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Moyes hails his Toffees troops

first_imgOutgoing Everton manager David Moyes has paid tribute to the players he has overseen during his time at the club. Moyes is leaving Goodison Park this summer after over 11 years in charge to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, with the 50-year-old’s final game as boss of the Merseyside outfit being this Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Chelsea. Speaking at the Toffees’ end of season awards ceremony on Thursday night, Moyes was keen to praise the efforts of those who have played under him, and he said: “The memories I’ve got from Everton are going to live with me for a long time. I often think how lucky I am to not only have great players but great men. For that, I thank them all.” He added: “The character the players here have had is great. All the players in my time here have been great. I brought all the players in the current group to Everton, barring Ossie (Leon Osman) and Hibbo (Tony Hibbert). “I take full responsibility for the players we have here and I’ve always wanted to give the players everything we can and tell them that we will be challenging at the top of the league. “I always tell them we will keep getting better, and I believe we have. The group of players we have got are great. The way they work means they police themselves. “On the training ground every day, they are the ones who demand it of each other and after my time, they won’t allow it to change because there are too many players with the same approach. They know the standards we’ve set and what is required.” Phil Neville has been linked with the Everton post and there has also been talk of Moyes taking the departing club captain, who was not offered a new contract by the Toffees, with him to United. Moyes said of the defender: “He is a great man. He is someone who has been a great player and is a great ambassador for the club. “If Phil Neville could take a job up anywhere…he is really, really good at what he does, he is going through his coaching badges just now and he would be a good choice for any club.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse can’t keep up with No. 7 Virginia in 6-1 loss on road

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After winning five of its first six matches, Syracuse has dropped its first two in Atlantic Coast Conference play.The 59th-ranked Orange (5-3, 0-2 ACC) couldn’t keep up with No. 7 Virginia (7-2, 1-0) in a 6-1 loss at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.Syracuse began the day by losing the doubles section as their experimental mix-and-match doubles pairings could not capture the point. The pairings had been working as Syracuse had won the doubles point in the past three matches.The team of sophomore Rhiann Newborn and senior Amanda Rodgers fell 8-2 to Virginia’s Danielle Collins and Stephanie Nauta.Virginia cinched the point when senior Breanna Bachini and freshman Nicole Mitchell lost to Maci Epstein and Marie Faure 8-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s top pair, senior Komal Safdar and sophomore Valeria Salazar, trailed UVA’s Cassie Mercer and Skylar Morton 7-5 when officials suspended play.Syracuse had no greater chance in the singles portion of the match as the Cavaliers dominated. Faure beat Mitchell 6-1, 6-1 and Nauta topped Salazar 6-3, 6-3 to push the match to its brink.Virginia completed the push over the hill and captured the win when Collins, the 42nd-rankedsingles player nationally, defeated Rodgers 7-5, 6-3.The lone victory of Syracuse’s came from Bachini as she outlasted Mercer in a marathon match of 3-6, 7-5, 15-13.Newborn (5-2) suffered her second loss of the season as Morton took a crucial third set in a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 match.SU dropped to 2-2 against ranked opponents this season, losing to Virginia and then-No. 7 Alabama while beating then-No. 35 Princeton and then-No. 39 South Florida.Syracuse will play at Notre Dame on Friday in South Bend, Indiana at 3:30 p.m.Compiled by Sam Fortier, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on February 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Celtic missing key players for Rosenborg clash

first_imgPhoto: © UEFA.com Kick off at Parkhead is at 7.45. Celtic could be without their two main strikers for this evening’s Champions League third qualifying round tie with Rosenborg.Already without the suspended Leigh Griffiths, Brendan Rodgers is also sweating over the fitness of Moussa Dembelé.The French forward is suffering from a hamstring complaint.last_img

