Best 2020 fits for Jameis Winston, the biggest QB mystery in NFL free agency

first_imgCarolina PanthersThe Panthers look like they might be down with a healthy Cam Newton for Matt Rhule and Joe Brady after all. So this can happen only if the Panthers would trade Newton and create a clear starting vacancy. Carolina doesn’t seem locked into taking a quarterback early and Winston’s downfield passing skill set can mesh well with Brady’s scheme. The chance of Winston playing for another NFC South foe is slim, but if the Panthers quickly go from “maybe” to “out” on Newton, then Winston could make sense as a successor.Tampa Bay BuccaneersWinston’s best “landing spot” is where he already is. As much Arians doesn’t like the interceptions, he needs a big-armed aggressive passer to execute his scheme. Bridgewater or Brady would take away some of the upside in stretching the field with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and others. Those other free-agent moves could be made to bolster the D, as an improved Bucs defense can be a big factor in 2020, and they can also upgrade the running game to better support the QB.The Bucs will likely want to see what all of their options are before thinking about circling back to Winston. When the dust settles, led with Brady finding new home, there’s a chance Winston still represents Tampa’s best QB solution going forward. MORE: If Tom Brady were the Bachelor, who’s getting a rose?The Bucs have several alternatives in mind, ranging from the Saints’ Teddy Bridgewater to the Patriots’ Tom Brady. Joining them and Winston in a veteran game of musical chairs are Philip Rivers and Ryan Tannehill. There’s a chance that when the music stops, Winston may need to settle for needing to prove himself again in a backup role, like ’15 draftmate Marcus Mariota might have to.But terms of starting gigs, here’s exploring the five most logical teams that can provide Winston with a solution:MORE: Odds on where Winston will signIndianapolis ColtsThe Colts have been attached most to Rivers as a potential replacement for Jacoby Brissett. But Rivers, a fellow fearless downfield slinging quarterback, is a dozen years older than Winston. Also, Rivers was much less productive while having much of the same inefficiency in 2019. Rivers can be only a short-term answer, while Winston, with his upside, can be the long-term successor to Andrew Luck.Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni form a good offensive braintrust to get the best out of Winston by helping him curb his turnovers in a less high-risk passing game. The Colts also have ample salary-cap space and a good haul of draft picks to make much-needed improvements to the receiving corps to further boost Winston.Los Angeles ChargersRivers’ former team has intrigue as well for Winston, because it looks less likely that Brady will be headed to LA. The Chargers, like the Colts, can also see Winston as being a younger version who can be tailored to make fewer mistakes in their offense with Anthony Lynn and Shane Steichen at the helm. Between Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler and likely to be re-signed tight end Hunter Henry, the Chargers have the skill support to settle Winston.The Chargers could avoid free agency for this position and simply roll with Tyrod Taylor, most likely as a bridge for a high-drafted QB. But if they look to sign a veteran to start, with Bridgewater and Brady likely out of play for them, Winston makes a lot more sense for them than either Rivers or the play-action dependent Tannehill.Miami DolphinsWinston can’t be ruled out for a relocation within Florida. The Dolphins have Ryan Fitzpatrick, with whom Winston toggled as the Bucs’ starting QB in 2018, for one more year. The Dolphins could look at Fitzpatrick as a possible bridge for a first-rounder as well.Going the Winston direction would indicate the Dolphins believe in him as more than just a stopgap, given his age. Miami’s new offensive coordinator, Chan Gailey, has had success working with different types of quarterbacks over the years. With DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and tight end Mike Gesicki, Miami’s receiving corps already carries more upside than you think before it adds another weapon.Chicago BearsIn this scenario, the Bears, in the market for a backup quarterback, would sign Winston at that price point to both replace free agent Chase Daniel and compete with Mitchell Trubisky. Much like Tannehill replaced a shaky Mariota, Winston would have a good opportunity to displace Trubisky, but he would need to accept a lesser, short-term contract should all the other direct starting spots become filled.Based on supply and demand, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Winston perceived more in the Mariota/Case Keenum tier of free agent QBs. This would be his best shot to prove himself again and prove those perceivers wrong. Jameis Winston is only 26 and is coming off a season in which he passed for a career-high 33 TDs and 5,102 yards. But by also throwing a NFL-high 30 interceptions, he’s put his league status as a starting quarterback in doubt for 2020.His current team, the Buccaneers, haven’t been motivated to re-sign him, despite his pedigree as the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He’s likely to move on, but “the where” is the biggest mystery to be solved in an unusually loaded QB free-agent market.last_img read more

