Torres, proud to have worn only Osasuna’s shirt

first_imgThe of Giddy Up, he commented regarding which partner he would like to spend the quarantine with: “With everyone I could have a good time, train and do everything so as not to get bored. We all get along very well.” During these days the red players try to stay in line regarding food and training. Regarding food, Torres pointed out: “As always. My nutritionist has designed a special plan for me because we don’t train the same, although I’m training as much as I can. I carry the diet very strictly and if it were not so it would be a mistake because we will have to return to the competition, although we do not know when. “Regarding training:” This Tuesday was the hardest routine day. The first week was more bearable, but little by little they have been increasing the loads because we are getting closer to returning to training. The club has done a tremendous job, they have even provided us with the material we could need. For the pubic injury that I suffer I do every day, before training twenty-five minutes of strength exercises and core and at the end of six minutes of stretching “. Torres confessed that: “I miss the competition, plus I’m a football sick person. I’m sure we’ll be back soon”. His followers also wanted to know, for example, the difference between this year in Primera and the previous promotion: “This experience in First has nothing to do with the last promotion. The team is different. We are all a little more prepared and we have a very competitive team. We are seeing the Osasuna that we all want to see, the one that is not afraid of anyone, “he said.We all wonder if before an important game the footballers manage to fall asleep: “I normally sleep regularly, shooting badly. I never consider that I am nervous before a game, at least I do not notice it,” said Rojillo. 10center_img Torres is the penalties specialist for the team from Pamplona and revealed how he concentrates to launch them: “For me the problem when shooting the penalty is the goalkeeper, who is the one who does not know what will happen. Each game can be resolved from 11 meters and many times the significance is very great and you have all eyes on you. I’m not nervous. “Something that many people also ask is if the footballer is born, or is made, in the midfielder’s opinion: “I think there is a bit of both. Each one has some qualities and their virtues. I have always been good at football but I have also done a lot to improve, perform and be where I am Now. Nobody gives you anything. ” And he dared to give advice to someone young and in good conditions for football: “You have to leave many things aside, miss many plans with friends and family. You have to go to sleep soon, follow a good diet. You must be clear that you have to have strict schedules. It is work and luck that the coach likes you. ” In fact, it was not easy for him to consolidate in the first team: “I consider myself sensible and I face reality. I went up to the first team very early, at 18 years old and I think at first I was not ready. In the last two seasons in the Promises I was at a very high level, they gave me the opportunity and I took it. “When it comes to staying with him most beautiful moment he has lived with OsasunaHe said: “I think we rarely value playing on our home team. I value it very much. I have teammates who have never played on their home team. The most beautiful thing is to be able to say that since I have been a professional I have only worn Osasuna’s shirt because they have wanted and I have wanted “. Regarding his most important goal with the elastic rojilla: “I wouldn’t know which one to keep because everyone is important. Maybe, at this moment I keep the one I put the other day against Espanyol because it left us very close to permanence. Also last year in Extremadura and Elche I scored important goals. “last_img read more

Esports into Asian Games; Could the Olympics be next?

