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Knicks overhaul: Mills, Perry changing franchise’s identity

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Like everyone else in the league, the two men want to win. But even before that, they want the Knicks to develop the traits of a model franchise, not the model of dysfunction that they had come to be their identity.“I knew there were a lot of things that needed to change here and we’re in the process of doing that,” Mills said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSo far, so good. The Knicks are 16-14 heading into their game against Boston on Thursday (Friday Manila time) — not bad for a team that parted ways with its team president on the eve of free agency and then traded its leading scorer on the eve of training camp.“Hats off to my good friend Steve Mills. He is doing an excellent job,” Johnson wrote in a tweet after the Knicks beat the Hall of Famer’s Lakers on Dec. 12. “The future is promising for his young Knicks.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson They surprised Anthony with a video tribute before his first game back at Madison Square Garden last Saturday, then the Knicks showed their former star how much things have changed by routing Oklahoma City.“I like the potential that they have,” Anthony said. “For me, just to see those guys having fun again, knowing that it wasn’t fun. The fun was lost over the past couple of seasons.”Mills had a firsthand view of it while serving as Jackson’s general manager. Another 50-loss season ended with the Knicks getting a clear signal of how fed up people were when Kristaps Porzingis, the young star who was being groomed to replace Anthony as the face of the franchise, skipped his exit meeting after the season.“Everyone was frustrated. One of our players was obviously frustrated. Our fans were frustrated, we were frustrated, and so it led us to think we have to do something different and I felt strongly about it,” Mills said. “I addressed it with Phil and our coaching staff and our entire staff, that in my view we weren’t a team that really stood for anything in particular and that needed to change.“If it meant changing the triangle, it if meant changing our day-to-day stuff, we had to become more definable by something. When someone sees the Knicks, when someone’s going to play against the Knicks, what are you going to experience when you play that team?”For Perry, the hope is a team like the Pistons of the early 2000s, who won an NBA title and went to the Eastern Conference finals every season he was their director of player of personnel. One thing he’s insistent the Knicks won’t become are losers on purpose, as he and Mills rule out tanking for a high draft pick even though both have said they want to build with youth.“Ultimately our goal is to become a championship-type organization and I have just yet to see in my time in the NBA teams that embrace tanking that ultimately will be champions,” Perry said.Mills, who played at Princeton and worked for 16 years at the NBA, and Perry, who worked previously for four NBA franchises, have plenty of friends throughout the league on both the player and team side. Both can usually be found courtside on game nights talking to people, a far cry from recent seasons when Knicks management was often unseen and unheard.And in another change, Knicks management is also talking to fans, either directly or through the media.“I think sometimes we put the players in a tough situation. We clearly put Jeff in a very difficult situation last year,” Mills said, referring to coach Jeff Hornacek. “It’s not fair to him that every question about what’s going on within the organization he has to deal with.” View comments ‘Best in history’ Ronaldo put to test by Messi in ‘clasico’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Mills said at some point the fans need to hear from management.“We have a vision for where we want to take this team,” Mills said. “We want them to believe in it and feel good about it and see what we’re trying to get accomplished.”On and off the court.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 LATEST STORIES And, it appears, much different from the past.Mills and Perry want the Knicks to be known as a team that competes hard, works hard, defends hard. They insist on players that will be accountable to the team and a team that will be accountable to its fans.The only identity the Knicks had in recent years was of a laughingstock.“People say, ‘Can you win first and then have a culture?’ Well, what is the foundation you’re building to fall back on when you talk about being sustainable?” Perry said. “So what we want to be is a sustainable team that’s good year in and year out.”Mills returned to the team president role he briefly held after Phil Jackson was ousted in late June and then hired Perry as his general manager shortly after. They went to work on fixing the Knicks’ roster and reputation, trading Anthony but earning praise by showing him respect Jackson didn’t during a tumultuous final season together.ADVERTISEMENT This file photo shows New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry, left, and president Steve Mills posing for a picture after a news conference in Greenburgh, N.Y. Mills and Perry are trying to change the identity of the New York Knicks. APNEW YORK — Magic Johnson noticed. Carmelo Anthony, too.The once misguided New York Knicks seem to have a plan. The franchise that’s been good at producing chaos but not much else has the look of a professional NBA organization under president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry — and that’s not just on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

