Football: Guardiola issues title pressure warning to Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement 5qth2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2jtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehtu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7w6nWould you ever consider trying this?😱3mx2cCan your students do this? 🌚uicRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool have vastly enjoyed Christmas and Boxing Day as they sit unbeaten at the summit of the Premier League, six points ahead of the rest, with half of the season already through. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warns the leaders of the pressures at high altitudes, at the top.Advertisement Guardiola’s City have succumbed to two consecutive losses, making three in four games, as they slipped from first place to third in the Premier League, while Liverpool and Tottenham who were on their tails, have climbed above the defending English champions after Boxing Day. Now these results might be very interesting to show where this seasons’s Premiership might be headed, and while Guardiola demands change of dynamic in his squad, he warns the league leaders as they take pole position.The Spanish manager reveals when one is at the top, of course not without putting on stellar performances match in match out, how everyone expects you to win and how everyone reacts when these expectations are not met, and overall, how this is very difficult to do.Advertisement “From January, February last season people said, ‘The Premier League is over’. To live with that is not easy,” he said.  “Football is that you are able to win a lot of games and you are able to lose a lot of games. When I was at Barcelona for one period I lost four games in a row.”The City manager is confident about his players and their abilities that they would bounce back again from their recent setbacks and hopes to get back into the title race.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Berwick’s sea of poppies

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THOUSANDS of hand-crafted poppies made by Berwick students for last year’s Anzac centenary commemoration set a thoughtful…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

The best of 2017 in quotes

first_img1. “It’s sh*t right now but everything happens for a reason. I don’t want it to happen to someone else.”…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

McLaughlin keeps his options open for now

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsLeaf coach Chris Shaw gave star goal scorer Connor McLaughlin the day off Sunday when Nelson hosted Columbia Valley in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.Good thing too because of late the Arizona native has logged more miles than Greyhound and needed the well deserved rest. “It was fun . . . it was a blast,” McLaughlin told The Nelson Daily when asked about his road swing last week with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League following Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Rockies. “I had a whole bunch of fun with the (Smokies) and pulled out a couple of wins.”McLaughlin, 19, received the call from the Smokies to fill rosters spots from forwards Sam Mellor and Travis St. Denis. Both players were at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge playing for Canada West.Trail played Prince George and Quesnel during the three-game trip. One of the victories on the swing was powered by the 6’1”, 190-pound grinding forward from Nelson.Facing a 3-1 deficit, McLaughlin sparked the Trail comeback by scoring two goals six minutes apart to start the third period.The visiting Smokies scored two more times to rally to a 5-3 victory. McLaughlin added an assist for a three-point night good enough for second star status.“I’d like to keep my options open,” McLaughlin said when asked if he has any desires to leave Nelson for the bright lights of Tier II Junior A Hockey. “It’s good to have that option but I don’t want to burn any bridges.”McLaughlin, who scored 24 goals for Nelson last season, is on pace to for the same 20-plus stats this year. In 21 games McLaughlin has scored 11 times to tie teammates Gavin Currie and Patrick Martens for the goal scoring lead on Nelson. Currie leads the team in points with 33.“I getting lucky right now,” said McLaughlin, who scored twice during Saturday’s 5-1 win over Kamloops. “A few of (goals) are bouncing off me and into the net but I’ll take them any way I can get them.”sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Revelstoke knocks off Kootenay teams as summer swim season opens

