Limerick apprentices finalists in innovative national competition

first_imgTwitter Bernadette and her team are pictured with Mary-Liz Trant, Executive Director for Skills Development, SOLAS and Joe Leddin, Mid-West Regional Skills Forum Manager.9 apprentices from the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board are part of an innovative national competition celebrating design, team-working and the problem-solving skills of Irish apprentices and are working to a deadline of 6th April 2018.The competition, which is part of the Generation Apprenticeship campaign, involves teams of apprentices creating 6-foot, 3-dimensional A letters using a diverse range of design skills.The Limerick team are all busy preparing for the competition in the Hospitality Education Training Campus, Limerick. The team and their employers include;Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Louise Hannon, The Strand Hotel, LimerickRasa Dirveliene, Cahir House Hotel, TipperaryJose Mata, Strand Hotel, LimerickCiara Enright, Castletroy Park Hotel, LimerickDavor Rapaic, The Locke, LimerickAideen Kelly, Innisfallen Hotel, KerryJavad Hasani, Nevilles Cross Bar/Restaurant, TipperaryDaniel O’Connor, Bella Italia, LimerickMarilena Gherbezan, Prime 74, TipperaryEntries to the competition use materials and techniques to design and construct the 3-dimensional As including a range of moving parts, electronics, wood, metal, stone, piping, water and electrical circuits. In the commis chef apprentices’ entry they reflect on the colour and magic of their chosen careers. Each team is recording video diaries of their work over the coming weeks.The entries will be exhibited in the Arts Garden and interior of the National College of Ireland and will be open to viewing by the public from 9th-30th April in the College. A gala awards ceremony will be held at the end of the exhibition to announce the winning entry which will become a permanent installation.Bernadette Enright, Centre Manager, Hospitality Education & Training Centre, Roxboro, said “We are in it to win it. As the first Culinary Class to roll out this new apprenticeship we are delighted to make the final. Our team includes men and women, older learners, career changers and those of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We have a great blend of experience with apprentice ages ranging from 22 to 45. ”Mary-Liz said: “I was blown away by the energy, imagination and commitment on display, not to mention the craft and detailed work on show. The work is beautiful, skilfully finished and polished, but also ground-breaking in the way that each team has combined teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving to create their entries. .”The competition aims to highlight the importance and value of apprenticeships as a route to skills development in 21st century Ireland. It also highlights the strong tradition of craft-based apprenticeships and the new industries in which apprenticeships are now available.In addition to receiving support from the Department of Education and Skills and SOLAS, the competition is being sponsored by ESB and the Construction Industry Federation. An independent judging panel will select the winning entry with reference to the competition criteria of design skills, teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving.More local news here. Linkedin Film in Limerick and local Education and Training Board launch partnership to support local filmmakers Advertisement Previous articleNews in briefs and round-upsNext articleScholarship success for a second time for past pupils of Limerick school Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Shannon Region Junior Chef of the Year 2021’ Inspires Next Generation of Culinary Stars Through Apprenticeship Taster Scheme Facebookcenter_img Print NewsLocal NewsLimerick apprentices finalists in innovative national competitionBy Staff Reporter – March 29, 2018 2119 Class leading form for sign language community New 6-month traineeship programme for Limerick WhatsApp Ombudsman receives 224 complaints about public services from Limerick TAGSArts GardenBernnadette EnrightGeneration ApprenticeshipHospitality Education Training CampusLimerick and Clare Education and Training BoardNational College of Ireland ETB announces appointment of main contractor for construction of new Coláiste Chiaráin, Croomlast_img read more

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USI CubeSat Satellite Launches Into Space

first_imgTwitterFacebook USI CubeSat Satellite Launches Into SpaceDECEMBER 5TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAOne school in the Tri-State is sending a satellite into orbit. The USI students in the engineering department have partnered with NASA to bring the CubeSat to space.The undergraduate student instrument project is part of the engineering department at USI. The idea came from doctor Glen Kissel a faculty member at USI who applied for a $200,000 grant to partner with NASA.One student shared what his experience was like being involved with the project.USI CubeSat team member Wyatt Helms “The students were actually recruited by the professor on the project and approached by the professor on the project and asked if they would be interested in joining the project and supporting the project to work on it”.This is the first CubeSat built in the state of Indiana by a public institution.It launched on SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft today and is making its way to the international space station now.Upon completing that mission the satellite will launch into orbit around the beginning of 2019. CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Police arrest Federal Winners 4-1, Tigers claw Ann’s Grove 3-1

