Hawks’ Kinne is repeat First Team All-American

first_img Monmouth University men’s soccer standout Ryan Kinne (Naugatuck, Conn./Naugatuck High School) has been named to the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men’s NCAA Division I All- America First Team, while teammate R.J. Allen (Old Bridge/St. Joseph High School) was named to the third team. This marks the second straight season that Kinne, who was the Hawks’ first All-American First Team selection in Monmouth history last year, has been named to the First Team, while Allen claims his first All-American honor. This season also marks the second straight year that the Monmouth men’s soccer team has placed two members on the NSCAAAll- American squad, as Kinne (First Team) and Daniel Bostock (Second Team) were honored in 2009. “I am really proud of these young men. This is a tremendous achievement for them both and also for our program,” said Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt in a press release from the university. “Their commitment, dedication and hard work have paid off and they are well-deserving of these awards.” Kinne, a Hermann Trophy semifinalist for the second straight season, was also named a 2010 College Soccer News First Team All- American pick. The Hawk midfield was also named to the NSCAA North Atlantic Region First Team for the third straight year. “This is such a special honor for Ryan, who has had a tremendous college career,” said McCourt. “To be recognized as a First Team All-American again is an amazing honor. I look forward to following Ryan’s career after Monmouth. He is one of the most decorated athletes I have ever coached.” Along with his All-America selections, Kinne earned his second straight Northeast Conference Player of the Year award. Kinne was the Hawks’ most consistent and dynamic offensive force this season, leading the team in goals (12), points (29) and game-winning goals (four), while tying for the team lead with five assists. The senior captain, who was ranked in the top 10 nationally in most major offensive categories all season, was also a three-time first-team all-league member. Allen, who claims his first All-American honor, earned his second consecutive NSCAA North Atlantic Region First Team accolade as well. He also earned All-NEC First Team accolades this season. An attacking defender, Allen scored two goals and added four assists this season. Allen, one of the team’s top allaround players, also helped lead a defense that ranked atop the league and among the best in the nation, allowing 0.70 goals per game. Monmouth is one of 10 schools to have more than one student-athlete on the All- American teams, joining North Carolina, California, Maryland, Akron, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Louisville and Penn State. The players will be honored at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 15, as part of the 2011 NSCAA Convention. Monmouth University’s Allen is Third Team pick last_img read more

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Bolt expects emotional send off

first_imgWorld’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has said that he is looking forward to what he expects to be an emotional send-off when he runs his final race on home soil at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium tomorrow. Bolt shared the stage with Allyson Felix, David Rudisha, Sally Pearson, Mo Farah, Christian Taylor, and Wayde van Niekerk in a question-and-answer session at the official press conference ahead of the meet yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. He said he is looking forward to the energy his fans will provide at the National Stadium, which organisers said they expect to be filled to capacity. “It’s gonna be a great reception,” Bolt said. “I’m home, the amount of people that called me to get tickets (he laughs), I know the stadium’s gonna be full, so I know it’s gonna be high energy, and I know it’s gonna be just one big party. It’s going to be emotional, but I’m definitely looking forward to it.” The multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medallist also spoke about the motivation he got from Jamaicans, as a whole, to help him to do well for the country. “For me, I live to make my country proud,” he said. “When I was growing up, my role models were Don Quarrie, Herb McKenley. I watched these guys dominate and work hard (to) make their country proud. I just wanted to be like them. “Growing up, I got a lot of love, I got a lot of push, I got a lot of banter also from the country itself. But it was always love that allowed me to work hard and to be like the great Bob Marley himself, just trying to make my country proud and put my country on the map. I think I’m a legend. I work hard, I’ve done everything I possibly can do to prove myself as one of the greatest athletes ever.” Bolt said he knows the public will be showing up to see him at his best tomorrow and as such, he said he will try to not let emotions get in the way. “I don’t know how to feel. It’s my last time in front of my home crowd, so I don’t know how the emotions will be. I know they’re gonna be loud. I’m just going out there with an open mind. Just trying to do my best as always and put on a show for them because that’s what they’re coming out there to look forward to. We’ll see what happens. The fans in Jamaica know that when I show up, I always show up at my best. I always go out there and give my all. I always try to make sure they’re happy because they’re very hard to please, but I try my best,” he joked. Bolt will line up on the track in the special ‘Salute to a Legend’ 100m race against friends and relay teammates Michael Frater, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Jevaughn Minzie, and Nickel Ashmeade, as well as Antiguan Daniel Bailey and Ramon Gittens of Barbados. ROLE MODELSlast_img read more

