“Tell It Like It Tiz!” Author Talk

first_imgSubmitted by Timberland Regional Library“Tell It Like It Tiz!” is an anthology of comics and stories created by elders at the Marie Smith Center (MSC), an adult day center in North Portland, Oregon that serves seniors who are functionally or cognitively impaired. Portland writers and illustrators Nicole J. Georges and Marc Parker will read from and talk about the book at the Olympia Timberland Library from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 16.Georges and Parker, who have been volunteering to facilitate a weekly zine workshop at the MSC since 2006, produced three issues of Tell It Like It Tiz, the zine, now out of print. The anthology compiles these issues as well as over 60 pages of new material into one volume.The zine provides a voice for MSC participants by chronicling their experiences through comics and writing and is also intended to serve as a model for other adult day centers interested in blending storytelling and art therapy.An award-winning writer and illustrator, Georges has published the autobiographical comic, Invincible Summer, since 2000 and has toured the country extensively. Her work has been featured in many publications and her critically-acclaimed graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was published in 2013. Visit Georges’ website here.Parker has created numerous zines, including Azmacourt, Breakfast for Dinner, and Zine Crush. A youth worker as well as a writer and zine publisher, he is pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology. Visit Parker’s website here.The blog of the Marie Smith Center Zine, a collection of stories, interviews, comics, illustrations and advice from the senior citizens of the MSC can be found here.The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue. For more information, call the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit www.TRL.org. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

first_imgThe Nelson U18 Selects lost a tough one, 2-0 to Chilliwack in the final of the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in the South Okanagan City.The Silver Medal was the second time in two seasons the same group of players has won hardware against some of the best teams in the province, capturing the Bronze in 2014.Many of the girls played their final youth soccer match Sunday.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the hard work and dedication of the Nelson Youth Soccer U18 Girl’s with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, manager Tanis Bouchier, Maddie Sternloff, Darian Voisard, coach Justin Willans, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Paige Lefranc, Daina Shaw, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, coach Mike Gerun, Hailee Gerun, Kyra Burkhart, Naomi Perkins, Merissa Dawson, Paige Gattafoni, Allie Zondervan and Alex Dehnel. The Heritage City came ever so close to crowning a provincial champion this past weekend in Penticton.last_img read more

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SANTA YSABEL STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016

first_imgRICK PORTER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “You never know. A lot of things can happen, especially the way they were talking about how she couldn’t lose today on TVG! You always worry about it.“It’s such a fantastic feeling when you get a horse like this. I’ve had some good ones, but I’m not sure I’ve ever had one this good. 2/2/2/2 -30- “Today was mostly about keeping her tuned. There’s two months between the Santa Anita Oaks and the Las Virgenes. Jerry and I talked and we felt that instead of working her to death, we would pick this race, even though a Grade III wasn’t the best thing but it turned out fine and she got plenty out of this race. They tried to challenge her. They went the first quarter in twenty-three and I thought, ‘this is fantastic!’ Then, when I saw forty-six . . . it doesn’t seem to bother her. Mike just has a way with her. He knows how to ride her just perfect.“I’ll be at Santa Anita for the Oaks. The good Lord willing, I’ll be there! Santa Anita is a good spot. I look forward to coming out there in April.” -more- JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “We just keep doing our job and hope she keeps doing her job and we might end up in some good places with her. We’ve already been to good places with her but we could get to more.“Not really (when asked if there is pressure in that she’s so popular and such a prohibitive betting favorite). There’s more pressure not having one like this. I’m very grateful to have this filly. I’m very grateful for (owner) Rick Porter and all the people who work with him.“The Santa Anita Oaks (Grade I, $400,000, 1 1/16 miles on April 9) would be next and if she looks real good, we’ll try to think about Kentucky (the Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6). I don’t like to think too far ahead but that’s our long-term goal. The intermediate (races) are what we’ve been doing.“I don’t do that (compare her to other great fillies he has trained). I don’t think it’s fair to her or any of the other great ones that I’ve had. They all had their own styles and individual personalities, so I accept her for what she is. She’s pretty special to me.”Do people who ask why she’s not going to run against males bother him? “No. That’s what they do on TV and the politicians. If you’re going to run in the big races you’ve got to expect people to look for things that might be vulnerable.“I don’t take anything for granted. I’m very grateful to win a race like this. I didn’t want to work her into the (Santa Anita) Oaks. I wanted to have a prep and we got the prep today.”center_img JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It was incredible. I got a bit star struck when I looked over at the big screen to see if I needed to do a little bit of work and I was just in awe of how easily she was doing things, again. I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off the big screen. I told myself, ‘I better get back to it and stay on.’ She was really on her game.“Jerry has done such a tremendous job. Jerry, Dan and the whole crew have done such a good job of keeping this great filly really happy. I think she’s happy and getting happier every time I get on her. I’m just blessed that I get to keep the weight on her back. I hope I continue to stay on.“I think she got a whole lot more out of today then we would have in the a.m. She got to go a half mile in forty six. She had to do some work today but she’s really, really good. You can’t just go around there and not do any work because eventually someone is going to make you run at some point, and you have to be ready.“I could have let someone go to the lead today, but I didn’t because it was there and it was that easy for her. But if someone was that content on it, they’ll have to definitely run to be able to do it. She’ll let them do it, but they’ll have to throw some numbers up there but I don’t think it’d be a problem. She reminds me a lot of Beholder in her three-year-old year, turning four. When she was three, she was very aggressive, on the lead all the time. But she started to get smarter with age and Songbird seems to be doing the same thing.” NOTES: There was a minus place pool on the race of $4,900.37 and a minus show pool of $158,462.66.The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