Monday November 4th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — It was a tough opening weekend for a shorthanded Mohawk high school hockey club, falling to Dubuque twice at home, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Dubuque scored five straight goals in the final seven minutes of the third period to take Saturday’s contest 7-5. The Devils then scored eight of their nine goals in the first two periods on their way to a 9-5 victory. Nick Howell led the way for the Mohawks, having five goals and two assists for the weekend. Mason City travels to face the Des Moines Capitals on Friday night before returning home to host Cedar Rapids this weekend. You can hear both of the Cedar Rapids games on KRIB at 3:30 Saturday and 11:00 AM Sunday. NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Will McElvain threw three touchdown passes, the Northern Iowa defense came up with three interceptions and the Panthers defeated Illinois State 27-10 on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup of Top 10 teams.McElvain’s 16-yard strike to Suni Lane in the final minute of the first half put the Panthers (6-3, 4-1) on top 14-7. The duo hooked up for a 27-yard score with 11 minutes to play for a 21-10 lead. Matthew Cook finished the next two drives, setup by Xavior Williams’ fumble recovery and a Christian Jegen interception, both deep in ISU territory, with field goals.McElvain was 14 of 28 for 189 yards with an interception.Illinois State (6-3, 3-2) had only 63 yards of offense in the second half, only scoring on a field goal that was set up by a fumble recovery at the Northern Iowa 30. The Redbirds finished with 210 yards. MASON CITY — Lucas Wahlin scored 4:15 into overtime to give the North Iowa Bulls a 3-2 win over Alexandria on Saturday night at the North Iowa Ice Arena. The Blizzard jumped out to a 2-0 lead but the Bulls came back with goals by Jac Triemert with 3:16 left in the opening period and Cam Fagerlee scoring his 11th goal of the season 7:44 into the second period. North Iowa is now 12-2 with an overtime loss and will host Rochester on Friday night and Willmar on Saturday evening. MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Northeast Community College in the Region XI-B title match Sunday afternoon in the NIACC gym.Northeast won 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13.Northeast, the tournament’s third seed, advances to the Division II national tournament in Charleston, W.V. Fifth-seed Kirkwood knocked off top-seed Iowa Central 3-2 in the Region XI-A title match so the Eagles now play at Metropolitan Community College (Kansas City, Mo.) in the North Central district championship on Nov. 9 with that winner qualifying for the national tournament.NIACC’s Kennedy Meister and Becca Steffen were selected to the Region XI-B all-tournament team. Northeast’s selections were Hannah Heppner, MaKayla Davidson and tournament MVP Josie Sanger.Southeastern’s Rachel Malinowski and Hawkeye Community College’s Jessica Hopkins also were selected to the all-tournament team.Meister collected 20 kills, 23 digs and four blocks in the title match. Steffen had 27 assists, 15 digs and 11 kills.NIACC finishes the season with a record of 31-10 IOWA FALLS — Both NIACC basketball teams won their games at the Dale Howard Classic at Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls over the weekend.== On the women’s side, after beating the Grand View JV Friday 97-86, NIACC beat Bryant & Stratton College of Milwaukee 87-82, as you heard on KGLO. Freshman Sierra Lynch had 26 points and 12 rebounds while sophomore Kelcie Hale scored a career-high 25 points. NIACC will return to action this weekend hosting the Konigsmark Klassic, facing 5th-ranked Illinois Central on Friday night and Marshalltown Community College on Saturday.== The NIACC men beat Hibbing Community College on Friday 118-74, led by 28 points from Wendell Matthews. The Trojans then beat Bryant & Stratton 119-88 on Saturday. The NIACC men will face Kansas City Kansas Community College on Friday night and Quakerdale Prep Academy on Saturday in the Konigsmark Klassic. FORT DODGE — At the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge on Saturday, the West Fork boys finished 9th, Newman 14th, and St. Ansgar 15th in the Class 1A team race. Madrid won the team title with 74 points. West Fork had 223, Newman had 260, St. Ansgar had 303. Josh Reiter had West Fork’s best finish, ending 21st in a time of 17:09. Newman’s best finish came from Braden Petree, who was 30th in a time of 17:32. Riley Witt of St. Ansgar finished 20th in a time of 17:15.— 2A BoysCaleb Sledd, Osage, 43rd — 17:30Joey Hovinga, Forest City, 49th — 17:36— 3A BoysJustin Wright, Clear Lake, 67th — 17:20— 1A GirlsKacie Eisentrager, West Fork, 89th — 21:57— 2A GirlsAbby Christians, GHV, 16th — 19:46Katelyn Johnston, Osage, 42nd — 20:52Talia Stangel, Osage, 84th — 21:38— 3A GirlsCharles City — 8th, 269 pointsKiki Connell, Charles City, 6th — 18:57You can find the full cross country results by clicking herecenter_img TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Lindsey Wilson College (exhibition) — pre-game 6:00, tipoff 7:00 IOWA CITY — Sophomore center Monica Czinano scored 27 points as the Iowa Hawkeye women rolled to a 98-53 win over Winona State in an exhibition game that you heard on KGLO Sunday afternoon. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.Czinano was 13 of 13 from the field and Bluder was happy with the ball movement.Mason City’s Makenzie Meyer played 28 minutes, handing out a team-high eight assists while scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds. Sister Megan Meyer played nine minutes in her first game in a Hawkeye uniform, grabbing a rebound and dishing out an assist but not scoring. Iowa opens up the season on Thursday night hosting Florida Atlantic in a game you’ll hear on KGLO starting at 6:15 with the pre-game. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harrison Butker matched a career long with a 54-yard field goal to tie the game in the fourth quarter, then drilled a 44-yarder as time expired to give the Chiefs a heart-stopping 26-23 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. The first person to greet Butker in celebration was Patrick Mahomes, who missed his second straight game with a knee injury. Matt Moore started in his place and threw for 275 yards and a score. CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa men open the regular season on Tuesday night by hosting Old Dominion. UNI coach Ben Jacobson.The teams split two games a year ago. The Panthers are looking to build momentum from a late run a year ago that took them to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament.With 10 players back from last year, including six seniors, Jacobson likes the experience on this team.Tipoff Tuesday night is scheduled for 7 o’clock at the McLeod Center.last_img read more

