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O’Neill looking to the future with Ireland

first_imgO’Neill has yet to sign the new deal he agreed with the F.A.I however he says it won’t be an issue and he “absolutely” wants to keep Roy Keane on as his assistant. Meanwhile, John O’Shea has praised Shane Duffy despite his red card in yesterdays defeat to the French. O’Shea says the Blackburn defender has proven his worth to the Irish set up.Today at the Euro’s Italy meet Spain at 5 and Iceland clash with England at 8.If Italy can get past defending champions Spain in Paris, they’ll face World Cup winners Germany in the quarter-finals.last_img read more

Riot Games and UC Berkeley partner for League of Legends program, scholarships

first_imgThe University of California, Berkeley and Riot Games have entered a partnership to launch the inaugural League of Legends Intramural Esports League in Autumn of this year. Not only that, scholarships will be available for students of the university that compete on the Cal Esports League of Legends team.This program will support the educational and professional development for its esports athletes, focusing on five values: community, competition, social responsibility, wellness, and lifelong learning.Stephen Sutton, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UC Berkeley discussed the partnership: “We’re thrilled to partner with Riot Games, as our esports program has been gaining incredible momentum. Just last week, we announced we’re creating UC Berkeley’s first esports community center.“We’re pleased to add another dimension through a new intramural league and scholarships. We’re looking forward to advancing the potential of our students and of collegiate esports with this partnership between Cal and an industry giant like Riot Games.”Matt Birris, Lead of College League of Legends in North America also commented: “We’re excited by UC Berkeley’s holistic support for gaming, from the Cal Esports Community Center and Women In Gaming initiative, to scholarship and Intramural League of Legends programs. This program sets a standard for how a top university can use gaming to create a breadth of opportunities across its entire community.”Just last week, University of California, Berkeley entered a partnership with NRG Esports and San Francisco Shock to launch a community center and multiple esports initiative on the campus of the university. Cal Esports, the official esports arm of UC Berkeley, houses over 90 collegiate students who compete in 10 esports teams. These teams represent UC Berkeley both nationally and internationally.Esports Insider says: The growth of collegiate esports is really impressive, and with the implementation of scholarships, it’s becoming more and more sustainable for students to enter esports should they wish to. We’re really happy to see more and more support being offered to those who may want to enter the industry after their studies. It’s cool to see a university the stature of UC Berkeley integrating itself more in esports too, especially after the announcement of its partnership with NRG.last_img read more

AYC 2015 final preview: Senegal say no to double Nigeria victory

first_imgCoach of hosts Senegal, Joseph Koto, cannot wait to battle Nigeria in the final of the U-20 African Youth Championship on Sunday in Dakar.The Nigerians are the only team to have beaten the junior Teranga Lions in the tournament – a 3-1 defeat that came in the opening game. It was Senegal’s first ever game in the history of the competition which the Flying Eagles have won a record six times.A draw and two wins later, Koto wants see whether the Nigerians deserved their win over his team.Speaking after the Lion cubs beat the impressive Mali 2-1 in the semi-finals on Wednesday, the former Teranga Lions boss praised his players and asserted that the defensive frailties ruthlessly exploited by Nigeria have now been fixed.”The match was 50-50 and my players did very well to win. Football is not a science and I congratulate my team for a good job.” Koto said in his reaction to the Mali game.”Our defence improved today compared to the previous where they fumbled under pressure. Also, our goalkeeper, Ibrahim Sy had a good day but he was largely assisted by the impregnable backline. “I’m happy to play Nigeria again in the final and this is an opportunity to judge whether they are better than us. If they beat us again, then I will congratulate them.”Despite being rated as one of Africa’s top footballing nations, Senegal have never won a football competition on the continent and Koto feels this is about the time to cross the Rubicon. He has called on his countrymen to flood the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor to support the team to victory.”Senegal needs an African title and I’m urging all the fans to come to the stadium on Sunday (March 22) to support the boys to victory.”His skipper Roger Gomis has also promised fireworks against the Manu Garba-led Flying Eagles.”We did what the coach told us to do and this resulted in the victory (over Mali). We wanted to win the game and we succeeded. We were not under any form of pressure. The fans will see a different team for the final on Sunday because we are more than motivated to win the ultimate.” Gomis said. Ghana will play a third/fourth place match before the final.–last_img read more

Governor Reynolds press conference at 11:00 AM on AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com or click here

first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds will hold her Monday news conference at 11:00 AM. You can listen on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com, or via the video link herelast_img

