Dominica places 2nd in 2018 FCCA poster competition

first_img Share 195 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Poster by Tana Valmond(Press Release) Roseau, Dominica – (July 17, 2018) – Dominica Grammar School student, Tana Valmond has secured second place in the senior Division of the 2018 FCCA Environmental Poster Competition. The competition was held under the theme “Weathering the storm: Disaster preparation for my Destination”.Tana will be awarded USD $1,500 by the FCCA and the Dominica Grammar school will also be awarded USD $1,500. Emilio Sanford from Saint Mary’s Academy has also made it to the final round for the Junior Division on this year’s FCCA Poster Competition. Emilio will receive a prize of USD$200 for participating in the Poster Competition. Last year, Dominica also secured a winning spot in the Competition when the Dominica Grammar School secured 3rd place in the 2017 FCCA Environmental Poster. Held annually, the FCCA Environmental Poster Competition seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. This year’s competition attracted entries from six schools namely Orion Academy, St. Mary’s Academy, Convent Preparatory School, Kelleb John Laurent Primary, and Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary and the Dominica Grammar School. The annual FCCA Environmental Poster Competition is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The local selection of the posters for submission to FCCA was done by local artists Mr. Earl Etienne and President of the Waitukubuli Artist Association, Mr. Lowell Royer.DDA appeals to the various primary & secondary schools on island to work with students for continued participation in future competitions aimed at increasing tourism awareness. Sharecenter_img BusinessLocalNews Dominica places 2nd in 2018 FCCA poster competition by: – July 17, 2018 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

