Midfielder Mario Suarez to join Valencia on loan

first_img The former Atletico Madrid player has reportedly signed his contract at a hotel in the centre of Valencia, and afterwards attended the club’s installations with his agent Manuel Garcia Quillon.  Javi Fuego had joined fellow La Liga side Espanyol earlier this summer. Upd. at 20:16 Mario Suarez will replace the recently departed Javi Fuego at the Mestalla, and will join on loan from Premier League side Watford this season. According to Valencian daily ‘Superdeporte’, the midfielder from Madrid is at the club’s offices and passed the pertinent medical checks on Tuesday morning. CEST Sport EN 16/08/2016 Mario Suarez has undergone a medical at Valencia and the official confirmation of his signing for ‘Los Che’ will be announced shortly.last_img read more

Fresh look for Brookers

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT THE new Gembrook Cricket Club committee has a clear direction for its future: to make the club…[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

Losing streak jumps to six as Rebels edge Leafs 4-2

first_imgThere was a different team with the game played at a different site, but the result was the same.The Nelson Leafs lost for the sixth consecutive time Thursday night in the Sunflower City, falling to the Castlegar Rebels 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The loss drops the Leafs into a third-place tie with the Rebels, which have won four straight after struggling out of the starting gates this season.During the losing skid Nelson has struggled to score goals, despite out shooting the opposition on many occasions. The Leafs currently sit sixth overall in goals scored in the KIJHL.Thursday against the West Kootenay rivals, Nelson out shot the Rebels 21-7 in the opening frame, but trailed 2-1 on the scoreboard at the period intermission. Logan Styler, 19 seconds into the game, and Everett Hicks, near the conclusion of the period sandwiched goals around a marker by Leafs Jordan Unger to give the hometown squad the early lead.After a scoreless second period, Brandon Costa increased the margin to 3-1 in the third.Mason Mullaney cut the lead to 3-2 with a goal four minutes remaining in the period.But any comeback was halted when Chance Szott scored into an empty net for Castlegar.Nelson out shot the Rebels 47-28 but had trouble beating Castlegar game star Jason Mailhiot in the opposition nets.Devin Allen, falling to 3-5 on the season, was in goal for Nelson.In contrast while Nelson continues to struggle, the rest of the Murdoch Division keeps on winning, including the next opponent, the Spokane Braves.The two Murdoch rivals hook up Sunday in the Lilac City with the Braves currently only eight points back of the Leafs.Next home game for Nelson is Saturday, November 26 against the Grand Forks Border Bruins.last_img read more

Kootenay Whitecaps steal show at Seattle Showcase

first_imgTo say female soccer in the Kootenays would be the understatement of the year.Three teams from the Kootenay Whitecaps program cooked with the big dogs during a showcase tournament over the weekend in Seattle, Wash. “The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing the watch,” said Bret Adams, Associate Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay program.”The development that the whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last 3 years is starting to show.”The Kootenay U16 squad finished the weekend tourney with three draws and one loss.The U17 squad finished the event unbeaten with two wins and two draws.The U18 Girls won twice, losing once and scoring a draw.The teams consist of players from Nelson, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Invermere, Grand forks, Fernie and Kimberley.last_img read more

Fire helmet is Leafs’ coolest postgame honor

first_imgLeaf captain Sawyer Hunt is no stranger to hockey teams having a helmet or hard-hat of some kind to present to the squad’s hardest working player following each Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game.However, the veteran winger was still impressed when Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles walked into the Leaf dressing prior to the team’s season opening game to present head coach Mario DiBella with a fire helmet from the Heritage City Hall.“I think the firefighter helmet is a great idea,” said Hunt. “It’s always something fun to do after the game.”“I feel the helmet pushes you to play a better game as it goes to the hardest working player and the guy that contributes most of the team success,” he added.MacCharles believes firefighting is like sports teams in that both bodies must work together and find the right chemistry.Plus, firefighting and hockey both have leaders, which is the reason for making the presentation the Leafs Hockey team. MacCharles presented the helmet to head coach DiBella in the dressing room before the home opener Friday.“The helmet is our new tradition and it will bring the team closer together with every win,” Hunt said.Netminder Josh Williams was the inaugural winner, stopping all 38 shots for a 1-0 victory over Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Against Kimberley, it was winger Justin Podgorenko getting to wear the helmet for inspiring the Leafs with a third-period tussle against Luke Recchi of the Dynamiters.The person wearing the helmet will select the next person he believes exemplifies leadership and hard work on the ice and in the dressing room game.Wullum, Bladon out of lineup due to injuryLeaf GM Lance Morey said Nelson is mostly healthy at the Green and White play host to Fernie Ghostriders, Friday, and Columbia Valley Rockies, Saturday, at the NDCC Arena.Morey said only Logan Wullum and Michael Bladon are out of the lineup nursing injuries.Last week Ryan Cooper and Troy Glionna missed Friday’s opener after their inter-branch transfers were not completed in time for the game.Both players were in the lineup Saturday against Kimberley.Both Fernie and Columbia Valley struggles in week one of the KIJHL season, with only the Ghostriders able to accumulate a point in two games while the Rockies lost both contests.Early-season scoring woesNelson hopes to break out of an early-season scoring slump against the two Eddie Mountain Division teams.In two games, Nelson has scored just one goal in each contest — with forward David Sanchez leading the team in points with two.last_img read more

