HPS sets up in Momase

first_imgThe centre will be at the the Sir Ignatius Kilage outdoor stadium with work already underway.HPS Director, Aaron Alsop said that some members of the High Performance team, along with some senior management of the PNGSF have been consulting with the existing team in Lae on the expansion of HP in the region.“We have begun conducting interviews with interested members of the public for a variety of positions.“It’s been a smooth process so far by looking at existing programs and services PNGSF offer through the wonderful facilities at Sir Ignatius Kilage precinct along with meeting a number of key stakeholders and sports in the Region.“At the moment, we have had very strong commitment from the Morobe sports office and Team Morobe officials with our expansion to the region.“Other sports and some semi-professional franchises have also met with us engaging in discussions on how to access HP,” said Alsop.Alsop added everything that currently on offer in the Southern Region High Performance Centre of Excellence, will be available to athletes, coaches and sporting bodies in the Momase Region.“In addition, we will also be rolling out a range of Talent Pathways programs for athletes and coaches at the provincial level and above.“This will compliment well the grassroots programs delivered by the Sport Development team of PNGSF.“Once we are fully equipped, we will be able to cater for 500 – 600 athletes and coaches on a weekly basis,” said Alsop.The official opening for the centre will be in October.last_img read more

Scaloni: “Messi is comfortable in the national team as in Barça”

first_imgThe team plays well, against Athletic in the Cup it deserved to win, if you don’t do it, everything remains in the background. Suárez’s injury has not helped, remains Liga are to compete, it will be an important end.Casillas can present himself to the president of the Spanish Federation.People who have been part of football are welcome, in whatever position, it is a worldwide reference.And what about Basque football?I have Basque blood, my grandmother was from Gipuzkoa. I had a predilection for the northern teams … I played in A Coruña. Their way of playing and how they support is enviable. It would be a party that the Real and Athletic final played, although I am a friend of Iraola that we did the coach course together. They feel identified with their game and idiosyncrasy, football has lost a lot of that and Basque football, no.And what about Depor?Seeing him down there was very ugly, it was catastrophic to think that he could go down to Second B. With Fernando Vázquez he has taken a total turn and even to think about other things. It does not deserve to be where it is but above. His hobby is a bit like Basque, he does not deserve to be in Second.Did you watch yesterday’s San Mamés match, Athletic-Granada?He could have won Athletic for some more goal, but they are good results. The Granada there will squeeze but not be marked is important. Scaloni referred in Bilbao to the wishes of the Argentine team for the Copa América and the process to involve Messi in a team that wants to win a World Cup with the 10 of Barcelona. The coach of the albiceleste, former player of Depor, Racing and Mallorca in Spain, also applauded Casillas’ idea of ​​fighting Rubiales for the RFEF chair.How about the albiceleste?It is a consolidated stage after a year and a half of work, we are facing an important competition, confident with a young, daring, willing team.How are you seeing Messi? You have to seduce him …I see it well. With Betis he was the best on the court without scoring. He gave assistance and was in dangerous situations, is comfortable, in the selection is as in Barça. Whatever has to happen … I don’t get inThe obsession of the Argentine selectors is to win with Messi.Yes, to see how important it is to try, that he knows and that he will be the protagonist. Not only does he want to win, we all want him, and the teammates.Can it be your last date in Qatar’22?We are on our way, we can not think what will come, now the important thing is the qualifier (for the World Cup) and then the Copa América.Do you like Barça?last_img read more