From heartbroken to hero, Nunez delivers in Red Sox win

first_img“So I come through with a lot of injuries this year with my knee, a lot of issues. But thank God I come through, and we’re here. I’m very excited to have the win.”– ‘It was a great job’ –After knee and ankle injuries, Nunez had his magical moment.“When you’ve got a guy like him on the bench, it’s a weapon for us. And when he’s going well, we all seem to go well,” Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi said. “It’s not easy to come off the bench and pinch-hit, especially when it’s (cold). It was a great job.”Cora appreciated how much the moment meant.“As a baseball man, that was sad to see last year. He changed the complex of the Red Sox. He carried this offense and put this team in a different dimension. And he got hurt and only one pitch in the playoffs, and then he was out of it,” Cora said.“For him to show up today and put up a big swing, that’s his first World Series swing, it’s very gratifying to see him do that.” LATEST STORIES View comments Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)A year after collapsing injured on the field to start the Major League Baseball playoffs, Boston Red Sox second baseman Eduardo Nunez went from heartbroken has-been to World series hero.The 31-year-old Dominican infielder smashed a three-run homer Tuesday over Fenway Park’s giant “Green Monster” left-field wall to secure host Boston’s 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of the 114th World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Raptors, Spurs can both claim trade victory MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It’s weird because I don’t care about being a hero. As long as we have the win, that’s all that matters,” Nunez said. “We’re here to win and lose together. Who cares who’s the hero that night? As long as we have a hero, that’s a good feeling because we have the win.”Both managers made substitutions in the seventh inning that left pinch-hitter Nunez at the plate against Dodgers reliever Alex Wood with two runners on base and two outs and Boston clinging to a 5-4 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNunez blasted the ball high to left field and into the first row of seats atop the iconic landmark.“In the beginning I thought it was going to be a single, because the ball go so high,” he said. “When I see the ball is going, I was excited, because I didn’t expect the ball going away.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As Nunez circled the bases, he looked at the cheering Red Sox supporters delirious with delight.“That was the best feeling as a player, see all the fans, they paid tickets to watch us, to play and be crazy,” Nunez said. “That’s a great feeling.”Nunez began his major league career for Boston’s arch-rival, the New York Yankees, in 2010 and also played for Minnesota and San Francisco before joining the Red Sox last year.But Nunez suffered a right knee injury in September 2017 that was later diagnosed as a severe ligament sprain. He aggravated the injury in his return later that month and when he started Boston’s playoff opener, he collapsed on the field after trying to run out a ground ball in his first time at bat. He was carried off the field and dropped from the lineup.“For sure I was disappointed in myself last year. I was getting injured in the wrong time,” Nunez said. “So my teammates lost in the first round. Was awful. So I signed back. I told Alex (Cora, the Red Sox manager), the only reason I signed back here, was I want to win rings. I never have that experience. I never have a World Series game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Police record 30% increase in robbery with gun in Berbice

first_img…outline security plans for ChristmasThe Guyana Police Force on Monday said the crime rate in Berbice has been reduced by 42 per cent. According to the GPF, serious crime has shown a decline over the past year; between January 1 and October 21, 2017, Police have recorded 236 incidents of serious crime, and for the corresponding period this year, the record shows 199 incidents. Murders for the period under review in 2017 were 24, as against 17 this year.Deputy Commander, Superintendent Wayne De HaarteWhile robbery under arms incidents wherein guns were used moved from 24 to 32, a 30 per cent increase, robberies under arms wherein instruments other that guns were used showed a steep decline, with seven recorded this year as against 27 for the corresponding period last year. Break and enter and larceny also showed a significant reduction, from 168 in 2017 to 68 in 2018. Robbery with violence, according to the GPF, also had a decline, moving from 15 to 13.These figures were release on Monday as “B” Division launched its Christmas Policing for 2018. Deputy Commander of “B” Division, Superintendent Wayne De Haarte, told reporters that the division has put in place a number of strategies to make the area safer for residents and visitors during the Christmas period.