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsRevelstoke flexed its Okanagan muscles to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Nelson.The squad from abroad garnered 605.5 points to claim the overall title as the Kootenay season kicked off at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.“We had some exceptional swims from almost all of our senior swimmers and many outstanding best times from all our swimmers,” Neptune head coach Michelle Lorusso said after watching the host club finish fifth behind Revelstoke in the team standings.“It was a kind of a surprise when Revelstoke won the meet since they are not even from our region, but they did bring a lot of swimmers,” Lorusso added.Trail Stingrays finished second behind Revelstoke with 506 points. Castlegar was third at 413 with Grand Forks fourth at 390.5.Nelson was next followed by Colville, Wash., Kimberley and Creston.The medals were far and few between for the Neptunes, winning just seven.
 Leading the assault was Samuel Matthew in division three boys with gold. Kourtney Bragger won silver in division three girls with Neptune assistant coach Melissa Afford finishing in a tie for silver in division seven girls.Jakob Bragger won bronze in division one girls.Assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Rebecca Afford won bronze in division six and seven girls, respectively.In summer swim numbers, combined with solid swims, is usually the key to low and high placings.“We placed fifth overall which was pretty good considering we had lots of disqualifications, only 37 swimmers at the meet,” Lorusso confessed. “(Plus) a few of our key swimmers now do winter swim.”The winter swim excludes those swimmers from the summer program. Which means the silver medal won by Niallan Collier doesn’t contribute to the Neptune totals.The Kootenay season shifts to Grand Forks Saturday for a B meet.The next major event is set for Trail June 18-19. The Kootenay Regional meet goes August 6-7 in Castlegar with the top swimmers advancing to the B.C. Speed Swim Championships August 15-21 in Richmond.New Meet Records:Two Neptune rookies may just be the building block Neptune coach Michelle Lorusso needs to rebuild the Heritage City team.Aubree Fillion set a new record in the under-six 25-meter backstroke, shaving almost two seconds off the old mark. Fillion set a new time of 45.86. The old time was 47.35.Jaylen Rushton, swimming in the same division, shattered the old mark in the 25-meter butterfly. The – old record was 41.15 with the new time now 29.20.Niallan Collier, competing in the “O” category two boys set a new time in the 200 meter individual medley of 2:19.56. The old time was 2:23.07.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

first_imgOn November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff. Cunningham, on the wide-range of support from the hockey community: Here is the transcript from Wednesday’s media conference posted on the Tucson Roadrunners website. Cunningham, on what it means for his mother to be by his side: It means a lot obviously, she was down here watching me when it happened, so she’s been here since day one. My whole life, she’s been the backbone of our whole family, and nothing’s changed now, she’s still there for me every day, and I couldn’t be any more thankful. Cunningham, on the support and response from the Tucson community: Craig Cunningham opening statement: With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners’ player. Craig’s Mother, Heather Cunningham: Cunningham, on how he’s feeling day-to-day: I don’t think I will ever find the words to express how grateful I really am; Craig would not be here with us today if these people had not gone that extra mile in every aspect of this situation. The only reason he survived the original incident was the continued refusal to give up in a seemingly hopeless situation. On behalf of the trainers, the emergency responders, the doctors and nurses, the rest of the recovery has followed the same story. The doctors and nurses have monitored him meticulously and caught all incoming problems in their early stages. They have made difficult decisions without hesitating, and have acted effectively under extreme pressure when they were caught between a rock and a hard place. They have run out of options, and had to create new options by pushing the boundaries of things that they have tried and implemented before. Most of all, they have refused to give up in spite of hopelessness, they have given Craig a chance to recover, and that continues to exceed anything that could have ever been expected. These people are nothing short of a gift to mankind, and I will remember the gift that they have given me every time I look at my son. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I want to thank everyone, from the fire department to our trainers to the doctors at St. Mary’s, the doctors at Banner, to every single nurse that has helped me so far. If I could actually use some names; from St. Mary’s, Dr. George and Dr. Reza, and from Banner Hospital, Dr. Khalpey, Dr. Hughes, and Dr. Yankis, without those five people, our trainer Deven, and the fire department, I don’t think I’d be here today, so thank you.center_img It feels good, any time you can get some extra support and some extra help from other people, it makes a big difference. It’s nice to know that people are reaching out to try and help you through tough times. Cunningham, on if he remembers anything from the night of the incident: On behalf of the Arizona Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in this incident that occurred. We’re in the hockey industry, which is about teamwork, commitment, and working hard to achieve a goal – and I can tell you, from being a little bit on the inside here, from day one, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life in regards to the teamwork that the doctors at the hospitals utilized to save a young man’s life. It’s been an incredible venture, we’re happy to see Craig sitting here today, and he’s got a full life ahead of him. All we can do is wish him the best and thank everybody for their commitment in saving his life. Thank you so much. Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St. Mary’s Hospital as well as other doctors, the Trail Minor Hockey product was able to speak today following an almost unbelievable turn of events as documented in the Arizona Daily Star. It’s been unbelievable, I can’t say enough about the nurses and doctors around here. The people of Tucson, I’ve been getting cards and stuff from people that I don’t even know, so it’s meant a lot to me, I think Tucson’s a great city, and I wish that I could have enjoyed it a little more than I did. Some days are good, some days are bad; It’s more for me right now, kind of mental. I’ve been here for so long, I look up at the roof everyday, the same roof, but the nurses have been pretty good about taking me outside, giving me an hour outside each day, and that’s made a huge difference, but it’s been a pretty big grind, just being in the same spot the whole time, looking at the same thing every day. I don’t remember anything from that whole day, actually. The last thing I remember is playing the weekend before. General Manager Doug Soetaert: As of right now, I probably think that I’m done, but we’ll see when I get back from rehab how it goes. At the level that I was playing at, I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to playing pro, but I don’t know, anything can happen. Cunningham, on how he feels about his future hockey career:last_img read more

