Warner calls for sacking of TTFA boss

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Disgraced former CONCACAF president Jack Warner says nothing short of the axing of FA chief David John-Williams can atone for the embarrassment of Tom Saintfiet’s resignation after just five weeks as national head coach.”The person who should be fired is David John-Williams,” the usually outspoken Warner told the News day newspaper here.”They should fire him now. The guy has poor judgement; he doesn’t understand football. He believes football is, of course, like NescafÈ – quick fix. He doesn’t know that in football, there is no quick fix.”There is instant coffee, there is instant chocolate, there is no instant in football.”Saintfiet lasted just four games in charge of Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s team, winning just one and losing three before calling it quits last Tuesday.NO SUPPORTIn a statement, the 43-year-old Belgian said he had received no support from the local FA and had his appointment “double-guessed” by John-Williams from the first day.Saintfiet replaced the popular Stephen Hart, who was sacked last November, but the TTFA now find themselves hunting for yet another coach, two months before their next CONCACAF final- round qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Warner, who served as a long-time special advisor to the TTFA, also questioned whether Saintfiet really resigned or if he was pushed.”I feel like he and Williams came to some agreement whereby he would resign and save Williams the embarrassment,” said Warner, a former powerful vice-president of football’s world governing body, FIFA.”But the fact is he was fired … and they are dressing it up as if it was a resignation.”Saintfiet had been tasked with reviving T&T fortunes in World Cup qualifying, after they lost their opening games to Costa Rica and Honduras last November.last_img read more

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Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns

first_imgLights 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak After being fouled on a 3-point basket, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped up off the floor by guards Ricky Rubio (3) and Joe Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — A dozen teams passed on Donovan Mitchell in last year’s draft before Denver finally picked him and promptly traded him to Utah.The Jazz must be so grateful the way it all turned out.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments The former Louisville star scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and the Jazz won their fourth in a row with a 129-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.“I didn’t know I had 40 to be honest with you,” Mitchell said. “I didn’t know until Joe (Ingles) told me. I think the biggest thing was we were clicking. Everybody was clicking, that was the best part of it.”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 folkThe blowout followed a 30-point win over Golden State in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night, only the third time in Jazz history that the team has had consecutive 30-point wins.Mitchell made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts. It was the sixth game of at least 30 points in his young NBA career. “He’s just making progress,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We’ve been saying that for a while, he learns quickly. If there’s nights when it’s not a good, not as fluid, there’s usually some reason why, people guarding him different ways. But he adapts very quickly. I thought his reads were really good.”Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Jazz. Ingles added 16 points, including 4-of-6 3s, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Josh Jackson led the Suns with 20 points. Devin Booker, still bothered by bruised ribs, scored 18 points for Phoenix but on 7-of-24 shooting. He missed all seven of his 3s. Dragan Bender added 16 points and nine rebounds.The Jazz, who hadn’t played since beating Golden State, opened a four-game trip in dominant fashion.The Suns’ only lead was 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Utah scored 14 straight points to go up 24-8 before Bender came off the bench for eight first-quarter points and Phoenix finished the first quarter with a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 28-23.The Suns never got any closer. Mitchell sank a 3-pointer, was fouled by Booker, and made the free throw for a four-point play, igniting a 12-0 run that put Utah up 53-33 on Rubio’s 3.The Jazz led 62-40 at the half. They were up by 36 during the third quarter and 41 in the fourth.It was the most one-sided loss for Phoenix since Jay Triano took over as interim coach three games into the season. He lamented the inconsistency of his team, which was coming off a home win over Dallas.“It’s probably the sign of a young basketball team, but it’s disappointing to me,” Triano said. “I’d like to think we make steps and we start moving in the right direction and then we take a step back.”MIGHTY MITCHELLMitchell is the seventh active player to score 40 as a rookie, and now he’s done it twice. He scored 41 in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 1. The other six are LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Steph Curry and Blake Griffin.Mitchell said this was better than his 41-point game because the team played better.“My biggest thing is I was just relaxed and settled down,” he said. “When I come into games relaxed and kind of calm, that’s when I start to figure out things.”TIP-IN Warriors hold off Kings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jazz: Mitchell will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Skills Challenge on All-Star weekend. … Rubio has five career triple-doubles, none with Utah. … Utah’s largest margin of victory this season was 47 points against Washington on Dec. 4.Suns: Booker was 2 for 2 at the foul line to break the franchise record for consecutive free throws made in a season at 58. Kevin Johnson (1989-90) and Mike Bratz (1980) shared the previous record of 57. … T.J. Warren matched his season low with four points. … Suns signed guard Josh Gray to a 10-day contract. Gray had been with the Northern Arizona Suns of the G-League. He scored seven points, all in the fourth quarter, in his NBA debut. … Center Alex Len (right ankle soreness) did not play for the second straight game and has missed five of the last six.UP NEXTJazz: at San Antonio Spurs Saturday night.Suns: Host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Die Ebola Die!

