Southland Gives Back: Privateers Team Up with Boys & Girls Club

first_imgNEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) led the Privateers athletic department in their annual Southland Gives Back event by volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana during finals week, Dec. 5. In addition to bringing in some holiday cheer to the Boys & Girls Club children, the UNO SAAC spoke with the kids about the importance of continuing education.The Privateers joined the Boys & Girls Club members by bringing in a variety of Christmas materials to decorate the New Orleans location for the Christmas season. Student-athletes brought hats for the children to wear and spent time crafting snowflakes and Christmas trees to adorn the building. Throughout the afternoon of decorating, UNO SAAC members were able to profess the value of continuing education and the importance of keeping focus on studies during the final weeks of the fall semester.UNO student-athletes and Boys & Girls Club members were able to cap the afternoon with games of touch football and freeze tag to get the kids in an active mindset. After a great afternoon, the Privateers plan on continuing to make the Boys & Girls Club a regular community service location for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.”It was great to go spread some holiday cheer to others,” said SAAC member and Southland Cross Country Athlete of the Year Arina Kleshchukova. “We made some nice Christmas tree cards and other crafts with the kids who brought smiles to all of our faces – hopefully we made them smile a little too.”Since 1965, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana have been a leading afterschool and summer learning provider in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. Boys & Girls Clubs strive to accomplish the vision of a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach for every young person who walks through their doors. Primary focuses of the Boys & Girls Clubs include: Academic success, good character and healthy lifestyles. Additionally, the organization strives to provide members with a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, hope and opportunity.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more


first_imgUnwittingly it bursts forthOblivious of the pain it emanatesThe enigma revealOf sinful and unforgettable pastsThe destruction inevitableLike an iceberg it strikes swiftlyShivering as if winter is so fierceA shock so powerful to senseThe heart beat like a rapid cascadeA griping fear can no longer concealedThe disgrace a befallen head holdsAn ignominy like an encumbranceTeary eyes shed no more oceans of tearsThe trembling lips words are scantily spokenIn all an emptiness never yet sensedBefore roaming eyes the façade fallsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Flyers win 13-4 over Peace River Stampeders

first_imgFlyers Dominate 13-4 over the Peace River StampedersIt was looking like it was going to be a close one when the Stampeders scored the first goal early on but the Flyers jumped back and by the end of the 1st period the score was 3-2. In the 2nd fatigue started to show on the Stampeders short bench letting in 5 goals and scoring only 1, many of the goals were only minutes apart. Fatigue and the Flyers relentless offence and rock solid defense continued to tear away at the Stampeders for a final score of 13-4. Listen to this highlights package- Advertisement – [asset|aid=704|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=61cb828136efd9e8a199a1afc2411e29-Flyers win 13-4 over Peace River Stampeders_1_Pub.mp3]last_img

