NI is collateral damage in Brexit rows – O’Neill

first_img Twitter Pinterest NI is collateral damage in Brexit rows – O’Neill Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Deputy First Minister at Stormont says Northern Ireland is running the risk of sustaining the collateral damage from ongoing bad faith on the part of the British government in its dealings with the EU.Michelle O’Neill told the assembly that the British authorities have promised one thing and delivered another, and in the face of criticism from unionist MLAs, she said those who supported Brexit must take ownership of its consequences…………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/monbrexit5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – March 22, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleProbe into purchase of SF’s Letterkenny officeNext articleUlster Rugby seeks Real Rugby Heroes in Donegal News Highland Google+ WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

Medical Assisting Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgOpen ContinuouslyYes Special Requirements Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Total Hrs per Week/Day Posting Date AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2855 The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Posting Details Work YearN/A LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) How and where to apply SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Position Summary Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Physical Demandscenter_img Assignment Responsibilities Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note The Institution Posting NumberF00130P Work Schedule Conditions Application Instructions Job Posting TitleMedical Assisting Adjunct Assistant Professor Beginning and/or Ending Dates Minimum Qualifications Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Closing Date Department Location Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentForeign Transcript Evaluationlast_img read more

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers final score: Kawhi Leonard leads LA to 98-88 win

first_imgAnunoby has left the court for now, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has entered the game in his place.Here’s the inadvertent eye poke by Leonard on Anunoby. pic.twitter.com/STRUNHZVJ6— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) November 12, 201910:41 p.m. ET — The Raptors win the opening tip, but Patrick Beverley earns the first points of Monday’s contest with a layup.Pregame10:38 p.m. ET — Here is the Raptors’ starting five against the Clippers: VanVleet, Powell, Anunoby, Siakam, and Gasol. The Clippers’ starters? Beverley, Shamet, Leonard, Patterson, Zubac. Raptors coach Nick Nurse’s defensive gameplan was effective in limiting Leonard but wasn’t enough to earn a second win in as many nights in LA.Four different Raptors scored double-digit points on Tuesday: Pascal Siakam (16), Norman Powell (15), Fred VanVleet (14) and Chris Boucher (13). But an inability to finish down the stretch — they were outscored 25-10 in the fourth quarter — and only 15 trips to the free-throw line compared to LA’s 30 ultimately left the Raptors down by 10 at the final buzzer.MORE: Kawhi Leonard on facing Raptors: ‘They’re taking up where they left off’The Raptors lost starting forward OG Anunoby to injury early in the game when Leonard inadvertently poked him in the eye while Anunoby grabbed a rebound. The team confirmed early on that Anunoby would not return Monday, but the third-year player’s status moving forward is still unknown.Sporting News tracked live scores, updates and highlights from Raptors vs. Clippers on Monday.Raptors vs. Clippers scoreQuarterQ1Q2Q3Q4FinalRaptors2323321088Clippers1536222598Raptors vs. Clippers live score, updates and highlightsQuarter 41 a.m. ET  — The Raptors, on the second night of a back-to-back, appear gassed at the end of this one. Leonard and the Clippers take a win, 98-88, after a hard-fought game.12:56 a.m. ET  — Harrell makes up for the block on him a minute earlier and slams a dunk home off Leonard’s feed. Leonard knocks down two free throws to bring the lead to eight points.12:55 a.m. ET  — Chris Boucher completely stuffs Harrell at the rim, sending the Raptors’ bench — and the Toronto contingent at Staples Center — to their feet. He puts a layup in a few moments later to help the Raptors crawl to a four-point deficit. The Clippers lead 92-88 with 1:21 to play.Norman Powell slipped on a wet spot and came away limping, but he remains in the game.WHAT A BLOCK BY BOUCHER! pic.twitter.com/KsumwJoDZ6— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) November 12, 201912:49 a.m. ET  — The Raptors have only scored eight points through the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter and miss several shots, even after stripping the ball from Leonard yet again. Kawhi ties his career-high for turnovers in one game (eight). Nick Nurse takes a timeout with a little more than three minutes left to play. Clippers hold a six-point lead (92-86). 