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South Sound Reading Foundation is Suspending its Regular Programming Amid School…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Reading FoundationThurston County Superintendents met early this morning and have agreed to a unified approach around school closure. Starting Monday, March 16, schools will close through Friday, April 24, 2020. School districts around the county are now making this announcement.After careful consultation with our staff, partners, and peers regarding the health and safety of everyone in our community, the South Sound Reading Foundation is suspending its regular programming effective immediately. This includes our Books for the Break program. We are, and will continue to, actively reach out to partner sites and other service providers to provide books when and where possible during this time.Our SSRF office will be closed to non-essential staff starting next Monday as well.Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for all that you do!last_img read more


Healthy Lunches For a Happier Life

first_imgTHE IMPORTANCE OF a healthy school lunch cannot be emphasized enough. Students, especially young children whose bodies are reaching key stages of development, need the correct vitamins and nutrients to stay energized and focused throughout the long school day. It is very important that students are fueled properly and practice healthy eating habits from a young age. These behaviors will carry into adulthood and have a dramatic influence on the rest of their lives.According to Lisa Testa, a holistic nutritional consultant of Healthier You, a healthy lunch consists of fruits, vegetables and a lean protein, either nut-based or meat-based, such as turkey or chicken. She also noted that it is much better to pair the meal with water rather than a sugary soda or juice. The aim is to craft a lunch that is “well-rounded and creates sustainable energy,” said Testa.Some specific examples she provided are soup in a thermos, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – with natural peanut butter and sugar free jelly – and turkey with lettuce and tomato on whole grain bread. These lunches, rounded out with a fruit and vegetable snack such as snap peas, carrot sticks or bell peppers, are just a few of the many well-balanced choices available.The key to providing students with lunches that are both healthy and tasty is replacing unhealthy elements with better alternatives that children will still enjoy. Overly sugary, fatty and processed foods lead to an unhealthy rise and fall in blood sugar and usually can be substituted for a more nutritious option. Treats do not need to be avoided completely; rather, they should be viewed as a special occurrence instead of an everyday staple.Testa also encouraged the use of organic fruits and vegetables to stay away from as many harmful pesticides as possible. This can be expensive, however, so it is important to prioritize what to buy organically. For example, a banana’s thick skin helps protects the fruit from dangerous chemicals while buying fruits such as grapes and berries organically should be more carefully considered. Prices vary at different markets as well, so it may be more beneficial to buy produce at some stores than others.Providing healthy options for students is vital to the success and well-being of children. “It completely changes your demeanor,” said Testa regarding the importance of good nutrition. “Your attentiveness, your energy and your mood all depend on the quality of what you eat.”Easy swaps, such as whole grain bread instead of white or fruit instead of candy, can make a big difference. Healthy lifestyles can begin at any age, so why not start as early as possible?“We all know that it is important to give your school-aged children healthy lunches because their growing bodies require the nutrients, but developing healthy eating habits is just as important,” said Tori Sickles, marketing manager of Sickles Market. Markets like Sickles often offer boxed lunches “to help provide quick, healthy alternatives when Moms and Dads are too busy to make their own.” By Claire Toomeylast_img read more