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Bravo still committed to play for WI

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo says he is still committed to playing for the West Indies, but was forced to quit Test cricket because of the poor treatment meted out to him by selectors.Speaking ahead of his campaign in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades, Bravo told media here that with little interest coming from selectors, he had turned his attention to the lucrative Twenty20 leagues across the globe.”Until earlier this year, I was still interested to play Test cricket, but I have yet to hear anything from any selector, what their plans are for me, what my position is,” Bravo lamented.”I just decided it’s time to move on with my life and try to channel my energy in different places. I would have loved the opportunity to play Test cricket again, but since being dropped back in 2010, I never got the chance and I just decided to call it a day.”He continued: “I’m not shutting down my opportunities to represent the West Indies. I still, 100 per cent, want to play for the West Indies in one-day internationals and T20s.”The 32-year-old played the last of his 40 Tests five years ago after scoring 2,200 runs at an average of 31 and taking 86 wickets at an average of nearly 40. Following this protracted absence from the side, Bravo announced his retirement from the longer format in January this year.Ousted as captainHe was appointed one-day captain in 2013, but axed a year and a half later after he helped lead the players’ fight against the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players’ Association, which resulted in the controversial abandoned tour of India.Bravo said many West Indies players felt more respected outside of the Caribbean and this was behind their decision to ply their trade in tournaments like the Big Bash.”I get frustrated at times, not only for myself, but for all the other cricketers – Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell. We all want to represent West Indies,” Bravo said.”But, sometimes, the way we have been treated over the years … why should we actually fight with West Indies’ cricket when the rest of the world opens their arms for us?”Yes, they pay us well, but at the same time, we never feel disrespect in any way when we play for those teams around the world. We feel loved. We feel well-respected. Do we get that type of treatment back in the region? No, we don’t.”With the ICC T20 World Cup slated to bowl off in March next year, Bravo said he was taking nothing for granted about his selection.”I would love to think that I would be good enough and have done enough to get selected for the T20 World Cup, but I’m not saying anything. I don’t know,” he mused.last_img read more

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‘Not About Endorsement But to Degrade and Humiliate Me,’ Brumskine Laments