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Personality profile: Mark Kazim

first_img– Writer, Director, Actor, Producer, ComedianFrom the very start at Carifesta X in 2008, Mark Kazim has always been full of surprises. Today, he is known as the popular “Lo Li” who has become a cultural phenomenon. However, what you may not know is Mark is an award winning actor who takes versatility to whole different level.From a blind father in “The Blind Truth” to a gangster in “The Golden Scheme” to a sexual predator in “Imprisoned”; it is clear to anyone who is a fan that there is no role he cannot dominate. Mark Kazim has been featured in countless stage performances, endless commercials, several movies and is a currently a lead actor in local comedy group “Reactors”, local sitcom “Days Like Dese”, Guyana’s biggest comedy show “Nothing to Laugh About (NTLA)” and is one of the hottest stand-up comedians in “UNCENSORED”.Mark however, has a degree in Computer Science and after graduating from the University of Guyana, he chose not to follow any professions in that field.Instead, he ventured into sales and marketing and took his first job at the National Communications Network where he became one of the top sales representatives in the business.This Charlestown born actor/comedian is passionate about being a positive influence which makes him a great cast member for “Nothing to Laugh About”. Kazim was added to the cast for NTLA Part 2 and has transformed before our eyes. His acting has only gotten better and it is clear that greater things are yet to come for him.Kazim is also co-host and co-producer of “Love and Laughter” – a weekly television programme focused on drama and comedy aired on Channel 9 and Channel 28.This young thespian is married and is the father of two beautiful girls. His dedication and commitment is evident in the care and attention he invests in his family.The talented young man always keeps his audience wanting more and he promises to do the same all four nights of “NTLA 11” slated for June 1-4 at the National Cultural Centre.In his famous words, “Lo Li gonna rock your world baby!”last_img read more

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PetroGazz rounds out semis PVL cast

first_imgPetroGazz Angels. PVL PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–PetroGazz completed the semifinals cast after gunning down Air Force, 25-20, 25-15, 25-14, Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.The reigning Reinforced Conference champion was hardly threatened to securing its 10th win 14 games which was cut-off for the next round, joining Creamline and BanKo Perlas.ADVERTISEMENT The Angels also effectively qualified resting Motolite which at 9-5 is already beyond reach of PacificTown-Army and Air Force who are tied at fifth place with 6-8 cards.Jonah Sabeta topscored with 14 points for PetroGazz.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto LATEST STORIES MOST READ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption From tank to title talk, 76ers primed for championship run Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

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Pellegrini in spotlight ahead of Leicester clash

