Chapman Communication is a public relations firm in the Antelope Valley. A representative of the company posted this story May 2 on the Antelope Valley hub on valleynews.com. The Antelope Valley Public Relations Officials will present Susan Abrams and Patsy Cisneros, image consultants and executive development specialists, at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon on Thursday at Fresco II, 1983 West Avenue L, Lancaster. Authors of “The Professional Image Toolkit” and owners of Corporate Icon – the image development company, Abrams and Cisneros will present “Image as a Powerful PR Tool” to the attendees of the PROz monthly meeting. “We motivate, inspire and train individuals and business groups to project the quality of their knowledge and skills, and the quality of their business products and services through the way each person looks, speaks and behaves.” Their international firm is one of 10 Los Angeles companies profiled on the Web sites of Business Week, Fast Company, Forbes Inc., Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal. Abrams and Cisneros have been featured numerous times on the Lifetime Channel for Women. PROz members and guests are invited to attend. Luncheon cost is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Tuesday. Call (661) 816-8749 to RSVP. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Antonio Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7 – Fuelled by the personal intensity that inspired Chelsea’s return to the top, Antonio Conte has vowed to stop the champions becoming the latest victims of the Premier League’s sophomore slump.A glance at recent Premier League history has provided all the motivation Conte requires as the Chelsea manager plots his team’s title defence, which gets under way against Burnley on Saturday. The last two English champions both sacked their manager in the midst of title hangovers the following season, with Jose Mourinho axed by Chelsea in 2015 and Claudio Ranieri ousted by Leicester City last term.Warning his players not to rest on their laurels, Conte said: “We know the next season will be tough.“Two coaches have been sacked from Chelsea and Leicester after winning the league and I want to avoid this.“The players want to avoid the bad season they had with Mourinho. We are working very well and we hope to find the best solution.”Jose Mourinho, now manager of Manchester United, was sacked the season after he won the Premier League title with Chelsea © AFP/File / Paul FAITHConte’s concerns have been exacerbated by a close season that has been far from plain sailing, despite his family vacation to soak up the Sardinian sun on a plush yacht last month.Since being drenched in champagne by his jubilant players at the climax of their title-winning campaign, Conte has become embroiled in disputes with his employers over a new contract and transfer issues.He was also drawn into a damaging feud with Diego Costa after telling the Brazil-born Spain striker via a blunt text message that he was no longer in his plans.Costa embarrassed Conte by making the message public, in the process making it much harder for Chelsea to demand a hefty fee for the forward, who remained exiled from the squad throughout pre-season.As Conte’s contract negotiations rumbled on and Inter Milan began to circle, reports emerged suggesting he might quit after just one season in frustration at Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets.– Truce –Aware Chelsea benefited from the extra recovery time afforded by their lack of European commitments last season, Conte wants to add depth to his squad for a twin assault on the league and Champions League.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (right) left forward Diego Costa out of the club’s pre-season tour of Asia © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYYet Manchester United stole a march on him to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and while Manchester City have spent over £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros), Chelsea seemed to be dawdling.Appeased by Chelsea’s decision to allow him to hire two new Italian assistants, Conte finally signed an improved deal, which at around £9.6 million a year makes him the best-paid manager in the club’s history.Even so, it was notable his contract runs no further than the 2019 expiration of his original deal.With a truce brokered, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sanctioned the club-record £58 million signing of forward Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and a £34 million deal for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.Roma defender Antonio Rudiger cost £30 million and veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero, a free transfer from Manchester City, will provide cover for Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea have signed Spain forward Alvaro Morata © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBut Nemanja Matic’s £40 million sale to Manchester United leaves Conte short of back-up in midfield, while the ankle surgery that continues to sideline Eden Hazard further denudes Chelsea of attacking options.Chelsea made an inauspicious start to the season on Sunday as Courtois and Morata squandered spot-kicks to hand Arsenal victory on penalties in the Community Shield.Conte struggled to conceal his frustrations after the game, hitting out at referee Bobby Madley for sending off Pedro and refusing to answer when asked if he was satisfied with his squad.Faced with steering Chelsea through such choppy waters, perhaps it is not surprising Conte has cut a restless figure since returning from his Mediterranean cruise.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Harambee Stars has dropped six places in the latest FIFA rankings to sit 88th. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 14- National football team Harambee Stars has dropped six places in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday morning, moving to 88th from 82nd with 400 points.Between August and September, Kenya played one friendly match away to Mozambique, coming from behind to draw 1-1 thanks to Eric Johanna’s late goal. In the CECAFA region, Uganda remains the best placed country having moved two places up, much buoyed by their victory over Egypt in a World Cup Qualifier at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Kampala, though they lost the return leg in Alexandria.Rwanda have moved one spot up to 118th while Tanzania has dropped down five places to rank at 125th. Sudan has moved a massive 18 spots up to rank at 124th while neighbors Ethiopia, who are Kenya’s opponents in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, have dipped 24 places to 114th.Cape Verde is the biggest mover in the ranking after their victory over South Africa scaled them 47 places up to 67th. Alongside Sudan, Zambia who beat Algeria home and away in the World Cup qualifiers are also some of the biggest African movers having climbed 18 places up to 78th.African Cup of Nations runners-up Egypt remain the best ranked African country despite going down five places to 30th while Tunisia has moved three places up to 31st, displacing Senegal as the second best African country.Overall, World Cup and Confederations Cup champions Germany have dislodged Brazil from the top spot, the two swapping places at first and second in the ranking.European champions Portugal have moved into the top three having gained three places.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
One of the best things about summer in Donegal is the massive Evolve Menswear Summer Sale! The Evolve Menswear Summer Sale kicked off this morning.As always, the sale attracts huge crowds because of the genuine reductions across top clothing brands like G-Star, Tommy Hilfiger, Lyle & Scott, Jack & Jones, Fynch-Hatton and many more. You will save up to 50% when you make your way to the Evolve Menswear sale.With footwear to clear, suits half price and jeans for eur20, you won’t be long evolving your wardrobe with several great outfits for less.So get to Evolve today, and avail of some sensational offers on all your favourite brands.SAVE UP TO 50% TODAY ON TOP BRANDS AT THE EVOLE MENSWEAR SUMMER SALE was last modified: June 26th, 2014 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:Businessevolve menswearFeaturesnewsNotices
LEONA VALLEY – Leona Valley’s cherry crop, which draws fruit lovers from all over Southern California and even from Japan and Europe, is ripening later than usual. Rain and cool weather in March and April delayed the cherry blossoms and pushed back the ripening until about mid-June – though the town’s traditional Cherry Parade and Festival will go on June 10 as scheduled. “All the cherry orchards in the valley are in the same boat due to weather. We’re all waiting for our cherries to ripen and we won’t open until they are ripe,” said Leona Valley Cherry Growers Association President Jennifer Beeler. The parade will start at 11 a.m. on June 10 along Leona Avenue south of Elizabeth Lake Road. The festival begins after the parade and goes until 4 p.m. at the community center on Elizabeth Lake Road, featuring a barbecue, vendors and handicraft sales. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Orchards’ opening dates will be reported on the growers association telephone hotline at (661) 266-7116. The smaller orchards get picked out early while the larger orchards stay open longer, Beeler said. Cherries ripen sooner at the orchards off the valley floor. Blessed with an altitude and climate suited for cherries, the valley has more than 20 “U-pick” sweet cherry ranches and one sour cherry ranch where visitors can enjoy the country atmosphere and pick the fruit themselves. Beeler runs the valley’s oldest orchard, whose oldest trees were planted in 1959. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
James Wilson (Manchester United) – The striker enjoyed a dream debut scoring two goals against Hull City after being thrown in by United interim manager Ryan Giggs in May 2014. Since then things have not turned out as Wilson and fans had hoped. The forward spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Derby County but suffered a serious injury in October and returned to his parent club for treatment. With Marcus Rashfords emergence as the latest Manchester United starlet people will begin to wonder what future Wilson has with Jose Mourinhos team. Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) – The Malian earned his move to the Premier League in 2015 after starring for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship. After an average first season Sakos second campaign for the Eagles has been worse. He made just eight appearances, scoring no goals, and his future at the club could be nearing an end. Jordy Hiwula (Huddersfield Town) – The ex-Manchester City man was signed by the Terriers in 2015 and has been on loan at Wigan, Walsall and Bradford City since. The forward has only featured once for Huddersfield but will hope to be part of David Wagners plans as they gear up for their Premier League adventure. Paul Robinson (Burnley) – The former England number one goalkeeper joined Burnley in January 2016 after being without a club following his release by Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 2015 season. As back-up to current England international Tom Heaton, Robinsons playing time has been limited. He made his Burnley debut in November 2016 his first Premier League appearance since 2012. Max Gradel (Bournemouth) – The Ivory Coast international was one of Bournemouths major signings after their promotion to the Premier League. However, opportunities in his first season were limited, thanks to a serious knee injury, and things didnt improve the following campaign. The former Leeds man made just 11 Premier League appearances, all from the bench, and he has made it clear he wants to leave though the Cherries want him to stay. 19 Arouna Kone (Everton) – In a move that will shock few the former Wigan strikers time at Everton is about to come to an end following a season that brought eight appearances and two league cup goals. Kones lack of action will have tricked many into thinking he had already left but Ronald Koeman has allowed the forward to be released and is determined to bring in someone of higher quality. Kenedy (Chelsea) – The Brazilian looked to be a bright young prospect for the Blues after they signed him from Fluminense in August 2015. However, this season it has been a rare sight seeing the 21-year-old on a football pitch. Watford signed Kenedy on loan at the start of the season but he returned to Chelsea in December after struggling with injury and making just one appearance for the Hornets. He made just two further appearances for Antonio Contes side after his recall. 