Mbappé, the best attacker in the world according to Wallabies

first_imgKylian Mbappé, the star of Paris Saint Germain, continues to gain merit. No one doubts that the French footballer is destined to succeed. At 21 years old, he appears on his resume as the banner of a team that proclaimed himself world champion in Russia and having established himself as a consecrated player on the international scene.However, it has not yet become a clear candidate for the two great awards at the individual level, neither for the Ballon d’Or nor for the Best award. However, There is an organism, rather a list, for which the Parisian player is indeed at the top of world football. We are talking about the Wallabies Index.This relationship of footballers It consists of an algorithm whose mission is to offer a ranking of players based on both individual and team-level performance. always trying to use the data objectively. With a peculiarity: only attacking players are listed. This is why This Wallabies Index is headed by Kylian Mbappé. His extensive goalscoring records (18 goals in 20 league games) and PSG’s monopoly in Ligue 1 have led to the star of Les Bleus top the ranking.In second place in the ranking is Bayern Munich striker Robert Levandowski. The Polish striker has a whopping 25 goals in 23 Bundesliga games. Complete the Cristiano Ronaldo podium, after scoring 21 goals in 22 Serie A matches with Juventus. oneKylian MbappéParis Saint Germain There is also representation of the League in Wallabies: Luis Suárez and Karim Benzema. The Uruguayan scored 11 goals in the 17 league games he played before injuring himself; the Frenchman has 14 in 26 games. They are respectively sixth and ninth on the list. The current golden ball, Leo Messi, is the main absence in the top ten of the Wallabies Index.WALLABIES INDEX RANKING 9Karim BenzemaReal Madrid 8Duván ZapataAtalanta 7Josip IlicicAtalanta twoRobert LevandowskiBayern Munich 10Sergio AgueroManchester City 6Luis SuarezFC Barcelona 3Cristiano RonaldoJuventus PlayerTeam 4Timo WernerRB Leipzig 5Ciro ImmobileLaziolast_img read more

Mbala’s shadow looms large over UAAP Finals; season numbers show Ateneo in for tough matchup vs La Salle

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor all of Ateneo’s brilliance in the elimination round and gutsy performance in the Final Four against Far Eastern U, one player still casts a huge shadow over the UAAP Season 80 Finals starting this Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.La Salle’s Ben Mbala, who is set to pick up a second straight Most Valuable Player trophy, looms as the biggest stumbling block to the Blue Eagles’ bid for a first title since 2012 when the fierce rivals collide in another blockbuster series.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Mbala” was the first word uttered by Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga when asked on his thoughts of facing the Green Archers in the Finals just moments after the Eagles survived the Tamaraws, 88-84, in overtime on Wednesday.“That’s the first name we got to handle. We have to find a way to stay out of foul trouble against Mbala,” Arespacochaga added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIsaac Go and Chiz Ikeh took turns in guarding Mbala, but the strong and athletic forward still got away with 28 points and 19 rebounds in La Salle’s 79-76 second-round win over Ateneo last Nov. 12. Mbala also added six steals and six blocks in another dominant performance.Although his rebounding is down from 16 boards to 13.1 per game this season, the hulking Cameroonian has turned into an even lethal scorer, averaging 26 points in 12 games, up from 20.6 points an outing in the previous season. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene But the Eagles will also have to deal with the likes of Ricci Rivero, Aljun Melecio and Santi Santillan in the Finals.Rivero in particular has become a key contributor, filling the void left by Jeron Teng as the secondary scorer with 14.1 points per game in the elimination round—a marked improvement from his 5.5 points an outing average from Season 79.“We’re saying that La Salle’s not a one-man team,” said Arespacochaga. “They’re a good team. There’s a reason why they’re in the Finals, why they’re waiting in the Finals, they’re the defending champs. So we have no illusions that it’s gonna be an easy game for us (in the Finals).”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Olsen looks at next season with hope-tinted glasses Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Monster game by Phelps gives Phoenix win in Abueva debut

