SEA Games: Paras makes highlight reel out of Gilas’ rout of Myanmar

first_imgLATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Philippines prevailed, 129-34.Kobe Paras turned the Philippines’ game against Myanmar into one of his own dunk exhibition.Paras put on an aerial show to the delight of the frenzied Filipino crowd at MABA Stadium as the Gilas cadets mercilessly ripped an overmatch Myanmar side, 129-34, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Burmese, who were just simply outclassed, kept fighting. They played at their best in the fourth quarter, where they managed to put up 18 points, two more than their output in the first three quarters.The Filipinos rose to 2-0 after surviving the Thais, 81-74, in the opener on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perkins tows Cignal HD to Game 1 blowout in D-League Finalscenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The high-flying Paras played his best game yet as part of the national team, collecting 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, seven steals and four blocks. The 19-year-old swingman had several throwdowns, including a one-handed facial that made it, 86-14, late in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pitting the region’s top team against the worst, the game was over early when Gilas scored 15 unanswered points from the get-go.The lead ballooned to 50, 60-10, at the half before swelling to 82, 98-16, at the end of the third quarter. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View commentslast_img read more

Mitchell recruits George to Utah Jazz: ‘We want to win, we’re not selfish’

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Star rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz speaks with the Filipino media and fans during a press conference at an Adidas store in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDonovan Mitchell sees no problem with players joining forces to build a super team of their own in the NBA.In fact, Mitchell could end up being part of a star-studded team if his offseason plans pan out.ADVERTISEMENT Mitchell, the Utah Jazz rookie sensation, on Sunday made his pitch to lure free agent swingman Paul George to play with him and his fellow rising star Rudy Gobert.“I’m making mine to Paul George right now. We want to win, we’re not selfish. I’m not that type of guy who comes in and says it’s my team. I’m a second-year player, he’s an All-Star,” said Mitchell, who is in Manila for the first time as part of a tour with Adidas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMitchell led the Jazz past George and the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games in the first round of the playoffs.The Jazz, however, fell to the top-seeded Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals in five games. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film George, a five-time All-Star, would give the Jazz another deadly offensive weapon aside from Mitchell as well as a versatile defender.“If he comes in, he’s gonna make my life a lot easier on the offensive end. He’s also a great defender,” Mitchell, who is among this year’s finalists for the Rookie of the Year award, praised.“We have talent and we have a crowd that sells out every night. Our coach is probably the Coach of the Year, we have a Defensive Player of the Year,” added Mitchell, referring to Quin Snyder and Gobert. “We have guys that understands what it takes to win. You don’t score 30, it’s not the end of the world.”The 21-year-old Mitchell, who was the 13th overall pick in the 2017 draft, came out of nowhere as he took the league by storm, averaging 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 79 games in the regular season.Mitchell even raised his game in the playoffs where he averaged 24.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists while also shattering numerous rookie records.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Peru’s Guerrero impresses coach for decider against France Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 View commentslast_img read more

