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Reggae Boy Burke wants to be the man

first_imgAfter netting his second goal in three games for the Reggae Boyz, former Rivoli United frontman Cory Burke says he is ready to carry the mantle as the country’s main goal-getter from now on.Burke, netted the all-important goal in Jamaica’s Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup-qualifying match against Suriname at the National Stadium and the 24-year-old told The Gleaner that the confidence placed in him by the coaching staff is pushing him on in what has been an impressive start to his international career.”I have played three games for my country and I have scored two goals. That is a good record so far,” Burke noted. “The coaching staff is looking to me to be that player, to be the goalscorer for the country, and it’s a great opportunity to get the chance to be that player.”Once I put in the work, things will come easy,” he added.THREE-PRONGED ATTACKAgainst Suriname, ‘Buju’, as he is commonly called, played in the middle of a three-pronged attack with Owayne Gordon on the right and Dino Williams on the left. The lanky striker did well to hold up the ball and bring his fellow attackers into the play.His moment came early in the first half when he checked his run before latching on to a pass from Williams to steer home a low cross for the only goal of the game.A minute later, he had another great chance to score but he chose to pass to Dino Williams, who over-hit his effort.Burke, is currently signed to United Soccer League team Bethlehem Steels (an affiliate of MLS club Philadelphia Union), and he is eyeing his chance to play in the MLS and expects his goal on Sunday to put him closer to making the step up in division.”This (goal) will be a big chance for me to get into the MLS. Being a part of the national first team, my agent is always telling that whenever I get a chance to play in the national team I should always try to score a goal or two, so it’s a big opportunity for me being in the first team and scoring, it means a lot,” he saidBurke thought he could have done more in the game but was pleased with his contribution nonetheless.”We expected to win, maybe by more goals, but we went down to 10 men, and after that, it was going to be difficult … . But it is the three points that matter. I believe I could have done better, but I got the go-ahead goal, and that goal helped us to win the game, so I am pleased about that,” Burke closed.livingston.scott@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Charcos embraces starting role for Perpetual

first_imgPerpetual Help starting shooting guard Edgar Charcos stepped up big in his first NCAA victory after transferring from the University of the East.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Charcos found a familiar face on the opposing side with Bonbon Batiller, his former teammate in UE, suiting up for the Knights.“Playing against Bonbon was a challenge for me as he knows my style of play,” he said. Justin Robert Valencia, Ma. Angelica D. Garcia, Ivan Ruiz L. Suing Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Charcos delivered 27 points on a nine-of-12 shooting clip, 22 of it coming in the first half in their 78-75 win against Letran at Filoil Flying V Centre Friday.“Being trusted as the starting guard, I challenged myself to perform well for my new school,” Charcos said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Altas head coach Frankie Lim said he expected that impressive display from his starting guard.The former Red Warrior said Lim is hands on with the team and motivates them a lot.center_img View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ San Miguel draws first blood against Alaska as Standhardinger returns For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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The Time is Now (Part 1)