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Riverside claims BWC title again

first_img“They were forcing me baseline and I saw Kemie posting up,” Gbewonyo said of the winning play. “I was going to give (the ball) to her but when she emptied out. I saw an opportunity to shoot.” Chisa Ononiwu missed a 3-point shot with 7 seconds left. Nkele grabbed the rebound, got fouled and made a free throw with 4.2 seconds to go. Jenna Green scored 21 points for the second-seeded Gauchos (17-13), who lost to UCR in the tournament final for the second straight year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gbewonyo finished with a season-high 23 points for the top-seeded Highlanders (21- 10), who defended their tournament championship and head back to the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season. Kemie Nkele, the BWC Player of the Year, added 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks, and was selected the tournament’s MVP. center_img ANAHEIM – Seyram Gbewonyo saw an opportunity to put UC Riverside into the NCAA Tournament and took it. Gbewonyo made a jumper with 17.6 seconds to play to give UC Riverside a 70-67 victory over UC Santa Barbara and the Big West Conference title Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. last_img read more

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Subpoenas might trigger constitutional confrontation

first_imgWASHINGTON – The inquiry into the firing of eight federal prosecutors threatened Wednesday to widen into a constitutional confrontation as a House panel authorized subpoenas requiring Karl Rove and senior Bush administration officials to testify under oath. The White House dug in against the demand, although Democrats in Congress held out hope for a compromise. “Who knows where it will lead?” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. While members of a House judiciary subcommittee approved the subpoenas for Rove and four others, they did not issue them, saying they still hoped to avoid a showdown over separation of powers. “Trust me,” said Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the chairman of the full Judiciary Committee. “We are not going to move in a reckless or angry or temperamental way at all.” “The reason Republicans are not coming over the hill like the cavalry is the best defense you can give is it was poorly handled,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Today, that committee will consider subpoenas of its own. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., the chairman of the panel, said Wednesday evening that he expected to win the authority to force the testimony. Some Republicans in the House and Senate acknowledged privately that the administration’s proposal might be a tough sell politically, since many Americans would question why Rove and others were unwilling to talk under oath. But others sought to make the case that those appearing would still be required to be truthful or face a charge of misleading Congress. “If we find that there’s a lie, these people can go to jail just like they were under oath,” said Rep. Chris Cannon of Utah, the senior Republican on the subcommittee that approved the subpoenas.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As the Democrats consider their strategy, they must take into account the political costs and benefits of tangling with the administration on the prosecutors’ dismissals as they also wrestle with the question of pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq. The White House said the offer it made Tuesday was final: to allow Rove and others to be interviewed in private without having to take an oath or having the session transcribed. “If they issue subpoenas, the offer is withdrawn,” President George W. Bush’s press secretary, Tony Snow, declared Tuesday, though he quickly tried to shift the onus onto Democrats by saying that the issuing of subpoenas would make the offer moot. He said the administration still hoped Democrats would come around and accept what he described as an “extraordinarily generous offer.” Republican lawmakers have lined up behind the White House for now, saying that they considered the subpoenas premature given that the administration has produced thousands of pages of documents and allowed some Justice Department officials to testify publicly. The House authority for the subpoenas was granted on a voice vote, which saved lawmakers from going on the record, and some committee Republicans said they might support such a move later. Congressional Republicans do not want to surrender what they see as the institutional rights of Congress to seek testimony, even though they are allied with the White House. Also, many are unhappy with the way Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and his staff handled the dismissals and the resulting furor. last_img read more

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May Day fallout

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE controversy surrounding the May Day melee has exploded to the point that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was forced to return home. Cutting short a trip to Mexico and Central America, Villaraigosa now seeks to soothe a smouldering city. Fortunately for him, he’s been getting help from Police Chief William Bratton, who has done his best to dampen outrage over the LAPD’s gross overreaction to a small group of troublemakers at the May 1 rally. Rather than stonewalling, Bratton has welcomed an FBI investigation. He has also gone out of his way to express regret and contrition. “There were mistakes made all the way down the line,” Bratton admits. And responsibility for those mistakes extends all the way up to the top of Bratton’s office. It’s hard to understand how the officers on the scene could have reacted so badly to an event so predictable. The May Day march is an annual occurrence, with this year’s planned months in advance. Hundreds of officers were on the scene, and they should have known that a handful of rabble-rousers might show up, too, as they did last year. And yet when a few stones and bottles came their way, the cops seemed incapable of any response but overkill – trampling bystanders far removed from the offenders, including clearly identified reporters and photographers. They issued their crowd-dispersal order in English only – at an immigration march where massive numbers of those in attendance would likely be Spanish speakers. But blame here doesn’t belong so much to the officers on the scene as to those overseeing them. Why were these cops so badly prepared? What does their response say about their training? What are we to conclude about the culture of the LAPD? These are questions that Bratton – and Villaraigosa – now must answer. last_img read more