Bobby Portis scores 30 in debut as Wizards turn back Cavs

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Whittaker meets Gastelum, Adesanya takes on Silva at UFC 234 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 LATEST STORIES One of the players Washington acquired from the Chicago Bulls for Porter, Bobby Portis had a spectacular debut, scoring 30 points to lead the Wizards over the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-106 on Friday night.Portis had 16 in the first quarter, hitting all six of his field-goal attempts in the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“When I first got here yesterday, I felt the love right off,” Portis said. “Everybody welcomed me in. All my teammates and my coaches wanted me to be myself.”Portis said the advice he received was succinct. “‘Don’t try and fine tune. Come in and be who you are.’ That’s who I am,” he said. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Washington Wizards forward Bobby Portis gestures during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 119-106. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — When the Washington Wizards found out that All-Star point guard John Wall was going to need surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon, just a month after surgery to repair bone spurs in his left heel, they decided to regroup.Wall’s surgery will cost him at least the majority of the 2019-20 season. After learning the news just ahead of the NBA’s trading deadline, the Wizards quickly traded Otto Porter Jr. and Markieff Morris in separate deals.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We turned the basketball over five times in that first quarter, which you just cannot do on the road,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. “They built the lead, a lead just too big for us to overcome.”In his first game back after left foot surgery forced him to miss 50 games, Kevin Love started and played the first six minutes, scoring four points. He did not return to the game. Drew said Love would not play when Cleveland plays at Indiana on Saturday night.NEW ACQUISITIONSBesides Parker, Wesley Johnson, who came from New Orleans for Morris, had two points in 15 minutes.Brooks was impressed with Parker, but said he could have done more.“I’m probably the one that kept him from a triple-double,” Brooks said.Marquese Chriss, who was picked up by the Cavaliers in a three-team trade, had 13 points in 23 minutes.“I thought he did a good job for the first time, not really knowing what we’re doing as far as our plays and defensive schemes,” Drew said. “We threw him into the fire and I thought he responded well.”WALL SPEAKSWall, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday, said he was in “great” spirits and plans to spend time with his newborn son and his mother, who has cancer, during his rehabilitation. The Wizards led 77-57 early in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers got to within 89-86 late in the period. Thanks in part to 10 more points from Portis in the fourth, Washington pulled away.“Great pickup,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “That’s an understatement.”Bradley Beal added 25 points and 12 assists. Jabari Parker, who came along with Portis from Chicago, had seven points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.“I was actually surprised with how well (Portis) was able to mesh quickly on the fly, him and Jabari,” Beal said. “It was almost like free-flowing. That’s how we play anyway.”Cleveland, which has lost 21 of 24, was led by Collin Sexton with 27 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 24, and Larry Nance Jr. had 10 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I guess God is telling me something,” Wall said about the Achilles injury. “To sit down and get yourself fully healthy. I’ve played through injuries my whole career. I know a lot of people who played through injuries and don’t sit down. That’s one thing I don’t like to do. If something that’s nagging or not broken, I want to play. I guess it kind of caught up to me.”TIP-INSCavaliers: F/C Tristan Thompson, who is out with left foot soreness, missed his 10th straight game. … F Cedi Osman, who has a sprained right ankle, missed his second straight game. … G Brandon Knight, acquired in a trade Thursday, did not play.Wizards: Have just one home game between Friday and March 3. … F Troy Brown missed his third game with a sprained left ankle. Brooks said Brown was “probably another week or so” from returning.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.Wizards: Visit their former teammate Porter and the Bulls on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Climate change education to become crucial part of national curriculum – Education Minister

first_imgin keeping with the President’s vision of promoting a “green Guyana”, Minister of Education Rupert Roopnaraine has proposed the introduction of “green classrooms” which would bring the country closer to achieving its goals by placing more emphasis on climate change within the school curriculum.The minister was at the time delivering remarks at an awards ceremony for outstanding educators at the National Cultural Centre on Monday.While noting that the ministry is mulling a review of the curriculums offered in Guyana, Roopnaraine informed that it is their aim to not only focus on the central activities offered in schools but rather to integrate environmental learning.Since climate change and greening the environment is one of the more topical issues currently trending worldwide, being that its effects are not limited to specific countries only, Roopnaraine called for much thought to be given in introducing green classroom learning.This he believes would place Guyana at a better point of accomplishing its vision of having a country that is more sustainable and green through initiatives for this cause.Nothing that classroom learning is fundamental to effecting changes in a nation since education is the gateway to development, Roopnaraine mentioned that this would be a step forward for the country as it relates to educating the population about safe environmental habits.“President Granger talks about a green economy and greening Guyana and we know to create a green Guyana we have to green our classrooms, which means that we have to elevate climate change, climate literacy, and environmental literacy” the minister stated.He added that work has already began to this effect as the ministry is aiming to have climate change education become a more crucial part of the national curriculum as they believe this would be a valuable method of relaying information that would bring about transformation.Alluding to recent programmes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) known as the Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development, Roopnaraine called for Guyana to take pattern of this since it would ensure a more central role of the environment in classroom teaching.This, he said, would also make the topic more crucial as part of the country’s global response to climate change.“We need to enhance and intensify the programmes in the classroom to increase climate literacy among young people and the only way that we can do this is by encouraging innovative teaching projects that would integrate climate change into the schools” the minister noted.To make this possible, he stated, the country should “work hard on building networks, partnerships” since “we need to understand the work of greening the classroom and greening Guyana is going to be the most important work that we can do in the years to come”As climate change has arrived on top of the agenda for immediate worldwide intervention, UNESCO had initiated its COP21 Conference in Paris which saw leaders from across the world signing up to become advocates in their country for promoting a green environment.President David Granger had signed on to this indicating that he would introduce initiatives that would promote a green world.last_img read more