first_imgDear Editor,This year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Time is now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives” could not be more apt as women’s activism globally is on the increase in sharp contrast to a slowing down on the advancement of the women’s agenda. This slowing down or reversal is no more telling than here in Guyana.After decades of activism, especially sustained by rural and working women for their right to vote, to work, equal access to health and education, to end discrimination against women and to end domestic and sexual violence, and to hold political office, we are witnessing our proud achievements as Guyanese women being rapidly undermined and reversed by the APNU/AFC Government.The World Economic Forum 2017 Global Gender Gap Report concluded that:“On current trends, the overall global gender gap can be closed in exactly 100 years across the 106 countries covered since the inception of the Report, compared to 83 years last year. The most challenging gender gaps remain in the economic and health spheres. Given the continued widening of the economic gender gap, it will now not be closed for another 217 years. However, the education–specific gender gap could be reduced to parity within the next 13 years. The political dimension currently holds the widest gender gap and is also the one exhibiting the most progress, despite a slowdown in progress this year. It could be closed within 99 years. The health gender gap is larger than it stood in 2006.”Guyana, which was reported on for several years in the Global Gender Gap reports, was ranked number 66 of 145 countries in the 2015 Global Gender Gap Report with a ranking of 1 for both Educational Attainment and Health and Survival, and 37 for Political Empowerment and 124 for Economic Participation, its weakest area. Guyana, however, strangely is no longer included in the reports of 2016 and 2017.Of note is that of 125 achievements advertised by the APNU/AFC coalition Government for its second anniversary, not one related to the status of women, youth or children in our society. These omissions are most significant.Despite the fact that the  APNU/AFC coalition Government inherited a healthy economy and an emerging middle-income, democratic nation,  we, in Guyana, have witnessed the regression in the economic participation and empowerment of women, and lack of concern of the APNU/AFC Government with its retrograde measures such as the practical abolition of the “Women of Worth” programme, and the “Single Parents Assistance Facility and the abolition of the “Cash Care Programme” for all children in school, the introduction of VAT on essential items and services that were designed to help the poor and vulnerable, and the noticeable reduction of women’s presence and role in the political and public spheres.After two years of the APNU/AFC Government, the emerging trend in Guyana is clear, the Government is reversing the democratic gains, bit by bit, methodically; the decline in all sectors of the economy, increased poverty and hardships with 200 new taxes, reversals of the social programmes, including property rights through the housing programme, reversals of social safety nets for children and elderly, and of course, witch-hunting of political opponents to the Government.Since the APNU/AFC Coalition took office, we are witnessing at an alarming rate an open level of discrimination against women, most especially Indo-Guyanese and Amerindian women, particularly in the public sector. Pre-1992, Indo-Guyanese and Amerindian women held less than one per cent of the public service posts, now 26 years later, they have once again been reduced to a token presence.The composition of Government and State Boards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 has been overwhelmingly male-dominated, and, visibly dominated by one ethnic group. This reduction of women’s participation in decision-making, workforce and in the economy is telling and an indictment of the Government.This discriminatory trend is not only focused on women in high and senior positions, but women also at the lower levels of the public service. Women who were in clerical and lower technical areas have been terminated as “suspect PPP supporters” because of their ethnicity or alleged political affiliation.The State-owned sugar industry is the largest single employer in the Public Sector. The closure of Wales Sugar Estate in December 2016 led to 1700 workers losing their jobs of which 300 were female (field and administration). With the closure of three more estates in December 2017, another 5000 workers have lost their jobs with more pending; of these, 2000 are females. Women in the sugar sector have become mere “collateral damage”.The multiplier effect of more than 2000 women in one sector losing their jobs coupled with their male counterparts is devastating at the individual, familial, community and national levels. In a small economy such as ours, their removal is irreparable, unless the Government takes corrective measures. Regrettably, the Government churns out a time-warped mantra of the 1970s of investing in making and selling plantain chips as an entrepreneurial opportunity! Surely, this cannot be the answer!Sincerely,Gail Teixeira, MP;Priya Manickchand,MP;Gillian Burton-Persaud,MP;Pauline Sukhai, MPlast_img read more

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Cemex calls for truce on mining plan