Asians’ achievement in school differs by ethnic group

first_imgFor instance, 68 percent of Chinese college students reported that they could afford college without working, compared with only 36 percent of Vietnamese. Almost half of all Vietnamese college students said they helped their families with tutoring, translating, transportation and household chores. While 42 percent of Korean families saved $20,000 or more for college, only 8 percent of Southeast Asian families had. “The report confirms the need to avoid making national generalizations about Asian-American achievements in education and conflating all Asian-American subgroups as if all Asian-Americans are homogeneous,” said L. Ling-chi Wang, chairman of the Ethnic Studies Department and the University of California at Berkeley. “We need to look at each subgroup separately.” Deborah Reed of the San Francisco-based Public Policy Institute of California concurred. “Asians and Pacific Islanders tend to have relatively high levels of education and income and relatively low poverty rates,” she said. “(But), when we look at Southeast Asians from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos – the refugee-sending countries – we find lower family income, lower education and higher poverty than for other Asian groups in California.” To be sure, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders are, on average, better educated than the average American. Almost half have a four-year college degree, compared with one-third of whites, 17 percent of African-Americans and 12 percent of Latinos. And the academic strength of even the most disadvantaged groups grows over time, Reed said. “When we look at the second generation, we see increasing progress.” The study, conducted from July 2006 through July 2007, used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and two large national education databases. Researchers also visited eight colleges with high numbers of Asian students. Many of the differences were attributed to the number of years that an ethnic group had been in the United States – or whether immigrants had arrived to escape war and persecution or seek high-tech jobs. The report, released July 27 before the education committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, found wide differences in: An estimated 68 percent of Asian Indian and 64 percent of Chinese adults had at least a college degree, compared with 25 percent of Vietnamese, 17 percent of Pacific Islanders and 13 percent of other Indochinese – Cambodians, Laotians and Hmong. More than 90 percent of Filipino, Indians and Japanese identified themselves as fluent in English. That compares with 70 percent of Koreans, 62 percent of Vietnamese and 60 percent of the other Indochinese groups. About 80 percent of Vietnamese undergraduates reported that their parents paid none of their tuition. High numbers of Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders groups lived at home or attended schools within driving distance of home. In contrast, many Chinese, Indian and Korean undergraduates worked to gain job experience or earn spending money. lkrieger@mercurynews.com (650) 688-7565 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Asian-American students are often viewed as brainy, affluent and over-achieving. But a new government report concludes that several Asian groups are not well-prepared – either academically or financially – to succeed in college. Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indian students typically do well in school, fulfilling the “model minority” stereotype, according to the report by the Government Accountability Office, the research and investigative arm of Congress. Many of their families have saved money for college and do not depend on their children’s help at home. But others – Pacific Islanders and Southeast Asians of Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Thai and Burmese descent – do not enroll in the rigorous math and reading classes needed to climb the ladder of collegiate success, the report found. Moreover, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander youths who make it to college are more likely to need outside financial support, often living at home and working to help their families, according to the report. last_img read more

#Nextchat: HR New Year’s Resolutions

first_imgIt’s a new year and another chance to make personal and professional resolutions that will affect positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.HR professionals can incorporate personal and workplace resolutions into their daily or weekly schedules. A resolution such as taking the time to walk around the organization each week to get to know employees better can have ripple effects toward improving employee relations, employee engagement and the corporate culture. Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to get a Fitbit and to use it not only to improve your own health, but also to create a workplace wellness program for your organization.Resolutions don’t have to be complicated. Perhaps you just want to read more, listen more or smile more. Simple goals can have enormous return on investment.And what about the HR profession? How should it change and grow in 2016? What should HR stop doing—and start doing—in 2016?Resolutions are never easy to keep, but with careful consideration of how they affect larger personal and professional goals, and how they might help others, the chances for success become greater.Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on January 6 for a #Nextchat on HR New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll chat about smart resolution-setting for the year ahead.Q1. What does HR need to stop doing in 2016? Q2. What does HR need to start doing in 2016?Q3. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for employee engagement in your organization?Q4. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for talent management in 2016?Q5. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for networking with, learning from and sharing with other HR pros?Q6. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for professional development for you or for your employees?Q7. How will you use technology to advance your personal, professional or organizational goals in 2016?Q8. What is one simple resolution that HR pros can make in 2016 to bring more happiness and engagement into the workplace?Q9. What is your advice to others regarding creating and keeping a New Year’s resolution? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