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 Florin Gardos (Southampton) – Suffered from injury but the Romanian defender has played just once in the last two seasons a 5-0 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal in January 2017. Southampton have been thin at the back in the second half of the season but the fact Gardos still hasnt played suggests the 28-year-olds Saints future is nearing an end. 19 Doneil Henry (West Ham) – The Canadian centre-back was signed by West Ham back in January 2015 following a recommendation from former Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen to then manager Sam Allardyce. However, the 24-year-old has had limited first team chances and spent time on loan at Blackburn before joining Danish side AC Horsens in the summer of 2016 on a season-long loan. The defender tore his ACL, in just his second start for the club, and returned to West Ham in January 2017. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) – After signing from Marseille in the summer of 2016 the 22-year-old hasnt had quite the season he would have hoped for at Tottenham. Limited to a handful of substitute appearances, the Frenchman has admitted he needs to work harder if he is to force his way into a strong starting line-up. Recently had to apologise after being pictured in a Chelsea kit. 19 Stephen Ireland (Stoke City) – The Irish midfielder missed the entire 2016/17 season after suffering a double leg break in May 2016. He has recently been offered a new contract by the club and will hope to return to action in the near future. Achraf Lazaar (Newcastle United) – Signed in a £3m summer deal from Palermo the Moroccan left-back has had to play second fiddle to Paul Dummett as Newcastle won the Championship title. The 25-year-old made nine appearances for Rafa Benitezs team and while he was adamant he would play more in the Premier League he is supposedly mulling over a move away. Bartosz Kapustka (Leicester City) – Who? Unless you were a die-hard Leicester fan you would be hard pushed to know anything about the 20-year-old Polish winger. Signed last summer for £7.5million Kapustka failed to make a single Premier League appearance for the Foxes and only featured three times in the FA Cup. Still has time on his side but significant improvement will be needed if he is to make an impact. Fabian Delph (Manchester City) – A former Aston Villa captain and England international who has struggled for game time since joining City in July 2015. Most fans will remember the midfielders controversial U-turn in signing for City, having pledged his future to Villa just a week before, but he has faded into obscurity after making just 12 appearances since Pep Guardiola arrived. Ben Watson (Watford) – The hero behind Wigans 2013 FA Cup triumph, the 31-year-old midfielder has been something of a spectator at Watford lately. Manager Walter Mazzarri, who only handed Watson four Premier League starts last season, has now gone but the midfielder will likely be seeking a new club if he is to get regular playing time again. Lucas Perez (Arsenal) – The forward was hailed as the Spanish Jamie Vardy when he joined Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna in August 2016. However, his debut campaign has proved to be a season of struggle for Perez as he made just two Premier League starts with his last Arsenal appearance coming against non-league Lincoln in the FA Cup on 11 March. The striker is looking to leave the club though manager Arsene Wenger wants him to stay. Meanwhile, Yaya Sanogo, another forgotten man has confirmed he will leave the club in the summer when his contract expires. 19 Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) – The Dutch centre back was signed from Ajax last summer but failed to truly inspire in his seven Premier League starts. England Under-21 international Alfie Mawson soon stepped up to become first choice in defence and you wonder what the future holds for Van der Hoorn. Richie Towell (Brighton) – After moving from Dundalk in 2016, 25-year-old Irishman Towell has found opportunities hard to come by for Brighton during a season which saw them promoted from to the Premier League. While the club get set for their Premier League campaign it is highly likely Towell will be sent out on-loan next season after being awarded with a contract extension until 2019. 19 19 With so much at stake Premier League clubs have bolstered their squads to the maximum.The summer transfer window is just around the corner and England’s top tier sides will, no doubt, delve into the market to try and unearth more quality signings.However, with so many players incoming it inevitably leads to current squad members being left out and relegated to forgotten man status.So which players have become an afterthought and who did you forget was still a part of your club? 19 Callum McManaman (West Brom) – Another star from Wigans 2013 FA Cup win, McManaman was named man of the match in the final. However, the winger looks to be on his way out of the Hawthorns after the 26-year-old spent the second half of the season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and Baggies boss Tony Pulis admitted he may have made a mistake in signing him. 19 19