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins With Eugene Phelps ramming the Columbian Dyip all night, Calvin Abueva unleashed the beast in him in the second half to pull the Fuel Masters out of trouble late in the game for a tight 113-107 win at the start of their campaign in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Abueva made the most spectacular plays in the stretch, plucking down several offensive boards and grabbing those extra possessions that stopped the rallying Dyip in their tracks.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’“This is the reason why we really wanted to get Calvin. That extra energy, that extra effort from him will really help the team,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas.Phelps, however, was the driving force behind the Fuel Masters as he punched in monstrous numbers of 50 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocks. In the other game, Magnolia made a strong start to the tournament by halting NLEX’s two-game run via a 102-72 rout.From 18 points down, the Dyip rode on the open-court savvy of Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy to keep the Fuel Masters within reach.A drive by Akeem Wright from the left flank even pulled the Dyip within two with less than a minute left but Abueva helped stymie that rally.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Phoenix paired a monster of a performance from its import with the unleashing of its new “Beast” to get off to a winning start.ADVERTISEMENT Diaz’s gold hopefully not the last MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

BKS Education Foundation Launched

first_imgAs for the overview of the BKS (Education) Foundation, the president and chief executive officer (CEO), Mr. Irvin Gaye Sehkar, said that as a not-for-profit organization established in memory of his father, the late Benjamin K. Sehkar, the BKS Foundation work to build the capacity of students.The late Sehkar was a broadcast journalist, who at the height of the 1990 Liberian civil war was allegedly arrested on orders of soldiers of the disbanded Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and subsequently killed.“We intend to create the BKS Scholarship scheme for students attending all the major universities in and around Liberia,” the CEO said.The mission is to provide the means and access to good, reasonable and quality education for children of underprivileged and disadvantage communities in the country.For that, each of the founding members is committed to provide educational opportunities to every child in Liberia regardless of the constraints, while at the same time, teaching them the word of God.The vision one day to realize a Liberia in which children from all the 15 counties have equal access to quality education in this era of global competitiveness. The members envision a Liberia in which children from disadvantaged parts of the Liberian society would receive quality education in a safe, constructive, and well-staffed educational facilities. The vision is based on Ecclesiastes 7:12, “For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.”In addition to that, the entity provides school supplies (notebooks, pencil, backpacks, crayons, rulers, etc.) to the disadvantaged students in Liberia. BKS Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Messiah Christian Academy (located in Ganta City, Nimba County), which awards tuition assistance to underprivileged students from the Buu-Yao District, Nimba County. The scholarship continues the legacy of the late Ben Sehkar, who hailed from the Buu-Yao District.BKS Legacy Scholarships are awarded to students from the Buu-Yao District, who are currently enrolled at the Messiah Christian Academy, and students who are intending to enroll. The Scholarship recipients are expected to complete annual service projects with young children and demonstrate leadership potential through involvement in school or community activities.According to CEO Sehkar, Buu-Yao students at all levels of academic achievements may qualify for this grant. The selection process, he said,  highlights an applicant’s attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.Besides his position as CEO, Irvin currently works as a general manager at one of Ossip Optometry’s locations in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.  He works closely with the doctor in maintaining a teamwork environment as well as providing a transformational eye care experience to every patient.Born and raised in Nyor Butuo, Nimba County, the North-Central portion of Liberia, the late Benjamin K. Sehkar served as a reporter at the ELWA radio station from 1983 to 1990, rising to the position of Assistant Gio (Dan) Program Director. His passion and love for education was exceptional with a dream to help the underprivileged children in his home town and region with access to affordable and quality education. After his death, his dream was temporarily delayed. But his son, Alvin Gaye Sehkar, decided to further his father’s legacy by establishing the BKS Foundation, Inc. in 2013.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Residents of Nyor-Butuo and its environs near the Ivorian border with Liberia in Nimba County were excited over the weekend when they witnessed a ceremony marking the official launch of the Benjamin Karmon Sehkar or the BKS (Education) Foundation in the town. The well organized ceremony was attended by an array of officials, including Nimba County Electoral District #5 Representative, Samuel G. Kogar, who made an initial contribution of L$20,000 to the Foundation.Before making the donation, Rep. Kogar urged officials of the Foundation to work in line with the entity’s objectives, rather than getting involved with local politics.Others attending the program were Deputy Director-General of National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn, and the former Assistant Minister of Youth Services at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Teeko Tozay Yorlay.The launch of BKS Foundation, Inc. was characterized by singing and dancing of traditional songs with traditional mask dancers (long and short country devils) entertaining the gathering.Earlier in his keynote address under the theme, “Manage Yourself,” Mr. Yorlay challenged members of the organization to manage the students because, according to him, the students have the desire to learn, but the means are limited, and therefore, the coming of the BKS Foundation is one of the blessings.  This is because one of its objectives includes providing scholarships for students.last_img read more

