1 Jan
2021

BROC Launches Website

first_imgBROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is very excited to announcethe recent launching of its website www.broc.org(link is external). When you visit www.broc.org(link is external) you can learn about our many programs and services for individuals and families with low-income, donation and volunteer opportunities, and much more.Visit us on the web. You may discover something you didn’t know BROC does! For general information or to request a presentation about BROC, please contact Pamela A. Shambo at (802) 775-0878 or 1-800-717-2762.last_img

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23 Sep
2020

Winter Heat Challenge this weekend at Perris

first_imgPERRIS, Calif. – Perris Auto Speedway will put a wrap on the Winter Heat Challenge Series this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12.Both shows will feature IMCA Modifieds running for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Western Region, Allstar Performance State and track points.Spectator gates open at 2 p.m. each day with racing at 3 p.m.Adult tickets are $15 each day.  Active military with proper ID, students ages 13-18 with their school ID and kids ages 6-12 get in for $5. Children five and under will be admitted free. Through the generosity of the fairgrounds, parking will be free both days.Race teams competing in both shows this weekend will be allowed to camp in the infield overnight on Saturday.The big winner through the first three rounds of the series has been Mother Nature. Most recently, Jan. 7 and 21 events were knocked out by heavy rains.With the possibility of weather moving in this week, fans can keep up to date on the status of weekend’s races on the Perris Auto Speedway Facebook page, the track website (www.perrisautospeedway.com) or by calling the track office at: 951 940-0134.last_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Roberto Martinez to talk to Gerard Deulofeu after Arsenal incident

first_img Martinez admits it is a “difficult” situation, but one he will look to address. “Gerard is a young man who has come into a very different game and he needs to understand the culture of the British game, but I love to see players who care and want to make things happen. He is an emotional player and I don’t think he was disrespectful in any way,” said Martinez. “Sometimes as a player when they keep hitting you with every chance they get, sometimes you are going to feel the challenge comes your way and maybe you are going to go to ground that little bit easier. “Maybe he has to learn that, but it is difficult as a striker or an attacking player to cope with the amount of bad treatment you get from defenders.” Deulofeu, though, almost had the last laugh when given a late sight of goal, but his snapshot was beaten away by Petr Cech as the Gunners held out for victory. Martinez said: “Gerard has incredible talent, he worries defenders and you could see at the end they had three players around him. He carries that threat. “He is a young player and he has a lot to learn but he has the desire and that winning mentality and it’s only a matter of time before he puts that talent together.” Everton will asses the knee injury suffered by captain Phil Jagielka in a challenge with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which could see the England defender set for an extended spell on the sidelines. “Phil is a fit man and maybe that action in another player would have hurt him more,” said Martinez. “It is his right knee, his toe gets twisted and that can affect the structure underneath and it could be a nasty one.” Deulofeu, the Barcelona graduate signed in June 2014 following a loan spell at Goodison Park, was guilty of going to ground theatrically when challenged by Nacho Monreal at the end of the first half during the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday. While referee Lee Mason took no action, the Everton forward was roundly booed for the rest of the match by the home fans. Everton manager Roberto Martinez will speak to Gerard Deulofeu about diving, but is in no doubt the 21-year-old Spaniard has a bright future. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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8 Sep
2020

U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Falconets in Decisive Clash with China for…

first_imgTODAY(12:30)Japan v ParaguaySpain v USA(3:30)Germany v HaitiChina PR v China “We have no illusions. The Chinese squad is a very ambitious one too, and we have to be at our best to overcome them. We will go out there and give our very best,” Coach Danjuma sounded out this warning to his players ahead of this ultimate Group D clash. Nigeria will reach the competition’s knockout stages for the seventh time in nine editions if they avoid defeat against the Chinese at the Stade de Clos Gastel in Dinan/Lehon.A solitary strike from the penalty spot, by stand-in skipper Rasheedat Ajibade, earned the maximum points against Haiti on Thursday and took the Falconets to second spot in Group D, on goals balance from the Far East Asians, whose 2-1 defeat of Haiti and 0-2 loss to the Germans meant they have a deficit going into today’s decider in Brittany.“It is going to be a very busy encounter from the first blast of the whistle. We are not expecting an easy match. I said from the beginning that if we must reach the Final, we have to play and overcome very tough teams,” Coach Danjuma restated. Certainly, the bigger pressure is on the Chinese, who have to win to secure a place in the last eight.  Right-wing optimists still expect goals-girl Rasheedat Ajibade to dazzle at this championship despite a slow start to the campaign, but many are those who have become impatient wondering when the FC Robo Queens ace forward will deliver on her awesome talent and promise at the World Cup finals.She merely opened a window on her ability at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Costa Rica in 2014 (where Nigeria fell at the quarter final hurdle) and could not make the difference when the Falconets were bumped at the group phase during the last World Cup finals in Papua New Guinea two years ago.Highly rated at home and a firebrand finisher in African qualifying matches, Ajibade has yet to convince at the World Cup.However, today is another day and a spot in the quarter finals could just fire her and the likes of Anam Imo, Chidinma Okeke and Peace Efih to sublime performance in France.World Cup runners-up in 2010 and 2014, semi finalists once and quarter finalists on three occasions, only twice before have the Falconets failed to advance beyond the group phase at this championship.That was at the first edition in Canada in 2002, when a hurriedly assembled squad struggled, and two years ago, when the Nigerian girls were on the plane back home before the quarter finals despite winning two of three matches and finishing with six points.China’s fast-paced game could prove a handful for Nigeria, and the efficiency of long-limbed Chiamaka Nnadozie in goal and the stout defending of Sunday Opeyemi, Mary Ologbosere, Glory Ogbonna and Oluwakemi Famuditi would be required to keep the Asians at bay.Nnadozie has been Nigeria’s revelation of this tournament so far, pulling off a number of magnificent saves against 2010 and 2014 champions Germany and against the Haitians.She was rewarded with the ‘Dare To Dream’ Player of the Match gong against the Haitians. This was a player who was down the pecking order during the African qualifying series, when Onyinyechukwu Okeke held sway in goal.To qualify for the finals, the Nigerian girls pumped nine goals past their Tanzanian counterparts without conceding any, and then secured a 6-2 aggregate win over Morocco.In the final qualifying fixture, they blew South Africa apart 8-0 on aggregate, making for a total of 23 goals for and only two against. RESULTSNetherlands 0-4 FranceGhana 1-0  New ZealandBrazil 1-2 KoreaEngland 6-1 MexicoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Falconets need just a draw against China this afternoon to progress to the quarter-final stage of the on-going 9th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France.The match is not going to be an easy one for the Christopher Danjuma wards who are as ambitious as the class of  2010 and 2014 who played in the finals of those two editions. GROUP D                      P     W    D    L    GF  GA  -/+    PGermany       2       2     0     0     3     0      +3    6Nigeria          2       1     0     1      1     1       0    3China            2       1     0     1      2     3       -1   3Haiti              2       0     0     2      1    3        -2    0last_img read more

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