Girls’ soccer roundup: Moorpark wins, gets shot at Hart

first_imgAfter suffering a left knee injury in the Musketeers’ Southern Section Div. II opening-round playoff loss last season at Hart, Paletta desired a second chance to knock off the two-time Foothill League champion. The junior produced a goal and two assists in a 3-1 wild-card victory at Quartz Hill to set up a rematch in Friday’s first round at the second-seeded Indians (22-3-1). “Just to be able to go back out there and prove them wrong is something I’ve been looking forward to,” said Paletta, who was sidelined the final 15 minutes of last year’s 3-1loss. “Some of the stuff they said last year was unnecessary and we’ve been waiting for the opportunity to play them again.” After surrendering an early penalty kick by Alexa Hale following a handball call in the box, Moorpark coach Frank Paletta switched his formation to move Kaitlin Paletta, normally the team’s sweeper, into the midfield. The Cal-bound standout responded by scoring the tying goal just before halftime and assisting on goals by Ariana Martinez and Stephanie Betancourt early in the second half. “When I put her up front, that made the difference,” Frank Paletta said. “It took us almost a half to figure them out, but I think we were just too fast for them.” Kaitlin Paletta has waited an entire year to return to the soccer field at Hart High of Newhall. On Wednesday, she made sure the Moorpark girls’ soccer team would secure another trip. center_img Kaitlin Paletta was sidelined part of the season with a right hamstring injury, but her return has helped Moorpark (7-4-8) go unbeaten in five straight games entering Friday’s contest. “It makes it a little more fun (playing offense),” Paletta said. “And somehow every time we do it, it works. We believe in each other more this year and as long as we continue to believe, we can do anything.” Paletta’s effort might have brought an unceremonious end to the coaching career of Quartz Hill’s Maury Cauchon, who has led the Rebels (13-7-2) to 10 Golden League titles. “It depends on a lot of things, but I don’t want to say one way or another because I still have the softball season,” Cauchon said. “I’m disappointed we couldn’t win at home, but they were a tough team and they had a lot more depth than we did.” Westlake 3, Pasadena 1: Kylie McDonald, who has signed with Pepperdine, scored twice and Bridget Berman added a goal and an assist for host Westlake (10-2-8), which plays Friday at Highland of Palmdale (12-4-7) following their Div. II wild-card victory over the Bulldogs (11-5-3). DIVISION IV Flintridge Prep 2, Righetti 1 (2 OT): Michelle Bigony converted a corner kick in the 95th minute for host Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge (12-9-3) in a wild-card victory at Glendale Sports Complex. Lauren Von Der Ahe tied the score with 15 minutes left in regulation for the Rebels, who rallied after Righetti of Santa Maria (11-11-3) scored in the first 10 minutes. DIVISION V Oaks Christian 1, Crossroads 0: Freshman Lauren Lindstrom scored the winning goal for the second consecutive game for Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (12-6-1), which prevailed in the wild-card match at Crossroads of Santa Monica (8-11-1). Lindstrom completed a three-shot sequence , which began with Hannah MacKechnie, for the Lions, who will play Friday at fourth-seeded Brentwood (14-3-2). Noe Salter had three saves en route to her 10th shutout for Oaks Christian, which improved to 18-2-3 all-time in the postseason. in the 46th minute Nordhoff 3, Paraclete 2: Bianca Burright scored the winning goal with 15 minutes remaining for host Nordhoff of Ojai (15-9), which rallied for a wild-card victory over Paraclete of Lancaster (11-10-2). Kelsey Owen scored twice for Nordhoff, both on Burright assists. DIVISION VI Rosamond 6, New Community Jewish 2: Salma Tarik scored fourtimes for Rosamond (11-10-2), which plays Friday at third-seeded Viewpoint of Calabasas (15-3-3) following its wild-card victory at New Community Jewish of West Hills (8-4-2). Bishop Union 7, Santa Clarita Christian 3: Jennifer Fullerton, Kayla Gale and Alicia Ceroni scored for Santa Clarita Christian (6-12-2), which fell in its wild-card game against the host Broncos (19-3). erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 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

