“I’m trying to instil in them not to be scared to lose,” he said. “If anyone should be scared to lose then it should be me. But I’m not. “I want to go out on the front foot and, if I die, I die on my sword. “Why do we need to be more pragmatic? I would never be pragmatic. I’ve done it a few times but I don’t like myself for it.” Sherwood knows his status is out of his hands, with the next match with Swansea rumoured to be a crunch game for the former Tottenham boss amid suggestions Villa are lining up his successor. “I can only control what I can do and I remain confident in that,” Sherwood added. “The boys have responded. I need the boys to respond and I think they did and did what I asked them to.” Sherwood pointed to the youth and potential in Villa’s squad and hopes to lead by example, along with their more experienced team-mates. Villa lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Saturday, falling to a seventh loss from nine Premier League games this season and 18th in the table. Sherwood’s future is the subject of speculation, but he wants his team to go on the attack. “I think they look around for inspiration and I’m trying to give as much as I can,” he added. “They would also look at Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards and Alan Hutton. Certainly, Hutton and (Kieran) Richardson have been at the club for a long time now. “They are looking at them now and seen them experience it for many years, far too many years. “We are in it again and we’ll get through it. If we do, then this group of players will grow. “If you want to play for a big club like Villa then you’ve got to take pressure otherwise play for a smaller club in a lesser league. “I realise that comes with pressures, with the manager as well, and I hope they can see me. I won’t shirk away. “I can take a lot of inspiration from people like Alan Pardew, who was screamed out of town in Newcastle and look at him now.” Press Association Tim Sherwood says he is prepared to “die on my sword” as he tries to encourage Aston Villa to play their way out of trouble.
… Over $2M investedCOURTS Guyana Inc., in collaboration with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), will today launch their seventh annual COURTS 10K Road Race.The event which is now a part of the AAG calendar sees some clubs, athletes and gyms participate with COURTS annually in the largest 10K race in Guyana.Defending COURTS 10K champion Cleveland FordeIn total the company is investing in excess of $2M in this year’s race to ensure the success of the event as the company is proud of the growth it has seen throughout the years.The event is open to runners in the Juniors, Seniors and Masters categories for both men and women and COURTS will be handing over $1.5M in cash, prizes and trophies.The race will take place on October 1 and will commence at the COURTS Main Street Store at 06:00hrs and will follow a prescribed route. A 3K event will be held simultaneously for staff members of the company and first- to third-place winners for both male and female staff members will be awarded cash prizes and trophies.“COURTS is proud to be able to continue to host this event every year and make good on its commitment to sports in Guyana”, a release from the company stated yesterday.Cleveland Forde and US-based Euleen Josiah-Tanner are defending male and female champions respectively, having dominated the event for a number of years.Forde clocked 32 minutes 40 seconds (32:40.0) to win last year’s 10K, while rivals Winston Missigher (33:15.1) and Cleveland Thomas (33:26.7) finished second and third respectively.Josiah-Tanner ran 40:12.20 to finish ahead of the now Monroe College student Claudrice McKoy (41:42.9), while Ashanti Scott was third in a time of 41:56.6.
