Italy wins late to keep pace with Spain

first_imgSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP):Italy kept Spain from opening a significant advantage atop Group G by scoring two late goals and salvaging a 3-2 win at Macedonia yesterday in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.Spain got off to a slow start at Albania but eased to a 2-0 victory behind second-half goals by Diego Costa and Manuel ‘Nolito’ Agudo.Italy needed an injury-time goal by Ciro Immobile to secure the hard-fought win that allowed it to join Spain atop the group with seven points.Albania stayed with six points along with Israel, which beat Liechtenstein 2-1.Only the group winners automatically qualify for the World Cup in Russia.Macedonia and Liechtenstein remain without a point after three matches.Spain dominated from the start as expected, but it struggled to create many significant scoring chances against Albania in steady rain at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder.The first goal came after a mistake by Albanian goalkeeper Etrit Berisha, who mishit the ball while trying to clear it from the back and gave it to Vitolo. The striker passed to David Silva and he set up Costa’s easy goal from inside the area in the 55th minute.The second goal was a well-placed shot by Nolito, who found the far corner from a tight angle after evading a defender inside the area in the 63rd.COMPLICATED GAME”It could seem like an easy game, but we knew it was going to be complicated,” Nolito said. “We really needed these three points.”Albania entered the match with a two-point advantage over Spain and Italy, which drew 1-1 when they met in Turin on Thursday.Spain coach Julen Lopetegui tried a different tactical scheme, playing with three defenders at the back and an extra man in midfield.Italy seemed in control against Macedonia after Andrea Belotti scored in the 24th minute, but goals by Ilija Nestorovski in the 57th and Ferhan Hasani in the 59th, both times after Italian giveaways, left the visitors in danger of a shock defeat.Immobile equalised in the 75th and netted the important winner with a close-range header two minutes into second-half injury time, keeping Italy in a strong position.”It was a great response by the team as far as character is concerned,” Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura said.last_img read more

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Children of Tomorrow

first_imgA welfare center located on Disco Hill, Margibi County has been doing its very best to house over 75 Ebola orphans ranging from four to 18 years of age in the past couple of months.Quite recently our paper was able to grace its quarters to see some of the children who are housed at the orphanage which has the capacity of accommodating up to 100 children.-Our mission is to destroy the works of the Devil. We endeavor to redeem those he has attacked and is determined to destroy- Bro. Wilmot B. Yalartai.Touring through two large housing quarters, one being where the children live and another mainly for educational and church purposes, the center is well constructed.“The center’s construction began on November 18, 2010 and was completed in October 2013. It is a collaborative project by Creflo Dollar Ministries and the Abundant life Chapel. The entire facility was named after Pastor Taffi Dollar, the wife of Dr. Creflo Dollar for their dream, sacrifice and wonderful gift that will transform the lives of these children,” added Wilhelmina Yalartai, a caretaker at the facility.According to Wilhelmina, the center only focuses on children who were orphaned by Ebola and so far there are up to 10 survivors as well living there.“We intend to keep these children until they graduate from college mainly because they don’t have anyone to hand them over to. We are all they have and will do our best to protect these children,” she added.Children of all sizes, bearing their own tale of how Ebola riddled their lives, spend their days at TDCWC under monitoring, protection and care.According to care workers at the facility, the center endeavors to provide encouragement for orphans, the poor, less fortunate and abandoned children. The center’s prime focus is religion and preparing the children for their future through its enabling environment.“Our facility expresses the love of God for them in their various situations,” the facility workers shared.While watching three teenagers who appeared to be very close, our paper was told that the children lost 16 of their relatives and are the only members remaining.Nehemiah Dumbai,15, Bendu Dumbai,13 and their brother Amos Dumbai 12 each shared a similar story of how they ended up at the center.“We lost everyone and have been here together since November. Though we don’t have anyone, the center takes care of us and we are happy to be here considering what has happened in our lives,” stated Nehemiah.Bendu who says she survived Ebola after contracting it along with 16 of her relatives who all passed away feels happy about being alive.“I love my brothers and I’m happy to be here with them together as a family,” she smiled.Meanwhile, the center is in need of many things including food, computers, books, toys and above all security, an important need for the facility.“Right now we have not fenced the place and anyone can come into our quarters at any time. We also have a computer room but no computers are available as of yet and we need them urgently to teach the children,” added Wilhelmina.Also, each child that is housed at the center needs sponsorship, according to the staff.  Sponsorship per child is $60.00 United States dollars.“We have two dormitories for the children, kitchen and dining room, chapel, laundry room, running water, school, medical facility, three meals a day, DSTV/cable and space that we would like to use to construct a playground for them. Sponsorship will enable us to continue taking care of these children without any flaws or lack of anything. So far we have been given food twice by WFP, but they have not promised to support us so we are depending on the media to get the news out that we are here with these children who need us,” added WilhelminaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Agriculture plays major role in reducing poverty – Food For The Poor