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – After an eight-year, multimillion-dollar battle with the city, Cemex officials said Tuesday they’ve called off plans to open a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon next year and want to negotiate a compromise instead. The city had spent roughly $8 million on a campaign to scale down the project or get it barred from the area between Canyon Country and Agua Dulce. Opponents claimed the mine would pollute the region’s air and increase heavy truck traffic on local highways and surface streets. City Manager Ken Pulskamp stopped short of calling Cemex’s announcement a victory for Santa Clarita, but said officials were optimistic about a favorable outcome. “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Cemex,” Pulskamp said. “This is a major step forward.” Amid strong community opposition, Los Angeles County officials rejected plans for the mine, a decision that Cemex challenged with a lawsuit filed in federal court. County supervisors ultimately granted a mining permit in June 2004 under a court-approved consent decree, which was upheld last fall by the U.S. Supreme Court. Under the temporary truce announced Tuesday, the two sides will work toward a comprise the rest of this year – and longer if it appears that progress is being made. If an agreement cannot be reached, Pulskamp said, the dispute will simply pick up where it left off. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein conveyed their support for the negotiations. The city has dismantled its campaign against the mine, which included billboards, a video, a commuter bus wrapped in anti-mine messages, a mail-in postcard drive and an extensive anti-Cemex link on its Web site. Officials also said the City Council will proceed with plans to annex 1,885 acres of city-owned land in Soledad Canyon, but will exclude the proposed mine site for now. If Cemex ultimately walks away from the Soledad Canyon project, the U.S. secretary of the interior could devise a plan for the company to mine another property, officials said. And BLM officials said they’ve been updated on the plan for Cemex and Santa Clarita to pursue a compromise. “The Cemex situation has not changed for us,” BLM spokesman John Dearing said. “We still have a contract with Cemex and they’re permitted and should be ready to go. Any activity going on now is between Cemex and the city of Santa Clarita.” judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cemex officials said the city’s vigorous campaign convinced them to reconsider their initial plan. “The dispute had become a significant distraction toward exploring a solution,” Executive Vice President Rick Shapiro said. The plan may hinge on federal legislation introduced this year, modeled on a measure that failed in 2006. That earlier bill would have canceled Cemex’s lease to mine 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel from Soledad Canyon and limit future mining to 300,000 tons a year, while compensating the company for its expenses. The issue dates back to 1990, when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management awarded a 20-year contract to Transit Mixed Concrete Co., in return for $28 million in royalties. Cemex later bought TMC and inherited the leases in 2000. last_img read more

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Dawson Creek RCMP searching for suspects in robbery

first_imgDawson Creek RCMP are asking the public for more information after a robbery last Sunday.Police responded to a vehicle that had been located by Caribou Road Services – the vehicle had allegedly been stolen from their yard on Triangle Road. About 800 litres of diesel fuel have been stolen from the yard and it is also believed that two rolls of fibre optic cable were taken, too. – Advertisement -Once police receive video surveillance from the yard, images of the suspects will be forwarded to the public. The suspects left behind tracks in the yard, which indicate that a skid steer tractor may have been used in the robbery.Anyone with more information about this crime is asked the Dawson Creek RCMP – or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.last_img read more

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Henderson to make first start since August? Liverpool line up v FC Sion

first_img 14. Jordan Henderson (centre midfield) 11 11 11 11 Sion v Liverpool is available to live stream on talkSPORT.com tonight – click here for detailsLiverpool have already booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League, but Jurgen Klopp will want an instant response from his side following their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United last weekend. Victory over FC Bordeaux two weeks’ ago saw the Reds seal progression to the knockout stages of the European competition, with James Milner, from the penalty spot, and Christian Benteke scoring the goals.And with Liverpool able to relax in Group B, Klopp could make some changes from the team that were beaten at St James’ Park. Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson, both returning from injury, could return to the starting line up, while a number of youngsters will be hoping for a chance to impress their German manager.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Liverpool XI. 11 4. Kolo Toure (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) 11. Roberto Firmino (right wing) 27. Divock Origi (striker) 10. Philippe Coutinho (attacking midfield) 56. Connor Randall (right back) 11 11 11 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 44. Brad Smith (left back) 20. Adam Lallana (left wing) 11last_img read more

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JOB VACANCIES: LEADING DONEGAL INSURANCE COMPANY REQUIRE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LINES EXECUTIVES