Assistant Professor Sarah Portnoy hosted an event on Tuesday to celebrate her new book, Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles. The book highlights the rich history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles, the contemporary Latino food scene and the various struggles for food justice the Latino community faces, especially in South Los Angeles.Only 200 miles from the Mexican border, Los Angeles has the largest Latino population in the United States. Portnoy, however, explained that this isn’t the only Latino influence in Los Angeles. Immigrants from Central and South America have made their mark on the city, and because of this, Latino food has skyrocketed in popularity.“Latino cuisine in Los Angeles is more interesting and innovative than ever,” Portnoy said. “Mexican food is by far one of the most popular, complex and widely available cuisines, but Southern Californians are also branching out and exploring cuisines from Peru, Argentina, El Salvador and beyond, as well as Mexican-influenced fusion flavors that range from sushi burritos to kimchi quesadillas.”Portnoy said that despite the popularity of Latino cuisine and chefs, there continues to be a divide between the quality and healthiness of food available at restaurants and food trucks and what is available in food deserts like South Los Angeles, which is home to many low-income and urban Latinos. According to Portnoy, in South Los Angeles, grocery stores only make up two percent of all food options causing the majority of the population to turn to unhealthy and fast food alternatives. This has led to 70 percent of adult Latinos and 35 percent of children in some communities to become obese. Several community-based organizations in attendance explained the difficulties in accessing healthier options and their efforts to combat the lack of healthy food, diabetes and obesity by establishing community gardens and programs.Kathryn Kocarnik, co-director of Garden School Foundation, an interdisciplinary program of education that teaches garden-based learning at elementary schools, explained that children love their communities, learning about healthy eating and creating their own urban gardens.“A lot of our students don’t have access to land where they can get their hands dirty,” Kocarnik said. “The kids talk about coming into the garden, and they talk about wanting to come to school because they can go into the garden.”Similarly, directors at community-oriented organizations Groceryships and With Love Market and Cafe explained the astounding impacts that health education has on the low-income Latino population.“The heart of our program is a 20-week model, teaching about not just nutrition but building community around healthy lifestyles,” Dana Rizer of Groceryships said. “Based on this understanding that health is not just physical, health is emotional, health is mental. A lot of the decisions we make about food come from very emotional places. They also come from very real economic places. So, it doesn’t really work to teach people that eating more vegetables is the healthy thing to do. We have to integrate it with the cultures that we’re working with.”Karla Vasquez, director of community programs at With Love Market and Cafe explained the goals of their community project.“We’re here to provide opportunities for our neighborhood and our community to be healthy in as many ways as possible,” Vasquez said. “We do host community cooking classes. We do have a free yoga class Mondays at 6 p.m. But, we also make an effort to create opportunities for creative outlets like open mics so individuals can share what’s on their hearts. These outlets make a real big difference. It’s empowering a community.”
The USC women’s lacrosse team enters its second campaign of Division I competition today, taking on Marist at McAlister Field. The Women of Troy, who were tabbed third in the preseason Mountain Pacific Sports Federation poll, begin the year with high hopes after making a run to the MPSF conference tournament semifinals last season.Young and talented· Sophomore midfielder Amanda Johansen leads a strong contingent of underclassmen for the USC women’s lacrosse team. Johansen scored 41 goals and added 16 assists in a strong freshman campaign. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanSimilar to USC, the Marist Red Foxes finished just under .500 a year ago and ended their season in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference finals, just short of an NCAA tournament bid. The Red Foxes lost their top scorer and goalie this season, however, and are now led now by attacker Kirsten Viscount, who scored 39 goals last season, and Jamie Romano, who added 32.“They’re a great team, very physical, and prepared to battle,” USC head coach Lindsay Munday said. “We’re just excited for the challenge … and excited to come together as a team after the long preseason.”Considering the Women of Troy’s jump in the preseason polls, USC could earn its first NCAA tournament bid by season’s end — an impressive feat for such a new program. Munday has made sure, however, to keep the team focused on handling its own business rather than getting caught up in others’ expectations.“We don’t set goals for the season because we’re more focused on ourselves,” Munday said. “It’s a daily commitment, focusing every day on getting better and looking at yourself in the mirror asking if you’ve given everything you have to this team.”This past season, USC relied heavily on its inaugural freshman class to carry the bulk of the load. Nearly every major contributor returns this year, and Munday sees leadership as one of the strengths of the Women of Troy.“What’s great about this team is that we have 37 players that are leaders,” Munday said. “Whether you’re a freshman in your first collegiate game or have more experience, we want everybody to be a leader on this team.”USC’s roster only features two senior leaders in midfielder Ceilidh Meagher and midfielder/defender Elizabeth Eddy, who pulls double duty for USC’s women’s soccer team and was recently drafted by the National Women’s Soccer League.One of USC’s younger leaders is sophomore midfielder Amanda Johansen, who started all 18 games for USC a year ago, finishing with 41 goals and 16 assists. The Glen Head, N.Y. native said the Women of Troy have benefited from a greater number of players in training throughout the fall and preseason, increasing the intensity level in practice.“This year we have a full army,” Johansen said. “Now we can go fast-pace in practice and have a lot more ways to attack. We’re a lot more talented team.”With a full roster and a brand new season ahead of them, the Women of Troy are focused on starting off the season strong against Marist. Whether or not the USC women’s lacrosse team is ready to make its first NCAA tournament appearance, fans will just have to wait and see.“Every team in Division I wants to [make the tournament], but we’re taking it one day at a time,” Johansen said. “It’s all about the journey.”