Donegal libraries to host exciting events for Science Week

first_imgThis week is Science Week, and libraries across Donegal are hosting events to celebrate science in our communities and to test our scientific skills.It promises to be a very busy week for libraries in Donegal, with events including:Lego Competitions in Buncrana, Carndonagh, Bundoran, Na Rosa and Donegal Town librariesDr. Trish Murphy Workshops in Gaoth Dobhair, Na Rosa, Carndonagh, Buncrana, Letterkenny, Milford and Moville librariesCoderdojo workshops in Carndonagh, Science Foundation Ireland Roadshows in Bundoran and CarndonaghFamily Science with Abbots Ireland Ltd in Bundoran.Science Week is taking place from 12 to 19 November and is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s work to promote the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland, today and in tomorrow’s world and Donegal Libraries are delighted to be bringing these events to schools and families in Donegal. Ursula Cutliffe Senior Library Assistant with Donegal County Library says “we are delighted to be hosting events in Donegal as part of Science Week.  Science Week 2017 is set to be the biggest yet with a number of high profile events taking place across the country and we are delighted to be part of it.  We would encourage schools and families to come along and enjoy what promises to be a great week of fun and learning.”To find out more about what’s on during Science Week visitwww.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/ or follow Donegal County Library on Facebook or Twitter.Donegal libraries to host exciting events for Science Week was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:science weeklast_img read more

Californias Gov Brown Nixes Official Use of NFLs Racial Epithet Nickname

first_imgShare2TweetShare1Email3 SharesOctober 11, 2015; Sacramento BeeGive the California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown credit for taking an official stance against the racially derogatory epithet that is the strongly-defended name of Washington, D.C.’s National Football League franchise owned by internet mogul Daniel Snyder.At the end of 2013, the Capitol News Service counted 62 high schools in 22 states that used the same epithet as the nickname for their teams, though that’s down from about 90 high schools a quarter-century earlier. Four schools in California were counted as using the name.The legislation that Brown signed last week, Assembly Bill 30, prohibits high schools from adopting or using the name favored by Snyder and allowed by the NFL. Eleven years earlier, then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed similar legislation, arguing that local school boards should control interscholastic policies. Brown and the legislature seem to believe that the use of racially derogatory epithets is a valid reason to override a school board in this instance.The thinking from California that the Washington NFL team’s name might be objectionable seems to have escaped one of the major presidential candidates. Jeb Bush told radio host Hugh Hewitt—and we quote him for accuracy and completeness:There was a big argument about the Washington Redskins, the Redskins being a pejorative term. I think “Washington” is a pejorative term, not the Redskins, so they’ll get through it, they’ll figure it out.”It is debatable whether Bush’s unnecessary defense of the Washington NFL team name is related to the $100,000 donation team owner Daniel Snyder made earlier this year to the Right to Rise Super PAC that supports Bush’s presidential candidacy. The statement puts Bush in line with his competitor, Donald Trump, who earlier this month pronounced the name just fine. “I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name…They think it’s a positive,” he said. “Honestly, I don’t think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to.”Trump, Bush, and Schwarzenegger might not be bothered by the name, but some high schools are rethinking the epithet as a nickname, along with the associated variety of derogatory mascots. The Goshen, Indiana school board voted to get rid of the name that the high school shared with the Washington NFL team as of 2016. Other schools seem a little confused by the controversy. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Union High School seems to have decided to keep the name shared with the Washington NFL team, but reportedly has ditched its Native American mascot in favor of something called “Hyper.”An earlier statement from Bush defended the name on another radio show: “I don’t think it should change it…. I don’t find it offensive. Native American tribes generally don’t find it offensive…. It’s a sport, for crying out loud. It’s a football team…I’m missing something here, I guess.”The Change the Mascot campaign against the name issued a sober statement in response:Social science research has shown that the NFL’s promotion of the R-word racial slur has particularly serious effects on Native American children…What is surprising is that in promoting the use of this slur, the governor somehow believes he speaks for Native Americans and can assert that Native American people do not find this slur offensive. He clearly is missing something. What is even more appalling is the governor’s declaration that because he personally doesn’t find this slur offensive, that makes it acceptable.This should be a very simple open-and-shut issue in the 2016 campaign: No presidential candidate should be promoting this racial slur against Native Americans.“Today is a huge victory for Native American Civil Rights, and I hope it paves the way for all other states to create similar laws,” commented Dakhkota Brown, a Native American youth, president of Native Education Raising Dedicated Students, credited with helping push the legislation through the California legislature. “Nobody’s team or school pride should ever outweigh someone’s cultural identity!” It would seem that California Governor Jerry Brown thinks, similar to the Change the Mascot campaign, that no governor should be promoting that racial slur either.—Rick CohenShare2TweetShare1Email3 Shareslast_img read more

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