first_imgDonegal Town based Insurance Broker; Britton Insurance has full-time commercial business and personal line positions available.Open more than 40 years, Britton Insurance now has 50 employees and specialises in competitive car, van, home, business and farm insurance.The new candidates must have a CIP qualification or working towards a CIP accreditation or be grandfathered (other financial qualifications will be considered). No other applicants will be contacted. The successful applicants will:Be fully CPD compliantBe a self-motivated individualHave Strong Organisational Skills Have excellent communication and telephone skillsONLY the above candidates will be consideredLocation – Britton Insurance, Crennan House, Tirconaill Street, Donegal TownWage- Depending on experienceTerms- PermanentApply by – May 25th 2016 Application to: info@brittoninsurance.com with subject line depending on application – so either Commercial Business or Personal Lines Executive whichever you are experienced in.These appointments require applicants willing to work within a thriving busy environment.With over 40 years in the industry, Britton Insurance prides itself on its service and is looking for staff with the same ethos.Pat Britton & Co Ltd t/a Britton Insurance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland JOB VACANCIES: LEADING DONEGAL INSURANCE COMPANY REQUIRE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LINES EXECUTIVES was last modified: May 17th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Britton Insurancedonegaljobslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE STAR SAOIRSE BONNER GEARING UP FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News:100+ Club Draw for June.€500 Joe McDevitt, Anagaire & €200 Margo Gallagher, Bun na mBeann. €100 each: Pauline Carey,Mullach Dubh. Anne Boyle, Cúl a Chnoic. Breid Harden, Loch an Iúir. €50 each: John Boyle Owen, Cál Chéim. Mary G Doherty, Béal na Cruite. Peter O’Donnell, Anagaire.Tadhg Mac Phaidín,Cál Chéim. JC Gillespie, Loch na nDeorán. Jackie Hughes,Mullach Dubh. Joe Devenney,Coláiste na Rossan agus Neily Byrne, Loch an IúirThe Next 100+ draw will take place on the 29th July and we are still recruiting as we have some spaces left. For €20 a month you can be in with a chance to win a share of the €1400 prize money. Contact draw Co-ordinator Dónal Ó’Searcaigh on 0863189331 for more information.Lotto na Seachtaine. Is iad 13-15-21-22 na huimhreacha a tháinig amach. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota óir. Bhí beirt a raibh trí uimhir acu. Marie Sharkey as Croithlí agus Breid McDevitt, as An Bhráid. Beidh €1100 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.Donegal LGFA Junior Championship 1st Leg Preliminary round. An Clochán Liath 2-02 Naomh Muire 3-16.After a slow start and Dungloe getting a goal and a point it took this to shake Naomh Muire to rise to the challenge in this Donegal ladies Junior championship played in Dungloe this on Sunday morning. Playing down field Naomh Muire went it at half time leading by 3-05 to 1-02.In the second half Naomh Muire came out with a few positional changes that seen Nicole Boyle move to full back and it proved a match winner as Dungloe started brightly putting long balls in to the forward line,but Nicole snuffed out all attacks and this lifted the Naomh Muire squad and they ran out comfortable winners in the end. Naomh Muire had match winning performances from Nicole Boyle,Sarah O’Gara and Katie O’Donnell in defence with Lisa McGee working hard in midfield and the on fire forwards Erika Hannah and Ailbhe O’Donnell creating havoc in the forward line. Dungloe had a good showing from Jasmine Gallagher, Aine Sweeney and Aideen Meehan.Naomh Muire.1.Karen McGarvey,2.Megan Burns,3.Breda McBride,4.Hannah Gallagher,5.Aoife McGarvey,6.Katie O’Donnell,7.Sarah O’Gara,8.Lisa McGee,Nicole Boyle,10.Ailbhe O’Donnell,11.Katherine Mannion,12.Lauren Rodgers,13.Emma O’Donnell,14.Erika Hanna,15.Morgan Devenney,16.Ellie Treacy,17.Katie McDevitt,18.Katie O’Gara,19,Claire Sweney,20.Sorcha Doohan.21.Maria McGarvey.Hard luck to our U-14 Girls who lost out by just two points in the county semi-finals v Fanad Gaels on Tuesday 23rd June played in Dunfanaghy. Well done head coach Paul McFadden and his mentors for all the work with these girls and well done the girls for always playing with pride in our club.Our minor Girls got the championship of to a good start with a victory in Machaire Gathlán on Thursday 25th against Gaoth Dobhair. Next up for our minors is a home tie on Thursday 2nd July in The Banks v Fanad Gaels @7pm.Good luck to our club player Saoirse Bonner and the Donegal U-14 Girls in the All Ireland final v Tipperary in Ballymahon,Co.Longford on Sat. 4th July, ádh mor Saoirse agus foireann Dhún na nGall.Congratulations to club player Leah McGarvey, Cnoc an Stolaire who won gold in the 100m, gold in the High Jump and silver in the Long Jump at the Donegal Juvenile championship on Sunday 28th June representing the Rosses Athletic Club.Our seniors and reserves made the long trip to Fanad on Sunday and came away with two fine victories which leaves both teams in the top four in the league tables.Anyone wishing to order tickets for the Donegal v Monaghan match please send your ticket request to Dara on 0879610934 by 9pm Wed 8th July.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE STAR SAOIRSE BONNER GEARING UP FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