“We will be having mobile patrols by day and night in the housing and business sectors. Patrols will be deployed in all sectors: vehicular, motorcycle, bicycle, and foot patrols, in the main commercial areas,” he said.These areas include New Amsterdam, Rose Hall Town, Port Mourant, Hampshire, Rosignol, D’Edward, Corriverton and several villages along the Upper Corentyne.Divisional Commander Senior Superintendent Paul Langevine assured that the Division is well equipped with human resources.“We have enough officers,” he said.The Christmas Policing Programme in Berbice will also see mounted patrols in the backlands and roadblocks being maintained on the eastern end of the Berbice River Bridge and at Weldaad Police Station.“Ranks will be detailed to monitor the linking and shopping areas in all sectors, and we will continue our social crime prevention activities within communities,” De Haart has said.“Ranks will be deployed at markets on the following days: New Amsterdam, Mondays to Saturdays; Rose Hall Town, Mondays to Saturdays; Port Mourant, Fridays and Saturdays; Springlands, Mondays to Saturdays; and Rosignol, Mondays to Saturdays.Marine patrols will be conducted in the Berbice River (and in) Canje Creek,” the Deputy Commander has outlined.However, he noted that the Police need the support and cooperation of members of the public to ensure that the Christmas Policing Programme is a success.As such, he urges that during the Christmas period, when persons are shopping or going home from parties, they use a valid taxi service. Business persons who are transporting large sums of money are being urged to do so with effective security. De Haarte noted that any concerns persons have relative to their personal security when they are out shopping could be related to a Police officer on duty, who will be in all the major shopping areas. DeHaarte has said that from now until mid-January, there will be regular vehicular patrols throughout the day and night in all communities. The Divisional Commander expressed confidence that persons who live in Berbice or those who may wish to visit will be safe.“This programme will not achieve its success if we do not get support of the members of the public. Our plan entails a lot of stop-and-search and patrols. We cannot be here, there and everywhere; so we will depend a lot on members of the public. We don’t want citizens seeing things happening and not reporting to us.“Our intention is to get anyone who is bent on breaking the law and making citizens’ lives uncomfortable. Just like how we’re planning, the criminals are planning to take advantage with the increased commercial activity and congestion on the road; so we have to work towards ensuring that their plans are not successful,” Langevine said. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Accused bag snatcher remanded

first_imgThirty-two-year-old Kess Brown was on Wednesday brought before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of robbery with violence.The welder, who resides at Water Street, Georgetown, denied the charge which stated that on April 19, 2019, at Camp Street, Georgetown, he robbed Sabrina Dugnauth of a handbag containing her driver’s license and cash – a total value of $9000.The prosecution is contending that on April 19, the defendant, while being in the company of another, robbed the Virtual Complainant while she was walking along Camp Street. The court heard that the VC put up a fight but the defendant was very aggressive and hit her.The VC raised an alarm but the man escaped. He was later apprehended by police ranks and the items were recovered.Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant is a flight risk. She also stated the serious nature of the offence where personal violence was used.The defendant in a bail application told the court that he is innocent and was trying to assist the VC after witnessing her being robbed. He claimed that the police case is false since no item was found on him. He urged the police to review security cameras in the area. Magistrate McGusty remanded him to prison. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.last_img read more

Pebbles, canine face of food recall, dies

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Pebbles, a doe-eyed Yorkshire terrier that became a symbol of the national pet food scare, has died while being treated for kidney failure that developed after she ate some of the suspect food. The 7-year-old pooch died early Thursday, her owner Jeff Kerner said Friday. The dog had been treated with intravenous fluids at Sylmar’s Collett Veterinary Clinic for a week. “Although my family loves me, no one ever loved me like that dog,” Kerner, 48, said tearfully over the phone. “Every Web site I go to I see my dog. She was so cute.” Officials said Friday that the toxin aminopterin – used to kill rats in some countries – was found in the food. Pebbles became ill with kidney failure after being fed Nutro foil pouches – a product that was subsequently recalled, Kerner said. The dog’s appetite returned a bit by Wednesday, but her kidney levels were far from normal. A qualified clinic staffer took Pebbles home with her that night and the dog died in bed there, Kerner said. “She could barely stand up when I saw her. She just wanted to lay on me,” he said. “I wish I could have taken her home. … But I’m glad she didn’t die in a cage in the vet center.” Los Angeles County officials have confirmed at least 16 cases of kidney failure in dogs and cats exposed to the recalled food, and at least five of those have died, said Jonathan Fielding, county director of public health. Seventy-five more cases are being investigated, he said. 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

Three things we learned from Spurs 2 Barca 4