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White House hosts a royal affair

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington turned out adoring schoolchildren and ladies in hats for Queen Elizabeth II’s visit. The White House, too, laid on special touches at President Bush’s first-ever white-tie state dinner to honor America’s closest ally and make the queen feel welcome. The centuries-old vermeil flatware and candelabras came from a London silversmith. A made-of-sugar replica of the queen’s 1953 coronation rose graced the cake. English farmhouse cheeses accompanied the salad course. And the traditional “special guest” invited only at the last minute was sure to be of interest to an avid horse enthusiast such as the queen: Calvin Borel, the jockey who rode Street Sense to victory in the Kentucky Derby this weekend with the royals in attendance. “It’s just like winning the Kentucky Derby – it might even be better,” Borel said as he arrived for the dinner. On the other hand, there was the president suggesting Queen Elizabeth was over 230 years old. The president’s slip of the tongue during morning welcoming speeches was inadvertent, of course, and quickly smoothed over with humor. But it wasn’t exactly the flawless effort Bush had hoped would erase memories of the “talking hat” episode during the queen’s last U.S. visit. (In 1991, during Bush’s father’s administration, a too-tall lectern left the audience able to see only the queen’s hat behind microphones.) The queen, a sprightly 81, gave an embarrassed Bush a gracious nod after he suggested she had celebrated the United States’ founding in 1776. He meant to say she had attended 1976 bicentennial festivities. “She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child,” the president quipped, earning a reserved chuckle from his guest. Laura Bush made her own minor calendar mistake. She flubbed the year that she and her husband attended the state dinner hosted by President George H.W. Bush in honor of the queen, saying it was in 1993. The president and the queen took markedly different approaches to their formal remarks during a South Lawn arrival ceremony attended by thousands. Bush focused on the partnership between the United States and Britain in Iraq and against terrorism. In just four minutes, he mentioned “freedom” and “liberty” seven times. “Your majesty, I appreciate your leadership during these times of danger and decision,” he said. By contrast, the queen said her fifth journey to the United States over 50 years was an occasion to “step back from our current preoccupations.” In the leaders’ toasts at dinner, they took opposite tacks. Bush praised her for a reign that has “deepened our friendship and strengthened our alliance,” while the British monarch talked of the threat of terror, problems like climate change and the likelihood of occasional disagreement between allies. “Ours is a partnership always to be reckoned with in the defense of freedom and the spread of prosperity,” she said. Earlier gaffes aside, the day had the White House at its freshly painted best and inspired excitement inside and outside its gates. Under lampposts adorned with the two countries’ flags, throngs hoping for a rare glimpse of royalty lined Pennsylvania Avenue for much of the day. Hats of all shapes bobbed down downtown streets in unusually high numbers. Mrs. Bush insisted at midday that the president was enthusiastic about wearing white tie and tails – though admittedly after being persuaded by his wife and secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, to elevate the dinner to that exalted level in the first place. “We thought if we ever were going to have a white-tie dinner, this was going to be it,” Mrs. Bush said. Presidential spokesman Tony Snow disputed any notion that the royal visit was a welcome break for a White House burdened by low approval ratings and acrimonious tussles with congressional Democrats over the Iraq war. “There’s a lot of other activity going on,” he said tersely. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were treated to a trumpet fanfare, a 21-gun salute and a parade by the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at a morning arrival ceremony attended by thousands of guests. From there, the Bushes and the royals repaired to a very exclusive lunch, with only the two countries’ ambassadors and a few family members. The leaders and their spouses then mingled briefly on the street with dozens of British and American schoolchildren. Bush, in the unusual position of playing second fiddle, followed while the queen accepted bouquets of flowers and signed autographs. Surrounded by a full honor cordon, the first couple greeted the royals on the North Portico for the fifth state dinner of the Bush presidency. Mrs. Bush helped the queen from her car, and advance coordination kept the ladies’ attire from clashing. Mrs. Bush wore an aqua creation by Oscar de la Renta with rhinestones, silver beading and a bolero jacket, while the queen had a cream gown with a sparkling bodice, a blue sash, long white gloves and a diamond tiara. Among the 134 guests in the State Dining Room decked out in white and gold were scores of diplomats, businessmen and members of Congress. Other than Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and golfer Arnold Palmer, the celebrity quotient was low. A number of top Bush fundraisers made the cut. Some were so-called Rangers, who raised over $200,000 for Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, including automotive executive James Click, investor Brad Freeman and former Enron president Richard Kinder. Former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, who ran Bush’s campaign fundraising in 2000, was also in attendance. The menu and entertainment were designed as a showcase of America’s best: spring pea soup with U.S. caviar, Dover sole almondine, spring lamb with chanterelle sauce and local vegetables and an arugula, mustard greens and romaine salad, said executive chef Cristeta Comerford. Virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman performed what he called “musical bonbons” as an after-dinner treat. The evening was capped with songs from the U.S. Army Chorus. But after all the excitement and hundreds of hours of preparation, Mrs. Bush suggested that this white-tie affair could not only be their first – but last. She called the dinner, somewhat wistfully, “the most elegant and most formal that we’ll host.” Associated Press writer Ben Feller contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Brazil defender Alves ruled out of World Cup with knee injury

