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first_imgDuminy tomiss WI gameNAGPUR, India (CMC):West Indies will not have to worry about the threat posed by J.P. Duminy after the left-hander was ruled out of tomorrow’s contest with a left hamstring injury. Duminy, South Africa’s highest run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals and a tidy left-arm spinner, picked up the injury during the 37-run victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai last Sunday.Duminy made an unbeaten 29 as South Africa rattled up 209 for five, but scans following the encounter at the Wankhede revealed the extent of the damage.”The scans, which were done yesterday, confirmed our clinical suspicion of a hamstring strain, which means that he will be ruled out of Friday’s game,” South Africa’s team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said.With Duminy ruled out, South Africa are mulling over the inclusion of Aaron Phangiso to provide the left-arm spin.Former T&T off-spinner Nanan diesPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) captain Rangy Nanan has died, media reports here have said. Nanan passed away at his home here following a period of poor health. He was 62.A virtual fixture in T&T’s side throughout the decade of the 1980s, off-spinner Nanan played 94 first-class matches for the national side, taking 366 wickets at an average of 23. Nanan, no mug with the bat either, gathered one first-class hundred – 125 – against Leeward Islands at Guaracara Park in 1983. He also finished with nine half-centuries.Despite his prowess, Nanan’s international career was limited to one Test, largely because of the West Indies’ heavy dependence on a four-pronged pace attack during the late 1970s and ’80s.Following his playing career, Nanan served as a police officer and was also a liaison officer for the West Indies team.last_img read more

Asia League: Zhejiang Guangsha eliminates Yulon from Terrific 12

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lu Cheng-Ju led the Dinos with 19 points while Hines added 18 points and eight boards.The Dinos ended the group stage with a 0-2 record, eliminating them from the competition.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manganti scores UAAP career-best as Adamson blows past UE Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 B.League’s Nagoya also has a chance for the semifinal round.Zhejiang Guangsha’s win, however, didn’t come in a breeze after it squandered a 10-point lead, 95-85, with just 1:21 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Dinos mounted a 7-0 run to trim the deficit to three, 95-92, after Shaquille Hines’ layup but Courtney Fortson’s single free throw for the 96-92 lead proved to be enough for the Lions to hold on.Ioannis Bourousis had a 32-point, 14-rebound double-double to carry the Lions while Lin Chih-Chieh added 14 points and seven rebounds. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions vs Yulon Luxgen Dinos during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 19 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Win Chung Jacky Tsui / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Zhejiang Guangsha breathed a huge sigh of relief to start its campaign after coming away with a 96-94 win over Yulon Luxgen in their Group A match in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Wednesday at Studio City Events Center here.The Lions from the Chinese Basketball Association can still advance to the semifinals after eliminating the Dinos, who play in the Super Basketball League of Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Saah Millimono’s Award-winning Novel Launches Tomorrow

first_imgOn Friday 24th April 2015, Kwani Trust will launch Liberian author Saah Millimono’s Boy Interrupted at The Market Place in Monrovia. Described by Helon Habila as ‘a searing, heartbreaking love story set in the civil war years in Liberia’, this anticipated debut novel was the 1st Runner-up in the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project.With schools and universities having only recently resumed classes following the Ebola crisis, this event bringing together students, writers and the broader community to celebrate the publication of this novel by a young Liberian writer very much represents a moving forward, even as Boy, Interrupted