Sweden’s Durmaz blasts online racial abuse after World Cup loss

first_img“I can be criticised for my performance… but there is a line, and that line was crossed yesterday,” Durmaz said in a statement he read out to reporters at the team’s Black Sea coast base in Gelendzhik on Sunday.“When you threaten me, when you call me a “blatte” (a pejorative word for a dark-skinned foreigner), an ‘Arab devil’, a ‘terrorist’, ‘Taliban’, then you have gone far beyond the limit,” he said.Durmaz, who was born in Sweden to Assyrian parents who emigrated from Turkey, said his family and children had also been threatened.“Who the hell does such things? It is completely unacceptable,” he said. “I am Swedish and am proud to play for Sweden. I will never let any racists destroy that pride. We must disregard all forms of racism”.Sweden coach Janne Andersson said the squad “stand 100 percent” behind Durmaz. “No shadow falls over Jimmy, there is nothing bad to say about him. People can’t blame one person. You win as a team and you lose as a team,” midfielder Albin Ekdal told the daily Aftonbladet. “He ran and fought the entire time. It’s bad luck. It’s completely idiotic to give him hatred because of it,” striker John Guidetti said. The abuse was met with outrage from observers and Durmaz’s fans. “Crazy people openly raging with racism against Jimmy Durmaz after a football match unfortunately says too much about the world we live in,” Swedish sports journalist Patrick Ekwall tweeted on Sunday.“Don’t let them get to you! You’re amazing,” a fan wrote on Durmaz’s Instagram accountSweden face Mexico in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday, with the chance to progress to the knockout rounds.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz trains in Gelendzhik, Russia, during the 2018 World Cup © AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDGelendzhik, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz has denounced as “unacceptable” messages of racial hatred and even death threats after he gave away the foul that led to Toni Kroos’s late winner for Germany at the World Cup.Abusive comments on the 29-year-old substitute’s Instagram account poured in after Germany won 2-1 in the 95th minute in Sochi on Saturday.last_img read more

Big names may bring film slump to a close

first_imgIt’s a good thing I was able to take in both “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” and “Michael Clayton” this week because the multiplexes are positively jammed with new releases starring the likes of George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix and Tyler Perry. This slate of high-profile films, as well as reigning champ “The Game Plan,” will try to stop a three-week box-office slide. If not reversed, the growing slump could derail the movie industry’s hope of setting an all-time record for revenue to go along with its record summer at the box office. With such a crowded field, it’s unlikely that any of the movies will completely dominate although several should have at least $10 million-plus openings. KING GEORGE: The Clooney-headlined “Clayton” has enjoyed stellar reviews and strong business in limited release. As it expands to more than 2,000 theaters today, the film should manage to hold its own with a weekend take of $12-15 million. THE OUTLOOK: Year-to-date revenue is still 6.73 percent ahead of 2006 but the first $10 billion year in Hollywood history could be in serious jeopardy if some of the films in this week’s crop don’t flourish. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.QUEEN CATE: Queen Elizabeth I may have reigned over the British empire, but “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” probably won’t have enough power to upstage “Clayton” and some of the other films. Blanchett reprises her Oscar-nominated role from 1998’s “Elizabeth” and should be a shoo-in for another nod from the Academy for her performance in this film. But that won’t be enough to propel it past a $10 million debut. SEEKING OWNERSHIP: The crime-thriller “We Own the Night” also has a cast with a tremendous acting pedigree, including Oscar nominees Wahlberg and Phoenix as well as Oscar winner Robert Duvall. This is the only real action-packed flick among the newcomers so it should at least match or possibly exceed the debut of “Clayton.” Either way, these two flicks should finish close. WEDDING BELLS: With a string of strong opening weekends for Tyler Perry films like “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” I figure “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?” will have a decent slice of the box office wedding cake. Opening today in about 2,000 theaters, “Married” should gross more than $10 million. I’d predict a lot higher if the movie was opening in February like “Diary” and “Madea” did. STILL IN GAME: Despite the glut of films, Disney’s “The Game Plan” remains the only family film in the market so it could emerge in first place for the third weekend in a row after grossing $16.6 million last weekend. But it will have to enjoy just a slight drop in business in order to reign again. THE LIMITED: If you’re interested in seeing Owen Wilson’s latest film “The Darjeeling Limited,” it gets easier starting today with the film expanding to 95 locations. The unique Ryan Gosling film, “Lars and the Real Girl” is in seven theaters before its wide release next weekend while the remake of “Sleuth” bows in nine venues. The foreign film, “Lust Caution,” expands to 77 spots and the musical “Across the Universe” is now wide in 954 theaters. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U12’S EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER DUNGLOE

