‘An incredible year’: Guardiola hails City’s history boys

first_imgManchester City win domestic treble. PHOTO via @ManCityLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City’s history makers after they clinched the domestic treble with a swaggering 6-0 rout of Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.Guardiola’s side capped an incredible campaign in fittingly dynamic fashion as Watford were put to the sword by Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick and goals from David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus.Just a week after winning a second successive Premier League crown, City’s record-equalling FA Cup final victory made them the first English club to win the English title, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season.They are the first English top-flight side to register 50 wins in all competitions in a single season.Guardiola’s men also scored a record 169 goals in 61 games this season, beating their own previous best of 156.City now rank high on the list of the greatest English teams of all-time and Guardiola admitted it was remarkable to watch his side scale such heights.“It was an incredible final for us and we have finished an incredible year. To all the people at the club a big congratulations, especially the players because they are the reason why we have won these titles,” he told the BBC.Although City finished as emphatic winners, the final could have been different if Watford had capitalised on a lively opening at Wembley.Crucially, the Hornets wasted a golden chance in the 11th minute when Roberto Pereyra ran clear, only to see his shot saved by Ederson.Guardiola agreed that Ederson’s save was a turning point. “In the final these kind of things make the difference. Ederson saved us at a key point at the beginning of the game, because 1-0 would have been really difficult for us,” he said.City have now lifted five of the past major six domestic trophies available.As Guardiola watched his player cavort joyously around the pitch after the final whistle, the Spaniard was asked if City could top their astonishing run over the last two years.Guardiola admitted last week that he is addicted to winning and, ominously for City’s rivals, he made it clear he expects his stars to be even better next term.“We have to, always you can improve. There is no sense to stay still,” he said.City captain Vincent Kompany was quick to pay tribute to Guardiola for his ability to hold his squad to a high standard.“It starts with the manager, who set the standard at the start of the season and said we had to go back-to-back (as title winners), and then it’s the group,” Kompany said“It’s the best team in the world. To set such a high standard for such a long period, for two years running. What a team, what a privilege!”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Amelia’s win sets her on course for title defence

first_img9 Apr 2018 Amelia’s win sets her on course for title defence England girl international Amelia Williamson took the first step in a title defence when she won the Hampshire Rose by a stroke.She was three-under par for the 36 holes at a very wet North Hants Golf Club, adding her name to a trophy which has previously been held by top professionals Charley Hull and Georgia Hall.Next step for the 17-year-old from Royal Cromer, Norfolk, is the Roehampton Gold Cup on Saturday. It’s paired with the Hampshire Rose to create a 72-hole event, offering world ranking points for the players and the overall winner receives the Gold Rose Trophy.Williamson became the first winner of the combined event last year and has her sights set on retaining the trophy, which was given by Olympic champion Justin Rose.The weather omens are encouraging. “I’ve looked at the forecast for Saturday and it’s wet,” said Williamson, who managed similar conditions at North Hants in style.“There were only five or six holes when you didn’t need waterproofs,” she said. “But I always gave myself chances to make par and holed out well from under 10ft.”She was two-under 70 in the morning, followed by one-under 71 in the afternoon and finished a shot ahead of Kath O’Connor (West Byfleet, 68 74). Two more members of the England Golf girls’ squad filled the next two places: Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, 72 71) and Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, 71 74). Tags: Amelia Williamson, Hampshire Roselast_img read more

Shaq earns doctorate degree

first_imgMIAMI (AP)—Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is a doctor now.O’Neal received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University alongside 1,100 other students during commencement ceremonies Saturday.The Miami Herald reports that O’Neal got on one knee so the chair of Barry’s organizational learning and leadership program could drape a light blue hood around O’Neal’s more-than-7-foot frame.O’Neal then high-fived other graduates as he made his way back to his seat along with his manager, Cynthia Atterberry, who also received a doctorate in education.The former All-Star and MVP earned a cumulative GPA of 3.813 while completing 54 credit hours at Barry, mostly through online courses and video conferencing over the last four years. O’Neal’s doctoral capstone project explored how CEOs and business leaders use humor in the workplace.last_img