offers a brave and affecting engagement with Liberia’s past.Millimono’s Boy Interrupted is the story of Tarnue, a young boy from ‘Monrovia-poor’, whose day-to-day concerns of school, parental pressures and the rewards of ice-cream and new sneakers are irrevocably interrupted by civil war.Helon Habila, winner of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prize and author of Measuring Time, describes the novel as a love story:‘Told in a direct, idiomatic style, the story takes us from the narrator’s difficult childhood years in Monrovia to a meeting with Kou, the beautiful girl who will change his life forever. Together they will witness their country’s descent into war and near cataclysmic destruction. Their love is tested by separation, loss, heartbreak, and emerges triumphant against all odds.’While Olufemi Terry, winner of the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing, has praised Millimono’s careful handling of violence and his distinctive voice:‘Saah Millimono’s Boy, Interrupted reads in parts like a reminiscence, and also like a news dispatch from the time of Liberia’s civil war. It is neither.  The writing is unaffected, the voice strong and fluent. A compelling debut novel that handles lurid subjects—violence, exploitation, displacement—with a keen sensitivity.’The novel will be launched on Friday 24th April at 12.30p.m. at The Market Place, Carey & Nelson Streets, Monrovia hosted by Kwani Trust and the Liberia Association of Writers.  Saah Millimono will be in conversation with Hawa Jande Golakai, author of The Lazarus Effect and part of the Africa39 list.Llord Aidoo, President of the Liberia Association of Writers, commented:‘Boy Interrupted is continuing no less a highly valuable tradition in Liberian literature that began back in 1891 with Joseph J. Walters’ Guanya Pau.  It is a long tradition we are very proud of.  With a rich narrative tapestry and incisive clarity, Saah Millimono’s explorations are more than worthy of this tradition.  Saah weaves a complex story through the vision and innocence of a child’s perspective on battled and bloodied events in Liberia’s past, and in doing this provides future generations with an architecture of history.  When Saah’s entry won 2nd place in the Kwani? Manuscript Project, we at the Liberia Association of Writers (LAW) were simply blown away. LAW are very proud to be jointly hosting this launch with Kwani Trust and celebrating this important new voice in Liberian literature.’Billy Kahora, Managing Editor of Kwani Trust, said:‘Kwani Trust set up the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2012 to produce new novel titles across the continent. After launching, Kintu, a novel by a Ugandan writer in Kampala in 2014, Kwani Trust is now proud to launch its next title in the Kwani? Manuscript Project series, Boy Interrupted, by Saah Milimono in Monrovia, Liberia.  Saah’s novel, set in the civil war years of Liberia and told through the innocent eyes of a young boy called Tarnue, follows Kwani Trust’s tradition of producing works which address issues that force us out of our comfort zones.’About the Kwani? Manuscript ProjectThe Kwani? Manuscript Project ( was launched in April 2012 and called for the submission of unpublished novel manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the diaspora. The prize received over 280 qualifying submissions from 19 African countries.  Boy Interrupted by Saah Millimono (originally submitted as One Day I Will Write About This War) was the 1st runner up.   The winners were selected from a shortlist of seven by a high-profile panel of judges chaired by award-winning Sudanese novelist Jamal Mahjoub and including former Deputy Editor of Granta magazine Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, leading scholar of African literature Professor Simon Gikandi, Chairman of Kenyatta University’s Literature Department Dr. Mbugua wa Mungai, editor of Zimbabwe’s Weaver Press Irene Staunton and internationally renowned Nigerian writer Helon Habila.Boy, Interrupted is the second novel to publish in the Kwani? Manuscript Project series.  