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In addition to Arena of Valor, five other games are being played: Clash Royale, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and PES 2018.Eighteen countries are competing led by South Korea, where the gaming craze took off first. Also included are: Indonesia, Laos, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Thailand, India, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, and Iran.IOC President Thomas Bach, speaking last month at an IOC-sponsored forum, said there is a growing connection between the Olympics and esports. He stopped short of saying when — of even if — esports might make the Olympics. But he was enthusiastic about the dialogue.“We feel the same passion for your activity as you feel the passion for our activity,” Bach told professional gamer Jake Lyon. Bach said at the forum that the Olympics and esports shared at least two values — “passion and excellence.”Bach promised to explore ways the two communities can work together.“On this solid ground we can build a partnership,” he said.Esports offers a natural appeal for the IOC, which is looking for a younger audience and revenue.Mike Morhaime, the CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, an American video games developer, told Bach at the forum that esports has 2 billion people worldwide playing electronic games, with 380 million watching esports. He said the viewer numbers could grow to about 600 million in two years, touching potential sponsors, gamers, professional leagues, and game developers.The IOC has already included skateboarding, surfing and sports climbing into the schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, hoping to draw a younger fan base.Nicolo Laurent, the CEO of Riot Games, said esports had 14 leagues with 1,000 professional players with average salaries of about $300,000 annually. LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Diaz gets help from Mexican boxing stars for world title fight vs Sor Rungvisai Morhaime said the demographic of esports was “20 to 40 years younger than traditional sports.”“We are at an inflection point in esports,” Morhaime said. “Folks who hadn’t really been paying attention to the esports phenomenon are starting to really be interested.”Count the Asian Games and the Olympics among them.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img This seems a possibility, given that the International Olympic Committee held a forum on esports just last month at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.“Our agenda is to push for the Olympic agenda,” Fok said at the opening of esports at the Asian Games. “This is our work. And this is our passion, this is what drives us. When? I don’t know. When, I do not want to predict.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Fok described the inclusion of esports as an exhibition in the Asian Games as “a very good first step” and said the goal is to “take down obstacles, step by step.”Fok has strong Olympic connections. His father, Timothy, was an IOC member from Hong Kong from 2001 until 2016 and he remains an honorary member. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Gamers don’t argue they are athletes, but say they share the same drive to compete. But this could also be said about bridge players — a game also being contested at the Asian Games — or chess, or competitive dancing.But these pastimes can’t generate much income — not like esports.“I think esports shares the same spirit with traditional sports,” said Wang Tianlong of China, speaking through a translator, after taking gold in Arena of Valor. “No matter if we are esports players or athletes, we all fight to win for our country.”Khien Vuong Trung, a bronze medalist from Vietnam in Arena of Valor, said he met initial skepticism.“At the beginning, my parents didn’t want me to be a professional esports athlete,” he said. “But it is growing in my country. And my parents also saw my love for it. So they began to be supportive.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In this Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 photo, the China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor, Britama Arena, Jakarta. Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport in the on-going Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China. (Dhemas Reviyanto,INASGOC via AP)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport at Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China.Kenneth Fok, president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, said the long-term aim is getting esports into the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Communities Divided Over GVL’s Jobs Provision