Published on October 23, 2018 at 9:41 pm Contact Danny: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DannyEmerman The Orange (2-4-0, 2-2-0) had the lead for two minutes against No. 7 Cornell (1-0-0) on Tuesday night.A minute and a half into the game, redshirt senior Brooke Avery set the tone by stealing a lackadaisical Cornell turnover in the neutral zone and wristing a shot slightly below the crossbar. Avery’s second goal of the season gave SU an early 1-0 lead.Cornell responded two minutes later by beating SU goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen denied forward Grace Graham’s first and second attempts, but she couldn’t corral the rebound and Sam Burke finished it off to tie the game. Cornell then took the lead when captain Kristin O’Neill lifted a one-timer from five feet in front of the net past Cohen.In the second period, both teams went scoreless. Cohen, the junior goalie from Boynton Beach, FL, made several difficult saves. She denied 12 Big Red shots on goal in the period and 29 in the game.SU trailed 2-1 for about 30 minutes of play. Cornell and Syracuse maintained their stalemate through the third period until Cornell’s Pippy Gerace found a loose puck in front of the net and slid it past the goal line. The Big Red scored an empty netter a minute later to seal the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCornell recorded 33 shots on goal to Syracuse’s 24. The Orange resumes play versus Clarkson in a conference matchup on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Share Peter Mares: Going Native… How Playtech is helping the industry stay ahead of the Apple curb August 6, 2019 Share Related Articles The Motorsport Network has unveiled what it hopes will add a completely new dimension to the motor racing fan experience, with the launch of its fresh Pit Stop Betting business.Through the launch of its app across both the App Store and Google Play, Pit Stop Betting states a goal of redefining the sport for its fans via a unique and tailored approach.One such example of this is through the offering of a variety of event-by-event betting cards, providing a constant array of opportunities to speculate on numerous motorsport event outcomes.This is added to by appealing payout terms, an engaging user interface and an all round emphases on user engagement, entertainment and rewards. Simon Vumbaca, Pit Stop Betting’s co-founder, commented: “In conceiving our new products, Pit Stop Betting’s first and fundamental consideration is that motorsport fans are distinct from broader sports fans.“We have designed the app to reflect motor racing with fast and clear outcomes and the unique characteristics of individual events. That’s why we’ve created something that is simple to use, puts the emphasis on the inherent fun of motor racing and provides rewarding entertainment in a responsible way.”At launch Pit Stop Betting will offer cards across ten motorsport series’, in circuit racing on two and four wheels in addition to rally and rallycross, with further expansion drives planned in the near future.Amongst the plans are aims to offer more motorsport categories, branching into different jurisdictions and creating “revolutionary new betting formats” that could appeal across a number of sports in general.Zak Brown, Motorsport Network’s Chairman, added: “The Pit Stop Betting app adds another dimension to our portfolio of products and services for the motorsport fan.“But more importantly, this radical new app with its focus on ‘rewarding entertainment’ will set new standards not just for motorsport, but I believe more broadly for sports betting in general with its refreshingly fun and demystified approach to betting.” Submit Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement March 31, 2020 Sue Yoxall: Keeping up to date with technology advancement August 2, 2019 StumbleUpon
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has ended the misunderstanding with his father amicably after the Chelsea star phoned his dad this week.The world-class midfielder has resumed his support for the elderly man after the conversation to iron out their differences ended well.Mr. James Kweku Badu Essien, an ex-footballer, turned to the local media for over one year claiming the Chelsea star had neglected him, a charge Michael denies.Things got to a head last week when the father threatened to send the Chelsea star to court to stop him from using the family name.James, who played for Hearts of Oak in his playing days, was angry that the pair have not been in contact for a decade.But the Chelsea star has called the father to have the issue resolved with James insisting everything is okay. “My own son Michael Kwabena Amponsah Essien phoned me yesterday and we spoke at length,” James Essien told Asempa FM.“There was a misunderstanding between us but I want the world to know that we have solved this issue as father and son.“I am very happy that my son took the bold step to call me for us to solve this problem. All the problems have been solved. May God bless him.“I will never go to the radio station again or newspapers to talk about Michael in derogatory terms again.”Source: Ghanasoccernet