New Brookdale Programs Prep Job-Seekers in Growing Fields

first_imgLINCROFT – Monmouth County residents looking to ready themselves for jobs in new or growing fields have four new options this fall at Brookdale Community College.New for the 2013-2014 academic year is a national security studies track, a communication disorders option, a criminal justice certificate and a social media certificate that can be earned entirely online.The social media certificate teaches the skills needed to build or expand a business through social media.  Three new classes developed for the program teach how to identify an audience, develop a compelling message, manage a brand, measure effectiveness and avoid common social network pitfalls.  The courses are Introduction to Social Media, Writing in the Digital Age and Social Media Marketing.The national security studies track is part of the Criminal Justice Associate of Science program. Courses prepare students to transfer to the National Security Studies bachelor’s program at New Jersey City University.The communication disorders option is a pre-professional program that provides academic groundwork for students considering a career in speech and language.  Students earn an associate of arts degree and transfer to another institution for further study. Courses include Voice and Diction, Introduction to Communication Disorders and American Sign Language.The criminal justice certificate is a 36-credit certificate designed for those seeking a career in law enforcement or looking to enhance their current career with academic credentials. Classes provide an overview of the criminal justice system and teach skills in emergency response and physical fitness. Students can apply the credits toward an associate degree in criminal justice.“It is essential for Brookdale to adapt to the national and global markets and provide a curriculum that will meet the needs of the economy and provide our students with the necessary skills and framework to achieve,” said Dianna Phillips, executive vice president of educational services.In addition to the new courses developed for these programs, other new courses this fall include Magazine Writing, Introduction to the Music Business, Automotive Electricity II and Air Conditioning, Project Management, Human Biology, Elementary Portuguese, Independent Chemistry Research and ESL Writing through Research I and II.last_img read more

Two skiers rescued outside ski area boundary of Kicking Horse Mtn.

first_imgOn Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m. Golden RCMP received a missing persons report about two overdue skiers.The two males from Vancouver Island had been skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort the day prior to the report. RCMP were notified by a friend of the party that the two individuals were unaccounted for. Golden RCMP notified Golden Search and Rescue and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort of the missing persons. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort conducted an inbounds perimeter search for the missing party. No missing persons were found within the ski area boundary. In addition, a full air search began with Golden Search and Rescue at first light on Monday, Jan. 31. At approximately 8:37 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 the first individual was spotted by the Golden Search and Rescue approximately six kilometres outside and beyond the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort controlled recreational area. A long line rescue was used as the individual was in a heavily forested area. At 9:30 a.m. the first individual was rescued and transferred to Golden and District Hospital. At 10:16 a.m. the second individual was found outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts controlled recreational area in approximately the same region. The individual was transferred by helicopter to hospital. Both males are presently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Golden RCMP is currently investigating the incident.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Dance Umbrella

first_imgThe Dance Umbrella is hosting its 15th Spring Showcase this weekend at the Capitol Theatre. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like add to the excitement by selecting Dance Umbrella Team of the Week.The senior members in the club include, starting back row, L-R, hoisted Ben LeMarchand, Alexi St. Jean-Duncan, Connor Clover, Ben Hall and Mitch Ryan.Middle, Kate Harvey-Viera, Danielle Gibson, Emma Collinson, Elsa Neufeld-Cumming, Dana Dickenson Samson, Aja Lamb-Hartley, Aisha Smith, Hannah Ockenden, Lisa Schwab and Hazel Nichol.Front, Becca Landsberg, Rachel Kinakin, Sarah Jane Hicks and Morag Bos.Missing Sabbian Clover.last_img

