys’ javelin throw5. Elijah Joyce, MDI, 134-66. Croix Albee, MDI, 132-117. Micah Hallett, MDI, 130-0Boys’ pole vault6. Elijah Denning, MDI, 10-610. Ben Freudig, MDI, 9-6Boys’ team scores4. MDI, 87.510. Ellsworth, 21Girls’ 100-meter dash1. Ashley Anderson, MDI, 12.492. Adriana Novella, MDI, 13.208. Marilyn Sawyer, MDI, 13.51Girls’ 200-meter dash1. Ashley Anderson, MDI, 25.958. Adriana Novella, MDI, 29.06Girls’ 400-meter dash1. Zoe Olson, MDI, 1:03.1310. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 1:10.15Girls’ 800-meter run3. Zoe Olson, MDI, 2:28.544. Margo Kenyon, Ellsworth, 2:31.036. Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 2:33.70Girls’ 1,600-meter run3. Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 5:42.776. Abby Mazgaj, Ellsworth, 5:54.5610. Olivia Johnson, MDI, 6:08.56Girls’ 3,200-meter run7. Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 13:10.548. Lillian Frank, Ellsworth, 13:14.909. Olivia Watson, MDI, 13:45.84Girls’ 100-meter hurdles13. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 19.2615. Sydney Garrity, Ellsworth, 20.06Girls’ 300-meter hurdles6. Marilyn Sawyer, MDI, 52.06Girls’ 4-by-100 relay1. MDI, 50.845. Ellsworth, 58.50Girls’ 4-by-400 relay1. MDI, 4:17.366. Ellsworth, 4:53.45Girls’ 4-by-800 relayNo local resultsGirls’ 1,600-meter race walkNo local resultsGirls’ high jump6. Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 4-612. Julia Perconti, MDI, 4-2Girls’ long jump14. Anna Brown, Ellsworth, 14-316. Loren Genrich, MDI, 14-1Girls’ triple jumpNo local resultsGirls’ shot put3. Alicia Norberg, MDI, 31-1 3/45. Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 30-10 1/2Girls’ discus throw2. Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 103-910. Alicia Norberg, MDI, 73-5Girls’ javelin throw7. Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 84-99. Alicia Norberg, MDI, 70-11Girls’ pole vaultNo local resultsGirls’ team scores3. MDI, 798. Ellsworth, 13PVC Small-School meetBoys’ 100-meter dash4. Carter Tolmasoff, Bucksport, 12.457. Tyson Gray, Bucksport, 12.619. Daniel Li, George Stevens Academy, 12.69Boys’ 200-meter dash6. Tyson Gray, Bucksport, 26.338. Nate Sawyer, Bucksport, 26.569. Ti Janla, Sumner, 26.63Boys’ 400-meter dash7. Nate Sawyer, Bucksport, 56.1012. Joshua Crocker, Sumner, 59.3113. Michael Moon, GSA, 59.98Boys’ 800-meter run4. Meredith Bradshaw Thomas, GSA, 2:07.236. Logan Carter, Sumner, 2:16.00Boys’ 1,600-meter run3. Brendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 4:39.086. Luke Barnes, Sumner, 4:58.80Boys’ 3,200-meter run2. Brendan Penfold, DI-S, 10:29.514. Luke Barnes, Sumner, 10:48.65Boys’ 110-meter hurdles7. Henry Scheff, GSA, 18.9611. Bryce Coombs, Sumner, 21.30Boys’ 300-meter hurdles3. Jeremiah Scheff, GSA, 45.475. Henry Scheff, GSA, 47.937. Bryce Coombs, Sumner, 48.88Boys’ 4-by-100 relay5. GSA, 50.227. Sumner, 52.06Boys’ 4-by-400 relay4. GSA, 3:58.806. Sumner, 4:09.61Boys’ 4-by-800 relay2. GSA, 9:19.195. Sumner, 10:21.08Boys’ 1,600-meter race walk4. Parker Allen, GSA, 9:52.688. Nyamh Wolf, GSA, 10:09.02Boys’ high jump5. Thiraphong Janla, Sumner, 5-47. Henry Scheff, GSA, 5-4Boys’ long jump6. Daniel Li, GSA, 17-5 1/4Boys’ triple jump2. Daniel Bunker, Bucksport, 39-11 3/46. Henry Scheff, 36-0 3/49. Austin Clement, Bucksport, 32-1 3/4Boys’ shot putNo local resultsBoys’ discus throwNo local resultsBoys’ javelin throw7. Gavin Billings, Bucksport, 120-511. Tyson Gray, Bucksport, 112-212. Ian Renwick, GSA, 110-5Boys’ pole vaultNo local resultsBoys’ team scores6. GSA, 3210. DI-S, 1412. Sumner, 1113. Bucksport, 9Girls’ 100-meter dash7. Gabby Richardson, Sumner, 14.138. Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 14.339. Grace Broughton, GSA, 14.33Girls’ 200-meter dash4. Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 29.706. Addie Morrison, Bucksport, 30.2110. Gabby Richardson, Sumner, 30.57Girls’ 400-meter dash5. Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 1:06.296. Addie Morrison, Bucksport, 1:06.71Girls’ 800-meter dash1. Mary Brenna Catus, GSA, 2:29.756. Schyler Dorr, GSA, 2:47.637. Zeya Lorio, GSA, 2:49.70Girls’ 1,600-meter runNo local resultsGirls’ 3,200-meter runNo local resultsGirls’ 100-meter hurdles1. Eliza Broughton, GSA, 17.933. Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 19.07Girls’ 300-meter hurdles2. Eliza Broughton, GSA, 50.585. Grace Broughton, GSA, 53.08Girls’ 4-by-100 relay4. Sumner, 57.215. GSA, 57.85Girls’ 4-by-400 relay3. GSA, 4:29.557. Sumner, 5:13.32Girls’ 4-by-800 relay1. GSA, 10:50.90Girls’ 1,600-meter race walkNo local resultsGirls’ high jump7. Emily Erickson, Bucksport, 4-2Girls’ long jump7. Alyssa Graychase, 12-11 1/4Girls’ triple jump5. Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 29-6 1/29. Abby Terry, Bucksport, 26-9 1/2Girls’ shot put2. LeeAnn Varnum, GSA, 28-5 1/46. Brookelyn Knowles, Bucksport, 26-1 1/2Girls’ discus throw12. Brookelyn Knowles, Bucksport, 57-213. Ava Knowles, Bucksport, 50-10Girls’ javelin throw7. Kaylee Knowles, Bucksport 80-413. Blue Howard, Sumner, 65-3Girls’ pole vault3. Ava Sealander, GSA, 7-67. Zeya Lorio, GSA, 6-08. Gabriyah Gadsby, GSA, 5-0Girls’ team scores4. GSA, 719. Bucksport, 912. Sumner, 4