NFL 2017: Wide-open look in NFC, no clear favorite

first_imgIn this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) in the second quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)If the AFC has the look of a slam dunk for the Patriots, the NFC is as wide open as Odell Beckham Jr . can get on a deep pass.Sure, there are favorites, led by the Falcons, whose late collapse in the Super Bowl should serve as motivation to get things right for a full 60 minutes. Seattle looks like the top dog in the West, and the Giants _ if Beckham can stay healthy _ appear dangerous back East.No one wants to visit the tundra in winter, but the NFC North race looks like it will go through Green Bay.Most intriguing is what might occur in Atlanta, where the Falcons have a sensational new home _ complete with reasonable food prices, if you can imagine _ and some sour memories to use as impetus in the South.“I am demanding of them and of the staff and of myself, too,” coach Dan Quinn says. “I definitely share the disappointment when that happens or share in how much fun it is when we have a red-zone period … where it’s competing and battling for it. Those are the moments I try to really stay in and not look too far down the line.”Or too close back.But handing the Falcons the division title, let alone the conference crown, is something of a stretch.NFC SOUTHThis might be the most competitive sector in the NFC. All four teams have high expectations, and major weak areas.For Atlanta, aside from its psyche, the question is how much the defense has improved around sackmaster Vic Beasley Jr. Adding tackle Dontari Poe and rookie end Takkarist McKinley should help the pass rush, but the secondary, in particular, needs upgrading.That said, 2016 MVP Matt Ryan and a strong corps of receivers and running backs are capable of 40 points any day.Carolina’s post-Super Bowl malaise was apparent from the outset last year, and Ron Rivera is too good a coach to let anything approaching half-heartedness rear its head again. Look for Cam Newton, if his arm is OK, to have a strong turnaround campaign, and the running game to be spiced by rookie Christian McCaffrey. The defense has Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis as its foundation.Tampa Bay must find such a foundation on D to go with an offense that will scare every opponent. Watch TE O.J. Howard, an Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite.New Orleans is in an ugly trend of 7-9 finishes. A fourth straight, especially with Drew Brees still a sensational passer, could doom coach Sean Payton, who needs the defense to show up.NFC WESTThe only remote challenge to the Seahawks _ except, perhaps, for turmoil within _ is Arizona. The Cardinals, though, come off an underachieving season in which they couldn’t close the deal too often.If Carson Palmer rebounds, David Johnson continues as the most versatile RB around, and Larry Fitzgerald remains, well, Larry Fitz, Arizona could push Seattle. The Cardinals were badly damaged by injuries in 2016 and their depth still is questionable.Seattle also had injury issues, yet got into the playoffs in something of a down year. Its running game has been juiced up with the return of Thomas Rawls and the signing of Eddie Lacy (if he is in shape), and that defense can be scary, especially down the stretch.Forget any thoughts of the Rams or 49ers contending for anything but high draft choices.NFC EASTDuring a year when Jerry Jones went into the Hall of Fame, how about them Cowboys winning it all?Whoa! Dallas might not be the top team in this division.While the Cowboys could take a step back, perhaps several if sizzling RB Ezekiel Elliott has to sit out all six games of his suspension, New York is primed to leap forward. That changes if Beckham keeps taking hits like he did against Cleveland last Monday, but with Brandon Marshall and impressive rookie TE Evan Engram, Eli Manning has more targets. The big if is New York’s ground game, but no one _ not even Dallas _ figures to run well against Steve Spagnuolo’s defense.Of course, if top offensive rookie Dak Prescott is as effective in his sophomore season, working behind an outstanding O-line, Dallas is dangerous. The biggest issue is an undependable defense, though Sean Lee is an All-Pro linebacker.Philadelphia’s 2018 could be a special year. For now, development and a .500 or better record should be the goal.Washington is paying QB Kirk Cousins as if he was a combination of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The Redskins needs that kind of production from him to stay out of the cellar.NFC NORTHDetroit and Minnesota have designs on challenging the Packers. We don’t see it.Not if Rodgers is healthy and develops a symbiotic relationship with TE Martellus Bennett, among the best offseason signings by any team. Not if the secondary that was so damaged by injuries can stay healthier. Certainly not if the Packers find their form early after a 4-6 record last season forced them to get hot just to get into the postseason.If Minnesota finds a balanced offense to go with a very strong defensive line, it could get it into the playoffs. The Vikings should be powerful on the ground with Latavius Murray and rookie Dalvin Cook , but the air game needs more consistency and downfield threats. Minnesota could lead the league in sacks.The Lions were comeback kings in 2016 and will need to avoid falling in so many holes this time. Improvements up front could bolster the running game, and Matthew Stafford has proven he is worth franchise-QB money. It’s hard to get excited about the D in Motor City, though.The Bears won’t resemble recent versions of the Cubs or Blackhawks.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Bucs make emotionally challenging call to trade McCutchen