In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgThe Gleaner clip Petrojam in BH football The Gleaner kept their hopes alive for a semi-final spot in Division One of the KSAFA/Western Sports Football Competition, with a 3-2 win over many-time champions Petrojam at Alpha Boys’ Home on Monday. Petrojam, who subsequently emerged KO champions with a 2-0 win over Carib Cement on Wednesday for coach Lenworth Hyde, opened the scoring through Boys’ Town Premier League player, Rafeik Thomas, in the 28th minute. The Gleaner levelled the score late in the first half via a penalty from Locksley Thompson. In the second half, The Gleaner gained the ascendancy with some creative plays and was rewarded with a goal from their prolific striker, Fabian Nethersole, in the 68th minute. They went further ahead in the 83rd minute when Norman ‘Ball Vibes’ Bailey netted for the Ian Barnett-coached Gleaner team. Petrojam got a late goal through Arnett Gardens’ Premier League player, Leon Strickland, almost on the stroke of full time. Scotiabank and Carib Cement will meet in a crucial encounter this afternoon at Winchester Park and neither can afford to lose if they hope to make the semis. Defending champions Metrodade, who are unbeaten in the league, lead the standing, ahead of GraceKennedy and Petrojam. The fourth and final semi-final spot will be decided among Scotia, Carib Cement and The Gleaner, who have completed their preliminary round fixture with 18 points. Waltham Court wins Symtai Consultants Boys’ Town T20 Waltham Court won the Symtai Consultants Boys’ Town T20 Cricket tournament for the third straight year, after their four-wicket triumph over first-timers Passagefort in the final at Collie Smith Drive recently. Scores: Passagefort 113-9 (20 overs) – Christopher Flemmings 29, St Aubyn Reynolds 25; Aldane Bruce 2-18, Leighton Lewis 2-21, Yanique Elliott 2-21. Waltham Court 114-6 – Yanique Elliott 25, Leighton Lewis 18 not out; Bryan Brown 3-12, Roderick Williams 2-19. At the end of the match, Lyndel Wright, a former Jamaica Cricket Association president and coordinator of the league, handed over the championship trophy to Waltham Court. DB Basovak take U-17 title DB Basovak FC are the 2015 champ-ions of the St Catherine FA U-17 Football League. DB Basovak won 4-2 on penalties after both teams were locked 0-0 after regulation and extra-time. Dujon Powell struck the decisive penalty in the penalty shoot-out. Paul Planter, Steve Reid and Lashawn Parker were also scored their penalty kicks. Passagefort on top Defending champions Passagefort United remained atop the standings after their fourth straight win in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, which is sponsored by Member of Parliament Fagan, last Sunday. The competition consists of teams based in Portmore communities, including Waterford, Portsmouth, Bridgeport, Westmeade, Cumberland. Passagefort United (16 points) defeated cellar dwellers Portsmouth (two points) 250-236. In other games, third place, Waterford (10 points) stopped Ken’s Wildflower 250-229 to win two games in a row. They also defeated Cumberland the night before, 250-244, in a countdown, in a match that had ended prematurely a week earlier, while third-placed Cumberland (10 points) outclassed second-place Garveymeade (13 points) 250-221. The aim of the league is to foster unity between people from different communities in the constituency. Jamalco Football League semis begin The semi-finals of the 2015 Jamalco Football League will kick off today at the Wembley Centre of Excellence, with Napoli tackling Railroad at 4 p.m. The second semi-final, featuring Top Hill and Sunset, will be played at the same venue tomorrow at a similar