first_imgTHE MORNING echo felt like the antecedent of an ominous experience when I suddenly awoke from bed. My Bushrod Island community felt like a hush echo of a disappointed period, for a life changing event had become visible that it was trying the patience of the residents with much concern.  “What time is it?” a voice behind me inquired, and turning to the table clock, I took in a deep breath and exhaled it with much strength and said, “It’s just 8:30.” I felt a little heavy in my legs and thought about events of last night.  “Still thinking about last night?” I smiled as Jennifer broke my thought.  “Yes,” I said, smiling, “why shouldn’t I?”  Jennifer was my wife of five years. With her question I silently asked myself again and again about events, tragic ones that had happened since our marriage.  “You will have to live with it.” That assurance was necessary but difficult. Last night, I witnessed the refusal of a young woman and her two children to join an ambulance that had been called to convey them to an Ebola treatment center. The woman, Dorothy Joe had refused for fear that once sent to the center, known as The Ebola Treatment Unit, she would be diagnosed as having been infected by the Ebola Virus, and would be quarantined and might possibly die, since in fact it had been reported that the disease had no cure.  I was a member of the local Ebola Awareness Taskforce, and intervened in her case, and despite her initial refusal, managed to see reason and transported for testing and supervision.  Though I was successful, I could not forget what Dorothy told me with reluctance, bothered on fear. “A sickness that does not have a cure,” she said, tears streaming down her face, “could mean survival might be just through chance.” Though I could reason with her comment, since what could not be cured just might be endured. But a disease without a cure could mean a sure way for infected persons to die. In the end she came through, along with her children and hope returned to her family.  The strange disease had come unexpected and I realized that unaware of what it was, it created misunderstanding simply because healthcare practioners claimed that there was no cure, which was the hard part. And to further confuse the situation was the alarming number of deaths by nurses.   The difficulty was to convince the community that though Ebola had no cure at its full blown stage, it nevertheless could be contained once detected from the beginning of its attack through testing and supervision. “The Ebola virus comes with several symptoms,” I told her, “and so like headache, it can be treated, like vomiting, it can be treated and so you can’t wait till all come together to destroy your body.” That was reasonable enough argument to convince Dorothy to go along with her children. There was also a group of young men and women who insisted that while it was true that something was killing the people slowly, they did not think it was anything called Ebola doing the killing.  Examining events of last night brought fond memories of how effective I was in making the woman see reason to agree to be transported to a center for help. In my effort to ensure that many disbelieving Liberians realize the fact of Ebola’s presence and taking preventive actions, the application of force was necessary.  “Do we have to force people to accept the reality of Ebola’s presence in the country?” “You did not use force last night did you?” “I didn’t” “Why are you suggesting the use of force?” “This is because of the slow understanding of the dangerous effect on Liberians.” I knew there was no force against Dorothy, but there were frequent reports of denial, along with threat of physical violence against health workers by relatives who made claims of their family dead.  True, I was also aware of the imposition of the state of emergency by the Liberian government which should indicate that as far as the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus was gaining momentum, it was extremely necessary to use some extra-ordinary measures against those who continued to deny it, and make collection of their dead dangerous.  I HAVE been involved in the Ebola Awareness Campaign for the last several months, and in those months several hundred bodies had been collected. I could not understand how far the virus could go to depopulate the population. It was beyond understanding which suggested to me that somehow there was someone who could have knowledge of the Ebola Virus beginning.  But who? As a volunteer I hardly received any incentive which was not my major problem. I was willing to work for the community, outside Monrovia but I was not sure if I would live through the Ebola Scourge. I had had sometime to examine my role, along with many other volunteers about our fate in the fight. What would happen just in case like many of the nurses and doctors who had become victims, I became a victim to the Ebola fight?  No, I was not a coward, and therefore sacrificing my life for my people could be a noble idea. But, I worried that just in case things did not go as expected, would I be remembered? Beads of perspiration formed on my forehead as I threw several questions and came up with probable answers and in the end I felt the need to continue as a volunteer in the fight against Ebola. After all many had been killed by the virus and there were many others who might possibly be killed also. What was so much special about my family?  With a young wife, and what I had anticipated as a bright prospect, the sudden appearance of the Ebola Virus was evidently a harbinger of death that could destroy my dream or might have apparently kill many a couple’s dream. Though I had not discussed the eventuality of any negative outcome with her, I knew that if it became true that I was infected, there was a high possibility of infecting my wife, and without question creating the condition for our destruction. In my heart I prayed for the death of Ebola, and it was one of my mantras, as I joined other volunteers to fight against it since it was became evident that there was nowhere that I could run to for safety. To imagine of the end with a sense of hope was too numbing, to consider the least. I knew there was a God of creation somewhere in the heavens but whether he was interested in our condition to bring us some remedy I could not be sure.  For there had been apparent hopelessness on the part of religious men, since their past prayers and fasts had not help stamp out the situation. 2I WOULD have to admit that Liberia was facing a difficult period in its existence and obviously a time of extreme crisis. It was also a period of agony where the government was in tatters in the face of the depopulation by the Ebola Virus.  I could remember the lamentation of a writer, who said, when he was apparently faced with such gruesome realities in his day: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”    As authorities cried in utter desolation, and several deputies would not respond to the invitation to return, after seeking what was described as refuge abroad, I could only place the period to those of what the English writer Charles Dickens penned that abundantly reflected on the current period. As I reflected on the realities that were too glaring to be ignored, I turned my attention to the radio that sat on my table announcing the horrors of the period.  “The number of deaths of victims of the deadly Ebola disease is rising,” the announcer said, “since last week Thursday, where the number stood 550, latest information estimates more than one thousand Liberians have died so far.”  The announcer continued, “In Montserrado County, one hundred cases were reported and fifty were confirmed; in Margibi County…” and he went on to tell his audience the latest casualty figures of the Liberian Ebola dead.   My reaction was that of despondency. What was this thing called Ebola virus? Who made it? Thinking about the Ebola’s devastating effect put me in a state of anguish and I desperately wanted to seek refuse somewhere. But where? The pain of hopelessness surged through me with such devastating effect that I could only wonder in resignation. I could also not agree with some religious leaders who claimed that the current crisis was a form of punishment from God. I knew we had suffered long enough, for if the fourteen years of the recent civil-war, killing an estimated 250,000 people was not enough punishment inflicted by misguided politicians, then blaming God for the ravages of the Ebola virus was too premature and an attempt to escape reality. In the end I could only plead to the bearded oldman above to let Ebola die naturally. Die Ebola die.Share 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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Another standoff brewing?