12:40 a.m. ET  — After Siakam misses two free throws, both teams miss shots back and forth until Harrell slams home a dunk for the Clippers. Hollis-Jefferson’s foul sends Harkless to the line — he knocks done one of two free throws, bringing the game to 87-82 Clippers.12:32 a.m. ET  — The Raptors call a timeout with 9:11 remaining. They trail Los Angeles 82-79.12:30 a.m.  ET  — The Clippers take a one-point lead with a three-point shot. 10 minutes remain in the game.End of Quarter 3 — Raptors 77, Clippers 7312:25 a.m.  — Raptors rookie Matt Thomas knocks down a three to take a 75-72 lead. He has six points so far on Monday. VanVleet is able to extend Toronto’s lead to three points after being fouled, and Thomas knocks down a bank shot to end the third quarter. 12:20 a.m. ET  — Clippers guard Landry Shamet is helped off the court after falling while on defense.Here’s the Landry Shamet injury. It’s hard to see exactly what caused it. pic.twitter.com/GApUPOywIR— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) November 12, 201912:13 a.m. ET — The Raptors continue their fantastic defense on Leonard (seven turnovers), but VanVleet misses a clear layup. The Raptors remain down by two (67-65) with just over three minutes to play in the third quarter.12:09 a.m. ET  — Toronto’s Powell drives to the net and slams a dunk for his 15th points of the game, a Raptors team-high.Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh @npowell2404 pic.twitter.com/5FzhJMy5sR— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 12, 201912:05 a.m. ET  — Five consecutive missed shots by the Clippers result in a breakaway for Toronto’s Powell, but he is fouled. The Clippers take a timeout with a three-point lead, 58-55.Clippers just had eight offensive rebounds inn a single possession, and failed to score a single point. Ivica Zubac’s face says it all. pic.twitter.com/nvJlvUbiZK— Clipper Insider (@clipperinsider) November 12, 201912:03 a.m.  ET  — Fred VanVleet is given a technical foul for arguing with the referees during a Clippers possession.11:57 p.m. ET —   It takes a full 90 seconds for either team to score to start the second half, but Los Angeles’ Landy Shamet puts up a three to open the scoring once more.End of Quarter 2 — Raptors 46, Clippers 5111:36 p.m. ET  — A flurry of missed shots and wild turnovers in the last few minutes of the half. Patrick Beverley’s layup takes a 49-36 lead for the Clippers just before the half ends, and Toronto’s Powell takes an offensive foul with 0.5 seconds left. Patrick Beverley takes two free throws and sinks both to end the quarter. The Clippers lead 51-46.11:27 p.m. ET  — Leonard’s fourth turnover of the night causes analysts to note how well Nick Nurse and the Raptors have planned to defend their former teammate.Kawhi just committed his 4th turnover. He’s played 16 minutes without a FG (0-for-5). Credit to Nurse and his sleepless night of game prep, Hollis-Jefferson, who has been excellent, and several others that have done a great job trapping him.— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) November 12, 201911:25 p.m. ET  — Siakam slams a dunk home after a pretty feed from Gasol.This right here is what you call a DIME pic.twitter.com/EQVmsVd5qd— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 12, 201911:20 p.m. ET  — Clippers center Montrezl Harrell draws a foul for a potential three-point play. Raptors remain ahead, 35-33, during a timeout.11:14 p.m. ET  — The Clippers go on a 10-1 run and briefly take back the lead, but Toronto quickly regains the lead.End of Quarter 1 — Raptors 23, Clippers 15Freddy pullin’ up from ANYWHERE pic.twitter.com/0RCtZQ6pCu— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 12, 201911:04 p.m.  ET  — Toronto’s Marc Gasol draws a charging foul. The teams trade missed shots until Raptors’ Chris Boucher hits a three-point shot to extend Toronto’s lead to seven points.10:58 p.m. ET  — Norman Powell hits one of two foul shots and the Raptors take a 10-9 lead with five minutes left in the first quarter.10:55 p.m. ET  — Sportsnet reports that OG Anunoby has a poked right eye and will not return to Monday’s game. The Raptors confirmed this report minutes later.10:52 p.m. ET  —   Siakam sinks a floater to cut Toronto’s deficit to three points. The Clippers take a timeout.10:43 p.m. ET  — Play is stopped less than two minutes into the game after Raptors forward OG Anunoby goes down with an injury. Kawhi Leonard hit  22-year-old Anunoby  in the eye as he collected a rebound. Raptors coach Nick Nurse was given a technical foul for protesting after play continued while Anunoby laid on the ground. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 98-88 in Los Angeles on Monday in Kawhi Leonard’s first game against his old team since he helped bring Toronto its first NBA Finals title in June.Leonard nearly earned a triple-double on the night (12 points, nine assists, 11 rebounds) but often found himself double-teamed by his old teammates, limiting his scoring ability. Clippers guard Lou Williams led all scorers with 21 points in a fairly low-scoring, sometimes sloppy night for both the defending NBA champions and this year’s Finals favorite, the Clippers.last_img read more