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AMAZING GRACE STORY HAS POWER TO INSPIRE – McGUINNESS

first_imgThe office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister of the North have opened Donegal’s Amazing Grace viewing point in Buncrana.The guests of honour endorsed the significance of John Newton’s inspirational story, which connects Donegal and Derry with the hymn “Amazing Grace” and the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Deputy First Minister, Martin Mc Guinness MLA said, “This is a great story that resonates throughout the world. John Newton was someone who was part of changing the course of history.” Emphasising the importance of working together, Martin Mc Guinness added, “It is wonderful to come here at a time of peace.”Representing the First Minister, Jonathan Bell, MLA added, “Amazing Grace is a hymn that has transcended countries and people. It was sung at Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’. It was sung as the Berlin wall came down. That message of the grace of the Lord Jesus comes to all of us here today.”Caught in a violent storm in the Atlantic Ocean in 1748, John Newton cried out to God for mercy and found refuge in Lough Swilly. He stepped ashore a changed man and this experience later inspired him to write “Amazing Grace”. Newton went on to mentor William Wilberforce throughout the 20-year battle to abolish the slave trade.Jonathan Bell and Martin Mc Guinness jointly opened the new viewing point along with Buncrana mayor, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin. Buncrana mayor, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin added, “We’re honoured and immensely proud that the inspiration for the world’s most famous hymn came from an event that happened here on the shores of our beloved Lough Swilly and set in motion a story that changed history. ”Acknowledging the major contribution of Inishowen Development Partnership in funding the viewing point, Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Chairman of the Amazing Grace Initiative added, “Our hope is that here on the shores of Lough Swilly, people may be inspired like John Newton to champion justice, peace and reconciliation both on this island and all over the world.”Deputy Joe McHugh TD added, “We can be inspired by the Amazing Grace story. I feel inspired today.”Spokesman for the Amazing Grace Initiative, Padraig Mac Lochlainn, TD, said, “I hope we can embrace the story of ‘Amazing Grace’ and champion the values of John Newton and William Wilberforce. I would love to make Buncrana and the shores of Lough Swilly a centre for all that is good about humanity – for peace, hope, justice and human rights – a place for rediscovering faith and finding our soul’s resting place.”The Amazing Grace Initiative is a joint project of Inishowen Development Partnership and Buncrana Town Council together with local businesses and community groups. The new viewing point is part of an on-going plan to create an Amazing Grace experience for visitors to the region. Work is set to start on a new park in the near future. AMAZING GRACE STORY HAS POWER TO INSPIRE – McGUINNESS was last modified: October 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Amazing GraceInishowenJoe McHughJOHN HUMEmartin mcguinnessMcGUINNESSlast_img read more

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Lloyd’s success a real kick for A.V.