first_imgDear Editor,Is there another standoff between management and workers brewing similar to the one which occurred some months ago? (‘Goldfield refuses to meet with “unrecognised” unions’ – Guyana Times, May 28, 2019).The authorities responsible for labour matters should take all necessary steps to ensure this does not happen,  especially in view of the ill-conceived notion that workers reached out to the unrecognised union rather that the Labour Department as an indication of ‘a lack of faith in the Government taking action’.Sincerely,ShamshunMohamedlast_img read more

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Disappointed Pochettino vows to repay Spurs fans’ patience

first_img0Shares0000Unimpressed: Mauricio Pochettino is disappointed by the delays in moving to Tottenham’s new 62,000 capacity stadium © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 16 – Mauricio Pochettino believes winning is the only way to keep Spurs fans happy while waiting to move into the club’s new stadium.Tottenham face a logistical nightmare after delaying their move to the 62,000 capacity ground until at least October due to “issues with the critical safety systems”. Pochettino’s men were already due to face Fulham at Wembley on Saturday, but will now also host Liverpool and Cardiff at the home of English football, where they played all of their home games last season.“We all feel disappointed of course with the announcement from the club this week,” said Pochettino.“I feel so sorry for myself first of all, for our fans, the players, everyone, and of course for our chairman.”Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had already been under fire from supporters groups for failing to make a single signing during the transfer window despite a significant rise in season ticket prices.A refund has been offered to fans for the Liverpool and Cardiff matches, but Pochettino understands the fans’ frustration.“We need to be all together. Of course I understand the problems about the tickets, the money and everything, and I feel sorry for them,” said the Argentine.“I want to say thank you and apologise. We’re going to try to reward them by winning games.“It’s the only way we can pay all the effort they are doing and they are going to do for the club.”Spurs hope to open the new White Hart Lane on October 28 against Premier League champions Manchester City.However, contingency plans need to be put in place in case of further delays with Wembley already set to host a NFL game between the Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars on that day.Pochettino isn’t keen on finding another temporary home even if it means playing on a damaged pitch just 24 hours after a NFL game.“If you ask me today if it’s not possible to play in the new stadium, of course it’s about finding a way to play at Wembley because I think to play at another place, maybe three stadiums in one season, will be too much,” said Pochettino.“The day after the NFL game maybe the pitch is not in the best condition, but we need to make the effort and try to play in the end because maybe to find another date will be difficult.”Despite the lack of new faces in Pochettino’s squad, Spurs are set to let winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou join Bundesliga side Mainz on a season-long loan.N’Koudou cost Spurs £11 million from Marseille in 2016 but has not made a Premier League start for the club and spent the second half of last season on loan at Burnley.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Klopp and Tuchel meet again, this time on even playing field