first_img… Final and third-place set for SundayPOLICE football team inflicted a drubbing on Federal Winners Connection, arresting them by a 4-1 margin while Western Tigers `clawed’ their way to a 3-1 victory over Ann’s Grove when the semi-finals of the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Cup Football tournament were played on Sunday at the Victoria ground, East Coast Demerara.In the opening game of the double-header card, Western Tigers’ Darren Benjamin opened the scoring for the West Ruimveldt-based unit with a 29th minute goal from a free kick that sent the ball into the right corner of Ann’s Grove’s goal.Dwayne McLennon increased the lead five minutes later with a right-foot shot from inside the 18-yard box.Ann’s Grove responded with their lone goal of the match as Phillip Williams found the back of Western Tigers’ net in the 42nd minute.Leading 2-1 at the interval, Western Tigers increased the lead 38 minutes into the second session, as Randolph Wagner latched onto a poor clearance outside the centre of the box and netted with a well-placed shot into an empty goal.Six minutes later, Dellon Kelly sealed the issue with a shot that found the left side of Ann’s Grove’s net.In the Police versus Federal Winners Connection, Lerone Charles opened the scoring for Police with a 14th minute goal by lobbing the ball over the head of the advancing Winners Connection goalkeeper’s head into the goal.Charles then made it 2-0 in the 48th minute with a shot from the top of the box 15 minutes into the second session. Trevor Jones increased the lead further for the lawmen with a header into the left corner of the opposition’s net.Rawle Gittens of Federal Winners Connection was shown the red card in the 72nd minute for using abusive language towards the referee, reducing his team to 10 players. However, the Linden side were able to pull one back through a Keon Sears’ 88th minute goal from the penalty spot.Police will meet Western Tigers in the final on Sunday, while on the same day, Federal Winners Connection will battle with Ann’s Grove in the third-place playoff.The venue for the double-header is yet to be decided.last_img
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Year opens with tailgate, heckling

first_imgThe men’s Final Four, the women’s Final Four, the men’s hockey Frozen Four, the Masters … what a week for sports. Despite the fact that it may have been the worst men’s Final Four ever and that few watch the women’s tournament, this will undoubtedly be the best full week of sports we see this year.Your bracket may have been busted and you may hate watching golf on TV … in fact, you may not watch any of those four events, but the fact that baseball season got under way still makes this one of the best weeks ever.I knew I was going to get my fair share of Milwaukee this weekend. Hopefully the Badger men’s hockey team will give me a reason to stay there for a span of at least four days, starting today. Then again, can you ever really get your fair share of such a fine city?Perhaps you can, but not this week.That’s why I decided that four or five days just wasn’t going to be enough. I drove over Monday morning for Opening Day at Miller Park.Personally, the strike of 1994 is long gone in my memory and the ongoing steroid saga really isn’t going to sway me into leaving behind baseball. It is America’s pastime, always has been and always will be.Just ask the 45,000-plus that attended a game Monday between the Brewers and Pirates, most of which spent hours outside tailgating before the game in 40-degree weather.There is nothing like baseball and nothing like opening day. And there is especially nothing better than an Opening Day of baseball in Wisconsin.Where else would you find a tailgating party like this?Despite an office-wide debate earlier this week about where tailgating started, it is never done as often or with as much pride as it is when done in the state of Wisconsin.We arrived in the parking lot at 9 a.m. when the parking lot opened. We weren’t the first in line — in fact, we only made the third row of cars. Time until the first pitch: about 4 hours.Half an hour later, the other half of the group — which was in charge of food and beverage — shows up. Time until first pitch: about 3 hours, 30 minutes.We drink our first beer. Time until first pitch: 3 hours, 29 minutes.However, the fact that half the group was 30 minutes late was only the beginning of the lesson we learned: We were still in Spring Training mode, while those around us — with exception of the kids skipping high school — were in midseason form.The guys next to us came equipped with a monster grill to cook a full chicken, a quarter-barrel and the cornhole boards. The only thing they didn’t have was a can opener, but they gladly opened our can of sauerkraut with their hammer.The guys one row back rolled in with a port-o-potty on their trailer. We laughed, until we were standing in a 15-minute line to use the can a couple hours later.Did I mention there were thousands packing the lots to tailgate for four hours in 40-degree temperatures?Oh yeah, and there was a game too.Sure, the veterans had to help the up-and-comers to the first win of the season. A two-run single from Jeff Cirillo and a two-run home run by Carlos Lee bailed out a four-strikeout effort from Prince Fielder and a base-running blunder by Rickie Weeks. Then again, the real story was in right field.No, not Jeff Jenkins, though he did strike out in three different ways — looking, swinging and advancing to first on a wild pitch. The real story was the all-important heckling of former Brewer Jeromy Burnitz.Opening Day of baseball means the beginning of another year of heckling right fielders, relief pitchers and bullpen catchers from the right field bleachers. I made it my job to act as much like the bleacher bum in “Major League” as I could, and I think it is safe to say that I should be on salary after Monday’s outing.Even though I don’t think he had to field a ball thanks to a quality start from Pittsburgh’s Oliver Perez, he got his share of work trying to shield off the insults — varying from reminding him that he played for the Pirates or just to tell him he was balding — and he did go 0-for-4.It was a great start to a great season and a great start to a full week of sports in the city of Milwaukee. Perhaps my TAs will allow me to go to classes at UW-Milwaukee since I won’t be in town.Either way, I’m thinking I can work this entire week into a commercial for Miller.It’s Miller Time.Send your plans or stories from this weekend in Milwaukee to [email protected]last_img read more

