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Patriots can’t find way back

first_imgDOWNEY – Viewpoint of Calabasas survived a goal in the first two minutes. But it was a penalty kick by Animo Leadership of Inglewood in the final two minutes of the first half that wound up being too much for the Patriots to overcome in the Southern Section Div.VI boys’ soccer championship. Patrick Handy tied the score in the 29th minute for third-seeded Viewpoint (20-1-6), which had allowed only two goals in the playoffs and 10 the entire season before Saturday. But after being fouled near the right edge of the penalty box, Aleman buried a shot in the lower-left corner of the net for his 43rd goal of the season. “We were definitely challenged. They had us a little mixed up (on Handy’s goal) and I think our guys were on their heels a little bit,” Animo coach Sergio Medrano said. “But we made some adjustments at halftime and I thought our kids did a great job in the second half.” The Patriots controlled the first 20 minutes of the second half, with sophomore Evan Raynr almost netting the equalizer on three occasions and senior Spencer Brown missing wide on an opportunity inside the penalty area. Roberto Alvarez then dashed any hopes of a Viewpoint comeback in the 64th minute, bending a 20-yard free kick around the Patriots’ wall and inside the right post to increase the lead to 3-1. Rafael Baca, who scored in the second minute, added his 55th goal of the season with three minutes remaining to put a cap on the Aztec Eagles’ first championship in program history. “When you play a good team like Animo, you have to bury your chances,” Kikugawa said. “Sergio said afterward that we were the only team all year to push them like that. We played about as well as we could, but they just had too much power.” Viewpoint became the first team to score against the top-seeded Aztec Eagles in the postseason, but Animo used the momentum of Johnny Aleman’s penalty shot to net two second-half goals, completing a perfect 30-0 season Saturday with a 4-1 victory at Downey High’s Allen Layne Stadium. “That’s a tough call to swallow,” said Viewpoint coach Travis Kikugawa, whose team had its 26-match unbeaten streak snapped in the program’s first finals appearance. “To have that happen in the final two minutes of the half when it’s 1-1 in a championship game definitely hurts. But take no credit away from Animo, they’re a great team.” center_img Animo’s four goals gave them 28 in the playoffs and 182 on the season, smashing the previous state record of 147 held by Jesuit of Carmichael in 2003. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gov. DeWine helps celebrate Young’s Jersey Dairy sesquicentennial

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For 150 years, Young’s Jersey Dairy has been active in agriculture in southwest Ohio, near Yellow Springs. The family business continues today as a highlight of agri-tourism in the state. Newly elected Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was recently on hand alongside Ohio’s First Lady and their grandson to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the farm. Also commenting are Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda and Young’s CEO Dan Young.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood reports.last_img read more

The Single Thing You Must Do to Reach Your 2018 Goals

first_imgYour goals in 2017 may have been too small. You may have lowballed your goals to ensure you reached them, underestimating what you are capable of and not stretching yourself. Your goals may also have been too big, requiring more than you estimated, but still moving you way beyond where you were a year earlier.It doesn’t matter what your goal is, whether it is too large or too small (I would err on the size of too large), the single thing that will produce the result you want is execution. If you have failed to reach a goal in the past, the root cause of that failure was almost certainly execution.Your intentions will not deliver your goal. Intending to do something and not doing it is the same as not intending to do it. The result is exactly the same. Intentionality is different. It is to do something with purpose. The key difference here is the execution, the “doing something” part.Your plans, while very helpful in providing direction, will also not afford you your goals. Writing down what you need to do is an excellent exercise if you take action on what you have written, and a waste of time, energy, paper, and ink if you do nothing. If given the choice between well-designed plans and limited action taken on those plays or no plans and simple execution, you are better off with simple execution.Execution is self-discipline, the first chapter in The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, and the one the first potential publisher hated upon reading it. He didn’t understand why I would include such a chapter in a book, let alone put it first. Execution reigns supreme in the world of attributes and character-traits and beliefs and behaviors.Execution is visible in the actions you take day after day, week after week, month after month, and quarter after quarter. Execution is your willingness to do what you need to do when you don’t want to do it. It is also the willingness to not do what you really want to do because it doesn’t serve you, and when it doesn’t move you closer to your goal (or dream, or future vision of yourself.If you were to look at two people who appear to be equal in every way, one of them who has reached their goals and one who has not the difference will be found in their willingness to execute. Which of these two people will you be? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Indian football caught in a classic impasse