Liberia Dubbed ‘Star of SHEROES Forum’

first_imgHeadlining the International SHEROES Forum in Liberia (clockwise from top left): Vice President of Liberia Jewel Howard Taylor, First Lady of Liberia Clar Marie Weah, former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, speaker and author Dr. Cindy Trimm, former Vice President of Zimbabwe Joice Mujuru; and former President of Malawi Joyce Banda. The International SHEROES Foundation of Africa has described Liberia as a star of the upcoming SHEROES Forum because the country has produced a female president and vice president on two political parties.According to the foundation, Liberia is hosting this year’s forum to encourage women to continue their great achievement in advancing to national leadership positions.The forum is a three day event that will begin from October 17-19 under the theme, “Advancing Women’s Participation in Leadership,”   at the Monrovia city hall.The international SHEROES Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to draw women together to connect, educate, inspire and empower one another to assume new and expanded roles in the workforce and communities.The SHEROES Foundation is an international non-governmental organization that was established in Nigeria in 2013 to bring women together to discuss issues affecting them and how they can be able to move forward in leadership.The foundation aims to ensure that 50% of women are represented and involved in the social, political and governmental decision-making process that promotes the growth and development society.Flossy Tachie-Menson, Co-Founder of SHEROES Foundation, told a news conference in Monrovia yesterday, October 15, that women across Africa need to make their voices heard by getting more involved in leadership because they make up 50% of the population.“If 50% of the populations in Africa are women, why don’t we have female presidents or more women in leadership? We are looking for gender equality,” she noted.Tachie-Menson said SHEROES strongly believe that women have leadership abilities and, as such, they must be given the chance to bring their idea to the table.The international forum brings women together to celebrate achievement, and discuss the opportunities and challenges they face while trying to get into leadership.“Liberia is a great ground for leadership because it is the first place where we actually had the first elected woman president in Africa,” Tachie-Menson said. “There is no better place to celebrate women than Liberia. Liberian women are doing great things. In order to reach forward, the world is a global village — everything does not happen in a country but globally. Let’s come together and see how best we can push ourselves forward,” Tachie-Men said.“For the Liberian women, I am hoping that they get network connections, businesses, talk about issue that is affecting them with other women in Ghana and other countries to come up with solutions that will work for all,” she added.Tachie-Menson said it is very important for women to understand and believe that they are capable of being in the driver’s seat.The first day of the SHEROES Forum will focus on the journey of female visionaries and Pioneers in leadership, women who broke through the political “Glass Ceiling” and why female representation in political leadership in Africa is reducing. Discussions will also highlight the supportive roles men have played in promoting a safe space for girls and women to achieve their highest potentials.Day two will also highlight the future of women’s political leadership in Africa, what women can do to increase the number of women in leadership and how they negotiated culture, religion and tradition to get to the top. The discussion will extend to the role of women in the private sector, via entrepreneurship and examine opportunities and challenges for female executives. The day will climax with the launch of the Jewel Starfish Foundation and Dinner that evening.The third and final day of the conference will examine the balance that women in leadership strive to achieve between professional and family life and sharing about health and wellness. There will also be a session on being “My Sister’s Keeper” and how women can get involved and vested in helping each other.The forum is headlined by several eminent African women leaders, include First Lady of Liberia, Clar Weah; former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; former President of Malawi and chairperson of the SHEROES Forum, Dr. Joyce Banda; former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Joice Mujuru; with Vice President of Liberia Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor as host.Jewel Cianeh Howard Taylor is a Liberian politician and the current Vice President of Liberia. She was married to former President Charles Taylor and was First Lady of Liberia during his presidency. In 2005, Jewel Taylor was elected to the Senate of Liberia in Bong County as a member of the National Patriotic Party.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa and a graduate of the Harvard University in the USA. She is also one of Liberia’s first two Nobel Peace Laureates.Clar Weah, who was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents, migrated to Fort Lauderdale in the United States where she runs a thriving Caribbean restaurant and grocery store. Clar is the wife of Liberia’s president George M. Weah.Joyce Hilda Banda is a Malawian politician who was the President of Malawi from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. She is the founder and leader of the People’s Party, created in 2011. Banda took office as President following the sudden death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. She was Malawi’s fourth president and its first female president. Before becoming president, she served as the country’s first female vice-president.Joice Mujuru is a Zimbabwean politician who served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 2004 to 2014. Previously she had served as a government minister. She also served as Vice-President of ZANU-PF.Also expected to attend the SHEROES Forum is Dr. Cindy Trimm is a sought-after empowerment specialist, revolutionary thinker, and transformational leader. As an author, Dr. Trimm has repeatedly topped bestsellers lists with what have become renown classics, such as: commanding your morning, the 40 Day Soul Fast, the Rules of Engagement for overcoming your past  prevail and discover your strength in hard places.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The year in focus: Sports deaths in 2019