GAA Chief says Galway situation “needs to addressed”

first_imgDirector General of the GAA Padraic Duffy says that the Liam Mellows motion to Galway County Convention which proposes a move to Munster in 2018 if the county’s Minor and U21 hurling teams are not admitted into Leinster is a “statement of dissatisfaction” and needs to be addressed at a national level by Croke Park. Galway have upped the ante with Leinster in recent weeks as the county’s frustration grows at not being given any home games in their provincial Hurling Championship and the continuing refusal to allow all other Galway teams participate. If the Liam Mellows motion is successful on Dec 12th at the Galway Convention, then it will be on the agenda at the 2017 GAA Congress in February. Padraic Duffy spoke last night to Lisa Lawlor about the current Galway situation… Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Padraic+Duffy+on+Liam+Mellows+Motion.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Deadline for applications for €75,000 ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ Fund extended by one week

first_img21/11/2018. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Get Ireland Growing… Pictured is Erin Rohan age 7 at the launch of the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ fund. GIY and Energia have teamed up to offer a €75,000 pool of funding to community and voluntary organisations who can, from today until January 18th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area. Applications are being accepted via www.giy.ie. Picture: Patrick BrowneCommunity groups invited to apply to €75,000 Energia ‘Get Ireland Growing’ FundCommunity groups and voluntary organisations from all across Ireland are now invited to apply to the Energia Get Ireland Growing and GIY fund 2019, as the €75,000 pool of funding opens for applications today (Wednesday, November 21th).Groups and organisations have from today until January 18th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area. The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund will be split across three categories, ‘Sow’, ‘Grow’ and ‘Harvest’ with awards ranging from €500 to €2,000 with one group selected to receive €5,000. Together Energia and GIY will support at least 86 community food growing groups from all across the island of Ireland.This is the sixth year of the fund, which has already supported over 500-community food growing projects to date, positively impacting over 140,000 people. €410,000 has been awarded over the last six years and this was distributed to projects all across the country. The funding pool is now open to any community group, school, NGO or Not for Profit, community garden or allotment group, GIY group, hospital, crèche, direct provision centre, men’s shed, any group who grow their own food, want to grow their own food and want to promote growing food. Applications can now be made online via www.giy.ieLaunching the initiative today, the founder of GIY Michael Kelly s Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund calling on Galway for Applications GIY and Energia are calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2019 and are offering all budding growers the opportunity to apply for funding from the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ €75,000 funding pool.Grants from the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund will be split across three categories ‘Sow’, ‘Grow’ and ‘Harvest’ with awards ranging from €500 to €2,000 plus one very special group will receive a generous €5,000 grant for their project. The fund will support at least 86 community food growing groups from all across the island of Ireland.This is the sixth year of the fund, which has already supported over 500-community food growing projects to date, positively impacting over 140,000 people. €410,000 has been awarded over the last six years and this was distributed to projects all across the country. The funding pool is now open to any community group, school, NGO or Not for Profit, community garden or allotment group, GIY group, hospital, crèche, direct provision centre, men’s shed, any group who grow their own food, want to grow their own food and want to promote growing food. Applications can be made online via www.giy.ieIn addition to the funding provided, GIY also provides supports and opportunities for knowledge exchange between the projects, helping the best ideas to be shared through ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ creating a long-term legacy across Irish communities.Some of the previous flagship projects include, a grow garden for the Irish Wheelchair Association Centre in Carlow (2017), the Recovery Garden in Kilkenny (2017) Knockanrawley Resource Centre Organic Garden Tipperary (2018) Camphill in Dingle County Kerry (2018) at the Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme in Dublin (2018) the Dublin Migrant Women Community Garden (2018) Recovery Haven in Kerry (2017) and last year’s overall winner of The Today Show fund of €5000 (2018), The Edible Landscape Project, a training and education initiative in Westport, Co. Mayo.The successful applicants will be celebrated at a gala event, which will be held at the home of GIY, GROW HQ in Waterford, in March 2019. For further details and to submit an application for ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ 2019 see www.giy.ie#GetIrelandGrowing@EnergiaGIGprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund have now extended the application deadline by one week and groups and organisations now have from today until January 25th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.last_img read more