Richard Jefferson believes LeBron James is set to have a stellar season.James, 34, posted good numbers last season — his first with the Lakers — but, he struggled with a groin injury that limited him to 55 games and he missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05. LeBron James organizing Lakers minicamp to help team bond, report says Jefferson, who played with James on the Cavaliers from 2015-17, said Monday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up!” he thinks the star is going to bounce back in a big way.Jefferson said: Related News “For us anything short of a championship is not success,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said on a conference call last month (via the Los Angeles Times).James, a three-time champion and four-time MVP, averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists for the Lakers in 2018-19. Klay Thompson on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma: I am capable of being Lakers’ third superstar “LeBron James will be the best player in basketball next year, again. Now, will he be the LeBron James from ’08 and chasing down blocks? No. But, he’s going to do so many different things. … I think he understands the disrespect. He’s felt it over the course of his career, at different levels. Now, it’s like ‘Oh, you’re old. You’re not that guy anymore.’ But, I think, really and truly, he’s more focused on proving to people that basketball is the most important thing to him. And, the only way to do that is to go and destroy as many people as possible.”The Lakers’ roster should be much improved this season as they acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans this summer in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks.How will LeBron bounce back this season? @Rjeff24 says he will go out and “destroy as many people as possible.” pic.twitter.com/ckETElcUvG— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 12, 2019Los Angeles had cap space to add a third star next to James and Davis, but missed out on Kawhi Leonard, who joined the cross-town rival Clippers. The team then inked Avery Bradley, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso to deals.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” There were over 70 entries in what was described as the biggest parade in more than 20 years at the Kansas Wheat Festival.The parade, organized by Devin Lin Martens of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, lasted more than an hour. As far as the rest of the activities there were donuts being eaten, cows doing some (well you know), Mudbugs singing, carnival rides, funcycles and all other kinds of other mayhem. We have one more big day today. For all the pictures from day #3 click here.This little boy said it best, “Now, that was a parade!” Donut Eating contest was a mouthful. Cow finally went… well, you know, at Cow Patty Bingo. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Steve t · 213 weeks ago Can you list float winners and photos of them? Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 213 weeks ago Thanks for the Wheat Festival photos and coverage. Some of us cannot be there. I really appreciate the photos and articles . Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 213 weeks ago The Mudbugs put on an awesome concert! Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Well, that was quite the ending. Bray Wyatt returned as The Fiend to drown Braun Strowman in their Swamp Fight to close WWE Extreme Rules 2020. It was yet another cinematic match that won’t be well-received by everyone because it lacked any sense of finality. Cesaro, Nakamura, Kofi and Big E are excellent talents who deserve the spotlight, but a tables match for a feud that has been lukewarm at best wasn’t the right move. Ultimately, it wasn’t a bad match; they just worked with what they had. The INTENSITY in the #TablesMatch is off the charts as @TrueKofi & @WWEBigE look to retain their #SmackDown #TagTeamTitles at The Horror Show at @WWE #ExtremeRules ! pic.twitter.com/1KWuqUsE9d— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2020On another note, The New Day will eventually get the titles back when WWE is tired of Cesaro and Nakamura. I don’t make the rules. Grade: C+ MORE: SN Q&A with Titus O’NeilExtreme Rules delivered on its billing as “The Horror Show,” but it wasn’t easily digestible because of so many strange finishes and stipulations. A few matches did overdeliver, including Asuka vs. Sasha Banks and Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler. The former ended in controversy that will leave people wondering who the actual champion is, while the latter was a hard-hitting affair that saw McIntyre retain his title in a unique setting. Unfortunately, Apollo Crews was unable to compete and MVP crowned himself the new United States champion. Here’s how it all went down. Bray Wyatt def. Braun Strowman (?)What the hell was this?We knew shenanigans were going to be in full force for a Bray Wyatt cinematic match with Braun Strowman, but these cinematic matches are becoming more and more difficult to digest. A return of the old Bray Wyatt was welcome, but then we dived into the ridiculous with snake bites, random attackers getting set on fire and playing off Braun’s infatuation with a demonic version of Alexa Bliss. Things just got more and more silly to the point where if you rolled your eyes at everything you would fall asleep. The false finish was well-executed, though, with