time. Extra-time and penalties will be used if necessary to decide the finalists. Last weekend’s quarter-finals produced a few surprises. Mocho were eliminated when they were unbelievably swamped 4-1 by Napoli. The former champions had finished the preliminary round with a perfect win record and were seen as one of the title favourites. The second semi-final was more closely contested, with Sunset winning 2-1. Wembley took the lead in the 33rd minute. Sunset’s woes were further compounded when they were reduced to 10 players late in the first half. Sunset, however, equalised early in the second half and were kept in the game through the brilliance of their goalkeeper. A quick counter-attack resulted in Sunset getting a penalty, which was converted in the 68th minute. Wembley then went on an all-out attack, but they were again thwarted by Sunset’s custodian, and could not produce any more goals. Genocide, Chester Divas in netball final New champions will be crowned when the final of the Manchester Netball Association parish league is played today at the Manchester High courts. The final should get under way at 3 p.m. and features Royal Flat against Chester Divas. Defending champions Legendary were eliminated when they were beaten 23-20 by Genocide in the semi-finals. Chester Divas earned their first finals berth after outscoring Royal Flat 24-15. Today’s program also features a third place play-off and closing rally of all the teams which failed to make it to the semi-finals. Connection, Sporting Academy in Porus final Defending champion Connection and newcomers Sporting Academy will contest the final of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Summer Youth Football League. The game will be hosted at the Porus Community Centre in Manchester, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The third place play-off between Settlement and Rising Star will kick off at 2 p.m. A closing ceremony and presentation of awards will follow the championship game. Newman’s Construction Summer Football League Road Youths crushed Housing Scheme 4-1 to highlight last weekend’s play in the Newman’s Construction Summer Football League held at the Greenvale Community Centre in Central Manchester. The league caters to community Youths in the Greenvale area and its environs. Ten teams are taking part. In the other match played last weekend, Texas and Scot Town drew 1-1. Two matches are hosted each Sunday. Corner league finalists decided The finalists in the Daryl Vaz West Portland constituency corner league football competition were decided in Thursday’s semi-final matches at Lynch Park, Buff Bay. In the first semi-final, Woodstock beat Chatsworth 2-0 courtesy of goals scored in the second half by Sheldon Davis (46th minute) and Oshane Dunkley (47th). Former national invitee, Damion Harwood, who had a brilliant game for Chatsworth, failed to get his name on the scoresheet, despite firing home a number of powerful shots, which either hit the woodwork or were brilliantly saved by the goalkeeper. In the second game, Uptown of Buff Bay defeated defending champions Hope Bay by a similar margin of 2-0, after completely dominating both halves. The goals were scored by playmaker Rushane Taylor in the 56th minute and Demar Casington in the 60th. The final will be played tomorrow at 6 p.m., with the winner set to earn $100,000, along with the championship trophy, while the runner-up will receive $50,000. Other sectional prizes are up for grabs, including leading goalscorer, most disciplined team, player of the tournament and the fair play award. Sponsorship totalled $1,300,000 and 32 clubs from 37 communities in West Portland took part in the competition.last_img read more


Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 7

first_imgGalanza was divine for the Lady Falcons as she scored 22 points in five sets against the Lady Warriors, 19-25, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16, 15-12.And Galanza was also clutch for Adamson when she powered one through in the fifth set that gave the Lady Falcons the 14-11 match point.4. Mary Joy Baron (De La Salle University, middle blocker)Mary Joy Baron. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2Mary Joy Baron was the first player to top this list and it took her six weeks to make another appearance.Although she now ranks as just the No. 4 player, her credentials are nothing short of incredible.After scoring a modest six points in the Lady Spikers’ win over UP, Baron upped the ante and tripled that production against FEU.Baron put up 18 points against the Lady Tamaraws, and just like Dy, was queenly in her performance in the fifth set.Baron scored three of the Lady Spikers’ 10 points in the fifth set as La Salle quelled FEU’s march and establish an 8-2 record in the standings.  PH kiteboarding ace Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s the first debutante this week and Milena Alessandrini had hell of a game to deserve her spot.Alessandrini showed promise in her first few games in the first round before she suffered a right shoulder injury that sidelined her for a month.She came back at the start of the second round as a libero when UE dealt UST a four-set beating, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24, but her true form showed when the Golden Tigresses tangled with the Lady Maroons.Alessandrini lit up for a season-high 20 points as she provided a much-needed help to Rondina.7. Mylene Paat (Adamson University, opposite hitter/middle blocker)Mylene Paat. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1Mylene Paat has been invaluable for Adamson University this season as she’s become one of Galanza’s reliable lieutenants. And it wasn’t just Reyes, who was fed up with all the misery, so was Rondina.A ticking time bomb, Rondina exploded for 25 points in the Golden Tigresses’ four-set win over the Lady Maroons, 19-25, 30-28, 25-20, 25-16. Rondina’s offensive production solidified her place atop the scoring leaders with a total of 212 points across 10 games making her the only player this point of the season to average more than 20 a game.And her monstrous scoring also led her to have the most appearances on this list with six, edging out Jaja Santiago (5).3. Jema Galanza (Adamson University, outside hitter)Jema Galanza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2Adamson University has been having an up-and-down season. The Lady Falcons went from serious contenders who defeated the mighty Lady Spikers to bleacher-sitting spectators who have lost to subpar teams after their stunner against La Salle. With Adamson’s season crashing, the angelic Jema Galanza lifted the Lady Falcons up as if she was Athena inspiring the Greeks on whatever battle they’re in. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES 1. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 2Weeks on list: 4Kianna Dy may not unload a plethora of points against her opponents, averaging just 13.4 points a game, but when she scores it matters.And she was instrumental in La Salle’s perfect run this week where the Lady Spikers hacked out contrasting victories.ADVERTISEMENT View comments There’s something magical brewing in the latter stages of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. Mathematically speaking, all eight teams are still in Final Four contention with only defending champion De La Salle in solid footing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter a perfect 2-0 slate this week, the Lady Spikers have assured themselves at least a playoff for the semifinals with an 8-2 record.And just as the recurring theme of this list for the past few weeks, there are two new faces for this edition of the rankings. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Throughout the course of the tournament, Paat displayed a scoring versatility that few can match up to.Paat is the No. 11 scorer in the league in terms of total points, 124, and also the fifth best blocker with an average of 0.62 per set.On Sunday, however, Paat concentrated mainly on her spikes when she put up 18 points with 17 coming off hits, helping the Lady Falcons slip past the Lady Warriors in five sets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 5. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2Ateneo has so far been one of the more consistent teams in the season.After losing two straight games at the start of the tournament, the Lady Eagles have soared and dropped just one game after seven matches.And against NU, the once owner of the first seed of the tournament, the Lady Eagles showed that they are still a force to be reckoned with.In the middle of all that was captain Maddie Madayag, who put up 13 points in their three-set sweep of the Lady Bulldogs, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17.Madayag came in all fronts for Ateneo, scoring six spikes and six aces and her lone block of the match was an emphatic one.Maddie, the team captain, went toe-to-toe with the towering Santiago in the second set and blocked the NU skipper to give Ateneo a 22-16 lead in the second set. 6. Milena Alessandrini (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter) Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Dy was solid in the Lady Spikers’ three-set sweep of the Lady Maroons, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19, with14 points on six spikes, four blocks, and five service aces.But it was in their five-setter against FEU that the star opposite spiker displayed her briliance. Dy scored 18 points, but four of those came when it mattered most for La Salle.After the Lady Spikers went tit-for-tat against the Lady Tamaraws in the fourth set, Dy unleashed her wrath that ultimately dismantled FEU, 25-17, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-5.Of the 10 points the Lady Spikers scored in the fifth, Dy had four of them and she got ample help from another member of this list.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 7Weeks on list: 6Cherry Rondina has been the most prolific scorer of the season so far and her scoring exploits have finally stopped UST’s mid-schedule disaster.The Golden Tigresses were in a tailspin before facing UP, having lost five straight games, something head coach Kung Fu Reyes described as “uncharacteristic.” MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more