first_imgRecognising the importance of agriculture in decreasing the level of poverty, Food For The Poor on Wednesday donated agricultural tools to 81 farmers, as Agriculture Month is being observed in Guyana.Among the items handed over to farmers at the organisation’s Festival City, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown location were spades, cutlasses, honey extractors, files and even land tillers.The grave importance that agriculture plays in reducing poverty was pointed out by Senior Project Manager Andrea Benjamin.According to her, “in terms of reducing poverty, agriculture is very important so Food For The Poor in our mandate to help to alleviate poverty will continue to support the agricultural sector”.Further, she mentioned how grateful the organization was to be able to assistFood For The Poor Senior Project Manager Andrea Benjamin hands over the farming tools to farmersfarmers. The organisation, Benjamin noted, has been supporting the agricultural sector for a number of years, since it is cognisant of its importance. “We have patterned our support in recognition of diversification hence we are working now to empower the beekeepers in Guyana. We want farmers to start looking at alternative sources of income other than cash crop cultivation,” she added.The Project Manager disclosed that Food For The Poor was also “looking at mechanisation, equipping farmers with the necessary equipment that they can make farming easier”.A few of the recipients which included six farmers’ groups from Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara Mahaica) noted how helpful the tools would be in lessening their workload.Rhonda Boyce, a shadehouse farmer in Region Three, said the 10 farmers in that group would be very happy for the tools.Jermain David, also from Region Three, said he was certain that the equipment would help to alleviate the workload and thanked the organisation for its continuous support.Meanwhile, Linden Stewart of Region Four noted how happy he was for the donation, especially the honey extractor. According to him, the tool comes in a timely manner as this is the period when honey extraction begins. “Many beekeepers would have been looking to borrow extractors from other beekeepers and having to wait their turn before they can get to extract their honey.”Grace Williams, also of Region Four, who is part of a women farmers group, on the East Coast of Demerara explained, “We are going back to the land like the President (David Granger) would have advised. Food is important to all of us (and) we have the space, so we are going to work to get that done,”This year, Agriculture Month is being held under the theme “Shaping Agriculture for a Green Economy”.last_img read more

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Tottenham transfer deals: Five players OUT and five IN – the players in the frame for moves