first_imgLANCASTER – Seven steps back and three to the left on kickoffs. Three steps back and two to the left on field goals and extra points. It’s a routine Antelope Valley High sophomore placekicker Brett Lloyd works on about an hour each day at practice, walking both lengths of the field by himself with a tee in hand. Truth be told, as a freshman on the varsity team last season with no organized football training, Lloyd was unaware such a routine existed. “I learned that at a kicking camp over the summer,” Lloyd said. “That really helped me.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Despite no formal training, Lloyd made the varsity last season, relying entirely on his soccer background and what he’d learned from watching NFL kickers on television. He made an immediate impression, kicking a 39-yard field goal in his first game in the Antelopes second game. “I was like ‘Oh my God,’ that kid’s got quite a foot on him,” said Antelope Valley defensive back/holder Dustin Vong, who’s now a senior. Lloyd has since emerged as one of the Southern Section’s most proficient kickers. He’s among the Southern Section leaders with 32 extra points in 35 attempts and has made 4 of 6 field-goal attempts. His teammates have recovered two of his three onside kicks. The Antelopes (8-3) will take any advantage they can get from Lloyd when they look to upset No. 2-seeded Dominguez (10-1) of Compton in tonight’s Div. III quarterfinal at 7:30 at Dominguez. “It’s huge having somebody like that in the playoffs,” Antelope Valley coach Jon Fleming said. “I wouldn’t hesitate to use him between the 35 and the 45.” Lloyd said he’s kicked field goals from as far as 60 yards out in practice by himself when nobody else was watching. He once kicked a 57-yarder in practice teammates saw. “I think I could do better, but that was pretty good,” he said sheepishly. Lloyd attributes his powerful leg to his background in soccer, which he’s played since he was 4. He’s the goalie on Antelope Valley’s soccer team. “There’s not that much difference,” he said of kicking footballs compared to soccer balls. “It’s just that the football’s up higher up (on a tee).” Lloyd, a 5-foot-10, 225-pound athlete, originally tried out for the freshman team as a lineman, a position more suited to his build. He’d never kicked a football until the freshman coach asked him if anyone on the team knew how. “At first I really didn’t know I if I could kick, but they finally let me,” Lloyd said. “It was kind of weird knowing I could kick that far.” His powerful leg quickly generated some buzz on the Antelopes’ coaching staff that got him a varsity call-up a week into the season. “I was really surprised by his composure, and he’s gained a lot of composure since then,” Fleming said. Lloyd has also shown himself to be a capable open-field tackler. He made a key tackle that saved a touchdown in last week’s 45-22 first-round playoff victory over Leuzinger of Lawndale. If not for his value on the varsity, Fleming said Lloyd would probably be a starting linebacker on the junior varsity. Although it’s too early in his career to project his upside, Fleming said Lloyd is among the best kickers he’s seen or coached. He said Lloyd will start getting some looks from colleges if he continues to produce consistently next season. “He’s got a powerful leg and he’s going to get even better when he learns to fully extend on his kicks,” Fleming said. “When he learns to follow through he’ll be even scarier.” Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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THEY’VE DONE VERY ‘WELL’ FOR ST BRIDGET IN DRUMKEEN

first_imgThe holy well looks super since its recent refurbishment.St Bridget’s Well has always held a special place in the hearts of the people of Drumkeen.The community recently held their annual car wash to raise money for refurbishments to the shrine.And that refurbishment has been highly-praised by all members of the local community. Pictured at St. Bridget’s well Drumkeen is the caretaker Joseph Brennan with John Mc Laughlin and Aidan Guthrie both from the local community group.THEY’VE DONE VERY ‘WELL’ FOR ST BRIDGET IN DRUMKEEN was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalDrumkeenSt Bridget’s Welllast_img read more

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Colin Kaepernick celebrates Eric Reid signing, 49ers also made bid

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceFormer 49ers safety Eric Reid finally has found a new team, signing Thursday with the Carolina Panthers after lingering six months on the free-agent market.The 49ers, it turns out, wanted him, too. Amid injuries to starting safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Adrian Colbert, the 49ers pursued a one-year deal with Reid earlier this week, a league source confirmed.YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long …last_img read more

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Kashmir weave

first_imgKashmir silk was renowned to be finer than the Chinese weave till the thread broke in the vicissitudes of time. But there is hope now. The Government Silk Factory spanning Rajbagh and Solina in Srinagar is reopening, with the Word Bank granting ₹23.54 crore to infuse new life into its filatures and looms.From 200 looms in its heyday, only 26 remain. The floods in 2014 dealt the final blow. “The deluge damaged the looms and stocks,” Muhammad Afzal, factory manager, says. Encroachments have shrunk the site from 13.5 acres to 3 acres.The British opened the factory in 1896, taking Kashmir into the industrial era. By 1939, the factory, working round the clock with 2,000 workers, used to churn out 20,000 metres of silk a month. But protests had broken out against the Dogra monarchy over the poor condition of the artisans and the tough laws on weavers. The factory suspended operations for some time in 1917. Muhammad Iqbal, poet, visited Kashmir in June 1921 and wrote the famous Persian poem Saqi Nama on the ordeal of the weavers. In 1924, the workers launched a full-fledged agitation against low wages, but the rulers crushed the protest.“The revival of the project should be seen not only as an effort to step up silk production but also as a memory project,” says Tassaduq Mufti, Peoples Democratic Party leader and former State Tourism Minister. Mufti, a Bollywood cinematographer-turned-politician, backed the idea of reviving the silk factory as “a living memory”. The revival plan envisages generating 10 lakh metres of silk a year from the Rajbagh and Solina unit and those at Nowshera and Bari Brahmana in the State.As silk production grew phenomenally elsewhere, Srinagar’s silk factory failed to compete in the international market and saw a declining number of customers, especially high-spending Europeans. Now is the time for another stab at glory.Text by Peerzada Ashiq and images by Nissar Ahmad(Peerzada is a Special Correspondent and Nissar a Senior Special News Photographer of The Hindu based in Srinagar)last_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: La Salle cruises past UE, nears twice to beat edge