Embiid scores 39 points, Philadelphia beats Detroit

first_imgPistons: Guards Reggie Bullock (ankle) and Luke Kennard (shoulder) did not play. . Langston Galloway, who starred collegiately at nearby Saint Joseph’s University, had 13 points off the bench. . Griffin had a career-high 50 points in the Oct. 23 win.76ers: Embiid had 41 points in Philadelphia’s 122-113 win over the Clippers on Thursday. … Director M. Night Shyamalan was in attendance as were Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz and WR Alshon Jeffery. … F Wilson Chandler made his debut, going scoreless with four rebounds in 10 minutes. Chandler missed the first nine games with a hamstring injury. … Simmons didn’t play in the Oct. 23 loss due to back tightness.UP NEXTPistons: Host Miami Monday.76ers: At Brooklyn Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Embiid made 10 of 18 field goals and 18 of 23 free throws to help Philadelphia improve to 6-0 at home.Drummond and Embiid have butted heads throughout their careers, with Embiid recently saying he “owns real estate” in Drummond’s head after Detroit’s big man was ejected in the Pistons’ 133-132 overtime victory on Oct. 23.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 Chriss“He’s a fun matchup,” Embiid said. “I feel like I dominate every game, especially against him.”Pistons coach Dwane Casey and Drummond questioned the officiating. Drummond and backup center Zaza Pachulia were in foul trouble early trying to guard Embiid, and the teams combined for 63 fouls and 92 free-throw attempts. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Donaire advances after Burnett suffers injury in World Boxing Super Series Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) and Detroit Pistons center Zaza Pachulia (27) chase a loose ball during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 109-99. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia star big man Joel Embiid revels in the chances to go against Detroit center Andre Drummond. And Embiid doesn’t stop going at Drummond when the game is over.Embiid scored 32 of his 39 points in a dominating first half and had 17 rebounds and then let Drummond know about it afterward, leading the 76ers to a 109-99 victory over the Pistons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I don’t understand how the game was being called,” Casey said.Said Drummond, “It’s like you have to play with your hands behind your back; you can’t really touch nobody. That’s the way they’re calling the game right now. I have to figure a way to adjust. It’s hard to play like that.”Embiid’s first-half numbers were astounding. He made 8 of 9 shots, including his only 3-point attempt, and 15 of 17 free-throw attempts with eight rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes in a one-sided duel with Drummond.Drummond went scoreless in four foul-plagued minutes in the opening half and finished with eight points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes.Embiid went right at Drummond early on Saturday, drawing a foul just 1:24 into the contest and then a second on Drummond 1:16 later. The Philadelphia big man held up two fingers after that one, letting everyone know Drummond had picked up his second, and Drummond exited to the bench for Pachulia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pachulia was no match for Embiid either, drawing four fouls in 10 first-half minutes.The 76ers’ lead grew to as many as 24 points, 58-34, when rookie Landry Shamet converted a three-point play after draining a 13-foot jumper and the ensuing free throw.The Pistons scored the first 13 points of the second half over 3:55 as Philadelphia went 0-for-5 with three turnovers to start the third period. That surge cut Detroit’s deficit to nine, 69-60, but the 76ers’ advantage built up in the opening 24 minutes proved to be too great.Detroit got as close as down five with 4:48 remaining before an Embiid layup and J.J. Redick 3-pointer pushed the lead to a comfortable 10 points.SECOND-HALF SURGECasey said the Pistons have to start contests like they began the second half on Saturday.“Our starts have been atrocious,” Casey said. “If we come out at the start of the game like the second half, we’re a pretty good team. I loved our defensive effort in the second half.SECOND-HALF SLIDEAfter shooting 53 percent from the field (19-for-36), including 43 percent from the arc (6-for-14) in the opening 24 minutes, Philadelphia slipped to 27 percent (9-for-33) and 20 percent (3-for-15), respectively, after halftime.TIP-INSlast_img read more


Lampard steps into management at Derby

first_img0Shares0000Frank Lampard won the Premier League three times playing for Chelsea © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 31 – Former England midfielder Frank Lampard is taking his first step into management by taking the reins at Derby County, the Championship club announced on Thursday.The 39-year-old, who won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, has signed a three-year contract at the second-tier English outfit two years after retiring in 2016. Derby have been looking for a new manager since Gary Rowett was lured away by recently-relegated Stoke.Lampard told Derby’s official website: “This is my first job as a manager, but I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board.“I know it won’t be easy — managing a football team never is — but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity.”Rowett led Derby into the play-offs at the end of last season only for Fulham to overturn a first leg deficit in their semi-final clash before going on to beat Aston Villa at Wembley.Lampard said his aim was to take Derby back to the Premier League for the first time since 2008, when the club finished rock bottom.“We want to build on the club’s top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and academy talent we have at Pride Park,” added Lampard.After starting his career at West Ham, Lampard joined Chelsea and had 13 successful years at Stamford Bridge.He remains the club’s leading goalscorer with 211 goals and, as well as his hat-trick of Premier League medals, also lifted four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League during a trophy-laden stay.His career came to a close at New York City — but he did return to England briefly, scoring against Chelsea while on loan at Manchester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Klopp advice to Liverpool fans in Rome ‘Behave!’