first_img 10 10 IN: Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph – click the arrow to see which attacker could leave the club – His contract expires at the end of the season and he has not signed an extension, so Villa and Tottenham are thought to be entertaining the idea of a swap: Dembele for Delph. 10 OUT: Andros Townsend – click the arrow to see the midfield engine to come in on loan – Aaron Lennon appeared to be on the verge of leaving, but recent displays may have prolonged the winger’s White Hart Lane career and Townsend may be the one to go. Southampton have been linked with the England ace. 10 10 OUT: Emmanuel Adebayor – click the arrow to see the goal scoring ace Spurs want – The striker is believed to be paid around £175,000 a week and as he has scored just two Premier League goals, Adebayor has been tipped to leave and make way for someone else. His previous club Monaco have expressed an interest in taking him back to France, with Qatari sides El Jaish Sports Club and Lekhwiya Sports Club rumoured to be prepared to top up his pension. OUT: Kyle Naughton – click the arrow to see which rapid right-back is set to come in – Now Kyle Walker has returned, there does not appear to be much first team action for Naughton, who is not short of admirers. Crystal Palace, Leicester and Swansea have all been linked with the 26-year-old. IN: Espanyol’s Hector Moreno – now click the arrow to see a player most Spurs fans will no doubt be glad to see the back of… – Mexico defender Moreno is known to Pochettino having played under him at Espanyol. However, he has played just once this season, the result of the player breaking his leg during the World Cup. Napoli defender Raul Albiol has also been mentioned as a possible candidate to join in January. IN: Seydou Doumbia: CSKA – now click the arrow to see which recently returned player could find his time at White Hart Lane is up – Doumbia is just one of a number of strikers rumoured to be on the Tottenham shortlist along with Jackson Martinez and Jay Rodriguez. CSKA are out of the Champions League and failed to reach the last 32 of the Europa League and the Russian side are thought to be willing to listen to offers. He scored three goals in his six European outings this season including a double against Man City and apparently has a £25m buy out clause, although his contract is up at the end of next season. Tottenham have been touted as the club to lead the way in terms of spending when the January transfer window opens.Spurs are in the frame to win the League Cup – they play Sheffield United in the semi-final – and are in the last 32 of the Europa League.They are four points from fourth spot, which is currently occupied by London rivals West Ham and a few additions to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad could be a huge boost.Here, talkSPORT looks at who could leave White Hart Lane and who could arrive, be it in January or next summer. IN: DeAndre Yedlin – Not only is Walker back, but DeAndre Yedlin is arriving from America in January having played his last game for MLS side Seattle Sounders. It means Pochettino will not have to continually field makeshift full-backs in Vlad Chiriches and Eric Dier. 10 OUT: Mousa Dembele – click the arrow to see the England international available to take his place – Tottenham are currently four points from a place in the Premier League top four, while they remain in the hunt for the League Cup and the Europa League, the winner of which enters the Champions League. With an injection of added quality, Spurs’ season could still be a success and the January transfer window is the perfect chance to plug a few holes and bid farewell to those who aren’t cutting it. Mousa Dembele appears to have fallen from favour and rumours of a move to Aston Villa and Stoke – manager Mark Hughes signed him for Fulham – have surfaced. 10 IN: PSG’s promising Adrien Rabiot – now click the arrow to see which defender could be shipped out – Rabiot recently signed a new deal keeping him in Paris until 2019, but is still struggling to break into the first team and could leave on loan for the remainder of the season. The 19-year-old PSG academy graduate describes himself as an engine, who enjoys being at the heart of play in midfield and may be a decent alternative for Pochettino should he fail to land Morgan Schneiderlin. 10 10 10 OUT: Vlad Chiriches – click the arrow to see the defender to shore up the back line – Chiriches has not enjoyed himself at the back since arriving from Steaua Bucharest in 2013 and recent reports have seen him linked with loan moves to Italy. Tottenham’s defence has been suspect at times this season, with Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen – whose future is uncertain – and Federico Fazio other stoppers who have been criticised for their displays. last_img read more

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13 incredible names linked with a summer transfer to the Premier League