first_imgWith a sweat slicked forearm, Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh hacks away the vines that snake over a young oil palm tree. He knows the rhythm of a whipping cutlass, the oppressive tropical heat that clings like a second skin and the dull sting of calloused hands well.The 35-year-old comes from a long line of farmers and hunters from the remote forests of south-eastern Liberia. But instead of cutting back relentless jungle in search of farmland or bush meat, Panyonnoh moves between rows of stout trees on what is set to become the largest palm plantation in Liberia.Panyonnoh is one of more than 3,700 Liberians working for Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a company whose main investor is one of the most powerful palm oil outfits in the world, Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources. “I do slashing on the field. I brush. I brush all day,” says Panyonnoh. “I’m happy because other people are looking for a job. They cannot get a job.” Panyonnoh is a high school graduate who became a teacher in a government school. But with poor and irregular pay, and a wife and three young children to support, he needed a more stable income. He took a job with GVL two years ago and now earns more and can better provide for his family, he says. Rise of palm oil in civil war-scarred LiberiaPanyonnoh’s homeland is a new frontier for the ubiquitous red oil, an ingredient central to a plethora of consumer goods, including cosmetics, soap and the cooking oil itself.Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Almost one third of the population is under the age of 10 and more than half cannot meet their basic needs. Food poverty is a major problem, particularly in rural areas, where insecure employment is staggeringly high. On taking office in 2006, Liberia’s president, Harvard-educated technocrat Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, set about reversing the country’s image following its 14-year civil war. From lawless pariah state to a respectable and stable land, Liberia was open for business and investors clamored for deals. The government needed quick revenue, which could be generated through agricultural concessions, and jobs for unemployed youth, who could become a major security threat. Post-war Liberia was also a fertile ground for policy experiments by multilaterals, law and business professors, and consultants hired by the likes of businessman George Soros and Tony Blair – whose Africa Governance Initiative works to build capacity in government ministries – names that brought status and donor dollars.“We had some of the best advice in the world,” says Richard Tolbert, former head of the National Investment Commission, the country’s investment promotion agency. They were drafting policies, he says, and played a role in negotiating concessions.Palm oil was a key part of the country’s poverty reduction strategy. Done well, says Tolbert, the sector could create jobs for up to 100,000 people in Liberia.However, there was little consideration in this process of who lived on the land or had the right to it, despite the land conflicts and battles over economic resources that defined the nation’s difficult history. For the government, which had never legally acknowledged indigenous rights to land, this was the way things were done. “We made a mistake by not involving local communities,” said Tolbert “We’ve learned our lesson.”For economists such as Sam Jackson, however, a former Sirleaf ally-turned-critic, the government is merely reproducing the kind of plantation economy that, since the founding of Liberia in the mid-nineteenth century, has enriched elites and led to three decades of conflict.Communities fight backGVL, a beneficiary of this push for investment, has faced community opposition. Open doors, fertile soils, high levels of rainfall and large tracts of uncultivated land made Liberia an obvious choice for palm oil companies, says GVL’s CEO David Rothschild. The company’s long-term investment in Liberia, which it says will reach $1.6bn, was signed in 2010 towards the end of Sirleaf’s first term as president – although GVL declined to comment on how much has been invested in country to date.Its 220,000 hectare concession area spans two counties, including the district of Tarjuowon in Sinoe County (where Panyonnoh works). The company’s lease agreement grants it access to the concession land for 65 years, with the possibility of extending to 98 years. But the government’s promise of “unencumbered land” hasn’t translated into reality on the ground. “There was a rude awakening when [GVL] got out there and these communities were fighting back,” says Othello Brandy, head of the Interim Land Taskforce, a government body focused on land rights and administration.After initial disputes, GVL began negotiating more actively with communities, in part to meet international obligations to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, a sustainability body for the industry. “We don’t always get it right, certainly, it’s a complicated environment to work in,” says Rothschild. “But we really believe we’re doing responsible development […] and ultimately if we fail at that, we fail the company and the communities and nobody wins.”For campaigners, however, the value of the development remains dubious. A new report, commissioned by Global Witness, claims communities benefited more economically before GVL came, from subsistence farming, hunting and selling charcoal.GVL says the report is “factually deeply flawed”, that it overstates both incomes from subsistence farming and the percentage of community land under development, and underestimates the benefit palm oil development has brought in terms of local infrastructure. ‘The land is our life’On top of a hill, a short distance away from where Panyonnoh is working, fellow employees throw palm fruit from the company’s first harvest into vats for boiling and refinement. The small, temporary mill where they’re working is framed by the wide skeleton of a much larger mill in the distance, which GVL says will generate jobs and increase the productivity of the plantation. The mill will be finished in late 2017, with other mills expected as the plantation expands.However, the Blogbo-Teh, a community group in the nearby town of Jacksonville, has called for a halt in construction, saying it did not consent to the company using the land, which they say is sacred. GVL says politics is at play and that the Blogbo-Teh represents a minority. It says the alarm was only raised well over a year after the agreement with the Tarjuowon district was signed.The conflict is broader than the mill. Lee Sworh, a Blogbo-Teh activist, wants the company to leave altogether. He’s calling for the whole concession agreement between GVL and the government to be nullified because, he says, there is no consensus. “Let people make decisions for their own land their forefathers left for them, for the land is our treasury, the land is our bank, the land is our life.”Sworh and his family own a sprawling farm in Geetroh, Sinoe County, where GVL is said to be interested in land. “When the people come and take this land you will not farm like this any longer, all of these places will be controlled by the investors,” Sworh says. “You can’t farm here, you will not do anything here. They will plant their palm.”Sworh fears the little independence rural people have will be taken away. Negotiations between GVL and Blogbo-Teh were being mediated by Parley, an NGO focused on land rights disputes, but came to a standstill last year. The company says it is unclear what the community wants or how to move forward. The futureOperations on GVL’s plantation have moved slowly over the past six years, with clearing and planting in only 15 percent of the designated concession area. This has been in part due to the time it takes for the communities and company to reach agreement.These agreements, often signed with blue inked thumbprints, promise to provide communities benefits such as drinking water, schools and access to clinics, but they aren’t legally binding and have vague timelines for delivery.A land rights bill presented to the legislature almost two years ago, which for the first time would legally recognize customary land rights, could hold the key to disputes around concession areas and empower local communities, says Brandy. But land rights activists are skeptical that the bill will be passed before the presidential and legislative elections in 2017.Rothschild says GVL is in favor of the bill, adding that the company has acknowledged community rights through negotiating directly with the community rather than government. For GVL, the gains for the community from palm oil are tangible, if gradual. “The history of the industry is such that the first generation goes in as unemployed workers, the children go into the schools, get educated through the school system that we provide, and the next generation become the managers of these farms,” says Rothschild.But workers such as Panyonnoh and his generation, whose lives have been put on hold by conflict and poverty, are growing impatient. They say the company needs to offer more training so they can progress beyond fieldwork. “You should continue to provide the opportunity,” he says. “Other people they are stuck. They are still doing the same thing, still slashing.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cutlass-wielding bandits attack, rob woman