first_imgA partisan holds the LP T-shirt with George Weah’s image superimposed over Cllr. Brumskine’s.The political leader of the opposition Liberty Party has expressed bitter disappointment over the action taken by its chairman Ben Sanvee, his Vice Presidential running mate Harrison Karnwea and others declaring that theirs was an attempt to humiliate him.He said their superimposition of the CDC presidential candidate George Weah’s photo on Liberty Party campaign T-shirts, without his permission, meant to convey a misleading impression that he had endorsed Mr. Weah, was “wrong”, subtly suggesting  that it was indeed a criminal act, although he did not say he would press charges against them.He clarified that the LP, which finished third in the October 10 presidential and representative elections, is yet to endorse any of the two parties that are due to contest the runoff as .Over the last weekend enraged partisans of LP trooped in their numbers to the LP headquarters to seek clarification from their political leader, Charles Walker Brumskine, about rumors that the hierarchy has clandestinely endorsed the presidential bid of Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).Cllr. Brumskine, who was constrained to return to the country and calm the growing tension upon receiving the information that his party was embroiled in an endorsement crisis, said anyone who has endorsed either the ruling Unity Party or the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has done so of his or her own volition, as the LP is yet to reach a consensus on the matter among the members of the Executive Committee, which comprises 34 individuals.It may be recalled that the Chairman of LP, Benjamin Sanvee; vice standard bearer, Harrison Karnwea; and campaign manager, Musa Bility, last Thursday controversially endorsed the presidential bid of Senator Weah, promising him success in the pending runoff election.Chairman Sanvee said: “This country is at a crossroads and we believe Sen. Weah is the best choice to lead us through. We all believe in change. We all preached for change for the last few years, because we have hoped that change is possible today.”But Cllr. Brumskine clarified that, “It is Harrison, Musa and Ben who have endorsed the CDC and not the Liberty Party—we have to make this clear to our people.”“They have gone ahead to endorse the CDC, we will issue a statement indicating that it is not LP that has endorsed the CDC.” he said to loud applause.In their quest to endorse the CDC, Sanvee and Co. decided to place an image of Weah over Brumskine’s, which the Liberty Party political leader termed as “degrading and humiliating.”Upon receiving the information, Brumskine noted that he sent each of the three LP Executive Members personal notes telling them that their action was not just about endorsement but to humiliate him as well.“I told them that many of my supporters have sent me the LP T-shirts where you people placed Senator Weah’s image over mine. What you people wanted to do is not about endorsement but rather to degrade and humiliate me. You people wanted to make me shame, but when you trust in God nothing can make you shame. People may try to insult you, but it takes you to feel insulted,” he noted.He indicated that the decision and action of Karnwea and the others were meant to “make us look inferior, but rather it has further cemented the reputable nature of the party in the country. If we were not a great party then why are there all these fusses around here for now? The thing the people did has made us know that LP is very important in this country.”“It is hard to build than to destroy but people don’t understand what LP is about. If you think LP is about Brumskine becoming president then you missed it,” he said. “LP is about values, it is about those things we believe in. Brumskine can’t be happy if the partisans on the ground are not happy. This thing is about changing our country. If we wanted to do it by violence, we all know no one person has the monopoly over violence. You know we can get guns and kill people and take power, but that’s not what we want; we want a revolutionary change.”He called on his supporters to disregard what has happened. “The thing Harrison, Musa and Ben did, you must leave it. If you people truly believe in me and love me you must then leave it,” he said. “To bring about change is not easy. If we jump at those people’s necks then what makes us different? Then we are lying to ourselves about the change we want and desire on bringing into this country. What they have done let them go with it I pray to God for them,” he addedLP, in a statement issued in Monrovia on Saturday, said consultations are nearing a conclusion that would inform the party of its decision on which of the two candidates to support in the runoff.“We are aware that arriving at such a decision is difficult, if not impossible, to have a unanimous consent. A consensus or majority decision is being reached so as to reflect the image and integrity of Liberty Party,” the statement, signed by LP’s acting chairman, Abraham Darius Dillon, noted.Said decision, he added, will be officially announced, following discussions between “our party and the party to be endorsed.”“In view of the above, LP’s National Executive Committee unequivocally states that, as of now, the party has endorsed neither of the two parties. Any and all endorsements of candidates thus far do not represent or reflect, and should not be construed as an institutional endorsement for, and or on behalf of Liberty Party,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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City Hall owes taxes since 2016 – GRA