first_img 12 12 12 12 6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The PSG striker has many Premier League admirers including Arsenal and Man United 12 12 11. Mario Gotze: World Cup hero linked with Liverpool but Bayern are waiting for the season to end before discussing a transfer 10. James Rodriguez: The Real Madrid forward is out of favour under Zidane and has been linked with Man United as a result 12 12 7. Toni Kroos: Man United are back in for the Real Madrid midfielder 12 8. Ilkay Gundogan: Man City have been continuously linked with the Dortmund midfielder and apparently there is a deal in place already 4. Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Dortmund winger Reus been linked with Dortmund and his top scoring team-mate is said to be a £70m Man United transfer target 9. Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea are looking at new strikers and the Napoli goal machine could be sold for the right price 12 Players like Paul Pogba, Mario Gotze and Toni Kroos could be strutting their stuff in the Premier League next season and we cannot wait.Football’s biggest stars are being linked with transfers to England where there will be a shed load of money pumped into the game when the new TV deal kicks in. In addition, the Premier League will have Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and possibly Jose Mourinho joining other big-name managers like Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Claudio Ranieri.But for now, talkSPORT is looking at the players, so click the arrow above, right, to some of the biggest names in football who have been linked with transfers to these shores.Check in here to stay up to date with all the latest footy gossip. 3. Antoine Griezmann: Of the Premier League clubs, Chelsea are said to be leading the race for Atletico Madrid’s forward 12. Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus and Italy man has not ruled out a reunion with Antonio Conte at Chelsea 13. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper linked with Liverpool and Man City) – click the arrow above, right, to see other big name footballers linked with a Premier League transfer 12 1. Robert Lewandowski: The 38-goal striker will not be short of offers if he wants to leave Bayern, as has been sugges, with Arsenal and Man United rumoured to be in the hunt 12 2. Paul Pogba: Man City and Chelsea have been closely linked with France and Juventus’ midfield maestro last_img read more

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Scottish business delegation in county to forge trade links

first_imgDonegal TD Joe McHugh is hosting a trade delegation from Scotland in the county this week as part of efforts to build business links between the two regions.“I am delighted to welcome Linda Scott, chief executive of the West Lothian Chamber to Donegal over the next few days to show off what is best in our county and deepen trade links,” Mr McHugh said.“During a visit to Glasgow last month I formally invited the Chamber to come and see firsthand what we have to offer. “The interest that Ms Scott and the Chamber have shown is a timely reminder of the unique ties that exist between Donegal and Scotland and I’m confident that the basis is there for deepening these links.“Over the course of the next few days the delegation will get an insight into the growing enterprises supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht through Údáras na Gaeltachta in Donegal and also get a flavour for the wide variety of other businesses which excel in Donegal, from food to pharmaceutical to consultancy, as well as seeing the state of the art Údáras facility that is Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair.“The ultimate aim is that the West Lothian Chamber will return later in the year with clients and businesses interested in setting up in Donegal as they see the county as the perfect base for establishing new operations.“This visit will set the groundwork for a trade mission in the Autumn.” Linda Scott, Chief Executive of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, said: “With plans already in place for a trade mission to Donegal in October 2018, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce are delighted to be back in Ireland to continue moving forward with strengthening the Scotland-Ireland business link.”Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, attended the Causeway – Ireland Scotland Business Exchange awards night in Glasgow last month to celebrate businesses with links to both regions.Mr McHugh said: “In Donegal we have a huge amount to be proud of and offer would-be investors.“Donegal has one of the most scenic airports in the world in Carrickfinn, which offers easy access in and out of Scotland. We have a high quality of life. We have a diverse and growing economy with a strong mix of homegrown enterprises and multinationals.“My own work on developing Donegal-Scotland business links goes back a number of years having visited Scotland for the St Patrick’s Day programme in 2015 and the following year having accompanied President Michael D Higgins to Scotland where I met with the Irish Business Network Scotland in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum. “The arrival of the West Lothian delegation is a natural development of these ties having also led an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Scotland in November 2017, which also included a Donegal-Glasgow business event hosted by the Consulate involving Údáras and Donegal County Council.“Over the last two years my contacts with Causeway have become stronger and I will work to ensure that we see results from this week’s trade trip in Donegal.”Mr McHugh added: “I would like to thank Údáras chief executive Micheál Ó hÉanaigh for his work and the strong team he has In Donegal for helping to facilitate this trade visit and look forward to seeing how Údáras can build on this.”Scottish business delegation in county to forge trade links was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 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:BusinessdonegalScotlandTradelast_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY Financial workshop, titled `’Success in Santa Clarita,” 8-10 a.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite, 100, Valencia. Cost: $30. Call (661) 702-6980. Contracting Connections workshop, 8 a.m.-noon at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (323) 881-3964. SCV Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at 298-1385. Moms mixer for moms to meet and socialize, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY AARP Driver Safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Cheer tryout clinic, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Unit 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Max the Bunny story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Block sale to benefit the Ewart family, 7-11 a.m. on Via Escovar in Valencia. Call Deborah Mann at (661) 255-6271. Canyon Country Athletic Association Outlaws youth football and cheer registration, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista Junior High, 19425 W. Stillmore St., Canyon Country. Visit www.canyonoutlaws.com. AARP Driver Safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Spring story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Local authors will sign copies of their books, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Project R.E.A.D. will offer children a chance to read to a dog, 1-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Cheer tryout clinic, 2-4 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Unit 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Art reception will feature the works of SCV-ARTS students, 5-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY CPR and First Aid Red Cross certification class, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Cost: $51. Call (661) 255-6410. Fiction Light Book Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Travel Club book group will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Blood drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call (818) 719-2397. Speaker Vinod Assomull will discuss health issues, 9-10 a.m. in the Community Room at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Curious George program, 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Castaic Lions Club will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Workers’ Compensation seminar, 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Cost: $199. Call L/B/W Insurance at (661) 702-6000. Local pharmacist will go over medicines with seniors, 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Bring your medications with you. Call (661) 259-9444. M Movie showing will feature “Beauty and the Beast,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Business after-hours mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Club in Valencia. Call (661) 702-6977. Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will meet, 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Visit www.w6jw.org. Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-1242. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Trent excelling at different position