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini looks sure to dominate proceedings on February 6, 2016, when he appears before his home crowd for the first time since his departure was confirmed (AFP Photo/Oli Scarff)UNITED KINGDOM, February 5 – Manchester City’s home supporters will have their first opportunity to begin a drawn out farewell to Manual Pellegrini when their team face Leicester in a contest that will play a major role in deciding the Premier League title race.Until Monday’s announcement that City boss Pellegrini will be replaced by Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, it appeared this game would be all about first place in the table and the displays of City’s Sergio Aguero and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, two of the division’s most in-form stars. But Pellegrini, who received a rapturous response from City supporters during Tuesday’s victory at Sunderland, looks sure to dominate proceedings on Saturday when he appears before his home crowd for the first time since his departure was confirmed.There had been speculation that City’s decision not to renew Pellegrini’s contract when it expires later this year might unsettle a team still pushing for honours on four fronts.But City’s assured performance at Sunderland suggested otherwise and that ability to concentrate on the game ahead, rather than focusing too far into the future, is what will see them through the campaign according to French defender Gael Clichy.“We need to make ourselves hard to beat and that’s what we did,” Clichy said.“Three points are three points – what we’re trying to do is take every game as it comes and see how it goes.“When you come to somewhere like Sunderland and keep a clean sheet and win it’s really satisfying. We have Leicester on Saturday so let’s make it count and get those three points.”– Shock leaders –While all eyes on the field will be on Aguero and Vardy, Pellegrini must decide whether another exciting forward, Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho, keeps his place after an FA Cup hat-trick at Aston Villa last week and a rare start against Sunderland.Aguero suffered an injury to his calf in scoring the winning goal at Sunderland, but he is expected to be fit, while midfielder Fabian Delph is close to a return from a minor calf injury of his own.Despite their three-point lead over City at the top and Tuesday’s impressive victory against Liverpool, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri still refuses to acknowledge his shock leaders are serious title contenders.The Italian claims a top-four finish would still be “amazing” despite a 10-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United and Ranieri is adamant he will not talk up Leicester’s chances of finishing top despite the growing belief among their supporters.“I’d like to say yes we can but I am not Barack Obama,’” joked Ranieri. It is difficult for me to say this. If I maintain the suspense it is much better.“My players are very intelligent in every situation. Maybe everybody believes in something special and they are working for something special. This is important.”“If we arrive fourth and go in Champions League, it is unbelievable, amazing. I think all the people understand we are doing something extraordinary so far.What happens in the future, I don’t know, but already we gave a very good gift to our fans. What happened this season is not real.”Ranieri must decide whether Daniel Amartey, his January signing from FC Copenhagen, is ready for a first appearance in the match-day squad, but the starting line-up is likely to remain unchanged from the victory over Liverpool.Vardy scored twice, including a goal-of-the-season contender, against the Reds, while Riyad Mahrez underlined his return to form with an eye-catching display, and Ranieri believes his players have learned how to beat the best during their incredible season.“I want the intelligent men,” said Ranieri. “You have intelligent men, you can improve the players.“You can be a fantastic player but a stupid man, and you cannot improve. I have very intelligent players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool can still ‘hurt’ Real Madrid, insists Rodge

first_img Brendan Rodgers 1 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side has the courage and ability to “hurt” Real Madrid ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash at the Bernabeu.The Reds have endured a torrid past few weeks, with 3-0 defeat to the European champions at Anfield kicking off a poor run which has seen them scrape past Swansea, lose to Newcastle and play out a goalless draw with Hull.Few are giving Liverpool much of a chance as they prepare to face Carlo Ancelotti’s high-flying stars, but Rodgers is adamant his side are not heading to the Spanish capital as lambs to the slaughter.“We are certainly not coming here as a team expected to lose and then look at the other games as games to qualify,” said Rodgers, whose side is currently third in Group B after one win and two back-to-back defeats.Liverpool have not had the most enjoyable return to Europe’s top table, and failure to claim a result at Madrid means their hopes to qualify for the knock-out stages will rely on their final two games against Basle and Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets.“For us, we see it as an opportunity. We still very much have qualification in our hands,” the Reds boss added.“[The Bernabeu] is a wonderful arena – one of the iconic football grounds in the world – and, when you come up against the best opponents, that is the challenge and what makes you perform to your best.“They are probably the best team in the world at the moment and we really look forward to big games.“We see them as an opportunity rather than a threat to what we are doing. “I think we showed in the previous game, although the score was 3-0, we can still have moments when we can hurt Real Madrid and that will be the idea [on Tuesday].“There is absolutely no question we have the courage. This is a team and a group of players who have been so brave to take on the challenge I have asked them to.“Our defence have come under quite a bit of criticism. It is nowhere near as bad as people make out. “What has been the frustration defensively has been the mistakes and sloppy goals we have given away. There haven’t been too many times when the team has been outdone.“When you have an attacking philosophy you are going to be susceptible in your defensive side because you are not sat with nine players behind the ball.“You are looking to control and dominate the game, but we have to eradicate the errors.“The key, even though we know it is tough, is to make sure we are compact and disciplined in our game.”last_img read more