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho put the visitors ahead inside two minutes before Ivan Rakitic’s spectacular volley doubled Barca’s lead before half-time.Harry Kane and Erik Lamela twice reduced Spurs’ deficit, but Messi made the difference by scoring a double as the La Liga champions withstood a rousing finale from the hosts.Messi means Champions League businessThe Catalans’ domination of domestic matters in La Liga in recent years has been overshadowed by eternal rivals Real Madrid’s romp to three consecutive Champions League titles.Barca set their stall out to end Real’s European reign before a ball was even kicked this season with Messi in his first statement as new club captain after the exit of Andres Iniesta promising to “bring this beautiful cup back home to the Camp Nou”.On the site of two of Barca’s greatest ever triumphs where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, Ernesto Valverde’s men dispelled any doubts caused by a three-game winless run in La Liga.Draws with Girona and Athletic Bilbao either side of a shock defeat by Leganes were partly caused by Valverde prioritising the Champions League with Messi left on the bench at the weekend.Back in the side, the five-time World Player of the Year ran the show, also hit the post twice as his two goals and brilliant first-half finishes by Coutinho and Rakitic earned all three points for the visitors.Messi now has five goals in just two Champions League games this season.Spurs squad exposedTottenham are already paying for the club’s failure to add a single player in the transfer market to a squad burned out by World Cup commitments.From the side that famously beat Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley just under a year ago; Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli were all absent through injury.Beating Barca at full-strength is hard enough, but Spurs simply don’t have the squad depth to compete with the best when so many of their key men are missing.That lack of investment threatens to stall Spurs’ progress under Mauricio Pochettino as having reached the last 16 last season, an early Champions League beckons unless there is a big turnaround after starting with two defeats.Oh no HugoTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a huge error to help Barcelona go in front at Wembley© AFP Adrian DENNISThe one injury boost for Spurs appeared to be the return of captain Hugo Lloris in goal for the first time in five weeks.Lloris has endured a troubled time after admitting to drink driving during his absence with a thigh injury.Another poor decision from the French World Cup winner gave his side a mountain to climb as he raced from his goal and got caught in no man’s land when Jordi Alba teed up Coutinho for the opener.Messi could have profited from another erratic Lloris moment, as the goalkeeper ran outside his box just as Spurs got back into the game at 3-2, before the Argentine’s second goal settled matters late on.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi was inspirational as Barcelona won a thrilling Champions League clash 3-2 over Tottenham Hotspur© AFP Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 4 – Lionel Messi inspired a return to form for Barcelona in a thrilling 4-2 win at Tottenham that leaves the English side with a mountain to climb to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.Spurs have now lost their opening two games in Group B to fall six points behind Barca and Inter Milan and were left to rue a slow start.last_img read more

LAUSD announces anti-dropout campaign

first_imgTwo people who returned to school after dropping out were featured speakers during today’s launch of LAUSD’s “My Future, My Decision” program, which targets the district’s high dropout rate. Appearing with Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Monica Garcia and Superintendent David L. Brewer III, Jordan High School students Miguel Garcia and Araceli Vasquez urged their classmates to stay in school. “The reason I kept going is I wanted to go to college and be a medical assistant,” said Vasquez, who told her story to reporters in English and Spanish. Now in her fifth year at Jordan High, Vasquez drew a cheer when she answered Monica Garcia’s question about her anticipated graduation date. “In February,” the beaming Vasquez said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe soft-spoken Miguel Garcia told the gathering he also is in his fifth year at the school. He said that this time, he won’t stop step off campus for good without having that piece of paper in hand. “I always knew that having a diploma is important,” he said. “I don’t want to have a bad job and be stuck in the streets all my life.” Miguel Garcia and Vasquez wore T-shirts touting the “My Future, My Decision” program, the details of which are available at Monica Garcia said the LAUSD’s goal is to have every student who comes through the classroom doors as a ninth grader reach their senior year and get a diploma. She said that with “My Future, My Decision,” the district is reaching out to its students in danger of dropping out, or who have already quit school. “You are not alone,” she said. “We know you can succeed when we connect you to our services.” Brewer echoed Monica Garcia’s plea to those students who gave up on getting a diploma. “Come back, come back to school, we have resources for you,” Brewer said. “Do not stay out there and become a statistic in our society.” Those who finish high school on average make $300,000 over the course of their careers than those who do not, Brewer said. Board member Richard Vladovic said the LAUSD is no place for losers. “A winner gets off the ground and overcomes those obstacles,” Vladovic said. “It’s a new day, we’re going to help you be successful.” Marshall E. Drummond, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor, said his schools are the key to achieving more dreams for those who drop back in and want additional further success. He said money is not an obstacle to college. “We have more financial aid than we can give away,” Drummond said. Debra Duardo, director of the LAUSD’s Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program, said she left school in the ninth grade and had a baby at age 16. But she said she persevered, obtained her first degree from the LACCD and later bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA. “We understand things happen in life,” Duardo said while urging students to not let those setbacks be permanent roadblocks to getting finishing school. 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