first_img She heads into Cal State’s matches this weekend against Cal State Monterey Bay and Sonoma State with 4,909, 1,603 of those coming in her sophomore season. She also owns the single-match record of 75 assists, which came in last year’s thrilling five-game win over UC San Diego in the Pacific Region final. Trent is also fifth on the school’s career list for service aces with 120. But none of those numbers matter. What she wants most is a third trip to the Elite 8. The Coyotes lost in the semifinals two years ago and were ousted in the quarterfinals last year. This is the last go-round. “The numbers really don’t mean much. I just want to win,” Trent said. “I’m sure the records are something I will appreciate more later.” Trent’s mark on the program has not been a surprise to her teammates. “She wasn’t timid at all, even when she came in here as a freshman,” fellow senior Jessica Nelthorpe said. “She came in here wanting to do the job, and she didn’t have to be real vocal about it. Her attitude was ‘Give me a job to do and I’m going to do it.’ “ Trent’s court sense is what sets her apart from others who play the same position. She has a knack of knowing when to put the ball over the net on the second touch because the pass is poor enough that she won’t be able to make a good set. With 136 digs, she is one of the team’s best defenders. She has also managed eight solo blocks and 21 block assists, numbers notable for a player only 5-foot-9 whose main responsibility is running the offense. “She could play any position,” Cherniss said. “She does come to the net and block a lot, and what makes that so impressive is that she is on the run because she is touching the ball on every position so she has further to go to get to the net.” Cherniss credits Trent’s background for her knowledge of the game. Her mother, Cathy, played at UC Irvine and is the varsity coach at Shafter High School just outside of Bakersfield. She is a fixture at Coyotes matches when they don’t interfere with her coaching duties. Her father, Charles, usually makes the trip to San Bernardino when his wife cannot. Brothers Daniel (25), David (18) and Derrick (15) and sister-in-law Diana are also among her biggest supporters. “She is a gym rat,” Cherniss said. “She has been around the game a long time, and it shows.” Trent is majoring in math and hopes to pursue a career in engineering when her playing career is finished. But she hopes that won’t be for a while yet. She isn’t counting out playing professionally in Europe. Her ultimate goal is to get a tryout for the United States Olympic team. “I know it’s a stretch,” she said. “But I would love to be able to say I did it, whether I made it or not. I would just love to test myself against the best and see if I could hold my own.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A setter was high on the priority list of Cherniss, who was looking to replace a four-year starter at that position in Amy Pope. Other schools recruited Trent as a hitter or defensive specialist, so when Cherniss uttered those magic words, Trent was sold. “She told me she wanted me as a setter, and I was like ‘Yes!’ I knew right then that’s where I wanted to be.” The Bakersfield native admits she liked the idea of going to an NCAA Division I school. Fresno State and San Jose State were among those interested. But she also wanted to go to a competitive program. “Everyone wants to go to a Division I program. But I preferred to go to a Division II that had a good, winning program instead of a Division I that was middle of the pack or worse.” Trent, 21, is in the stretch run of a college career in which she has rewritten the Coyotes record books. She broke Pope’s career record for assists in the first third of the season, so she adds to her own mark each time she steps on the court. SAN BERNARDINO – Leave it to Cristen Trent to find her niche on the volleyball court at a position altogether different than the one she excelled at in high school. The Cal State San Bernardino senior spent her prep career in the more visible position as a rightside hitter, but was forced into setting duties during one club tournament because a teammate could not play. center_img Coyotes coach Kim Cherniss was there scouting and took notice of Trent’s athleticism. The rest is history. “I saw how aggressive she was on the court and how well she moved to the ball,” Cherniss said. “It never occured to me that she wasn’t their normal setter until I heard that later.” last_img read more