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:End of Year Lotto DrawAnnual subscriptions for the lotto (100) should be made on or  before June 29th to be entered into the end of year draw for prizes totaling 1,500. The draw will take place on Monday June 29th in the Abbey Hotel at 9pm. All members welcome to attend.Weekly Lotto ResultThere was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of 1,300 in Week 48 of the 2014/2015 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday June 15th.The 25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Martin Caldwell, Mullaghmore, Damien Timoney, Castle Street, Paddy Gildea, Upper Main Street and Joe Lacey, Old Golf Course Road. The numbers drawn were 15, 17, 18 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at 1,400. New members are still welcome so why not play online now at www.fourmastersgaa.comCoaching AcademyThe 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls continues this Saturday morning (11am to 12:30pm) in Tir Conaill Park with great numbers attending each week. Thanks goes to all the coaches, volunteers, parents, and players that help out each week. All parents and children are asked to be in Tir Conaill for 10:45pm so coaching can start on time. Well done to the U8 boys from the academy who playted in the U8 blitz on Saturday morning. New children and parents are always welcome to attend. Anyone that can help out at the academy any week should make contact with Pauric Harvey (0860523905) or Laurence Doherty (0877532705). Helpers are required each week for the car park, tea room, collecting money, coaching, setting up and clearing up afterwards.Summer Mini LeaguesThere will be a Summer mini league for boys and girls aged four to eight years of age in Tir Conaill Park. The mini league will consist of small sided football games for one hour each week, with teams split up depending on age and ability. The mini league will start on Wednesday July 1st from 4:45pm to 5:45pm. The league will run every Wednesday throughout the Summer.U8 FootballFour Masters U8s hosted a blitz at Tir Conaill Park on Saturday morning. Aodh Ruadh and Dungloe were the other teams. All Clubs had two teams taking part in the blitz.There was some great skills of Gaelic football from all teams.Four Masters Tigers and Four Masters Cubs done really well in all their games. They showed great skills of tackling, blocking , passing with both hand and foot. There was some good points scored also. All the young boys really enjoyed the games. Thanks to both Aodh Ruadh & Dungloe for attending the blitz.Thanks to all coaches who helped out James Cullen,Greg Doherty,Geoffery mc Gonagle,James Lenihan and Michael Masterson.Thanks also to the tea ladies Sinead Higgins and Sarah Mc Hugh who feed all kids and parents.Ronan Boyle U8 and U10 Hurling The Four Masters U10 and U8 hurlers travelled to the Convoy Centre of Excellence on Sunday morning the 21st June. All players gave a fantastic account of themselves showing off and further developing their vast array of skills. There was a lovely mixture of solid ground hurling along with pick-ups, catching, soloing and striking from the hand, not to mention the essential blocking and hooking. The boys have been training hard and it showed in all games. In the u10s Liam Quinn, Dylan Cleary, Colm McDermott, Cian Regan along with Niall Feeney all enjoyed time in goals. They all made some vital saves and clearances while Niall Feeney even scored a goal from his own goal line.Colm McDermott and Liam Quinn, in defence, both cleared well while under pressure, Liam with some lovely pick-ups and Colm striking on the ground. Cian Regan was always in good position to deal with any potential threats and made some great clearances. Daniel Quinn proved a handful in the forward line scoring some fine goals proving unstoppable while running at the various defences. Kevin Muldoon gave a fantastic contribution with some dogged tackling, determination and fine long-range scores. John Flannery yielded a great return with two goals from two games. John Bell tackled and harried throughout while Cillian Sweeney and Kian O’Donnell were super up front. Tiarnan McBride proved a revelation on the day seeing lots of the ball and was in the middle of all the action. Over all a great day for the players with closely contested matches against Setanta, Aodh Ruadh, Letterkenny Gaels, Dungloe and St. Eunans. The blitzes are a fantastic forum for all the players developing their hurling skills. With each game, they learn and improve. The blitzes will continue throughout the summer and new players are always welcome, contact Lorcan O’Toole 087 135 45 64, for further information.U10 Boys FootballOur under 10 boys were in action last weekend with two teams travelling to Dungloe to play the hosts and Killybegs. Both teams excelled in their performances with some excellent team play on show helping them to win the four games they took part in. We sent a third team to play in Na Rossa to take on the home team, Naomh Ultan and Kilcar. Again the boys competed very well in their games and all enjoyed the day. Thanks to both host clubs for their hospitality, to the parents who transported the boys and especially the boys themselves who were up early for the journey and played their hearts out.Kevin Faulkner Memorial TournamentThe final games of the Kevin Faulkner memorial cup for under 10 boys and girls were played on Wednesday evening. Played over two weeks, nearly seventy children split into six teams played each other in some very competitive and highly skillful games. In the end two teams, Dublin managed by Emmet Gallagher and mayo, managed by Mick kilcoyne ended up with eight points each to reach the final. These two teams played earlier in the evening with Mayo been spurred on by Calum Mc Crea and Daniel Mc Intyre, winning the game by a single point. However the final was a different matter. From early on it was clear that Dublin really meant business and with David Monaghan keeping the defense in tact, Conor Meehan dominating midfield and Rian Carr and Holly Roarty getting the scores up front there was only going to be one winner.Having said that mayo battled all the way to the end with Oisin Doherty getting the last score of the game blasting a penalty past keeper Calum Dunnion to give them some consolation. .Alas it was another oh so nearly story for Mayo and manager Mick Kilcoyne. The final was played in a great spirit and although Dublin and manager emmet celebrated like they had won the All Ireland everyone shook hands and were still best of friends afterwards. Killian on behalf of the faulkner family presented the winners and runners up with their medals before handing over the Kevin Faulkner Memorial Cup to winning captain Conor Meehan.All in all it was a great end to a very entertaining evenings football.Big thanks to the Faulkner family for their continued support,to the refs Paddy, Mick, Ronan, Pauric and Lee Jordan who did the final, to Sinead and Bernie and everyone who helped with the refreshments and party bags,the parents for their support and finally the children themselves who put in such an effort in all the games they played.Training will continue throughout the summer on Wednesday evenings 6.15 to 7.30 pm with blitzes on intermittent Saturdays.Damien Dunnion U12 Boys FootballThe U12 boys football team continued their winning streak on Friday night against Dungloe in Tir Conaill Park.  