Chelsea tactics didn’t surprise me – Tottenham boss

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted Chelsea had not surprised him by playing Kurt Zouma in midfield for the Capital One Cup final.The centre-back was pushed further forward to compensate for the suspended Nemanja Matic, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho suggesting the tactic had caught Tottenham unaware.But Pochettino denied it was a strategic masterstroke which gave Chelsea the upper hand ahead of their 2-0 victory.He said: “They didn’t surprise me. We knew they wouldn’t play Cesc [Fabregas] and Ramires before the game.“We knew they might play Zouma or [Gary] Cahill there, so it wasn’t a surprise for me.“We stuck to our style and our philosophy and we need to take a lot of positives.“We have a very young squad – 23-year-old average age on the pitch – and the way we played showed we will play a lot of finals in the next few years.”Pochettino also believed his side started and finished the game the stronger side but paid the price for allowing John Terry’s opener on the stroke of half-time.He said: “First half we were better than Chelsea but we were unlucky to concede the goal we did.“We finished the game stronger than them. In the last 10 minutes we created many chances. If we score we’re in the game, but that is football.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pochettino: Kane could be a one-club man

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMauricio Pochettino sees no reason why Tottenham cannot hold onto Harry Kane for the rest of the striker’s career.Kane raised his goal tally to 26 this season by netting twice in Spurs’ 3-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon at Wembley in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.“Harry is special because he loves Tottenham and feels Tottenham,” said Pochettino. “It’s like (Francesco) Totti in Italy – only special players spend all their career at one club.“I think Harry is this kind of player that can, because he loves Tottenham. But you can be sure of nothing in football.Embed from Getty Images“We need to be careful how we manage him and then the player needs to choose to stay here. You cannot force everyone to stay.“Our job is to work together and try to achieve all we want. The future is so exciting and we hope we all spend a lot of time together here and try to win trophies.”Spurs were unable to break down their League One opponents until the final half-hour mark, when Kane scored twice in quick succession and a rare goal for Jan Vertonghen made it 3-0.Pochettino added: “Harry is a top-class player and to score twice was important for him, but more important for the team.“I think it was a solid performance. We created a lot of chances, again it was difficult to score but we go into the next round.”See also:Two more goals for Kane as Tottenham see off AFC Wimbledon at WembleySpurs v AFC Wimbledon player ratingsTottenham youngster completes loan move Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Writing Helper Brings Editing Collaboration to WordPress

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Publishing Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img dan rowinski Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As professional bloggers will tell you, the collaboration and archival process for editing posts is one of the most onerous parts of the job. Hey, writing is the easy part! WordPress announced today that it is unveiling a set of new features to its platform called Writing Helper that should make the editorial process easier.Writing Helper is a box that sits under the “Add a Post” screen and adds new features to the WordPress platform. The most interesting is the “Request Feedback” tool that allows users to share posts before they are published by emailing a collaborator a private link to the draft. Their comments will be seen in the post editor for easy reference. The other feature to the Writing Helper is the “Copy A Post” that allows a writer to use a previous post as a base for a new post, importing title, tags, content and categories to help save time. For instance, yesterday we wrote about Sony’s Playstation Network hack bringing down the platform. Later in the day Sony updated the status saying that the personal data on 70 million accounts was compromised. Same story, two posts that shows a good example of how the Writing Helper could have been beneficial.WordPress is an intuitive content management system, and a lot of writers swear by it as the only platform they care to use. These features, while interesting, should probably have been integrated a while ago. Copy A Post is a minor feature and useful for developing breaking stories that necessitate continuous updates with new posts. Request Feedback will make WordPress pre-publish sharing simpler, and having inline notes within the editor should be a basic feature to any CMS.WordPress has been experimenting with other features to help writers, such as “distraction free blogging,” a full-screen template that removes all other apps from the editor so you can focus on writing. As an ecosystem, WordPress also has thousands of plug-ins that can give a writer just about any functionality they may desire.WordPress skills are one of the most sought after by employers, according to Elance, a freelance job auctioning service. So, put down your nunchuks and bow and arrow and get back to the keyboard.last_img read more