Rep. Moye Cultivates 400 Acres of Rice

first_imgRep. Moye joins the women to harvest his farm.-Describes agriculture as powerful instrument to reduce povertyBong County Electoral District #2 Representative Prince Moye, also Deputy Speaker of the 54th Legislature, says he is interested in using opportunities to expand his agro-business to create more jobs for young people in the county.Moye said his decision is based on the fact that many of the locals have lived their lives on subsistence farming and through this, they were able to send some of their children including the lawmaker himself to school.He told the Daily Observer on Friday, October 19 that he sees agriculture as the foundation of a prosperous Liberian society, and so, he wants the government to invest more in sustaining and further developing the sector.“With the right systems of cultivation and agricultural expansion,” Rep. Moye said, Liberia could once again be a premier exporter of rice to the Mano River Basin.He said that the government cannot solely address the agriculture situation even if policy-makers call for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with stakeholders in the sector. “It is not about selling, the more hands we have in agriculture, the bigger the market. There is a need for PPP where other people can access products we have in the market,” Moye said.Rep. Moye with some of the elders at the harvest on his rice farmHe said that Liberia’s agricultural-based economy is still dominated by subsistence production, and characterized by low crop productivity, but suggested that with government’s intervention, farmers would regain their pride.Some of the harvested rice From Rep. Prince Moye’s farm“Liberians consume millions of metric tons of rice every year, with a significant portion of its consumption needs being sourced from imports, so the government needs to go back to the policies of the 60s and 70s where farmers were given loans to improve on their farms,” the Lawmaker said.Rep. Moye admitted that access to market remains a challenge for most smallholder farmers in Liberia, and bad road networks, lack of storage facilities, and lack of market links between farmers and buyers are among factors hampering the farmers’ growth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

APNU/AFC’s Govt gets mixed score sheet

first_imgBy Michael YoungeThe People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition continues to receive a plethora of mixed reviews about its overall performance and governance of the country since assuming executive office back in May 2015.Political analyst, Dr David Hinds during an interview with this newspaper said after careful analysis, he is unable to say with a good conscience that the coalition Government has performed exceptionally well since winning those elections.He said even though there has been no “discernable shift” from the approach of the previous Government as far as the economy is concerned from a large policy stand point, “there is still the over-emphasis on taxation and wooing foreign capital and less investment in local small businesses and in the development of a competitive labour force.”Political analyst, Dr David HindsDr Hinds explained too that unemployment, which was pegged at 11.5 per cent at the time the last National Housing and Population Census, was done in 2010 and its attends still haunts the society even after the coalition entered office.“The overall governance score sheet has also been mixed – strong foreign policy management but too many political errors of judgment in domestic affairs,” he reiterated.Asked specifically about the APNU/AFC’s track record so far in the area of wealth creation for the masses and their socio-economic performance notwithstanding the controversial measures outlined in their budgets, Dr Hinds responded by saying that “a single budget tells you very little about the possibilities for socio-economic progress.”“… It is unfair to judge a government’s economic ambition on a couple of budgets. What we should pin the Government down on is its overall economic vision – what it wants to do about the systemic economic problems that have long plagued this country. What are the over-all macro and micro strategies for development, inclusive of the lifting of the poor and powerless to a state of sustained survival and security,” he argued.Sugar industryHinds, who is a long-standing Executive of the Working People’s Alliance party, which forms part of the ruling coalition, described Government’s decision to downsize and restructure the sugar industry as “commendable” despite the fact that thousands of sugar workers from all walks of life are now unemployed and without any finances to sustain their livelihoods because of the Government’s incoherent policy position on sugar and its dependent industries.Such a position may not sit well with critics, who believe that the Government acted in bad faith and did not have a plan for handling the concomitant problems that were facing the industry. Other independent critics have also criticised the Government for not following the recommendations that emanated from the Commission of Inquiry report on the state of the industry. These critics saw nothing “commendable” about how the Government sought to tackle the problem because they feel that the economic consequences both short- and long-term will be disastrous.CrimeTackling the issue of crime and criminality, Dr Hinds said the coalition may need more time to get its act together to address this difficult area.He said, in essence, the coalition Government which boasts a large number of retired Guyana Defence Force officers and ex-Policemen and women, has been underperforming when one looks at the gravity of the situation.“It has not done as well as it should in the area of crime prevention and reduction, largely because it has not approached the problem from a systemic standpoint – it has adopted more of an eclectic approach,” he remarked.But Dr Hinds said he believed the coalition Government has performed creditably compared to other Governments in post-colonial Guyana and the contemporary Anglophone Caribbean despite his criticism.He also claimed that there have been no wide-scale human rights abuses.Constitutional reformHe also expressed concern about the lack of progress on tackling constitutional reform.“I am concerned that both the Government and the Opposition are making a mockery of constitutional reform. They are treating it as a partisan matter. It must be seen in a much more nationalist way for it to move forward,” he remarked.Earlier this month, President David Granger was asked to grade the performance of his Administration which is now nearing its three-year mark. He said while the Government had performed well in some sectors and areas, it had not as well as expected in other areas.“There is still a lot of work to be done,” he remarked. This signals a U-turn from his earlier position that his Government deserved an A-Grade for its performance when he was quizzed on the Public Interest TV show back in February last year.last_img read more