first_imgA 42-year-old woman was attacked and robbed on Monday evening by cutlass-wielding bandits as she was walking home along the Tuschen Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Samantha Spelling was confronted by two men around 22:30h.One bandit, who was armed with a cutlass, stopped directly in front of Spelling and demanded that she hand over her handbag.However, she refused and the armed suspect grabbed her handbag and began to tug at it. A brief struggle between Spelling and the bandit took place before the suspect managed to overpower her.The bandit, along with his accomplice, then made good their escape on foot. The woman’s handbag is said to have contained a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone valued at $40,000, a Blu cellular phone worth $20,000 and $22,000.Spelling raised an alarm and persons responded to her calls for help, but the suspects were already long gone.No arrests have been made as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Political parties praise cultural diversity as Guyanese celebrate Diwali

first_imgAs Guyanese, particularly those of the Hindu community, join in the auspices of Diwali or Deepavali, two of the oldest political groups in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the People’s National Congress (PNC), have extended greetings to the nation even as they each praised the country’s rich cultural diversity.The PPP, the main Opposition party, highlighted that the festival has gone beyond religious borders and has become one of the most anticipated events in Guyana. Deepavali, which is also known as the “Festival of Lights”, was described by the Party as “pertinent for the upliftment of all mankind through its universal message of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil”.“The light of the diyas, which will shine throughout our country, symbolises a sense of renewal, as light is allowed to dominate and darkness and hatred (are) banished. Our Party urges that this message be heeded, so that darkness from the prevailing despondency, ignorance and hatred can be repelled in the interest of all humanity; knowing that knowledge will defeat ignorance and compassion will triumph over despair,” the 68-year-old party added.According to the party, “Deepavali offers an opportune reminder for all to do their part to achieve that victory”, and the festival’s influence has grown in the instance of forging better relationships by bringing the Guyanese people together. “The PPP therefore hopes that the message of Deepavali will inspire all to work in the best interest of all Guyanese, so that the light of prosperity will manifest itself in their lives. Shubh Deepavali to All!”The PNC, in its statement, also praised Diwali, highlighting that it is a “joyous celebration of inner light over spiritual darkness; knowledge over ignorance, and right over wrong.” Noting the “festive restatement” of the Hindu belief that good ultimately triumphs over evil, the party, which has been around for 61 years, outlined that it has and will always “remain respectful of Guyana’s cultural and religious diversity”, and that it “believes that our diversity has worked, and will continue to work, to the country’s advantage.”Guyana is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country, the party said, adding that it sees Guyana’s diversity as an asset, not a liability. “Our Party is proud to belong to a society of many faiths. As we celebrate Diwali, the PNCR remains committed to ensuring unity in diversity, so that our beloved country can experience real development and progress. Shubh Diwali to all Guyanese!” the major coalition Government partner observed.Diwali occurs on the night of Amavasya (New Moon) in the month of Kartik, which is considered to be the darkest night on the Hindu calendar, and marks the return of Lord Rama after 14 years in exile. To welcome his return and to light his path, diyas were lit.last_img read more