first_imgA tense moment during the India-Saudi Arabia match: Exposing weaknessesPre-Olympic soccer came back to India after nine years under the glare of the floodlights of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. But the encounter between Saudi Arabia and India never really sent the sparks flying.The Saudis who flew in,A tense moment during the India-Saudi Arabia match: Exposing weaknessesPre-Olympic soccer came back to India after nine years under the glare of the floodlights of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. But the encounter between Saudi Arabia and India never really sent the sparks flying.The Saudis who flew in to India fresh from a bout of intensive coaching in Rio De Janeiro did, however, put up a display of fast and inventive football that had the huge crowd of around 50,000 applauding in appreciation.Barely three minutes after the kick-off India quite unexpectedly swung into the attack and scored through a fine opportunistic effort by striker Biswajit Bhattacharjee. Adopting the 4-3-3 system the home side managed to cling onto the lead till the equaliser came in the 26th minute.The Saudis who are trained by Brazilian World Cup player Mario Zagalo, soon switched on the Samba style. Time and again they cut through the relatively weak Indian defence which was without its experienced trio of Manoranjan, Sudip and Alok.With the Indians fast tiring and seemingly running out of steam the Saudis clinched the issue with a dream “banana” goal that had Brazil written all over it. In spectacular fashion, off a direct free-kick, Khaled Al-Majel sent a curling right footer, that deceived the ‘wall’ of Indian defenders and left goalkeeper Brahmanand stranded. After that blow India faded out almost completely and the Saudis were quite content to hold on to their slender lead and play out time.advertisementIt was a dismal performance by the Indian side which belied the high hopes and expectations that were kindled following months of intensive coaching. The raggedness of the attack and a weak inexperienced defence told on the medios who were unable to make any constructive moves and had to operate within the Indian half to bolster an inept defence.At the end of 90 minutes the Indians looked tired and were conspicuously short of stamina. In fact as they trudged into the dressing-room one was reminded of the stragglers of Asiad after a night out.For India there are seven more matches in the competition. “One defeat doesn’t mean we are out of the running, there are a lot of matches left and we can pull it through,” avers Ciric Milovan, the chief coach of the Indians. This optimism in the light of recent performances, however, seems totally unfounded and is not shared by many. Former national coach and Olympic captain P.K. Banerjee feels that a drastic change in approach is called for.In a postmortem discussion over Doordarshan Banerjee said: “We have concentrated more on preventing goals than on scoring them.” He also regretted that most of the players lacked the basic skill for international football, “elementary things like trapping, passing, stopping”.Banerjee’s anguish is echoed by Chuni Goswami captain of the gold medal winning Indian side at the Djakarta Asiad who says: “Our performance was drab and colourless. Let’s face it, quite a few of the players are just not up to international standards. It is our misfortune that we are passing through a phase of paucity of skilful and talented players. That touch of class, skill and artistry so vital for success at the international level is woefully missing. We must have a more methodical and professional approach to the game.”Immediate Needs: Both literally and metaphorically the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will have to opt for professionalism if they are to ameliorate these spasms of despair. The overriding trend all over the world is a steady drift away from amateurism.Of the world’s soccer playing nations, the number that can still be described as amateur or underdeveloped in the footballing sense, is diminishing fast. Japan had a professional association as early as 1921 and Iran in 1922. Today,teams from the Far East have already made their impact in the World Cup, which does not self-defeatingly exalt the no longer attainable amateur ethic.The diminutive North Koreans created soccer history in the 1966 World Cup when they defeated Italy’s star-studded team and, even more dramatically gave Portugal’s supporters cardiac tremors in the quarter-finals before being eliminated. Even smaller African countries like Egypt, Morocco and Zaire have blasted their way to the final stages of the World Cup.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has tried to face up to the problem of interpreting amateurism for a long time. Avery Brundage the great apostle of amateurism who presided over the IOC for two decades, was very clear on the definition. “An amateur,” explained Brundage, “is just what the dictionary implies, a lover from the Latin word amaton. An amateur sportsman engages in sport for the love of the game and only love. It’s just as simple as that.”advertisementCynics point out that multimillionaires like Brundage or British noblemen like his successor Lord Killanin, can afford to indulge in Utopian dreams. Less fortunate individuals, like the players, can’t. It is obviously time to face facts and accept that professionalism is essential if Indian football is to get anywhere. For the Olympic ideal only encourages dishonest exploitation of loopholes. Too much international pride and prestige is involved in the winning or losing of a medal.Athletes cannot hope even to take part if their standards are not phenomenally high. They cannot attain those standards unless they devote the best period of their lives to their chosen sport. And they cannot do this unless they are paid well. It is a catch-22 situation and Indian football is caught in a classic impasse.last_img read more