first_imgIn this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI-single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen didn’t run from the challenge in Pittsburgh, he embraced it. A rising star on a franchise mired in two decades of losing, McCutchen bet on the Pirates in the spring of 2012 by signing a six-year contract, gambling that he could become one of the game’s best while helping the city reconnect with a team it had long since abandoned.It paid off for all involved.The dynamic, charismatic outfielder became an MVP while ushering in a renaissance. Five All-Star games. Three playoff appearances. A ballpark packed with fans wearing his No. 22. Everything McCutchen and owner Bob Nutting talked about on that sun-dappled Florida day six years ago came to fruition. McCutchen, perhaps the franchise’s most popular player since Hall of Famer Willie Stargell, did little to shy away from his role. When the team moved him to right field last winter, he talked openly about following in the footsteps of Roberto Clemente. He and his wife Maria welcomed their first child in December, a boy named Steel.“Pittsburgh.My Home.My Fans.My City,” McCutchen tweeted. “You will 4ever be in my heart.”McCutchen added: “Now…I’m a Giant! Ive always enjoyed watching the success of the @SFGiants and I look foward to being apart of more this season. Can’t wait to meet my new teammates and fans. This is just the beginning.”While Huntington said the Pirates had “informal” talks with McCutchen about an extension, they believed his asking price on the open market would be something they couldn’t match if they wanted to surround McCutchen with competitive talent.“It became clear it was going to be very hard for us to meet what he deserves and build a championship ballclub around him,” Huntington said.That won’t be an issue in San Francisco. The Giants, who have won three titles this decade, are coming off a forgettable 2017 in which they lost 98 games. They’ve attacked a lukewarm market aggressively, adding third baseman Evan Longoria from Tampa Bay in December.“It’s no secret that we were looking to further add run production to our lineup,” said Brian Sabean, Giants executive vice president of baseball operations. “Anytime you have the opportunity to bring aboard someone with such a track record, you have to jump on it.”McCutchen may take over in center from Denard Span, who was traded to the Rays in the Longoria deal, or he could slide to an outfield corner. San Francisco wanted more production from the outfield after a last-place season in the NL West.The durable McCutchen has played at least 153 games in each of the past three seasons for the Pirates, batting .279 with 28 home runs and 88 RBIs in 156 games in 2017.Crick, 25, had a 3.06 ERA, 28 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings and a .191 opponents’ batting average last year in his first big league season, allowing three of 21 inherited runners to score. Reynolds, a 22-year-old switch-hitter, batted .312 with 26 doubles, nine triples, 10 homers and 63 RBIs as Class A San Jose. He was a second-round pick in 2016.Huntington shied away from using the word “rebuild,” stressing he believes the road back to contention isn’t some far off destination, but more immediate, even if it’s not in 2018.“We have talented players that are also really good people,” Huntington said. “Sounds also like a lot of players that aren’t here anymore.”One in particular.___AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (22) warms up in the on deck circle during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Pittsburgh. The Pirates are heading to the playoffs yet again led by McCutchen an intense, charismatic and imminently talented player who has become the biggest star in a city where Sidney Crosby, Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu also work. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)center_img And on Monday, it all came to an end.Facing the certainty that they couldn’t re-sign McCutchen when he hit free agency next winter, the Pirates traded him to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. The Pirates also will send $2.5 million to the Giants to cover part of McCutchen’s $14.75 million salary.General manager Neal Huntington broke the news to McCutchen with a phone call Monday that closed a remarkable but also remarkably brief chapter for a player Nutting said he wanted to make a “Pirate for life” before what the organization considers the economic truths of the sport set in.“In a perfect world, that would have been a great result for Pittsburgh, a great result for Andrew,” Nutting said. “I think the realities of the game, the realities of baseball right now don’t allow that to be possible.”The 31-year-old McCutchen, the 2013 NL MVP, became the second star jettisoned by Pittsburgh in three days. Ace Gerrit Cole was traded to Houston on Saturday.Nutting called the deal that sent McCutchen to the Giants “a very emotionally challenging decision” but a move Huntington stressed was the right one.“The players that we currently have on this roster, the players we have on the horizon, the players we’ve acquired in the two trades will play meaningful roles in the next Pittsburgh Pirates playoff team,” Huntington said.Fueled by McCutchen’s daily brilliance and aided by Cole’s arrival in 2013 to help anchor the starting rotation, Pittsburgh ended a two-decade postseason drought in 2013 and made three straight playoff appearances before falling to 78-83 in 2016 and 75-87 last year.last_img read more

Family’s lawsuit claims Steelers’ Davis mocked teenage son

first_imgSEAN DAVIS of the Steelers tackles Jacksonville’s Marqise Lee in the Jaguars’ 45-42 playoff victory, Jan. 14 at Heinz Field. (Photo by Courier photographer Thomas Sabol)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania family has filed a lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis, claiming he posted a video on social media mocking their teenage son.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the 24-year-old uploaded a video to Snapchat of the teen working at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Cranberry Township, located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh. Davis is heard saying, “This kid like eight years old. No wonder the lines be so long (sic).”An attorney who represents the family says their son didn’t know about the video until he was bullied at school afterward.The lawsuit filed Friday includes claims of libel and cyberbullying, and it seeks an unspecified amount in damages.Davis’ attorney Eugene Lee calls the lawsuit frivolous. He says Davis did not intend to demean the teen.___Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.comlast_img read more

