O’Shea targets key derby victory

first_img The Wear-Tyne rivals meet at the Stadium of Light on Sunday with Sunderland having won the last four meetings, but in grave need of three points to ease themselves away from the developing battle for Barclays Premier League survival. O’Shea and his team-mates could find themselves inside the relegation zone by the time they run out if Burnley get the better of Tottenham in the day’s earlier kick-off, and that would make three points a necessity. The Republic of Ireland international told SAFSee: “That’s the big issue: whoever we were facing this weekend, be in Newcastle, be it Crystal Palace, be it Southampton, whoever the case may be, it’s a case of getting the three points as soon as we can and getting everyone energised again and looking forward to the remaining games. “Look, we know we’re not in the position that we’d like to be in, but we know we can get out of it. It’s in our hands.” After a dreadful run of results against their arch-rivals, the Black Cats have fared rather well in recent times, winning the last three at St James’ Park and the most recent game on Wearside. Asked what lay behind that run of results, O’Shea said: “Staying together as a unit, keeping the team spirit strong, working as a unit all over the pitch and taking chances. “Making sure we got clean sheets and also whether it was early or late in the game, making sure we took chances – they were the keys, and obviously having a strong squad as well because there were a couple of times where there were changes in the line-up before games. “Everyone has got to be mentally prepared to start the game, and obviously anything can happen then in the 90 minutes. “Look, it’s one of those things, we have a chance of creating a fantastic record against a big rival, the main rival for us, so it’s a fantastic opportunity. “But ultimately, it comes down to wanting it more on the day and hopefully, that will be the case.” Press Associationcenter_img Skipper John O’Shea has challenged Sunderland to keep their fate in their own hands by securing a fifth successive derby victory over Newcastle.last_img read more

Caribbean Immigrants In The US Can Now Self-Identify On Census Forms

first_imgNEW YORK, NEWS AMERICAS – For the first time in the history of the U.S. Census, Caribbean immigrants will now be able to specify their nationality and Caribbean ancestry on the 2020 Census forms.The option comes 12 years after Carib ID, the group founded by Caribbean immigrant entrepreneur and advocate Felicia J. Persaud, begun lobbying for better self-identification on US Census forms for people from the region and those with roots there. A congressional bill, a US Senate bill and over a decade of advocacy, the choice is here.This means that persons from the Caribbean region will now be able to write in their nationality or ancestry while also choosing the race group they identify with.For example, under the category “Black or African American” on Census forms, black Caribbean nationals will now be able to choose the race group while writing in, for example, Guyanese, Jamaican, Haitian etc..Persaud called the move a “progressive” resolution to the problem of lack of self-identification for Caribbean immigrants on past forms and now hopes that those from the region who live in the US and those with Caribbean roots will take full advantage of counting themselves present in this Census.“Data on Caribbean nationals in the US is currently sparse based largely on the fact that this bloc has had no previous opportunity to self-identify in the past but have been lumped in with the African American, Asian American or Other communities,” said Persaud. “Hopefully this goes a long way in making sure we count in 2020 so we can receive the respect we deserve as a huge economic and political bloc in this country and our communities and businesses that have been dismissed because of a lack of economic data, can begin to thrive. Let’s stand up and be counted.”The forms redesign was based on a 2015 NCT research on race/ethnicity aimed at improving the question design and data quality for race/ethnicity, while addressing community concerns over the past several years, including the call for more detailed, disaggregated data for the diverse American experiences, Census officials have said.ABOUT CENSUS 2020The US Census kicked off its 2020 national promotional campaign this week ahead of Census Day, April 1, 2020. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories – Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire – online, by phone, or by mail by mid-March.ANONYMITYWhen you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies so your immigration status is fully protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code.WHY COUNTThe Census is conducted every 10 years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.The results, collected once a decade, help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for: your Social Security number, money or donations, anything on behalf of a political party or your bank or credit card account numbers.last_img read more