first_img0Shares0000Tributes poured in for Emiliano Sala at former club Nantes after a plane carrying the Argentine plunged into the English Channel © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Dec 18 – From the tragic death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala to motor racing legend Niki Lauda and South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup champion Chester Williams, AFP Sport looks at some of the notable sporting figures who passed away in 2019:Emiliano Sala, 28 — The Argentine footballer was killed on January 21 when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. He was on his way to join Cardiff after they agreed a club record 17 million-euro transfer fee with Nantes.Niki Lauda, 70Niki Lauda went on to become a successful entrepreneur following his Formula One career © APA/AFP / ERWIN SCHERIAU— Austria’s three-time Formula One world champion died on May 20, eight months after a lung transplant. Lauda suffered severe burns on his face and hands, and inhaled toxic fumes which damaged his lungs when his vehicle burst into flames at the Nurburgring in 1976. Despite being given the last rites in hospital he made an almost miraculous recovery to race again just six weeks later still bandaged and in intense pain.Jose Antonio Reyes, 35— The former Spain international was killed in a car crash on June 1 on the main road from Sevilla to Utrera. Reyes was part of Arsenal’s unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ who won the 2003-04 Premier League title. He later had spells at Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.Marieke Vervoort, 40Belgium’s Marieke Vervoort won four Paralympic medals — one gold, two silver and a bronze — across the 2012 and 2016 Games © AFP/File / YASUYOSHI CHIBA— Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort, suffering from a degenerative muscle disease, ended her life on October 22 through euthanasia. Vervoort announced her intentions after the 2016 Rio Games after detailing her struggle with constant pain, paralysis in her legs and a condition which left her barely able to sleep.Bob Willis, 70— The former England paceman, who famously bowled his country to a dramatic Test win against Australia in 1981, died December 4. Willis played in 90 Tests, taking 325 wickets with his aggressive pace bowling and also captained England for a spell before retiring in 1984 and taking up a career in broadcasting.Chester Williams, 49Chester Williams scored 14 tries in 27 appearances for South Africa © AFP / Gary BERNARD— The left winger in South Africa’s side that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup died of a heart attack on September 6 after returning home from a gym session. Williams was the only black player in the triumphant 1995 side and has been credited by many with breaking barriers in a team reserved for whites for many decades.James Small, 50— The former South African winger, a member of the celebrated 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, died of a heart attack on July 10. Small was famed for keeping rampant Jonah Lomu at bay when the Springboks won the World Cup final in Johannesburg, a historic moment for the country just a year after the end of white-minority apartheid rule.Gordon Banks, 81A statue of former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks sits outside the ground at Stoke City © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS— England’s goalkeeper during their triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign, Banks passed away on February 12. A legendary save he made from Pele at the 1970 World Cup came to define his career. “The save was one of the best I have ever seen,” Pele recalled.Tyler Skaggs, 27San Diego Padres players pay tribute to Tyler Skaggs following his death which rocked Major League Baseball © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Sean M. Haffey— The Los Angeles Angels pitcher was found dead July 1 in his hotel room ahead of a game against the Texas Rangers. A toxicology report showed Skaggs had ingested a lethal mix of alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone.Raymond Poulidor, 83— The universally loved Poulidor died November 13 but will forever be remembered as the greatest French rider never to win the Tour de France. From 1964 to 1976 Poulidor finished second in the Tour de France on three occasions and third five times in an era dominated by Eddy Merckx.Anthoine Hubert, 22The crash that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert also left Juan Manuel Correa with severe injuries © ANP/AFP/File / Remko de Waal— The French driver was killed in a horrific high-speed race just minutes into the Formula Two race at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 31. Hubert, who was considered a serious talent by Renault’s F1 set up, died following a three-car pile-up also involving Juan Manuel Correa and Giuliano Alesi.Frank Robinson, 83— The pioneering baseball great, who was the first African-American to become a manager in the major leagues, passed away February 7 after suffering from bone cancer. The Hall of Famer won two World Series titles during a glittering career and remains the only player to win MVP awards in both the National League and American League.Matti Nykanen, 55— The Finnish ski jumping ace died suddenly on February 4. Nykanen dominated the sport in the 1980s when he won four Olympic gold medals, six world titles and the World Cup four times. He made headlines after his sporting career as a pop singer and stripper and did repeated stints in prison for assault.Hidekichi Miyazaki, 108— A Japanese centenarian who set the 100-metre sprint world record for the over-105 age category died January 23. Miyazaki, dubbed “Golden Bolt” after eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, clocked 42.22 seconds in his home city of Kyoto in 2015.Kelly Catlin, 23Kelly Catlin’s family revealed she had been suffering from depression in the months leading up to her death © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNAND— The American three-time world champion cyclist took her own life on March 7 after a battle with depression. Catlin was part of the US team pursuit squads that captured world titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and also won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Jessi Combs, 39— A racing driver considered the “fastest woman on four wheels” was killed in an August 27 car accident trying to break her own record. Combs earned her “fastest woman” title in 2013 when she hit 398 miles (641 kilometres) per hour.Pernell Whitaker, 55— The former Olympic boxing gold medallist and four-weight world champion died after a traffic accident in Virginia on July 14. Whitaker was regarded as one of the most gifted fighters of his generation, a skilful technician who enjoyed a successful professional career after winning gold as a lightweight at the 1984 Olympics.Andres Gimeno, 82Andres Gimeno won his only Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 1972, beating Frenchman Patrick Proisy in four sets © AFP/File— The oldest male French Open champion in the Open era passed away October 9. Gimeno’s biggest achievement was winning Roland Garros aged 34 in 1972 but he also reached the Australian Open final in 1969 and the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1970.Billy McNeill, 79— The former Celtic captain, the skipper of the ‘Lisbon Lions’ side that became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, died April 22 after suffering from dementia for a number of years. His spent his entire playing career with Celtic before going on to manage the Glasgow giants.Peter Snell, 80— The New Zealand running great, the most dominant middle-distance runner of his era, died December 12. Snell, who had suffered heart problems for a few years, won gold in the only three Olympic events he contested — the 800 metres at Rome in 1960 and the 800m and 1500m in Tokyo four years later.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pilot Light