The Faceless Men And Women Of The US Open

(And the slights aren’t limited to photos: At least one American’s photo was accompanied by an Italian flag for one of her doubles matches.)By the first Friday of the Open, the tournament had added photos for many players, including del Potro, Thiem and Almagro. It took a little longer for many women, including Konjuh and Sevastova, who finally got their photos added by that Sunday.Not all the players minded their missing photos. Sevastova, after upsetting Johanna Konta to reach the quarterfinals, said in response to my question at her postmatch news conference that she’d noticed her photo was finally added. “Now I have a photo,” she said. “Now I saw my photo.” Having no photo was better than if the U.S. Open had just used her “WTA picture with short hair,” she said. “I didn’t like it, actually, so it was OK without [a] picture.”The U.S. Open provides an unusual opportunity to check out what the faceless men and women of sport have in common because the tournament lists hundreds of players, all gathered on one website. On the first Friday of the tournament, I did an exhaustive survey of all 579 players on the page — the number shifts during the tournament as draws are finalized for events that start later in the tournament, such as juniors. More than one third of the players — 211 — were missing photos. That includes 44 players who were in the men’s or women’s singles draws, the most prominent events at the Open. In addition to Konjuh and Sevastova, that list included Naomi Osaka, who’d just lost a third-round thriller in Arthur Ashe Stadium to Madison Keys; Laura Siegemund, who was playing seven-time major champ Venus Williams in Ashe the next day; 2015 French Open quarterfinalist Alison Van Uytvanck; Laura Robson, who made the fourth round at the 2012 U.S. Open; and Americans Christian Harrison and Danielle Collins.It’s no coincidence that more women than men were missing: According to Widmaier, there was a lag in adding women’s photos even after the problem was identified. (He wasn’t sure why.)So what factors decided who got a photo by the fifth day of the tournament and who didn’t? I checked a wide range of factors,1By grabbing data off each player’s U.S. Open page and running a regression between whether the player had a photo on the night of the tournament’s first Friday and the player’s other characteristics. and the determinants of whether a player had a profile pic weren’t surprising: Americans, players active on tour and veterans were mostly likely to have a photo. Being from the U.S. increased a player’s chances of having a picture on the site by 30 percentage points. With every singles match a competitor played this year, his or her chances went up by 2 percentage points. A year of age added 3 percentage points.2The percentages assume a linear relationship, which wouldn’t apply at extremes. (We don’t think someone who has played 60 singles matches this year has a greater than 100 percent chance of having a photo.) The exact percentages depend on which variables we include. I also tested, for instance, peak singles ranking, career matches and matches won, but those all are closely linked to both singles matches played this year and to age. So perhaps the most surprisingly snubbed people were the American women’s doubles pair of Ashley Weinhold, 27, and Caitlin Whoriskey, 28. Their faces remained missing on the second Thursday of the tournament. (Then again, neither has ever been ranked in the top 100 in singles or doubles.)Konjuh, who is 18, said she understood why she didn’t have a photo. “Like probably most of the other players that are young or coming didn’t have pictures,” she said in her news conference.Widmaier promised a more completist approach to player photography at the 2017 Open: “It will be improved upon next year.” Anastasija Sevastova and Ana Konjuh defied expectations and their low rankings — both outside the top 40 — to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. They have something else in common: For the first week of the tournament, where their photos were supposed to appear on the U.S. Open website and app, there instead appeared black rectangles with the flags of their countries and the words “NO BIO PHOTO.”“I saw on the live score, yeah, on the U.S. Open app, yeah, it says, like, ‘bio’ or something,” Konjuh said when I asked about her absent photo at her news conference after she upset Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round.Every sport has these faceless men and women, the ones who aren’t supposed to make the team or get off the bench, who are so new they haven’t been photographed, who may get rushed in front of a digital camera so media staff can get a snap worth posting.Tennis majors face a special challenge in filling those blank rectangles: Up to 128 players enter each of the men’s and women’s qualifying draws, and more than 100 others enter each of the men’s and women’s singles draws. There can be more than 100 players competing only in doubles, and an additional 100 or more might enter only the juniors or juniors qualifying draws. As of the two-week event’s middle Sunday, there were 698 players on the U.S. Open player page.But some of the snubbed U.S. Open players are hardly nobodies. Early in the tournament, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, No. 10 Dominic Thiem and former No. 9 Nicolas Almagro were among those missing photos. Asked about them on the first Thursday of the tournament, Chris Widmaier, spokesman for the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the U.S. Open, said, “It’s a disappointment.” I asked if it’s a priority to get photos for the players — all of whom have been professionally photographed at dozens if not hundreds of matches worldwide, and who have pictures that appear on the ATP and WTA websites and on their U.S. Open credentials. “It is now,” Widmaier said. read more