MOP Graduates 65 Adolescents, Youth as Peace Ambassadors

first_imgMessenegers of Peace-Liberia Inc. Graduates post for group photo before the kickoff of the program at the Information Ministry in Monrovia With the quest to maintain Liberia’s peace, Messengers of Peace-Liberia Incorporated (MOP), has graduated 65 adolescents and youth to assist in propagating peace messages to ensure that the country’s peace is maintained before, during, after the 2017 elections.At the graduation exercise yesterday, held at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism in Monrovia, the graduates put on an impressive performance, including public speaking and drama towards sustaining Liberia’s peace, and selection.“We learnt how to implement the UNSCR # 2250, resolve conflict, mediate and how to conduct ourselves before, during and after the elections,” said  Ms. Gwendolyn Myers, founder and executive director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia Incorporated (MOP). “We all had fun during the peace camp; we played, danced our traditional style of dancing, salsa, acquired new language skills-French, Spanish and local dialect Kpelle.”Ms. Myers said this year’s peace summer camp has focused on the upcoming Presidential and general elections; as some of the young campers would be voting for the first time and needed to raise their self-esteem, literacy level, Life and Language skills of youth ages 8-29 years.According to her, over seventy youth were drawn from several schools and communities where MOP operates its weekly coaching and mentoring programmes and bi-weekly Wheel project. They praised the volunteers from the UN Agencies and CBOs; camp managers, guest speakers and lecturers who took off their busy schedules to impart knowledge on them at this year’ camp.Director Myers said the camp activities were intense as young people from the broad spectrum of the society interacted at different levels of non-formal learning. “We had the unique opportunity of conducting field excursions trips to UNMIL, ECOWAS and participated in Community outreach and engagement services during the International Youth Day, National Flag Day and weekends. Our campers were exposed to electoral processes and even conducted their own camp elections,” she said.“Parents and guardians here present, you must have noticed obvious or refined changes among your children for the better. Personal changes that begin with the seeds of peace planted at our camps are long lasting and we trust you will help enhance what we started with your wards,” she said.According to director Myers, during the peace camp, they encountered several challenges. “Besides the funding and other logistical challenges we faced, there were campers that had challenges with interpersonal relationship, while others had issues communicating in public. There were other issues with reading and writing. Some of these issues we addressed and some we need to explore further with government and non-government partners.”She lauded ECOWAS/EU for their financial, technical support and encouragement and for inclusive participation; the “Emergency Support to Preventive Diplomacy and Related Actions to ensure a free, fair and peaceful Elections in Liberia”; UNMIL DSRSG Rule of Law Mr. Waldemar Vrey for allowing Liberian youths into UNMIL HQ and for the VCT engagement with young people; the UNVs Liberia, MOP colleague Paige from MIT in Boston for the special training on the introduction of research for young people; the Daily Observer for their trust, publicity and support; the Lebanese Community in Liberia for the bags of rice, oil and drinks; Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company for their support; the President, as well trusted men and women of the Rotary Club, Monrovia for your unflinching support.Natt Walker, a representative from the Economic Community of West African States, said the Community is pleased to support the MOP’s focus on sustaining Liberia’s peace through the engagement of young people.He recounted ECOWAS’ position to maintain peace and will continue to ensure that Liberia’s elections are free, fair and transparent, adding that, “We are impressed with the level of participation by the young graduates and hope that they can carry such in their various communities.”He called on MOP to continue to engage these young graduates, which will help them in many ways, stating that “We will be ready to support you.”The parents who spoke lauded director Myers for the level of support and education provided for young people, especially in the area of maintaining Liberia’s peace.“We want you to demonstrate what you were taught within your various communities. You are messengers and hope that you will remain peaceful while ensuring that Liberia is peaceful as well,” one of the parents told graduates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Driver taken to Vancouver General Hospital after collision last night

first_imgCpl. Jodi Shelkie with Fort St. John RCMP says the driver of a pick up truck has been flown to Vancouver General Hospital, after a collision that closed one lane of the Alaska Highway last night.Another man at the scene was treated by BC Ambulance.At approximately 8:26 PM, the RCMP, Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance respond to a collision near the Old Hope Road in Charlie Lake.- Advertisement -The cause of the collision is still being investigated.More updates will be posted as they becomes available.last_img

Warriors’ rookie Eric Paschall out Saturday vs Thunder

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — Warriors rookie forward Eric Paschall is out for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a right thigh contusion.Paschall is averaging 16.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes per game this season. He has been among Golden State’s top scorers with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Jacob Evans and Kevon Looney sidelined with various injuries.Guard Alec Burks will start in Pachall’s place, joining guards D’Angelo Russell and Jordan …last_img

PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 MOST READ The deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1 while local-born applicants have until October 12 to file their papers.Once the preliminary list for Fil-foreign rookie hopefuls has been released, a month-long deliberation on the applicants’ eligibility will ensue and the final list of applicants will be released on October 27.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 shutoutThere will be a two-day Draft Combine late in October to test the applicants’ skill sets and gauge their physical abilities in front of PBA coaches. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Malaysia aims to be top gun of the 2017 SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PBA Rookie Draft aspirants. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAspiring neophytes can now take the first step to their dreams with the PBA now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The draft proceedings is set on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila as it ushers in the new wave of players coming in the league.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

13 PH kids earn FC Barcelona training slots

first_imgRead Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Santos, Matias rule Sletba Open Senior Masters Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Lien Dale Manuel (Vicente Lim Elementary School), Lara Angela Amante (Isabelo de los Reyes ES), Liam Arc Villaran (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Kevin H. Hadap (Diosdado P. Macapagal ES), Heaven Andrei Teodosio (Ilaya Barangka Integrated School), Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza (Xavier School), Alexis Caitlin Tan (Keys School Manila), Joseph Kyne Garces (Don Bosco-Cebu), Marcus Lucas Arias (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Lorenz Albert Tortona (Xavier), Enzo Gacutan Courbet (Brent International School), Boris Malcolm Uy (Keys School Manila) and Ethan Jacob Roxas (Paref Springdale-Cebu) are the members of the PH delegation.Activities, which will run until Oct. 23, include a match-viewing at Camp Nou where they will see their FC Barcelona heroes in the flesh.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 program is also highlighted by special training sessions with Barca legend Eric Abidal.“May the journey of these kids inspire more young Filipinos to reach for their dreams,” said Milo’s Robbie De Vera during the recent team sendoff at Abe Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. —VANESSA B. HIDALGO LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A total of 13 kids will comprise the first Milo FC Barcelona team that will take part in a global camp starting Sunday at Camp Nou, the home team of the famed football club.The final cast was culled out of a pool of 150 kids who took part in the Milo FCB Road to Barcelona Training Camp on Sept. 2 and 3. They were picked by an expert panel from Milo Philippines, Philippine Football Federation and FCBEscola Youth Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

10 months agoRoma chief Monchi on Boston summit: We’re not there to talk American food

first_imgRoma chief Monchi on Boston summit: We’re not there to talk American foodby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma chief Monchi denies coach Eusebio di Francesco’s future is up for discussion.Di Francesco oversaw victory against Genoa on Sunday amid talk he’d be sacked if they lost.Monchi is travelling to Boston this week for talks with president James Pallotta and stated: “I go to Boston every month because there are matters to discuss, we have so many things to talk about.”An analysis will be done, we always do it, it’s normal that he wants to know the situation, we do not go to Boston to talk about American food. We will talk about football.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: Our attack was ruthless

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Our attack was ruthlessby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised his players after their record-smashing 8-0 triumph over Watford.The Premier League Champions headed into half-time with a 5-0 lead, sensationally established in the opening 18 minutes of the game, and continued where they left off to add three more after the restart.Guardiola expressed his delight that his team did not let up, adding that doing so would have been disrespectful to the Hornets.”The quality of players upfront made the difference,” he said. “We were ruthless in terms of five shots, five goals. Sometimes, we have 20 and cannot score.”After the Champions League – a huge trip and no time to prepare – it was a lovely day for us all. For the City fans, there was sunshine and a lot of goals.”One of the things I loved the most is the fact that at 5-0 at half-time, sometimes players think for themselves and play their own game. It was the complete opposite – we were more aggressive, and we changed the set-up a little bit. We were more aggressive, high pressing.”In the second half, we scored more goals and played well. That, I like a lot.” last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer not bothered by media claims

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer not bothered by media claimsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he feels no pressure from what is reported by the media.Solskjaer insists he is unconcerned by what the press write about United, although he believes for a club as big as them it is their “rightful place” to be making headlines.He said, “I don’t worry about what the press writes about other teams, I don’t worry about what they say about Manchester United because we focus on what we have to do – that’s keep improving.”Reading the papers doesn’t really change my view. Sometimes I see stuff, my kids sometimes ask ‘What’s this about?’ That’s just part and parcel of this club and it has always been the same.”When I was a player it was always Man United, you do have the headlines, and it is a great position to be in. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. That’s our rightful place.” last_img read more