first_imgCity Hall CoI… failed to issue pension payments for 19 monthsThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been awaiting payments from the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) for rates and taxes dating back to 2016, while there has also been examination of pension payments to a broker insurance company that has not been paid for the past 19 months.Officials from the GRA submitted their evidence at Friday’s Commission of Inquiry (CoI), where retired Justice Cecil Kennard continued to probe the matter with support from the legal assistant Sherwin Benjamin.Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Ron Simbhu told the Commission that City Hall is guilty of outstanding taxes, which have been owed for 2016, 2017 and 2018.While they were unable to divulge the amount as part of its agreements with the client, Simbhu positively stated that these payments were not made.Instances of outstanding payments continued throughout the hearing as the Deputy Managing Director of Insurance Brokers Guyana Limited, Ewart Adams was called to the stand to testify.It was related that for the past 19 months, the M&CC has not made any monetary payments to the company under its pension plan. It is understood that the Council was required to disburse the monies to the broker after which it would be distributed to the subject insurance company so that the pensioners can uplift their benefits.“The last payment of $776,523 was in February of 2017,” Adams said.It is estimated that over $14.5 million is unpaid for the pension plan, with an additional $9,566,304 for the fire and motor insurance payments.Adams indicated that the issue is of concern to the pensioners since they are not receiving their complete pensions. Furthermore, he noted that he would have tried to engage officials of the Council as to when the full payments would be made, as well as to have the pension plan registered.However, he “was given the royal runaround” by City Treasurer John Douglas.“I attempted to see the City Treasurer three weeks ago, without any success. He advised his secretary to check the following week. On my return to City Council the following week, it has not been rectified.”Upon expressing his dissatisfaction at the management and with the way the Council is functioning, the Deputy Managing Director is of the view that the entire body should be overhauled.“I do not know how they keep their records but I know in the past, we were approached to provide documents to the Mayor and City Council which would help them to reconstitute their financial affairs.”The inquiry comes at a time when numerous complaints were made by staffers of the Council and other agencies, regarding the expenditure and decisions which were taken by the Council. So far, it was heard that lands were leased by Town Clerk Royston King, which were not owned by the Council and he also reneged on a tax waiver for Giftland Mall. Additionally, over $70 million from the $500 million funding for the city restoration project is unaccounted for.Since September 21, 2018, the Town Clerk was instructed to proceed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. It was announced that the Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Munroe-Harry would perform the duties as acting Town Clerk.last_img read more

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NPSS senior girls soccer goes undefeated at zones

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NPSS seniors girls soccer team was in action last weekend, this time participating at the zone tournament in Prince George.The team went 3-0 on the weekend to win the zone championship for the second straight year and will now advance to AAA provincials.The team played their first game against Prince George Secondary where they put on an 11-1 beat down, their teams second game was a 9-0 win over Correlieu Secondary School, and in the finals they matched up with Prince George Secondary again and won 6-0. – Advertisement -NPSS only gave up one goal all tournament thanks to strong defense from the team and solid goalkeeping from Alyssa Orser and Rachelle Mackey.Provincials are slated for May 29th-June 1st in Vancouver.last_img