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Rescuers frustrated in effort to free trapped miners

first_img“The idea is to get a hole into where they are,” Murray said. “They could be in a chamber 1,000 feet long or they could be dead. We just don’t know right now.” Relatives of the miners waited for news at a nearby senior center. Many of the family members don’t speak English, so Huntington Mayor Hilary Gordon hugged them, put her hands over her heart and then clasped them together to let them know she was praying for them, she said. “Past experience tells us these things don’t go very well,” said Gordon, whose husband is a former miner. Outside the senior center, Ariana Sanchez, 16, said her father Manuel Sanchez, 42, was among the trapped miners. She said she cried when her mother told her the news, and declined further comment. The mine uses a method called “retreat mining,” in which pillars of coal are used to hold up an area of the mine’s roof. When that area is completely mined, the company pulls the pillar and grabs the useful coal, causing an intentional collapse. Experts say it is one of the most dangerous mining methods. Federal mine-safety inspectors, who have issued more than 300 citations against the mine since January 2004, were also on hand to help oversee the search. Murray said no expense would be spared to save the men. The company had enlisted the help of 200 employees and four rescue crews, and brought in all available equipment from around the state. The mine is built into a mountain in the rugged Manti-La Sal National Forest, 140 miles south of Salt Lake City, in a sparsely populated area. University of Utah seismograph stations recorded seismic waves of 3.9 magnitude around early Monday in the area of the mine, causing speculation that a minor earthquake had caused the cave-in. Scientists later realized the collapse at the mine had caused the disturbance, reported to authorities around 4 a.m. But by late afternoon, they said a natural earthquake could not be ruled out and more information was needed to conclusively determine what happened. Murray said the earthquake’s epicenter was a mile from the trapped miners. “The whole problem has been caused by an earthquake,” he angrily insisted. Since the mid-1990s, at least a half-dozen other mine collapses have caused similar seismic waves, including a 1995 cave-in in southwestern Wyoming that caused readings as high as a magnitude 5.4.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HUNTINGTON, Utah – Hundreds of rescuers struggled with falling rock and debris Monday in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a cave-in so powerful authorities initially thought it was an earthquake. As the rescue stretched into the night, workers were unable to make significant progress and the initial effort was declared a failure. “I’m very disappointed. That’s one step backward,” Robert E. Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corp. of Cleveland, a part owner of the Crandall Canyon mine, told reporters at an evening briefing. More than 16 hours after the collapse, which did not appear related to an explosion, searchers had been unable to contact the miners and could not say whether they were dead or alive. If they survived, Murray said, they could have enough air and water to last several days. “They could have been struck by material and injured or killed, but we don’t know that yet,” he said. Rescuers planned to spend the night bulldozing a road outside the mine to make way for a drilling rig that can punch holes large enough to improve ventilation and determine whether the men were alive, Murray said. They also planned to continue drilling from inside and outside the mine, he said. The mining crew was believed to be about four miles from the mine entrance. Rescuers were drilling into the mine vertically from the mountaintop and horizontally from the side, Murray said. If they are able to open an old mine shaft, Murray said, rescuers believe they can get within 100 feet of where the men are trapped. last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Company seeks relief van driver

first_imgA role has become available for a permanent relief van driver. The role requires early morning starts from our Letterkenny Depot.Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities: • Maintain assigned vehicle with regard to daily driver checks• Fully comply with Irish driving regulations and traffic laws• Load and deliver goods as per the delivery schedule • Ensure timely delivery of goods• Comply with the health and safety working practices• Carry out all reasonable tasks and requests as assigned by manager/supervisorSkills required: • Full clean “B” licence (or greater)• Due to Insurance restrictions only applicants over 25 need apply• Fluency in English language• Retail Multi drop experience• Ability to deal with people in a friendly and efficient manner• Ability to work on own initiative• Experience in Mobile Invoicing systems is preferred however full training will be providedPlease email Applications to – reliefdriverdl@outlook.ie by Thursday 4th May Job Vacancy: Company seeks relief van driver was last modified: April 21st, 2017 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:jobletterkennyVan Driverlast_img read more

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DWP scam artists

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals BE on the lookout for con artists, warns the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Apparently, some crooks have been pretending to be DWP employees, then using bogus claims to separate unsuspecting DWP customers and their money. So watch out, the utility advises. And that’s a good suggestion. After all, real DWP employees are also busily trying to separate DWP customers from their money. And they, too, do it under false pretexts – claiming that the utility needs more cash for environmental reasons, and not just to subsidize rich compensation packages and contractor giveaways. So L.A. residents should be wary of any and all DWP con artists – fake and real alike. 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

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