Adam Silver reportedly tells NBA players return not close, no fans in arenas

first_img— Silver believes the league doesn’t need to decide whether to resume play untll June.— If play does resume, it likely will occur in a “bubble” environment at a central location after at least three weeks of training camp. Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas continue to have the most support for being bubble sites. The league is aiming to conduct a full postseason, although it isn’t clear whether regular-season games will be played before then.— The league is bracing for long-term financial hardships. NBA players heard an update Friday from commissioner Adam Silver on coronavirus-related league matters. Silver reportedly provided a lot of straight talk but not a lot of good news.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that he obtained audio of the call between Silver and players association leadership. From the ensuing article, three items stand out: MORE: Teams allowed to test asymptomatic personnel, tooPlayers have already agreed to give up 25 percent of their salaries for this season in the event the remainder of it is canceled. Further losses of revenue would require more rounds of difficult negotiations. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Silver told players 40 percent of league revenue comes from fans, who might not return to arenas until a vaccine is developed. Multiple reports have said bubble games will not be open to the public.In a small sign of progress this week, teams were allowed to open their facilities in states where stay-at-home restrictions have eased. Players who want to come in can only work out by themselves. Union leadership told Silver that teams have pressured players to attend, per Charania, but Silver agreed with the players that activities are voluntary.last_img read more

Super sixth win for England’s girls

first_img England are Girls’ Home International champions again – winning the Stroyan Cup for the sixth year in a row. They achieved their success at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire, despite a final day defeat by Ireland. Scotland, the only team which could have caught them, also lost on the last day to Wales – meaning England’s earlier wins over Wales and Scotland were enough to retain the title. “A win is always good,” said England team captain Chris Pascall. “Only two of the girls had played Home Internationals before so it’s a very good result and they really did very well.” Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham) were both in last year’s winning team. This year’s successful side was completed by Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth), Sammy Fuller (Roehampton), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Sophie Keech (Parkstone), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) and Sophie Madden (West Essex). In the final day’s match, England and Ireland were level pegging after the morning foursomes with 1½ points apiece. In the singles England managed 2½ points, thanks to Alice Hewson, Sammy Fuller and Sophie Lamb, losing overall by the narrow margin of 5-4. Ireland and Wales both finished with the week with 1½ pt each. On a countback of individual games won, Ireland had the edge (13½ to 11½) and that won them the Swansea Spoon as runners-up. Scotland finished last with 1pt. Friday results ENGLAND 4, IRELAND 5 Foursomes Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe)  beat Chloe  Weir and Julie McCarthy 2/1 and 1 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) and Sammy Fuller (Roehampton)  lost to Shannon Burke and Niamh Ward 1 hole Sophie Keech (Parkstone) and Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) halved with Olivia  Mehaffey and Mary Doyle Singles Cowley lost to Mehaffey 6/4 Dimmock lost to Doyle 4/ 3 Hewson bt Niamh McSherry 4/ 2 Fuller bt Burke 2 /1 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) lost to Ward 2 down Lamb halved with Ariana Coyle Diez HOW THEY FINISHED 1 England  2 pt 2 Ireland   1 1/2pt (+13½ individual games won) 3 Wales 1 1/2 pt (+11½ individual games won) 4 Scotland 1pt. Next year’s Girls’ Home Internationals will be hosted by Donabate Golf Club, near Dublin from August 6 to 8 Caption: The winning England team with the Stroyan Cup. Back row, from left: Sammy Fuller, Alice Hewson, captain Chris Pascall, Gabriella Cowley and Sophie Lamb. Front row, from left: Olivia Winning, Sophie Keech, Sophie Madden and Annabel Dimmock. Image: Cal Carson Golf Agency. 8th August 2013 Girls stage a comeback to beat Scotland England, who are aiming to win the Stroyan Cup for a sixth year in a row, maintained their 100 per cent record at St Annes Old Links by coming from behind to beat Scotland 5½ -3½  on the second day of the Girls’ Home Internationals. In tomorrow’s final match England face Ireland, who drew 4½ -4½  with Wales in today’s other match. England trailed 2½-½ after this morning’s foursomes – but that halved match was all important. Annabel Dimmock and Sammy Fuller came back from three down with five to play to secure the half point – and to give the team some vital momentum. “To have lost 3-0 would have been a disaster but this gave us some momentum,” said team captain Chris Pascall. “The girls knew they would have to come out fighting – and they did.” Gabriella Cowley, Annabel Dimmock and Sophie Keech all secured their singles points before England suffered their only loss of the afternoon. But then, Olivia Winning crucially held her nerve through a testing hole to win her point and ensure the team could not be beaten. She won the 16th to go one up, but then put her tee shot out of bounds on the 17th. She responded by putting her next drive straight down the middle and firing her approach to within 18in of the pin and sinking the putt for a par five! Meanwhile, her opponent took six and the point belonged to England. Sophie Lamb completed the victory by winning her point on the 17th. England results Foursomes Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) & Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) lost to Lauren Whyte & Connie Jaffrey 2/1 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) & Sophie Keech (Parkstone) lost to Clara Young & Tara MacTaggart 3/1 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) & Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) halved with Heather Munro & Fiona Liddell Singles Gabriella Cowley beat Lauren Whyte 4/2 Annabel Dimmock beat Lesley Atkins 3/2     Sophie Keech beat Tara MacTaggart 5/4 Sophie Madden (West Essex) lost to  Connie Jaffrey 5/4 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) beat Clara Young 2/1 Sophie Lamb beat Fiona Liddell 2/1   7th August 201 England girls in winning start at Home Internationals Defending champions England made a winning start at the Girls’ Home Internationals when they beat Wales 7-2 on the opening day at St Annes Old Links, Lancashire. The team were 2-1 up after the morning foursomes, when they were unbeaten with one win and two halved games. They built on those foundations with an excellent singles performance in the afternoon, winning five of the six matches and losing the other only on the last green In the day’s other match Scotland beat Ireland 5-4.  Tomorrow, England play Scotland. Foursomes pairings (Scotland names first): Lauren Whyte & Connie Jaffrey v Gabriella Cowley & Sophie Lamb      Clara Young & Tara MacTaggart v  Alice Hewson & Sophie Keech      Heather Munro & Fiona Liddell v  Annabel Dimmock & Samantha Fuller      Today’s results Foursomes Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) & Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) halved with Chloe Williams & Ella Griffiths Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) & Samantha Fuller (Rohampton) beat Nia Greville & Megan Lockett 3/1 Sophie Madden (West Essex) & Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) halved with Sadie Dewinton-Davies & Emma Miller Singles Cowley  beat Bethan Morris 4/3 Hewson beat Lockett 4/3 Sophie Keech (Parkstone) beat Williams 1 up Olivia Winning  (Rotherham) lost to Griffiths 2 down Dimmock beat Georgia Lewis 5/4 Lamb beat Miller 1 up 7 Aug 2013 Super sixth win for England’s girls last_img read more