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Colleges

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Attracted by diverse offerings, affordable fees and convenient classes, young people and older ones alike are flocking to local community colleges and universities. Here’s a look at the region’s public and private institutes of higher learning. California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; (818) 677-1200. The 356-acre university was founded in 1958 and until 1972 was called San Fernando Valley State College. CSUN serves 34,560 students. Annual fee: $3,042 (includes state university fee, student health and association fees, plus other miscellaneous costs). Student-to-instructor ratio: 20:1. President: Jolene Koester. Web: www.csun.edu. California State University, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo; (805) 437-8400. The 670-acre campus, a converted state hospital, opened in fall 2002. CSUCI serves 3,123 students and offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and single- and multiple-subject teaching credentials. Annual fee: $962 (0-6 units); $1,490 (6.1 units or more). Student-to-instructor ratio: 18.5:1. President: Richard R. Rush. Web: csuci.edu. Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen; (818) 947-2600. The 105-acre community college was founded in 1949 and serves nearly 18,000 students. Associate degrees are offered in such areas as accounting, media arts, respiratory therapy, administration of justice and journalism. About 60 occupational certificates also are available. Annual fees: $20 per unit. Student-to-instructor ratio: 35:1. The transfer rate to two- or four-year colleges: nearly 35 percent. President: Tyree Wieder. Web: www.lavc.edu. Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar; (818) 364-7600. The newest in the Los Angeles Community College District, this 22-acre campus was founded in 1975 and serves about 7,500 students. Programs include multimedia, administration of justice, life sciences and culinary arts. Annual cost: $20 per unit. Student-to-instructor ratio: 30:1. Transfer rate: 26.2 percent. President: Ernest H. Moreno. Web: lamission.edu. Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills; (818) 719-6401. Founded in 1947, the college serves about 19,500 students on its 426-acre campus. Pierce is noted for its fast-track honors program; no student who completed the program has ever been turned down by the University of California, Los Angeles. One of the largest feeder schools to California State University, Northridge, the college offers more than 100 areas of study, including chemistry, business and technology. Annual fees: $20 per unit. Student-to-instructor ratio: 38:1. Transfer rate: 29.9 percent. President: Robert M. Garber. Web:piercecollege.edu. Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale; (818) 240-1000. Founded in 1927, the 59-acre college serves about 15,000 students. Programs include digital animation, flight training, nursing and firefighting, and free courses are offered for senior citizens. Annual fees: $20 per unit. Student-to-instructor ratio: 28:1. Transfer rate: 15 percent. President: Audre Levy. Web: glendale.cc.ca.edu. California State University, Bakersfield, Antelope Valley College Campus, 43909 30th St. W., Lancaster; (661) 952-5000. CSUB offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, teacher credential programs and other certificate programs on Antelope Valley College’s north campus. Web: www.csub.edu/av. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark; (805) 378-1400. Founded in 1967, the 134-acre campus serves about 14,500 students. The college offers 1,500 classes in 70 areas of study, including an animal training program offered at only one other college in the nation. Annual fees: $20 per unit. Student-to-instructor ratio: 22.5:1. Class sizes range from 25 to 40. Transfer rate: 30 percent. President: Eva Conrad. Web: moorparkcollege.edu. College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia; (661) 259-7800. Founded in 1969, College of the Canyons is recognized for its technical advancement, professional programs and learning excellence. The college also has a 4,500-square-foot satellite facility in Canyon Country, with four classrooms and a computer lab. Annual fees: $20 per unit. Student-to-teacher ratio: 26:1. Transfer rate: 42 percent. President Dianne G. Van Hook. Web: canyons.edu. Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster; (661) 722-6300. Antelope Valley College is a California community college that offers more than 60 associate degrees and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges. Technical, trade, business, allied health and service programs are offered. Annual fees: $20 per unit. President: Jackie L. Fisher Sr. Web: www.avc.edu. Cerro Coso Community College, 3000 College Heights Blvd., Ridgecrest; (760) 384-6100. Cerro Coso offers 25 associate in science and associate in arts degrees. Annual fees: $20 per unit. Web: www.cerrocoso.edu. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks; (805) 492-2411. The university was founded in 1959 and serves more than 2,900 students. CLU is a 290-acre campus with an emphasis in liberal arts and sciences. Graduate centers are also located in Woodland Hills and Ventura. The college offers 36 majors and 29 minors. Student-to-instructor ratio is 17:1. President: John Sladek. Web: clunet.edu. California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia; (661) 255-1050. Established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney, CalArts offers programs in art, music, dance, film/video, theater and critical studies leading to bachelor’s or master’s degrees. President Steven Lavine. Web: calarts.edu. Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock; (323) 259-2500. The college was founded in 1887 and is one of the nation’s few leading liberal arts colleges in an urban setting. The 120-acre campus is home to 1,839 students, with the top five major fields of study being psychology, economics, English, art and diplomacy and world affairs. Student-to-instructor ratio is 11:1. President Susan Prager. Web: www.oxy.edu. The Master’s College, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita; (661) 259-3540. Founded in 1927 as Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary, the 100-acre college was renamed in 1985. The four-year college is a liberal arts school with a biblical world view taught in all courses. Student-to-instructor ratio: 16:1. President: John MacArthur. Web: www.masters.edu. Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank; (818) 767-0888. The 22-acre campus was established in 1987 and serves 1,400 students. It offers 15 courses of study, including its flagship programs in business and management and architecture and design. Student-to-instructor ratio: 16:1. President: Kenneth Nielsen. Web: woodbury.edu. ITT Technical Institute, 12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar; (818) 364-5151, or (800) 363-2086. ITT’s Sylmar campus was founded in 1982 and serves about 825 students. The college offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs that include information technology, electronics, criminal justice and digital entertainment and game design. Annual fees: $405 per unit. Student-to-instructor ratio: 21:1. College director: Nader Mojtabai. Web: www.ITT-tech.edu. University of Phoenix, 5955 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills; and 1202 W. Ave. J, Suite 500, Lancaster; (800) 888-1968. Geared for the working person, the college is the nation’s largest private, accredited university, with more than 100 campuses and learning centers throughout the nation. The 33,000-square-foot Woodland Hills facility offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; the Lancaster campus, bachelor’s and master’s. Some of the college’s major fields include business, accounting, education, health care and technology. Annual fees: $412 per unit (bachelor’s); $474 per unit (master’s). Student-to-instructor ratio: 10:1. Web: www.phoenix.edu. Chapman University College, 40015 Sierra Highway, Suite B-160, Palmdale, (661) 267-2001; and 140 Methusa Ave. 95, MSS/DPEE, Edwards AFB, (661) 258-5251. Programs include psychology, social science and criminal justice. Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered. Web: chapman.edu. West Coast Baptist College, 4010 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster; (888) 694-9222. Major courses of study include: church ministries for women and men, elementary education and music. Web: westcoastbaptist.edu. Phillips Graduate Institute, 5445 Balboa Blvd., Encino; (818) 386-5600. Phillips offers a unique psychology curriculum including master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy, art therapy and school counseling, and doctoral programs in clinical psychology and organizational consulting. President: Lisa Porche-Burke. Web: www.pgi.edu.last_img read more