India vs Australia: ‘Ravi Shastri asked players to leave their driver’s license at home’

first_imgIndia cricket team bowling coach, Bharat Arun revealed on Tuesday that head coach Ravi Shastri often tells the players to leave their driver’s license at home before joining the team ahead of overseas tours. Speaking exclusively to India Today, Arun said the India pacers were asked to bowl specific lengths to the Australian batsmen, who are known for cutting and pulling at will while the batsmen were reminded of the pitfalls of getting lured into drives, especially in overseas conditions.”As Ravi Bhai would always tell this team… ‘leave you driver’s license at home when you come play for India’. When we came to Australia, he insisted that the Australians are very good on their cut and pull… we are not going to give them any shots to play,” Bharat Arun said.India pacers have been relentless and mean: ArunThe former India cricketer also credited the fast bowlers’ ability to keep themselves fit for their success. Arun also pointed out that the team’s willingness to enjoy each others’ success is its driving force.Notably, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami consistently delivered for India during their three important overseas tours in South Africa, England, and Australia in the 2018-19 season.Even during the series defeats in South Africa and England, the pacers delivered, picking up 20 opposition wickets on most occasion. The trio picked up 136 wickets in 2018, thereby breaking a 34-year-old record of 130 wickets set by the legendary West Indies trio of Joel Garner, Michael Holding, and Malcolm Marshall for the most wickets in a calendar year by a pace bowling unit.advertisementWhen the batsmen finally joined the party in Australia, Team India was able to create history as Virat Kohli’s men went on to become the first-ever side from Asia to beat Australia at their own backyard in a Test series.”It [the bowling performance] has been outstanding, not only this series but over the one year, it really has been outstanding. They have been bowling fast and they have been relentless and they have been mean over the period of time,” Arun said.”Their fitness levels… that has to be credited with the way they have worked hard on their fitness. Also, they take pride in each other’s performance. They are happy for others’ success. These are the qualities that really drive the team.”Taking confidence from the bowling unit’s performances in whites, Bharat Arun also said India have a well-settled bowling group in the lead up to Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England.”We have a great bunch of bowlers. We have good wrist spinners, finger spinners and we have ga ood bunch of fast bowlers plus an all rounder like Hardik [Pandya] in the team. So, yes we have the right mix for the World Cup,” Arun added.While in-form Jasprit Bumrah, who topped the bowling charts in the four-Test series has been rested for the upcoming limited-over series in Australia and New Zealand, Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul have been named as replacements for the ODI and the T20I series, respectively.India will rely heavily on the wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal while the responsibility of bowling with the new ball will be shared by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah. India have quite a few backup options as all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya along with the likes of left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed are available for selection.Also Read | Indian Premier League 2019 to be played in India from March 23Also Read | India vs Australia: BCCI announces huge cash rewards for Virat Kohli’s history makersAlso Read | Indian batsmen found Jasprit Bumrah ‘one of the most difficult’ to face: Bharat ArunAlso Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriAlso See:last_img read more

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Murder in Acklins man found dead in Delectable Bay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 5, 2017 – Acklins – A Saturday night fight in Mason’s Bay, Acklins has left one man dead.   The altercation was called violent and happened around 8:30pm, both men were reportedly treated at clinic and released.  One had been stabbed, the other struck with a bottle.  On Sunday morning, reports say the stabbed man was found outside of his home in Delectable Bay, dead.   One online report is calling it the first murder in the history of Acklins; what is certain is that news of murder has never come from the quiet island – which is home to settlements with names like Lovely and Delectable – in recent Bahamian history.  Just under 600 people live on the island of Acklins. #MagneticMediaNews#murderinAcklins#manfounddeadinAcklins Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #manfounddeadinAcklins, #murderinAcklinslast_img read more

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