Mike Pelaia: Replacing Shazier is the Steelers’ top priority (April 18)

first_imgSTEELERS LINEBACKER RYAN SHAZIER has progressed in his recovery, but has been ruled out of playing football in the 2018-19 season for the Steelers. (AP Photo)It’s that time of year, when the Super Bowl contenders bolster their roster and the non-contenders build for the future. Draft season is upon us and as usual, the Steelers will be looking to add critical pieces to a lineup that is poised to make a run at the Super Bowl.This offseason, the Steelers have signed a couple of players to fill key positions. Inside Linebacker Jon Bostic was signed away from Indianapolis and safety Morgan Burnett was swayed away from Green Bay.Burnett will have a far bigger impact than Bostic, as Burnett can play both safety positions and corner.Bostic is a nice addition to an inside linebacker corps that suffered greatly after the devastating injury to Ryan Shazier but he does not possess the skills to be the full-time answer.The Steelers will look to fill the huge void Shazier’s injury left via the draft in the first round and then they’ll look to add another talented safety to the mix in round two.There are solid inside linebackers available in this year’s class but the top ones will be gone before the Steelers pick at number 28. Some say the team will trade up to grab one of the top two guys; I don’t think they have the assets to do it and will stand pat. Either way, I think they’ll be happy with whomever they end up with.Here are the candidates and my rankings for each:Roquan Smith—Georgia: Smith is the clear number one ILB prospect. He’s fast and has the ability to go sideline to sideline. He’s a very solid run-stopper and can be a strong contributor in pass coverage as well. He’d be the ideal replacement for Shazier but he will be long gone before the Steelers ever sniff him.Leighton Vander Esch—Boise State: Vander Esch has climbed up the draft boards with a solid offseason. I rank him higher than others but he possesses all of the fundamentals you want at inside linebacker and can play vs. the run and the pass.Rashaan Evans—Alabama: Evans possesses both size and speed and is a very solid player who has done a lot for coach Nick Saban at Alabama. I believe he is a mid-to-late first round guy and the Steelers may have an opportunity to snag him at number 28.Malik Jefferson—Texas: The drop off begins with Jefferson. He’s my fourth-best prospect but there is a big difference between him and the first three guys. He’s solid against the run but he’s not a good pass coverage guy and is a second day selection.Josey Jewell—Iowa: Jewell amassed over 100 tackles last season and penetrates the backfield with power. He can be an impact player but he’s not an every-down player.I think the Steelers will end up faring well and be able to grab Evans from Alabama in the first round with their 28th pick. It’s a pick that will begin the replacement of Shazier and Evans may find himself on the field in 2018 early and often.The Steelers will also need to take a look at the class of safeties coming out this year and they may even consider one of them at pick 28 instead of the linebackers if the first three guys are gone, though I suspect they’ll grab one of the following guys in round two.Here are the top safeties based on my rankings:Minkah Fitzpatrick—Alabama: Fitzpatrick is the cream of the crop in this year’s safety class. He can cover receivers, tight ends, play corner, play at the line or drop back in deep center field. He’s a game-changing safety that, if he’s still available at pick 28, the Steelers will take. Unfortunately, I don’t see him being there.Derwin James—Florida State: James is another game-changing safety with skills. He can play man against the tight ends and may not cover center field like Fitzpatrick but is still an impact guy that would be an upgrade on most teams. He’s another guy the Steelers would take in round one but he won’t be available.Ronnie Harrison—Alabama: Harrison is a physical safety who can play on the line and stuff the run but has some issues when he needs to play man-to man. He won’t be a first-round pick but he’ll be gone by the time the Steelers draft in the second round.Terell Edmunds—Virginia Tech: This is a guy who I think the Steelers could land in the second round. He’s physical and can play vs. the run and the pass.Jessie Bates—Wake Forest: Bates is another candidate for the Steelers on day two. He’s very smart and makes good decisions on the field.The Steelers will most certainly fill these two holes in the first two rounds and I believe it will be Evans of Alabama in round one and Edmunds of Virginia Tech in round two. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