The boys also defeated Killybegs last Wednesday in Fintra. The lads now play Aodh Ruadh on Wednesday night in Ballyshannon at 6:30pm. The B team lost out to Dungloe on Friday night. Well done to U12 player Lee Murchan who came 5th out of forty players the Donegal U12 Football skills competition.Seniors Men’s FootballMalin deservedly recorded their first win of 2015 in Tir Conaill Park against a below par Four Masters team. Malin raced in a two point lead in the opening minutes with two excellent Anthony Kelly free kicks from long distance. Four Masters responded with Michael Doherty hitting two free kicks to level the game up. Stephen McLaughlin playing in the full forward line hit an excellent team score for Malin before Shane Carr replied with a lovely score near the right hand sideline. Stephen McLaughlin hit another point from play before another Anthony Kelly free kick put Malin two points up. A blocked down Darren Doherty shot landed in the square to Leo McHugh who beat the Malin goalkeeper to the high ball and finished to the net. That score left the half time score line: Four Masters 1-03 Malin 0-05.Dillion Ward opened the scoring in the second half with an excellent long range point from over forty metres. Malin then took over in the next fifteen minutes, hitting five points without reply with Anthony Kelly deadly from the free kicks. Four Masters responded with a late Darren Doherty point. Malin were well served by returning Donegal player Declan Walsh, Stephen McLaughlin who finished with two points, Anthony Kelly who hit eight free kicks, and Charlie Bryne with Barry Dunnion, Barry Monaghan, and Dylan Kennedy the best for Four Masters on the day.Reserve Men’s FootballThe reserves men’s football team lost out by two points (1-05 to 010) to Malin on Sunday. The lads will rue a couple of missed goal chances in each half with Malin finishing well. Best performers on the day for the reserves were Ryan O’Donnell, Jason Daignean, and Benny Cassidy.Donegal GAAGood luck to Paul Durcan, Karl Lacey, and Dylan Kennedy are involved with the Donegal teams that play Derry on Saturday evening in Clones. Well done to Kate Keaney who helped Donegal Ladies to a comprehensive victory over Down on Saturday. Well done to the Donegal U21 ladies team who won the U21 B All Irealnd title on Sunday.Frank Muldoon Memorial Golf CompetitionThe 21st Annual Four Masters G.A.A. Club / Frank Muldoon Memorial Golf Competition will take place at  Murvagh Golf Club on Saturday 11th July an open Singles Stableford Competition.  Four Masters Club Chairman Eamonn Gorrell welcomed everyone to the launch especially Rory  Gallagher Donegal Senior Football Manager, Karl Lacey Donegal Senior Footballer, Kevin Kearns  Manager Centra / Rooney’s who are the main sponsor’s of the event. Eamonn stated “we are looking  forward to this fundraiser and a very good day’s golf and social event on Saturday 11th July and hopefully existing members and past members of the club will take part on the day.” He thanked Murvagh Golf  Club for their assistance on staging this event again and Centra / Rooney’s for their sponsorship. Presentation’s this year will take place on the Saturday evening 11th July in Dom’s Pier One. Calling all members past and present  to support this Golf memorial event.  Contact club members Paul Timoney  087‐2791305 or Kieran Mullin 087‐2141293Dermot Early Youth Leadership InitiativeApplications for the Dermot Early Youth leadership are now open until July 5th. This initiative aims to teach young GAA players several new skills in a fun environment. Four Masters and Aodh Ruadh are only two clubs to host this initiative in Donegal. Any TY students in the AVS this September would be ideal candidates for this programme. It involves a number of workshops, practical experience and a trip to Croke Park.To apply see below;http://www.gaa.ie/community/community-development/dermot-early-youth-leadership-initiative/ Club Summer CampThe club will be hosting its own Summer camp in mid July (13th to 17th of July). The camp will run from 10am to 2pm each day with the club coaches and players organizing the camp. The cost of the camp is 40 per child with each child receiving some club gear as well. All underage club players are encouraged to attend this camp as money left over will be reinvested into the underage teams. The camp is open to children aged between 5 and 12 years of age. To book a place on the camp contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905). The camp will focus on all the main skills of gaelic and hurling each day, there will also be a sports day, mini league, and skills testing during the week.Lenovo Skills Hub CampKarl Lacey will be head coach for the upcoming Lenovo Skills Hub football camp to be held in Tir Conaill frok June 23rd to 25th (10:30am to 2:30 each day). The camp is open to 13-16 year olds. Along with Playing the Games and expert coaching, a section of each day will be used to show best practice in Lifestyle choices such as Nutrition, Fitness levels, Preparation for Games, Sun Smart, and general advice from the inter county players present. To book a place either ring Mick Murphy (086600159) or book online. The camp costs 50 for one child with a reduced rate for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.To apply for this camp click below;Lenovo Skills Hub Online Application Cúl CampsThe club will holding two cúl camps this year; the hurling cúl camp takes place from June 29th to July 3rd with the football camp taking place from August 10th to 14th. Place for the camps can be booked online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie The cost of the camp is 55 (1st), 45 (2nd) and 40 (3rd/4th) child.Virtual Sodthe virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is 20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill. Club NotesAny club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email pauricharvey@hotmail.co.uk before Monday night to ensure it is included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U12’S EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER DUNGLOE was last modified: June 23rd, 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