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LeBron James, Lakers doing their best to make Anthony Davis feel comfortable, in control

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If we’re not playing through Anthony Davis while he’s on the floor, then it makes no sense to have him on the floor,” James said. “Because he’s that great.”Davis clearly feels appreciated but noted he is driven solely by a desire to chase a championship, something he is confident they can do.“Coming here, the Lakers definitely welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like this was home,” he said. “It’s about what we can do this year. We have a special team, special unit, special coaching staff and we’re going to do whatever we can to focus on this year and try to come out victorious.”That’s the expectation for an overhauled roster, now stocked with a new superstar and a veteran supporting cast. Of the young core the Lakers hoped to develop last year, only Kyle Kuzma remains, and there’s a sense in the building that there are not only higher stakes to end their six-season playoff drought, but a more keen focus as well.That edge so far has been set in part by James, who missed the playoffs following his run of reaching the NBA Finals for eight consecutive seasons. While filming “Space Jam 2” over the summer, James would schedule workouts before sunrise on a court near the movie set. He also arranged a minicamp in Las Vegas earlier this week, which several players said helped jumpstart the chemistry-building process. James acknowledged he is motivated after last season’s disappointing 37-45 record, but he wants his actions to speak for how he feels.“My mother always taught me, don’t talk about it, be about it,” he said. “That’s where I’m at.”Much of the Lakers’ ambitions hinge on Davis, who was a top-three MVP finalist in 2018 and is widely regarded as one of the best frontcourt players in the league. Davis and James have spent a lot of time in each other’s company, with Davis even playing a role in “Space Jam 2” (“That was a one-time thing,” he said of his film career). On the court, Davis said he’s worked with many of his new teammates, including JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard as the Lakers hope to start the season with two big men playing together much of the time.The biggest pitfalls that hit the team last season – injuries and chemistry issues – are ones they hope to limit.“We have the ability to achieve the ultimate prize,” Coach Frank Vogel said. “We have the résumé, the experience, the talent to do it, but it’s not going to happen if we don’t come together. And how strongly we become connected and how quickly we become a team-first team, that’ll dictate ultimately what success we have.”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James is interviewed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma gets ready for a photo shoot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis (3) does a radio interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Danny Green, left, greets guard Alex Caruso during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) answers a question during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) conducts an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, left, and head coach Frank Vogel talk about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) conducts an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) does a radio interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, left, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, right, pose for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Danny Green (14) fields questions during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about his injury recovery during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (37) conducts interviews during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis, from left, LeBron James and Rajon Rondo gather for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) poses for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) poses for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis (3) has his tattoos photographed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, left, and head coach Frank Vogel talk about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) gets ready to field questions during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about his injury recovery during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel takes a group photo with Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Anthony Davis and LeBron James during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel chats with LeBron James and Anthony Davis during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma gather for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (37) does a promotional TV spot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Zach Norvell (21) takes part during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel and LeBron James during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) poses for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo gather for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Lakers Kyle Kuzma, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo gather for a photo during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis (3) does a radio interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) poses for photos during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) conducts an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) poses for photos during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) holds an identification sign to his face during a photo shoot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) chats during a live television show during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) conducts an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) chats with former Laker James Worthy during a live television show during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) conducts an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Troy Daniels (30) during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) poses for photos during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (37) is interviewed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Danny Green heads to another interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) poses for photos during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (37) plays a “what’s in the box” game during a promotional TV spot during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) poses for photos during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard Jared Dudley (10) greets a young fan during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis (3) is interviewed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) poses for photos during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) prepares for an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis (3) is interviewed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) prepares for an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) does a radio interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma admires his disposable film camera during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma takes photos with a disposable film camera during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) greets a friend during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) prepares for an interview during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James is interviewed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook (2) during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James is interviewed during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 68Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard LeBron James (23) talks about the upcoming season during the team’s media day in El Segundo on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandEL SEGUNDO — As Anthony Davis rose from the dais after addressing more than a hundred swarming media members, he turned toward his left. A team official signaled him from the other side of room – he had to come over to his right.Davis flashed a bemused grin as he walked back across the assembly. He’s only two months into his Lakers tenure, and some things will still take time to learn.Other aspects of the franchise, however, have come under his grasp easily, in very visible ways. The 26-year-old is close with his fellow star, LeBron James, who has openly offered to share the spotlight, as well as make the 6-foot-10 forward the team’s offensive focal point. His new general manager, Rob Pelinka, solicited his opinion on every roster decision – said Davis: “Every guy that is on this team, me and LeBron had a say-so in.”Friday’s media day was merely the start of a year-long process to make sure Davis, acquired in a blockbuster trade in June and due to become a free agent next summer, stays in a Lakers uniform. While the Lakers might offer the biggest stage Davis has ever played on, it’s clear that the franchise is doing its best to make him feel both in his comfort zone and in control. Vogel said a starting five isn’t set yet, though it figures to feature James, Davis and Danny Green but should have competition at center and the other guard spot. McGee and Howard are up to split center duties, while the guard competition is hazy, with Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso all shuffled in the rotation. Vogel said he’ll use the team’s six preseason games, including a week-long trip to China, to experiment with different lineups.After finishing second-to-last in 3-point shooting, the Lakers are more confident that their group will be able to stretch the floor better than last season. Green, Bradley, Cook, and Troy Daniels each shot above 38 percent from 3-point range on the last teams they played for.Speaking for the first time since before last season ended, James pushed back against various offseason reports that the Lakers were experiencing inner turmoil. He said he was pleased that Pelinka, owner Jeanie Buss and advisors Kurt and Linda Rambis were able to assemble what many believe will be a competitive roster and coaching staff.“Throughout all the bull that was narrated for our franchise and narrated and going towards Rob and the beautiful people that we have upstairs, they just kept their blinders on and just focused on what they had to help this franchise get as competitive as they can be,” James said. “And they did exactly that and also exceeded that so I think they did a helluva job.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