Column: Tiger and Phil improve relationship with age

first_imgIn this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Phil Mickelson, left, shakes hands with Tiger Wood after the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. Woods and Mickelson are in the same group at The Players Championship this week. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Their relationship has been softened by age.The needle is sharp as ever.Never mind that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have only five victories between them over the last five years. It’s a big deal when the two best players of their generation are in the same group at any tournament, much less The Players Championship.Mickelson, of course, wanted something even better.“I look at the cover of the newspaper and the pairing is on there and the excitement that’s been going on around here, it gets me thinking,” Mickelson said Tuesday. “Why don’t we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match.”Lefty was just getting warmed up.“Now, I don’t know if he wants a piece of me,” he said, pausing for laughter, “but I just think it would be something that would be really fun for us to do, and I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round.”Or maybe not.They have played as a twosome in the final group just twice in their careers, and Woods won both times — in 2005 at Doral to return to No. 1 in the world, and in 2001 at the Masters when he completed his sweep of the majors.So when Woods was told about Mickelson’s jab questioning whether he wanted a piece of him, Woods knew exactly where to go.“First of all, big picture,” Woods said as his smile widened.When a reporter thought Woods meant their record while playing in the same group — amazingly, the mark is 16-16-4 — Woods cut him off.“How many times have we won on tour?” he said.They have never been particularly close in the record book. Woods has a 79-43 lead in PGA Tour victories, 14-5 in the majors.Matt Kuchar once told a story about how Mickelson would be dishing out his best material in the team room at the Ryder Cup, and if he ever didn’t have a comeback, he would simply reveal how many majors he has won to shut up the room — but not without surveying his audience.“He can only say that if Tiger’s not around,” Kuchar said. “He has to look over both shoulders and make sure, because then Tiger gives him his number.”They were never particularly close off the course, either.Both will say that their relationship was overblown in the media, and there might be some truth to that. They lived on opposite ends of the country and had different lifestyles for so much of their careers. They got along fine because both are professionals, but it was never more than that. There still were some fun moments.One year they were in the locker room at the Byron Nelson Classic when Mickelson challenged Woods to anything at their disposal. How about pool? Pingpong? “How about anything that involves running,” Woods said, and he walked away leaving Mickelson searching for a comeback.And there have been some tense moments.Mickelson mentioned in a magazine interview going into the 2003 season that Woods used “inferior” equipment. Mickelson posted one of the great closing rounds in major championship history with a 66 to win at Muirfield in 2013, and when asked to comment on the round, Woods said only that the course was “gettable” that day.Their most famous pairing was when they were partners in the 2004 Ryder Cup, and that didn’t end all that well. They lost both matches.Woods is 42 with two children. Mickelson is 47, and the oldest of his three children started college last year. They still are competitive as ever, though both are statesmen in the game.Mickelson has never failed to give Woods credit for his impact on the game, particularly the attention he brought to golf that resulted in mammoth TV contracts and prize money that made everyone rich.Mainly because of Woods, Mickelson has never been PGA Tour player of the year, has never been No. 1 in the world and has never won the money title.“It was the most remarkable golf in the history of the game, and I think unrepeatable,” Mickelson said. “I think it was that good. I look at 2000 as being kind of the benchmark at the U.S. Open as being the greatest golf I’ve ever witnessed and I believe has ever been played. And it sucked to have to play against him.”Lefty still got in a few jabs that year. He ended Woods’ six-tournament winning streak at Torrey Pines in early 2000. At the end of that year, he beat him at the Tour Championship to end four straight years of Woods winning when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead.They have been there for each other in tough times.Woods reached out to Mickelson when his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Woods told of Mickelson sending nothing but encouraging texts when Woods was struggling with his chipping in early 2015 as his back was still ailing.“He offered numerous times to help me out with technique and just about it,” Woods said. “I said, ’Yeah, you and I have the same philosophy in how we approach chipping and how we do it. I just can’t physically do it.“But now it’s different. I feel better,” Woods said. “And my short game has turned around.”Game on.last_img read more