Back School and Empty Nest? Fill it by Adopting a Dog

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesWhether your youngest is headed off to college or you are a stay-at-home parent with children going to school during the day, “Back-to-School” means our routines change.  These changes can cause stress or anxiety in our pets.  They may do things or act in ways out of the normal.  The best way to manage this is to keep any routines, such as feeding times, the same.Tucker loves spending a day at the park playing with his owners and socializing with the other dogs.If you don’t have pets, you may feel a bit lonely.  One of our furry companions at Animal Services might be just what you need to cure those “Back-to-School Blues.” Our adoptable animals are looking for someone special to give them a forever home, so consider adding a new kiddo to the family this school year. These fur babies won’t outgrow their clothes, need new shoes, or money for college! Come down and check out the adoptable pets at 3120 Martin Way or visit the Joint Animal Services website.last_img read more

Reyes wants expanded Gilas cadets pool

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Unlike with the original setup between the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the PBA where rookies in the national team pool were dispersed to all 12 teams, Reyes said that the idea is to have a core group similar to that of the old Smart Gilas, where the best amateur players will be tapped to form the core of the national team pool.“Hopefully, in so doing, we’re able to train up enough players to form a competitive group even though there are complications with the pro leagues,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo from Fiba.comWith Gilas Pilipinas’ manpower issues as evident as ever, coach Chot Reyes has already broached the idea of introducing a new batch of Gilas cadets to avoid the scheduling conflicts that comes with the new Fiba competition calendar.“Having an expanded pool will allow us to have guys who are not in the PBA, that when scheduling conflicts arise, we’ll always have choices,” he said Thursday in the Chooks-to-Go-hosted homecoming presser at Marco Polo in Ortigas.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes is hopeful that all of these planning will eventually bear fruit in the end, saying, “Hopefully, we keep building until we get to the final objective which is to qualifying for the World Cup and be the best Asian team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Blatche status still uncertain as Gilas deals with schedule conflicts for Fiba q’fying View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES SPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Though the idea is still at its formative stage, Reyes shared that the SBP has already made a list of possible players to tap.“We know everyone who has potential, and everyone who are coming out, but we don’t want to touch those who are in college now. We know the problems that they will have in college teams,” he said. “We’re keeping tabs on everyone who we think are worthy, but right now, we want to focus on the guys who has no any collegiate obligations.”last_img read more

Bame Crowned ECOWAS Champion

first_imgNew Kru Town based old-timer football club, Bame was crowned champions on Sunday in the maiden edition of the ECOWAS Integrity and Solidarity Old-timer Football Tournament.The two-day ECOWAS Cup was held at the Alpha Old-timer Sports Pitch dubbed the Willis Knuckles Sports Pitch in Zubah Town with eight teams.Bame whipped Lakpazee Old-timer 4-2 in a lottery shot after 70 minutes of entertaining football ended 1-1.Beme’s hit man Francis Sayepaye opened the scoring in the 23rd minute from a close-range. Lakpazee had a peg back and Kollie Tehteh Jacobs beautifully headed home the equalizer.The tournament’s rules which called for a spot-kick was dispatched and Alfred Sayon’s Bame lifted the trophy.In the semi finals, Bame thrashed Bench 5-4 in a penalty shootout after 1-1 draw. Randolph Nyanfor got the opener for Bame in the 1st minute and was rotated in the 57th minute by Randall Glikan.Lakpazee Old-timer spanked Barnersville 2-1 to get to the finals, courtesy of Prince Harrison and Stephen Nimely in 5th and 60th minutes. Lakpazee consolation goal was netted by Wearl Venn in the 13th minute.In the Saturday’s preliminary rounds, Bench whipped Independent 3-1 in the opener.Tournament’s favorite Alpha Old-timer was spanked 2-0, courtesy of Ben Seedee and Rufus Neufville in the 2nd and 28th minutes. Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagne wouldn’t get a twist to get the back of his net and couldn’t get a converter to his three inspirational crosses.In the 3rd match Lakpazee and Sinkor drew goalless.Sinkor filed a protest against Lakpazee for fielding “illegal player Emmanuel Brown who was expelled by LONA for being underage.”The Grievance and Protest Committee, headed by Bryant McGill awarded the points to Lakpazee but fined the team US$250 and suspended goalie Emmanuel Brown.The two-day tournament is  part of the activities commemorating ECOWAS  40th Anniversary Celebration as a regional body, amongst series of  integration activities to reflect the success stories  of ECOWAS  towards enhancing  local participation  and promoting  Economic and Social  Integration among Member  States including Liberia .The Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia- Ambassador Babatunde Ajisomo, the Africa Union (AU) Ambassador to Liberia, Toyin Sholaja were among ambassadors who graced the tournament.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mohamed Enterprise donates to 12 NGO’s