first_imgTwo Italian men have been remanded in custody facing charges over the incident.Liverpool won the game 5-2. The return is next Wednesday in Rome.Liverpool are to hold talks with Roma, UEFA and the Italian police on Friday seeking reassurance over security.At his press conference on Friday, Klopp wore a small pin of the club’s Liverbird emblem in the green, white and orange of the Irish tricolour, as a sign of respect for Cox.The Liverpool boss said his advice to fans going to Wednesday’s second leg in Rome was to stay out of trouble.“What can I say? Behave? It’s easy to say!” said Klopp.“Behave! It’s common sense. You want to be safe. I never saw (trouble from fans) since I have been here.“I really don’t like that part of football. I don’t get it.“It should not be like this. It’s a wonderful game and if we want away supporters at stadiums we have to show our responsibility.”The 50-year-old German — whose side play Premier League strugglers Stoke on Saturday — said Tuesday had been a day of mixed emotions.“The game on Tuesday showed the beauty of the game, and showed the most ugly face of parts of the game,” said Klopp.“I heard first time about it, I cannot describe my emotions in English.“That should never have happened and should never happen in the future.”Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be a major absentee for Klopp both on Saturday and for the Roma clash as he suffered a knee injury in Tuesday’s match that will also ruled him out of the World Cup.“We will wait for him like a good wife when her man is in prison,” said Klopp.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp applauded Liverpool fans after the Champions League semifinal first leg at Anfield. On Friday he urged them to behave at the second leg in Rome. © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool fans going to Rome next week to avoid violence and not to seek revenge for the assault that left one of their own in a critical condition.Sean Cox, a 53-year-old Irishman and father of three, is in a Liverpool hospital after suffering a serious head injury following an attack by Roma fans ahead of last Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg.last_img read more


Revealed! Super computer predicts final Premier League table for 2015/16

first_img 20 18. Bournemouth – predicted to finish with 36 points 20 20 19. Aston Villa – predicted to finish with 34 points 8. Southampton – predicted to finish with 54 points 20 20 12. Stoke City – predicted to finish with 46 points 20 20 20 15. Newcastle United – predicted to finish with 38 points (but ahead of Norwich) 20 9. Crystal Palace – predicted to finish with 53 points 20 11. Swansea City – predicted to finish with 47 points 3. Manchester United – predicted to finish with 75 points 4. Chelsea – predicted to finish with 72 points 20 14. West Bromwich Albion – predicted to finish with 40 points 20 1. Manchester City – predicted to finish with 80 points 20 7. Everton – predicted to finish with 57 points 20 As the Premier League pauses for the latest international break, fans are reflecting on their respective clubs’ start to the 2015/16 season.Already two managers have left their jobs, with Dick Advocaat and Brendan Rodgers departing Sunderland and Liverpool respectively.Reigning champions Chelsea are currently struggling in 16th place, with eight points from eight games, while Crystal Palace and Leicester City are riding high in fourth and fifth.Manchester City lead the way from Arsenal and Manchester United, with Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa propping up the table.So, how will the Premier League pan out over the course of the season?No one knows for sure, but the team at have had a go at predicting the final table.A leading sports technology and data company, Stats use a complex aglorithm to determine ‘expected points’.Where do you think your team will finish? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 2. Arsenal – predicted to finish with 78 points 5. Liverpool – predicted to finish with 65 points 20. Sunderland are forecast to have 32 points at the end of this season by the Super Computer, putting them bottom of the table in 20th place. To find out where your team is predicted to finish, click the arrow above! 6. Tottenham Hotspur – predicted to finish with 64 points 10. West Ham United – predicted to finish with 50 points 20 16. Norwich City – predicted to finish with 38 points 13. Leicester City – predicted to finish with 45 points 20 17. Watford – predicted to finish with 37 points 20 20 20 20last_img read more