50 years after Joe Namath’s Super Bowl success, WPIAL talent still making a mark throughout NFL ranks

first_img MALIK HOOKER was a dominant player at New Castle, before playing at Ohio State and now with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. ROB GRONKOWSKI played his senior season at Woodland Hills High School. He just won his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots on Feb. 3, in the win over the Los Angeles Rams. (AP PHOTO) Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BALTIMORE—During the second week of January 2019, Joe Willie Namath of Beaver Falls High School was acknowledged by several national sports talking heads for becoming the first WPIAL athlete to win a Super Bowl for an NFL team.Specifically, on Jan. 12, 1969, Namath predicted his New York Jets would overtake the then heavily-favored Baltimore Colts, while winning Super Bowl III in Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium by a score of 21–16.In light of his famed prognostication, Namath became a national sensation and to this day, remains one of the NFL’s most prominent personalities. Notably, 50 years since Namath shined lights on athletic prowess of Western Pa. football talents, Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta (Feb. 3) again displayed the skills of Pittsburgh-area stars.Rob Gronkowski, the Woodland Hills High School product, is a perennial All-Pro tight end with the New England Patriots, while on the opposite side of the scrimmage line, Aaron Donald, a standout defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams, hails from Penn Hills High School and was a collegiate star at Pitt, both joining the likes of past homegrown Super Bowl participants like Joe Montana, Mike Ditka, Anthony “Hawk” Dorsett, Ty Law and Darrelle Revis – the latter four all hailing from Aliquippa, though Dorsett played at neighboring Hopewell High School.Alex “AJ” Johnson, a former North Braddock-Scott High School basketball prep star, who played in the 1971 Dapper Dan Roundball Classic, described Western Pa.’s penchant for developing successful gridiron stars.“The talent is there, but more importantly, there’s a unique approach among Western Pa. athletes, and it starts as early as the youth leagues—Pop Warner leagues.“There’s a real competitive spirit that propels youngsters onto a higher level,” added Johnson. “Our public school system is still solid, too—so kids aren’t necessarily forced into private schools to receive good education to learn good sports fundamentals.”Johnson recalled Donald as a tike whenever his father, Archie “Boomer” Donald, would bring his toddler son to local sports events.“I followed his career because I knew of his father. He’s had a brilliant career and has represented our city very well,” said Johnson. “We’re very proud of him.”In celebration of WPIAL success in the NFL since the days when Namath’s Tigers won the 1961 WPIAL Class A title, the New Pittsburgh Courier recognizes current players from the Greater Pittsburgh region and the WPIAL, who played on NFL rosters during the 2018 season.In addition to those players, Chicago Bears head coach, Matt Nagy, is another Pennsylvania native who enjoyed a successful season at the helm of the title-contending Bears, whose current season was abruptly cut short after the infamous “doink” field-goal miss by Cody Parkey.Nagy graduated from Manheim High School in Lancaster County.The list of players from the Pittsburgh area is as follows:•Allan Quay “AQ” Shipley (Arizona Cardinals), Moon High School•Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams), Penn Hills High School•Barry Church (Jacksonville Jaguars), Penn Hills High School•Branden Jackson, (Seattle Seahawks) – McKeesport High School•Brandon Fusco (Atlanta Falcons), Seneca Valley High School•Demetrious Cox (Carolina Panthers), Jeannette High School•Ejuan Price (Los Angeles Rams), Woodland Hills High School•James Conner (Pittsburgh Steelers), Erie McDowell High School•Jesse James (Pittsburgh Steelers), South Allegheny High School•John Wetzel (Arizona Cardinals) Brashear High School•Jordan Whitehead (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Central Valley High School•Lafayette Pitts (Jacksonville Jaguars), Woodland Hills High School•Malik Hooker (Indianapolis Colts), New Castle High School•Matt Nagy, Head coach Chicago Bears), Manheim High School•Mike Hull (Miami Dolphins), Cannon-McMillan High School•Montae Nicholson (Washington Redskins), Gateway High School•Nick Kwiatkoski (Chicago Bears), Bethel Park High School•Paul Posluszny (Jacksonville Jaguars), Hopewell High School•Quinton Jefferson (Seattle Seahawks), Woodland Hills•Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills, Central Valley High School•Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots), Woodland Hill High School•Rontez Miles (New York Jets), Woodland Hills High School•Sean Lee (Dallas Cowboys), Upper St. Clair High School•Stefen Wisniewski (Philadelphia Eagles), Central Catholic High School•Terrelle Pryor (Washington Redskins), Jeannette High School•Tommy Campbell, (CFL’s Montreal Alouettes), Aliquippa High School•Treyvon Hester (Oakland Raiders), Penn Hills High School(Stratton Nash and Barry Cox contributed to this story.) TY LAW, of Aliquippa fame, played at the University of Michigan and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He was recently selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP PHOTO)last_img read more