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Mourinho’s Euro woes add to pressure on Utd

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has struggled in the Champions League in recent seasons © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 18 – Jose Mourinho is facing an unsettling new reality in the Champions League as Manchester United launch their campaign at Young Boys of Bern on Wednesday.Mourinho was once the Champions League’s pre-eminent force, winning the tournament twice and making the latter stages virtually every year. But it is four years since the Portuguese coach last managed a victory in the knockout stages of Europe’s elite club competition.In that time, the 55-year-old has been surpassed by Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as the tournament’s most innovative and successful coaches.In Mourinho’s past 10 knockout games with United and Chelsea in the Champions League he has just two wins and five draws — his last away victory in the knockout stages came at United’s expense in 2013 when he was still at Real Madrid.Mourinho’s decline as a Champions League force mirrors the fading challenge of United, who reached three finals in four seasons from 2008 but have struggled to make an impact since.Jose Mourinho won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010 © AFP/File / CHRISTOPHE SIMONThe club are preparing for the match against the Swiss champions in Bern after an unsettling start to the season but might feel they have turned a corner after a hard-fought 2-1 win against Watford in the Premier League.Mourinho, in an upbeat mood after Saturday’s second straight win, will be desperate to erase the memory of United’s spineless last-16 exit against Sevilla last season, during which frustrated United fans chanted “attack, attack, attack” at their own players.The limp defeat was a far cry from the days when free-flowing United sides won two European Cups under Alex Ferguson and regularly reached the sharp end of the tournament.The desperate message from the stands that night left Mourinho looking a forlorn figure on the same turf where he had announced his arrival on the Champions League stage with a jubilant touchline jig during Porto’s shock win 14 years previously.Back then, Mourinho had the world at his feet and he would go on to win the competition for the first time as Porto demolished Monaco in the 2004 final.Mourinho’s move to Chelsea launched the ‘Special One’ brand as he entranced English football with his brash attitude and a dazzling first flush of success.But Premier League titles did not translate into more glory in the Champions League as Chelsea were twice knocked out by Liverpool in the 2005 and 2007 semi-finals.– Anguish –Mourinho found the magic again at Inter Milan, knocking out Chelsea and Barcelona and beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final to deliver the club’s first European Cup for 45 years.The Portuguese was just the third manager to win the competition with two clubs and, joining Real Madrid just days later, he appeared to be in the ideal place to add to his personal collection.But a semi-final loss to Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in 2011 was followed by a painful penalty shootout defeat at the same stage against Bayern Munich 12 months later.And by the time Borussia Dortmund sent Real crashing out in the semi-finals yet again in 2013, Mourinho had begun to lose his aura of invincibility.Back at Chelsea for the 2013-14 season, Mourinho’s change of scene did not bring of change of luck — this time it was Atletico Madrid who were the tormentors as the manager tasted semi-final anguish for the fourth successive year.Axed by Chelsea less than a year later, Mourinho took over at United and won the Europa League in his first season.But maintaining his flawless European final record was not a springboard for Champions League glory last term.With memories of that Sevilla capitulation still fresh, Mourinho will head to Bern looking for a positive start to his redemption tour.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL JUST TOO GOOD FOR POOR KERRY SIDE