Coasters, skating more in the region

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! You don’t have to venture far to find exciting things to do for the day. The Southland is home to several famous amusement parks and countless roller and ice-skating rinks, fun centers and skate parks — so get going! AMUSEMENT PARKS Disneyland Resort: 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim; (714) 781-4565; Coasters, attractions and treasure-filled shops. Disney’s Electrical Parade takes place nightly at California Adventure park. The park also features the Hollywood Backlot. Knott’s Berry Farm: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; (714) 220-5200; The theme park features 160 acres of world-class rides, including the new Silver Bullet, unique family shows and one-of-a-kind attractions. LEGOLAND California: One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; (760) 918-5346; A 128-acre family theme park for kids 3 to 12, with miniature Lego brick cities, a life-size Lego animals safari and more. Features a Technic Coaster, a thrill ride for youngsters, and The Big Test show. Pacific Park: 380 Santa Monica Pier; (310) 260-8744; Full park open weekends only; hours change weekly. SeaWorld Adventure Park: 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego; (800) 25-SHAMU; Open 10 a.m. daily. Attractions, aquariums, rides, dining. The all-new “Pets Rule!” show. Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, off the Golden State Freeway, Valencia; (661) 255-4527 or (661) 255-4142; Open 10 a.m. daily. Features roller coasters and attractions. Hurricane Harbor water park opens in the spring. (818) 367-5965 or (661) 255-4527. Universal Studios Hollywood: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; 1 (800) UNIVERSAL; World’s largest movie studio and theme park. ICE-SKATING RINKS Iceoplex Simi Valley: 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley; (805) 520-7465. Public skate sessions, hockey, figure skating, broom ball and private parties. Ice Station Valencia: 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia; (661) 775-8686. Public skate sessions, hockey, figure skating, private parties and special events. Pickwick Ice Center: 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank; (818) 845-5300. Public skate sessions, hockey, figure skating, private parties and special events. Valley Ice Center: 8750 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City; (818) 893-1784. Public skate sessions, hockey, private parties and special events. Van Nuys Iceland: 14318 Calvert St., Van Nuys; (818) 785-2172. Public skate sessions, hockey, figure skating, bumper cars on ice, private parties and special events. ROLLER SKATING RINKS AND SKATE PARKS Moonlight Rollerway: 5110 San Fernando Road, Glendale; (818) 241-3630. Public skate sessions, private parties, classes and special events. Moorpark Skate Park: Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark; (805) 517-6300. Open to public from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Skateland: 18140 Parthenia St., Northridge; (818) 885-7655. Public skate sessions, private parties, classes and special events. Rollerdome: 950 E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks; (805) 493-8800. Public skate sessions, roller hockey, private parties and special events. Skate Lab Skate Park: 4226 Valley Fair St., Simi Valley; (805) 578-0040; Skateboard classes, public skate sessions and private parties. Waiver form required. MINIATURE GOLF, RECREATION CENTERS AND ARCADES The Plant: 7888 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys; (818) 756-0550; Family entertainment including arcade games. Private party packages available. Mountasia: 21516 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita; (661) 253-4386; Offers miniature golf, Go-Kart rides, bumper boats, laser tag, arcade games and batting cages. Private party packages available and special events. Ultrazone: 14622 Ventura Blvd., Suite 208, Sherman Oaks; (818) 789-6620; High-tech entertainment zone specializing in Laser Tag. Private parties, groups and corporate events available.last_img read more

Stoke stopper makes League One loan move

first_img1 Daniel Bachmann Stoke City goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has joined Bury on loan for a month.The 21-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for Stoke since arriving at the club in July 2011 but has spent time on loan at Wrexham and Ross County.And now the Austria Under-21 international is set for more first-team action during a spell at Bury.The League One side needed cover after an injury to Aaron McCarey earlier this week and moved quickly to land Bachmann until November.last_img


first_imgLarissa in actionSIX NATIONS winner Larissa Nolan and her proud family will get a hero’s welcome in the Rosses tonight.The Tir Chonaill Rugby Football Club are hosting the Woman’s 6 Nations trophy in Careys Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh between 7pm and 8pm.“We are the first team in donegal if not Ireland to host the trophy and are very privileged and honoured to bring Larissa and her family and this special international trophy to the north west,” said Eddie Sharkey from Tir Chonaill. “It was a massive achievement for the Irish ladies to win this prestigious trophy and everyone is very proud of the Donegal representation in Larissa Muldoon and also Nora Stapleton.”Everyone is welcome to come along to get your photo taken with the trophy and also Larissa herself ,also on the night there will be an event held by the local relay for life team. RUGBY QUEEN LARISSA BRINGS GRAND SLAM TROPHY TO THE ROSSES was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:RUGBY QUEEN LARISSA BRINGS GRAND SLAM TROPHY TO THE ROSSESlast_img read more