first_imgThe 35-year-old suffered the injury playing in Tuesday’s French Cup final against Les Herbiers, coming off four minutes from the end as PSG beat the minnows 2-0.The World Cup, where Brazil are aiming for a sixth title, starts in Russia on June 14.Brazilian legend and three-time World Cup-winner Pele tweeted: “I am so sad to hear this. Footballers hate missing games but I know first-hand that missing #WorldCup games is the worst feeling.”The injury to Alves is the second major blow for Brazil who are still sweating on the recovery from foot surgery of star striker Neymar who hasn’t played since March.Alves has played 107 times for Brazil since making his debut in 2006 and looked a certain starter for Tite’s team at the World Cup finals in Russia where Brazil are grouped with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.Tite is due to name his squad on Monday.PSG coach Unai Emery said he sympathised with Alves missing what would have been his last World Cup.“The doctors have studied what is best for Dani Alves. I am really sorry for him,” said Emery.Alves, a former Barcelona and Juventus star, has won 38 trophies in his career — a new record secured by PSG’s French Cup triumph on Tuesday.In his 17-year career, he won his first trophy with boyhood club Esporte Clube de Bahia followed by five at Sevilla, 23 with Barcelona, two at Juventus and four so far at PSG.For Brazil, Alves has secured three winner’s medals.Worryingly for Tite, there is no outstanding natural replacement for Alves in the right-back slot.Fagner, who plays for Corinthians, is currently injured and will be visited by team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar — the surgeon who operated on Neymar — on Sunday.Manchester City’s Danilo has been criticised for his displays this season.Neymar, 26, for whom PSG paid a world record 222 million euros ($263 million) last summer, is expected to be fit for the World Cup.“We need him in the national side too,” said clubmate and compatriot Marquinhos.“The most important thing is that he’s happy and well looked after.”Lasmar, meanwhile, told Folha, a Sao Paulo newspaper, that the goal is to have Neymar “100 percent fit for the start of training camp” in Brazil on May 21.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000All over: Brazilian defender Daniel Alves gestures as he lies on the ground during the French Cup final with a knee injury which has ruled him out of the World Cup © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFERIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 11 – Brazil right-back Dani Alves was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after suffering a knee injury playing for French champions Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian football federation (CBF) said.“All possibilities for his recovery being exhausted, it will be impossible to select Daniel Alves… for the World Cup,” said the CBF in a statement.last_img read more

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African players in Europe: Klopp hails ‘absolutely amazing’ Salah