first_img0Shares0000Klopp and Tuchel shake hands after Liverpool’s win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League in 2016 © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – The last time Thomas Tuchel went to Anfield, he was in charge of a Borussia Dortmund side who were dumped out of the Europa League after a stunning Liverpool comeback.On Tuesday he returns with Paris Saint-Germain looking to finally get one over Jurgen Klopp in one of the most enticing ties in the Champions League group phase. Klopp and Tuchel are the highest profile German coaches around today, with both men having followed strikingly similar paths at home before taking up jobs with two of Europe’s biggest names.At 51, the genial Klopp is six years Tuchel’s senior and his CV features two Bundesliga titles and two Champions League finals, while his opposite number was appointed by PSG in May despite having only won one German Cup as a coach.– ‘An outstanding coach’ –Klopp has won eight, and lost just one, of 12 previous meetings with Tuchel. He is quick to play down that record, however, pointing out that Tuchel was not in charge of a side containing the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe before.Jurgen Klopp in good spirits at Monday’s pre-game press conference © AFP / Paul ELLIS“When I was at Dortmund I had a pretty strong side and he was at Mainz, he did an outstanding job there so it’s not really fair to bring that up when you talk about the records,” Klopp said on Monday.“He is an outstanding coach, I really thought it was a smart decision of PSG to sign Tuchel.”The svelte 45-year-old is the man PSG’s Qatari owners are hoping can finally lead them to Champions League glory, despite his past experience amounting to one quarter-final exit with Dortmund in 2017.A year before that, at the same stage of the Europa League, Dortmund were 3-1 up at Anfield before losing 4-3.That was part of the learning curve for the economics graduate Tuchel, a native Swabian like Klopp, and also a defender during his playing days.While Klopp was a stalwart for Mainz on the field before becoming coach in 2001, Tuchel’s own playing career was cut short by injury.– Contrasting approaches –But since moving into coaching he has followed in the footsteps of “Kloppo” — taking over at Mainz in 2009 a year after Klopp’s departure for Dortmund, and then directly replacing him at the Signal Iduna Park in 2015.The two men got their coaching badges together in Cologne in 2006, but it is the differences between them that have stuck with Erich Rutemoeller, their instructor.Klopp “was more motivated than anyone and was especially interested in the psychological aspect,” Rutemoeller told Le Parisien, while stressing the more introverted Tuchel’s great respect for Pep Guardiola.“When I read that he spent a whole evening talking about tactics with Pep Guardiola, a few years ago in Munich, moving around the salt and pepper, I thought to myself: ‘He’s not changed’.”Thomas Tuchel oversees PSG’s training session on Monday ahead of their trip to Anfield © AFP / FRANCK FIFEAs for a Tuchel win against Klopp, you have to go back to April 2010, when Mainz beat Dortmund 1-0 at their old Bruchwegstadion thanks to an Adam Szalai goal.In two years at Dortmund, Tuchel could not repeat Klopp’s successes, his path to the Bundesliga title blocked by Guardiola’s Bayern Munich. But he enjoyed the greater success at Mainz, leading them into Europe in 2011.Liverpool’s start to this season has raised hopes of a genuine Premier League title challenge, with Klopp overseeing five wins out of five.But PSG rock up with a perfect domestic record too, and Tuchel has become the first ever coach of the club to win his first five Ligue 1 matches.“For this kind of team with unbelievable individual quality, you still need a manager who can teach or educate them in playing together and they brought in one of the best I know,” Klopp added.“That makes them quite a big challenge for us. Individual quality mixed with a really good manager makes it a threat.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Stop signs get green light