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines– La Salle scored a 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 blow out over University of the East Wednesday to assure itself of at least a playoff for the twice-to-beat gem in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.The three-time defending champions made it swift and cold in thrashing the already eliminated Lady Warriors, making sure they are in good position for the Final Four with a 10-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Now La Salle has to beat its last assignment on Sunday — against last year’s final contender Far Eastern University — to nail the seminal shield against closest pursuer University of Santo Tomas.The Lady Warriors fell to 3-10 and will face Ateneo for their last eliminations assignment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 76ers destroy Nets to advance in NBA playoffs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Dangal girl in making…Pooja Dhanda medals for India at World Wrestling Championships

first_imgAdvertisementPooja Dhanda etched her name into the history books by winning the bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest on Thursday. She follows the footsteps of Alka Tomar and the Dangal sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat who achieved the feat at 2006 and 2012 Worlds respectively.Pooja Dhanda fended off Grace Bullen in the bronze medal match to clinch the medalThe 24-year-old started her campaign with a 10-4 victory over Russia’s Olga Khoroshavtseva in the first round, followed it up with a tight 7-6 victory over Nigeria’s Odunayo Adukuoroye before succumbing to Rong Ningning of China 3-4 in the quarterfinals. However, she made it to the repechage round after the Chinese made it to the final where she eventually won the gold.The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist showed no signs of complacency in the repechage as she cruised past Azerbaijan’s Alyona Kolesnik 8-3 and Norway’s Grace Bullen 10-7 to clinch the bronze medal in the 57kg category.Bajrang Punia had earlier finished second on the podium in the 65kg freestyle category. With Pooja’s triumph, India finishes its journey at the World Wrestling Championships with a silver and bronze.The Sportsindiashow team wishes Pooja and the rest of the Indian Amateur Wrestling fraternity all the best for their future endeavors.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fadnavis apologises for his barber barb

first_imgMumbai, Nov 18 (PTI) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has apologised to the barber community after he made an analogy about the prefession to target the Congress-NCP government over incomplete projects.Fadnavis, while speaking at a programme near Pune on November 9, had said that during the previous Congress-NCP government, various irrigation schemes were left incomplete as money was not being provided for them.To highlight his point, he had said, “In the garb of schemes, the houses and vaults of contractors were being filled (with money). Just like a barber shaves half beard of one man and half portion of hair of another to prevent customers from leaving when there is a long waiting (queue). Similarly, these people (previous government) gave a little cream to everybody, that left the works incomplete.””Our government is doing the work of completing these pending schemes now. In another two years, we shall complete all of them and farmers will benefit,” he had said.Following Fadnavis comments, the barber community held protests at some places, including Osmanabad district, and put up posters showing him with half beard and with only half portion of head sporting hair.Facing backlash, Fadnavis yesterday wrote a letter to the association of barbers and apologised for his comments.”I only wanted to stress on how the previous government left projects incomplete and in doing so, I unintentionally gave an example. I did not mean to hurt the sentiments of anybody in doing so,” Fadnavis said.”Yet, adverse reactions were brought to my notice. I wish to clarify that there was no intention of hurting anybodys sentiments. I express my apology to the barber community as their sentiments have been hurt,” he said. PTI MM NP AARadvertisementlast_img read more

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