Some Man United fans praise defender as he has ‘his best game’ for the club

first_img Latest Manchester United news Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? tense deals gameday cracker boost BEST OF Lindelof been our best player so far 😂— Sonny Webb (@SonnyWebb14) October 23, 2018 IN DEMAND Lindelof is having the best game of his United career tonight so far— iammcculloch (@iammcculloch) October 23, 2018 The Swede makes another vital stop at the back for United Lindelof had his best game so far tonight— Jamie Frampton (@JamieFramp7) October 23, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January gameday cracker targets center_img Victor Lindelof may receive his fair share of criticism from Manchester United fans, but the defender earned his fair shares of supports for his performance against Juventus.The Sweden international has largely failed to convince since his lucrative move from Benfica last season, regularly finding himself out of the team. Lindelof by far the best player in red so far— aғro-opтιмιѕт 🌍 (@OfficialNyabuto) October 23, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST I hate that I’m saying this but Lindelof is actually playing well— Imraan 🦍 (@ImraanMahomed4) October 23, 2018 Most Popular Football Stories scrap REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Lindelof’s probably been #mufc’s best outfield performer tonight. Had a fine game up until now.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 23, 2018 1 Lindelof is doing trojan work back there! His best game by a mile for United #mufc— Darragh Collins (@DazColz) October 23, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos However, against the reigning Serie A champions he showed he could turn out to be the answer to Jose Mourinho’s defensive problems.After pleading with Ed Woodward and the rest of the Red Devils board for a marquee centre-half signing in the summer, Jose Mourinho ended the summer with no new arrivals for the centre of his defence.However, after shutting out Eden Hazard and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same week, Lindelof seems to have earned the respect of several United supporters and may well be en route to establishing himself at the back for more regularly.Check out the best Tweets from United fans below! No one has been talking about how good Lindelof has been!— Ahmed (@KingInThePot) October 23, 2018 RANKED last_img read more


first_imgA Raphoe cameraman was part of the team which picked up an IFTA Award as the best Sports Programme.Emmett Harte was the man behind the lens as part of Eamon Coughlan’s film – Man On A Mission.The programme saw the former international runner travel to Kenya to uncover the lasting legacy of Irish brother Colm O’Connell. Part travelogue, part tribute, the documentary, the documentary brought Coughlan to the modest training camp of Brother Colm as he painstakingly prepares David Rudisha, World 800 Metre Champion, for the London Olympics later this year.Harte, the son of former TD Paddy Harte and his wife Rosaleen, is well-known in film-making circles throughout the country.A former pupil of St.Eunan’s Colllege, Harte has been involved in numerous film projects shown on RTE and other channels.  DONEGAL CAMERAMAN HELPS COUGHLAN SCOOP IFTA FOR BEST SPORTS SHOW was last modified: February 13th, 2012 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:cameramanEamon CoughlanEmmett HarteIFTAMan On A MissionRaphoelast_img read more