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAs a freshman, Limosnero was one of the few bright spots of the 2005 season as a midseason junior varsity call-up in an otherwise dismal 1-9 campaign in which Banning fired its coach after just two games. Limosnero was witness to the return of legendary coach Chris Ferragamo as a sophomore and saw the start of Banning’s reclamation project. Now Limosnero is the driving force for a Banning team that is 4-0 and on the cusp of breaking back into the L.A. City Section’s elite heading into tonight’s showdown at Venice (4-0). “This is his team,” Ferragamo said. “It’s a team that he has nurtured as we’ve come along. Our guys fell in love with him, and our line blocks like crazy for him. They normally block well, but they’ll block a little more for Limo, that’s what we call him.” Limosnero has been on cruise control this season, racking up 601 yards and 11 touchdowns on 53 carries for an average of 11.3 yards a carry. Limosnero said he knows what is at stake against Venice, especially for a program that is hungry to reclaim some of its glory. “It’s important to help the program rebuild,” Limosnero said. “It takes time, a lot of time. And patience. I’m working hard and I know everyone else is too. We’re starting to see that hard work pay off. “My goal is to win a championship – this year. That’s everybody’s goal, to get back to the top of the mountain. This is one of the biggest games we’ll ever play in, besides maybe a championship game. We believe we can beat Venice, but time will tell.” Limosnero has an appreciation for Banning’s history. His older brother, Michael Limosnero, was a running back for the 1998 team that went to the City title game and the 1999 team that plowed to the City Invitational title. Michael Limosnero later was a running backs coach for the 2000 team that made an improbable City title run, the last of Banning’s nine City championships. Josh Limosnero said he and his brother are close. “He always has something to tell me,” Limosnero said. “We go over game film and go work out together. We have a good bond. He always tells me to keep my legs moving and to look to score every time I touch the ball. “He thinks he’s faster than me, but no, that’s definitely not the case.” Limosnero’s speed is one of his greatest assets. However, the shifty runner isn’t afraid to run up the gut of the field, especially with a big and effective line that includes All-City returner Sam Tupua, All-Marine League returner Rocky Garibay, Matthew Kriste, Giovanni Tejada and David Fuentes giving Limosnero plenty of running lanes. “He’s Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside. He can run both inside and outside,” Ferragamo said. “Plus, it’s hard to see him on the field. When he gets behind our line, the linebackers have a hard time seeing the kid. You just can’t let your guard down against him. “And the amazing thing is that I don’t think he puts any pressure on himself.” So how would Limosnero describe himself as a running back? “Nifty,” Limosnero said. “I’m small, but I’m pretty quick and I’m a get-upfield kind of guy. Luckily, the line is pretty big.” Limosnero, also a standout baseball player for Banning, said his true passion is football. He said he tries to not let the expectations at Banning affect him. “I don’t feel any pressure, and they don’t put any pressure on me,” Limosnero said. “I just love football. I’ve always believed in working hard for what you want.” Ferragamo said Limosnero is the kind of player any coach would want on his team, especially when trying to turn a program around. “He’s an amazing kid,” Ferragamo said. “He’s so quiet, you never even know he’s around. The only way you come off the field during a game is if someone taps your shoulder in the huddle, and when we tap him, he runs off the field without saying boo. “That’s an ultimate team player right there, and we’re very fortunate to have him on our team.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PREP FOOTBALL: Running back Limosnero remains a small wonder for unbeaten Banning. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Josh Limosnero may only be 5-foot-6 and 170 pounds, but the junior running back has been carrying the resurgent Banning football program on his back. last_img read more