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Lily May holds her nerve to win U14 crown

first_img Essex golfer Lily May Humphreys held her nerve through a tight showdown to win the English U14 girls’ open championship at Royal Cromer.The 13-year-old from Channels (image © Leaderboard Photography) had started the final round with a two-shot lead and at one stage, helped by two birdies and an eagle in the first four holes, she extended her advantage to five shots.But her playing partner, Mimi Rhodes, gradually pulled her back and after she birdied the 16th, the two girls were level. Both parred the 17th before Humphreys claimed the title on the 18th with a six, to win by a shot.She finished the championship on five-over par while Rhodes, who is based in Spain, was runner-up for the second year in a row. Third place was taken by Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal) on eight over.“I just wanted to try and do my best and see how I could do. I feel so proud for my mum and dad because they’ve really helped me along, helped me to practice and to improve my game,” said Humphreys, who is also the Essex girls’ champion.She played in this championship last year and came 10th. “I didn’t think I could improve so much that I’d be able to come from 10th to win,” she added.Now, having tested herself, Humphreys plans to move up to U16 level next year.Click here for the full scores 30 Jul 2015 Lily May holds her nerve to win U14 crown last_img read more

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National Animal Poison Prevention Week

first_imgSubmitted by Joint Animal ServicesAwareness is the key to preventing poisoning emergencies.  It only takes a few minutes to educate yourself on how to pet-proof appropriately and avoid a possible heart-breaking situation.   Follow the same general tips for humans to protect your animals.  In addition to those precautions here are some tips especially for your pet:Never give your pet human medications including pain relievers, vitamins or supplements.  Store them where animals cannot accidentally get them.Be aware that some human foods including bread dough, chocolate, onions and garlic and alcohol can have dire consequences for animals.  When in doubt if it is harmful, the best advice is to avoid it and keep it out of reach.Keep all insecticides, rodenticides, lawn products and any other chemical products well out of reach of animals and use caution when applying them to insure that animals don’t come in contact with them.Read the product labels before you begin using any pet products such as flea or tick treatments–some that are fine for dogs are toxic to cats.Be aware of your houseplants.  Many common houseplants can cause kidney damage to your pet if swallowed.If you think your pet may have ingested something harmful take action immediately.  Contact your veterinarian or call the Pet Poison Hotline at 1-800-213-6680 or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 (there is a charge for these services). Facebook26Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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This Bomber team soars to Mount Sentinel Junior Girl’s title