first_imgMORE than two hundred runners turned out tonight to help raise money for Donegal race walker Brendan Boyce’s Olympic journey.Hundreds of people lined the streets around Milford for the 5k walk/run to help the local hero ahead of this summer’s Games.The runners results are below: Milford /Boyce olympic fundPlace  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club1 649             15.48           Michael           Black                   SM            Letterkenny A C2 619             16.13           Kieran             Mc Bride              JM            Letterkenny A C 3 681             16.17           Gary               Crossan               SM            Letterkenny A C4 675             16.59           Gerard            Mc Granaghan      SM            Letterkenny A C5 618             17.04           Declan            Doherty               SM            Individual6 704             17.06           Noel               Diver                   SM            Rosses A.C.7 713             17.11           Ciaran             Crawford              SM            Letterkenny A C 8 715             17.12           Humphry          Murphy                M50           Letterkenny A C9 691             17.13           Brian               Ferry                   SM            Individual10 662             17.19           Pat                 Hegarty                M50           Finn Valley A C11 617             17.39           Hugh              Duffy                   SM            Individual 12 514             17.46           Michael           Duffy                   SM            Cranford A C13 620             17.53           Shaun             Friel                    SW           Individual14 672             17.54           Padraig           Friel                    SM            Letterkenny A C15 673             18.02           Glen               Duncan                SM            Letterkenny A C16 613             18.09           Jason             King                    M40           Letterkenny A C17 684             18.18           Annraoi           Cheevers             SM            Letterkenny A C18 516             18.24           Gareth             Kerrigan               SM            Individual19 669             18.28           Gareth             Mc Laughlin          SM            Inishowen A C20 686             18.30           Joe                 Gallagher             SM            Individual21 665             18.35           Lee                 Gildea                 SM            Letterkenny A C22 725             18.40           Raymond         Birth                    SM            Individual23 658             18.52           Christopher      Murray                 SM            Cranford A C24 651             18.53           Paul                O’ Gara                SM            Individual25 735             18.56           Barry               Coyle                  SM            Individual26 531             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Individual36 724             19.34           Hugh              Ferry                   SM            Individual37 716             19.35           Liam               Marley                 SM            Cranford A C38 644             19.37           Seamus           Morrisan              M40           Letterkenny A C39 688             19.41           Brian               Doherty               SM            Individual40 539             19.44           Michael           O’ Hara                SM            Individual41 732             19.46           Irene               Mc Fadden           SW           Letterkenny A C42 572             19.47           Michael           Gallagher             Walker       Individual43 666             19.48           Paul                Mc Monagle          SM            Individual44 585             19.49           Brendan          Boyce                  Walker       Letterkenny A C45 709             19.50           Boyd               Robbinson           SM            Individual46 616             19.51           Paul                Cosgrove             M45           Letterkenny A C47 602             19.54           Patrick             Carr                    SM            Individual48 694             19.55           Mary Curley      Coyle                  SM            Individual49 655             19.57           John               O’ Doherty            SM            Individual50 652             19.58           Mark               Mc Paul                SM            Individual51 703             19.59           Lucy               Backes                SW           Cranford A C52 664             20.01           Richard           Raymond             M50           Letterkenny A C53 693             20.02           Gualter            Graca                  SM            24/7 Triathlon54 606             20.06           Kevin              Loughrey             SM            Individual55 657             20.14           Dale                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21.10           Hugh              O’ Donnell            SM            Individual66 576             21.15           Mathew            Johnston             Walker       Individual67 640             21.23           Liam               Kelly                   SW           Individual68 603             21.24           Terry               Mc