Winner of the prize Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu which was published by Kwani Trust in June 2014 to much critical acclaim, with Makumbi recently heralded by Aaron Bady at The New Enquiry as ‘one of the most fresh and important African writers’.Kwani Trust plans to publish four novels coming out of the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2015, with Nikhil Singh’s Taty Went West and Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay with Me following next.  Leading editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has been working closely with each of the writers to develop and fulfill the literary promise the prize identified in their writing.  The Trust will also be partnering with regional and global agents and publishing houses to secure high profile international co-publication opportunities for these novels.The Kwani? Manuscript Project has been made possible with the support of Ford Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Commonwealth Writers and Stichting Doen.  The project was initiated by the Prince Claus Award to Kwani Trust in 2010.About Boy, Interrupted‘We were hardly prepared for the flames that would soon engulf the country, sending Liberian refugees spilling over the borders’What happens when a young boy’s life is interrupted by war? Two young classmates, Tarnue, a boy from ‘Monrovia-poor’, and Kou, the cherished daughter of a big man in government, strike up an unlikely, yet instinctual friendship. It is 1989 in Liberia and when civil war comes, day-to-day concerns of school, parental pressure and the luxurious rewards of ice cream and new sneakers irrevocably disappear.Liberian Saah Millimono’s debut is a moving account of a boy’s life in a time of crisis.  Tarnue is at times clear-eyed and wise beyond his years, at others bewildered by the impact of national upheaval on his already challenging existence as Charles Taylor’s forces enter Liberia.  Millimono’s is a brave, honest voice. With prose that is authentic and spare, this story of one boy caught up in cataclysmic events is a powerful indictment of the trauma, and the pity, of war.The novel is published in paperback priced at Ksh 800/$10 and will be published as an ebook priced at Ksh 350/$4.  Both are available to order at: this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John/Dawson Creek girls rugby team finish undefeated heading into playoffs

first_imgCoach Shawn Henry says the team faced adversity in the game but managed to keep things together and put out a solid effort in the win.“The girls came away with a big victory, and I think them being resilient really paid off,” he says. “No one gave up on any of the plays, and even when they had a couple of tries called back on them, they kept with it and were down in the second half. Then one of our speedy backs was able to go on a run and score in the corner.”Heading into the game, Peace Wapiti led the league in scoring. Henry says that solid tackles and defence made things difficult for their opponents.- Advertisement -“Our tackling was phenomenal, and I don’t think Peace Wapiti had been up against competition that had tackling that was as successful as ours,” Henry explains. “The girls worked hard on finishing their hits and achieving low contact, and that was a difference maker for us.”Up next for the team is their first playoff game against St. Joseph’s Catholic High School from Grande Prairie. Henry is hopeful his squad will be able to fix some of the errors they made against Peace Wapiti, and build on the practice leading up to today’s game.“The girls are looking to get some of their plays together. I think there was a bit more broken play in the backline than we would have liked,” Henry says. “The girls would like to put some of their practice plays to the test and really get them to come off in this game.”Advertisement The girls face St. Joseph’s tonight in Grande Prairie.last_img read more

In a snit over suits