Imported wolves settle in as Lake Superior island teems with moose

first_img Thirteen new radio-collared wolves are now scouting Isle Royale in Michigan and feasting on moose, whose numbers this winter reached 2060—the second highest estimate since ecologists began to study predators and prey on the island in 1958. The new wolves, imported to help restore the U.S. national park from overbrowsing by moose, are largely avoiding the territory of the remaining two wolves of the original population.Twenty female moose are also sporting radio collars, allowing biologists to watch both wolf and moose movements online. After 8 years essentially unfettered by predation because wolf numbers were so low, the moose population has been booming at 19% a year, according to data released today by Michigan Technological University (MTU) in Houghton.The new wolves are expected to check moose numbers and help restore balsam fir and other plants, according to National Park Service (NPS) planners. And the flood of GPS data is revealing “stuff we’ve never seen before,” says MTU wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson, such as where moose congregate to feed on new spring growth. 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These new data “will totally redirect our attention,” Peterson says.Moose in the Great Lakes region are at the southernmost edge of their range, and they are declining as the climate changes—except on Isle Royale, notes Adrian Wydeven, a wildlife biologist retired from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Cable. The new data may help scientists understand what’s behind that difference, he says. He sees the project “as more of a moose conservation effort rather than wolf conservation.”The NPS wolf relocation had a rough start, including a partial U.S. government shutdown in January, bad weather, and depleted funding. Two wolves died, one before transport, one after several weeks on the island; one imported female traveled back home when an ice bridge to the mainland formed in January.Eight wolves hail from Michipicoten Island Provincial Park in Canada across Lake Superior. (The others are from Minnesota and mainland Ontario in Canada.) Wolves on the smaller Ontario island had eliminated their chief prey, caribou, and had been subsisting mainly on beaver. These wolves appeared underfed, but they were relocated as a pack, boosting their chances of thriving on Isle Royale, Peterson says.Meanwhile, the island-born, highly inbred pair of the original population “is not giving up on each other,” says Peterson, who observed them from a spotter plane in February. As in previous mating seasons, the now 8-year-old female rebuffed the interest of the 10-year-old male, her father and half-sibling. They kept busy scent marking their territory in response to the relocated wolves as well as to tracks of other mainland wolves that apparently found their way across the ice bridge and back.The pair’s pedigree demonstrates the challenge of maintaining genetic diversity on Guam-size Isle Royale. “Inbreeding is basically inevitable due to the island’s small size,” says University of California, San Francisco, geneticist Jacqueline Robinson, who analyzed the genomes of 11 Isle Royale wolves from blood samples collected since 1988. To further diversify the population, NPS plans to import more wolves from Michigan this fall.last_img read more

Women: Inspiration & Enterprise Symposium

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 13, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)White Ribbon Alliance presents the 1st Annual Women Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) symposium which will be held next Monday, September 20th 2010 in New York City, NY. The symposium coincides with the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly.  This full-day symposium will be hosted by Sarah Brown, Arianna Huffington, and Donna Karan. Speakers include Queen Rania, Ashley Judd, and Melinda Gates. The event will include high profile guests drawn from the worlds of politics, philanthropy, media, fashion and the arts.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, as well as partner non-profits The symposium will be a new annual event which hopes to build a powerful network of women working together to achieve social change and inspire the next generation of women leaders and advocates.The symposium will be held at the Skylight West located at 500 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018.  For further information on the event and ticket sales please click here.Share this:last_img read more

Merry Christmas From Touch Football Australia

first_imgOn behalf of the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board of Management and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution to our sport over the 2012 year. As an organisation, we are extremely proud of everything that has been achieved and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead in 2013. In particular, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff for their ongoing enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to the goals we have set for Touch Football. The TFA office will be closed from Friday, 21 December 2012 until Wednesday, 2 January 2013. Please be aware only limited staff will return at this time and this may result in a delay to your enquiries. We wish all of those involved in our game a safe and enjoyable Christmas period and a well-deserved break. See you for what promises to be an amazing 2013.Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Colm MaguireChief Executive Officer – Touch Football AustraliaRelated LinksMerry Xmas From TFAlast_img read more

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