first_imgCllr Ciaran BroganCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Ciaran Brogan is leading a Donegal delegation to New England to continue to develop and building on the strong connections that have been fostered with this region over the last number of years.The delegation includes the Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely, the Donegal Diaspora Project Manager, Aideen Doherty and Michael O’hEanaigh who is also representing the Council during this visit.The delegation also includes representatives from Derry City and Strabane District Council led by Mayor Cllr Ellisha McCallion, as well as representatives from the University of Ulster, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the Institute of Study Abroad and Randox Ltd. “I am delighted to be leading the delegation from Donegal on this visit to New England and to be joining with our neighbours from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area”, said Cllr. Ciaran Brogan.He added “Donegal County Council has a strong track record of collaborative working and we recognise the ongoing value of creating meaningful linkages with key partners and of the importance of working with our partners in Northern Ireland. This delegation is sending out a strong, positive message that the North West region is a proactive, outward looking and innovative region interested in creating and maximising opportunities that will benefit the entire northwest region.”The visit will include meetings with Becker College, Worcester State University, Worcester Chamber of Commerce, UMass Medical School, Boston College Harvard, Drew College, the Boston Irish Business Association, Framingham State University, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals as well as with the new Consulate General Fionnuala Quinlan, the former Senate President Therese Murray and Mayor Sefatia Romeo and CEO Jim Destino of Gloucester.The key focus of the week will also include the Golden Bridges Conference which will take place on the 21st and 22nd October. This is the seventh annual Golden Bridges Conference which highlights community, business, education, arts and culture in northwest Ireland with their peers in Boston and an important part of the conference is the Golden Bridges Gala Luncheon where those forging transatlantic links are honoured. Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council explains “Donegal has many longstanding global connections and the Council has been to the fore in fostering strong relationships through a range of unique and innovative initiatives including the Donegal Diaspora project. This visit to New England will help us to continue to build on the good work already done in a range of areas including economic development, inward investment, tourism development, education, student exchanges, sport, culture and the creative economy”.COUNCIL PLANNING ON BUILDING BRIDGES …….IN NEW ENGLAND! was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Blue Angels unit to return to Point Mugu