first_imgNEW YORK – Activist groups sued Viacom Inc. on Thursday, claiming the parent of Comedy Central improperly asked the video-sharing site YouTube to remove a parody of the cable network’s “The Colbert Report.” Viacom responded by saying it had no records of ever making such a request. Although the video in question contained clips taken from the television show, Civic Action and Brave New Films LLC argued that their use was protected under “fair use” provisions of copyright law. With Viacom identified by YouTube as the source of the removal request, they said Viacom should have known the use was legal and thus its complaint to YouTube to have the video blocked amounted to a “misrepresentation” that is subject to damages under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The challenge, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, came about a week after Viacom filed its own, $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube, claiming that the wildly popular Web site is rife with copyrighted video from Viacom shows, including “The Colbert Report.” Neither YouTube nor its parent, Google Inc., was named in the latest lawsuit, filed on the plaintiffs’ behalf by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. In a letter to the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Michael D. Fricklas, general counsel for Viacom, said the company had no record of sending YouTube a complaint, despite YouTube’s identification of Viacom as the source. YouTube had no comment about the discrepancy. After reviewing the clip, Fricklas said, “I can inform you that Viacom has no problem with your client’s continued use of it on its Web site or on YouTube.” Corynne McSherry, a staff attorney with the EFF, said the organization had checked directly with YouTube’s staff to confirm Viacom’s role and would investigate further with YouTube. “We’re happy they don’t have a problem with our clip, … but at this point it is still our understanding that they sent a takedown notice based on it,” she said. “As far as we’re concerned, we still have a lawsuit pending.” Under the DMCA, YouTube and other service providers are generally immune from copyright lawsuits as long as they promptly respond to copyright complaints, known as takedown notices.last_img read more


first_imgBY TIM HEDGLEY, TRAVEL EDITORBELFAST-BORN entrepreneur, who specialises in providing online castle accommodation through, is setting his sights on conquering the travel industry as the business marks its fifteenth anniversary and celebrates record growth.Celtic Castles founder and director Roger Masterson, known as ‘The Castle Man’, a former pupil from MCB in Belfast, pursued careers in retail management and publishing, prior to setting up his own business, having being disappointed from a company brochure selling croft and castle holidays. Roger spent 18 months searching for castles in Scotland and started to promote four properties as he tested his business model.It worked!Having built his company by recognising the power of the internet in the late 90s, Roger now employs a 12-strong team and offers accommodation in more than 90 unique and stunning castles across the UK, Ireland and France.As the business accelerates, its goal is to further build on its leading global travel brand. Masterson attributes his success to three factors: hard work, a great team and knowledge of the individual castle properties…..and yes, he has slept in them all!Said Masterson: “It is an absolute privilege to work in this tourism niche and have a team of experts who can locate the right castle experience for our global client base.“We celebrate great customer feedback within the team and it is our level of service and the fact that we stay, holiday and visit the castles regularly that helps our customers pick up our passion for the experiences these properties can offer.”Masterson, ‘The Castle Man’, has also been able to increase brand awareness via TV and radio and has hosted programs such as Jaw Dropping Rentals, showing American customers the interiors of castles in Scotland.He also works with film location companies finding castles and stately homes for period and reality US TV shows. A question he always gets asked is which is his favourite castle and his answer as you can imagine has to be diplomatic.He has slept in over 157 castles and is not afraid to tell customers if a castle is displaying 4 stars on the door but only offering a 3 service. This is probably why customers trust his feedback.When pressed again, he says, “Every castle offers it own magic; they are all unique.”It may be a public room, a specific bedroom or an eccentric castle owner or even a great chef that gets him overly-enthusiastic and sharing a few stories. “It was my daughter’s 10th birthday last year and she wanted to be a princess in a castle. Since we were back home in Northern Ireland at the time, my choice was for her to be