first_imgAfter 2 years of waiting and lobbying for help, residents in unincorporated Whittier will finally receive two stop signs at an intersection prone to accidents and speeders. The stop signs will be installed on Ben Hur Avenue at the intersection with Light Street, to create a four-way stop. The announcement came Thursday at a neighborhood watch meeting, from L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe’s field deputy, Joe Matthews. Bill Ashley has lived near the intersection for three years, in a house that belonged to his mother since 1975. He is optimistic about the new signs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’m not a guy to count my chickens before they hatch, but it sounds great,” Ashley said. Ashley has spearheaded the effort to have signs or speed bumps installed because, he says, the speeding poses a serious risk. “Since the day I moved in it’s been a problem,” Ashley said. “We don’t want someone to die out here, God forbid.” Matthews said the change is part of wider improvement in the community, including dropping crime rates and stronger traffic enforcement. This was made possible, Matthews said, by increases in funding for county areas. “The priorities are different,” Matthews said. “There’s more money in the till.” Sgt. Tonya Edwards said the unincorporated areas in the county will also receive more attention from the Sheriff’s Department, beginning with the recent purchase of three new patrol cars. Barbara Stevens, 76, has lived in her house on the corner for more than 50 years. She also attended neighborhood watch meetings out of concern about speeding on the corner. Stevens said she and her daughter, who lives in the house with her, are glad to hear that change will occur. “We’re elated,” Stevens said. “The traffic has really increased and it really has been a serious problem.” Stevens and other residents said they believed nothing would be done until a serious accident occurred on the street, and were surprised by the county’s promise to install the signs. “We get a lot of near misses,” Stevens said. “We see a lot of things that aren’t reported.” David Sommers, press deputy for Knabe, said the signs should be installed no later than Jan. 8. Sommers said the Public Works Department must still receive approval from the Board of Supervisors for the change, but expects it will be approved. “If residents want it and CHP is recommending it, there is no reason it shouldn’t be installed,” Sommers said. Sommers said he did not know what the cost of the project would be, and he did not have an estimate on what stop sign installation typically costs. According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Zizi, that intersection has just one reported collision this year, when a resident pulled out of a driveway and was broadsided by an oncoming car. Farther down Ben Hur at its intersection with Reese Street, an additional crash was reported, caused by unsafe speeding. Last year, there were four crashes reported on Ben Hur. Zizi said more accidents may have occurred, but were not reported. Ashley said there have been at least five or six fender-benders on his street in the last five months. “When we did look at the statistics, we noticed that those four on Ben Hur … are an increase over the previous years,” Zizi said. Zizi said the residents of Ben Hur Avenue who worked to fix their area should serve as an example for others who see problems in their neighborhoods. “If they do see a potential danger in their neighborhood, give us a call,” Zizi said. “We’ll send the cops to monitor speed.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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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Simi Valley Senior Menu

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with whole grain bread, green salad, yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick, fruit and low-fat milk. Here is this week’s menu: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMonday: Salisbury steak, yellow wax beans, chopped spinach. Tuesday: Beef and broccoli, corn, green beans. Wednesday: Cook’s choice. Thursday: Stuffed cheese shells, green beans, spinach. Friday: Rotini broccoli, yellow wax beans.last_img read more

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JIM MCGUINNESS TAKES FIRST STEPS INTO COACHING SOCCER BY ATTENDING FAI COURSE

first_imgJim McGuinness has started to take his coaching badges with the FAI. .Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has taken his first steps into coaching soccer by attending a number of FAI coaching courses over the last number of months.McGuinness who is employed as a Sports Psychologist at Celtic FC has participated in a number of introductory coaching courses provided by the FAI.The Irish Independent reported that McGuinness took part in FAI’s kickstart 2 coaching course in Dungarvan Co. Waterford, and will be completing the youth cert course in Galway in the coming weeks. It is believed McGuinness is keen to get the badges done in order to some coaching work at the club’s academy.McGuinness is the most successful manager in Donegal’s GAA history.He lead the team from the GAA doldrums to three Ulster titles and one All-Ireland Ireland during a glorious period for the county.McGuinness works closely alongside Celtic manager Ronnie Delia who highly values the role the Glenties man plays in his sides development. One of the first thing Delia did when he took over at Celtic Park was to promote McGuinness from working with the club’s academy to the first-team.Could Jimmy be winning Old Firm matches for Celtic in Glasgow? JIM MCGUINNESS TAKES FIRST STEPS INTO COACHING SOCCER BY ATTENDING FAI COURSE was last modified: January 29th, 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:celtic fcFAIGAAJim McGuinnessnewssoccerSportlast_img read more