TCIG Expresses Condolenses At The Death Of National Icon The Late Rev

first_img No medical report yet in Capron death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government offers sincere condolences to the family and friends on the death of the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell.The Premier, Dr. The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing, in deep reflection commented, “Our nation has suffered a tremendous loss today. Rev. Howell, as he was known to many, was a true patriot to our country and a soldier for our people. During his lifetime, he has made an invaluable contribution to the development of our society we are truly blessed to have known the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell and he will be greatly missed.” As the host of the popular Radio Talk Show, Expressions, Rev. Howell also stirred dialogue and national debate on some of the most controversial topics of our time but one of Rev. Howell’s most notable national accomplishments is the penning of the National Song This Land Of Ours.Our prayers are with the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell. May God be your source of comfort during this difficult time. May He strengthen you and keep you and may He bless these Turks and Caicos Islands. Related Items:death, Rev Dr. Conrad Howell Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Adaptation of National Song debuts in memory of writer, Conrad Howell Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicidelast_img read more

Tata Group to mentor 300 women staff for top leadership positions

first_imgIn a bid to promote women in leadership positions, the Tata Group will now place 300 women under a cross-company mentoring programme. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the project will have the female executive being mentored by 18 CXO’s and 35 CEO’s from 45 group firms, the Economic Times reported.This means the 300-odd selected women will not be restricted to learning from their bosses but they would get a wider network of leaders to choose from. There are about 1.45 lakh women working in more than 100 Tata’s subsidiary companies, a few of who occupy CXO positions.The main aim of the programme is to have more women at the top leadership positions, in line with the company’s vision of gender-diversity, which was set by its chairman Cyrus Mistry. In 2014, Mistry had said he wanted to have over 1,000 women leaders by 2020.”On the leadership journey, hand-holding by an experienced mentor can be vital support to help us grow. Through the cross-company mentoring programme, we provide an opportunity for our women professional to fulfil their potential and move up the ladder,” NS Rajan, Group Chief HR officer of Tata Sons, was quoted as saying by the ET.One of the main problems is to reduce gender-divide at the higher levels of hierarchy as reducing the divide is easier at lower levels of hierarchy in the corporate world. The mentorship programme will be applicable in the countries where the Tata Group operates.last_img read more

BNP wants Russian Chinese support to end Rohingya crisis

first_imgBNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday called for intensifying diplomatic efforts to convince Russia and China to secure their support to resolve the Rohingya crisis, UNB reports from Cox’s Bazar.The main opposition party emphasised support from the two powers so that they do not exercise their veto power against any move by the United Nations Security Council to take a resolution on the Rohingya crisis.”We must continue our diplomatic endeavours to have a solution to Rohingya issue. Our diplomatic efforts will also have to deepen so that China and Russia don’t use their veto power at the UN Security Council,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told newsmen after distributing relief materials among Rohingyas at Ukhia.The BNP leader said the government should make its best efforts to persuade all the influential countries to stand by the hapless and persecuted citizens of Myanmar.He said their party wants the government to give shelter to those Myanmar citizens entered Bangladesh in the face of mass killing and persecution in their own country for a temporary period on humanitarian ground.At the same time, Fakhrul said, the government also must take all-out measures to repatriate the displaced Rohingyas promptly ensuring their citizenship and dignity.On behalf of their party chairperson Khaleda Zia, the BNP secretary general also called upon all to stand by the repressed Rohingya with their humanitarian assistance.He said their party has long been demanding army engagement to carry out relief activities in Rohingya camps. “Discipline has been restored in distributing relief here as the government finally entrusted the army with the task.”The BNP leader said the government should increase its healthcare services for Rohingyas further and set up temporary houses for them.He said their party has been providing Rohingyas with humanitarian support since they started entering Bangladesh following persecution in Myanmar.The BNP leader said their party leaders are working for giving humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas alongside its central relief team.Fakhrul, who went to Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday afternoon, handed over two trucks carrying relief materials of their party to army on Ukhia College ground on Wednesday morning.He later distributed the relief materials, including food, clothes, utensils and medicines, among the Rohingyas.last_img read more