first_imgNANCY MCLAUGHLINThe sudden death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Nancy McLaughlin, Kinnego, Ballymagan, Buncrana. Her remains will be reposing at her residence this Saturday from 6pm. Funeral service at her residence on Monday 21st May at 11am, followed by removal at 12noon to Roselawn Crematorium for cremation. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Letterkenny General Hospital c/o any family member.JOHN KENNEDY The sudden death has taken place in Letterkenny General Hospital of John Kennedy, Cabrabrook, Trentagh. Remains leaving the hospital today at 4pm going to his late residence. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon in St Columba’s Church Glenswilly. Interment afterwards to Templedouglas Cemetery.DANNY MCGRORY (NEW YORK/MALIN HEAD)The death has taken place in New York of Danny McGrory, Bree, Malin Head. His remains will arrive at Belfast International Airport at 9pm this evening, Thursday. Removal from the airport to his late residence, arriving there at approximately 12.30am. Funeral from his late residence on Saturday at 10.30am going to the Star of the Sea Church, Malin Head for 11am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Lagg Cemetery, Malin.PAURIC MAGEE The death has taken place at St Joseph’s Hospital of Pauric Magee, Garvan, Cloghan. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass at 11am tomorrow, Friday, in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Glenfin, followed by burial in Kilteevogue Cemetery.DERMOT MCMURROUGHThe death has occurred of Dermot Mc Murrough of Ardsbeg, Gortahork. Reposing at his late family home in Ardsbeg. Requiem Mass on Friday at 1pm in Christ The King church in Gortahork with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.PHIL BRENNAN (KERRY/CLONMANY)BRENNAN, Phil, Ahaneboy, Castleisland and formerly of Clonmany, Donegal and New York. Peacefully, on May 16th 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Maureen – née Daly) and dear brother of Mary Alice, Sr. Sally and Lucy. Sadly missed by his loving family, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends. Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 12 noon. Requiem mass on Friday at 11am in St. Stephen & St. John’s Church, Castleisland. Interment afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to The Palliative Care Unit, Kerry General Hospital, c/o Gleasures Funeral Directors, Tralee. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 was last modified: May 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYMAY 17last_img read more