Braun thinking he finished Bray by kicking him into the swamp, but then The Fiend returned and drowned Wyatt. That’s how Extreme Rules ended.Out of the #SwampFight … #TheFiend @WWEBrayWyatt emerges. #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/Rn3Mxj3Df6— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2020Wow.Now what?Grade: FDrew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler (WWE championship)Nobody ever thought Ziggler would beat McIntyre considering that Ziggler did nothing to earn a title shot, but the fact that Ziggler gave himself Extreme Rules while limiting the WWE champion to regular match rules made this entertaining. As always, McIntyre impressed with his power and finesse while Ziggler sold everything his opponent had like a million bucks.’Nuff said. #ExtremeRules @HEELZiggler pic.twitter.com/06XLJlaeAk— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2020Ziggler refused to go away and used everything to his advantage. Tables and chairs were used to try to take down the reigning champion, but McIntyre would shrug off his opponent’s offense and go back to throttling Ziggler with power moves.McIntyre’s WWE run has been well-booked and he continues to entertain; Ziggler again proved why he is one of the better hands on the roster.A kip up into a Claymore was brilliantly executed and finished off Ziggler in a great match.Grade: A-Sasha Banks def. Asuka (?) (‘Raw’ women’s championship)Before the clunky finish, Banks and Asuka delivered a Match of the Year contender. It’s difficult to put into words just how good Banks is at telling stories with her body and expressions, but this match was a perfect example. It must also be noted that Banks’ work as a heel is phenomenal. Whether it be her in-ring banter or vicious move set, it all works, not to mention that she bumps like a maniac. Not to be overshadowed, Asuka has transitioned finely into a babyface from the killer she was in NXT. She worked brilliantly from underneath as Sasha combined limb work and vicious strikes to set a frantic pace that found Asuka constantly searching for a way to rally. Everything from a perfectly executed frog splash from Sasha to an avalanche codebreaker from Asuka made their way into this bout as these women easily put on one of the best matches of the year. #TheBoss @SashaBanksWWE ‘s code for victory may have just been BROKEN. #ExtremeRules @WWEAsuka pic.twitter.com/cF4veH4eYU— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2020A muddled finish put a damper on the match, but it also protected both women. Bayley attempted to interfere when Sasha was tapping from the Asuka lock, and that led to Asuka accidentally misting the referee. With the ref out of commission, Bayley inexplicably put on the referee shirt after the title was used to down Asuka and then counted to three. This certainly won’t go down as a win for Sasha but it extends a great feud. Grade: A-Seth Rollins def. Rey Mysterio (Eye for an Eye match)Was there any way this match could have a satisfying finish given the stipulation?Trying to make sense of how a pair of pliers, a kendo stick and a normal set of wrestling moves would remove an eye just makes your head hurt. Without the Eye for an Eye stipulation, this match would have been a lot easier to digest because the work here was smooth. There was a beautiful sliding destroyer spot by Mysterio that sent Rollins into the barricade and Rey hitting Rollins with a curb stomp on the outside was a nice touch. It appeared that Mysterio had Rollins when he attempted to put his eye through the edge of the ring steps but a low blow, superkick and curb stomp set up Rollins to finish the job.THIS. JUST. HAPPENED. #ExtremeRules #EyeForAnEye @reymysterio pic.twitter.com/Z25LGFSTti— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2020And then we went all the way goofy. Rollins put Rey’s other eye into the stairs. Before he went for a curb stomp, he noticed Mysterio’s (fake) eye was out of the socket. Rollins puked, the match was over. A ridiculous ending to what was a good match. What do we do with this?Grade: B (before the finish) DUD (after the finish)Bayley def. Nikki CrossBayley has turned what was a lukewarm heel turn into pure gold. Between her improvements working as a heel and pairing with Sasha, she has been nothing short of excellent. Nikki has always been a strong hand and her showing here was no different. She made sure this match wouldn’t be devoid of action. No mercy found here. #ExtremeRules @itsBayleyWWE pic.twitter.com/tP1XnEXmzj— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 19, 2020There were a few weird moments, such as Nikki hitting a hanging neck breaker on the outside and Bayley somehow beating her back to the ring. Of course, Sasha would end up interfering by handing Bayley her Boss ring. Bayley hit Nikki in the midsection with the ring and finished her with a Rose Plant. A perfectly fine match but the finish was never in doubt.Grade: C+Nakamura & Cesaro def. The New DayTables matches are generally devoid of suspense and deliver an exhausting number of teases. This match was no different. Both teams worked hard but the stipulation really kept the match from being something special. There wasn’t a ton of drama, but Cesaro powerbombing Kofi through a pair of tables to become champions was a solid finish.