first_imgSalah has recovered impressively with Liverpool after being part of the Egyptian team stunned by South Africa in Cairo at the last-16 stage of the Africa Cup of Nations during July.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)The Egypt forward produced a masterpiece in a 3-1 win over Arsenal as he scored an early contender for goal of the season. With Liverpool two goals up after Cameroon defender Joel Matip’s header and Salah’s penalty, the star man took possession just inside the Arsenal half and weaved his magic. Accelerating away from David Luiz and Nacho Monreal, Salah burst into the penalty area and fired home to ensure leaders Liverpool extended their 100 percent start to the season.JORDAN AYEW (Crystal Palace)The Ghana forward bagged his first goal of the season to help Palace claim their first league win at Manchester United since 1989. Ayew scored the opener in the first half of the 2-1 triumph, latching on to Jeffrey Schlupp’s flick-on and coolly converting Palace’s first goal of the campaign.MOUSSA DJENEPO (Southampton)The Mali winger made a stunning impact with his first Premier League goal to set the Saints on course for a 2-0 win at south-coast rivals Brighton. Djenepo, a close season signing from Standard Liege, had been on the pitch as a substitute for just 78 seconds when he cut in from the left to bury the ball into the top-right corner from the edge of the area.SPAINKARL TOKO EKAMBI (Villarreal)The Cameroonian laid on the assist for Gerard Moreno to open the scoring for Villarreal, but could not stop Levante coming from behind to win 2-1. Midfielder Toko Ekambi slid a perfect pass for Moreno to finish in the third minute at the City of Valencia Stadium but two Roger Marti penalties in the second half gave Levante victory.ITALYCHRISTIAN KOUAME (Genoa)Ivorian Kouame grabbed a point for Genoa in a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Roma in the Stadio Olimpico. The 21-year-old’s diving header on 70 minutes wrapped up the scoring and earned him his fifth Serie A goal.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Fiorentina)Former Ghana international Boateng scored his first goal for new club Fiorentina in a 4-3 defeat by Napoli. The 32-year-old arrived from Serie A rivals Sassuolo during the close season after a loan spell with Barcelona. He scored the third Fiorentina goal to pull them level, but the Serie A runners-up snatched victory two minutes later.GERMANYIHLAS BEBOU (Hoffenheim)The Togolese forward scored his first league goal for new club Hoffenheim in a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen, smashing in a loose ball inside the area to put his team 2-1 up on the hour mark.BABACAR GUEYE (Paderborn)The Senegalese forward made his first Bundesliga appearance, coming on as a substitute in Paderborn’s 3-1 loss to Freiburg. Gueye, who came up the ranks at neighbours Hanover before stints in France and Belgium, scored eight goals for Paderborn in the second tier last season.FRANCECameroonian international Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain against © AFP / FRANCK FIFEERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING (Paris Saint-Germain)The Cameroonian international stepped up with a fine double for PSG as they saw Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe both hobble off injured in a 4-0 thrashing of Toulouse. Former Stoke forward Choupo-Moting will always be remembered for his shocking miss against Strasbourg last season, but his first goal on Sunday will also live in the memory as he beat two defenders before lashing into the net.ISLAM SLIMANI (Monaco)The Algeria striker marked his Monaco debut with a goal but could not prevent his new team blowing a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Nimes. Slimani, on loan from Leicester, cut inside to give Monaco a 39th-minute lead before they imploded in the second half.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (C) shoots to score his second goal, Liverpool’s third during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 24, 2019. © AFP / Ben STANSALLPARIS, France, Aug 26 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called a Mohamed Salah goal against Arsenal at the weekend “absolutely amazing” as the Egyptian once again stole the show among Africans in the major European leagues.The reigning African Footballer of the Year fired into the corner of the net after a run from close to the halfway line as the Reds triumphed 3-1 to top the Premier League table.last_img read more