Fun things to do in Ventura County

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! County offers beaches, forests, culture and history as well as a wealth of activities, many of them less than an hours drive from the San Fernando Valley. Here’s just a sampling of the activities that can provide a fun family outing or a night on the town: Gardens of the World: Owned by Ed and Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, the $7 million, 4.5-acre garden has five internationally themed sections — French, English, Italian, Japanese and Spanish mission — and a bandstand for summer concerts. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays during standard time at 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 557-1135. The Fillmore and Western Railway: Five themed excursions run at different times throughout the year on this scenic three-hour ride from Fillmore to Santa Paula. Among them are a family trip through the citrus groves of the Santa Clara Valley that leaves at noon Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4-12 and $6 for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. Another excursion is a murder mystery train that departs at 6:30 and returns at 9:30 on selected Saturday nights. For prices and departure times, call (805) 524-2546 or visit The Olivas Adobe: Olivas Adobe Historical Park, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, is the former home of Don Raymundo Olivas and his family and dates back to the mid-1800s. It includes a small museum of handicrafts and artifacts from the Spanish rancho era of California history, and rose and herb gardens. Free admission; tours available. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Call (805) 644-6542. Underwood Family Farms: Pick your own produce and visit the animals at this working ranch at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Different crops are available to be picked all year and also are sold at a produce stand. Animals include horses, goats, chickens and rabbits that can be fed and groomed for nominal fees. The farm also is open for birthday parties and school tours. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daylight-saving time); closed Dec. 31 to March 1. Call (805) 529-3690. Camarillo Premium Outlet Malls: Upscale designers with discount prices make this a shopping trip worth the drive. The sprawling complex includes outlets for Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Ellen Tracy and BCBG. Hours vary. South of the Ventura Freeway at 740 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Call (805) 445-8520. Ventura Harbor Village: Across the street from the beach at Ventura Harbor are more than 40 specialty retail shops and waterfront restaurants. Kids will love the arcade and 36-horse carousel. There are also harbor cruises, pedal-boat and kayak rentals, sport fishing, dive classes, charters, yacht clubs, marina and island excursions, plus occasional art exhibits and carnivals, and other special events for the entire family. A short walk from the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center. From the Ventura Freeway, exit at Seaward Avenue, go left on Harbor Boulevard, right on Spinnaker Drive. Call (805) 642-8538 or go to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Nearly 50 million pages of documents from the Reagan administration are housed in the cellar of the museum dedicated to the former president. Permanent exhibits follow Reagan’s career and include a full-scale version of Reagan’s Oval Office, a section of the Berlin Wall, a first-ladies exhibit and 1.6 million photographs. The Air Force One Pavilion, the museum’s newest attraction, displays the jet that Reagan and other presidents flew on during their terms of office. Rotating exhibits include everything from presidential portraits to the history of the U.S. cavalry, in which Reagan served. The facility, the largest of all the presidential libraries, sits on 100 acres with stunning vistas at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (800) 410-8354. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $3 for children 11-17 and free for children 10 and under. California Oil Museum: Learn the inner workings of the black-gold industry through interactive displays, memorabilia, working models, games, photographs and an authentic turn-of-the-century cable-tool drilling rig. Rotating exhibits of science, technology and transportation plus art and history are presented throughout the year at this historic building first erected by oil pioneers in 1890. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $1 for children under the age of 17; kids 5 and under are free. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Call (805) 933-0076. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: The largest performing arts center between Los Angeles and San Francisco houses the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Both combine arts and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. The Civic Arts Plaza’s headliners run the spectrum from contemporary to classic, in addition to touring Broadway musicals, popular entertainers and award-winning children’s programs. The Fred Kavli Theatre lobby doubles as a fine-art gallery for exhibitions by both local and internationally acclaimed artists. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the box office at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787). Beachcombing: A spacious beachfront lies just south of downtown Ventura, with a long pier and a playground on the sand for the kids. A boardwalk-style promenade leads to a point favored by surfers and windsurfers. Just a short walk from the beach are interesting and quirky thrift and antique stores and restaurants. Take the Ventura Freeway and exit on California Street, turn left for the beach, right for Main Street.last_img read more