Inside Conditions…The more things change, the more they remain the same

first_img(Bradenton, Fla.)—Today is March 11, 2013 my 60th birthday or as former President of the United States the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt would say, “a day in infamy.”  Just the day before I, arrived in Tampa Bay and spent the day with my cousin Dr. Ramon Bruce, freshly retired from the Veterans Administration. “Doc” Bruce is a gentleman and a scholar who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn; I offered him my condolences with a smile. The genealogy of Dr. Bruce springs from the Bruce Tuskegee lineage; but you know what? Baseball and sports are like families in many ways, the more things change, the more things stay the same. Many things have changed since I began to cover MLB many years ago. I won’t say what year it was because it would be telling my age. Oops my bad, I already told my age.  However I continue to feel sorta, kinda lonely “upstairs” because  on this particular afternoon there is not one, not one speck of color in the press box besides me, oh except for the janitor. Sometimes it gets lonesome here at the top and believe me “being at the top” does not mean anything arrogant, insolent or egotistical; I am just stating the obvious. I am at the bottom rung of those who sit up top. Don’t try to blame this “continuing phenomenon” on anyone or anything because this is not the fault of MLB; but please answer this one question for me. Where in the hell are all of the professional baseball writers?  I know when teams from “chocolate cities” compete there are writers with more than ample amounts of “melanin” sprinkled throughout the “box.”  When I awoke at the crack of dawn semi-lamenting my charge into my sixties, I realize the more things change, the more they remain the same.  At this point the boys of summer are now the boys of semi-spring. They are ugly caterpillars ready to emerge from the cocoon of the losing. Pirates’ pitcher Jeff Locke who came over from the Atlanta Braves entered the game with a 2-1 record and a 3.60 ERA starting 3 games so far in the Pirates “grapefruit league” season. Even though his location wasn’t as sharp as he would have liked it to be he remained optimistic. “Since I have come over [from the Braves] everything has been better, from my routine, to my work ethic.” he said. “Maybe I was younger over there, now I’m maturing.” AUBREY BRUCElast_img read more