a princess at Ashford Castle in Mayo. We had dinner in the George V Dining Room, one of the premier castle restaurants in Ireland. For me, castle stays are all about the memories they give you for ever.”You can read more about Roger and the team’s experiences in castles throughout Ireland, the UK and France on their blog at www.celticcastles.comTRAVEL ENTREPRENEUR HAILED AS ‘KING OF THE CASTLES was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Castle Holidayswww.celticcastles.comlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Football Friday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Former running back Manuel White is a Valencia High legend, but he wasn’t the school’s first running back to receive All-Southern Section honors. That distinction belongs to the late Donovan Calhoun, who was an All-Div. II selection in 1995. Calhoun died at 24 in a Newhall car accident in July 2002. SPOTLIGHT Golden Valley is trudging through a difficult debut season – the seniorless Grizzlies (0-7) have lost by an average of 41 points per game. They have a couple of promising 6-foot, 210-pound two-way starters: sophomores Mike Spagnola (defensive end/tight end) and Aaron Olivas (defensive tackle/offensive tackle). “They’re our two leading tacklers, and they never get a break,” coach Rob Swartz said. “They’re on the field playing both ways all the time.” OFFBEAT HE SAID “He’s only about 50 percent this week, but there’s no way we’re keeping him off the field against Valencia.” _ Hart coach Mike Herrington, on all-purpose standout Robbie Casselberry, who has been bothered by a bruised foot. DID YOU KNOW? Hart has been forced to play without promising linebacker Patrick Larrimore, whose baffling nerve injury in his lower leg hasn’t healed. After more than a month of constant therapy and false hope, it’s been decided Larrimore won’t return this season as doctors continue to try to figure out what’s wrong. Larrimore, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound sophomore starter, is among the Foothill League’s most physically gifted young prospects. He’s been replaced by junior Chris Hickok, who has averaged 8.8 tackles in five starts. “They keep testing the nerve, and it’s inconclusive,” coach Mike Herrington said. “I’ve been around football for 30 years and have never seen anything like it.” OFF THE CHART Canyon, which plays host tonight to Burroughs of Burbank, is 10-3 in the series since they became Golden League rivals in 1992, with three decisive victories the past three years: 2004_Canyon 28, Burroughs 13 2003_Canyon 44, Burroughs 7 2002_Canyon 34, Burroughs 0 2001_Burroughs 34, Canyon 10 2000_Burroughs 32, Canyon 7 1999_Canyon 23, Burroughs 20 1998_Canyon 27, Burroughs 24 1997_Canyon 33, Burroughs 21 1996_Burroughs 28, Canyon 26 1995_Canyon 21, Burroughs 7 1994_Canyon 25, Burroughs 16 1993_Canyon 27, Burroughs 7 1992_Canyon 33, Burroughs 3 Note: In 1991, Canyon defeated Burroughs 40-8 in the first round of the playoffs. NUMBERS GAME 13 Number of current Golden Valley varsity players who were on last year’s 40-player JV roster. The remaining 27 aren’t playing for personal reasons or because of injuries or academic ineligibility. THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES (Friday unless noted) GAME OF THE WEEK HART (6-1) at VALENCIA (6-1), 7 p.m. Player to watch: Jackson Smith, OL, Hart. Hart surrendered eight sacks in a 29-10 loss to Valencia last year, and it’s Smith’s job to help make sure such inefficient blocking doesn’t happen again. Outlook: In an anticipated showdown that will all but decide the Foothill League championship, Hart seeks to reaffirm its dominance after last year’s loss ended a 65-game league winning streak through 13 seasons. Both teams still need to play Canyon, but this is the game everyone has been waiting for. Both teams rely on a wide-open passing offense. Valencia’s Michael Herrick (2,023 yards, 10 TDs) is closing in on California’s career yardage record. Hart’s Tyler Lyon (844 yards, 7 TDs in four-plus games) has been hampered by injuries but is coming off his best performance of the season – 17 of 23, 261 yards, five TDs vs. Burroughs of Burbank – and is among the nation’s top recruits. Valencia also features dominant RB Shane Vereen. He’s rushed for 1,000 yards, caught 33 passes for 514 yards and scored 17 TDs. Hart