Welch leaves Canyon High

first_imgSAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Harry Welch, the colorful Canyon High football coach never far from controversy, Wednesday took the top coaching varsity position at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in Orange County. Welch, who coached the Canyon Cowboys to the state championship last season, also will teach English at the private San Juan Capistrano school. His much-anticipated resignation last week from Canyon came just one day after the stadium there was named for him in a nonceremony that only capped bad feelings between Welch and Canyon’s administration. Varsity coach in the 1970s at Crespi High School, a Catholic campus in Encino, Welch has been coaching for 33 years, including two stints at Canyon. There he amassed a record of 179-46-2, including a 46-game winning streak, five CIF titles and the 2006 Division I CIF State Football Championship. Last month, Welch was named Coach of the Year by the California Coaches Association. “St. Margaret’s is extremely proud to welcome an educator and a football coach of Harry Welch’s reputation and caliber,” Headmaster Marcus Hurlbut said in a statement. “He is one of the best high school coaches in the nation and an outstanding English teacher.” Welch, who also was being courted by Chaminade High in West Hills, had hinted he would prefer a post closer to his two daughters and five grandchildren who live in Mission Viejo and San Diego. St. Margaret’s, a Division XIII football program, has won 11 league championships in the past 20 years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo signs new contract at Molineux

first_img predicted How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Coaches Rui Pedro Silva, Rui Barbosa, Antonio Dias, Joao Lapa and Julio Figueroa will also sign new deals and will be joined ahead of the 2018/19 campaign by Ian Cathro, who signed a three-year contract.“I am very thankful because of the trust and the confidence that the club puts in us as a technical team,” Nuno told“My team really work as a team. First of all we are friends, we respect each other, we admire each other and we work for the same goal. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? smart causal gameday ALTERED REVEALED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo led them to the Championship title last season. NEW ERA possible standings who plays? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener “That goal is to find every detail we can to help the team to perform well, compete well, and fortunately win.“We knew that the project required time and now we have three years ahead of us of contract, and we are very, very thankful and delighted to be here.” possible xi silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Premier League news Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new contract, the Premier League club have announced.The 44-year-old extends his tenure with the team following a successful first season at Molineux, which saw Wolves win the Championship by nine points and earn promotion to the English top-flight.last_img read more


first_imgResidents living close to the home which was burned in an arson attack this morning have condemned the incident.A full Garda investigation is underway into the cause of a fire which gutted the house in Ballyshannon just after 3am. The house was bought by Donegal County Council for €230,000 allocated to a family of 13 from the Travelling community.Residents-spokesman AJ Finnerty appealed for anyone with nay information on the attack to come forward.“We are shocked and horrified at the fire of a home in our locality. We are saddened to see that such a beautiful home has been damaged.“We understand that a full investigation will be carried out by An Garda Siochana. We ask that anybody who has information in relation to this fire contact their local Garda station.” Meanwhile the Donegal Travellers Project said its members were “shocked, saddened, and outraged” by the attack.“We are also extremely upset for the family who were supposed to move into the house.“Over the past three weeks there has been a hardening of attitudes in Donegal against Travellers which has been very difficult for the Traveller community here.“We are asking all political parties and representatives to come together to address this emergency in Donegal and to identify as a matter of urgency appropriate housing for this family and other families living in inappropriate conditions.” RESIDENTS APPEAL TO WITNESSES OF ARSON ATTACK TO CONTACT GARDAI was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:arson attackBallyshannonGardailast_img read more