Things won’t change in Northridge

first_imgNothing is going to change. That’s the fear. That’s the lowered expectations that sadly have become ingrained at Cal State Northridge. CSUN reeks with potential yet remains mired as a second-rate NCAA Division I program with second-rate facilities. The surprising news Thursday that athletic director Dick Dull is stepping down to become the department’s fundraiser could prove a bellwether for CSUN’s athletic future. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Only there is no real reason to believe it will happen. Not as long as Jolene Koester remains the school president. Not as long as another blue-ribbon commission is formed to create another five-year plan. Not as long as administrators reach for Band-Aids when facilities cry out for major surgery. CSUN’s next A.D. needs to be bright, young, energetic. Someone not afraid to be told no, and when they are, ready to go back and try again. Someone to champion the department, someone with actual vision. Someone who currently might be an associate athletic director at a school with existing athletic excellence and looking to head his or her own program. Really think Koester will look for that person? Koester came to CSUN from Sacramento State. She’s given the interim athletic director’s position to Janet Lucas, who has been at CSUN for one year after 15 at James Madison. This is not exactly coming from Big Ten or Southeastern conference schools, from places with historic athletic heritage in which sports are valued for what they can bring to the university and community. More of the same, that’s what we’ve come to expect. More nice people who are fine administrators. More looking at CSUN athletics is a necessity, not as something unique that could offer an incredible boom to a sleepy commuter campus. Lowered expectations have become almost institutionalized at CSUN. Athletic dreams fade there. If it’s ever going to change, it has to begin at the top. And Koester has shown only tepid interest in athletics. CSUN needs a president committed to the athletic department. At USC, it is known Steve Sample cares about sports. At UCLA, there’s no question Albert Carnesale is passionate about athletics. They’re at games, in the locker rooms, attending news conferences. They champion their programs. Koester attends plenty of games, but she’s like the grandmother who watches little Johnny play and then goes home. Wasn’t that nice? She’s not driving him to practice every day, taking him to camps, buying him equipment, encouraging him after disappointments. If Koester has a competitive side, it’s concealed. She is liked and respected as the CSUN president, but sports are clearly not a priority. She wants to build a $100 million performing-arts center that will seat 1,600. The performing arts, now that’s a priority. A new arena that could serve home to a men’s basketball team that is supposed to be the flagship of the athletic program, that could be shared with the women’s basketball team, the volleyball teams, that could be used for concerts and the circus and graduations and high school All-Star games, that is badly needed by the entire Valley and would cost significantly less than $100 million … already ruled out. It’s difficult for the athletic director to wage these wars when he/she recognizes a complete lack of administrative support. Unfairly, Dull’s legacy as an athletic director always will be as the man who killed football at CSUN and was forced out at Maryland after basketball star Lenny Bias died of a cocaine overdose after he was selected first overall by the Boston Celtics in 1986. It must be remembered that when Dull came to CSUN six years ago, the program was in virtual chaos. There were sex, drug and racism scandals. It wasn’t an athletic department, it was Motley Crue on tour. Dull calmed the waters. He brought badly needed stability to the department. And he is competitive, does care about his teams, does try to meet their needs. Yet Dull and CSUN always seemed an odd fit. He was an East Coast guy and perhaps tellingly, never has bought a home here. He applied for several other A.D. jobs while at CSUN. When Koester arrived a year after he did, Dull seemed to survey the landscape and decide which battles could be won and which were best to avoid. Although always quick to point out he recommended the football program be dropped, it was Koester who made the call. When he saw no Koester support for an arena but for a performing-arts center, he was completely on board. He became the good soldier, the purveyor of status quo. He did what he could for his under-budgeted program, but he did not try to do anything more. It is a curious move, going from athletic director to department fundraiser. Certainly, it is an encouraging sign that the department now has such a badly needed position although odd that it is Dull, who never displayed skill for fundraising as the A.D. Dull is charged with raising $10 million to improve athletic facilities, with $6 million going toward adding 1,400 seats to the antiquated school gym. There are two problems here. First, if you really want to rebuild the gym, show some commitment and put some money up front. Demonstrate to the community you’re behind it before you attempt to rally its support. And second, if you’re going to raise $6 million, why not shoot for $16 million and build a new gym? Why use a Band-Aid approach when so much more is genuinely needed? The only answer can be that Koester truly does not get it. She understands neither the campus-wide benefit from a multiuse arena nor how special sports can be to a university. It can unify a campus. Excite the students, bring pride to the university. Make a national name for a school. That was the CSUN men’s basketball team playing Kansas on national television in 2001, not the drama department. As with most change, there is great opportunity here, just no reason to believe it will be fulfilled. Koester wants another committee to come up with another five-year department plan the five-year plan Dull put together for her apparently is no longer in service. After the plan is completed in December, then a national search supposedly will begin for Dull’s replacement, which is utterly backward. Why not let the new A.D. have impact in this five-year plan? The dread is clearly because Koester wants his role clearly defined, wants another good soldier. With Dull’s exit, the athletic department has had a complete turnover in the past year. Despite saving $1 million by dropping football, budgets of programs have been slashed. Morale among frustrated coaches is awful. This entire five-year plan, national-search bit sounds like so much cover for simply handing the position to Lucas. You don’t want to prejudge Lucas, but she clearly would be indebted to Koester, in step with her benefactor. It doesn’t sound like someone eager to rattle cages, to impart needed vision to CSUN, to raise the program up and wake the Valley’s sleeping giant. So much opportunity, so much more fear that nothing will change. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at 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


first_imgThe County U21 Hurling Final (2013!) will take place in the Convoy Centre of Excellence this Saturday at 2:30pm.There had been controversy when the county board had fixed a date in December which one of the teams, St Eunan’s, couldn’t fulfil.But Setanta were keen to play the game – common sense has prevailed, and the 2013 county final will now go ahead on Saturday.  U-21 COUNTY HURLING FINAL (2013!) TO GO AHEAD THIS WEEKEND was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:hurling finalSETANTASt EunansU-21last_img read more