counters with sophomore Delano Howell (440 yards, seven TDs), who has rushed for more than 100 yards the past two games. Valencia’s key defensive players are LBs Travis Marziani, Travis Quesada and Keith Klemens, and DBs Vereen, Chris Koshak, M.J. Robotham and Rickie Crouch. Hart’s top hitters are LBs Patrick Sarkissian, Chris Hickok and Griffin Cannon, DL Wilfred Aka, and DBs Adam Reyes, Brandon Arndt, Anthony Luna and James Wheeler. Both teams have excellent PKs who usually reach the end zone on kickoffs. Valencia’s Ricky Drake and Hart’s Paul Weinstein have four FGs, and Weinstein averages 35.8 yards on punts. The game is expected to sell out. It’s being broadcast on 1220-AM in Santa Clarita and on the Web at SAUGUS (2-5) vs. BURBANK (3-4) at Burroughs of Burbank HS, 7 p.m. Player to watch: Jason McNeil, WR, Burbank. McNeil does a little of everything. He has 34 receptions (15 against Canyon two weeks ago) for 533 yards and four TDs, and he’s rushed for 292 yards on 21 carries – an average of 13.9 yards – and two TDs. He also starts at DB and returns kicks. Outlook: Saugus, in its third rebuilding season since coach Jason Bornn took over, is running out of excuses. After two easy victories over cupcake opponents, the senior-heavy Centurions have lost five in a row, including an embarrassing 55-7 homecoming loss last week to Canyon. Despite the presence of experienced senior QB Zach Summers, a group of proven RBs, dependable WR Casey Stevenson (28 receptions, three TDs) and a line that Bornn has touted as the team’s strength, Saugus has managed just three TDs the past four games. Last week, Saugus’ defense allowed 419 yards through three quarters, including five TDs of 34 yards or longer, before Canyon called off the dogs. Burbank is no pushover, despite the absence of starting QB Jason Barbic (thumb), who has missed four games. Replacement Robert Linda has thrown just one TD pass – Burbank has relied heavily on RB Marcus Hood (766 yards, eight TDs). After getting mashed by Canyon and Valencia the past two weeks, Burbank is hungry for a victory. Saugus cannot lose and expect to make the playoffs. BURROUGHS of Burbank (4-3) at CANYON (6-1), 7 p.m. Player to watch: Josh Balderas, LB, Burroughs. Balderas has the difficult task of trying to contain Canyon RB J.J. DiLuigi, who scored six TDs last week and is among California’s most productive offensive players. Balderas leads Burroughs with 68 tackles, with a season-best 14 against Valencia two weeks ago. Outlook: Expect another easy victory for Canyon, which is coming off a 55-7 romp over Saugus and faces its toughest league opponents – Valencia and Hart – in the final two weeks of the season. DiLuigi, a junior, is off to an incredible start. He has rushed for 956 yards, caught 10 passes for 261 yards and scored 26 TDs. He’s also averaging 43.5 yards on eight kickoff returns. Canyon is further bolstered by the return of WR/DB Richie Wirthlin, who missed three games with a broken hand. He scored on 42-yard TD pass and had an INT last week. In three-plus games, Wirthlin has 14 receptions for 319 yards, four TDs and three INTs. Canyon’s Austin Civita has passed for 1,179 yards and 10 TDs. Chris Kingsbury has 21 receptions for 440 yards and three TDs, and he’s averaging 18.2 yards on punt returns. Burroughs’ Thomas Kyle is among the league’s top players. He has rushed for 825 yards, caught 15 passes for 280 yards and scored nine TDs. A returning all-league DB, Kyle has two INTs, 36 tackles and a fumble recovery, and he’s averaging 19.7 yards on kickoff returns. GOLDEN VALLEY (0-7) vs. SALESIAN of Los Angeles (4-3), Saturday, 7 p.m., at Canyon HS Outlook: Golden Valley, a seniorless program in its first varsity season, has taken its lumps but might have a decent chance to win here. Div. XII Salesian’s record is misleading: Its four victories have come against opponents with a 2-24 combined record. Golden Valley’s Martel Hammond has 31 receptions for 354 yards. Corey Bryant, a converted punter, makes his debut at QB. SANTA CLARITA CHRISTIAN (4-2) vs. HILLCREST CHRISTIAN of Granada Hills (3-4), Saturday 7 p.m., at Valencia HS Outlook: Eight-man competitor Santa Clarita Christian relies heavily on QB Jared Dennis, who has passed for 922 yards, rushed for 878 and accounted for 29 TDs. The strength of the defense is the DL, led by John