DEER ISLE — February should have been Rylee Eaton’s time in the spotlight. Instead, it was her time on the bench.After posting its second consecutive undefeated regular season, the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team was on cloud nine ahead of the 2019 Class D tournament. With the No. 2 seed in Northern Maine and an average margin of victory of 23.1 points, the Mariners had every reason to be excited about their prospects.Deer Isle-Stonington proved its worth throughout its three appearances on the Cross Insurance Center floor, where it would win its regional quarterfinal and semifinal games before falling short against reigning state champion Southern Aroostook. Yet the Mariners’ run came as Eaton, the team’s leading scorer, was unable to take the floor with her teammates.On Valentine’s Day, one day before Deer Isle-Stonington was set to take the floor for its regional quarterfinal showdown with Ashland, Eaton’s season came to an early end. After undergoing emergency abdominal surgery, the Mariners’ standout sophomore was unable to appear in any of the team’s three tournament games.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Eaton said after the Mariners’ 60-42 win over Shead on Dec. 14. “To have to sit there on the bench and watch my team live out my dream without me, that was really, really tough.”Ten months later, though, Eaton is at full strength and back on the floor. Now a junior, she’s picked up right where she left off when she led Deer Isle-Stonington to an unbeaten regular season a year ago.Entering Saturday’s showdown against Greenville at the Cross Center, Eaton was averaging 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Her best efforts to date include a 21-point, six-rebound effort Dec. 11 against Sumner and a 20-point, 10-rebound effort Dec. 23 against Bucksport.Those numbers aren’t far from her 2018-19 per-game averages of 15.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 steals. As her team’s top scorer and the No. 2 scorer in all of Hancock County, Eaton was named to The Ellsworth’s American’s inaugural All-Hancock County team along with teammate Lily Gray.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Rylee Eaton spots up to shoot during high school girls’ basketball practice Jan. 5, 2018, in Deer Isle. Eaton is averaging 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds through the Mariners’ first six games this season. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEven though Eaton wasn’t able to appear in last year’s tournament, she did get to suit up and be on the bench with her teammates. There was originally a hope that she would be able to play in the tournament’s later rounds, but it ultimately took another month and a half before she was cleared for full basketball activities.“I came into it with the hope that I would get to play a little bit if my team kept going, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get cleared in time,” Eaton said. “Even when I was [cleared], it took a little bit to get back into the swing of things.”Eaton is certainly “back in the swing of things” now, as is a Deer Isle-Stonington team that’s 6-1 with its only loss coming Saturday against reigning Southern Maine champion Greenville. Yet for head coach Randy Shepard, seeing the joy his best player has exuded upon her return to the court is more important than statistics or team records.“She’s very, very happy,” Shepard said. “She missed [being on the court with her teammates] a lot. Last year in the tournament, she wanted to play so bad, and it hurt that having to watch from the bench was all she could do.”Eaton’s first game back this year came in Deer Isle-Stonington’s season opener against George Stevens Academy on Dec. 6 in Deer Isle. That game saw her score a game-high 11 points as the Mariners rode a total team effort to a 57-23 win.Eaton tried not to make too much of her return to the court, which, in her own words, was “just another game.” For her family, though, it was much more than that.“It was amazing to see her back with her teammates,” said Rylee’s mother, Angel Eaton. “It means a lot to see her out there on the court and doing what she loves.”Deer Isle-Stonington will be back in action when it takes on Shead (5-3) at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 30, in Eastport. The Mariners also have upcoming games at Machias (1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4) at home against Schenck (6 p.m. 6) and at Sumner (6:30 p.m. Jan. 8).Even though Deer Isle-Stonington is no longer undefeated, the Mariners are still in the thick of the playoff race as they seek another memorable run this February. Yet after sitting out last postseason, Eaton is more than happy to take it all in and enjoy every step along the way.“We’re going to take it one step at a time,” Eaton said. “The first step is getting into the tournament, and to do that, we have to have a good season. … I’m just happy to back with my team. 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