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Prep Extras

first_img Answer below TRIVIA ANSWER Desert Christian of Lancaster’s Carleigh Hobson scored 42 points in a 65-61 victory over Lone Pine on Jan. 28, 2005. Paraclete of Lancaster’s Bria Fields had the area’s best single-game performance last season, scoring 47 points in a 68-56 win over L.A. Baptist of North Hills. DAY PLANNER This week’s must seeLoyola at Harvard-Westlake Boys’ basketball, Wednesday, 7 p.m. The vitals: The Cubs and Wolverines have combined for 10 Mission League titles in the past 12 seasons and shared the championship last season. Top-ranked Harvard-Westlake of Studio City is coming off a 70-64 victory Saturday over Ventura. Today10 Ventura at Royal Wrestling, 6:30 p.m. The vitals: The top two teams in Ventura County hook up in a nonleague match at defending Southern Section Div. V dual-meet champion Royal of Simi Valley. Wednesday11 Royal at Agoura Girls’ soccer, 6 p.m. The vitals: The fourth-ranked Highlanders are the defending Marmonte co-champions, but seventh-ranked Agoura enters the week in first place. Thursday12 Thousand Oaks at Agoura Girls’ water polo, 3:15 p.m. The vitals: The No. 2 Lancers and top-ranked Chargers square off for Marmonte League and area bragging rights. Friday13 Canyon at Saugus Girls’ soccer, 3:15 p.m. The vitals: The Centurions tied the Cowboys in both meetings last season. Third-ranked Saugus hopes to end No. 5 Canyon’s four-year run as Foothill champion. Saturday14 Bobby Loughridge Invitational Wrestling, 9 a.m. The vitals: Four-time Southern Section champion Highland of Palmdale is host for an event that annually attracts top fields and is named after Highland’s first principal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Marmonte League girls’ soccer teams might want to think about adopting overtime or shootouts to decide winners. Four of 14 league matches have ended in ties, including two scoreless draws. Last season, 16 of the league’s 56 games were ties. THEY SAID IT AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I told my (players) they can do whatever they want, just as long as they don’t hurt my daughter.” – Canyon of Canyon Country girls’ soccer coach Steve Ladanyi on coaching against his daughter Amanda, a junior at Hart of Newhall, in today’s Foothill League showdown. TRIVIA QUESTION Kavita Goss’ 43-point effort in Newbury Park’s 70-61 victory Friday over Moorpark broke Brynn Cameron’s team record and was the highest output by an area girls’ basketball player this season. Who was the last area girls’ basketball player to score at least 40 points in a game? center_img RANDOM NUMBERS 4, 14, 2 last_img read more

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GAA partner with Helplink to form free counselling services for Irish living abroad

first_imgThis Saturday, 10th September, is World Suicide Prevention Day and on this day Helplink Support Services (Helplink.ie) is joining forces with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the GAA to launch Cabhrú, a new type of support service for the Irish abroad. Cabhrú (meaning ‘help’ or ‘support’ in Irish) is a free online counselling service which will be available 7 days a week. Initially, the service will be available for Irish citizens in Australia during their evening times and each client can avail of up to six free appointments.The Cabhrú team is working with local Irish support services in Australia, as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs Irish Abroad Unit, the GAA and the Crosscare Migrant Project to promote the service and encourage clients to avail of these free counselling appointments. Helplink.ie is a national, non-profit organisation that provides mental health and other social services for free or at low costs. The organisation has been providing thousands of counselling appointments online or by phone nationwide for the past five years and they will now be providing these services internationally.The organisation has plans to expand the Cabhrú service to other countries such as Canada, the U.S.A. and the U.A.E in the future, and is currently seeking corporate social responsibility funding opportunities from Irish Companies at home and abroad to support this potential expansion.More information about Cabhrú can be found at www.helplink.ie .Please use this hash tag #helpfromhome when referring to Cabhrú on social media. GAA partner with Helplink to form free counselling services for Irish living abroad was last modified: September 7th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:#helpfromhomeAustraliacabhruCounsellingGAAhelplinkirish helplinelast_img read more

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Inishowen student wins place at prestigious European college

first_imgDonegal woman Adelle has won a place at the prestigious Leuven Institute in Belgium, located just outside Brussels, where she will spend three months this summer.Adelle Doherty from Drumfries, Inishowen, is a first year student in the Level 3 Professional Cookery course at North West Regional College.The Institute offers a number of funded placements, on the campus in Leuven, for students studying Further and Higher Education courses in Ireland. And for 26 years-old Adelle, the opportunity to travel to Leuven will be the perfect opportunity to sample the culture of a new country.She explained: “My placement in Belgium will last three months and I’ll be trying out a number of different roles including being a kitchen assistant and helping with food preparation.“My ultimate goal when I finish my course next year is to open my own café with a library. As well as cooking I also love reading so it would be dream come true to combine the two.“I’m looking forward trying out some new food when I’m away and maybe learn some new techniques.” NWRC Lecturer Douglas Walker explained that for many years the college has enjoyed successful links with the Institute.He added: “The college has previously sent several students to Leuven where they gained valuable experience working in a conference centre, catering and in a hotel environment.“Adelle is an exceptional student and we are delighted that she has secured what will be a very beneficial placement.”Adelle is taking part in the placement as part of an Erasmus+ funded project.For details on Hospitality and Catering courses at North West Regional College campuses you can find out more at www.nwrc.ac.uk Inishowen student wins place at prestigious European college was last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:adelle dohertyBrusselsnorth west regional collegelast_img read more

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