Grayem (51 tackles, three sacks), Micah Thorsell (40 tackles) and Brian Virga (43 tackles, seven sacks). STANDINGS FOOTHILL LEAGUE TeamLeagueOverall Valencia2-06-1 Hart2-06-1 Canyon2-06-1 Burroughs0-23-4 Burbank0-23-4 Saugus0-22-5 Others: Golden Valley 0-7 (freelance); West Ranch 1-1 (freelance); Santa Clarita Christian (Heritage League/Eight-man) 4-2. SEASON LOGS CANYON (6-1, 2-0) 55at Leuzinger0 42Burroughs/R21 27Simi Valley34 42South Torrance6 21Crespi0 45Burbank10 55Saugus at COC7 TonightBurroughs/B Nov. 4Valencia Nov. 10at Hart GOLDEN VALLEY (0-7) Home: Canyon HS 0Burbank66 14Knight24 14Pioneer Valley67 7dtpostAlemany38 14Palos Verdes62 14Quartz Hill51 7at Ontario Christian56 SaturdaySalesian Nov. 4at Carpinteria Nov. 11St. Genevieve HART (6-1, 2-0) Home: College of the Canyons 7Moorpark6 21at St. Bonaventure33 38Westlake7 23at Birmingham13 34Loyola27 14Saugus7 55at Burroughs21 Tonightat Valencia Nov. 4at Burbank Nov. 10Canyon SANTA CLARITA CHRISTIAN (4-2, 2-1) Home: Canyon HS 46Discovery52 48Hillcrest (TO)30 61Accelerated6 60Avalon22 12at Thacher20 60L.A. Lutheran20 Saturday#Hillcrest (GH) Nov. 5Faith Baptist *at L.A. Baptist #at Valencia SAUGUS (2-5, 0-2) Home: College of the Canyons 57at Blair0 48Pasadena7 21Chino48 7Notre Dame21 0at St. Francis20 7at Hart14 7Canyon55 Tonightat Burbank Nov. 4Burroughs Nov. 11Valencia VALENCIA (6-1, 2-0) 35at Bishop Amat21 51Birmingham30 48El Toro20 30St. John Bosco3 28at Notre Dame35 36at Burroughs/B21 42dtpost!3 TonightHart Nov. 4at Canyon Nov. 11at Saugus 160Want 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

Travel veteran Dody Morton, 81, dies

first_img But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. When she landed in Turkey, it was late at night but, undaunted, she boarded a bus to the next town. The bus driver dropped her off on a lonely country road with only her suitcase. There she was at 77 years old, standing beside the road in a desolate area with no humans visible anywhere until a farmer came along on his tractor. Using sign language, she made him understand her plight and he allowed her to stand on the back of his tractor, holding her suitcase, as he slowly made his way to the next town. Was she afraid? Well, maybe a little. “It was scary, but it was so funny that I couldn’t be too concerned with that,” she said. Another time, she drove all the way down the Pacific coast to Guatemala. She had as her traveling companion a woman who was just along for the ride and was no help with the driving. She could not be dissuaded from her travels by her two sons, David and Greg, who worried about her getting into situations she might not be able to handle. “People are the same everywhere. You treat them well and they’ll return the courtesy. Besides, I call the boys once in awhile to let them know I’m OK,” she said. When the news of her death Nov. 20 was circulated, condolences for her sons came from all over the world. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Hot roast beef sandwich, soup, mashed potatoes, winter squash, marinated salad, apple pie. Tuesday: Chicken divan, buttered noodles, stewed tomatoes, egg drop soup, coleslaw, gelatin. Wednesday: Roast pork, bread dressing, peas and carrots, marinated beets, orange. Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, spinach, soup, tossed salad, peaches. Friday: Taco salad, macaroni salad, orange juice, tapioca pudding. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals She was a dedicated traveler, hence the e-mail moniker “nomadgal.” Her travels weren’t like everybody else’s, though. When she took a trip, she was likely to be gone a couple of years. Morton spent 10 years as manager of a travel agency. During those days, her travels were for business, but she learned a lot and wanted more. A widow, she hit upon a plan to give her wide scope in choosing the places she could visit. She took a course in teaching English as a second language and packed her bags. When she got to her destination, with the use of a lot of sign language, she found a family that contained at least one person who had a smattering of English and wanted to learn more. She then would move in with the family and teach English in exchange for her room and board. “I really got to know the people and made many lasting friendships that way,” she said in an earlier interview. LANCASTER Dody Morton, “The Nomad Gal,” has taken her last trip. She lost her valiant battle with cancer at age 81. It was a measure of the kind of person she was that she had triumphed over the disease three times before it finally won out. She knew what her odds were with the last diagnosis, but she wasn’t about to let it keep her from doing what she wanted to do as long as she could. “I think people with this kind of problem should keep a positive attitude and not let it hold them back from doing the things they want to do,” Morton said last year after her fourth cancer metastasized. last_img read more