Video: Neymar’s perfect hat-trick as he scores four against Japan

first_imgAs Wayne Rooney made it 43 goals in 99 England games, Neymar made it 40 in 58 games for Brazil.At 22, he is six years younger than Rooney and now just Zico (48 goals), Romario (55 goals), Ronaldo (62 goals) and Pele (77 goals) stand in his way of becoming Brazil’s all-time record goal scorer.Neymar’s latest haul came against Japan in a 4-0 friendly win, which saw him net a perfect hat-trick – right foot, left foot and a header.last_img

DESPITE THE BIG CHILL AND DODGY ROADS, CHRISTMAS EVE SHOPPERS HIT THE STREETS

first_imgAFTERNOON UPDATE: IT IS another numbingly cold day in Donegal – but shoppers are out in force this afternoon in a last-minute Christmas Eve dash.Retailers in all the major shopping towns are reporting brisk trade, although it isn’t as busy as it normally would be.Road conditions are particularly poor this morning in and around Ballybofey, Glenties, Cardonagh and Ardara. Gardai have said today that motorists should avoid the Barnesmore Gap if possible as overnight salting has failed the crack the ice. At 9am this morning temperatures of -15C are being recorded.Yesterday evening there were tailbacks in a number of towns, with delays reported in Buncrana, Letterkenny and Donegal Town.It is the same today – with some congestion around Letterkenny Shopping Centre, the retail park and on Main street.Retailers could do with the last minute boost – trade has been dreadful thanks to the shocking state of our roads in the past week. And they aren’t much better this morning as overnight temperatures recorded by donegaldaily.com sank to an incredible -16C.There are fears that the weather will hit Christmas religious services as people throughout the county attend services tonight and tomorrow.The bad news is that more snow could fall over Donegal on Christmas Day tomorrow before the thaw arrives late on Sunday.Donegaldaily will keep you posted throughout the festive period.DESPITE THE BIG CHILL AND DODGY ROADS, CHRISTMAS EVE SHOPPERS HIT THE STREETS was last modified: December 24th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE LAUNCH WIDE RANGE OF COURSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

first_imgLifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre NoticesLifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre Summer Closing Dates.The Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre will be closed for the month of August. The Centre can be used if booked before the end of July.All information on upcoming courses/classes will be placed in the local notes section of the newspapers!Weee (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Ireland will hold an electrical recycling day at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on Saturday 16th August 2014 from 10.00AM – 4.00PM. Any item with a plug or a battery will be accepted.BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. We are also looking for two manikins, male/female with heads. Thank you for your help and support. Up and coming courses at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre.Courses will resume in September.• Furniture Restoration.• Book Club.• Child protection. • Driving Theory.• First Aid.• Gardening.• Internet skills. • Basic/Conversational Irish.• English as a second language.• Basic computer course.• Photography.• Photoshop.• Spanish.DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE LAUNCH WIDE RANGE OF COURSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD LocalFeaturesLiffordNoticeslast_img read more