LITTLEROCK

first_imgSchiavello,J.10444.40 Phillips,G.281706.10 Hogains,M.20012 Nava,A.47226354191.57 Garey09/16/2005100276 Campbell Hall09/02/2005010019 Stamps,C.71560 Sanchez,A.618731.2 Francis,J.1-8-8.00 Ferguson,R.20012 Reed,F.9404.41 Mitchell,D.1314511.20 Washington,S.2 Lancaster10/07/2005010735 Timer,J.111.00 Ferguson,R.111612 Stamps,C.1006 Nava,A.2310 Hogains,M.515030.0 Gray,L.3 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gray,L.2511 Coleman,G.12423.50 Reed,F.10100-200.00 Nava,A.34022 Sanchez,A.0013 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Hernandez,A.05211 Scoring Total18163133 Reed,F.1208 Epps,B.221.00 Nava,A.29742.63 Palmdale10/14/20050102455 Miranda,E.0101 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Phillips,G.3100 Punting Total47133928.5 Reed,F.220 Washington,S.552224.01center_img Dillon,L.52032 SAFETY0202 Alemany09/23/2005010021 RECORD: 3-7-0 TOTAL2005370133250 Epps,B.1006 Rushing Total27912474.58 Dillon,L.110420452.80 Hogains,M.7-12-1.70 Gray,L.55278297383.36 Knight10/21/2005100503 Antelope Valley11/11/20050101049 Highland09/30/2005010027 Washington,S.131600 Cambaliza,R.2170 Passing Total10450156934 Buster,D.5440 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Gray,L.382165.70 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Boron09/09/200510097 Stamps,C.13715.50 Hernandez,A.1236930.8 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Receiving Total506934 Mitchell,D.1006 Mitchell,D.1120 Dillon,L.2491 Quartz Hill10/28/2005010628 Miranda,E.2463326.4 Washington,S.1006 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Dillon,L.612403.93 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Hogains,M.1 Interceptions Total6 Gray,L.1006last_img read more

South African artist revitalises Woodstock

first_imgOne of Sam’s most recent projects involved painting colourful murals with positive messages as part of efforts to rejuvenate the once thriving Woodstock area. Shop owners are happy to have murals painted on their buildings. His murals are created using mixed media such as household paint and spray paint. (Images: Freddy Sam) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ricky-Lee Gordon +27 83 300 9970RELATED ARTICLES • Waste gives Such artistic inspiration • Rugby sewing initiative kicks off • Local Xhosa heritage goes global • Art Bank Joburg: helping local artists Wilma den HartighA South African artist is using art to bring about social change and transform the suburb of Woodstock in Cape Town with colourful murals.Ricky-Lee Gordon, known by his pseudonym Freddy Sam, is best described as a creative activist who initiates projects to inspire people and change lives.“It is my intention to explore my community and surroundings using public art as a tool to communicate and connect with people from all walks of life. I am more interested in the experience than the result,” he says.One of his most recent projects, which has attracted international attention, involved painting colourful murals with positive messages as part of efforts to rejuvenate the once thriving Woodstock area.Woodstock, which is one of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs, was always known for its thriving textile and clothing community. “Many families moved here to get work in these factories, but now they are unfortunately closing down,” Gordon says.As more factories closed their doors, people were left without work and the area started to decline.New lease of life for WoodstockWoodstock may not be Cape Town’s most upmarket suburb, but Gordon says that the area is fast gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming art precinct.Contributing to the urban gentrification of Woodstock is an important aspect of Gordon’s work as an artist. “I want to be part of it and I want to influence it for the better with art,” he says.The area has a lot going for it – it has character and its authentic and vibrant culture has become a major draw card. This, coupled with affordable rental space, has encouraged many artists, galleries and agencies to move into the area.“Artists like to be surrounded by real culture and there is a lot here. It makes for interesting life on the street,” he says.Mural art with a purposeFor Gordon, Woodstock is the ideal canvas. The architecture is neglected and colourful murals are a good way to transform the rundown landscape.“With the grittiness of Woodstock many building and shop owners are happy for murals to be painted on their buildings. The colour is rejuvenating the area,” he says.Before painting a mural, he always approaches the building owner to ask for permission. He explains that community engagement is one of the main goals he hopes to achieve.His murals are created using mixed media such as household paint and spray paint. “My work is a mixture between portraiture and abstraction. Abstraction is a mixture of colour, line and shape to give emotion. I want people to smile and feel good about the work,” he says.The response to his murals has been overwhelming. “People love it. It is nice to create something like this and it gives me joy to give someone else joy and this defines my style,” he says.Community involvementGordon has also found another outlet for his creative activism by getting involved in the Percy Bartley Orphanage, a home for boys aged eight to 18 years.“The home is a safe space for the boys, but when I found out about it I approached a sponsor to provide funding to rejuvenate the home with murals and colours,” he says.Since livening up the home with murals, the project has evolved and he now hosts art workshops at the home. Gordon says the youngsters will soon be opening their own art exhibition.Five years ago he founded the Write On Africa initiative, a community art and inspiration project that creates murals and presents workshops in poor communities to uplift and inspire social change.Gordon also runs a residency and project space called Word of Art and invites creative people from all over the world to come and live in Woodstock and get involved in the community.Artists the new ‘rock stars’His next ambition is start a creative art initiative in schools, focusing on those with very low to zero pass rates.He wants to approach the most needy schools and work in them for a year, running weekly workshops in creative art. “It will be a colourful expressive activity. It won’t be intimidating and children won’t be marked on it,” he explains.Through art, he hopes to inspire children and teachers to believe in themselves and take pride in their school. “It only takes one day of inspiration to change someone’s life,” he says.Gordon believes that creativity can be a solution to many challenges in South Africa’s schools and artists can be at the forefront of such change.“Artists can make a major contribution to societal change. It took me many years to appreciate art because it wasn’t considered cool, but these days artists are like the new rock stars,” he says.last_img read more