Fadden           SM            Individual69 586             21.25           Evan               Hewitt                  Walker       Individual70 727             21.26           John               Scanlan               SM            Individual71 728             21.34           Damien            Daly                    SM            Individual72 501             21.35           Tara                Friel                    W40          Individual73 739             21.39           Johnny           O Hare                 SM            Individual74 680             21.40           Kenny             Graham               SM            Individual75 638             21.41           Declan            Mc Elwaine           SM            Individual76 690             22.03           Margaret          Shiels                  SW           Letterkenny A C77 706             22.15           James             Doherty               SM            Individual78 678             22.28           Danny             Gallagher             SM            Individual79 527             22.28           Aidan              Cannon               SM            Individual80 689             22.39           Joe                 Boyce                  SM            Individual81 550             22.41           Brendan          Mc Elhinney          SM            Individual82 549             22.42           Manus             Boyce                  SM            Individual83 635             22.44           Fin                 Begley                 SW           Individual84 631             22.45           Danny             Mc Daid               M60           Letterkenny A 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25.40           Lynette            Morgan                SW           Individual135 736             25.46           Laura              Peoples               SW           Milford A C136 737             25.47           Ailish              Mc Clay               SW           Milford A C137 656             25.55           Shauna            Walsh                 SW           Individual138 903             25.57           Gavin              Mc Fadden           Walker       Individual139 668             25.58           Clodagh          Mc Gee                SW           Individual140 523             25.59           Paula              Hegarty                SW           Cranford A C141 729             26.30           Caroline          Mc Ateer               SW           Individual142 577             26.31           Ciaran             Sweeney              Walker       Individual143 503             26.32           Agnes             Ryan                   SW           Individual144 502             26.33           Paul                Ryan                   SM            Individual145 609             26.34           Peter               Mc Laughlin          SM            Individual146 667             26.35           Rosemary        Mc Gee                SW           Individual147 519             26.38           Tanya             Hardiman             SW           Individual148 528             26.47           Jennifer           Gardiner              SW           Individual149 530             26.54           Niall                Doran                  SM            Individual150 676             27.01           Laurna             Mc Gettigan          SW           Letterkenny A C151 624             27.06           Declan            Friel                    SM            Individual152 509             27.08           Helen              Mc Bride              SW           Individual153 529             27.10           Andrea            Curran                 SW           IndividualPlace  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Lucinda           Nash                   SW           Individual174 544             29.01           Darina             Ferry                   SW           Individual175 633             29.08           Aisling            Crawford              SW           Individual176 515             29.21           Fiona              Gormley               SW           Individual177 705             29.21           Ann                Doherty               SW           Individual178 542             29.31           Bridget            Friel                    SW           Individual179 645             29.43           Marjorie           Morrisan              SW           Letterkenny A C180 722             29.43           Noelle             Mallahan              SW           Individual181 721             29.59           Catherine         Mc Fadden           SW           Individual182 534             30.49           Annie              Sheridan              SW           Individual183 710             30.50           Marrian            Mc Laughlin          SW           Individual184 661             30.54           Catherine         Grier                   SW           Individual185 660             30.55           Monica            Grier                   SW           Individual186 702             31.02           Gerry              Gallagher             SM            Cranford A C187 702             31.02           Gerri               Gallagher             Walker       Individual188 522             31.22           Eilish              Reilly                  SW           Cranford A C189 627             31.23           Karen              Mc Ginley             SW           Individual190 537             31.23           Hugh              Hunter                 SM            Individual191 521             31.28           Sarah              Doherty               SW           Cranford A C192 742             31.42           Nigel               Buchannan           Walker       Individual193 906             31.55           Pete                Davis                  Walker       Individual194 575             31.56           Aoife               