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JJ REID MOTORS IS GIVING AWAY FREE ALLOYS!

first_imgThe heatwave across Donegal must be going to the heads of the sales team down at JJ Reid Motors in Letterkenny.The company already have a great name for driving the best bargains in new and used cars. The free alloys!But now their car sale has gone up a gear.Buy this 2012 Jetta, 1.6 TDI before 20th June which is this Friday and you will receive a FREE set of 16” Alloys on the vehicle.Remember you must have the deal done before Friday 20th.Call in today for a look at the spotless car, agree a deal and the alloys will be yours for FREE! JJ REID MOTORS IS GIVING AWAY FREE ALLOYS! was last modified: June 17th, 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:free alloysJJ Reid Motorsletterkennylast_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRL TOPS THE DOODLE FOR GOOGLE!

first_imgPearl McHugh from Ballyshannon with her winning entry.A young Donegal girl certainly proved she knows how to doodle!Pearl McHugh from Holy Family National School, Ballyshannon, has been named as the winner of the Group 2 category (ages 7-9) of Google’s seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition.Pearl was up against the competition’s 74 other finalists and won the most public votes of any entry in her age category. Eight year old Pearl was presented with her award at a special prize-giving ceremony in Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin today where six year old Harry Kane was named the overall winner.The theme of this year’s event was ‘My Perfect Day’. Pearl’s winning doodle was inspired by her love of garden and uses a variety of flowers, foliage and butterflies put a spin on the iconic Google logo.Speaking at the ceremony, Ronan Harris, VP Sales and Operations said “This is the seventh year of the competition and we are constantly amazed at the number of entries that keeps growing year on year. This year we had a record 5,085 entries and I would like to thank each student who got involved.“The level of creativity shown by this year’s doodles was also extremely impressive. This year’s theme of ‘My Perfect Day’ really captured the imagination of the doodlers and allowed them to create something that was important to them. This is what was particularly special about Harry’s doodle.” “I would also like to express a big thank you to those who voted, as well as the teachers and parents that supported the students.”A panel of judges including Irish and Leinster rugby star, Jamie Heaslip, legendary artist and TV presenter, Don Conroy, artist and IADT Dun Laoghaire lecturer, Cora Cummins and Niamh Sharkey, author and Creator and Executive Producer of Disney Junior’s animated series, Henry Hugglemonster, chose the 75 finalists for the public vote.A record 140,000 votes were registered with the highest number of votes in each class group making it through to the overall finals. From these five group winners, the Google Doodle team in Mountain View, California then had the difficult task of choosing the overall winner. DONEGAL GIRL TOPS THE DOODLE FOR GOOGLE! was last modified: April 21st, 2015 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:BallyshannondonegalDoodle for GooglePearl McHughlast_img read more

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