“La dent du Turc” GC1PP6C GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 18, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedLair GC5D2D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 21, 2012May 21, 2012In “Community”Cova Tancada – GC1ZW11 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 15, 2012November 15, 2012In “Community”TIN MAN – GC3JAY4 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 18, 2012October 18, 2012In “Community” View from near grounds zero of GC1PP6C“La dent du Turc” GC1PP6C translates into English as “Turk’s Tooth.” The rugged rock ridge erupts from the French countryside. Franky84 hide the cache some 400 meters above sea-level back in 2009. The difficulty 2, terrain 5 geocache has already garnered 9 Geocaching.com Favorite Points.Relaxing after logging a smileyThe cache page is written in both French and English and warns adventurers about the terrain.  There’s also some advice. Franky84 writes, “If you’ve never been up there. Try this cache! You will never forget it.” More than 30 people have logged a “Found it” on La dent du Turc.Geocachers use their log entries to thank the cache owner for taking them to a new vista. One geocacher writes, “This was a great challenge for me. And I made it to the top . Thanks for this great cache.”This Geocache of the Week was chosen from suggestions on the Geocaching.com Facebook page.Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Ground zero for “La dent du Turc” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

NeedCreative Podcast: A Weekly Dose of Video Production Knowledge & Inspiration

first_imgIf you’re looking to stay on top of the video production industry, get your fix weekly with the NeedCreative Podcast.An audio podcast might seem like an odd choice to learn about a very visual medium like video or filmmaking, but the guys behind the NeedCreative Podcast have got it down! Each week hosts Paul Antico and Ben Consoli showcase the latest news in the industry and bring on guests that are leaders in the video production field.Past guests have included well known directors of photography and creative pros like Philip Bloom, Shane Hurbut, Nino Leitner, Joe Simon and Rodney Charters (DP for Fox’s “24”) .Started in June of 2012, the NeedCreative Podcast now boasts listenership in over 140 countries, and the show’s focus maintains this global focus.The hosts are both working professionals and skilled in all things related to production: cameras, lighting, video editing, etc., so their commentary and insight comes from a real-world perspective. And just in case you’re skeptical, this isn’t dry tech-only chit chat.  There’s a big entertainment factor here – the hosts (and guests) are extremely personable and funny.Check out the podcast 1 of 3 ways:Subscribe via iTunes and get new episodes deliveredSubscribe via Stitcher and access through the free Stitcher appVisit AnticipateMedia and stream episodes online.The video production industry changes rapidly. Stay up to date with the latest happenings AND get a healthy dose of creative inspiration – give the NeedCreative Podcast a spin.Premiumbeat is a big fan of the podcast & recently signed on as a sponsor.last_img read more