first_imgMohamed’s Enterprise on Wednesday made a timely donation to twelve organisations which assists less fortunate and persons living with disabilities.The donation has become an annual tradition for the gold company over the years and the company sees it as a way of demonstrating the true spirit of giving back to the communities.Representative of the company, Nezam Zaman told the small gathering that “weRecipients of the donation made by Nazar Mohamed after receiving their chequeswitnessed the trials that our brother in humanity faces, loss of health, security and shelter, presence of hunger and fear of what tomorrow hold, so Mr Mohamed have found a perfect alley to give”.Zaman added that this has impacted the lives of the less fortunate and they are happy to contribute to the cause and hope that their modest contribution will assist in everyway.The recipients were, Ptolemy Reid Rehab Centre, Sorsha Williams Foundation, Shaheed Boys and Girls Orphanage, Joshua House, Guyana Society for the blind, Bait-ur-Rahma, St Ann’s Orphanage, St John Bosco Orphanage, Ruimveldt Children Aid Center, Guyana Islamic Relief Organization, Dharam Shala and Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals.last_img read more

City grapples with violence 3 years after officer’s death

first_imgOne way of fostering communication is by remembering the goal is to create a better environment for young people, said Bernardo Rosa, a community activist and head of Community Wellness Partnership. Rosa said young people’s needs are much better understood today than they were even three years ago, and more community members are willing to pitch in to meet those needs. Three years after the shooting, the sense of urgency continues for Pomona schools Superintendent Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, and was underscored this week with the shooting at Virginia Tech. “Three years ago the tragedy was here. Now it was there,” she said. “We all have to be on watch. We have people’s lives at stake.” But much work remains to be done. One need look no further than the violence of the past five months to understand how hard change can be. On Nov. 19 of last year, 3-year-old Ethan Esparza was shot in his grandparents’ front yard by a drive-by shooter. Since then, 10 more people have fallen victim to homicide on Pomona’s streets. When crimes continue and can’t be solved because people won’t step forward and speak, it’s time to do some soul searching, Romero said. To wit: Only one arrest has been made in connection with the homicides since Esparza’s death. “If we allow this to continue, then the question is, what about our own conscience?” Romero said. Mayor Norma Torres said the city has bolstered police resources, established more Neighborhood Watch groups and is sharing information with residents. “The more information they have, the better prepared they are to help us fight crime,” Torres said. Efforts also are under way to develop partnerships with trade unions so that young people could gain apprenticeships and develop job skills, leading to good-paying jobs that in turn break the cycle of poverty, she said. m_rodriguez@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9336160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But a lot can happen in three years. Today, despite continued bloodshed and death on city streets, progress is arguably more evident than ever toward a real solution. Steiner’s shooting prompted the community and city leaders to take the steps that have resulted in the Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan. The plan, along with its accompanying implementation strategy, is meant to create an environment where young people thrive. Since Steiner’s death, city agencies and community groups talk to each other more than ever, police Chief Joe Romero said. “Different people are talking to each other and listening to each other,” he said, and that communication must continue. POMONA – Three years ago today, Pomona was in shock. The city was reeling from a stunning act of violence, as Valentino Arenas, 16, who was trying to impress a local gang, gunned down California Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Steiner of the Santa Fe Springs station in broad daylight outside the Superior Court building. Steiner, 35, left behind a young widow and two young sons. Arenas left behind his future, exchanging a guilty plea for a lifetime behind bars. And the people of Pomona left behind any illusions their city was gaining the upper hand in its war against gangs and violence. last_img read more

Nine countries confirm participation in second International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake news’

first_imgThe International Grand Committee of Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ is co-chaired by Zimmer and Damian Collins, Chair of the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local M.P. and Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Bob Zimmer, has announced that at least nine countries, including Canada, will be taking part in the second gathering of the International Grand Committee.According to Zimmer, on May 28, representatives from Argentina, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine will be joining Canada to discuss how they can protect citizen rights in the age of big data.Zimmer says having these countries on board will represent 355 million citizens, and will contribute to better protection of citizens in this digital age.- Advertisement -“Together we represent over 355 million citizens from around the world. As lawmakers, we are all examining ways to protect our citizens from threats to our democracies in the digital age. That is why it is important that we continue to come together as a group to share our knowledge and best practices for tackling these global issues.”Some of the witnesses that have confirmed their participation in the International Grand Committee include former CEO/founder of Blackberry, Jim Balsillie, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, and Chair of the United States Federal Election Commission, Ellen Weintraub.Invitations were also sent out to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.Advertisement Zimmer says he finds it quite encouraging to see that Zuckerberg and Dorsey have been talking about improving the safety of social media platforms.“It has been encouraging to see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly acknowledging that more needs to be done to stop the spread of harmful content on their platforms, as well as to protect their users’ privacy and data.”Zimmer hopes that Zuckerberg and Dorsey, along with other platform executives, take advantage of this important conversation.“I hope that they, and other platform executives, will take advantage of this unique opportunity and come to Ottawa to be a part of this important conversation.”Advertisementlast_img read more