Photos: The Blair O’Neal Story.

first_imgAdvertisement 3buzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs48kjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev5p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w1jjWould you ever consider trying this?😱i5aCan your students do this? 🌚504h82Roller skating! h1sitiSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more2bBody tricks that only special people can do pt-1hh1nHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesbvqp1A visualization of how Karma works biafu9laPowered by Firework Blair O’Neal was born on May 14, 1981, in Macomb, Illinois United States is a professional leading golf player of the United States. She is also famous as a sports model of America.Advertisement She is best recognized as the winner of Golf Channel’s “Big Break: Dominican Republic”. She is also known as a model of various runway fashion shows.Advertisement Blair began her golf career as a beginner at San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona.Advertisement She won the “Women’s 5A Arizona State Golf Championship” at a very young age.She won “NCAA women’s long-drive champion” award twice and Golf MVP title four times.Eventually, she was selected for the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team in Valderrama, Spain.After that, she was selected for the AJGA Cannon Cup Team. Since then, she began playing several international games. Advertisementlast_img read more

Setien: This Clasico is more important for Real Madrid than Barcelona

first_img “For Madrid, this is a vital game,” he added. “It is much more important for them than for us in terms if the situation in the table. It is a key game for them, maybe not decisive, but really important. @sanantheone CET Upd. at 17:03 29/02/2020 Quique Setien knows what it takes to win at the Santiago Bernabeu. He has done it two occasions as Real Betis coach. He also drew their as boss of Las Palmas. His only defeat there came with the Canary Islanders. This will be his first visit with Barcelona.  Setién: “Es más importante para el Madrid que para nosotros” “It could be an important day for us because a win extends our advantage, although I don’t know if [five points] would be enough at this stage.” “You’re never relaxed when you go to the Bernabeu even if you’ve won their twice before, but the truth is that it would mean so much to win this Clasico, my first as a Barça coach, and to continue the excellent runs the club and I have there,” Setien said in a press conference.  Ivan San Antonio “But one thing is the excitement and reality is another thing. It can complicate things. I am a moderate, cautious person so until it happens, I will not celebrate anything or get carried away.”  IN SPORT.ES Barça go into the Clasico two points clear of Real Madrid despite being six points behind when they kicked off against Real Betis earlier in February. Given the swing in circumstances and the fact the Catalans could open up a five-point lead at the top, Setien says the pressure is on Zinedine Zidane and his players. last_img read more