Donegal beauty queen tipped to join Dancing with the Stars

first_imgBeauty queen Grainne Gallanagh is said to be the next brave star to be revealed as a competitor on Dancing With The Stars 2020.The Buncrana native, who was the 2018 winner of Miss Universe Ireland, has been linked with the RTE reality show as the line-up is gradually revealed this week.Grainne (25), who works as a nurse in London, wrapped up her Miss Universe Ireland duties in the summertime when she became the first Irish model to feature in Miami Swim Week. The next glamorous venture for ‘Queen G’ could see her swapping the catwalk for the dancefloor.The new series of Dancing with the Stars kicks off in January 2020. Rehearsals started in Dublin this week, with Glenda Gilson, Mary Kennedy, Ryan Andrews and Lottie Ryan already confirmed on the line-up.Donegal beauty queen tipped to join Dancing with the Stars was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Fans on Twitter react to Mourinho’s United unveiling

first_imgJose Mourinho’s protracted appointment as the new Manchester United manager was confirmed on Friday – and his first words did not go down well with many Chelsea fans on Twitter.The Portuguese, who won eight trophies in two spells at Stamford Bridge, told MUTV: “There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.”That angered a number of Blues supporters still reeling from his sacking in December.I appreciate Jose is at a big club like Man United But the whole “no club can match” talk is upsetting to hear. #CFC fans always stood by u— Sean Murphy (@Seanie1492) May 27, 2016“no other club can match” seriously jose! you are no more one of us. the love story end right here. #CFC— Al-Usmàn Ismail (@CFCied04) May 27, 2016So this is what you get for supporting a manager unconditionally. Jose, no #MUFC fan will ever love you more than a #CFC fan. Good luck.— Manan Rindani (@TheMananRindani) May 27, 2016Thank you for the memories, Jose. As you said – love stops once a person joins a rival. I’m going to live up to that. #CFC #Chelsea #myclub— Karun Sondhi (@EICFC) May 27, 2016Can’t take away what he did at the club but jose’s definitely tarnished his legacy with this move #cfc— Owen Pocock (@OwenP91) May 27, 2016Jose Mourinho’s sacking upset many Chelsea supportersJose in red hurts more than Frank in light blue #cfc— Jamie Lane (@Laneohh) May 27, 2016Still strange seen Jose as @ManUtd manager #heartbreaking #cfc #onceabluealwaysablue— Terry marshall (@Terry__Marshall) May 27, 2016Still feel sick that Jose has joined them. What were we thinking? Jose is our best ever! #CFC— Stuart Buchan (@sbuchan07) May 27, 2016The Jose saga is like seeing your twice dumped ex going out with the guy you suspected she was flirting with. #CFC— #Symbelmynë (@Namith_117) May 27, 2016Many United fans unsurprisingly lapped up his words and looked forward to Mourinho working his magic at Old Trafford.Jose on United: “There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.”No truer words have been spoken. #Mufc #cfc— Lucas (@Lucas_MUtd) May 27, 2016There’s a mystique and romance about #mufc 100% correct Jose, #cfc doesn’t come close to what this club is about, the future looks good 😎— Rab Mc™ (@rabmcnaught) May 27, 2016“There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.” Well that’s me buttered up! #MUFC #SpecialOne #WelcomeJose— Jim Warrington (@bigjaap) May 27, 2016Welcome to the greatest football team in the world Jose #WelcomeMourinho #mufc— Bryan Kane (@BryanKane85) May 27, 2016Mr. Philosophy is now history and Jose is finally ours. Congrats to Jose and all #mufc fans. Exciting times ahead#WelcomeJose— The Special One (@MouTheTactician) May 27, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more