Cotter returns to Tim Horton’s Brier after capturing third straight Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championship

first_imgThe first turning point of the game happened in the third end when Geall missed on his final attempt, allowing Cotter to steal one for a 2-0 lead.However, had Geall made that attempt, the rink would have scored four.“I think a quarter inch less curl and we would have scored four,” Geall lamented.“It was one of those situation in the game where we just came out on the wrong end of it.”The second turning point occurred in the eighth end when Geall again had the opportunity to steal a point after closing the gap to 4-3 with a deuce in the seventh.This time, however, Geall’s final stone was a bit heavy allowing Cotter to pull off the double takeout to score three and grab a 7-3 lead.“They had us in trouble there in the third end and if Sean makes that it could have been a different game . . . and he wasn’t far off,” Griffith explained.“He was only maybe an inch away from making that shot. But fortunately we got a couple of breaks — his rock came a little heavy in eight, and left Jimmy a great opportunity to score three.”Cotter & Company now have a few weeks off to prepare for Ottawa March 5-13.Griffith said the rink will return to a bit of normalcy, work and family life, but will be back on the rink training to represent BC in at the Tim Horton’s Brier.Which Geall believes the rink will do just fine.“They’re a classy bunch,” said Geall, who was at the Brier representing BC in 2009.“They’re a heck of a good team . . . they do a lot of things right and they’ll compete hard in a couple of weeks.”EXTRA END: Of course in any major event there are a few hiccups along with way. Saturday night, when Sportsnet was setting up to televise the final two game Sunday, a manlift used to install new glass in the lounge area, caused a huge crack in the ice. Icemakers worked until 5 a.m. Sunday morning to make sure the ice was ready for the final two games. . . .The final two games saw the best crowds of the week as curling fans from throughout the West Kootenay turned out to watch the best in BC.Story originate at The Nelson Daily There are going to be a lot of familiar faces at the 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier in Ottawa.And Jim Cotter is one of them.The Vernon skip reeled off six consecutive victories en route to his third consecutive BC Men’s title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Curling Championships Sunday night at the Nelson Curling Club.The clincher came in the final as Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrell Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky defeated Sean Geall of New Westminster 7-6.“It feels great,” Cotter said following the victory. “I owe it all to my teammates. They are phenomenal guys who made a ton of shots, more shots than I made.”“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said second Tyrell Griffith.“We’ve been going through the process all week, but this feels phenomenal. Anytime you can win this event to go to represent your province is just amazing. And when that last rock hits that’s when you mind can kind of come off the game.”Sunday was the second time in as many days that Cotter had knocked off Geall, who advanced to the final by stopping Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 4-2 in the semi final earlier in the day.The Geall rink includes third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen.Saturday, the score was 5-1 in favour of the Okanagan rink in the Page Playoff 1-2 contest after Cotter won the A event and Geall the B event.Sunday, Geall gave the defending champion all he could handle, coming within a few key shots of pulling off the upset.last_img read more

Google stock at $600 a share

first_imgThe biggest beneficiaries of the stock’s ascension have been Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who began developing their search engine, then called BackRub, in a Stanford University dorm room in 1996. Page and Brin, both 34, rank among the world’s wealthiest people, with fortunes approaching $20 billion each. Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, and top sales executive Omid Kordestani have also accumulated enough stock in the company to become multibillionaires. Hundreds of other Google employees are millionaires. Google’s stock has reigned as one of the hottest commodities on Wall Street because its search engine has turned into a moneymaking machine as advertisers spend more on the Internet to connect with consumers who are increasingly shunning television, radio and traditional print media. Google’s search engine is the hub of the Web’s most lucrative ad network. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MARKETS: Internet company continues its surge and reaches yet another milestone. By Michael Liedtke THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Google Inc.’s stock price sailed past $600 for the first time Monday, extending a monthlong rally propelled by the lofty expectations surrounding the Internet search leader’s upcoming third-quarter earnings report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Mountain View-based company’s shares traded as high as $610.26 before slipping back to $609.62, a gain of $15.57, or 2.6percent. It marked the sixth time in the past 12 trading sessions that the stock has reached a new high, showing investors are confident Google’s third-quarter profit will be impressive. The results are scheduled to be released Oct. 18. The latest milestone served as yet another reminder of the immense wealth created since Google went public in August 2004. The shares have increased more than sevenfold from their initial public offering price of $85, bringing the nine-year-old company’s market value to $190 billion – eclipsing bigger, more mature businesses such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Coca-Cola Co., Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp. It took 10 months for Google’s stock to leap from $500 to $600 and more than a year for the journey from $400 to $500. The shares hurdled $300 in June 2005 after passing the $100 and $200 thresholds in 2004. Analysts began predicting Google’s stock would reach $600 at the start of 2006 when the shares were still hovering around $420. Some analysts are already predicting Google’s stock will hit $700 within the next year, but the average target price for the stock is $614.64 among analysts polled by Thomson Financial. last_img read more

FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test

first_imgMOST READ Earlier Friday, the head of doping control of the Brazilian Football Confederation said Guerrero could still provide evidence that he did not take prohibited substances without warning Peru and Flamengo.“If Guerrero has justification for this and that justification was offered before the match against Argentina, it is not a doping case,” Fernando Solera told channel SporTV.Solera also said Flamengo showed evidence that Guerrero did not take any illegal substances during his time with the Brazilian club.ADVERTISEMENT APLIMA, Peru — Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended by FIFA for 30 days after failing a doping test.Guerrero tested positive on Oct. 5 after the World Cup qualifying match against Argentina, the Peruvian Football Federation added on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding World Series champion Astros hold off on White House talk Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Read Next The federation did not disclose the banned substance.If the decision is upheld, Peru will miss its main striker for both World Cup playoff matches against New Zealand this month. Peru and New Zealand meet on Nov. 11 and 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe federation said it “believes the facts will soon be clarified and this issue will be permanently solved.”Guerrero, who plays his club football for Flamengo, scored six times in South American qualifiers and led Peru to fifth place. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

London Olympics: Heena Sidhu hopeful of making her mark

first_imgHeena Sidhu is unique among the Indian shooting contingent for the London Olympics, since she is the only one not to have qualified by clinching a “quota” spot at an international competition.In fact, the dental student from Patiala benefitted from the fact that the country had one more quota than needed in rifle events, and under the rules of the International Shooting Sports Federation, could exchange that for a spot in any other event.Behind the scenes, there was some wrangling regarding this quota swap, since Heena was up against someone of the stature of Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.But ultimately, the National Rifle Association of India ruled that Heena’s scores in her pet event, the 10m air rifle women, were more consistent than Rathore’s in double trap, and the selectors decided to pick her since India had “a better chance of winning a medal in air pistol women.”Heena is no stranger to success though, and has a World Cup silver medal under her belt.She won this in 2009 at Beijing, with a score of 385/400 and 101.8 in the final.But her short career is littered with near-misses at big events. The biggest came at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, where she finished fifth when a medal would’ve given her a quota spot.She also missed the finals at the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 and finished ninth.Just prior to that, Heena had won a gold and a silver at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG), but had missed winning the individual gold by just 0.3 points in the final.advertisementOver the last few months, to eliminate these hiccups, Heena has trained extensively for the Olympics with India’s foreign pistol coach, Anatoly Piddubnyl, and former CWG gold medallist Ronak Pandit.”My recent performance has been good thanks to my coach Anatoly and Ronak. While Anatoly has been working on my technique, Ronak has really helped me with the mental and emotional aspects of the sport, and both have really helped me grow as a person,” she had told Mail Today.Heena’s average score in the last one year has been nearly 382, and while that would probably not be enough to get her into the final, a stronger effort will make sure that India – who also have Annu Raj Singh in the event – will have a shot at a medal.last_img read more