first_imgRoss Wherity in action for Donegal against Kerry todayDONEGAL 1-12, KERRY 0-06 DONEGAL weren’t at their best here in Ballybofey today – but they were too good for a poor Kerry side in this Division One clash.And the visitors task after trailing by five points at half-time was made much harder after Kerry’s Tomás Ó Sé was sent off by referee Derek Fahy in the 42nd minute for kicking out at Ryan McHugh.Donegal dominated proceedings in the first half, storming into an early lead. Michael Murphy fired home a penalty after just six minutes, making up for the one he missed against Tyrone in Omagh a week ago.Murphy also fired over a point, with scores from McBrearty and McFadden.Donegal should have had a second penalty, but the referee waved away the appeals.Kerry did managed three points, against the run of play in the first half with Brosnan one of the few players showing any sort of form. Leo McLoone and Neil Gallagher joined Murphy in adding some excellent scores early in the second half to push Donegal 1-08 to 0-03 ahead before Rory Kavanagh pointed instead of going for goal to extend the lead to nine points.It was the 18th minute of the second half before Kerry could score again, Darren O’Sullivan with the point.Michael Murphy added his third point of the day from a free after being hauled to the ground to extend the lead again to 1-10 to 0-04 before adding his fourth a couple of minutes later to put Donegal ten points ahead.Matthew Smyth joined the fray for Donegal, replacing Rory Kavanagh as Jim McGuinness took advantage of Donegal’s superiority.Kieran O’Leary was then denied a goal after a superb save by Paul Durcan before Johnny Buckley finally scored Kerry’s fifth point to reduce the deficit. And Durcan was the hero against five minutes from the end when he pulled off a fantastic save from a penalty.Ciaran Donaghey was pulled down in the box but Durcan denied O’Leary again; this time from the spot.Buckley hit a point soon after – only for Murphy to score again to take his tally to 1-05.It was a decent display from Donegal against an under-strength Kerry team. Donegal: Paul Durcan; Paddy McGrath, Neil McGee, Eamonn McGee; Anthony Thompson, Frank McGlynn, Ryan McHugh; Rory Kavanagh (0-01) Neil Gallagher (0-01); Ross Wherity, Leo McLoone (0-02), Ryan Bradley (0-01); Patrick McBrearty (0-01), Michael Murphy (1-05, 1-00 pen, 0-02f), Colm McFadden (0-01, 0-01f).Subs used: Martin McElhinney for Wherity (53 mins), Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy for McBrearty (55), Matthew Smyth for Kavanagh (60); Gary McFadden for Gallagher (65).Kerry: Brendan Kealy; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane McEnright; Tomás Ó Sé (0-01), Killian Young, Peter Crowley; Kieran Donaghy, Eoin Brosnan (0-01); Jonathan Lyne, Donnchadh Walsh, Johnny Buckley (0-03, 0-02f); James O’Donoghue, Darran O’Sullivan (0-01), Michael Geary.Subs used: Brian McGuire for M Ó Sé (28 mins, inj), Fionn Fitzgerald for J O’Donoghue (47), Jack Sherwood for Crowley (53), Kieran O’Leary for O’Sullivan (60), Andrew Garnett for Donaghy (69, inj).DONEGAL JUST TOO GOOD FOR POOR KERRY SIDE was last modified: March 10th, 2013 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:DONEGAL JUST TOO GOOD FOR POOR KERRY SIDElast_img read more

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