Golden Valley suffers another football player loss

first_imgAnother starter from Golden Valley High’s beleaguered football team has transferred to a rival school. Jeremy Carson, who led the Grizzlies in rushing, passing and scoring and also played at linebacker, has arrived at Valencia. The junior is expected to be eligible immediately because his family changed residences, according to sources from both schools. Carson’s mother, Tina, was president of Golden Valley’s football booster program, which makes the transfer particularly disheartening in Golden Valley circles. “Jeremy is enrolled, and he’s in our football weight lifting class,” Valencia coach Larry Muir said. “It looks like he can move pretty well.” After seniorless Golden Valley finished 2-8 in its debut season, four starters transferred, including top linemen Mike Spagnola (Canyon) and Aaron Olivas (Hart). Carson last season played quarterback, running back and receiver. The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder passed for 584 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 307 yards and six touchdowns and caught 16 passes. In the last game of the year, playing with a broken thumb, Carson rushed for a school-record 163 yards and caught two passes to spark a 28-20 victory over St. Genevieve of Panorama City. There is more bad news at Golden Valley. In February, a campus brawl involving at least one football player resulted in seven arrests. A short time later, starting football player Martel Hammond declared he was planning to transfer, although he remains at Golden Valley. And on Monday, returning quarterback/punter Corey Bryant broke the news he’s considering not returning to the football team because he wants to concentrate on his grades and baseball. “I might not play. I’ll probably make a decision over the next two weeks,” Bryant said. “It’s tough, because my mom helps out a lot with the football team, and colleges like someone who plays two sports. I’ve got a 3.0 GPA, but I want to focus on my grades and just play baseball.” New coach Steve Pinkston, who replaced Rob Swartz, is trying to keep things positive. “The guys that are here are working hard, and we’re attracting some new players from campus,” Pinkston said. “There’s some excitement building.” Valencia has another transfer in junior Ryan Penta, a 6-3, 215-pound defensive lineman from Texas football power McKinney High, near Dallas. “He’s a good-looking kid,” Muir said. “I think he’s going to be a good player. I called the coach at McKinney, and he said Ryan is a good player.” Penta was a part-time starter on McKinney’s JV team last season. “We were looking forward to Ryan helping out on varsity this year,” McKinney defensive coordinator A.J. Ulande said. Penta’s brother, Cameron, also has transferred to Valencia. He played tight end and defensive end on McKinney’s freshman team. Expect a heated quarterback competition at Valencia next season between Jimmy Baughman and Graham Wilbert, who last season shared the position as sophomores for the junior-varsity team. Both are tall, athletic and undoubtedly eager to step in for Michael Herrick, who will play at Mississippi after breaking California’s career passing-yardage record this season. “Jimmy is a very mature kid who also plays basketball and has good awareness and athletic ability, and Graham has a more live, explosive arm,” Muir said. “There’s going to be a battle between them. We have some good receivers coming back, and that should help both of them.” Canyon High girls track and field standout Brenda Cohen has been accepted at Harvard, where she plans to continue her career. Wallace Bates, a troubled but talented linebacker who’s bounced back from several college football programs following a stellar career at Taft High of Woodland Hills, has returned to College of the Canyons. Bates last year briefly worked out with the Cougars between stints at Oregon State (ineligible) and Mississippi (dismissed for disciplinary reasons). Bates played at Moorpark College last year, and he’s expected to be a starting linebacker or safety next season for Canyons. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LIFEGUARD?

first_imgAre you interested in gaining a qualification that increases your chances of employment and provides you with lifelong valuable training that will enable you to literally save a life!Aura in Letterkenny are running an RLSS lifeguard course next Monday 20th June.There are limited places left so don’t miss out, book your spot today. Call the centre on 0749106422.ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LIFEGUARD? was last modified: June 13th, 2016 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:auradonegalletterkennyLifeguard courselast_img read more