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World record relay gold for Team SA

first_img6 September 2012Team South Africa’s 4 by 100 metres T42/46 relay team blitzed their opposition at the London Paralympic Games on Wednesday evening to win gold in world record time.The combination of Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius improved on the world record with a superb time of 41.78 seconds.“It’s the most amazing experience for all of us,” Pistorius told reporters after the race.“We’ve been practising over the last two days. We’re all professional and have a job to do.‘We smashed that world record’“We smashed that world record. Each guy here did his job,” Pistorius said. “I said to the guys to stay calm and focused.”After Brazil and the USA were disqualified for changeover infractions, China claimed the silver medal. They ran a regional record time, but their 42.98 was some way behind the winning South African quartet. Third went to Germany in 45.23.Pistorius and Fourie were also in action in the heats of the T44 100 metres on Wednesday evening. Pistorius won his race in 11.18 seconds to qualify for the final, while Fourie also won his heat in 11.29 seconds to advance.The fastest qualifying time, however, went to Jonnie Peacock, who equalled the Paralympic record of 11.08 seconds. In the same heat, 200m winner, Alan Oliviera finished third in 11.56 to secure a spot in the final.Pistorius won the event in the Beijing Paralympics four years ago, while Fourie placed fourth, but a number of runners in the Thursday’s final own better personal bests than the pair, so the competition is going to be stiff.World record for bronze!Dyan Buis excelled in the men’s F37/38 long jump, equalling the F38 world record with a best leap of 6.48 metres. That was, however, good for a bronze medal only.With the event hosting two classes of disability, the results are decided on a points system. Therefore the 6.31m jump by Gocha Khugaev of Russia, which was a world record in the F37 class, was good for the gold medal, while Yuxi Ma of China’s 6.26m regional record won him a silver medal.In the same event, another South African, Andrea Dalle Ave, set a regional record of 6.02m in the F37 class, while Union Sekailwe, the winner of the bronze medal in the men’s T38 400m, finished in 10th place.Qualified for finalTeboho Mokgalagadi qualified for the final of the men’s 200m in the T35 class after running a personal best of 27.37 seconds. He previously won the event at the Athens Paralympics, but it wasn’t run at the Beijing Games of 2008.Zanele Situ, the winner of javelin gold in Sydney and Athens, narrowly missed out on a medal this time around in the women’s F54/55/56 class. She finished fourth behind China’s Liwan Yang, Tunisia’s Hania Aidi and Martina Willing of Germany.SwimmingIn the swimming pool, Tadhg Slattery, who first competed in the Paralympics 20 years ago in Barcelona in 1992, placed fifth in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke in the SB5 class.He had previously won the event in 1992 and 2004 and finished runner-up in it in 1996 and 2000. He won bronze in Beijing in 2008.Natalie du Toit was unsuccessful in her defence of the 50m freestyle S9 title, finishing seventh in the final in 29.84. China’s Ping Lin snatched gold in a Paralympic record of 29.12, with Louise Watkin of Britain second in 29.21 and Ellie Cole of Australia third in an Oceania record of 29.28.Kevin Paul finished seventh in the final of the men’s 400m freestyle in the S10 class despite swimming an African record of 4:16.46, while Shireen Sapiro placed eighth in the final of the women’s 400m S10.CyclingIn cycling, time trial events were held. Ernst van Dyk placed fifth in the men’s H4 class in a race won by former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi, who lost both his legs in a racing accident in 2001.Stuart McCreadie was seventh in the H2 class, Gerhard Viljoen finished in the same position in the mixed H1-2 class, Jaco Nel placed 12th in the men’s in the C2 class, and Roxanne Burns was sixth in the women’s C4 class.The South African men’s wheelchair basketball team finished in twelfth and last place after a heavy 83-36 defeat at the hands of Colombia.MedalsSouth Africa ended Wednesday in 21st place on the medal table with four gold, five silver and eight bronze medals.China’s domination at the top of the table continued. By competition’s end on Wednesday, the country had won 60 gold, 50 silver and 49 bronze medals, bringing its total to 159 medals.Russia (28, 25, 20, 73) has moved up to second place, dropping hosts, Great Britain (25, 36, 31, 92) to third place and second on medal count.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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