Report from Bonagee UtdBonagee Utd and Fanad Utd served up their own exciting storyline in this semi-final of the Knockalla Caravans Cup.Played in atrocious conditions, Fanad played into the wind from kick-off which resulted in few chances for the league champions. The first chance of either side fell to the home side, when Dean Larkin latched onto a poor back pass but he somehow hooked his opportunity wide.Fanad came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 29th minute when Mark Friel rattled the crossbar from 20 yards.Bonagee Utd began the second half well and took the lead in the 48th minute. Anthony Appiah, a constant threat all afternoon, broke down the left and his cross was met by Dean Larkin on the edge of the box who sidefooted home between keeper and post. That lead didn’t last long, as Fanad had drawn level within three minutes.Paul Friel fed Brian McVeigh 25 yards from goal, and the young striker placed a shot into the far corner beyond the reach of David Tyrrell. The visitors scored a second goal four minutes later, when Keiran Gorman scored at the back post following a free kick from Seamus Friel.Bonagee Utd deservedly drew level in the 77th minute. Shaun McElwaine brought Larkin down 25 yards from goal, and up stepped Greg Magee to send the resulting free kick into the top corner of Lee McFaddens net.The winning goal for Bonagee arrived with eight minutes on the clock. Aidan McLaughlin outpaced McElwaine into the danger area, only to be upended by McFadden on the edge of the box. Packie Coll had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Magee scored the resulting penalty to send Bonagee into the final to be played on Sunday May 27th.Best for Bonagee were JP Doran, Anthony Appiah and Greg Mage, while Kieran Gorman, Mark Friel and Shaun McElwaine were the better performers for Fanad Utd. BONAGEE OVERCOME FANAD TO REACH KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP FINAL was last modified: May 13th, 2012 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:BONAGEE UTDFANAD UNITEDKNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP
30 July 2014South Africa’s University of Pretoria cricket team, Assupol Tuks, claimed the Red Bull Campus Cricket World T20 title in England on the weekend after going through the competition unbeaten.‘An excellent campaign’“Tuks deserve all the accolades for an excellent campaign,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.“Coming so soon after our Coca-Cola national under-19 side won the ICC World Title suggests that our pipeline programmes are running well and that our amateur cricket is in a pretty healthy state. Congratulations also to all our development personnel for the great work they do.“A significant feature of Tuks’ triumph was the depth in their squad. They had four of the top eight batsmen in the tournament, while Corbin Bosch and Ruben Claassen were the two leading wicket-takers.“I congratulate the players and team management on their well-merited triumph.”OppositionTuks were up against Leeds/Bradford MCCU (UK), the University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Liberal Arts (Bangladesh), Rizvi College (India), Karachi University (Pakistan), International College of Business and Technology (Sri Lanka) and Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association (West Indies) for the title.The current Momentum National Club champions won all five of their matches with their semi-final being the only one in which they were closely challenged.Group playThey opened their challenge in Group 2 with a big 114-run victory over the University of Liberal Arts, scoring 205 for 4 as Theunis de Bruyn bludgeoned an unbeaten 137 off only 60 balls, and then restricted the Bangladeshi team to just 91 for 7 in their 20 overs.Against Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Tuks triumphed by seven wickets with 22 balls to spare. They gave up only 109 for 8 to the English team and then reached 110 for 3 in the 17th over of their reply as South Africa under-19 captain Aiden Markram top scored with 42.In their final group game, Markram struck 76 at the top of the order to help the South African university team to 178 for 5 against the Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association. The islanders managed only 122 all out in response, with Markram and David Mogotlane picking up three wickets apiece, to record a 56-run win.Semi-finalsIn the semi-finals, Rizvi Mumbai made Tuks work hard for victory, despite making only 122 for 9 in their 20 overs. Johan Wessels, with 56, and Theunis de Bruyn, with 31, saw the Pretoria side to a five-wicket victory, however, with five balls to spare.Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association shocked the previously unbeaten University of New South Wales in the other semi-final clash, winning by 10 wickets, to set up another meeting with Tuks, this time for the World Campus T20 title.FinalBatting first at the Kennington Oval in London, Tuks posted 188 for 6, with Johan Wessels smashing 61 off 40 balls and Sean Dickson contributing 39 off 31. The Jamaicans, in reply, were restricted to 148 for 9, giving the South African champions victory by a convincing 40 runs.Wessels was named Player of the Match. Theunis de Bruyn picked up the Player of the Series Award.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While spending some time in Ohio this week, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini visited with local growers, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), farm organizations, farmers market coordinators and local businesses about advancing local and regional food initiatives. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked with Dolcini about some of the updated changes in FSA programs.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry Conditions ContinueHot and dry conditions prevailed throughout the week causing stress to crops and livestock, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician with the USDA, NASS, Ohio field office. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 15. Wheat harvest and straw baling were in full swing with the dry weather. Hay harvest was doing well with second cut for both alfalfa and other hay well underway. Oats were maturing rapidly with the hot weather. Corn and soybeans overall remained in mostly good condition. Pastures were experiencing some stress due to high temperatures and loss of soil moisture. Little to no rain allowed opportunities for fieldwork. Field activities included spraying of fungicides and herbicides, hauling manure, and performing tillage operations.Click here to see the full report