WWII bomb to force mass evacuation in Berlin

first_imgThe discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb will force a mass evacuation around Berlin’s central railway station Friday, covering several government ministries and a hospital, police said.Buildings and streets in a radius of 800 metres (875 yards) around the site north of the busy train station will be cleared from 0700 GMT until the 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) explosive is safely defused, they said on Twitter Wednesday.The evacuation zone covers the central railway station, the economy and transport ministries, an army hospital and the embassies of Indonesia and Uzbekistan, a police spokesman told AFP.Police said it was not yet clear how many thousands of people would be affected but predicted to local media that “it will be big, it will be a major hassle”.The Deutsche Bahn rail company and urban transport operators prepared for large-scale disruptions around the central hub for trains, trams and buses.The bomb, which was discovered during construction work on Heidestrasse in the district of Mitte, was “safe for now”, police said, reassuring nearby residents that “there is no immediate danger”.Allied planes blasted Nazi Germany during the Second World War, and vast urban and industrial areas remain littered with unexploded bombs and other ordnance often found during construction projects.Last Friday in the state of Bavaria, an ordnance disposal team defused a 500 kilogramme bomb which had forced the evacuation of 12,000 people in the city of Neu-Ulm-the third unexploded bomb to be disarmed in recent weeks in the city of 50,000 people.last_img read more

No bar on city bus Thursday

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoElection commission lifts the restriction on plying of buses on the city thoroughfares on the elections to two city corporations on Thursday, reports UNB.”Buses can ply the main roads (of the Dhaka city),” chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda told a press conference at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the city on Wednesday.The EC initially imposed restriction on the plying of all sorts of motorised vehicles except emergency and permitted ones in the capital for the elections to two city corporations.The press conference was arranged over the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation and polls to councillor posts in its 18 new wards and 18 other new wards of Dhaka South City Corporation, which will be held on Thursday.The CEC said though no personal vehicle can ply the city roads for roaming unnecessarily, but examinees can use their private cars showing their admit cards.Huda said the EC has already issued directives to police in this regard.The balloting in the elections will begin at 8:00am and continue till 4:00pm without any break in the entire DNCC and DSCC extended areas.In DNCC, five candidates are vying for the mayoral post, while 116 contenders for 18 general councillor posts and 45 aspirants for six reserved seats which are exclusively for women. Of them, one general councillor candidate has been elected unopposed in the city.The five mayoral candidates are Awami League’s Atiqul Islam (Boat), Jatiya Party’s Shafin Ahmed (Plough), NPP’s Anisur Rahman (Mango) and PDP’s Shahin Khan (Tiger) and independent runner Abdur Rahim (Table Clock).In DSCC, there are 125 contestants for 18 general councillor posts and 24 women for six reserved seats.About the EC’s preparations for the elections, the CEC said the commission has completed all preparations to arrange the elections in a fair manner.”We want a free, fair and lawful election,” he added.Replying to a query, he explained why the voters and candidates are not so much enthusiastic over the elections. “One of the reasons is that they’ll be elected for only one year…. Besides, all the parties have not joined the elections though we’ve nothing to do here,” he added.About boycotting the polls by BNP, the CEC said, “We don’t have any failure. We don’t have any weakness. We’ve taken all preparations to arrange fair elections… they don’t participate in the elections, it’s their political decision.”In reply to another question, he said had all the parties joined the election, the commission would have been happier.last_img read more