Donnelly              Walker       Individual195 612             31.56           Shirley            Boyle                  SW           Individual196 663             32.29           Aisling            Mc Devitt              SW           Individual197 505             32.29           Patricia            Orsa                   SW           Individual198 623             32.41           Siobhan           Kelly                   SW           Individual199 671             32.48           Loraine            Coyle                  SW           Inishowen A C200 548             33.08           Mary               O’ Donnell            SW           Individual201 670             33.19           Laurna             Fox                     SW           Inishowen A C202 674             33.20           Maureen          Gallagher             SW           Individual203 605             34.24           Ann Louise       Scott                   SW           Individual204 734             34.37           Margarrita        Moran                 SW           Individual205 741             34.37           Marrian            Mc Cormick          Walker       Individual206 744             34.52           Annette            Mc Carron            Walker       Individual207 707             36.10           Catriona          Costello               SW           Individual208 708             37.18           Doleras           Mc Daid               SW           Individual209 557             37.28           Rose               Crossan               Walker       Individual210 580             37.28           Johnny           Mc Callum            Walker       Individual211 584             37.28           Saoirse            Kelly                   Walker       Individual212 581             37.28           James             Mc Callum            Walker       Individual213 570             38.01           Etha                Robbinson           Walker       Individual214 907             38.01           Susan             Boyce                  Walker       Individual215 908             38.02           Rose               O’ Reilly               Walker       Individual216 551             38.05           Jean               Carney                Walker       Individual217 745             38.06           Doleras           Mc Carron            Walker       Individual218 589             38.07           Marie              Sweeney              Walker       Individual219 588             38.08           John               Erwin                  Walker       Individual220 564             38.09           Sandra            Cullen                 Walker       Individual221 567             38.10           Marie              Duggan               Walker       Individual222 902             38.11           Nancy             Gallagher             Walker       Individual223 566             38.12           Joanne            Duggan               Walker       Individual224 574             38.13           Brian               Johnston             Walker       Individual225 573             38.14           Mary               Johnston             Walker       Individual226 928             38.15           Scatta              Farren                 Walker       Individual227 594             38.16           Claire              Sweeney              Walker       Individual228 595             38.17           Ann Marie        Doherty               Walker       Individual229 927             38.18           Paddy             Mc Cafferty           Walker       Individual230 555             38.21           Lis                  Simms                 Walker       Individual231 597             38.22           Kathleen          Mc Daid               Walker       Individual232 598             38.23           Niamh             Mc Daid               Walker       Individual233 599             38.24           Lisa                Mc Laughlin          Walker       Individual234 916             38.25           Marie              Mc Fadden           Walker       Individual235 917             38.26           Bridie              Mc Hugh              Walker       Individual236 915             38.27           Peggy             Gallagher             Walker       Individual237 717             38.28           CiaRA             o ‘ Donnell            SW           Milford A C238 911             38.29           Rose               Gavagan              Walker       Cranford A C239 912             38.30           Gerardline        Boyce                  Walker       Cranford A C240 569             38.31           Aisling            Dorrian                Walker       Individual241 592             38.32           Damien            Mc Cann              Walker       Individual242 593             38.33           Seam T            Friel                    Walker       Individual243 558             38.34           Josephine        Burke                  Walker       Individual244 909             38.35           Naomi             Garary                 Walker       Individual245 910             38.36           Debbie             Mc Veigh              Walker       Individual246 587             39.19           Kathlyn            Peoples               Walker       Individual247 556             39.20           Beertha            Buchannan           Walker       IndividualTotal Runners:  247MILFORD 5K RESULTS: HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR BRENDAN BOYCE was last modified: April 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 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first_imgDDTV:  A snapshot of the storm in Donegal Town.Footage from Donegal Daily reader Gerry McCaffrey.The lights are looking good!Play to watch  DDTV: FOOTAGE OF WHEN STORM LASHED DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DDTV: FOOTAGE OF WHEN STORM LASHED DONEGAL TOWNlast_img