22-year-old holds all the cards now

first_imgIf anyone had decided to send Kris Manghera a greeting card congratulating him on becoming the owner of his own store at the age of 22, chances are he’d have already seen it.The store the San Pedro resident purchased at 1424 W. 25th Street in August was a Hallmark cards store, which he has since renamed Enchanted Eve and expanded to include 15 brands of greeting cards.“People often ask me what I sell, and I don’t sell gifts; I sell greeting cards,” Manghera explained. “That’s what I really love to sell.”Manghera is by no means new to the greeting card business either. At age 16, he worked for Card Smart on Western Avenue and later worked in Hallmark stores at the Del Amo Fashion Center and the South Bay Galleria. He said he learned a lot but earned little money, which prompted him to look into opening his own store. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I thought, `If I’m going to do this, I might as well do it for myself,”‘ said Manghera, who went to school at Holy Trinity Catholic School and Mary Star of the Sea High School. He also was named a Future Leader of San Pedro by the San Pedro Youth Coalition. One of his goals with the store has been to make stepping inside a “mini vacation” from one’s busy day.“No one really needs anything we sell to survive,” he pointed out. “People can’t eat potpourri, they can’t house themselves with greeting cards. So it’s really more about filling an experience.” A card shop was a drastic change from his first career goal.“Originally I was going to be an undertaker,” Manghera said. He discovered at the card shops that he enjoyed working with people and helping them find what they were looking for.“Even though that happens in a funeral home, it doesn’t happen for the same reason,” he joked.He studied small business administration at Los Angeles Harbor College, earning his Associate in Arts degree.Manghera started looking to buy a Hallmark store about one year ago, which happened to be a time when lots of store owners were selling.“They bought the business when it was a bigger thing and it was almost guaranteed that you’d make money. Now it’s a little more work,” He said he received a little help from above when he purchased the 25th Street store in August.“I did something a little sneaky,” Manghera admits. “Six months before I offered to buy the store, I took a St. Joseph medal and put it in a planter in front of the store.”In the Roman Catholic tradition, St. Joseph, who was a carpenter, is the Patron Saint of real estate matters.“He came through for me,” Manghera said. Over the past few months Manghera and his employees who include his wife, mother, sister and cousin have been working on improving the store. They painted, rearranged and made the store more homey, bringing in plants and furniture to make it easier for customers to imagine the merchandise in their homes. The young entrepreneur doesn’t know what is down the road for himself or the store, but is open to possibilities. “One thing I learned about business is you have to be versatile,” he said. “But right now this is what we believe in, and I’m committed to the business.” Manghera noted that he couldn’t have succeeded without the help of his family, particularly his wife, Monica.“My family of course was very supportive,” he said. “They’d say `Kris you can do it,’ and said `Kris, there’s no way you can’t do it.’ When you have someone who’s there for you every day saying things like that, then you start to believe it.” Manghera explained. Manghera explained. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Identity of Premier League footballer who saved young fan’s life finally revealed

first_img The young Serb will be heading to Barcelona for treatment thanks to Matic Bradley Lowery captured the hearts and minds of those in and out of football as he set up a huge fundraising drive.After striking up a close friendship with Jermain Defoe, Bradley sadly passed away aged six.The success of the treatment is not guaranteed, but Dusan is now said to be in Barcelona with club Partizan Belgrade saying: “Nearly €200,000 has been raised towards the treatment of ill four-year-old Partizan fan Dušan Todorović.“This total includes money raised from ticket sales for the FK Rad game and a Crvena zvezda fan who auctioned his ticket for their Champions League matches. Well done all.” Bradley Lowery sadly passed away from the same disease aged six 3 3 The youngster suffers from neuroblastoma, the same rare form of cancer which brave Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery battled before his passing.Tadorovic needed to travel to Barcelona to get treatment on his malignant treatment, but his family could not afford to send him.Matic duly stepped up and sent the €70,000 needed to potentially save the young boy’s life.Although he wished to remain anonymous, the young boy’s father chose to disclose the identity of the mystery hero to give credit to the former Chelsea man. 3 Nemanja Matic has been named as the anonymous donor who gave €70,000 to save a young Serbian boy’s life.The Manchester United midfielder heard about the plight of young fan Dusan Todorovic, who had a campaign set up in his home country. Matic may have saved Dusan Todorovic’s life last_img read more