first_img Because of tight security, visitors to the air show will be prohibited from bringing certain items, including backpacks, coolers and weapons of any kind., w=18.5IF YOU GO The Point Mugu Air Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22-23. Take Las Posas Road south from the Ventura (101) Freeway to the naval base. Information is available at (805) 989-8786 or at The event is free, but paid premium seating and flight-line seating with catered meals is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For tickets, call (800) 367-5833 or through 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There will also be simulators, current and vintage aircraft on static display, food and beverage booths and souvenirs for sale. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. both days, and the Blue Angels are scheduled to appear at 2:25 p.m. The idea for the Blue Angels came in 1946, when Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, the chief of naval operations, ordered the establishment of a flight demonstration team to showcase naval aviation. Over the years, the Blue Angels have moved into successively advanced aircraft and, in 1986, unveiled their present jet, the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet. Since its inception in 1946, the team has flown for more than 393 million fans. POINT MUGU – More than 150,000 people are expected to gather next weekend along the coast in Ventura County for the 41st Point Mugu Air Show at the Naval Base Ventura County. The main attraction at the free event this year will be the world-famous Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team, which hasn’t performed at the Point Mugu show since 1999. The Air Show, Saturday and next Sunday, will feature military aircraft from the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, with numerous aerial demonstrations with a variety of planes. The public will be able to see aircraft such as the F-15C Eagle and the E-2C Hawkeye, both utilized during Operation Iraqi Freedom. last_img read more

Paulak Two Shots Off Lead Through First Round at MVC Championship

first_img“We played well in tough conditions today. The ladies were patient and fought hard all day. We had some slip ups and missed opportunities, but we are still in good position after the first round. We have plenty of golf left and tomorrow’s forecast looks much better,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. First Round Results Story Links The Bulldogs will continue play at MVC Championship with the second round on Tuesday. The first group is set to tee off at 10:30 a.m. Despite battling near freezing temperature and a steady 25 mph wind all afternoon, Drake’s freshman Sam Paulak led the field with four birdies and finished five-over-par, 77, and is tied for eighth place. She is just two shots back from the leaders. Sophomore Sigurlaug Jonsdottir fired a six-over, 78, and is tied for 13th place, while the rest of the Bulldogs, junior Grace Dunn, senior Madison Glennie and sophomore Aimee Gerschke, each carded an 81 and are tied for 29th place. The Bulldogs totaled a score of 317 and are in fifth place, trailing fourth-place Southern Illinois by five strokes and third place Loyola by seven shots. Missouri State sits on top of the leaderboard through 18 holes with a score of 305 and holds a four-shot lead over second place Indiana State. NEWTON, Kan. – The Drake University women’s golf has all five Bulldogs in the top-30 through 18 holes at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Sunday at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more