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers junior girls volleyball team strung together an undefeated streak to capture the Mount Sentinel Junior Girls Invitational tournament on Saturday afternoon.The Bombers needed a come-from-behind effort over J.L Crowe in the tournament final to clinch the title.In a spirited opening game of the match, the LVR team fell behind early and despite a strong comeback late in the game fell short 25-23 in the best-of-three. A back and forth second game saw LVR setter Hanna Quinn serve for the game which went to the Bombers 27-25. “The girls seemed to struggle with focus in this match,” said Bombers coach Jennifer Kidd.“After beating J.L. Crowe twice in two sets in the round robin, I think they were a little over confident. Then when they were down by quite a few points they became nervous and started to scramble. They needed to be aggressive and trust each other.”The Bombers found the groove that helped the team win the round robin of the tournament in the third game. The LVR juniors came out with a 15-8 win when middle Bailey Stefani put away the match with a solid hit. “What an amazing finish to the weekend,” said Kidd.“The girls came together and worked as a team, not an easy task when you’re down a few points. They listened to us and to each other, they trusted each other and dug in to fight for each and every point to finish the match.”[Assistant coach] Megan [Rushton] and I are so proud of the determination shown by each of the girls.”The Junior Bombers will now travel to Nakusp on Thursday for a play day.last_img read more

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Premier League Preview: First Round Kicks Off This Month

first_imgIt is the richest, and arguably the most competitive, league in the world, and the action kicks off again later this month. On Friday, 10 August the new Premier League season gets underway with Manchester City the team to catch. 0Shares0000Manchester United get the season underway, while champions Manchester City travel to Arsenal First things firstBefore you go any further, head on over to the Oddsshark website, find your favourite betting agency and get your account up and running using your credit card. As a new customer and with the new Premier League season almost set for the big kick off, there should be several promotions and offers available to you.Where should I be investing my money?The first match of the new season takes place at Old Trafford on 10 August, as Manchester United host 2015/16 champions Leicester City. United finished as runners up last season but were a massive 19 points behind Manchester City, and veteran boss Jose Mourinho knows he needs to offer a more sustained challenge this time around.After bringing in Brazilian midfielder Fred it is United who come into this match as the clear favourites to make a winning start to the new season. The Red Devils are at just 1.44 to take all three points with Leicester out at 7.50, and a comfortable 2-0 win for the home side is priced at just 7.00.On the first Saturday of the season, St. James’ Park is likely to be packed top the rafters as Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham won here comfortably 2-0 a year ago, but a lack of activity in the transfer market has left Spurs fans feeling restless.Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez pulled out all the stops last season to lead Newcastle to a top half finish, but has also found himself with limited resources during the summer transfer window. However, victories over Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea last season shows that they are more than capable of causing an upset against the big boys of the division.Nevertheless, it is Tottenham who come into the game as the favourites to take all three points. You could more than double your money by backing the London side at a price of 2.05.Newcastle are at a much higher price of 3.40 but the effect of the home crowd, especially on the opening day of a new season, is an assert that cannot be underestimated. A narrow, 1-0 win for the Magpies is priced at 11.00, offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment.And finally, the biggest game of the opening round will take place on the Sunday afternoon, as Arsenal host defending champions Manchester City. The Gunners start life without Arsene Wenger in the most challenging circumstances, but in Unai Emery they have a man at the helm of the ship who can steer them across choppy waters.This would look to be a very close game, despite City and Guardiola’s record breaking feats last season. The Citizens collected 100 points and scored 106 goals, and will look to pick up where they left off.Arsenal finished sixth last season but did win 15 of their 19 home games. Their only defeat came against City, and it is the visitors who will come into this match as the favourites to take the points.City are at 2.15 to take the points at the Emirates, while Arsenal are further out at 3.10. A draw is priced the highest at 3.60.Premier League Round 1 fixturesFriday, 10 August(1.45) Manchester United x Leicester City (7.50); draw (4.00)Saturday, 11 August(3.40) Newcastle United x Tottenham Hotspur (2.05); draw (3.50)(2.00) Bournemouth x Cardiff City (3.60); draw (3.50)(2.30) Fulham x Crystal Palace (3.10); draw (3.30)(6.00) Huddersfield Town x Chelsea (1.53); draw (4.00)(2.20) Watford x Brighton (3.30); draw (3.25)(2.40) Wolverhampton Wanderers x Everton (2.90); draw (3.25)Sunday, 12 August(1.28) Liverpool x West Ham United (11.00); draw (5.00)(1.85) Southampton x Burnley (4.33); draw (3.40)(3.10) Arsenal x Manchester City (2.15); draw (3.60)center_img 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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